by Nate Van Wagnen; Photos by Roger Richards Sun, 2018-10-07 16:18
NHRA Communications Sun, 2018-10-07 16:00
Texas native Steve Torrence piloted his dragster to the Top Fuel winners circle Sunday afternoon to secure his first career victory at his hometown race, the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock), and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the third of six playoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
NHRA Communications Sun, 2018-10-07 12:00
Final round-by-round results from the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:
By Susan Wade Sun, 2018-10-07 08:16
Part-time Top Fuel racer Kebin Kinsley, of Arlington, Texas, put Roger Hennen’s Road Rage Dragster into the tentative lineup Friday night at a respectable No. 12. But he came back out Saturday and leaped to the No. 6, lowering his best time of the weekend from 3.883 seconds to 3.803 and picking up some speed, from 317.19 mph to 317.34.
Surely the boost this weekend is a reflection of the one-race addition of longtime and respected crew chief Jim Oberhofer.
“That was awesome. Thank God for Jim O! I’m ecstatic,” Kinsley declared when he climbed from his dragster at the top end of the track in the third overall session Saturday.
Written by Tracy Renck, photo by NHRA Sun, 2018-10-07 04:00
Jeg Coughlin Jr. is playing catch-up right now in his quest to win a fifth NHRA Pro Stock world championship.
Coughlin entered the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals near Dallas in fourth place, 81 points behind leader Tanner Gray.