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OREILLY NHRA MID-SOUTH NATIONALS

MONDAY
FINAL -
FORCE, KALITTA, JOHNSON AND HINES WIN

RAIN-DELAYED
O'REILLY NHRA MID-SOUTH NATIONALS


 


EVENT NOTEBOOK

IHRA WORLD NATIONALS - NOTEBOOK

 

IHRA CANADIAN NATIONALS, Toronto, Ontario

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The IHRA eMax Drag Racing Series returns to Toronto, Ontario, for the completion of the rain-delayed IHRA Canadian Nationals.

IHRA WORLD NATIONALS

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Keep up with this weekend's IHRA SKULL Gear World Nationals action in Norwalk, Ohio. Check out the results and our exclusive pit notebook.

2006 NHRA LUCAS OIL NATIONALS - COMPLETED EVENTS

Brandon Bernstein upset three-time series
champion Tony Schumacher Sunday in the Top Fuel final of the $1.6 million Lucas
Oil NHRA Nationals for his third victory of the season. Bernstein's 4.510-second
pass at 329.34 mph was enough to dismiss the hottest driver on the NHRA tour,
who smoked his tires a few hundred feet down Brainerd International Raceway.

Rounding out the Sunday winners were Tommy Johnson Jr. in his Skoal Racing
Chevy Monte Carlo (Funny Car), Dave Connolly in his Skull Shine Chevy Cobalt
(Pro Stock) and Antron Brown on his U.S. Army Suzuki (Pro Stock Motorcycle).

Bernstein shook off a forgettable Western Swing, where he failed to win a
single round, with a stunning victory in his Budweiser dragster over the
three-time and defending champion Schumacher, who went into tire-spin at half
track. The pilot of the U.S. Army dragster was competing in his fifth
consecutive final round, two short of his own NHRA Top Fuel record for
consecutive final rounds (7).

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2006 KNOLL GAS - TORCO RACE FUELS IHRA NATIONALS - SAME DAY COVERAGE

The 25 th Annual Torco Racing Fuels Northern
Nationals was a weekend of firsts for Illinois-based racer T.J. Zizzo. He
claimed his first career pole position when final qualifying was said and done
and, back where he made his first IHRA appearance last season, registered the
low ET of the meet and captured his first career national event victory at US
131 Motor sports Park.

 

Zizzo was the best Knoll Gas-Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro
Top Fuel car all weekend. After his Friday qualifying hit stood up he knocked
off J.R. Todd, a recent two-time NHRA national event winner, in the first round
of eliminations. He then handled Bruce Litton in the semifinals and Doug Foley
in the finals to take home his first Ironman.

“This is an all-volunteer team, and I mean all volunteer,” Zizzo said. “Not
even Dave Settles, the Crew Chief, gets paid a dime on this deal. US 131 is one
of my favorite race tracks and I’ve won here before in an alcohol dragster, so
this win really means a lot to us.”

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