Written by Larry Crum, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2016-09-26 12:00
Jack Beckman couldn’t have made the road to victory any harder for himself in St. Louis.
Three rocky rounds of qualifying, a narrow escape to a smaller, independent team in round one, a paper-thin .0012 margin of victory to the most recent event winner in round two, and a couple of close calls against his teammates in typical Beckman fashion, all added up to the second win of the year and 24th of his career for the boisterous driver of the Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car.
Written by Tracy Renck; Photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2016-09-26 12:00
Sometimes it seems Shawn Langdon gets lost in the Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel stable which also consists of Antron Brown, Leah Pritchett and of course Tony Schumacher.
Well, Langdon was the one basking in the spotlight at the Midwest Nationals Sunday in St. Louis.
Written by Tracy Renck; Photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2016-09-26 08:00
Jerry Savoie is a veteran Pro Stock Motorcycle racer who can’t be overlooked in the six-race Countdown to the Championship.
The Cutoff, La., resident proved that Sunday with an emotional win.
Written by Larry Crum, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2016-09-26 08:00
The story of how Alex Laughlin collected his first career win in Pro Stock is one that will be remembered for years to come.
Because, quite frankly, it wasn’t supposed to happen yet.
NHRA Communications, photos by Roger Richards Sun, 2016-09-25 19:10
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.
NHRA Communications, photo by Roger Richards Sun, 2016-09-25 18:16
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.
NHRA Communications Sun, 2016-09-25 16:00
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:
Written by Larry Crum, photo by Roger Richards Sun, 2016-09-25 12:00
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.