Hometown Hero Drew Skillman Victorious In Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Brownsburg, Ind – Drew Skillman had two things he wanted to accomplish this weekend in the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. First, he wanted to beat the legend Greg Anderson, something he’s never done before. Then, he wanted to win the event itself, especially with it being his hometown race. Well, Skillman was two-for-two on Monday as he not only defeated Anderson, but he did so in the final round this afternoon for his first U.S. Nationals triumph. 

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Women Shine In Brainerd, DeJoria (Funny Car) Pritchett (Top Fuel) Victorious

It was ladies day at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Out of the four top classes in the Mello Yellow NHRA Drag Racing Series, half of them saw a female competitor hoist the wally. Alexis DeJoria raced to her first win of the season in Funny Car competition this weekend, the fifth of her career and the 250th women’s victory in NHRA history when she defeated Tommy Johnson Jr. in Minnesota on Sunday. Her 3.906 pass at 330.96 in her Toyota Camry bettered Johnson…

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Brittany Force Eying 3rd Straight Final Round Appearance In Brainerd

For some reason, John Force Racing just outclasses the field in the annual stop at Brainerd. During the course of their storied career, JFR has 17 career victories in the Lucas Oil Nationals. Just one of which though was in Top Fuel competition, as that came last year when Brittany Force powered her Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster to the victory in Minnesota. She watched her dad John Force win 11 times in Funny Car competition there, now she had a “Wally” of her own there. This weekend, Force is…

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Hight Looking To Keep Rolling in Brainerd, Boss John Force Eyeing 12th Lucas Oil Nationals Victory, Courtney Looking For 1st Minnesota Win

Arguably, no one is hotter in the Funny Car division of the Mello Yellow NHRA Drag Racing Series right now than John Force Racing’s Robert Hight. Over the last four events on the schedule, Hight has made three final round appearances, winning two of them. In fact, he’s beat Tommy Johnson Jr. in each final round in two of the last three races at Denver and two weeks ago in Seattle. Now, Hight is hoping to carry that momentum through this weekend’s Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota and get…

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Greg Anderson Hoping For Another Hometown Triumph In Brainerd

The 2017 Mello Yellow NHRA Drag Racing Series season started off on the right foot for Pro Stock legend Greg Anderson. The four-time Pro Stock champion had three straight final round appearance to start the year off, with winning one of them at Phoenix. Six events into the year, he was leading the points standings and had made it to at least the semifinals in every race with the exception of one. But, in the 10 events since, he’s been to just two final rounds, winning at Englishtown and falling…

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Drew Skillman Looking To Keep Hot Streak Going This Weekend in Brainerd

Drew Skillman is an Indianapolis native, born and raised. Obviously, he’d love to hoist a “Wally” in the annual Labor Day weekend Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at his hometown track at Lucas Oil Raceway in a few weeks. But, first things first, staying hot for this weekend’s Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. Skillman, is the defending winner in Pro Stock competition at Brainerd and would love nothing more than to have a second straight triumph there. But, where this weekend is even more important to him,…

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Girl Power! Leah Pritchett and Brittany Force Dominating Top Fuel Action This Season

For most of racing’s history, its been a male dominated sport. Occasionally, a Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James, Danica Patrick, Sarah Fisher or Shirley Muldowney have shown up and made a name for themselves in their respective series that they have competed in, but no one is having success now like Leah Pritchett and Brittany Force are in the 2017 Mello Yellow NHRA Drag Racing Series on the Top Fuel level. These two names need to be honored for what they’re doing this season, and that is that they’re putting…

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