STANTON, FRANKLIN AND MOYER LEADER FIRST DAY PDRA QUALIFYING
Past Pro Extreme world champion Bubba Stanton leads the field at the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Mid-America Indy Showdown. Over 270 cars went down the Lucas Oil Raceway eighth mile, a season-high car count for the all-eighth-mile series.
Also leading in the other professional categories at the PDRA’s fifth of eight events are Tommy Franklin in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC, Todd Moyer in Andy McCoy Race Cars Pro Boost, Cary Goforth in Extreme Pro Stock and Chris Garner-Jones in Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle.
The provisional low qualifiers in the PDRA’s sportsman classes are Dan Ferguson in Magnafuel Top Sportsman and Bryan Keller in Lucas Oil Top Dragster. Maryland’s Cameron Gibson tops the Campers Inn RV Pro Junior Dragster field with a 7.903-second elapsed time, while Alex Kish used a .001-second reaction time to earn the top spot in MegaCorp Top Junior Dragster.
The PDRA Mid-America Indy Showdown at Lucas Oil Raceway will continue Saturday with final qualifying at 11 a.m. Sportsman eliminations are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., followed by pro eliminations at 6 p.m.