Welcome to Raceday at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, where the remaining champions of the third race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season will be crowned.
The NHRA raced into the evening Saturday to complete all Sportsman eliminations, setting the stage for a final day packed with Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod, Top Fuel Harley, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, and the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown.
Here’s a look at today’s first-round matchups; racing is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
Top Fuel first-round matchups (lane choice first): Brittany Force vs. Chris Karamesines; Mike Salinas vs. Jordan Vandergriff; Steve Torrence vs. Dom Lagana; Leah Pritchett vs. Pat Dakin; Antron Brown vs. Richie Crampton; Terry McMillen vs. Doug Kalitta; Clay Millican vs. Austin Prock; Scott Palmer vs. T.J. Zizzo.
Funny Car first-round matchups (lane choice first): Robert Hight vs. Terry Haddock; Tim Wilkerson vs. Dave Richards; Tommy Johnson Jr. vs. John Smith; John Force vs. Jim Campbell; Matt Hagan vs. Jonnie Lindberg; Jack Beckman vs. J.R. Todd; Cruz Pedregon vs. Shawn Langdon; Ron Capps vs. Bob Tasca III.
Pro Stock first round matchups (lane choice first): Rodger Brogdon vs. Wally Stroupe; Greg Anderson vs. Alan Prusiensky; Matt Hartford vs. Shane Tucker; Deric Kramer vs. Val Smeland; Bo Butner vs. Fernando Cuadra; Jeg Coughlin Jr. vs. Kenny Delco; Alex Laughlin vs. Jason Line; Chris McGaha vs. Erica Enders.
Pro Stock Motorcycle first round matchups (lane choice first): Andrew Hines vs. Cory Reed; Eddie Krawiec vs. Scotty Pollacheck; Matt Smith vs. Angie Smith; Hector Arana Jr. vs. Kelly Clontz; Ryan Oehler vs. Karen Stoffer; Angelle Sampey vs. Joey Gladstone; Jimmy Underdahl vs. Melissa Surber; Jerry Savoie vs. Hector Arana Sr.
You can stay up to date by keeping it on NHRA.com all day for round-by-round recaps, features on your favorite drivers, and more. That’s not the only way you can stay in touch with NHRA during the event. If you’re coming out to Gainesville today, check out the full event schedule.
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