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WINNERS CROWNED AT NHRA SONOMA NATIONALS

Written by NHRA Communications: Photos by Gary Nastase, Bob Pelligrini.

Courtney Force beat father John Force in the final to become the winningest female in Funny Car history at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday.
 
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway.
 
Force, who won the 100th race by a female driver in the NHRA professional classes at Topeka, outran her father with a 4.253-second pass at 296.24 mph in her Traxxas Ford Mustang to claim her fifth career victory. With the win, Force broke a tie with sister Ashley Force Hood for the most all-time wins by a female in Funny Car.

FINAL ROUND PHOTOS FROM NHRA SONOMA NATIONALS

Written by NHRA Communications: Photos by Gary Nastase, Bob Pelligrini.

Sunday's final results from the 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. The race is the 15th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

ROUND-BY-ROUND PRO RESULTS FROM NHRA SONOMA NATIONALS

Written by NHRA Communications.

Final round-by-round results from the 27th 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 NATIONALS

Written by NHRA Communications.

Point standings (top 10) following the 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, the 15th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

SHANE GRAY IS SONOMA OVERNIGHT PRO STOCK SENSATION

Written by Mike Perry; Photos by Gary Nastase.

GNP gnp gn1 7454Shane Gray sits on top of the Sonoma NHRA Nationals Pro Stock qualifying list…and he should thank his delivery man.

In the third qualifying session Saturday, Gray carded a 6.539 at 212.13 mph…a number that stood up against all comers in the evening qualifying session and earned him a first-round bye in Sunday’s eliminations.

 

 

JERRY SAVOIE RIGHT ON TIME IN SONOMA

Written by Mike Perry; Photos by Gary Nastase.

 

GNP 1430-04027-2It wasn’t like catching lightning in a bottle…it was more like things coming together at the right time.

Timing is the most critical thing for the driver of a fuel injected motorcycle, and Jerry Savoie’s timing couldn’t have been better Saturday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

 

 

MUSI HEADLINES PDRA RICHMOND WINNERS

Written by Administrator.

pnLizzy Musi, the 23-year-old daughter of doorslammer drag racing legend Pat Musi, earned her career-first win Saturday night in the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) U.S. Drags at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP), near Richmond. Musi beat points leader Jason Harris in the Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous final, ending Harris' undefeated streak from all four PDRA races previously held this year.

 

 

SATURDAY QUALIFYING COMPLETE AT NHRA SONOMA NATIONALS

Written by NHRA Communications: Photos by Gary Nastase, Bob Pelligrini Roger Richards.

Andrew Hines drove to victory in the inaugural MiraMonte Records Pro Bike Battle, closing out an action packed Saturday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.
 
In other racing on Saturday, Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) earned No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Northern California.
 
Hines, the current points leader in Pro Stock Motorcycle, defeated Scotty Pollacheck in the specialty bonus event final with a 6.835-second run at 196.02 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. He beat John Hall and Hector Arana en route to the final. With the win, Hines takes home $25,000.

BRITTANY FORCE LEADS THE WAY IN TOP FUEL FRIDAY

Written by Mike Perry; Photo by Gary Nastase.

tfFather’s Day has come and gone, but it was quite a day for proud papa John Force as both his daughters had big days at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

After watching one of his daughters, Courtney, claim the provisional top qualifying spot in the Funny Car class, Force waited at the end of the track while another daughter, Brittany, raced to the top spot in Top Fuel.


 

COURTNEY FORCE BLISTERS SONOMA TRACK TO LEAD FC QUALIFYING

Written by Mike Perry; Photos by Gary Nastase.

fcThree shots. Three opportunities. Three chances.

After leaving Sonoma after the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the remaining races leading up to the NHRA Countdown to the Championship are quite limited.

 

 

CPTV VIDEO DIARY - CRUZ PEDREGON'S SONOMA DIARY: SATURDAY

Written by Cruz Pedregon, CPTV.

CRUZThis weekend the team at CompetitionPlus.tv is hanging with Funny Car racer Cruz Pedregon at the NHRA Sponoma Nationals in Sonoma, Ca. Stay tuned as Pedregon provides a run-by-run analysis of his event, and provides his insight from the cockpit.

 

STANTON, MUSI, GAHM AND TUTTEROW LEAD DAY ONE PDRA RICHMOND

Written by Ian Tocher; Photos by Roger Richards.

pnPast class champion Bubba Stanton stepped up July 25, to lead the top-ranked Pro Extreme class after two qualifying sessions for the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) U.S. Drags. Stanton covered the eighth mile at Virginia Motorsports Park, near Richmond, in 3.535 seconds at 217.18 mph with his supercharged 1969 Camaro.

 

FRIDAY QUALIFYING COMPLETE AT NHRA SONOMA NATIONALS

Written by NHRA Communications: Photos by Gary Nastase, Bob Pelligrini.

Courtney Force raced to the current No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car during Friday qualifying at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
 
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and John Hall (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Northern California.
 
Courtney Force ran a 4.045-second pass at 319.22 mph in her Traxxas Ford Mustang to claim the top spot after the first day of qualifying. Force, who claimed the 100th win by a female driver in NHRA history at Topeka, is looking for her third top starting spot of the season.

NHRA - SONOMA NATIONALS NOTEBOOK

Written by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Gary Nastase, Bob Pelligrini.

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