For the sixth time in seven races, defending world champion Jim Halsey qualified No. 1 in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous after recording a 3.64-second, 207.02 mph pass to conclude Friday qualifying at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Proline Racing DragWars presented by Modern Racing at GALOT Motorsports Park. 
Johnny Camp (Penske/PRS Pro Boost presented by WS Construction), JR Carr (Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock presented by AED Competition), Chris Holdorf ($hameless Racing Pro Outlaw 632) and Travis Davis (Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1. 
The PDRA’s sportsman classes completed two qualifying sessions, with a final third qualifying session set for Saturday morning. The provisional low qualifiers are John Benoit (MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by Tejas Borja), Peter Maduri (Lucas Oil Elite Top Dragster), Barry Daniluk (MagnaFuel Top Sportsman), and Blake Denton (Lucas Oil Top Dragster). 
The provisional low qualifiers in the Jr. Dragster classes are Carson Hoyle in Coolshirt Systems Pro Jr. Dragster and Rowan “the Robot” Parlett in Classic Graphix Top Jr. Dragster. Hoyle ran a 7.901 in his Hickory, North Carolina-based ’21 Mike Bos dragster, while Parlett used a .006 reaction time in his Mechanicsville, Maryland-based Computech ’15 Halfscale dragster to take the top spot.