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MADISON, Ill. – 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.