Hagan, Massey, Gray and Arana Jr. take qualifying leads at NHRA Nationals in Norwalk

Spencer Massey raced to a track record time of 3.741 at 323.74 to lead Top Fuel qualifying.

Norwalk, Ohio – Defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan continued his recent hot streak by powering to the qualifying lead Friday under the lights at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jonathan Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Summit Motorsports Park just west of Cleveland.

Hagan, who won the most recent event in Bristol and is the current series points leader, raced to a track record performance of 3.986 seconds at 322.96 mph in his Rocky Boots / Mopar Dodge Charger R/T. His three-second run was the first one in Funny Car at the popular northern Ohio dragstrip.

Friday's results

Friday's results after the first two of four rounds of qualifying for the ninth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park, 12th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Top Fuel

1. Spencer Massey, 3.741 seconds, 325.06 mph; 2. Brittany Force, 3.755, 325.92; 3. Tony Schumacher, 3.761, 326.87; 4. Doug Kalitta, 3.761, 325.14; 5. Steve Torrence, 3.768, 323.66; 6. Antron Brown, 3.787, 319.75; 7. J.R. Todd, 3.800, 324.83; 8. Larry Dixon, 3.811, 314.53; 9. Pat Dakin, 3.844, 312.86; 10. Cory McClenathan, 3.862, 311.49; 11. Terry McMillen, 3.892, 315.42; 12. Leah Pritchett, 4.002, 269.62. Not Qualified: 13. Ike Maier, 4.008, 278.86; 14. Richie Crampton, 4.014, 237.55; 15. Luigi Novelli, 4.171, 222.00; 16. Clay Millican, 5.401, 123.70; 17. Dave Connolly, 6.217, 105.86; 18. Shawn Langdon, 6.988, 94.63; 19. Chris Karamesines, 7.067, 83.62.

Funny Car

1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.986, 322.96; 2. Del Worsham, Toyota Camry, 4.005, 321.42; 3. John Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.019, 320.20; 4. Chad Head, Camry, 4.019, 314.68; 5. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.021, 321.35; 6. Courtney Force, Camaro, 4.029, 319.75; 7. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.032, 312.86; 8. Robert Hight, Chevrolet Camaro, 4.040, 320.05; 9. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.059, 307.09; 10. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.063, 319.52; 11. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.082, 312.78; 12. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 4.097, 309.70. Not Qualified: 13. John Hale, 4.141, 308.00; 14. Paul Lee, 4.361, 263.26; 15. John Bojec, 4.731, 185.26; 16. Tony Pedregon, 5.028, 157.25.

Pro Stock

1. Jonathan Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.542, 210.93; 2. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.543, 211.33; 3. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.551, 210.93; 4. Rodger Brogdon, Camaro, 6.555, 211.10; 5. Larry Morgan, Camaro, 6.561, 211.69; 6. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.561, 211.16; 7. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.564, 211.13; 8. Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.566, 210.60; 9. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.569, 211.23; 10. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.570, 211.16; 11. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.579, 210.31; 12. V. Gaines, Dart, 6.601, 209.39. Not Qualified: 13. Drew Skillman, 6.618, 209.82; 14. John Gaydosh Jr, 6.660, 206.80; 15. Alan Prusiensky, 6.802, 201.49; 16. Mark Hogan, 6.902, 203.03; 17. Curt Steinbach, 8.200, 115.93.

Pro Stock Motorcycle

1. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.868, 195.79; 2. Chip Ellis, Buell, 6.905, 195.70; 3. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.917, 193.27; 4. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.927, 193.35; 5. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.930, 192.55; 6. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.935, 191.97; 7. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.954, 193.16; 8. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.965, 190.86; 9. Scotty Pollacheck, Buell, 6.976, 191.35; 10. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.981, 192.85; 11. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.984, 192.63; 12. Chaz Kennedy, Buell, 7.001, 190.08. Not Qualified: 13. Karen Stoffer, 7.011, 191.19; 14. Angelle Sampey, 7.068, 187.65; 15. Joe DeSantis, 7.072, 188.02; 16. Angie Smith, 7.078, 185.87; 17. Roy Olsen, 7.356, 177.93.

Qualifying continues Saturday with sessions at 5 and 7:45 p.m. for Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations.

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Series NHRA
Event Norwalk
Track Norwalk Raceway
Drivers Del Worsham , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Chip Ellis , Matt Hagan , Hector Arana Jr. , Vincent Nobile , Spencer Massey , Jerry Savoie , Brittany Force , Chris McGaha , Jonathan Gray
Article type Qualifying report