First day of qualifying for the NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals is complete!  Mike Ashley of Melville, N.Y., ran the fastest Funny Car speed in NHRA history during the second session and currently is the No. 1 Qualifier.  Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel Dragster) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) also currently are No. 1 Qualifiers in their respective divisions. 

For the complete qualifying story (NHRA.com courtesy Rob Geiger):

http://www.nhra.com/content/news/results/19703.htm

(COURTESY RICK GREEN) LAS VEGAS -- Results Friday after qualifying for the Eighth annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, fifth of 23 events in the  NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.  Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's final eliminations.


Top Fuel -- 1. Tony Schumacher, 4.479 seconds, 329.83 mph; 2. Brady Kalivoda, 4.490, 329.42; 3. Rod Fuller, 4.498, 328.94; 4. Whit Bazemore, 4.501, 328.14; 5. David Grubnic, 4.541, 331.69; 6. Brandon Bernstein, 4.541, 327.27; 7. Morgan Lucas, 4.556, 324.59; 8. Joe Hartley, 4.559, 328.78; 9. Hillary Will, 4.569, 325.85; 10. Clay Millican, 4.581, 322.27; 11. Cory McClenathan, 4.590, 324.67; 12. Larry Dixon, 4.590, 319.75; 13. Mike Strasburg, 4.612, 306.19; 14. Bob Vandergriff, 4.623, 308.50; 15. Alan Bradshaw, 4.641, 300.93; 16. Doug Kalitta, 4.651, 329.18.


Funny Car -- 1. Mike Ashley, Dodge Charger, 4.725, 334.32; 2. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.740, 304.87; 3. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.772, 325.61; 4. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.793, 321.81; 5.
Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.799, 314.75; 6. Scott Kalitta, Toyota Solara, 4.799, 313.15; 7.
Del Worsham, Chevy Impala, 4.803, 316.97; 8. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.812, 323.04; 9. Tommy Johnson Jr., Impala, 4.822, 323.97; 10. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.832, 279.73; 11. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.856, 320.58; 12. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.866, 315.93; 13. Kenny Bernstein, Charger, 4.873, 308.99; 14. John Force, Mustang, 4.888, 318.47; 15. Jeff Arend, Monte Carlo, 4.915, 312.57; 16. Jon Capps, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 4.995, 296.63.


Pro Stock -- 1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.733, 204.26; 2. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.733, 203.49; 3. Allen Johnson, Dodge Stratus, 6.740, 204.17; 4. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.748, 203.83; 5.
Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.749, 204.79; 6. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.749, 203.68; 7. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.756, 203.28; 8. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.762, 203.49; 9. Erica Enders, Stratus, 6.763, 202.97; 10. Greg Stanfield, GTO, 6.768, 203.74; 11. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.779, 203.37; 12. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt, 6.781, 203.49; 13. Max Naylor, Stratus, 6.794, 202.73; 14. Jason Line, GTO, 6.796, 204.35; 15. Tom Hammonds, Cobalt, 6.797, 202.97; 16. Justin Humphreys, GTO, 6.803, 203.16.

LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Eighth annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1  613  B/AD Joey Severance, Spanaway WA, Hadman-MBR   5.341  267.43  267.43
2 7438  A/FD Morgan Lucas, Brownsburg IN, Spitzer-BAE  5.394  261.37  261.37
3   54  B/AD Edwin Schmeeckle, Gothenburg NE, Hadman-  5.410  262.59  262.59
4    4  A/FD Duane Shields, Boulder City NV, Hadman-B  5.425  268.81  268.81
5    9  A/FD Aaron Olivarez, Sandy UT, Page-BAE        5.439  270.54  270.54
6   77  B/AD Cody Perkins, Bluffdale UT, Hadman-BAE    5.458  257.24  257.24
7   79  B/AD Jeff Isbell, Salt Lake City UT, CNE-BAE   5.479  259.21  259.21
8  777  A/FD Mark Niver, Phoenix AZ, Niver-BAE         5.483  254.81  254.81
9   63  A/FD Brandon Johnson, Shelton WA, Hadman-BAE   5.602  244.29  252.28
10   66  B/AD Greg Tacke, Great Falls MT, Hadman-Fonta  5.613  250.27  250.27
11   76  B/AD Mike Austin, Medford OR, Tuttle-BAE       5.619  258.67  258.67
12 7942  TA/D Tom Bayer, Fontana CA, Uyehara-BAE        5.636  217.21  217.21
13 7338  A/FD Brian Smith, Fullerton CA, Hadman-BAE     5.728  251.95  251.95
14  712  TA/D Larry Miersch, Huntington Beach CA, Spit  5.804  236.01  236.01
15 7222  A/FD Dennis Swearingen, Santa Clarita CA, Uye  5.821  230.76  230.76
16 7649  B/AD Frank Dischbein, Las Vegas NV, Framework  6.027  235.68  235.68

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 7402  A/FD Randy Eakins, Carson City NV, CNE-TFX     6.198  187.36  187.36
18  734  A/FD Johnny Ahten, Sagus CA, Uyehara-BAE       6.307  198.35  198.35
19 7988  A/FD Mark Foster, Santa Cruz CA, Sterling-TFX  8.526  155.69  155.69
20   71  B/AD Chris Demke, Sunland CA, Uyehara-BAE      9.723   80.89  110.50
21 7097  TA/D Ed Vickroy, Fontana CA, NSP-BAE            DQ  

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LAS VEGAS - SUMMIT FastNews - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Eighth annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1    3 Brian Hough, Junction City OR, '02 Firebird     5.630  254.47  254.47
2  237 Von Smith, Oak Ridge TN, '02 Camaro             5.672  251.72  251.72
3  799 Sean Bellemeur, Newport Beach CA, '02 Camaro    5.680  248.39  248.39
4    2 Jay Payne, Claremont CA, '02 Camaro             5.681  256.89  256.89
5    5 Cy Chesterman, Sioux City IA, '07 Mustang       5.717  252.99  252.99
6    8 Doug Gordon, Paso Robles CA, '05 Monte Carlo    5.721  256.36  256.36
7  727 Ron August Jr, Pleasanton CA, '02 Camaro        5.732  252.24  252.24
8   75 Dennis Taylor, Anaheim Hills CA, '02 Camaro     5.749  250.32  250.32
9   76 Mark Woznichak, Ontario CA, '02 Camaro          5.749  249.53  249.53
10    9 Roger Bateman, Calgary AB, '02 Camaro           5.753  252.10  252.10
11 7507 Paul Crifasi, Henderson NV, '02 Firebird        5.758  249.12  249.12
12   63 Hank Coolidge, Sunburst MT, '02 Firebird        5.765  245.76  246.66
13  777 John Patton, Peoria AZ, '02 Firebird            5.776  246.30  246.30
14   65 Ken Kraus, Great Falls MT, '02 Camaro           5.795  249.86  249.86
15  765 Bernie Harrington, Apple Valley CA, '02 Camaro  5.806  244.74  247.02
16   62 Clint Thompson, Klamath Falls OR, '05 Monte Ca  5.842  237.71  248.75

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17  596 Paul Anderson, Erie CO, '06 Stratus             5.929  248.16  248.16
18 710D Alexis De Joria, Venice CA, '07 Charger         5.949  243.37  243.37
19 7704 Dale Van Gundy, Anaheim CA, '97 Firebird        5.974  240.77  240.77
20   73 Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina CA, '05 Monte C  6.070  244.87  244.87
21  757 Larry Miner, Lodi CA, '05 Monte Carlo           6.085  218.62  218.62
22  750 Kirk Kuhns, Huntington Park CA, '05 Monte Carlo 6.132  231.24  231.24
23  756 Don Hudson, Stockton CA, '02 Camaro             6.304  222.25  222.25
24  747 Pete Swayne, Santa Rosa CA, '05 Monte Carlo     7.219  133.37  133.37
25  766 Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda CA, '02 Camaro       10.157   85.31   85.31

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