FRANKLIN, STRICKLAND, CARR SET THE PACE FOR PDRA MID-ATLANTIC NATIONALS
by Nate Van Wagnen; Photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2020-07-25 08:10
Home track hero Tommy Franklin will chase his third consecutive Pro Nitrous victory from the No. 1 spot at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Proline Racing Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Frederick Line-X at Virginia Motorsports Park. Franklin fired off a 3.703-second pass at 202.94 mph to lead the field.
Also qualifying No. 1 in the PDRA’s professional classes were John Strickland in Penske/PRS Pro Boost presented by WS Construction, JR Carr in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock, Dillon Voss in $hameless Racing Pro Outlaw 632 and Ron Hamby in Drag 965 Pro Street.
The PDRA’s sportsman classes completed two of their three qualifying sessions. The provisional low qualifiers are John Benoit in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by Tejas Borja, Bryan Keller in Lucas Oil Elite Top Dragster, Don Klooster in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman 32 and Josh Duggins in Lucas Oil Top Dragster 32.
In the Jr. Dragster classes, Mallory Logan threw down a perfect 7.900 in the last pair of the second session to earn the provisional No. 1 spot in Coolshirt Pro Jr. Dragster. Maryland’s Zach Shirkey used his .004 reaction time to top the Gilbert Motorsports Top Jr. Dragster field.