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02 Ron Capps 94
03 Del Worsham 74
04 Robert Hight 73
05 Courtney Force 61
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07 John Hale 51
08 Bob Bode Jr 46
09 John Force 40
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02 Drew Skillman 97
03 Erica Enders-Stevens 81
04 Rodger Brogdon 80
05 Chris McGaha 55
06 Larry Morgan 54
07 Shane Gray 52
07 Allen Johnson 52
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Kalitta, Force, Johnson, Ray On Pole at Norwalk

by Pete McCole
Saturday, July 06, 2013


Doug Kalitta
Rhonda McCole
Doug Kalitta, John Force, Allen Johnson and Michael Ray held on to secure no. 1 qualifiers in their respective divisions in Saturday’s final qualifying sessions for Sunday’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH.

Most of the top five in all four divisions remained unchanged as none of the top qualifiers were able to improve on their times set in Friday’s second session, leading to record-breaking passes in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock.

Kalitta earned his fifth top qualifier of the season and 36th of his career – moving him to fifth all-time in Top Fuel history – with a record-breaking run of 3.767 seconds at 327.74 mph, topping the previous track ET and speed records of 3.780 and 322.73 set by Larry Dixon and Spencer Massey, respectively.

“We’re real happy to be that No. 1 qualifier and be in this position,” said Kalitta, who will face Troy Buff in Sunday’s opening round. “Hopefully we can turn it into a win. We just have to take it round-by-round and see if we can keep it going.”

Top Fuel points leader Tony Schumacher was second with a 3.778 at 320.74 mph. Last week’s runner-up Clay Millican was the only driver in the top five to improve his time on Saturday, but still remained in third after going 3.789 at 327.27 mph. Bob Vandergriff was fourth at 3.801, 321.04 followed by Shawn Langdon at 3.802, 322.88.

Among those who failed to qualify was Brittany Force, who posted her second DNQ of the season after failing to make a full speed run in any of the four qualifying sessions. Leah Pruett, Scott Palmer and Pat Dakin also failed to make the field. 

John Force
Rhonda McCole
John Force’s resurging run continued on Saturday as he topped the show for his third pole of the season and 143rd of his career -  besting the track ET record in the process – going 4.021 at  317.72 mph, eclipsing the previous best of 4.032 set by his daughter Ashley Force-Hood in June of 2010.

In the past three events, Force has one no.1 qualifier, one win the three straight final-round appearances and hopes to keep up the momentum.

“We proved we could run well, but (Sunday) is going to be anybody’s race,” Force said. “The track was good, but we fought the elements of the heat. We wanted to see how far we could push it (Saturday), but we’ve got a race here to win and that’s what it’s all about.”

Teammate Robert Hight will start second, turning in a run of 4.030 seconds at 318.77 mph, breaking the track speed record of 313.15 mph set in June 2010 by Del Worsham. Ron Capps (4.040, 316.82), Johnny Gray (4.061, 312.64) and Chad Head (4.065, 307.72) rounded out the top five.

Blake Alexander took the bump spot and will face Force in the opening round of eliminations.

Allen Johnson
Rhonda McCole
In Pro Stock, defending series champion Allen Johnson scored his 29th-career no. 1 qualifier and first of the 2013 season, posting a quick pass of 6.592 seconds at 209.75 mph in Friday’s second session to knock points leader Mike Edwards of the of the top spot.

Johnson’s top qualifying effort was his second-straight at Norwalk, where he has one runner-up finish in 2010.

“I think we’ve closed the gap performance-wise on (points leader Mike Edwards),” said Johnson “This is what I call ‘getting after it time.’ Hopefully we can do well (Sunday) and keep pushing to try and secure that No. 1 (points) position.”

The Pro Stock field had only 15 entries with Erica Ender-Stevens sitting out the event.

Michael Ray tallied his second no.1 qualifier of the season and his second in the last three events, running a 6.912 at 194.77 mph on Saturday to slightly improve his time from Friday’s sessions and breaking the track speed record of 194.49 mph.

“The tune-up was just flawless and (crew chief and team owner) George (Bryce) said I good job riding on that pass,” Ray said. “We’re just really, really clicking right now and when you keep seeing the momentum moving forward, it’s an awesome thing.”

Points leader Hector Arana, Jr. improved his position on Saturday with a pass of 6.939 at 193.99 mph to jump from fourth to second, whole Steve Johnson stood pat at 6.941, 193.16 to drop to third. John Hall also ran faster on Saturday but still slid one spot to fourth with a 6.942, 193.07. Adam Arana was the biggest mover of the day, going from 16th to fifth after running 6.942, 193.07 in the final session.

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