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ASHER'S INSIDER - 2016 NORWALK, FINAL EDITION

Jon Asher, the seasoned Senior Editor for CompetitionPlus.com, will bring you his four decades worth of insight to NHRA Summit Nationals from Norwalk, Ohio. Follow along daily with the seasoned journalist as he brings you this weekend's race from a different angle - HIS!

CAPPS GETS FIRST CAREER NORWALK WIN

Ron Capps has won a lot of races in a lot of different places.

He is the second-winningest Funny Car driver in NHRA history, he has nearly 600 round wins to his credit, he has contended in nearly 100 finals. But of all of those wins, Summit Motorsports Park in northern Ohio was not on that list.

LANGDON MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW WITH NORWALK VICTORY

It has taken a while, but Shawn Langdon appears to finally found his groove at Don Schumacher Racing.

Langdon, who joined DSR during the 2015 Countdown to the Championship, won his second race in a row, his latest victory came Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

KRAWIEC COMPLETES WILD DAY IN WINNER’S CIRCLE

Eddie Krawiec had quite the adventurous Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

Krawiec ended his semifinal and final runs in the sand trap at the top end, but he could smile about the mishaps as he won the event.

RELAXED LINE BESTS TEAMMATE IN EIGHTH ALL-KB RACING FINAL OF THE YEAR

Jason Line is one calm, cool guy.

After all, what does the 46-year-old driver of the Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro have to be stressed about?

IHRA CROWNS CANADIAN NATIONALS WINNERS

After two consecutive runner-up finishes, Pro Stock driver Trevor Eman earned the first IHRA Drag Racing Series victory of his career today at the IHRA Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Williams Racing.  Jay Turner (Nitro Motorcycle), Mark Sanders (AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car) and Billy Harper (Pro Mod) also won their respective titles at Grand Bend Motorplex.

Eman was the runner up at both the IHRA Good Vibrations Texas Nationals in April and last week's President's Cup Nationals in Mechanicsville, Md.  He defeated J.R. Carr in the final round - it was the third time in as many years that Carr and Eman met in the Mopar Canadian Nationals final round.

UPDATED - HARKER OUT OF SURGERY, RECUPERATING FROM INJURIES

Veteran Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Steve Harker continues to undergo surgery at Toledo’s Mercy St. Vincent Hospital for injuries he incurred in a high-speed accident Saturday during the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at Norwalk, Ohio.

CAPPS, LANGDON, LINE AND KRAWIEC RACE TO WINS AT SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS

Ron Capps continued his mid-season dominance with his fourth Funny Car win of 2016 at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.

Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the 12th NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events of the season in Norwalk, Ohio.

BILLY GLIDDEN WINS PRO MOD AT SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS

Billy Glidden raced to victory Sunday in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by The Real Pro Mod Association, at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park is the sixth of 10 Pro Mod events on the 2016 season.

Glidden won with a 5.893-second pass at 245.63 mph in his Precision Turbo 2014 Chevy Camaro when Bob Rahaim red-lit at the starting line in his late model TLC Waste Disposal Services Chevy Corvette in Sunday’s final.

 

 

CAPPS' THIRD ROUND NORWALK QUALIFYING RUN DISALLOWED

During the third round of qualifying Saturday at the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park, Ron Capps’ class-leading run of 3.977-seconds at 318.77 in the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car was disallowed by NHRA due to “use of an unapproved aerodynamic device.”

The disqualification cost Capps quickest time of the session and the subsequent bonus points associated with the run. The part in question, according to Don Schumacher Racing, was a deflector used to deflect heat away from the graphics on the side of the car.

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