Written by Tracy Renck, photos by Ron Lewis Mon, 2021-07-19 18:55
Matt Hagan is finally the king of Thunder Mountain.
After competing for years at Bandimere Speedway, also known as Thunder Mountain, Hagan, the reigning NHRA nitro Funny Car world champion, won the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil Sunday.
Written by Tracy Renck, photos by Ron Lewis Mon, 2021-07-19 18:50
The 2021 season of domination continued for reigning NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith.
Smith, in his Denso-sponsored Buell, qualified No. 1 and then claimed his first title at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil win since 2008.
Mon, 2021-07-19 10:40
Mountain Motor Pro Stock veteran JR Carr earned a meaningful win at the Sonny Leonard Memorial Race contested at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Summer Shootout at Virginia Motorsports Park. Racing in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock presented by AED Competition, Carr used a 4.091-second pass at 175.07 to defeat defending world champion Johnny Pluchino’s 4.102 at 177.04 in the final round.
Photo by Ron Lewis Sun, 2021-07-18 19:02
Jose Gonzalez continued his standout season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, beating back-to-back world champ Stevie “Fast” Jackson in the final round at Bandimere Speedway.
The race was the fifth event of the 2021 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season, and Gonzalez picked up his second straight victory and third of the season. It was the first time the NHRA Pro Mod Series raced on Thunder Mountain and Gonzalez was the last man standing.
NHRA, photos by Ron Lewis, NHRA Sun, 2021-07-18 18:30
by Susan Wade; Photo by Ron Lewis Sun, 2021-07-18 17:32
Brittany Force said her Top Fuel team has been eager to get back to a racetrack after a second 2021 runner-up finish at Norwalk, Ohio.
“Our team is ready for a win,” she said.
But she also said she has “never done really well” at Bandimere Speedway in the Denver suburb of Morrison, Colo.
by Susan Wade; Photo by Ron Lewis Sun, 2021-07-18 16:19
In five completed Pro Stock Motorcycle appearances on the Camping World Drag Racing Series tour so far this season, Matt Smith has advanced to four final rounds and won twice. And at the one event he didn’t make the showdown, the Las Vegas four-wide race, Smith was No. 1 qualifier and set the low elapsed time and top speed of the meet.
The four-time and reigning class champion continued his domination Saturday at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil on the outskirts of Denver.
Smith will lead the field for Sunday eliminations with a 7.113-second elapsed time and track-best 189.47-mph speed he posted Saturday on the Morrison, Colo., quarter-mile course at Bandimere Speedway.
Sun, 2021-07-18 15:23
During the final round of Pro Mod qualifying at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil in Denver, Colo., J.R. Gray Jr.’s car made contact with the wall and rolled before coming to a stop. He exited the car under his own power.
Sun, 2021-07-18 14:00
Final round-by-round results from the 41st annual Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway, the eighth of 20 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:
Sun, 2021-07-18 14:00
Point standings (top 10) following the 41st annual Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway, the eighth of 20 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series -