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TORRENCE, HIGHT, FREEMAN AND M. SMITH SECURE NO. 1 SPOTS AT DODGE MILE-HIGH NHRA NATIONALS

Steve Torrence continued his dominant pace on Saturday, powering to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel during the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway.

Robert Hight (Funny Car), Richard Freeman (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1 in their respective categories at the 14th of 24 races during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

HAGAN’S NEW HELLCAT BODY WAS READY FOR RACE DAY, BUT IT ENDED IN ROUND ONE

 

During Q4 at the Mile-High Nationals Saturday night, world champion driver Matt Hagan put his 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody nitro Funny Car to the test.

Hagan, who debuted the new Widebody at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo., this weekend, went up in smoke right at the hit and coasted to the finish line in 13.239 seconds at 76.54 mph. Hagan did click it off, but before he did, some damage was done to his new Widebody.

THORNE, FRANKLIN, MONTECALVO CLEAN SWEEP PDRA NORTHERN NATS

 

The No. 1 qualifiers in all three professional classes parlayed their qualifying success into event victories Saturday evening at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Northern Nationals presented by Callies Performance at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. Kris Thorne (Moroso Pro Boost), Tommy Franklin (Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous) and John Montecalvo (Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock) left the northern Ohio facility with trophies. 

WORLD CHAMPION MATT SMITH EXPRESSES FRUSTRATION OVER NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON BODIES

The Mile-High Nationals have been good to reigning NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith.

Smith has left a champion at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo. in 2007 and 2008. He also was a runner-up at the event in 2017.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2019 NHRA MILE HIGH NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway. The race is the 14th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2019 NHRA MILE HIGH NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway, the 14th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2019 MILE HIGH NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway, the 14th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

FREEMAN EARNS FIRST CAREER PRO STOCK NO. 1 IN WILD SATURDAY AT BANDIMERE

Talk about a thriller.

Pro Stock’s one and only qualifying session on Saturday at the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway pretty much had it all - wild weather, crashes, and a surprise name atop the ladder.

HIGHT CONTINUES JFR STRONGHOLD IN DENVER WITH SEVENTH NO. 1 OF SEASON

There is just something about Bandimere Speedway and the drivers at John Force Racing.

Whether it be wins, pole positions, flat-out performance or even a little bit of luck, JFR drivers just seem to know how to get it done up on the mountain.

FRANKLIN, THORNE PACE PDRA NORTHERN NATS QUALIFYING

 

Two-time world champion Tommy Franklin topped the Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous field by just two ten-thousandths of a second Friday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Northern Nationals presented by Callies Performance at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. Franklin tripped the eighth-mile clocks with a 3.702-second pass at 205.10 mph in his “Jungle Rat” ’69 Camaro. 

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