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JACKSON VICTORIOUS IN THE PRO MOD CATEGORY AT MIDWEST NATIONALS

Stevie “Fast” Jackson raced to his second consecutive win during the E3 Spark plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Real Pro Mod Association, is the ninth of 12 races this season.  

Jackson ran a 5.759-second pass at 250.88 mph in his ’17 Chevrolet Camaro to Chad Green who red lit on the start line. This is the fourth career win for Jackson and second of the season.

TORRENCE, HIGHT, GRAY. AND M. SMITH VICTORIOUS AT THE AAA INSURANCE NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

Steve Torrence piloted to the Top Fuel victory with his second consecutive win Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.

Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Tanner Gray (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the second of six playoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

 Final round-by-round results from the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 MIDWEST NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. The race is the 20th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

TORRENCE HAS GAME FACE ON AS HE STORMS BACK TO TAKE TOP FUEL’S NO. 1 SPOT

If Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence sounds a little bit cranky, just consider him already in the middle of a knock-down, throw-down, take-no-prisoners battle for the championship he felt he should have claimed last season.

It’s not personal off the track. But he’s in his “Don’t mess with Texas” mode, and the Kilgore, Texas, native and driver of the Capco Contractors Dragster is not kidding around as the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals is set for eliminations Sunday at Gateway Motorsports Park at Madison, Ill., near St. Louis.

DISNEYLAND-HAPPY COUGHLIN TO LEAD PRO STOCK FIELD AT GATEWAY

Delighting in what he called “close to Disneyland conditions” at Gateway Motorsports Park, near St. Louis, Saturday, Jeg Coughlin Jr. kept command of the Pro Stock field as qualifying closed for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.

And he warned that his Jegs.com Chevy Camaro crew chief Rickie Jones would have “his aggressive-tuning pants on” when Sunday’s eliminations roll around.

DON’T LIKE A THIRD HARLEY IN THE BIKE MIX? TOO BAD – ELLIS LEADS FIELD AS VANCE & HINES TEAM 1-2-4

Chip Ellis dipped into the 6.7-second range and leapfrogged both of his Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Street Rod teammates early Saturday in Pro Stock Motorcycle to lead qualifying for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Madison Ill.

He held on through the final session, and his 6.764-second elapsed time at 196.76 mph on the Gateway Motorsports Park quarter-mile gave him the 17th No. 1 start of his career and his first since the September 2015 U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis.  

CASTELLANA RACES TO THE NO. 1 PRO MOD QUALIFYING POSITION AT THE MIDWEST NATIONALS

Mike Castellana set the national elapsed time record Saturday afternoon in front of a sold out crowd to clinch the No. 1 qualifying position at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Real Pro Mod Association, is the ninth of 12 races this season.

Castellana powered his ‘17 Camaro to a 5.676-second pass at 255.39 mph to set the record. This is his second No. 1 qualifier of the season and 12th of his career as he chases his first victory of the season. He will face Shane Molinari in the first round of eliminations on Sunday.
 

TORRENCE, HIGHT, COUGHLIN JR. AND ELLIS NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT THE NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

Steve Torrence piloted his Top Fuel dragster to the No. 1 spot during the final round of qualifying Saturday evening in front of a sold-out crowd at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also the No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the second of six payoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

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