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ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2019 CHARLOTTE FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 10th annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway, the sixth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2019 CHARLOTTE FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

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DRIFTING IN THE DRAG RACING PITS

 

There were plenty of driving skills on display at the NHRA Four-Wide NzMax Dragway, and not all were limited to the four quarter-mile strips. Tucked away in the corner front entrance to the west side pit area, track officials have marked off a course with concrete barriers so in between drag racing qualifying sessions fans can be treated to another form of motorsports. 

STOFFER, CREW CHIEF KULUNGIAN CLICKING EARLY IN SEASON FOR NO. 1 BIKE POSITION

White Alligator Racing team crew chief Tim Kulungian is a laid-back, rather quiet – but sharp – fellow. He’s smart about the tune-ups he has provided for boss Jerry Savoie and former team member L.E. Tonglet.

And his low-key manner has proven compatible with newest Pro Stock Motorcycle colleague Karen Stoffer.

SHOULD FUNNY CAR DOMINATOR HIGHT DARE TO DREAM THIS BIG? SURE – WHY NOT?

Funny Car points leader Robert Hight said during a lull in the action Friday at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals that his three-victory, three-top-qualifying start to 2019 has his head spinning a bit.

“It’s hard to even dream this big,” the two-time series champion from John Force Racing said.

SALINAS, HIGHT AND STOFFER LEAD THE PACK AT CHARLOTTE FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

DSR, OKUMA ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP; THREE-RACE DEAL WITH PRITCHETT

 

Don Schumacher Racing announced today that the team’s ongoing partnership with Okuma, a leading machine tool manufacturer, has expanded to include a primary sponsorship of Leah Pritchett’s Top Fuel dragster at three NHRA events in 2019, and associate support of Tommy Johnson Jr.’s Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car.

FORMER MMPS ICON SMITH REMINDED OF DAYS GONE BY WITH NHRA'S NEWEST EXHIBITION CLASS

 

Rickie Smith still has trouble believing what he seen now for three events. He never thought he'd see the Mountain Motor Pro Stocks racing under the NHRA sanction. 

Smith, a five-time world champion drag racer with the hefty displacement factory hot rods, remembers a day when he couldn't imagine himself behind the wheel of anything but a large displacement Ford-powered Pro Stocker. Those days are distant memories it appears. 

CARR GOES TO NO. 1 IN CHARLOTTE MMPS

 

Two weeks ago, J.R. Carr established the first-ever NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock elapsed time record. Friday night at zMax Dragway, he didn't set a record, but he was plenty quick.

Carr established the provisional No. 1 during first-day qualifying for the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with a 6.240 elapsed time at 225.79 miles per hour.

BECKMAN WEATHERS CRAZY DAY TO LEAD FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING

Think your day at the office was nuts?

Jack Beckman probably could top that.

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