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RACHEL MEYER, LINDBERG HEAD INTO SUNDAYS NHRA D3 LODRS/REGIONAL - INDIANAPOLIS ELIMINATIONS AS NO. 1

The following are Friday's Alcohol qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis:

LIVE VIDEO: NHRA DIV. 3 LODRS/CENTRAL REGIONAL - INDIANAPOLIS

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragRacer.TV and Warren Evans, we present to you the live video feed from the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil this Thursday through Sunday, August 6 through 9. This event is a combined Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional event for sportsman categories as well as a national event for the Mello Yello professionals and specialty classes. LODRS coverage will be simulcast on dragracer.tv and NHRA.tv, with all other classes only on NHRA.tv.

DIDONATO HEADLINES NMRA WINNERS AT SUPER BOWL OF STREET LEGAL DRAG RACING

 

2020 ushered in a world of changes and the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals wasn’t spared from those adjustments. One major change was moving the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance to the St. Louis area. After 14 years in Joliet, the event moved to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in nearby Madison, Illinois, where a long-standing tradition of Ford racing continued with the 15th Annual Super Bowl event. And despite a persistently poor weather forecast, spectators enjoyed a safe and socially distanced event, while racers sped to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.

In the combined NMRA and NMCA VP Racing Madditives/Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw category, Dom DiDonato took the top spot in qualifying with a 4.32, and Tony Hobson was hot on his heels with a 4.36. The pair of Mustangs waded through the 13-car field and the number one and two qualifiers were the last men standing. With identical .087-second reaction times, both drivers left evenly, but Hobson encountered issues early in his run, leaving DiDonato to speed away with a winning elapsed time of 4.810.

At this event, the NMRA Edelbrock Renegade and NMCA Xtreme Street classes are combined for a battle of brand supremacy. Be it NMRA or NMCA, Mustangs reigned supreme in this category, with Joel Greathouse and his Fox-Body Mustang facing Tim Knieriem and his SN95 Mustang in a turbo-vs.-nitrous confrontation. Knieriem took the starting-line advantage, but that and his 4.731 effort weren’t enough to finish ahead of Greathouse and his 4.690 run.

FAUST HEADLINES ST. LOUIS WINNERS AT CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE SERIES

 

WIDENER HEADLINES NMCA WINNERS AT SUPER BOWL OF STREET LEGAL DRAG RACING

 

While rain threatened to steal the racers’ thunder, it wasn’t able to as they dug in and dispatched profuse power during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl presented by HPJ Performance, July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

They were aiming for the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle and the storied Super Bowl shootout portion of the event, where NMCA winners and NMRA winners run off for a coveted Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Championship Ring, cash and a claim to fame. This marked the first time the event, traditionally held at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, was contested at World Wide Technology Raceway, and it was a success.

On the NMCA side, the VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod category was as cutthroat as ever, with most of the racers recording 3-second runs in qualifying, and leading the charge was Jim Widener, who wheeled to a 3.70 in his Corvette. The Indiana-based hot-shoe hauled to the final round of eliminations to face California-based ace Eric Gustafson. Either driver could have won the edge-of-your-seat race, but Widener got to the finish line first, despite an explosion under his car, with a 3.74, and Gustafson was not far behind with a 3.78.

LIVE VIDEO: WORLD SUPER PRO CHALLENGE

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragRacer.TV and Warren Evans, we present to you the live video feed from the Todd’s Extreme Paint 27th Annual World Super Pro Challenge from the Mid-Michigan Motorplex.

LIVE VIDEO: LOOSE ROCKER COLONIAL CLASSIC, VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the 7th Annual LooseRocker Colonial Classic from Virginia Motorsports Park

K&N FLING EVENT ORGANIZERS REVISE SCHEDULE FOR 2020

 

With the K&N Spring Fling Galot presented by Optima in the rear-view mirror, co-promoters, Peter Biondo and Kyle Seipel, have been diligently trying to piece together their remaining 2020 event schedule.

“We have been working closely with our partner tracks to come up with a game plan for our Fall events,” explained Biondo. “After discussing our options and realizing the commitment we have to our racers and sponsors, we decided it was time to put a plan in place. This is exciting stuff and I think racers will be pumped up to hear what we have planned.”

Perhaps the biggest news starts with the move of the previously scheduled K&N Spring Fling Million event, which was set to happen in April at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This event will now take place at Bristol Dragway on September 28 through October 3, taking the place of the previously scheduled Fall Fling at Bristol. The event name, sponsors, structure, and guaranteed purses will all remain the same.

LIVE VIDEO: NHRA DIV. 5 LODRS EVENT, TOPEKA, KS.

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragRacer.TV and Warren Evans, we present to you the live video feed from the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka KS.  This weekend features two separate LODRS Divisional events along with the LODRS Regional for Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car. 

SAMSEL, GORDON, ENGELS HEADLINE NHRA D5 WINNERS IN TOPEKA

 

The following are Friday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Heartland Park Topeka:

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