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TONGLET STOMPS OUT ANOTHER FIRE IN CHICAGO

LE Tonglet spends his weekdays fighting fires in his hometown of Metaire, Louisiana.

The No. 1 qualifier beat the heat again Sunday in the finals of the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois.

SKILLMAN GETS HEAD RIGHT, GRABS FIRST PRO STOCK WIN OF THE YEAR AT CHICAGO

Through with beating himself, Drew Skillman was ready to let someone else finally take the punishment Sunday at Route 66 Raceway.

The talented Skillman had been his own worst enemy through the first half of the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock season, losing in the first round eight times and letting that frustration get the best of him.

TORRENCE, CAPPS, SKILLMAN & TONGLET SECURE WALLY'S AT ROUTE 66 RACEWAY

Steve Torrence powered his Top Fuel dragster to his fifth victory of the season Sunday at the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters at Route 66 Raceway.

Ron Capps (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the 13th of 24 events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM THE NHRA ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 20th annual Children of Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N at Route 66 Raceway, the 13th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING THE 2017 NHRA ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 20th annual Children of Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N at Route 66 Raceway, the 13th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM THE 2017 NHRA ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

Sunday's final Sportsman results from the 20th annual Children of Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N at Route 66 Raceway. The race is the 13th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

STEVE JOHNSON BECAME AN NHRA SUPERSTAR BY FIRST BECOMING THE MAN IN THE BOX

 

Many of today's top drag racers had humble beginnings. 

Nothing says humble like having your race vehicle air-freighted to the race in a crate, and parked underneath a flatbed trailer. 

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson has yet to find anyone who can match his initial foray into the world of major league drag racing with the NHRA. 

CHICAGO SWEET AGAIN FOR BRITTANY FORCE

Last season, Brittany Force celebrated her birthday by earning the No. 1 qualifying spot for the Route 66 Nationals in record-setting fashion.

After accomplishing a similar feat Saturday in the Monster Energy Chevrolet, Force hopes to celebrate in style Sunday evening with a big trophy.

TONGLET ADDS ANOTHER PIECE TO RESURGENT SEASON

LE Tonglet knows patience.

For nearly five years, the Louisiana native endured a losing streak in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock ranks.

ANDERSON CHASES PERFECTION IN CHICAGO

Greg Anderson figured that he needed a flawless run Saturday to snare the No. 1 Pro Stock qualifying spot for the Route 66 Nationals in Chicago.

The four-time NHRA world champion delivered in style with his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro.

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