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SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2019 ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. The race is the ninth of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2019 ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2019 ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

HIGHT GOES FROM CUSP OF ELIMINATION TO TOP OF CHARTS SATURDAY IN CHICAGO

There was nothing safe about Robert Hight’s position entering the fourth and final session of qualifying Saturday.

Three disappointing runs prior left Hight 14th on the ladder, hardly a lock to make the race with one of the larger Funny Car fields of the season on hand.

COX, THORNE, HOERNER HEADLINE PDRA MARYLAND WINNERS

 

An eventful weekend of racing at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North-South Shootout presented by Line-X at Maryland International Raceway concluded early Sunday morning when Jay Cox defeated Lizzy Musi in a rerun of the Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous final round. The original final round had to be rerun after debris blew through the sensors, tripping the eighth-mile beams in Cox’s lane.

ANDERSON TOPS PRO STOCK FOR FIRST TIME IN NEARLY A YEAR AT ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

Finally.

There have been few times during the illustrious career of Pro Stock veteran Greg Anderson that he has been relieved to achieve something, but that is exactly what he was Saturday night at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway as Anderson topped the Pro Stock field for the first time in nearly a year.

STRONG NITRO CAR COUNTS HIGHLIGHT NHRA ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

 

Top Fuel racer Richie Crampton certainly noticed the Route 66 Nationals has attracted the largest pro car count of the year and said that’s a positive sign.

THERE'S A WEALTH OF WISDOM FOR THESE DRAGSTER VETERANS

 

Much was made earlier this month about Funny Car’s John Force turning the page on his 60s. But NASCAR pioneer Donnie Allison told Competition Plus while preparing for this year’s 25th anniversary of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride for the Victory Junction Camp, “That ain’t nothin’. You know how old I’ll be in September? 80.”  Someone remarked, “That’s young!” Allison said, “I know it! I’m riding a motorcycle across the United States of America.” And he wasn’t the oldest person on his sixth annual bike adventure. Hershel McGriff, who raced last season in a NASCAR K&N West Series race at Tucson Speedway, will be 92 years old this December.

Force, whose next victory will put his career total at 150, said before this race began, “Bottom line, we keep putting ourselves in a position to win. I’m getting more confident every week. I’m using every trick I’ve got to run with these kids, but it’s gonna happen.”

CAPPS, SALINAS, LINE AND KRAWIEC PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS

Funny Car driver Ron Capps landed the provisional qualifying lead Friday evening at the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Coming off of back-to-back wins, he is seeking his first No. 1 qualifier of the season.

Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories for the ninth of 24 events on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

THE JOLIET JINX IS REAL FOR BUTNER

 

Logic would dictate that a racer would have a more relaxed weekend when the event is closer to home. That doesn’t seem to be the case for Bo Butner, of Floyds Knobs, Ind.

Ten years ago June 5, a freak Friday accident in the pits left Butner, then exclusively a sportsman competitor, in Joliet’s Silver Cross Hospital with four pins inserted into his left leg during a five-hour surgery to stabilize a broken femur and ankle. This visit has left him scrambling to replace a new Nitro Fish merchandise trailer that caught fire Wednesday on its journey to Route 66 Raceway, destroying all the souvenirs inside.

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