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JANIS MOVES ATOP PRO MOD POINTS LEAD WITH VICTORY AT VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK

Mike Janis secured his fifth career victory Sunday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by presented by J&A Service portion of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by the Real Pro Mod Association, was the fifth of 12 events this season.

Janis used a 5.821-second pass at 246.26 mph in his AAP/Mike Janis Superchargers ‘69 Camaro to take down Mike Castellana in the final round.

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA VIRGINIA NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the Inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, the 10th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 NHRA VIRGINIA NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the Inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, the 10th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA VIRGINIA NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the Inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. The race is the 10th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

ARANA EARNS SECOND POLE IN FIVE RACES, READY TO END WINLESS STREAK

Hector Arana Jr. is the only NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to know what it’s like to ride a bike at 200 mph in competition, and he has done that three times this year.

The rider of the Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell EBR earned the pole Friday at Virginia Motorsports Park at Dinwiddie, Virginia, with a time of 6.795 seconds at 198.15 mph and it held up for his second pole of the year.

ANDERSON GETS YEAR'S SIXTH POLE, EAGER FOR FIRST WIN AT TRACK AND OF SEASON

Greg Anderson has added another highlight to his racing career at Virginia Motorsports Park, and the four-time Mello Yello Pro Stock champion is ready for more memorable moments Sunday during championship eliminations of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Dinwiddie, Virginia.

Anderson, the current points leader, was the quickest in three of four qualifying sessions to earn nine of a possible 12 bonus points with his time of 6.571 seconds at 210.67 mph on Friday holding up for his sixth pole in 10 events and 99th of his Pro Stock career.

SCHUMACHER, C. FORCE, ANDERSON AND ARANA JR. HOLD ONTO NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT VMP

Tony Schumacher was able to parlay his strong Friday qualifying pass to secure the Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier at the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals in front of a sellout crowd at Virginia Motorsports Park.

Courtney Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 10th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

 

AUSSIE ICON VICTOR BRAY MAKES AN EMOTIONAL RETURN TO THE DRAG STRIP

 

The capacity crowd stood up, with an ovation which could be heard over the 3,000-horsepower, alcohol-burning supercharged engine. It didn't matter what 6-time Australian Top Doorslammer champion Victor Bray ran in his first pass back following a courageous battle against an aggressive form of skin cancer. 

Bray, who was rushed into emergency surgery last year on this same weekend, was a shell of the stature he once carried, down 110 kilos (210 pounds) following a year-long regimen of radiation treatment. 

RAY HANGS ON TO PRO MOD TOP QUALIFYING POSITION AT INAUGURAL VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS

Jeremy Ray locked in the first No. 1 qualifying position of his career Saturday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by presented by J&A Service portion of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by the Real Pro Mod Association, is the fifth of 12 events this season.

Ray’s 5.804-second pass at 248.11 mph from the second qualifying session on Friday in his J4 Racing LLC ‘63 Corvette held onto the top spot.

HARRIS ESTABLISHES NEW AUSSIE 1,000-FT MARKS TO QUALIFY NO. 1

 

Two-time Aussie Top Fuel champion Damien Harris entered this weekend's 51st annual Gulf Western Winternationals trailing rookie driver Kelly Bettes by 33 points. He knew if he was to gain the upper hand in a tight championship battle he needed to be spectacular.

"Santo Jr. asked me if I wanted to go for it, and I said, 'Yes, lets go for it," Harris said. "We knew we needed the extra points, and knew we needed to be No. 1 headed into Sunday."

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