Orlando, Florida-Greg Anderson is one step closer to the biggest single-race payday in the legendary Prostock career.
The veteran’s outstanding player took first place in the CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals announced by JEGS, running 6.531 seconds at 210.14 mph from Friday, holding up in the final qualifying session on Saturday.
The four-time World Champion will win a top qualifying bonus of $ 1,000 sponsored by Chilly Willys, gaining momentum for Sunday’s elimination, and the winner will win $ 75,000. Anderson approached in the first match a year ago, lost in the final round and seems ready to finish his job in 2021.
“That’s great, but just because you’re low doesn’t mean that everyone is covered,” said Anderson, who has made 94 careers in Prostock. “It’s a nice feather in a cap, but you can’t get any more. Fortunately, you have a big chance because you’re using a highway car among all the other highway cars. “
Anderson’s No. 1 qualifying was given to Khalid Alvarushi, who won the highest honor in the promod and the highest qualifying bonus of $ 1,000 sponsored by Caruso Family Racing.
Four consecutive Pro Stock World Champions, Erica Enders, moved up to second place on Saturday, running 6.534 seconds at 209.95 mph on her True Leave / Melling Performance / Elite Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro.
Teammate Troy Coughlin Jr. moved up to 3rd place, but Kyle Koletsky finished in 4th place with a solid 6.541 seconds to finish the qualifying. As with last year, the pairing of the first round will be determined by the chip draw at the start line. This will take place on Sunday at 10:45 am, just before the first removal round scheduled to begin at 12:00 pm.
Saturday’s only qualifying session was much cooler than Friday, forcing a dramatic change in the situation. As we were looking for temperatures in the mid-1960s on Sunday, Anderson was grateful for finding the opportunity to adjust the engine to these conditions.
Anderson’s car loosened during his solo run on Saturday, but he’s confident he can fix it before eliminating it. He stands out in single-race shootouts, is the most successful driver in the history of Prostock, and the pressure of big-money races often brings out the best of him. Anderson wants to be able to reproduce it on Sunday and fully understands what it takes to succeed in a quality field.
“When there is such weather and such power, you have to go straight,” Anderson said. “It’s very important. You have to grab the steering wheel and make sure the car is straight. I’m happy to be able to run today. It’s good because this is a lot of what we’ll see tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it. My car wants to drive, there is no doubt about it.
“I know the adjustments I need to make tomorrow. When you are making the power we have like the weather, you have to stay in the ditch. That’s my head. It will be the best of all. “
Al-Balooshi was able to take first place in qualifying with Pro Mod and a top qualifying bonus of $ 1,000, thanks to a ProCharger-powered Bahrain 1 Racing ’19 Camaro running at 251.25 mph from Friday for 5.657 seconds. ..
But above all, Al-Balooshi was delighted to see his teammate Justin Bond attend the show. Looking out for Saturday’s final qualifying, Bond jumped to third place with a 5.726-second stellar run at 250.64 mph. It brought a smile to Al-Balooshi’s face, knowing that the team had landed in two of the top three spots and took part in Sunday’s elimination with a strong chance of winning a $ 50,000 prize. It was.
“I’m happy, but above all, I put Justin Bond’s car on the show,” said Al Barusi. “I have two shots to race and win tomorrow. That’s why we made us happy today. It was a bit of a pain, but we found what we needed, adjusted it, and both went in the right direction. I am. “
Bond praised the outstanding tuner Brad Personet for dialing the powerful run of the clutch. As a result, Bond, who was in the top qualifying for the first race a year ago, is very confident for Sunday.
“Last year I had a fast car and made some changes in the winter. We were trying a few different ones but when it came to qualifying we went back to the old ones and lost a bit.” Said Bond. “The manual shift was causing problems for me, but I have a good group and Brad is just great. Consistency will be key tomorrow, but I think we can do it well.”
Jason Snyder ran 5.704 seconds at 252.76 mph on Friday before joining the session and finishing second, with Brandon Snyder, who finished second in the NHRA Promod last year, fourth.
The top three top sportsmen haven’t changed from the two qualifying sessions on Friday. Cheyenne Stanley was number one with a 6.154 second pass, but was unable to return to the third quarter due to a parachute entangled in a sand trap on Friday. Mike Rubnievsky came in second, followed by Derrick Brown in the top three.
Bill Skillman remained number one in the Rayskillman Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Rayskillman Auto Group Factory Shootout. David Burton came in second and former pro stock star Mark Pork came in third.
Darryl Stewart jumped to the top of the $ hameless Racing Pro 632 announced in the C & C Pumping qualifying session in the final session. Jimmy Perkarski stayed in second place and Wes Distefano in third place.
Comp Eliminator No. 1 qualifying is Joe Carnasciale Jr. of I / SM ’06 Cavalier. In the Strange Engineering Stock / Superstock Combo, Jeff Taylor is the number one qualifier.
Anderson & Al-Balooshi Top Doorslammer Qualifying
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