Relentless rain showers forced Professional Drag Racers Ass’n race officials to cancel Friday qualifying for the PDRA East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park.
The series’ first of eight races will resume Saturday morning with two sportsman qualifying sessions and a second and final pro qualifying session before going into eliminations.
“Unfortunately, Mother Nature won today, as we expected,” said PDRA race director Tyler Crossnoe. “After running one round of qualifying Thursday night to get ahead of the rain, we are prepared to complete the event on Saturday with two qualifying sessions for all classes. PDRA officials are working hard to create an event schedule for Saturday to accomplish a final round of qualifying and all eliminations.”
All but three of the PDRA’s professional and sportsman classes completed one round of qualifying Thursday night.
The provisional No. 1 qualifiers are Eric Gustafson in Moroso Pro Boost, Jay Cox in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous, Jeff Dobbins in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock, Johnny Pluchino in Schwing America Pro Outlaw 632 presented by Precision Chassis and Tim Essick in Atomizer Racing Injectors Outlaw 10.5.
In the sportsman classes, the provisional low qualifiers are Erica Coleman in Magnafuel Top Sportsman and Robert Pickens in Lucas Oil Top Dragster.