NHRA: Sampey Leads Rain-Shortened Friday Drills At Atlanta Dragway

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Angelle Sampey led an abbreviated Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying session Friday at Atlanta Dragway. (Marc Gewertz/NHRA photo)

COMMERCE, Ga. – Angelle Sampey is the current No 1. Qualifier for Pro Stock Motorcycle after a partial qualifying session on Friday at Atlanta Dragway.

Due to inclement weather, NHRA officials ended racing early for the day at the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals.

Sampey powered her Team Liberty Racing Victory Magnum bike to a 6.904-second pass at 193.16 mph during the lone qualifying session of the day.

“To leave the starting line and go straight, shift on time and stay under power all the way to the finish line was the best feeling I’ve had in a long time,” Sampey said. “I didn’t even care where it was on the ladder, just the fact that I made a full pull on the first round. I was so excited.”

Hector Arana is second in his Lucas Oil Buell motorcycle after a 6.911 pass at 194.13. Matt Smith sits third with his Victory Gunner motorcycle.

Officials consistently worked throughout the day to dry the track, but as the temperature dropped and misting continued, racing for the day was called at 6:25 p.m.

NHRA Mello Yello Series qualifying is set to resume on Saturday at 1:15 p.m.

CREDIT: NHRA Communications

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