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DON SCHUMACHER EMERGES VICTORIOUS IN FIRST PHYSICAL TEST

K&N HORSEPOWER CHALLENGE OFFERS BIG BUCKS FOR PRO STOCK DRIVERS



​The K&N Horsepower Challenge field has been set and Shane Gray leads the star-studded field as the No. 1 seed when the lucrative special event takes center stage April 11 during the 16th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

 

The winner of the 31st annual K&N Horsepower Challenge will earn $50,000, a custom K&N Horsepower trophy and bragging rights as the best Pro Stock racer in the country. The runner-up will earn $10,000, the two semifinalists $3,000 each, and the four first-round finishers $2,500 apiece. A total purse of $76,000 is up for grabs for the eight drivers competing in the K&N Horsepower Challenge.

 

V. GAINES NAMED FAN-VOTE WINNER FOR K&N HORSEPOWER CHALLENGE

 

Popular veteran racer V. Gaines, driver of the Kendall Oil Dodge Dart, has been named the K&N Horsepower Challenge Fan Vote winner and will fill the No. 8 starting spot in the lucrative Pro Stock bonus event.

 

The 31st annual K&N Horsepower Challenge will be conducted during the running of the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals on Saturday, April 11 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event will be televised by ESPN2.

IHRA PINE VALLEY PRO-AM RESULTS

The  International Hot Rod Association held its annual Summit Racing Pro-Am Tour event at Pine Valley Raceway in Lufkin, Texas, over the weekend of March 28-29. Beautiful weather graced eastern Texas’ premier quarter-mile drag strip for two complete events. 

“Everything went really well. We had good weather, a great car count and hardly any oil-downs,” said track owner Bill Bailey. “The racers were really happy too.” 

CPTV VIDEO - JASON MICHALEK'S 3.97 ON DRAG RADIALS

A FOUR WIDE VERSION OF WHO’S ON FIRST, WHAT’S ON SECOND

Abbott & Costello would have been proud of the first round, fourth quad of Funny Car at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. When Matt Hagan was timed out in staging, the failure confused Tim Wilkerson, who sat on the starting line unsure of what was really going on. 

Cruz Pedregon thundered down the track to reach the stripe first, only to explode the supercharger in his Snap-on Tools entry. John Hale took the second spot with a 4.21. 

SICK MORGAN HAS 'GET-WELL' WEEKEND WITH PRO STOCK TRIUMPH

Larry Morgan joked after advancing through his first quartet of competition Sunday at the NHRA's Four-Wide Nationals that sponsor FireAde just might have to spray its flame-killer on his Chevy Camaro Pro Stock car because it was one hot rod, emphasis on hot.

His hunch was correct.

CONNOLLY’S BIG BOOMER RESONATES THROUGH FOUR-WIDE LAUNCH

​Dave Connolly had his warning sign, or thought it could have been the one of the cars in the other three lanes during the second round of Top Fuel eliminations at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. 

“The burnout felt fine but I thought I heard the engine misfire a time or two like it could have been a rocker arm or ignition,” Connolly said. “At this point, we don’t have radios in the car and I started pointing to myself asking if that was us. The crew guys sent me in.

BROWN NO. 1 AGAIN AT FOUR-WIDE RACE IN TOP FUEL

Antron Brown recently told National Dragster that he learned from working at his family's septic-tank service company that "I don’t want to be No. 1 in the 'No. 2' business."

It turns out he's No. 1 in the No. 4 business

BECKMAN ENDS DROUGHT WITH CHARLOTTE FUNNY CAR VICTORY

 

The 54-race drought is over for Jack Beckman.

The veteran NHRA nitro Funny Car driver and 2012 world champion finally returned to the winner’s circle at a national event since the year he won his world title.

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