Mike Castellana and Pat Musi have their golden opportunity in Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified, and now we will see which one will take advantage.
Musi stayed in the top qualifying spot in the class, as his 3.873 at 193.54 mph held up, while Castellana stayed No. 2 with a 3.875 at 193.99 mph.
But the big news is that points leader Jeff Naiser did not qualify, meaning Castellana now trails Naiser by 22 points and Musi is behind just 42 points heading into eliminations.
The only way Naiser can get the championship is if Musi loses to Tim Tindle in the first round and Todd Tutterow beats Castellana in the opening round. In essence, Musi and Castellana control their own destinies and could meet in a winner-take-all final.
The race will continue to be intense between Mick Snyder and Jason Scruggs in Pro Extreme heading into eliminations. Scruggs qualified No. 5 with a 3.613 and trails Snyder, who qualified sixth, by five points heading into eliminations. Scruggs will face off with Brandon Snider in the first round, while Snyder meets John Stanley. The only way Scruggs and Snyder will face off is if each advance to the finals.
Frankie Taylor could not back up his amazing 3.577 from Friday, but remains the No. 1 qualifier in the second-quickest PX qualifying field of all-time.
Joshua Vettel continued to lower the boom in Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman, finishing as the No. 1 qualifier with a track record run of 3.981. It’s the second 3-second run in the class, and both have been done by Vettel.
Points leader Marco Abruzzi finished as the No. 10 qualifier and will race Earl Folse in the first round. William Brown III will meet Bruce Chinn Jr. in an 8-9 matchup, while Ronnie Davis, the No. 3 qualifier, will race Greg Lair.
In Extreme Pro Stock, John DeFlorian stayed as the No. 1 qualifier with his 4.04 at 179.95 mph. Points leader Cary Goforth is qualified No. 3 and if he wins his first-round matchup against Kevin Bealko, he will clinch his second straight world championship.
Richie Stevens, who qualified No. 9 with a 4.075 and will meet Elijah Morton in the first round, will need to win the race and hope Goforth loses.
Pat Stoken remains the No. 1 qualifier in Pro Nitrous thanks to his 3.76 from Friday.
Eric McKinney continued to impress in Pro Extreme Motorcycle, lowering his No. 1 qualifier mark to an incredible 4.051 at 175 mph.
Billy Glidden stayed in the top position in Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5, running a 3.915 at 190.59 mph.
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