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TEMPEST IN A ‘TREE’-POT: SAVOIE ERUPTS AT ARANA IN STARTING-LINE SQUABBLE

 

Hector Arana Jr. said, “It was nothing.”
 
But it was a move that certainly meant something to reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Jerry Savoie, owner of the White Alligator Racing team that includes L.E. Tonglet.
 
The hot temperature and a hot motor combined to make Savoie hot under the collar Sunday at the NHRA Dodge Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, near Reading, Pa.

CAPPS WINS MAPLE GROVE, TAKES FUNNY CAR POINTS LEAD

This turned to be a fantastic weekend for Ron Capps.

The reigning NHRA nitro Funny Car world champion not only won at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa., but he also retook the points lead with four races to go in the Countdown to the Championship.

FORCE TAKES BOLD STEP TOWARD FIRST TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Countdown to the Championship started last weekend with “The Shake-up at Charlotte,” as top-ranked Top Fuel racers tumbled from contention early in eliminations.

The NHRA Dodge Nationals, near Reading, Pa., Sunday was “The Redemption At Reading” for Antron Brown, who made the semifinals, and Steve Torrence, who reclaimed the points lead from Doug Kalitta. But for Tony Schumacher and Leah Pritchett, the visit to Maple Grove Raceway, near Reading, Pa., was “The Rerun At Reading.”

KRAWIEC AS HOT AS THE WEATHER, RUNS BIKE WINNING STREAK TO THREE

The weather at Reading, Pa., was startlingly hot this entire weekend, and Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Eddie Krawiec was equally sizzling.

But that wasn’t startling at all.

BUTNER EARNS PRO STOCK WALLY AT DODGE NATIONALS

On Friday and Saturday, NHRA Pro Stock driver Bo Butner had the best car at Maple Grove Raceway.

That didn't change Sunday.

CAPPS, B. FORCE, BUTNER & KRAWIEC VICTORIOUS IN SECOND RACE OF COUNTDOWN AT READING

Ron Capps powered to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious in their respective categories at the second of six playoff events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2017 NHRA DODGE NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The race is the 20th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

POINTS AFTER 2017 NHRA DODGE NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2017 NHRA DODGE NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

BUTNER RACES TO TOP SPOT IN PRO STOCK AT MAPLE GROVE

Friday’s performance left Pro Stock driver Bo Butner smiling Saturday at the Dodge Nationals in Reading, Pa.

Butner clocked a 6.554-second elapsed time at 210.18 mph in his Jim Butner's Auto Chevrolet Camaro during his first pass Friday and it held and allowed him to capture the No. 1 qualifying position.

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