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Alexis DeJoria, Erica Enders-Stevens top qualifying in NHRA playoff opener

  • In this photo provided by the NHRA, Alexis DeJoria races to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car at the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals drag races at zMAX Dragway on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Concord, N.C. She opens eliminations against Dave Richards. (AP Photo/NHRA, Marc Gewertz)

    In this photo provided by the NHRA, Alexis DeJoria races to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car at the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals drag races at zMAX Dragway on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Concord, N.C. She opens eliminations against Dave Richards. (AP Photo/NHRA, Marc Gewertz)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by the NHRA, J.R. Todd qualifies No. 1  in Top Fuel at the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals drag races at zMAX Dragway on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Concord, N.C. Todd will face Clay Millican in the first round of eliminations. (AP Photo/NHRA, Marc Gewertz)

    In this photo provided by the NHRA, J.R. Todd qualifies No. 1 in Top Fuel at the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals drag races at zMAX Dragway on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Concord, N.C. Todd will face Clay Millican in the first round of eliminations. (AP Photo/NHRA, Marc Gewertz)  (The Associated Press)

Alexis DeJoria topped Funny Car qualifying Saturday and Erica Enders-Stevens led in Pro Stock in the Countdown-opening NHRA Carolina Nationals.

DeJoria, a three-time winner this season, had a run of 4.090 seconds at 300.53 mph in a Toyota Camry.

Enders-Stevens, a four-time winner this season, raced to her third No. 1 qualifying position of the season with a 6.568 at 210.37 in a Chevy Camaro.

J.R. Todd was the fastest in Top Fuel, and Eddie Krawiec led in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Todd had a 3.804 at 317.64 mph in his Kalitta Motorsports dragster, and Krawiec had a 6.849 at 194.30 on a Harley-Davidson.

The event is the first in the six-race NHRA Countdown to the Championship.