FRANKIN, TUTTEROW, GILLIG LEAD RAIN-SHORTENED FRIDAY NORWALK PDRA QUALIFYING
Two-time Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous world champion Tommy Franklin earned the No. 1 qualifying spot for the second race in a row at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies. Franklin’s 3.686-second pass at 204.98 mph was the quickest after two Friday sessions in Pro Nitrous, the only class that completed a second session before rain showers paused the Summit Motorsports Park event. All other classes will compete their second qualifying session Saturday morning.
The provisional low qualifiers in the other pro classes are Todd Tutterow in WS Construction Pro Boost presented by P2 Contracting and Ty-Drive, Tony Gillig in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock presented by AED Competition, Walt Lannigan Jr. in $hameless Racing Pro 632, Chris Garner-Jones in Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle, and Tim Essick in Menscer Motorsports Pro Street presented by AFCO.
In the sportsman classes, the provisional No. 1 qualifiers are Donny Urban in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by US Rail, Craig Addis in Lucas Oil Elite Top Dragster presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance, Steve Drongowski in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman 32 presented by Vortech, and Bryan Keller in Lucas Oil Top Dragster presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance.
After one qualifying session in the Jr. Dragster classes, the provisional low qualifiers are Ava Meloni in Coolshirt Systems Pro Jr. Dragster presented by PRP and Wyatt Stanley in Classic Graphix Top Jr. Dragster presented by PRP. Meloni posted a 7.911 in her TT Motorsports ’19 Mike Bos dragster to lead the 30-car qualifying order. Stanley cut a perfect .000 reaction time in his Cynthiana, Kentucky-based ’14 Halfscale dragster.