HALSEY, HARRIS, GILLIG SET THE PACE AT NORWALK PDRA
Four-time and reigning Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous world champion Jim Halsey closed out Friday qualifying at the DeCerbo Construction PDRA American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies with a weekend-best pass to qualify No. 1 going into Saturday eliminations. Halsey’s 3.639-second pass at 207.66 MPH gave the points leader his second consecutive low qualifier award at the PDRA’s third race of the season.
Halsey’s fellow low qualifiers in the pro classes are Jason Harris in WS Construction Pro Boost presented by P2 Contracting and Ty-Drive, Tony Gillig in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock presented by AED Competition, Doug Nicholl in M&M Transmission Pro 632, Bill Riddle in Menscer Motorsports Pro Street presented by Afco, and Blake Denton in Afco Super Street presented by Menscer Motorsports.
The sportsman classes also completed three Friday qualifying sessions, with No. 1 spots going to Buddy Perkinson in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by PAR Racing Engines, Craig Addis in Laris Motorsports Insurance Elite Top Dragster, Vonnie Mills in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman presented by Corbin’s RV, and Steve Furr in Laris Motorsports Insurance Top Dragster.
In the Jr. Dragster classes, which will race using a 32-car field for the first time, Chase Gilbert and Victoria Beaner are the provisional low qualifiers after two of three qualifying sessions. Gilbert used a 7.901 in his Warrenton, Virginia-based ’15 Halfscale dragster to lead 43 cars in Coolshirt Systems Pro Jr. Dragster presented by PRP. Beaner cut a .001 reaction time to take the provisional No. 1 spot in her Florida-based ’20 Mike Bos dragster in Classic Graphix Top Jr. Dragster presented by PRP.