Sun, 2022-05-15 14:00
Final round-by-round results from the Third annual Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, the seventh of 22 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:
Sun, 2022-05-15 13:55
David Janac, in his Janac Brothers Ford Cobra Jet, secured the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown No.1 qualifying position Saturday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Through a rain riddled two days of qualifying, Janac’s 7.711-second pass at 178.92 mph from Friday afternoon held up through two qualifying rounds before Mother Nature took over.
“We’re plenty excited about that No. 1 qualifier. We’re on a learning curve with this car, so we put together something we thought the car would do and everything went fantastic. Everything went great and we were really happy with that run,” said Janac who will line up against Lee Hartman and his Carrier Service Group Dodge Drag Pak in the first round.
NHRA, photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2022-05-14 22:09
Matt Hagan was part of another record-setting day at Virginia Motorsports Park, making the quickest Funny Car run in track history on Saturday to qualify No. 1 at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and Angie Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1 at the seventh of 22 races during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
by Tom McCarthy Sat, 2022-05-14 20:57
Wow seems so inadequate.
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, during an exhibition run between two of the leading inline four-cylinder Top Fuel racers at the NHRA Virginia Nationals, Larry "Spiderman" McBride and Dave Vantine delivered the finest side-by-side performance in the history of two-wheel drag racing.
by Susan Wade; Photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2022-05-14 19:14
This weekend marks Funny Car driver Alexis De Joria’s first visit to Virginia Motorsports Park. But the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota Supra racer’s team owner and crew chief, Del Worsham, certainly is familiar with it.
He won here 13 years ago in a Funny Car, and he said he loves the facility.
“The track surface at Virginia Motorsports Park is phenomenal, one of the best on tour,” Worsham said. “Tommy Franklin and the Franklin family have done such a great job with the facility. I’ve been racing there since the ’90s and won there in Funny Car in 2009.”
by Susan Wade; Photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2022-05-14 19:05
Dale Creasy wasn’t the first one down the track in the rain-delayed Funny Car session Friday. Phil Burkart went first.
So Creasy said he was a little surprised to hear public-address announcer Alan Reinhart keep saying that he was No. 1 qualifier all the way until the last pairing. Creasy’s 3.914-second, 319.07-mph performance led the field until Matt Hagan blazed at a track speed record (335.82 mph) to the quickest elapsed time (3.914 seconds).
And it happened on a day that many thought would be rained out.
by Larry Crum, photo by Roger Richards Sat, 2022-05-14 19:00
When it comes to record-breaking performances, there is little Brittany Force hasn’t accomplished in her illustrious career.
Topping the field at a nearly 17% clip in the Top Fuel category, Force added another notch to her already impressive belt Friday with the eighth fastest pass in NHRA history, resetting both ends of the track record at Virginia Motorsports Park and giving her the provisional pole at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
by Larry Crum, photo by Roger Richards Sat, 2022-05-14 18:55
For a brief period of time Friday evening at Virginia Motorsports Park, longtime journeyman and perpetual underdog Dale Creasy Jr. looked like he might top the field in NHRA Funny Car for the first time ever.
Then along came Matt Hagan.
by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Roger Richards Sat, 2022-05-14 15:46
When the engine builder speaks, the driver had better listen. At least, this is how Mountain Motor Pro Stock racer Elijah Morton sees it.
Morton drove his Ford-powered, large displacement Mustang to the provisional pole position in Friday's weather-delayed qualifying at the NHRA Virginia Nationals.
by Darin Williams Jr.; Photo by Roger Richards Sat, 2022-05-14 15:12
A week ago, Matt Smith said the Buell was competing at a disadvantage against the Suzuki. For at least one day, a week later, his wife proved him wrong.
Angie Smith punched her way into the Virginia Motorsports Park record books on Friday afternoon when she set both ends of the track record, earning her the provisional number one position after the first qualifying session.
Smith, aboard her Denso Buell, laid down a stellar 6.788 elapsed time and a speed of 200.38 miles per hour, marking the first 200 miles per hour Pro Stock Motorcycle pass at Virginia Motorsports Park.