2019 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS - VIDEO NOTEBOOK

 

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE ... - A month after picking up his 150th career NHRA win, 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force raced to his fifth career victory at Indy, winning the prestigious 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on Monday at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis.

Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the final regular-season race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It is the 18th of 24 events in 2019.

 

RACE DAY FOR SCOTT PALMER - It's race day at the Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals, and Scott and the Magic Dry team is ready to do battle. First round is a tough draw as the opponent is Mike Salinas. Watch Scott and the team prepare for battle. Will they win first round and make it into the Countdown?

 

FINAL DAY OF QUALIFYING - Follow behind the scenes with NHRA fuel Funny Car racer Paul Lee as he races in the most prestigious drag race in the world, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. It's the final day of qualifying, will Paul solve the clutch issues which have plagued his team or will he move up the ladder?

 

FRIDAY NIGHT, HEMI NIGHT - On Friday, the pageantry of Super Stock class eliminations hits its highest crescendo with the Dodge Hemi Shootout, a battle of 426-inch Hemis and Darts to determine the top of the food chain amongst Super Stock cars. This year there's 19 of these historic and unique race machines set to do battle for the prestige, honor and $15,000 prize for being the best. 

THE SUPER STOCK/OHHHHHH SHOWDOWN - In football terms, the Super Stock/O car is the equivalent of a defensive lineman running a sprint. He's not usually the quickest or fastest, but there's no doubt there's huge entertainment value. 

Go behind the scenes as a pair of Super Stock/O shoeboxes do battle in Friday's class eliminations at the Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals behind the wheel of their small displacement, high-rpm, stick-shifted classics which weight over 3,300 pounds. 

It's a throwback to the old days of the 50-pound flywheel.

SCOTT PALMER'S INDY DIARY - SUNDAY EDITION - There's one day left in Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals qualifying, what will Scott and the Magic Dry team do? Will they rest on their laurels of will they go all in to move up the qualifying list?

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - The Super Stock/A division was at one time was the top of the line for the then factory hot rods. It was an A-classed car, with a manual transmission which meant the level of badassery was at a premium to race with this group. Over the years, such programs as the the merger with with Modified Eliminator in 1982, and later the Dodge Hemi Shootout, and the addition of the Factory Stock classifications took some of the luster off of the old meat eaters. But for three diehard Super Stock racers, the breed is still lurking in the staging lanes and ready to devour the competition.

 

SCOTT PALMER'S INDY DIARY - SATURDAY EDITION - Go behind the scenes with Scott Palmer, driver of the Magic Dry Top Fuel Dragster at the greatest drag race in the world - the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis It's Day Two, and Palmer has his dragster solidly in the field, but he's looking for more.

PAUL LEE'S INDY DIARY - SATURDAY EDITION - Go behind the scenes with Paul Lee, driver of the McLeod Racing fuel Funny Car at the greatest drag race in the world - the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.

It's Saturday and Paul needs to get qualified higher in the field, after fighting a clutch issue on Friday.

CHANGES IN SATURDAY LEADERBOARD - Brittany Force‚Äôs weekend at the 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals keeps getting better, as she broke the Top Fuel track record on Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to stay in the provisional No. 1 spot.

Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the final regular-season race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It is the 18th of 24 events in 2019.

 

PAUL LEE'S DAILY DIARY, DAY ONE - Go behind the scenes with Paul Lee, driver of the McLeod Racing fuel Funny Car at the greatest drag race in the world - the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. The first day Paul describes the passion which helped him overcome the obstacles just to make it here.

SCOTT PALMER'S DAILY DIARY, DAY ONE - Go behind the scenes with Scott Palmer, driver of the Magic Dry Top Fuel Dragster at the greatest drag race in the world - the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. It's the first day of the marathon event.

 

BRITTANY, BECKMAN JUMP OUT FRONT - Brittany Force powered her way to the provisional No. 1 spot in Top Fuel on Friday during the 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the final regular-season race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It is the 18th of 24 events in 2019.