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RON CAPPS SETS QUALIFYING PACE IN FUNNY CAR AT NORWALK

This has been a solid season for veteran nitro Funny Car driver Ron Capps.

The popular veteran has won two races this season – Atlanta and Richmond – and he has 17 elimination round wins to sit fourth in the NHRA Mello Yello Series points standings.

MICHAEL RAY ENOYING WORKING WITH MATT SMITH RACING

CAPPS, B. FORCE, KRAMER AND KRAWIEC CLAIM PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFIER SPOTS AT NORWALK

Ron Capps powered his Pennzoil Synthetics/NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to an impressive 3.879-second pass at 329.18 mph to land the Funny Car provisional No. 1 qualifier position on Friday at the 13th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at the halfway point of 2019 NHRA season.

Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective Mello Yello Drag Racing Series classes.

LAUGHLIN LOCKS IN FOR THE WSOPM EVENT

 

Alex Laughlin already has a $50,000 event win to his credit this year. Now, he will try to add a $100,000 victory to his resume in August. 
 
The talented Laughlin officially accepted his invitation to the 2019 DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod presented by J&A Service, Elite Motorsports, Big O Tire and benefitting One Cure, which takes place Aug. 9-10 at Bandimere Speedway in Denver.
 

SALINAS PUTS FATHERS DAY VICTORY IN PERSPECTIVE

 

Mike Salinas has five sisters, four daughters, and wife Monica, so he has been surrounded by women his entire life.

But this past Sunday, the spotlight shone on his dad.

In a tearful tribute to Mike Salinas Sr. on Fathers Day, the Top Fuel winner let his emotions spill out about his mentor in life and in racing, who is struggling with dementia.

2019 FIA MAIN EVENT - SANTA POD RECAP

 

The 2019 European drag racing season finally kicked off at the famous Santa Pod Raceway with the „Main Event“ from 24th to 27th May 2019.

Over 270 teams had entered the event eager to shake off the dust and hunt for wins and new personal bests. After two days of qualifying with a couple of rain delays in between, reigning Top Fuel champion Anita Mäkelä was sitting in the top spot with a 3.870 at 311.38 mph run, a repeat of her current record. Brit Liam Jones went 3.887 at 311.18 mph seconds to become number two, followed by Stig Neergaards 3.917 sec at 301.78 mph.

TORRENCE AMONG ESPY FINALISTS

 

Steve Torrence, who made drag racing history last year when he swept the six races comprising the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship, is among four finalists for the Best Driver award to be presented Wednesday, July 10, during the 27th annual ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater.

WILKERSON BRINGS NEW SPONSOR, LOOK TO NORWALK

 

Tim Wilkerson's nitro-powered Ford Mustang Funny Car will feature a brand new, one-race design this weekend at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. His 330+ mph machine will feature the striking logo of Polar Air Compressor, a division of Eaton Compressor.

THARPE GETS EMOTIONAL WITH TFH DOMINATION

 

NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley-Davidson rider Tii Tharpe wasn’t at a loss for words on Sunday after winning the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. He was; however, having a tough time getting them out.

Sunday’s triumph marked the third consecutive Father’s Day victory and second win in a row for the seasoned rider. It’s also a day which has deep personal memories.

BADER ADRESSES ADJUSTMENTS MADE TO NORWALK EVENT

 

Bill Bader Jr. is as hands-on as any of the best drag strip operators in the United States. However, it's the one thing which he has no control over giving him the most significant headache lately.

NHRA confirmed in a statement issued Sunday, June 16, 2019, the upcoming Summit NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, will be contested without participation from Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. The professional divisions as well as Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car and Factory Stock Showdown will still run as scheduled.

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