(Above) John Force won for the third time in 2016, his 146th career victory
Antron Brown piloted his Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster to victory on Sunday at the 9th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte. John Force (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in their respective categories at the 19th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The NHRA Carolina Nationals is the first race of the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs.Brown claimed his 59th career victory, and fifth of the season, with a 3.763-second pass at 319.29 mph in his dragster, defeating Doug Kalitta and his Mac Tools machine, which ran a 3.811 at 320.28. It is Brown’s second consecutive win at the NHRA Carolina Nationals, the opening event of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. In 2015, Brown went on to win the Top Fuel world championship. READ FULL STORY
JOLIET, Ill. – Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson both had their cars fail post-race LIS inspection after Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
JOLIET, Ill. – Martin Truex Jr. opened the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a win Sunday in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
JOLIET, Ill. – Erik Jones won Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series The Drive for Safety 300 and leaves Chicagoland Speedway as the number one seed in the Chase.
I’m happy to report, that even though I DID NOT finish in the top 20 (23rd) in Sportsman points for the 2016 NHRA Summit Racing Series for team Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, lucky for me several people above me could not attend the Bracket Finals in early October, SO, I’M IN!!!!! As always, I’m excited to be going and racing at our biggest bracket race of the year. Because the race is being held at “The Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there will probably be over 500 racers representing 15 race tracks from all over the Pacific Division (Div. 7). I love racing at The Strip, it’s my favorite drag strip, because its so big and has so much great paved parking and the staging lanes are huge, it’s just a very racer friendly track.
In 2016 I won exactly TWO (2) rounds of racing from a total of 7 races. THAT IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!! I think I drove 3-4 different vehicles during the year, which is not good either. The 1985 Chevy S-10 is now 95% finished (needs a bigger radiator) and running very good, but I don’t have a trailer or a big enough pickup truck to get it to Las Vegas, so I’m driving & racing my 2004 V-6 powered Saturn Vue that I won the 2 rounds in. If I was winning rounds at every race and maybe going late rounds once in a while, I’d find a way to get the S-10 to Vegas, but I deal in reality and right now I’m a dedicated racer, but NOT A GOOD RACER. I go into every race feeling like today is the day that its all going to come together and I’m going to get off the starting line with good consistent reaction times and then do my job at the finish line and WIN ROUNDS. If I didn’t feel that way, I wouldn’t even go. My three race wins (in over 25 years of racing) have all come after poor results in the last race, so I always have that hope. Everyone always says “seat-time seat-time you gotta put in the seat-time to get better. I’m sure they are right, but seat-time takes time and it takes money, so I just keep trying and getting as much seat-time as I can at the team races. This year I not only raced in the Sportsman at all 7 races, but I also raced in the Pro class at all 7 races, which to me was extra seat-time, even though in 4 of the races, my car was not even fast enough to be in the Pro class.
ENJOY THE NICER WEATHER!!!!!!!
Virginia native Denny Hamlin scored a win at his home track when he took the checkered flag in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Kyle Busch dominated the field Friday night and drove to an easy win in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia 529 Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
Tony Schumacher sprinted to victory on Labor Day at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in their respective categories at the 18th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals was the final race of the regular season. Schumacher claimed his 82nd career win when he powered his U.S. Army dragster to a 3.806-second pass at 317.64 mph to beat Steve Torrence’s 3.803 at 325.06 in his Capco Contractors/Torrence Racing dragster during the final round on Monday. The winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA Top Fuel history also became the winningest driver in Lucas Oil Raceway history by tallying his 10th career victory at the venerable track. Schumacher outran Tripp Tatum, reigning world champ Antron Brown, and Sonoma, Calif., event winner J.R. Todd in the earlier rounds before facing Torrence. READ FULL STORY
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