Written by Larry Crum, photos by NHRA Mon, 2017-04-24 12:00
Of all of the wins in Ron Capps’ historic career, his victory Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston will probably always stand out as his most memorable.
Matched up with Robert Hight in the finals of the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals, the two longtime racers put on a show as Hight crossed the centerline and took out both finish line timing blocks while simultaneously in the other lane Capps’ NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car detonated in a huge fireball.
Written by Susan Wade, photos by NHRA Mon, 2017-04-24 12:00
Leah Pritchett earned her third Top Fuel victory in five Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events this season, defeating Steve Torrence in Sunday’s final round of the NHRA SpringNationals at Baytown, Texas.
And with that victory she delivered some more return on investment for Papa John’s Pizza, Pennzoil, and FireAde, the three major investors who took a chance on her this time last year when she was a proven winner suddenly without a team. With the decision-makers for those corporations on site at Royal Purple Raceway this weekend, scrutinizing every pass and every detail of the Don Schumacher-affiliated program and considering whether to extend her one-year deal or at least how to build on it, Pritchett had more than her personal pride at stake.
Written by Larry Crum, photos by NHRA Mon, 2017-04-24 08:00
They say the first win is always the hardest.
And perhaps no one knows that truth more than Bo Butner.
NHRA Communications Sun, 2017-04-23 16:00
Final round-by-round results from the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway, the fifth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: