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BRIAN OLSON PASSES; FRIENDS REMEMBER HIM AS "THE BEST FRIEND YOU COULD HAVE"

Drag Racing has lost a great fan and friend today.

Veteran drag racing announcer Brian Olson, 58, of Peru, Ind., passed away sometime during the night on August 2, 2015.

Olson, lead announcer for the Professional Drag Racers Association, had sustained injuries from a motorcycle accident on July 3, 2015. However, Olson was making a positive recovery from the incident.

BECKMAN, BROWN, MCGAHA AND KRAWIEC RACE TO NHRA SONOMA NATIONALS VICTORIES

 

Jack Beckman finished off a dominating weekend at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday by racing to the Funny Car victory.

 

Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway. It is the first time in NHRA history where all four No. 1 qualifiers went on to win the race.

ROUND-BY-ROUND RESULTS FROM SONOMA

 

Final round-by-round results from the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, the 15th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:
 

 

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING NHRA SONOMA

Point standings (top 10) following the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, the 15th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -
 

KRAWIEC CONTINUES HOT SPELL WITH TOP QUALIFIER AWARD, PRO BIKE BATTLE VICTORY AT SONOMA

Life is pretty good for Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Eddie Krawiec right now.

 

Currently sitting atop the PSM points, Krawiec is the most recent race winner on the tour, he has been the top qualifier in two consecutive races - including securing the top spot Saturday night at Sonoma Raceway - and he added a win in the Pro Bike Battle against teammate Andrew Hines Saturday as well. That means, despite a talented field hungry for wins and valuable NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points, Krawiec simply has not been challenged in quite some time.

 

MCGAHA PRO STOCK TOP QUALIFIER IN SONOMA

Hopefully, the sixth time’s the charm for Chris McGaha.

For the sixth time in his career, and the fourth time this season, McGaha will lead the Pro Stock field into eliminations as the top qualifier in the class, but to this point, the Texan hasn’t been able to turn those fast runs into a win.

PRO BIKE BATTLE WINNER KRAWIEC TOPS PSM FIELD; BECKMAN, BROWN AND MCGAHA ALSO NO. 1

Eddie Krawiec raced to victory in the NHRA Pro Bike Battle Saturday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

 

Krawiec, who earned $7,500 for the win in the all-star bonus race featuring the eight quickest riders from the last year, also took the No. 1 qualifying position in the two-wheel category at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. It is his second No. 1 of the season and 25th of his career.

FAST JACK FASTEST ONCE AGAIN WITH UNBELIEVABLE 3.92 DURING EPIC FRIDAY FUNNY CAR SESSION

Take a moment to breathe it in. Because it is not very often you get to see a qualifying session quite like the one NHRA fans saw Friday night.

With near-perfect conditions and one of the most competitive fields in NHRA history in the Funny Car category, a perfect storm was formed at Sonoma Raceway on Friday as seven drivers dipped into the three-second zone and one of those drivers - Funny Cars hottest driver “Fast” Jack Beckman - laid down the quickest pass in NHRA history to pace the Funny Car field by a commanding margin all on day one at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.

TRACK RECORDS FALL AS BROWN PACES TOP FUEL FIELD AT SONOMA

 

Friday night was all about setting records.

Jack Beckman did it in Funny Car. Chris McGaha did it in Pro Stock. And by the time evening settled over the California skyline, it was Antron Brown’s turn.

BECKMAN, BROWN, MCGAHA AND KRAWIEC LEAD FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT SONOMA

 

Jack Beckman powered his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T to the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday as he raced to the qualifying lead at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were leaders in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event just north of San Francisco.

 

 

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