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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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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