Fernando Cuadra Jr. qualified for his first Pro Stock race on the back of the 6.841-second pass he made in the fourth and final qualifying session. He qualified in the No. 15 position and will race Deric Kramer in the first round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
Erica Enders made the quickest pass and earned three bonus points but did not improve on her previous time. That left her qualified in the No. 4 position and booked her a matchup with Kenny Delco, who finally got down the track with a 6.68-second hit. Val Smeland escaped the No. 17 spot and bumped Alan
Prusiensky out of the field in his final run.
Line earned two bonus points and secured pole position for the first time in 2019 and the 54th time in his career. Kramer secured one bonus point for running the third-quickest time in the final qualifying session.
You can see the final qualifying order here.
First-round pairings (lane choice first): Jason Line vs. Val Smeland; Deric Kramer vs. Fernando Cuadra Jr.; Bo Butner vs. Wally Stroupe; Erica Enders vs. Kenny Delco; Greg Anderson vs. Shane Tucker; Matt Hartford vs. Chris McGaha; Jeg Coughlin Jr. vs. Fernando Cuadra Sr.; Alex Laughlin vs. Rodger Brogdon