Gaige Herrera continued his perfect run, Aaron Stanfield claimed his first Mission #2Fast2Tasty win, and Leah Pruett (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) all qualified No. 1 at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
The final day of qualifying for the NHRA New England Nationals was halted when rain moved into the area, but the spirits of Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Chad Green (Funny Car) could not be dampened. Brown earned his long-awaited 50th low qualifier award, and Green locked into the first of his career.
The first day of qualifying at the NHRA New England Nationals was hot and muggy, creating quite the challenge for crew chiefs in the nitro categories. The threat of wet weather in the later hours bumped Friday’s single session up by several hours, and Leah Pruett (Top Fuel) and Chad Green (Funny Car) had the best-prepared cars to claim respective provisional No. 1 qualifier awards.
For the first time this year, Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan won in Funny Car at the NHRA New England Nationals at a sold-out New England Dragway.
Hagan’s 3.878-seconds at 332.51 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat from Friday stood up during Saturday’s final two sessions, giving him a second straight No. 1 qualifier and third this season.