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TF ROOKIE AUDREY WORM RACES INSPIRED

 

Before Audrey Worm came along, the fastest creature in Grantville, Pa., was one of the Thoroughbreds at Penn National Race Course. Worm was born 20 years after the horse-racing track opened, but the 25-year-old (who, incidentally, used to work in security at the Penn National casino) has the stronger horsepower now, 10,000 strong.

She was set to make her professional debut, and her only appearance this year, in the Leverich Family-owned dragster that Smax Smith has been racing at selected events. Smith loaned her the Top Fuel car with at least one lucky round on it – he defeated Tony Schumacher at Epping, N.H., in June. And Worm, fresh from her licensing process, had intended to make the most of the opportunity.

READING HAS PRESENTED CHALLENGES FOR HAGAN THE LAST TWO SEASONS

 

During the Reading weekend last year, Matt Hagan was dashing about the eastern half of the United States, trying to put his Mopar Express Lane / Rocky Boots Dodge Charger at the top of the field, then flying home to Southwestern Virginia to be present at the birth of his third child, Tucker. He aced both assignments. Hagan led the field, flew home Saturday night, returned Sunday morning to race, and advanced to the semifinals.

KRAWIEC AS HOT AS THE WEATHER, RUNS BIKE WINNING STREAK TO THREE

The weather at Reading, Pa., was startlingly hot this entire weekend, and Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Eddie Krawiec was equally sizzling.

But that wasn’t startling at all.

BUTNER EARNS PRO STOCK WALLY AT DODGE NATIONALS

On Friday and Saturday, NHRA Pro Stock driver Bo Butner had the best car at Maple Grove Raceway.

That didn't change Sunday.

CAPPS, B. FORCE, BUTNER & KRAWIEC VICTORIOUS IN SECOND RACE OF COUNTDOWN AT READING

Ron Capps powered to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious in their respective categories at the second of six playoff events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2017 NHRA DODGE NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The race is the 20th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

POINTS AFTER 2017 NHRA DODGE NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2017 NHRA DODGE NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

BUTNER RACES TO TOP SPOT IN PRO STOCK AT MAPLE GROVE

Friday’s performance left Pro Stock driver Bo Butner smiling Saturday at the Dodge Nationals in Reading, Pa.

Butner clocked a 6.554-second elapsed time at 210.18 mph in his Jim Butner's Auto Chevrolet Camaro during his first pass Friday and it held and allowed him to capture the No. 1 qualifying position.

POLLACHECK CLAIMS FIRST CAREER PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE NO. 1

No matter what to Scotty Pollacheck on Sunday at the Dodge Nationals in Reading, Pa., he will never forget Saturday.

The veteran Pro Stock Motorcycle racer captured his first career No. 1 qualifying position with a 6.822-second run at 196.76 mph on his Suzuki Extended Protection Suzuki.

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