Torrence, Wilkerson and Coughlin Top Qualifying Saturday At Bristol Dragway

Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17

June 18, 2017

Steve Torrence claimed the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Saturday evening at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) remained the No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories after Saturday night’s round of qualifying. Both were No.1 after Friday’s first rounds of qualifying.

Shawn Langdon saw his engine exploded during the Q4 round at the Thunder Valley, but was able to move on to Sunday’s elimination round based on his 4.023 second pass at 244.07 mph in Q3.

Langdon posted the following humorous tweet afterwards:

Sunday’s first-round of pairings for eliminations for the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway based on results of Saturday’s final qualifying rounds.

Top Fuel —

1. Steve Torrence, 3.772 seconds, 319.29 mph  vs. 16. Chris Karamesines, 4.263, 236.13

2. Doug Kalitta, 3.781, 326.71  vs. 15. Shawn Langdon, 4.023, 244.07

3. Leah Pritchett, 3.795,309.34  vs. 14. Troy Coughlin Jr., 4.014, 236.75

4. Clay Millican, 3.810, 321.12  vs. 13. Kyle Wurtzel, 3.955, 265.48

5. Brittany Force, 3.818, 318.69  vs. 12. Terry McMillen, 3.901, 315.42

6.Tony Schumacher, 3.825, 322.27  vs. 11. Scott Palmer, 3.883, 321.88

7. Antron Brown, 3.834, 318.62 vs. 10. Pat Dakin, 3.869, 301.60

8. Kebin Kinsley, 3.835, 311.27  vs. 9. Mike Salinas, 3.856, 316.75

Did Not Qualify: 17. Terry Haddock, 4.586, 183.02.

Funny Car —

1. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 3.895, 328.22  vs. 16. Bob Bode, Dodge Charger, 8.365, 86.82

2. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.918, 324.28  vs. 15. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, 7.634, 89.65

3. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.925, 326.00  vs. 14. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.996, 162.49

4. Courtney Force, Camaro, 3.952, 324.90  vs. 13. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 4.067, 308.00

5. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.959, 322.96  vs. 12. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.048, 310.77

6. John Force, Camaro, 3.983, 322.96  vs. 11. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.043, 311.27

7. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 3.998, 295.08  vs. 10. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.032, 316.15

8. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.000, 315.93 vs. 9. Jonnie Lindberg, Camry, 4.024, 303.98

Pro Stock —

1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Camaro, 6.694, 205.79  vs. Bye;

2. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.697,206.51  vs. 13. Wally Stroupe, Camaro, 7.300, 187.78

3. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.704, 205.82  vs.12. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.786, 202.97

4. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.711, 205.47  vs. 11.Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.778, 205.38

5. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.721, 205.22  vs. 10. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.757, 205.54

6. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.725, 205.91  vs. 9. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.757, 204.79

7. Allen Johnson, Dart, 6.730, 205.60  vs. 8. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.740, 204.54

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