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GREEN POWERS TO TOP OF PRO MOD FIELD AT HEARTLAND MOTORSPORTS PARK

Chad Green held on to the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by presented by J&A Service portion of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Summit Racing Equipment, is the fourth of 12 events this season.

Green ran a 5.762-second pass at 250.13 mph in the second qualifying session on Friday in his Bond-Coat, Inc. ’17 Corvette, which held up through Saturday’s qualifying.

GREEN RACES TO PRELIMINARY NO. 1 PRO MOD QUALIFYING POSITION AT TOPEKA

Chad Green powered to the qualifying lead Friday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by presented by J&A Service portion of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Summit Racing Equipment, is the fourth of 12 events this season.

Green ran a 5.762-second pass at 250.13 mph in the second of two qualifying sessions in his Bond-Coat, Inc. ’17 Corvette to take the current No. 1 position.

STEVE TORRENCE HOLDS OFF FATHER TO TAKE TOP SPOT AT TOPEKA

It was a family affair Friday night at the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Topeka's Heartland Motorsports Park as the father and son team of Billy and Steve Torrence traded the top spot in Top Fuel, ultimately leading to a one-two finish for the Capco teams.

Billy Torrence held the top spot after the first qualifying session Friday afternoon, but Steve Torrence battled back in a head-to-head showdown between the two in the final pairing with Steve taking the provisional top spot with a 3.770-second pass at 325.92 mph, holding off Billy’s 3.796 at 320.97 mph.

COURTNEY FORCE TOPS FRIDAY QUALIFYING SEEKING FIFTH NO. 1 OF SEASON

Seven races. Four top qualifier awards. Two wins. One Funny Car points lead.

That has been the season in a nutshell for veteran pilot Courtney Force in a tremendous run that has seen the driver of the Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car dominate the early portion of the season - especially on Fridays and Saturdays.

TORRENCE, C. FORCE AND ENDERS EARN PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT TOPEKA

NEW SEASON, NEW APPROACH FOR CHAMPION WESTERFIELD

 

Shane Westerfield has a new way of doing business even though the old way won him the 2017 NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car title.

“Last year we would qualify top 5, top 6 and go rounds here and there but we had a lot of luck on the way, and a lot of other cars that did a lot of the dirty work for us and took out guys that we couldn’t beat at times,” Westerfield explained.

RACERS SCORE BIG AT UPCOMING JEGS NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS

The JEGS SPORTSnationals presented by Quick Fuel, May 25-27 at historic Beech Bend Raceway Park is packed with racer benefits beginning with pre-event entry and extending throughout the even.
 
It all starts right now with a $25 savings to all racers that pre-enter for the event.  This racer savings is available until Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m. PST.   Event week kicks off with early pit parking starts on Wednesday, May 23, from noon to 5 p.m. and continues Thursday with pit parking, registration and tech from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Additionally, a racer text program will be set up for racers to receive text messages on their phone for important event information throughout the weekend any including schedule updates and class calls to the lanes.  Information for the text program will be posted on the registration trailer.

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NAMED PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR TOPEKA NHRA PRO MOD RACE

It was announced by NHRA officials that Summit Racing Equipment has been named the presenting sponsor for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the upcoming Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, which takes place this weekend at Heartland Motorsports Park. It is the fourth of 12 races during the 2018 E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season.
 
In Topeka, Kan., race fans will be treated to the non-stop action of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, providing incredible thrills. With a talent-filled roster that will again feature more than 30 standout drivers at Heartland Motorsports Park, the class offers something unique for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast and is highlighted by historic muscle cars like the ’67 Mustang, ’68 Firebird, and ’69 Camaro, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars. Producing more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended-door pro mod cars travel the quarter-mile in less than six seconds at speeds of more than 250 mph.

HADDOCK OPTIMISTIC HIS FORTUNES WILL CHANGE THIS WEEKEND

The struggle is real for Terry Haddock.
 
Surviving as an independent racer in NHRA’s Mello Yello Series is a daunting challenge.

COMP STANDOUT HATCHER HEADED TO PRO STOCK

 

Competition Eliminator, by its very nature, is a developmental division for Pro Stock competition. This weekend, one of its finest players will leap into the major leagues. 

Kansas-native and Competition Eliminator front-runner Will Hatcher will make his debut this weekend during the NHRA Heartland Nationals. He will drive Deric Kramer's American Ethanol 2017 Dodge Dart;  the car Kramer parked in favor of a KB Racing-powered Camaro. 

This opportunity, Hatcher believes, is a prime example of preparation meeting opportunity. 

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