Bo Butner Earns 1st Career Pro Stock Championship Sunday In Pomona

In two of the top three Nitro divisions of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series circuit, we saw first time champions. Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and now Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were crowned the 2017 champions in their respective divisions on Sunday afternoon in Pomona. As far as Butner goes, he entered this season with as many wins in NHRA as me and you. So, how does a driver with zero career wins entering the season end up crowned the champion in the season finale?

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Banner Day/Year For John Force Racing, Brittany Force Takes Home Top Fuel Crown, Robert Hight Funny Car Champ

What a year it was for the entire John Force Racing organization. On Sunday in Pomona, they took home the hardware in two divisions of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series. First off, John Force’s daughter Brittany Force secured her first career championship in the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Force, watched as Steve Torrence was defeated by Antron Brown in the second round of Sunday’s action. That race was the one preceding Force’s matchup with Richie Crampton. When she saw Torrence get eliminated, she knew then that all she…

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Force, Hight, Line Wins AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

It was a great day for John Force Racing on Sunday. In both Top Fuel as well as Funny Car competition, their drivers reached victory lane in cutting their points deficits as well. In Top Fuel, Brittany Force earned her third win of the 2017 season in her Monster Energy dragster as she topped seventh seeded Shawn Langdon in the final round in the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. Force, was the fifth qualifier this weekend but knocked out fourth qualifier Doug Kalitta in the second round and top qualifier…

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Funny Car Championship Likely Between Ron Capps vs. Robert Hight

There’s now just three races left in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series season. The teams head to Texas this weekend, Vegas in two weeks and Pomona in a month. That’s all that’s left in 2017 for the series. With that being said, the Funny Car championship is likely down to a battle between just two drivers now, Ron Capps vs. Robert Hight. Capps, currently leads Hight by just 46 points heading into this weekend’s event, as making up points on these two will be tough to come by…

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Top Fuel Championship Coming Down To 3 Horse Race, Likely Torrence’s To Lose

As the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series heads to Texas, one thing is starting to get clearer, the Top Fuel championship race is down to a three driver battle. In my opinion, Steve Torrence, Doug Kalitta and Brittany Force are going to be the favorites to duke it out of the final three rounds. Currently, Torrence leads Kalitta by 42 points and Force by 83. While Antron Brown (-94), Clay Millican (-141), Tony Schumacher (-142) and Leah Pritchett (-152) are all more than capable of making a final push…

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Force, Capps, Butner Wins Dodge NHRA Nationals, Full Recap From This Weekend

Brittany Force didn’t enter the 2017 Countdown with much momentum. She lost in the second round twice and was a first round exit at Indy. But, she’s getting better and better now that the playoffs have started. Force, powered her Monster Energy dragster to a victory in Sunday’s Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove for her second Top Fuel victory of the season and fifth of her career. Force, bested Steve Torrence in the final round en route to a championship saving win. Her road to the finals though wasn’t…

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Friday Night’s Passes Stand, Millican, Hight, Butner Quickest Qualifiers At Maple Grove

Like usual, Friday’s passes in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series proved to be the quickest times of the weekend for the Nitro division of the NHRA circuit. The top qualifiers for the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway all turned their quickest times on Friday. In Funny Car, records were broken. Robert Hight broke both ends of the Maple Grove track record with a 3.844-second (339.02 mph) pass on Friday night. That was the second fastest speed in NHRA history. He’d hold on to that…

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Kalitta, Hight, Gray Win NHRA Events In North Carolina

The finals of the Nitro Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series competiors had big storylines. The Pro Stock finals had two North Carolina natives. Being this is in Charlotte, the winner didn’t have far to go home with the Wally. The Funny Car and Top Fuels finals were contested between teammates. In Top Fuel, it was an all Team Kalitta final between Richie Crampton and his teammate Doug Kalitta. Crampton, was back in the car for the first time after replacing rookie Troy Coughlin Jr. and he quickly showed why…

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Kalitta, Force, Gray Earn No. 1 Qualifiers For Opening Countdown Event at Charlotte

For the seventh time of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series season, Courtney Force earned the No. 1 qualifier distinction. She will be on top of the Funny Car ladder for Sunday’s 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Force, claimed the top spot by running a 3.891-second, 330.07 mph run on Friday evening. She’s hoping she can fare much better than the other six times that she’s been the top qualifier this season. Force, was eliminated in the first round in three of those six times, with…

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Capps Looking To Play “Offense” In Efforts To Backup Last Year’s Funny Car Championship With Second Straight Title

After winning his first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship in 2016, Funny Car driver Ron Capps’ title defense couldn’t have gone much better during the 2017 regular season. The Funny Car standout has six victories in the regular season and eight final round appearances through the first 17 races, setting Capps up for what he hopes is another successful run in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship in his 10,000-horsepower NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T. The NHRA’s six-race playoffs start at state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway with…

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