Day three of the NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals marked the first two sessions of the Top Alcohol Divisions. Sidnei Frigo (TAD) and Tony Bartone (TAFC) were the provisional top qualifiers.
Frigo, unqualified after the first session, vaulted from the No. 26 spot to lead the Top Alcohol Dragsters with a 5.345, 267.27 pass. Frigo was followed by Jared Dreher's injected-nitro car which turned in a 5.393, 256.94. Bill Reichert was third.
Paul Fishburn, of Rensselaer, Ind., anchored the field with a 5.564.
Bartone used a 5.580, 259.91 to pace the Funny Cars and beat out Fred Hagan, who ran a 5.609. Defending series champion Frank Manzo was third.
Canadian Paul Noakes is on the bubble with a 5.778.
Bruno Massel paced the 54-car Comp field by running -.703 under the I/Dragster index. He ran a 6.597 elapsed time. Rick Hord was second with his CC/A. Steve Ambrose, Jason Coan and Arnie Martel rounded out the top five.
Top Alcohol qualifying resumed Saturday morning as well as the remainder of sportsman eliminations.
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