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REIGNING WORLD CHAMP SMITH CLAIMS PSM’S TOP QUALIFING SPOT AT FOUR-WIDE NATS

Matt Smith, the reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, flexed his muscles Saturday.

The veteran racer clocked a 6.879-second time at 196.76 mph Saturday to claim the No. 1 qualifying spot at the 20th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas.

BUTNER IS PRO STOCK’S TOP QUALIFIER HEADING INTO RACE DAY AT VEGAS

Bo Butner has been on a roll this season.

The Pro Stock standout arrived at the 20th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas this weekend on a hot streak and he hasn’t cooled down.

BUTNER, SALINAS, WILKERSON AND M. SMITH NO. 1 QUALIFIERS SATURDAY AT NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

Bo Butner secured his second No. 1 qualifier of the season on Saturday at the 20th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  

Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were No. 1 qualifiers in each of their respective professional categories of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

PRITCHETT GETS BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM A FRIEND

 

Many observers who like to scour the entry lists expressed concern recently when they didn’t see Leah Pritchett’s name on the Top Fuel docket for the Denso NHRA Four Wide Nationals. 

After all, she had made it known before the season began that she was seeking more funding so she could run a complete schedule. 

ARANA JR. WANTS CHALLENGE THAT PARITY OFFERS

 

 

After racing to the top of the Pro Stock Motorcycle order Friday, Hector Arana Jr. weighed in on class controversy that has erupted between Steve Johnson and Matt Smith as a result of the NHRA Tech Committee adding weight to the V-Twin-powered entrants.

SALINAS LEADS TOP FUEL QUALIFYING AFTER FIRST DAY AT VEGAS

Mike Salinas had Top Fuel championship expectations for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series season.

After three events, things weren’t going according to plan.

WILKERSON PROVISIONAL NO. 1 ON FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING LADDER

Veteran nitro Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson has proven time and time again that he’s someone the competition can't forget about.

He proved that again Friday at the 20th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Las Vegas.

CHAD LANGDON’S SUCCESSFUL TRANSPLANT INSPIRES SON SHAWN ON TRACK AND OFF

NHRA Funny Car racer Shawn Langdon’s last victory came 36 races ago in a Top Fuel dragster, Sept. 25, 2016, at St. Louis.

Make that one week ago, in Durham, N.C.

WILKERSON, SALINAS, BUTNER AND HECTOR JR. PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT DENSO NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continued Friday when Tim Wilkerson raced to the provisional No. 1 spot at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the 20th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. are also provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the fourth of 24 events on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

RAIN CANCELS FRIDAY PDRA GALOT QUALIFYING

 

Relentless rain showers forced Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) race officials to cancel Friday qualifying at the PDRA East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C. The series’ first of eight races will resume Saturday morning with two sportsman qualifying sessions and a second and final pro qualifying session before going into eliminations. 

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