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MCGAHA OVERCOMES ENGINE WOES TO EARN EPPING PRO STOCK WIN

After two sessions of qualifying July 6 in Epping, N.H., Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha was ready to pack and go home because all the engine problems that were occurring.

By Sunday, all was forgotten.

STITH PRINTING REVEALS LEGENDS OF NITRO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR PROGRAM

 

This has been a busy season for teams in the nitro funny car class and with new entries and drivers, Legends of Nitro announces the inaugural Rookie of the Year program for drivers who compete in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, the United Nitro Funny Car Championship Series, presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports and select independent events in the United States.

Legends of Nitro owner Kevin Stith disclosed the award, “As a fan of all the nitro classes, we are proud to see new entries and performance in the class. After filling out the 260 MPH Club for Nitro Funny Cars, we’ve noticed a surge in drivers moving over the drive these great, fan favorite racecars. With that, I’m always proud to recognize talented, new drivers.”

#HEADERGATE - NITRO FUNNY CAR LAID-BACK HEADER CONTROVERSY BREWING AGAIN

During the offseason and throughout the 2017 year, the topic of laid-back headers wouldn’t go away.

Well, the topic is back in the forefront again because some NHRA nitro teams don’t believe all the teams are competing on the same level playing field.

U.S. ARMY TO CONCLUDE INVOLVEMENT WITH DSR, NHRA

 

The U.S. Army has decided not to renew its sponsorship with Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) due to a reallocation of its marketing budget. DSR is actively pursuing a strong brand to partner with the team and its roster of sponsors and personalities who have contributed to 325 NHRA national event titles and 16 championships.
 
“The U.S. Army has been a great partner of Don Schumacher Racing for nearly two decades,” said team owner Don Schumacher. “It has been a mutually beneficial relationship with the U.S. Army instilling the mental, physical and emotional strength of the U.S. Army Soldier in all of us. We remain extremely proud of our representation of the U.S. Army and its brave Soldiers who are 100 percent committed to our country. We will continue to activate on behalf of the U.S. Army for the remainder of 2018 while showcasing our acumen to future partners looking to inject their brand with the power and precision that has earned DSR more than 320 wins and 16 championships.” 

HAGAN, TORRENCE AND MCGAHA EMERGE VICTORIOUS AT NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

Matt Hagan remained one of the hottest Funny Car racers by winning his second straight event of the season at the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals. Hagan drove to victory in front of a sellout crowd for the second consecutive day at New England Dragway.

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the 13th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway. The race is the 13th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway, the 13th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway, the 13th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

ANDERSON CLAIMS NO. 1 PRO STOCK QUALIFYING SPOT AT EPPING

By Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson's standards, this hasn’t been the best of seasons.

Yet, despite not having any victories in the first 12 NHRA races in 2018, Anderson, a four-time world champion, arrived at the New England Nationals second in the point standings and now will start from the No. 1 qualifying position.

PRITCHETT, HAGAN AND ANDERSON HOLD ON FOR NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY

Leah Pritchett secured the Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier for the second consecutive season at New England Dragway on Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd at the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals.

Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 13th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

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