NATAAS, MARSHALL JUMP TO THE FRONT OF POMONA TOP ALCOHOL QUALIFYING
Second-day Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition closed out the second day of the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Ca., and when the smoke cleared, there were two new leaders atop the alcohol classes.
Julie Nataas drove the Randy Meyer-tuned A/Fuel Dragster entry to the top spot, replacing Thursday's leader Shawn Cowie, who dropped to fourth. Nataas stopped the clocks with an impressive 5.203 elapsed time at 277.26. The blown alcohol dragster of James Stevens heads into Saturday's final session as second with a 5.207, 276.35 best.
Over in the Funny Car portion, Chris Marshall bumped down Doug Gordon. Marshall took the top spot with a 5.421, 270.01.
Scott Hedlund remained atop the final Comp field as his A/Super Modified Cobalt was the best, .721 under the index with a 7.729.
Gary Ross, Trabuco Canyon, CA, remained the leader in the final Top Sportsman field with a 6.593.
Steve Will leads the Top Dragster division which will finalize Saturday morning with the third and final session.