Bubba Stanton (Jason Dunn photo)

Bubba Speeds In Gateway Drags

MADISON, Ill. — Bubba Stanton earned the Carolina Precision Machine Pro Extreme provisional top qualifier honors Friday night in the season opener of the CBD American Shaman 2021 ADRL Tour at World Wide Technology Raceway.

Stanton, a 2020 Battle for the Belts competitor, earned the spot with a 3.657-second ET at 209.17 mph during the final pass of the night. Three rounds of qualifying were run under the lights Friday with the fourth and final Q run scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Frankie “The Madman” Taylor, the 2020 PX champion, was barely kept from the top spot with his run of 3.673 seconds at 204.39 mph in the opposite lane from Stanton.

In Walco Funding XPS Extreme Pro Stock, John DeFlorian, Jr. of Arnold, Mo., rocketed to the top of the chart in Q3, laying down a 4.116-second lap at 175.43 mph. In a thrilling side-by-side pass to close out class qualifying, Brad Waddle earned the second spot in provisional qualifying with his 4.122-second ET at 175.11 mph.

Other provisional ADRL top qualifiers Friday night at WWT Raceway were:
6.0 Index: Byron Kinne, 6.005 seconds at 113.86 mph
7.0 Index: Steve Pearson, 7.350 seconds at 101.23 mph
Fusion Metalworks Pro Jr. Dragster: Sarah Stewart, 7.915 seconds at 81.69 mph
Fusion Metalworks Top Jr. Dragster: Grant Wiley


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