Veteran sets new track record in the process.
Defending Pro Stock title winner Allen Johnson earns provisional pole position.
Schumacher, Johnson and Arana Jr. lead the other Pro categories.
Doug Kalitta drove his Mac Tools dragster to a leading performance of 3.771 seconds at 326.16 mph in the Top Fuel class.
Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's final eliminations.
Antron Brown, Shane Gray and Hector Arana Jr. also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Qualifying was shortened by rain
His Dodge Dart is the top qualifier for Sunday's Summernationals
Pedregon still has a shot at setting a new record time for Funny Cars
Kalitta,Johnson and Krawiec also qualify on top at Englishtown
Falls just shy of top qualifying spot for Sunday eliminations at Heartland Park
Arana's Lucas Oil Buell showed no sign of slowing down during every qualifying pass it made this weekend in Atlanta.
100th win for a female driver could come this weekend, but it won't be easy
Rickie Smith set a new track record during the first day of qualifying of the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
Female drivers laid down new track records.
Steve Torrence had some anxious moments when Antron Brown’s Matco Tools dragster made a 3.787 pass...
The 27-time NHRA Top Fuel winner drove his Matco Tools rail to the No. 2 qualifying position on Saturday's final qualifying lap at 3.787-seconds. Brown
The NAPA Dodge posted three solid qualifying laps, despite the muggy conditions.
Massey ready for another shot at first Texas title with Battery Extender team from No. 10 spot at Royal Purple Raceway
Line did a run in a 6.594 at 210.80 and moved into the top half of the field.
Richie Crampton has No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel, Del Worsham in Funny Car and Allen Johnson in Pro Stock.
Ron Capps (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were the leaders in their respective categories.
Matco Tools team driver look for efficient Sunday in eliminations.
Antron Brown, Matco team is second heading to final Top Fuel qualifying.