Frustrating End Of The 2017 Season For Ron Capps

Leaving Gateway a little over a month ago, Ron Capps was feeling like he was on his way to the 2017 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series Funny Car championship. Capps, just defeated Jonnie Lindberg for his series leading eighth “wally” of the season, as he held a commanding lead in the points. But, everything fell apart since. The next race in Dallas, Capps fell to his main rival for the season championship Robert Hight in the finals. Then, at Las Vegas, Capps had a mechanical malfunction and fell to…

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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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John Force Looking For 1st Texas Win Since The Big Crash, Says Recent Success All Due To Test at Maple Grove

John Force knows that the time to pounce is now. Will the Funny Car legend grab another championship trophy at Pomona next month? That’s not likely. But, he’s hoping he can capitalize on some new found speed and end the season on a high note. Force, is looking to win again in this weekend’s AAA Texas FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, a track at which Force has triumphed seven times, the most of any driver in a NHRA’s professional classes. He also has 11 No. 1 qualifiers, 15 finals appearances and 71…

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Debuting New Car, Force Is Hoping Past Success In Texas Leads To Her Furthering Closing Funny Car Gap

Heading into the Countdown, Courtney Force was sixth in the Funny Car points standings. She had six first or second round defeats in a span of eight events. But, since the playoffs have started, her success has gone up. Force, has stormed up to third in the standings with just three races left. In fact, she has made it to the final round in two of the three countdown races and is looking to close the gap even more this weekend at Texas. But, she’s hoping the little extra motivation…

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Brittany Force Knows She Lucked Out At St. Louis, Eyeing Texas Success This Weekend

Brittany Force knows she was lucky to escape St. Louis still being third in the Top Fuel points standings. After a strong qualifying run she was knocked out in just the second round by Doug Kalitta. Luckily, there were a lot of upsets which allowed her to stay within striking distance. But, she knows that can’t happen again. “Leaving St. Louis, we got a little lucky,” Force said. “Things didn’t change that much. We still picked up bonus points, we went a couple rounds, and we maintained No. 3 position,…

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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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Torrence, Capps, Anderson Win Record Setting AAA Midwest Nationals

This weekend’s AAA Midwest Nationals at Gateway was a record setting show. From packed crowds at capacity all weekend long, to record blazing speeds, the weekend at the Gateway Motorsports Park was nothing short of amazing. To make matters even better, it was upset city in the ladders. In Top Fuel competition, none of the top four qualifiers made it past the second round. In Funny Car, Jonnie Lindberg advanced all the way to his third final round appearance of his career. What a weekend it was. Speaking of Top…

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