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BRITTANY EMOTIONAL IN HOUSTON TOP FUEL WIN

Brittany Force could hardly hold back the emotions as she exited her dragster Sunday afternoon.

In one day, the defending NHRA Top Fuel champion managed to erase what has been a season of heartbreak, frustration, and disappointment with four consecutive round wins at the NHRA Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway, located outside of Houston, Texas.

TODD STAYS HOT, WINS FUNNY CAR TITLE IN HOUSTON

Before Sunday, J.R.Todd had never beaten reigning world champion Robert Hight in NHRA nitro Funny Car eliminations in four attempts.

That’s not the case anymore.

 

HARTFORD CELEBRATES FIRST CAREER NHRA PRO STOCK WIN

The long, long wait is over for Matt Hartford.

Hartford debuted in NHRA’s Pro Stock class in 2006 and finally in his 80th race in the class he captured his first career Wally Sunday at the Spring Nationals near Houston.

J. WHITELEY RACES TO PRO MOD VICTORY AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Jim Whiteley drove to victory on Sunday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Tige Boats, is the second of 12 events this season.

Whiteley ran a 5.834-second pass at 239.14 mph in his J&A Services 1969 Yenko Camaro to take down Rick Hord in the final round and earn his first victory since Houston 2016 and second of his career. He defeated Mike Castellana, Khalid AlBalooshi and Steve Jackson on his way to the win.

B. FORCE, TODD AND HARTFORD ARE VICTORIOUS AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

J.R. Todd captured his first career back-to-back Funny Car victory Sunday afternoon at the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and Matt Hartford (Pro Stock) were also victorious in their respective categories at the fifth of 24 events on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

TF HARLEY RIDER TRANSPORTED FOLLOWING ON-TRACK INCIDENT

Top Fuel Harley rider Brian Jernigan of Cypress, TX was involved in an on-track incident during the first round of eliminations at the NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas. Jernigan made contact with the right-hand wall, maintained control and brought the Top Fuel Harley Davidson motorcycle to a stop before being attended to by onsite safety personnel. Jernigan has been transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. The race is the fifth of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway, the fifth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway, the fifth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

PRITCHETT IMPRESSES WITH RECORD TOP FUEL QUALIFYING EFFORT

Leah Pritchett was looking to get her season on track and the Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel driver took a big step in that direction Saturday.

Pritchett captured her first No. 1 qualifying spot of 2018 with her track record elapsed time of 3.680-seconds at 326-mph at the SpringNationals near Houston, Texas.

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