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BECKMAN CAPS SUPERB WEEKEND WITH GATORS CELEBRATION

These types of weekends never get old for nitro Funny Car driver Jack Beckman.

Beckman, the 2012 NHRA world champion, qualified No. 1 at the Gatornationals and raced away to the national-event win Sunday.

CRAMPTON WINS FIRST TITLE SINCE 2015 IN UNLIKELY GATORNATIONALS FINAL

 NCAA men’s basketball tournament fans weren’t the only ones who witnessed a bracket-busting win this weekend.

The trend bounced over to the Top Fuel category on Sunday during the 49th annual Amalie NHRA Gatornationals when Richie Crampton, whose last win was in the fall of 2015, defeated part-time racer Shawn Reed for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Wally Trophy.

WIN OVER HARLEY TEAMMATE TIES KRAWIEC WITH SCHULTZ AT 44 TITLES

In sports, intrasquad competition usually pits the first team against the scrubs.

That’s not how it works for Vance & Hines Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle when teammates Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines battle each other in an NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle event.

TANNER GRAY CLAIMS PRO STOCK GATORS WIN

Prior to the Gatornationals, Tanner Gray’s Pro Stock team was searching for answers about a tough two-race start to the 2018 NHRA season.

The team found its groove at Gainesville, Fla., as Gray reached the winner’s circle in his Gray Motorsports Valvoline Chevy Camaro.

TWO DEAD, FOUR INJURED IN GEORGIA DRAG STRIP SHOOTING

Macon.com has confirmed two are dead are dead, and four were injured following a shooting Saturday evening at the Headhunters Motor Club Dragway in Eatonton, Ga.

CRAMPTON, BECKMAN, T. GRAY AND KRAWIEC ARE WINNERS AT NHRA GATORNATIONALS

Richie Crampton took home the Top Fuel victory Sunday afternoon at the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also winners in their respective categories at the third of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

RICKIE SMITH VICTORIOUS IN FIRST PRO MOD EVENT OF 2018 AT GAINESVILLE

Rickie Smith drove to victory Sunday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Dragway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Jerry Bickel Race Cars, is the first of 12 events this season.

Smith ran a 5.794-second pass at 249.76 mph in his Chevrolet Camaro to take down Mike Janis in the final round and earn his first victory since Englishtown in 2017 and the 12th of his career. Smith defeated Bob Rahaim, Jim Whiteley and Mike Castellana on his way to the win.

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM GATORNATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the third of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 GATORNATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the third of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA GATORNATIONALS

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