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TF HARLEY RIDER TRANSPORTED FOLLOWING ON-TRACK INCIDENT

Top Fuel Harley rider Brian Jernigan of Cypress, TX was involved in an on-track incident during the first round of eliminations at the NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas. Jernigan made contact with the right-hand wall, maintained control and brought the Top Fuel Harley Davidson motorcycle to a stop before being attended to by onsite safety personnel. Jernigan has been transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

PRITCHETT IMPRESSES WITH RECORD TOP FUEL QUALIFYING EFFORT

Leah Pritchett was looking to get her season on track and the Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel driver took a big step in that direction Saturday.

Pritchett captured her first No. 1 qualifying spot of 2018 with her track record elapsed time of 3.680-seconds at 326-mph at the SpringNationals near Houston, Texas.

HIGHT CHARGES TO TOP OF QUALIFIED FUNNY CAR FIELD AT SPRINGNATIONALS

The reigning world champion NHRA nitro Funny Car driver Robert Hight will start from the top spot Sunday.

Hight clocked a 3.894-second elapsed time at 317.24 mph Saturday to claim the No. 1 qualifying position at the SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston.

PRITCHETT, HIGHT AND ANDERSON SECURE NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITIONS AT HOUSTON

Leah Pritchett set the Top Fuel elapsed time track record during the final qualifying session on Saturday to secure the top spot at the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the fifth of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

GONZALEZ TOPS PRO MODIFIED FIELD AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Jose Gonzalez secured the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Tige Boats, is the third of 12 events this season.

Gonzalez ran a 5.69-second pass at 257.78 mph in the second qualifying session on Friday to take the No. 1 position. This is his first career No. 1 qualifier at his second NHRA event.

HAGAN CLAIMS PROVISIONAL NO. 1 IN FUNNY CAR AT SPRINGNATS

Not many nitro Funny Car teams could figure out the track surface at Royal Purple Raceway during the first two qualifying sessions Friday.

Matt Hagan’s Don Schumacher Racing team – led by crew chief Dickie Venables - did.

BRITTANY FORCE NO. 1 ON TOP FUEL LADDER AFTER FRIDAY IN HOUSTON

Things are not supposed to happen this way, but reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force was not complaining.

In just her second pass in her new Monster Energy-sponsored dragster, Force raced to the top of the qualifying ladder with a 3.701-second run at 313.80 mph.

HAGAN, B. FORCE AND ANDERSON SECURE PRELIMINARY NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITIONS AT HOUSTON

Matt Hagan powered to the Funny Car qualifying lead under the lights Friday evening at the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) are also provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the fifth of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

GONZALEZ SECURES PRELIMINARY NO. 1 PRO MOD QUALIFYING POSITION AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Jose Gonzalez powered to the qualifying lead Friday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Tige Boats, is the third of 12 events this season.

Gonzalez ran a 5.69-second pass at 257.78 mph in the second qualifying session to take the current No. 1 position.

WORSHAM ANNOUNCES PLANNED HIATUS FROM RACING

While competing at this weekend's NHRA SpringNationals in Houston, Funny Car star and two-time NHRA World Champion Del Worsham announced that his racing operation will be temporarily parked and on the sidelines after the Houston event, while he continues to pursue additional funding for his organization. At this point in time, Worsham has plans for a return to NHRA competition at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, July 27-29 at Sonoma Raceway in California. If funding can be secured in the interim, the team will be ready to compete immediately.

Worsham has competed at all four NHRA Mello Yello national events prior to Houston, with backing from a consortium of associate sponsors, and has compiled a round record of 2-4 while earning 167 points, good enough for the No. 10 spot in the standings. His 2018 Toyota Camry has been consistent and fast at the prior two races, in Gainesville and Las Vegas, but the full-time search for additional marketing partners will be his primary focus moving forward.

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