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SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

Sunday's final Sportsman results from the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. The race is the second of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the second of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

 

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the second of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

PRITCHETT, HAGAN AND ANDERSON WIN SUNDAY AT NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

Leah Pritchett repeated as the Top Fuel winner at the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the second of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.

TOMMY JOHNSON JR. TOPS FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING LIST AT PHOENIX

The start of this run was weird at best.

Veteran nitro Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. sat on the starting line for just over a second, but when the bulb did flash he made a memorable run as he set a track record with his 3.837-second elapsed time at 329.10 mph during the final qualifying session Saturday at Wild Horse Motorsports Park near Phoenix.

JOHNSON JR., PRITCHETT AND LINE ARE NO. 1 QUALIFIERS SATURDAY AT PHOENIX

Tommy Johnson Jr. set the Funny Car track elapsed-time record to secure the No. 1 qualifier position at the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the second of 24 events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

COURTNEY FORCE LEADS FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING ON DAY ONE AT PHOENIX

On Friday's first run of the weekend, Courtney Force’s Advance Auto Parts nitro Funny Car was blistering fast.

The run – 3.838-seconds at 332.67 mph – which was a track record for elapsed time and mph at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.

PRITCHETT TAKES TOP FUEL PROVISIONAL NO. 1 WITH RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCE

Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett has been living the dream since qualifying No. 1 and winning the season-opening Winternationals (Feb. 12) and she has yet to wake up.

Pritchett, who is part of the Don Schumacher Racing stable, made history at the Arizona Nationals Friday.

LINE GRABS PROVISIONAL NO. 1 PRO STOCK SPOT

 

The word in NHRA’s Pro Stock circles in the offseason was teams were going to be on even ground with Summit Racing teammates Jason Line, Greg Anderson and Bo Butner when the 2017 season started. That hasn’t happened.

Line, qualified No. 1 and beat Anderson in the finals of the season-opening Winternationals, and then Friday Line grabbed the provisional No. 1 spot in qualifying with a 6.509-second lap at 212.19 mph at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.

For good measure, Anderson is second on the qualifying ladder with a 6.522-second run. Butner is fifth at 6.542 seconds.

THE LOGIC OF RADIAL TIRES AND 3000 HORSEPOWER WITH KEITH HANEY

Keith Haney doesn't even try to defend the logic. Because, in his words, there isn't any logic which can rationalize a person bolting radial tires to a nearly 3000-horsepower racing vehicle.

"A dumb person does it," Haney admits.

Those are Haney's words, not this writer's.

Haney races in the Radial vs. The World division, a staple of the radial drag racing movement. Essentially, he's got a Pro Modified capable entry with radial tires underneath.

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