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COUGHLIN AND DREW CROWNED CHAMPIONS AT BEECH BEND RACEWAY PARK

 
In the final results from Beech Bend Raceway Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Troy Coughlin Jr., Delaware, Ohio, and Ray Drew, Hales Corners, Wis., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
 
Coughlin Jr., worked his way through the field and ran 5.385 seconds at 269.13 mph in his final round victory over Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., who clocked in at 9.665 seconds, 84.33 mph.
 
Drew faced off against Phil Esz, Amelia, Ohio, and posted a winning run of 5.748 seconds, 247.29 mph in his ’14 Mustang. Esz drove to a 10.133 second, 79.55 mph lap for his runner up finish.

MALONEY, SUMPTER WIN BIG AT MARYLAND IHRA SUMMIT SPORTSMAN SPECTACULAR

 

Their rides were vastly different, but both Cory Maloney and Layton Sumpter walked away with big victories over the weekend at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular event at Maryland International Raceway.

Driving No Box door car, Maloney of Pasadena, Md., won Saturday’s Moser Engineering Saturday $10,000-to-win top prize. On the other hand, Layton Sumpter of Silver Spring, Md., drove a Box dragster to the win in Sunday’s $5,000-to-win race.

HAMSTRA, STINNETT, PHARRIS, PAWUK HEADLINE NMCA ALL-AMERICAN NATS WINNERS

 

The second to last stop on the 2018 NMCA tour, the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, could make or break it for some racers chasing the championship. With nerves on edge and tunes set to kill, the world’s fastest street cars descended on Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, over the weekend of August 24-26, 2018 for another epic drag racing event.

Additionally, the 50th Anniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet Reunion presented by TascaParts.com was in full swing with a mind-boggling array of historic, vintage, and priceless Cobra Jet cars on display for fans to enjoy. Although there was a bit of rain on Saturday and overnight into Sunday, the soggy sod didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance as well over 500  racecars were on the property in addition to the killer car show.

LIVE VIDEO - D3 TV - BOWLING GREEN LODRS

Be sure to watch competition at Bowling Green, Ky. D-3 points race, part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA North Central Division presented by D3TV.

DUDLEY TAKES MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT

 
In the final round of the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout at Beech Bend Raceway Park and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series it was Ed Dudley hoisting the trophy with a final round win over Chris Stephenson. 
 
Dudley, Plainfield, Ind., cruised down the quarter mile in a ceremonial victory lap after Stephenson, Tipton, Ind., left early with a foul start in his ’68 Stock entry. Dudley was on his game throughout eliminations in his Top Dragster recording victory runs of 4.195, 4.197 and 4.208 seconds in taking out Jim Prevo in round one, then Dinkel Kynon and former Moser Shootout Champion Jacob Elrod in his semifinal match up.
 

LIVE VIDEO: NUMIDIA 150, NUMIDIA DRAGWAY

3Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Numidia 150 bracket race at Numidia Dragway.

JEFF BROOKS IS DOING MORE THAN TURNING HEADS WITH HIS SIGNATURE CAR

 

Every winter NHRA Top Sportsman racer Jeff Brooks goes through the same motions in preparation for the upcoming season. He and his team go through all their racing equipment, replace what’s needed, and freshen the motor, rear end, and transmission. It’s the same thing he has done for 26 years.

“I tell everybody that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, and we do exactly that,” said Brooks. “We always keep everything up to par and try to keep everything fresh and new.”

LOCAL DRIVERS BAG THE BIG PRIZES AT NHRA LODRS IN BRAINERD

 

The NHRA West Central division's Lucas Oil Drag Series event, Thunder at the Lakes in Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn., concluded Sunday evening. Minnesota racers Chris Bishop, Christopher Hess, Larry Wiebusch, Henry Wiebusch, and Jimmy Paulson rounded out winner's circle with their teams.

Bishop of Grand Rapids took the starting line against Kevin Burnett, Parker, Colo., in the Super Comp final round. Burnett signaled the redlight, handing Bishop the victory. Bishop ran 8.879 seconds, 157.34 mph.

In the Super Gas championship round, Hess, hailing from Spicer went toe-to-to with Devin Isenhower, Lebanon, Ind. Hess got the win light running 9.916 seconds, 165.11 mph, as Isenhower broke out attempting to catch him,

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MONSTER MUSCLE CAR WEEKEND AT GATEWAY

 

The Gateway to the West has long been a hotbed of motorsports, whether it’s NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, the great dirt tracks owned by St. Louis native Ken Schrader, or the incredible drag racing at Gateway Motorsports Park that dates back to when cars ran the other way. Monster Muscle Car Weekend at Gateway continues the tradition of must-see drag racing with the Demon and Hellcat Nationals.
 

HART, BURKART SCORE WINS AT ATCO EASTERN REGIONAL

 
In the final results from Atco Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., and Phil Burkart, Yorkville, N.Y., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
 
Hart, worked his way through the field and ran 5.224 seconds at 273.94 mph in his final round victory over Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., who clocked in at 9.535 seconds, 84.90 mph.
 
Burkart faced off against Dan Pomponio, Berlin, N.J., and posted a winning run of 5.563 seconds, 264.91 mph in his ’15 Camaro. Pomponio left the starting line early with a foul start and did not complete the run.

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