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SANDERS, MEARS CLAIM INAUGURAL FUNNY CAR CHAOS CROWNS

COURTNEY FORCE SUPPORTING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WITH SPECIAL PINK CHEVROLET

Courtney Force unveiled today a special pink Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car she will drive in Dallas and Las Vegas as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The hot pink Chevrolet will race in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals next weekend at Texas Motorplex and in the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 27-29. Force had a hand in picking out the color.

CAPPS CLOSES GAP ON COMPETITION, TAKES EIGHTH WIN OF SEASON AT GATEWAY

It is officially Oct-Tobler in the NHRA.

After watching the competition slowly inch ahead over the past few months - namely the drivers and crew chiefs across the aisle at John Force Racing - Ron Capps and crew chief Rahn Tobler have closed the gap both in qualifying and on race day. Case-in-point, Sunday afternoon in St. Louis.

TORRENCE BARGES TO EIGHTH TOP FUEL VICTORY, PADS COUNTDOWN LEAD

In a showdown between the top two ranked Top Fuel Countdown contenders at the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals, Steve Torrence nosed Doug Kalitta by 81-ten-thousandths of a second.

With that, the NHRA’s David continued to knock out the Goliaths of the sport.

TONGLET FLEXES HIS PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE MUSCLES AGAIN

L.E. Tonglet, the runaway NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle leader throughout the summer, took a back seat to Eddie Krawiec once the Countdown began and lost to the Vance & Hines team last weekend at Reading, Pa.

But he returned the favor Sunday at Gateway Motorsports Park, at Madison, Ill., beating Krawiec’s teammate, Andrew Hines, in the final round of the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals. In earning his sixth victory of the season, he cooled down the hot Harley-Davidson duo and reasserted himself into the championship scramble.

ANDERSON RETURNS TO WINNING WAYS, TAKES OVER POINTS LEAD FOLLOWING ST. LOUIS VICTORY

There is nothing more dangerous than a driver with nothing to lose.

And that is exactly the man Greg Anderson has become during this year’s Countdown to the Championship.

COUGHLIN CLAIMS PRO MOD VICTORY AT NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

Troy Coughlin secured the Wally in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Real Pro Mod Association, is the 11th of 12 events on the 2017 schedule.

Coughlin powered to a 5.792-second pass at 257.24 mph in his JEGS.com Corvette to earn the victory over Khalid alBalooshi in the final round. Coughlin defeated Rickie Smith, Steven Whiteley, and Pete Farber on his way to the finals. This is his third career victory at Gateway Motorsports Park.

TORRENCE, CAPPS, ANDERSON AND TONGLET ARE VICTORIOUS AT MIDWEST NATIONALS

Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence piloted to victory for the eighth time this season Sunday afternoon at the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Ron Capps (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious in their respective categories at the third of six playoff events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2017 NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. The race is the 21st of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2017 NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

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