McClenathan heads Top Fuel qualifying at Mile-High Nationals

Updated: July 13, 2008, 12:49 AM ET
Associated Press

MORRISON, Colo. -- Cory McClenathan kept the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Tony Pedregon (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also No. 1 qualifiers for Sunday's elimination rounds.

McClenathan's run of 3.929 seconds at a top speed of 308.07 mph from Friday night was fast enough to keep him in the top spot. It's McClenathan?s second No. 1 qualifier of the season, 32nd of his career and third in Denver.

Defending event winner Rod Fuller qualified 13th while two-time Bandimere Speedway winner Larry Dixon qualified third.

Pedregon also stayed in the No. 1 spot thanks to his Friday night run. Pedregon powered his Chevy Impala SS to a 4.212 at 286.50 mph. It?s Pedregon?s second No. 1 qualifier of the season, 33rd of his career, and first at Bandimere Speedway.

Anderson drove his Pontiac GXP to the top spot and a new track record with a run of 7.010 at 196.10 mph. It's Anderson's third No. 1 qualifier of the season, 65th of his career, and fourth at Bandimere Speedway.

Krawiec rode his Hines Harley-Davidson to a 7.328 at 181.74 mph to take his second consecutive No. 1 qualifier and a new track record


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