Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas qualified in pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after a crash involving Charles Leclerc helped to ensure one of the longest qualifying sessions in recent years at Baku, Azerbaijan.
NHRA: Mike Salinas took the No. 1 qualifying spot in Top Fuel on Saturday at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Concord, N.C.
Salinas had a zMAX Dragway-record time of 3.687 seconds at 327.43 mph Friday night. He raced to his first career victory April 7 at the fourwide event in Las Vegas.
“We knew (on Friday) that the track might not hold much,” Salinas said. “Alan (Johnson, tuner) is a genius at what he’s doing.”
Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field, and Karen Stoffer led the Pro Stock Motorcycle lineup.