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ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2019 NHRA LAS VEGAS NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 19th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 23rd of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

LEAH PRITCHETT CHARGES TO TOP FUEL QUALIFYING LEAD AT LAS VEGAS

Leah Pritchett has seemingly been on a roller-coaster ride this season with highs and lows of emotion.

Nonetheless, with two races remaining Pritchett arrived in Las Vegas for the NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway fifth in the points standings – 104 behind leader and reigning world champion Steve Torrence.

BECKMAN NO. 1 FUNNY CAR QUALIFIER AT LAS VEGAS

Veteran nitro Funny Car driver Jack Beckman has given himself a legitimate chance to win his second career world championship.

With two races remaining in the NHRA Mello Yello Series season, Beckman knows there’s no time to waste.

GREG ANDERSON CAPTURES NO. 1 PS QUALIFYING POSITION AT DODGE NATIONALS

Greg Anderson knows it’s a long shot for him to win his fifth NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock world championship, but he’s not going down without a fight.

With two races left in the 2019 season, Anderson is 99 points behind leader Erica Enders.

MATT SMITH LEADS THE PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE FIELD INTO ELIMINATIONS AT LAS VEGAS

Matt Smith flexed his muscles in qualifying at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion took the No. 1 qualifying spot with a track-record 6.840-second elapsed time at 196.93 mph in Q4 at The Strip.

McGAHA WORKING WITH SON AT LAS VEGAS

WOMEN IN VEGAS TIE DRAG RACING GENDER MARK

 

The most female drivers in professional categories to compete in a single Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event is 11, and the contingent of female pro racers at this Dodge Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ties the record.

BECKMAN, PRITCHETT, ANDERSON & M. SMITH EARN NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AS TRACK RECORDS FALL AT VEGAS

A day after setting the track speed record, Funny Car championship hopeful Jack Beckman made the quickest run in The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway history on Saturday, earning the No. 1 qualifying spot at the 19th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil.

Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the fifth of six races in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. The race also serves as the penultimate event of the 24-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

STEVIE “FAST” JACKSON: DRAG RACING’S MR. OCTOBER

 

With a giant number "1" adorning the roof of his roots-blown 2018 Camaro to signify the accomplishment, "Stevie Fast" Jackson rolled into this weekend's Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the newly crowned NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod world champion.

Jackson clinched the 2019 series title with a semi-final win last month at the previous NHRA Pro Mod race in Charlotte before going on to defeat Steven Whiteley in the final to take home his third Wally of the year. It marked his eighth NHRA win after 14 trips to the finals in just 36 races entered over three years.

J.R. TODD FINDS FUNNY CAR GROOVE IN VEGAS WITH PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITION

J.R. Todd isn’t surrendering his NHRA Mello Series world championship without a fight.

With two races left in the season, Todd, who drives the DHL-sponsored Toyota for Kalitta Motorsports, entered the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend in seventh place in the points standings 163 points behind leader Robert Hight.

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