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Leah Pruett (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Troy Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) took the provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 34th annual Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway on Friday July 22, 2022.

Pruett, Hight and Smith are coming off wins last week at the 42nd annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Denver.

After winning the past three years at Sonoma, Hight could be the first driver in NHRA history to win four consecutive times.

Results after the first of three rounds of qualifying

Top Fuel — 1. Leah Pruett, 3.689 seconds, 327.59 mph; 2. Doug Kalitta, 3.694, 331.45; 3. Steve Torrence, 3.710, 326.08; 4. Alex Laughlin, 3.840, 314.97; 5. Justin Ashley, 3.861, 268.33; 6. Ron August, 3.916, 306.40; 7. Jim Maroney, 4.012, 269.89; 8. Clay Millican, 4.687, 155.27; 9. Tony Schumacher, 4.839, 144.10; 10. Austin Prock, 5.839, 105.84; 11. Shawn Langdon, 6.366, 104.32; 12. Josh Hart, 6.518, 95.85; 13. Brittany Force, 6.693, 84.46; 14. Mike Salinas, 7.319, 75.91; 15. Antron Brown, 7.865, 73.30; 16. Cameron Ferre, 8.907, 72.97.

Not Qualified: 17. Scott Palmer, 9.910, 84.30.

Funny Car — 1. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.825, 332.75; 2. Ron Capps, Toyota Supra, 3.846, 334.48; 3. Alexis DeJoria, Supra, 3.867, 330.63; 4. Blake Alexander, Ford Mustang, 3.898, 326.56; 5. Cruz Pedregon, Dodge Charger, 3.900, 323.58; 6. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 3.903, 325.45; 7. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.018, 314.02; 8. Paul Lee, Charger, 4.099, 244.16; 9. Terry Haddock, Mustang, 4.325, 244.21; 10. J.R. Todd, Supra, 4.432,

194.97; 11. John Force, Camaro, 4.788, 159.89; 12. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Camry, 5.284, 137.55; 13. Steven Densham, Mustang, 6.707, 98.61; 14. Jim Campbell, Charger, 7.159, 87.04; 15. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, broke.

Pro Stock — 1. Troy Coughlin Jr., Chevy Camaro, 6.549, 210.87; 2. Mason McGaha, Camaro, 6.551, 210.57; 3. Kyle Koretsky, Camaro, 6.553, 209.36; 4. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.555, 210.37; 5. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.564, 210.54; 6. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.564, 210.41; 7. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 6.564, 209.88; 8. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.569, 210.80; 9. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.571, 208.71; 10. Dallas Glenn, Camaro, 6.572, 208.30; 11. Cristian Cuadra, Ford Mustang, 6.577, 209.07; 12. Camrie Caruso, Camaro, 6.579, 210.18; 13. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.588, 209.39; 14. Fernando Cuadra, Mustang, 6.613, 209.82; 15. Fernando Cuadra Jr., Mustang, 6.622, 209.46; 16. Steve Graham, Camaro, 6.635, 209.17.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.743, 198.73; 2. Matt Smith, Suzuki, 6.758, 200.74; 3. Eddie Krawiec, Suzuki, 6.785, 198.23; 4. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.793, 197.97; 5. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.803, 198.15; 6. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.816, 197.45; 7. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.827, 200.74; 8. Kelly Clontz, Suzuki, 6.888, 195.42; 9. Jianna Evaristo, Suzuki, 7.055, 189.36; 10. Scott Bottorff, Buell, 7.150, 187.83; 11. Lance Bonham, Buell, 7.178, 189.31; 12. Katie Sullivan, Suzuki, 8.003, 149.93; 13. Ryan Oehler, EBR, 8.797, 106.05; 14. Angie Smith, EBR, broke.