J. Force, Schumacher and Enders claim top starting spots at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

John Force will start in the No. 1 spot in Funny Car eliminations, Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also earned No. 1 qualifying positions.

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Sunday's first-round pairings for eliminations for the 15th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the 11th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel

1. Tony Schumacher, 3.745 seconds, 326.08 mph vs. 16. Troy Buff, 3.961, 300.86; 2. Doug Kalitta, 3.750, 329.50 vs. 15. Terry McMillen, 3.897, 315.86; 3. Shawn Langdon, 3.767, 322.42 vs. 14. Pat Dakin, 3.885, 310.98; 4. Spencer Massey, 3.768, 326.63 vs. 13. Leah Pritchett, 3.861, 319.60; 5. Larry Dixon, 3.769, 331.04 vs. 12. Clay Millican, 3.812, 318.17; 6. Antron Brown, 3.770, 320.66 vs. 11. Richie Crampton, 3.805, 318.47; 7. Dave Connolly, 3.778, 323.81 vs. 10. Steve Torrence, 3.791, 324.75; 8. Brittany Force, 3.787, 316.82 vs. 9. J.R. Todd, 3.790, 318.62.

Did Not Qualify: 17. Chris Karamesines, 3.976, 300.53; 18. Cory McClenathan, 3.993, 302.35; 19. Jenna Haddock, 4.232, 219.36.

Funny Car

1. John Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.978, 323.43 vs. 16. Terry Haddock, Toyota Solara, 5.156, 159.85; 2. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.996, 322.04 vs. 15. Jeff Diehl, Solara, 4.521, 263.77; 3. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.996, 319.60 vs. 14. John Hale, Charger, 4.227, 294.31; 4. Del Worsham, Toyota Camry, 4.006, 322.58 vs. 13. Chad Head, Camry, 4.121, 303.23; 5. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 4.025, 314.90 vs. 12. Tony Pedregon, Camry, 4.109, 307.72; 6. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.027, 318.32 vs. 11. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.070, 306.33; 7. Courtney Force, Camaro, 4.046, 316.82 vs. 10. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.052, 305.91; 8. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.048, 317.49 vs. 9. Robert Hight, Chevrolet Camaro, 4.049, 318.02.

Did Not Qualify: 17. Paul Lee, 6.321, 273.83.

Pro Stock

1. Erica Enders, Chevy Camaro, 6.632, 207.59 vs. 16. John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, 6.743, 203.86; 2. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.646, 206.83 vs. 15. V. Gaines, Dodge Dart, 6.739, 205.82; 3. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.647, 207.02 vs. 14. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.714, 204.60; 4. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.651, 207.82 vs. 13. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.691, 205.85; 5. Allen Johnson, Dart, 6.652, 206.89 vs. 12. Larry Morgan, Camaro, 6.686, 206.64; 6. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.653, 206.45 vs. 11. Richie Stevens, Dart, 6.685, 206.16; 7. Rodger Brogdon, Camaro, 6.654, 207.27 vs. 10. Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 6.666, 205.85; 8. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.656, 207.30 vs. 9. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.659, 206.35.

Did Not Qualify: 17. Alan Prusiensky, 6.771, 203.19; 18. Dave River, 6.835, 202.48.

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Series NHRA
Drivers John Force , Tony Schumacher , Erica Enders
Article type Qualifying report
Tags bristol