• Hector Arana Jr. set the Pro Stock Motorcycle national speed record at 200.23 mph to become the first rider to win $10,000 and be a part of the DENSO Spark Plugs 200 MPH Club
• Clay Millican raced to the top of the Top Fuel class during the second qualifying session
• Jack Beckman leads the Funny Car pack after day one of qualifying at Gainesville
• Greg Anderson looking to secure his 94th career No. 1 qualifier
• Eddie Krawiec sits atop of the Pro Stock Motorcycle class on the first day of the class' season
His pass during the second qualifying session eclipsed his record of 199.88 set at Charlotte 1 in 2015.
"I would've never thought that was a run to go 200 (mph)," Arana Jr. stated. "At the beginning of today, we didn't have our front fairings, front exhaust pipes and we weren't ready at all. I don't even know what the tune-up is on the bike. It's honestly really incredible we did that."
Millican's pass of 3.708 at 324.98 in his Parts Plus / Great Clips dragster during the second round of qualifying put him at the top of the Top Fuel category. He is striving for his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and 11th of his career.
"I was getting giddy because I saw David Grubnic (crew chief) twisting knobs and he was just changing all kinds of things," Millican stated. "He later came over to tell me that he actually slowed it down. To be up here as the No. 1 qualifier is surprising. I had the mindset we were going to slow the car down."
Coming off his win at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, Steve Torrence piloted his Capco Contractors dragster to the No. 2 spot and defending Top Fuel champion Brittany Force currently sits 10th.
"We were just tiptoeing to make sure we didn't over power the race track," Beckman said. "I'm frankly just surprised that Funny Cars didn't run quicker today."
Phoenix event winner, Courtney Force, is currently in the No. 2 spot with her pass of 3.914 at 327.66 in her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS.
"There's a lot of fast cars out there this year," Anderson said. "We've gone home early the last two Sunday's and I need to make amends for that. I need to make up some lost ground and I can't think of a better place to do it than here."
Reigning Pro Stock world champion Bo Butner is currently seeded fourth overall, as he looks to extend his No. 1 points position over the class.
"It's good to be back out racing," Krawiec stated. "We pretty much started right where we left off and that's our motive heading into these next couple races. We really didn't change anything from Pomona on our motorcycles so we could come here to be fresh and ready."
Qualifying continues at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at 12 p.m. on Saturday.
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