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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.

HIGHT, B. TORRENCE, ENDERS & JOHNSON STRIKE FIRST WITH PROVISIONAL NO. 1 SPOTS AT ST. LOUIS

SAVOIE KEEPS BITING BACK IN POINTS LEAD

 

Jerry Savoie has only led the points once before his most recent ascension to the top. And, did he ever make the most of the opportunity.

“Last time I was ahead in the points was when we won by one point,” Savoie said with a smile.  
 
For one day, Savoie was the king of the hill. 

AHDRA TO RETURN IN 2020 WITH NEW OWNERSHIP

 

The American Harley Drag Racing Association [AHDRA], dormant since 2012, plans to return in 2020 with new ownership from Pulse Marketing, the Pennsylvania-based motorsports promotion company run by veteran drag racer Bill Rowe Jr. and family.

Pulse Marketing purchased the rights to the AHDRA brand from Craig Tharpe, who made the series the go-to-place to race V-twin and other Harley configurations in the early-2000s.

WIN A SONNY'S RACING ENGINE AND HELP A GOOD CAUSE

 

Once again, iconic large displacement engine builder Sonny Leonard is raffling off some of his finest engine handiwork for a good cause.

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