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Doug Kalitta races to No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position in NHRA Midwest Nationals

  • In this photo provided by the NHRA, John Force races to the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals drag races at Gateway Motorsports Park on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Madison, ill. (AP Photo/NHRA, Marc Gewertz)

    In this photo provided by the NHRA, John Force races to the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals drag races at Gateway Motorsports Park on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Madison, ill. (AP Photo/NHRA, Marc Gewertz)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by the NHRA, Richie Crampton races to the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Top Fuel at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals drag races at Gateway Motorsports Park on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/NHRA, Teresa Long)

    In this photo provided by the NHRA, Richie Crampton races to the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Top Fuel at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals drag races at Gateway Motorsports Park on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/NHRA, Teresa Long)  (The Associated Press)

Doug Kalitta raced to his sixth No. 1 qualifying position of the Top Fuel season Saturday in the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Kalitta powered his Kalitta Motorsports dragster to a 3.758-second run at 325.45 mph to take the top spot away from rookie Richie Crampton in the final qualifying session.

John Force topped the Funny Car field, Erica Enders-Stevens was fastest in Pro Stock, and Eddie Krawiec was No. 1 in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the third of six events in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.

In Funny Car, the 65-year-old Force earned his sixth No. 1 of the season and 152nd of his career with his Friday run of 4.022 at 319.52 in a Ford Mustang.

Enders-Stevens' Friday run of 6.513 at 212.90 stood, and Krawiec had a 6.810 at 194.60.