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BRITTANY FORCE SNARES PROVISIONAL NO. 1 TF SPOT AT BRISTOL

Brittany Force’s dominance in Top Fuel qualifying kept going full speed ahead at the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway Friday.

Force clocked a track record 3.682-second pass at 328.94 mph to claim the provisional top spot in NHRA’s Camping World Series event.

STEVE TORRENCE TAKES NO. 1 TOP FUEL QUALIFYING SPOT AT THUNDER VALLEY NATS

Steve Torrence is used to being the class of the NHRA Camping World Series Top Fuel class.

He’s the reigning three-time world champion and now he’s the No. 1 qualifier at the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway.

TIM WILKERSON TOPS FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING FRIDAY AT THUNDER VALLEY

Veteran nitro Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson has been on a solid run the last couple of months, highlighted by his win at the U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend at Indianapolis.

Wilkerson is still going strong as evidenced by his grabbing the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot at the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series 20th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday evening.

ALEXIS DEJORIA TOP FUNNY CAR QUALIFIER AT BRISTOL

For the first time since 2016, nitro Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will be starting an NHRA national event from the No. 1 qualifying position.

That became a reality when she clocked a 3.907-second elapsed time at 326.79 mph in the final qualifying session Saturday.

B. FORCE, WILKERSON, M. SMITH GRAB PROVISIONAL NO. 1 SPOTS AT BRISTOL

SCOTTY POLLACHECK LEADS PSM FIELD INTO ELIMINATIONS AT THUNDER VALLEY

For the third time in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season, Pro Stock Motorcycle pilot Scotty Pollacheck will start from the No. 1 qualifying spot.

Pollacheck, who clocked a 6.859-second ET at 197.80 mph, snared the No. 1 qualifying position at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., Saturday aboard his EBR entry.

S. TORRENCE, DEJORIA, POLLACHECK EARN NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

Top Fuel points leader and three-time defending world champ Steve Torrence powered to the track record on Saturday at Bristol Dragway, making the quickest run in Bristol history to qualify No. 1 at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1 at the 18th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the fifth race in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. In all, five of the six possible track records were broken during qualifying on Saturday at Bristol, which is hosting its first NHRA playoff races in track history.

FRANKLIN, CAMP, DEFLORIAN HEADLINE PDRA WORLD FINALS PROVISIONAL QUALIFIERS

 
Virginia’s own Tommy Franklin threw down a 3.638-second pass to grab the provisional No. 1 spot in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous on Friday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by ProCharger. Two Saturday qualifying sessions remain to set the fields for Sunday eliminations at Virginia Motorsports Park. 

BARNETT'S NHRA PRO MOD WIN JUST ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT IN HIS UPWARD TRAJECTORY

 

Lyle Barnett had a passenger in his car on the ride home from Dallas, Texas. His co-pilot was silent; didn't speak an audible word the entire trip yet spoke volumes about the driver.

Barnett's co-pilot was not a human, or animal, or a living thing for that matter.

Sharing the ride home, buckled into the passenger seat, was Barnett's first career NHRA Wally. Barnett nearly died as the result of a fire while drag radial racing on September 15, 2015.

PAUL LEE DEBUTS NEW SILVER SPORT TRANSMISSIONS WRAP FOR THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

Paul Lee will showcase his newest acquisition, Silver Sport Transmissions, with a brand-new scheme for his nitro funny car this weekend at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN. 

Silver Sport Transmissions (SST), a Rockford, TN based company, is a TREMEC Elite Distributor and leads the industry in TREMEC 5 and 6-Speed kits. The Jim Oberhofer-led team looks to continue their tenacious effort in the ultra-competitive Funny Car class.

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