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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J.R. Todd Defeats Ron Capps In Funny Car Final Of US Nationals

Brownsburg, Ind – The Funny Car ladder in the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals was full of great storylines. But, we got a great final too with No. 8 qualifier Ron Capps against No. 6 J.R. Todd. Neither has ever won the prestigious event before and here they were with a chance at a “Wally.” In the final round, Todd defeated Capps in a hole shot for his second win in the last four races. It was also his second of the season and 11th of his NHRA career. 

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Steve Torrence Wins Traxxas Top Fuel Nitro Shootout, Also Top Fuel US Nationals

Brownsburg, Ind – What a weekend it was for Steve Torrence. After a storied career was nearly cut short from a rare disease, he bounced back and started to regain form before leaving an accomplished team to start his own. This season, he’s seeing it all come back around in full circle. Now, he can hang is hat on a dream weekend in the biggest event of the season. 

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Antron Brown, Tony Schumahcer Tough Weekends at Indy

Brownsburg, Ind – The two easy favorites to win the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series’ Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Top Fuel competition would have to have been Antron Brown or Tony Schumacher. Over the last five races, Brown has surged from third in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel points to the top spot. He was over 100 points out of the points lead leaving Chicago. Now, he’s 31 points up heading to this weekend’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.

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Huge Storybook Upsets In Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on Monday

Brownsburg, Ind – I don’t know why no one has set up bracket pools for the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series yet, because it would make the ladder eliminations even more interesting than they already are. Take this for example, no 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament has ever beat a No. 1 seed. Well, in the top two divisions of NHRA, both No. 16 seeds knocked out the top qualifier on Monday afternoon at Lucas Oil Raceway. In fact, one of which had a storybook run all the way…

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