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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.

 

 

BILLY TORRENCE WILL RACE IN TF AGAIN

 

JA3 8212 copyAmidst a long-awaited victory celebration after winning the Mile-High Nationals July 26 in Denver, Top Fuel driver Steve Torrence confirmed to Competition Plus, his father, Billy Torrence will once again compete in a limited Top Fuel schedule later this season.

Steve, who was celebrating his first win since Bristol (Tenn.) 2013, said his father is going to run Indianapolis (Sept. 2-7), Dallas (Oct. 15-18), Las Vegas (Oct. 29-Nov. 1), and Pomona, Calif. (Nov. 12-15). Billy will be competing in a Capco Racing/Torrence Motorsports dragster like his son.

NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES AWARDS CEREMONY RETURNS TO HOLLYWOOD IN 2015

The 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony returns to Hollywood’s Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on Monday, Nov. 16, it was announced by officials from the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning organization. 

NHRA also announced that the entire NHRA Mello Yello Awards Ceremony will be available for viewing via NHRA’s YouTube channel starting Wednesday, Nov. 18 after 6 p.m. (ET) / 3 p.m. (PT). It marks the seventh year that the full event will be available to fans via the Internet. 

OPTIMISTIC ARONSON MAKING REMARKABLE PROGRESS

Fun-loving grown-ups often lament that the mark of being an adult means having to work on one's birthday.

But Cale Aronson was grateful to be celebrating behind his desk earlier this month at ACE Racing Clutches headquarters at Sullivan, Mo., southwest of St. Louis.

PASSION FOR DRAG RACING KEEPS THIS COUPLE AND THEIR COMPANY MAXED OUT WITH INVOLVEMENT

 

 

Their passion for drag racing comes second to only their passion for one another.

Al and Kim Kussy, owners of Aerospace Components, have their company's fingerprint throughout the drag racing world.

“Drag racing pretty much is the total package of our company,” said Kim.  “I mean we strictly appeal to the drag racers.  All of our components are made for drag racers I have our billet aluminum made products here in our facility so we really can say truthfully that it is designed and built here in our warehouse, our machine shop so we can say Made in the USA.”

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