Associated Press

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Clay Millican broke the Top Fuel time record Friday night in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Millican had a 3.631-second pass at 330.39 mph at the home race for Stringer Performance during the second round of qualifying. He’s chasing his fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season and 10th of his career.

“That run is 100-percent is David Grubnick doing his thing,” Millican said. “He is the baddest dude out here right now and I don’t think anybody can argue that. He does it his way, there’s no shared information and it’s done with group of young guys. That’s Doug Stringer’s car that I get to go out and stomp on that loud pedal in.”

Hear Tom Ackerman’s interview with Clay Millican:

Robert Hight led in Funny Car, Greg Anderson in Pro Stock and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the third of six events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

Hight set the track elapsed time record with his pass of 3.830 at 333.91 in a Chevrolet Camaro SS. He also set the track speed record at 338.60 during the first qualifying session.

Anderson had a 6.525 at 211.03 in a Chevrolet Camaro during his second pass.

Hines ran a 6.802 at 196.19 on a Harley-Davidson on the first pass.

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