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LANGDON, BECKMAN, LAUGHLIN and SAVOIE RACE TO VICTORY AT MIDWEST NATIONALS

Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just outside of St. Louis.

Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious in their respective categories at the 20th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals is the second race of the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

COUGHLIN RACES TO PRO MOD VICTORY SUNDAY AT MIDWEST NATIONALS

 

Troy Coughlin raced to victory Sunday in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing at Gateway Motorsports Park is presented by Precision Turbo & Engine. This is the ninth of 10 Pro Mod events on the 2016 season.

Coughlin, the reigning and two-time world champion, powered his JEGS.com Chevy Corvette to a 5.802-second pass at 253.85 mph to defeat two-time world champ Rickie Smith’s 5.830 at 250.09 in his late model IDG Chevy Camaro. Coughlin earned his second victory of the season and eighth of this career. Coughlin trails Smith by 93-points with one event to go.

 

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2016 MIDWEST NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the fifth 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 2016 NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the fifth 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:

 

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS

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

 

 

GRAY TOPS PRO STOCK FIELD FOR SECOND TIME THIS SEASON

It has been well documented this season that the overall competitiveness in the Pro Stock class has not been what it once was.

With the KB Racing duo of Jason Line and Greg Anderson dominating the NHRA regular season, with the pair racing to 14 wins in the first 18 races, the remaining Pro Stock teams were left trying to play catch up. But over the last few months, those teams have gotten back in the fight.

KRAWIEC SAVES BEST FOR LAST, ROCKETS TO SIXTH NO. 1 OF SEASON

Last week’s round one loss in the Countdown to the Championship opener in Charlotte did not sit well with Eddie Krawiec.

Not one bit.

SMITH POWERS TO NO. 1 QUALIFIER AND FIRST ROUND PRO MOD VICTORY SATURDAY AT MIDWEST NATIONALS

Von Smith sprinted to a No. 1 qualifier and first round victory Saturday at the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing at Gateway Motorsports Park is presented by Precision Turbo & Engine. This is the ninth race of 10 on the 2016 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season.

Smith, driving his Al-Anabi Racing late model Chevy Corvette, posted a 5.814-second pass at 247.70 mph to earn his second No. 1 qualifier of the season and second of his career.

 

 

CRAMPTON, HIGHT, GRAY AND KRAWIEC SECURE NO. 1 QUALIFIERS IN ST. LOUIS

Richie Crampton powered to the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just outside of St. Louis.

Robert Hight (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 20th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals is the second race of the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

CREW CHIEF BEARD TO BE INDUCTED INTO COLORADO MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME

 

Lee Beard, an NHRA world championship crew chief and team manager, can now add another line to his ever-impressive resume.

Beard, a native of Pueblo, Colo., will be inducted into the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame Oct. 12. The ceremony will take place at the Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colo.

Also being inducted in the 2016 Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame are Chris “Spiffy” Leaf, Clarence Krieger, Darrell Smith, Davey Durelle, Don Hackenberg, Harold “HJ” Evans, Jerry Robertson, Odie Robertson, and Scott Backman.

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