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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Randy Anderson were all over Texas Motorplex on the second day of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, providing a gallery's worth of photos from on and off the track.
19 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Reading Top Fuel winner Richie Crampton and the DHL crew warmed their mount before the opening qualifying pass Saturday.

After a tire-smoking first run Friday, Tommy Johnson Jr. and the Make-A-Wish Funny Car crew belted out three straight three-second qualifying passes.

Rahn Tobler worked hard on his Ron Capps-driven NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger Hellcat. Even though they didn't make a full run Saturday, they still finished qualifying in the No. 5 spot.

Billy Torrence warmed the Capco Contractors Top Fueler under the watchful eye of Jason McCulloch, son of 1970s nitro-racing legend Ed "the Ace" McCulloch.

Leah Pritchett is pulling double duty again this week, supplementing her wheelwork in the Pennzoil Top Fueler by driving her Factory Stock Showdown Dodge.

Homestate favorite Jeffrey Cummings led qualifying in the Midwest Pro Mods exhibition after piloting his wild supercharged Mustang to an eighth-mile performance of 3.782 at 200.41.

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Hector Arana Sr., who won this event a decade ago, will go for another victory from the No. 12 qualifying spot.

Auto Club Road to the Future award frontrunner Austin Prock made one of the few improvements in Top Fuel Saturday, taking the  Montana Brand/Rocky Mountain Twist machine into the top half of the field.

Kelly Clontz made her best run of qualifying Friday, posting a 6.936 that qualified her Steamfitter Local 602 bike in the No. 13 spot.

A full house was on hand Saturday at Texas Motorplex for the final day of Mello Yello qualifying.

Alcohol Funny Car driver Kyle Smith took a wild in the third qualifying session, getting up on two wheels after his Mustang took a hard left turn just off the starting line.

Drew Skillman locked up the season championship in the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown [story].

Up close and personal with a Bo Butner burnout!

Scotty Pollacheck also had a great qualifying outing on the Matt Smith-prepared Strutmasters.com EBR, running two 6.85s and a final 6.847 to grab the No. 4 spot.

Reigning world champ J.R. Todd will need a strong Sunday showing in the DHL Toyota to keep alive his bid for another Funny Car championship.
 

John Force collected his 160th career No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car. The next closest driver, retired Pro Stock pilot Warren Johnson, has 138 [story].