Saturday, June 22, 2024

NHRA Virginia Nationals Sportman Friday Recap

NHRA Virginia Nationals Lucas Oil Sportsman Friday Recap

RICHMOND – Lucas Oil sportsman competitors had a busy day at Virginia Motorsports Park on Friday. Racers took to the track for qualifying runs and time trials in preparation for final eliminations.

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See our Virginia Nationals Sportsman pre-race picks here.

Virginia Nationals Friday Sportsman Recap

Sherman Adcock 2019 Virginia Nationals
Sherman Adcock

Super Stock

Hemi Challenge racer Bucky Hess drove his SS/AH ’68 Barracuda to the pole in Super Stock. Bucky’s beautiful ‘Cuda posted a -1.107 under 8.493 to claim the top spot. Two-time 2019 Lucas Oil winner Marion Stephenson filled the two spot with a -1.102 under 9.548 lap in his GT/IA ’06 Camaro.

Team DragChamp picks to win include Joe Lisa, Marion Stephenson, and Anthony Bertozzi.

Final Qualifying Order – Super Stock

Eliminations Ladder – Super Stock


Stock Eliminator

Marion Stephenson may have missed the number one spot in Super Stock by a few thousandths but he got the job done in Stock. Stephenson grabbed top spot in Stock with a -1.051 under 10.199 in his B/SA ’15 Camaro.

Former Pro Stock racer and current drag racing school instructor Roy Hill was second with a -1.019 under 8.981 in his FS/B ’12 Mustang.

Team DragChamp picks to win include Allison Doll, Anthony Fetch, and Joe Santangelo.

Final Qualifying Order – Stock

Stock Eliminations Ladder


Top Dragster

After three qualifying sessions on Friday, two-time 2019 national event champion Anthony Bertozzi stood on top. Bertozzi’s 6.144, 223 mph lap bested the 26-car field. Steve Furr trailed Bertozzi by a “thou” with his 6.145 effort.

Jeff Taylor Top Dragster 2019 NHRA Virginia Nationals
Jeff Taylor

Team DragChamp picks to win include Dan Fletcher and Lauren Freer.

Final Top Dragster Qualifying Order

Eliminations Ladder – Top Dragster


Factory Stock Showdown

The Factory Stockers are back in action this week in Richmond. After some additional parity adjustments by the NHRA Tech Dept., the qualifying ladder looked a little different.

Arthur Kohn 2019 Virginia Nationals
Arthur Kohn

The latest adjustments obviously affected the Cobra Jet’s more than anyone. After dominating the first two events, the Ford’s were chasing the Chevrolet’s during the first two qualifying sessions.

Randy Taylor drove is ’19 COPO to the top spot with a 7.956 ET. The top five was all Chevrolet with Scott Libersher, Pete Gasko, David Janac, and Arthur Kohn.

The father-son Skillman team, winners of the season’s first two events, were 6th and 7th. Leah Pritchett and Mark Pawuk posted identical 8.054 laps to lock down the 11th and 12th positions respectively.

Factory Stock Qualifying Order after 2 Sessions

Factory Stock will make one more qualifying attempt on Saturday prior to moving into final eliminations Saturday afternoon.

Stay tuned to DragChamp throughout the weekend. DragChamp will provide daily results as they are available.

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