Brittany Force sets track record

Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force had the fastest run in each qualifying session on Friday, taking the provisional top spot and breaking both ends of Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park’s track record at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals. NHRA.

Ron Capps (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also the No. 1 provisional qualifiers at the 10th of 22 races in the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

In the final pair of session two, Force clocked 3.666 seconds at 333.08 mph in his 11,000 horsepower Monster Energy dragster, powering the quickest and fastest run in Norwalk history. If it holds, Force, who broke his own ET track record a year ago, would qualify at No. 1 for the third time this season and 35th time overall as the points leader looks to win for the fourth time in 2022 and first time in Norwalk.

“After the first session run, we had a shot where we could really push it,” Force said. “I wasn’t expecting one (3.66), but it was an incredible and beautiful race. It was a great way to end the night. We’re just ahead of ourselves and leading the points is a great position. We want to stay there all season and we keep snacking weekend after weekend. Coming here and putting a 3.66 on the board feels good to all of us. »

Bristol winner Justin Ashley moved into second place after his 3.707-330.96 run, while Mike Salinas, who also has three wins this season, went to 3.744-327.51 to put him third.

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After his impressive Bristol win, Capps stepped up in the final session on Friday with a 3.901 to 328.38 in his 11,000 horsepower Toyota GR Supra NAPA Auto Parts. It would be Capps’ first No. 1 in the new Supra body and his fourth of the season if he holds up. The reigning world champion is also looking to regain his third victory of the season. After a strong performance in Sunday’s eliminations in Bristol, Capps appeared to maintain his momentum at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.

“Run one today, I let it come out of the groove and was pretty disappointed,” Capps said. “I knew we had the potential to go down the track and get on pole. We run well and running that number was awesome. We held on to first place and it was a great job from our guys.”

John Force took second after his strong run of 3.903 at 330.15 and teammate Robert Hight followed in third with his 3.907 at 329.91. Points leader Matt Hagan is fifth.

Enders delivered a massive run in the second Pro Stock qualifying session, clocking 6.537 at 210.11 in his Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. The points leader nearly broke her own track record, and no one else came close to passing her on Friday, putting Enders in prime position to record her second No. 1 qualifier this season. After reaching his fourth straight final round of 2022 last weekend, Enders appeared to send another message with a standout run Friday at Norwalk.

“As soon as I released the clutch I knew we were on a good run,” Enders said. “When you go low gear like that, you can definitely feel like you have a good 60-footer time. I felt like we were going to crush him. It was really a great race. I feel very confident in our setup during the summer months. It’s going to be a battle all summer, but I have the best guys behind me, so I feel very confident.”

Capps stepped up in the final session on Friday with a 3.901 at 328.38 mph.


Kyle Koretsky was far behind the points leader with a 6.570 and Aaron Stanfield, who ended Enders’ three-game winning streak last weekend, was third after going 6.574 at 208.23.

Sampey capped off his Friday with a strong run to speed the field in Pro Stock Motorcycle, going 6.801 to 197.74 on his Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki. The triple world champion is after her second consecutive first place, third this season and 56th in her career. More importantly, Sampey is looking for her first win of the season after coming close at Bristol. She advanced to the final round last weekend before a red light, but Sampey bounced back in impressive fashion Friday.

“I’m really excited about it because we didn’t do the course we wanted in the first session,” Sampey said. “This (second) round was exactly where we thought it would be. We had a good momentum coming here from Bristol and that gives confidence to the whole team. We’re having a great time and we just hope to keep the momentum going and get the job done by the end of the weekend. It’s a really quick and fast bike, and I’m doing a better job riding it, so it’s more fun.

Angie Smith had a solid day and is currently second with her pass of 6.811 at 199.91, while points leader Steve Johnson is close behind after passing 6.824 at 195.28.

Qualifying continues at 12:30 p.m. ET Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.

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Enders delivered a massive run in the second Pro Stock qualifying session, going 6.537 at 210.11 mph.


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Friday qualifying results

NORWALK, Ohio — Friday’s results after the first two of four qualifying rounds for the 15th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA National Championships at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, 10th of 22 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue on Saturday for Sunday’s final eliminations.

Superior fuel — 1. Brittany Force, 3.666 seconds, 333.08 mph; 2. Justin Ashley, 3.707, 330.96; 3. Mike Salinas, 3.744, 327.51; 4.Josh Hart, 3.744, 322.58; 5. Austin Prock, 3.745, 328.78; 6. Doug Kalitta, 3.759, 328.46; 7. Steve Torrence, 3.768, 323.04; 8. Tripp Tatum, 3.771, 320.13; 9. Shawn Langdon, 3.774, 325.30; 10. Billy Torrence, 3.779, 323.04; 11. Anthony Brown, 3.808, 316.90; 12. Millican clay, 3.811, 324.12; 13. Spencer Massey, 3.812, 321.73; 14. Lea Pruett, 3.862, 313.58; 15. Tony Schumacher, 3.865, 313.00; 16. Kyle Würtzel, 3.900, 295.01.

Unskilled: 17. Dan Mercier, 3.982, 240.38; 18. Mike Bucher, 4.165, 258.12; 19. Krista Baldwin, 4.431, 195.17; 20. Joe Morrison, 6.216, 100.85; 21. Scott Farley, 7.396, 99.82.

funny car — 1. Ron Capps, Toyota Supra, 3.901, 328.38; 2. John Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.903, 330.15; 3. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.907, 327.59; 4.Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 3.908, 331.12; 5. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.917, 329.91; 6. Alexis DeJoria, Supra, 3.932, 331.12; 7. JR Todd, Supra, 3.933, 328.14; 8. Cruz Pedregon, Charger, 3.960, 281.30; 9. Blake Alexander, Mustang, 3.991, 321.27; 10.Chad Green, Mustang, 4.009, 310.55; 11. Paul Lee, Charger, 4.050, 320.20; 12. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.062, 304.12; 13. Mike McIntire, Toyota Camry, 4.071, 307.09; 14. Bobby Bode, Mustang, 4.545, 184.19; 15. Dale Creasy Jr., loader, 6.193, 110.60; 16. Jim Campbell, Charger, 8.015, 84.67.

Professional inventory — 1. Erica Enders, Chevy Camaro, 6.537, 210.11; 2. Kyle Koretsky, Camaro, 6.570, 207.88; 3. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 6.574, 208.23; 4. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.575, 207.37; 5. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.580, 208.39; 6. Dallas Glenn, Camaro, 6.582, 207.82; 7. Camrie Caruso, Camaro, 6.582, 205.69; 8. Cristian Cuadra, Ford Mustang, 6.606, 207.59; 9. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.610, 207.98; 10. Fernando Cuadra, Mustang, 6.618, 208.71; 11.Mason McGaha, Camaro, 6.623, 207.88; 12. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.624, 207.69; 13. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.630, 208.49; 14. Troy Coughlin Jr., Camaro, 6.638, 208.55; 15. Fernando Cuadra Jr., Mustang, 7.068, 156.53; 16. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 7.193, 159.63.

Unqualified: 17. Bo Butner, 7.265, 203.58; 18. Chris Sweeny, 7.541, 137.58; 19. Shane Tucker, 10.385, 119.94.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.801, 197.74; 2. Angie Smith, CDE, 6.811, 199.91; 3.Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.824, 195.28; 4. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.853, 195.93; 5. Matt Smith, Suzuki, 6.872, 197.10; 6. Eddie Krawiec, Suzuki, 6.875, 196.56; 7. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.879, 196.99; 8. Marc Ingwersen, EBR, 6.886, 194.83; 9. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.896, 197.91; 10. Chip Ellis, EBR, 6.905, 194.74; 11. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.935, 196.02; 12. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.965, 193.57; 13. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.976, 184.35; 14. Ryan Oehler, EBR, 6.983, 194.97; 15. Ron Tornow, Victory, 7.034, 189.28; 16. Jianna Evaristo, Suzuki, 7.170, 181.25.

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