Kalitta, Force, Enders-Stevens and Krawiec earn No. 1 qualifying positions at Midwest Nationals

Doug Kalitta, John Force, Erica Enders-Stevens and Eddie Krawiec will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations

MADISON, Ill. -- Sunday's first-round pairings for eliminations for the Third annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the third of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel

1. Doug Kalitta, 3.758 seconds, 325.45 mph vs. 16. Chris Karamesines, 4.054, 293.79; 2. Richie Crampton, 3.764, 322.73 vs. 15. Kyle Wurtzel, 3.965, 291.70; 3. Tony Schumacher, 3.768, 326.16 vs. 14. Terry McMillen, 3.899, 321.65; 4. J.R. Todd, 3.779, 325.37 vs. 13. Troy Buff, 3.878, 314.61; 5. Shawn Langdon, 3.780, 322.11 vs. 12. Pat Dakin, 3.826, 317.72; 6. Antron Brown, 3.782, 319.14 vs. 11. Brittany Force, 3.809, 323.81; 7. Steve Torrence, 3.786, 324.90 vs. 10. Khalid alBalooshi, 3.806, 319.98; 8. Bob Vandergriff, 3.798, 323.89 vs. 9. Spencer Massey, 3.801, 323.50. Did Not Qualify: 17. Scott Palmer, 4.116, 286.92; 18. Clay Millican, 6.621, 106.03; 19. Luigi Novelli, 10.285, 171.84.

Funny Car

1. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.022, 319.52 vs. 16. Brian Stewart, Mustang, 4.181, 300.06; 2. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 4.022, 314.39 vs. 15. Jeff Arend, Dodge Charger, 4.169, 304.67; 3. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.040, 316.15 vs. 14. Chad Head, Camry, 4.168, 292.27; 4. Courtney Force, Mustang, 4.047, 317.87 vs. 13. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.157, 307.23; 5. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.049, 314.75 vs. 12. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, 4.136, 300.80; 6. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.053, 315.78 vs. 11. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.117, 302.21; 7. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.071, 315.49 vs. 10. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 4.108, 298.93; 8. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.071, 313.00 vs. 9. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.078, 311.49. Did Not Qualify: 17. Tony Pedregon, 4.187, 302.48; 18. Dale Creasy Jr., 4.301, 294.63.

Pro Stock

1. Erica Enders-Stevens, Chevy Camaro, 6.511, 213.03 vs. 16. Larry Morgan, Ford Mustang, 6.612, 209.85; 2. Jeg Coughlin, Dodge Dart, 6.522, 212.53 vs. 15. Deric Kramer, Dodge Avenger, 6.589, 210.41; 3. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.522, 212.39 vs. 14. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 6.584, 211.56; 4. Dave Connolly, Camaro, 6.525, 212.33 vs. 13. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.575, 211.00; 5. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.528, 212.06 vs. 12. V. Gaines, Avenger, 6.565, 211.00; 6. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.529, 212.36 vs. 11. Rodger Brogdon, Camaro, 6.558, 211.53; 7. Allen Johnson, Dart, 6.531, 212.26 vs. 10. Richie Stevens, Camaro, 6.552, 211.56; 8. Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 6.532, 211.96 vs. 9. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.542, 212.13. Did Not Qualify: 17. Dave River, 6.734, 205.32.

Pro Stock Motorcycle

1. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.810, 196.53 vs. 16. Shawn Gann, Buell, 7.006, 193.52; 2. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.838, 197.16 vs. 15. Craig Treble, Buell, 6.978, 190.67; 3. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.851, 197.68 vs. 14. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.956, 192.99; 4. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.863, 195.22 vs. 13. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.948, 194.30; 5. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.872, 194.83 vs. 12. Scotty Pollacheck, Buell, 6.938, 192.30; 6. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.874, 196.42 vs. 11. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.931, 191.70; 7. Chaz Kennedy, Buell, 6.878, 192.96 vs. 10. John Hall, Buell, 6.905, 194.55; 8. Matt Smith, Buell, 6.894, 194.94 vs. 9. Adam Arana, Buell, 6.905, 194.94. Did Not Qualify: 17. Mike Berry, 7.041, 189.90.

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Series NHRA
Event Madison
Sub-event Saturday qualifying
Track Gateway Motorsports Park
Drivers Clay Millican , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Larry Morgan , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , Dale Creasy Jr. , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , John Hall , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Allen Johnson , Scott Palmer , Luigi Novelli , Jason Line , Andrew Hines , Rodger Brogdon , Matthew Smith , Jeff Arend , Bob Vandergriff , Steve Johnson , Robert Hight , Erica Enders , J.R. Todd , Jeff Diehl , Matt Hagan , Troy Buff , Angelle Sampey , Steve Torrence , Dave Connolly , Bob Tasca III , Eddie Krawiec , Angie Smith , Shane Gray , Shawn Langdon , Vincent Nobile , Pat Dakin , Jim Underdahl , Scotty Pollacheck , Spencer Massey , Terry McMillen , Jerry Savoie , Courtney Force , Deric Kramer , Brittany Force , Adam Arana , Chad Head , Richie Crampton , Chris McGaha , Chaz Kennedy , Tommy Johnson Jr. , Jonathan Gray
Article type Qualifying report
Tags mello yello countdown