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ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2019 NHRA MIDWEST NATURALS

Final round-by-round results from the eighth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

 

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2019 NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the eighth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. The race is the 20th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: 

 

FORCE, CORRADI DANCE TO NO. 1 FUNNY CAR POSITION, READY TO TAKE GRAND BOW

John Force has a new dance partner. And he and new crew chief Brian Corradi are spinning around, showing off their fancy Funny Car moves now that they have mastered not stepping on each other’s toes.

They trust one another. They have worked to understand and care about each other. And they’re turning heads as they prepare to take the big bow onstage – not just at this weekend’s AAA Midwest Insurance Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway, near St. Louis, but in November at the year-end awards ceremony in Hollywood.

SALINAS SWIPES NO. 1 STARTING SPOT IN Q4 AT ST. LOUIS

Top Fuel title contender Mike Salinas sent the message right away at the AAA Midwest Insurance Nationals that he’s knuckling down and doesn’t plan to stay in sixth place in the standings.

He was quickest in Friday’s first session at Madison, Ill.’s World Wide Technology Raceway. Billy Torrence got his 15 minutes of fame as the leader overnight and early Saturday, while Salinas and his Scrappers Racing Dragster lurked close behind.

ENDERS CONFIDENT OF PRO STOCK CHANCES AS SHE GAINS SECOND STRAIGHT NO. 1 START

For the second time in as many NHRA Countdown races, Erica Enders will lead the Pro Stock field into Sunday’s eliminations.

The Houston native took over the top qualifying position from early leader Bo Butner Friday evening and held onto it through two Saturday sessions at the AAA Midwest Insurance Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway.

PRO STOCK BIKE’S MATT SMITH AT EASE, AT TOP OF ORDER AT ST. LOUIS

So far this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway in suburban St. Louis, Matt Smith’s own transmission has been giving him more trouble than his NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rivals.

Smith leads the field for Sunday’s AAA Midwest Insurance Nationals eliminations with a 6.801-second elapsed time and 198.93-mph speed on the Madison, Ill., quarter-mile course that’s .037-seconds quicker than closest competitor Steve Johnson.

PRO MOD RACER RICK HORD INVOLVED IN FIERY CRASH

During the final round of qualifying at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill., Pro Mod driver Rick Hord’s 2018 Chevrolet Camaro lost control of his turbocharged 2018 Corvette and crashed.

SELLOUT CROWD WATCHES J. FORCE, SALINAS, ENDERS & M. SMITH CLAIM NO. 1 SPOTS AT MIDWEST NATIONALS

TORRENCES POP UP AT TOP OF TOP FUEL LEADERBAORD AGAIN, WITH DAD SETTING PACE

The Torrence father-son duo are like the carnival game “Whack-A-Mole.”

Just when the other NHRA Top Fuel contenders think they’ve driven them into their underground bunkers, the Texas tandem pops up again and causes havoc.

HIGHT ‘MANAGEABLE AND FAST’ AFTER PRODUCTIVE FUNNY CAR TEST

Just like the last time he was on the dragstrip at World Wide Technology Raceway, near St. Louis, Robert Hight was ruling the NHRA Funny Car action.

Unlike the last time he was here, Hight was not on fire, not hitting the wall, and not ending up at the hospital with a broken collarbone Friday night.

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