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NHRA CAROLINA NATIONALS FINAL ELIMINATIONS POSTPONED

​Persistent rains forced NHRA to postpone final eliminations for the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. NHRA's Safari worked through every available opportunity to try and dry the track, but multiple times was forced to cease efforts. 

Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. ET with competition beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Top Fuel eliminations.

ASHLEY GETS HIS FIRST QUALIFYING BERTH IN NHRA TOP FUEL

 

It only took Justin Ashley 24 years to beat his father’s best mark in a dragster. And he did it one run. 

The second-generation drag racer ran a 3.83 elapsed time behind the wheel of the Davis Motorsports, Strutmasters.com dragster to secure a berth in the final qualified field during the first day. 

MCGAHA COUNTS HIS BLESSINGS AFTER FRIDAY INCIDENT

 

Pro Stock racer Chris McGaha learned a long time ago not to take anything for granted in drag racing, even his safety at the end of a 200 mile per hour run. 

RICKIE SMITH BECOMES 14TH RECIPIENT OF MIKE AIELLO AWARD

 

Veteran team owner-driver Rickie Smith received the 2019 Mike Aiello "Spirit of Drag Racing" Award Sunday morning before eliminations at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

CompetitionPlus.com owner and publisher Bobby Bennett made the surprise presentation to Smith, of King, N.C.  The Mike Aiello Award recipient is someone who has persevered and remained positive in spite of hardship.

ENDERS PEAKING AT PERFECT TIME, SECURES THIRD-STRAIGHT NO. 1 OF COUNTDOWN

Now that is the Erica Enders we are used to.

For the first time since her back-to-back championship winning seasons in 2014 and 2015, Enders is a true threat to return to the top of the Pro Stock mountain. After proving competitive throughout much of this season, Enders has found her groove when it matters most with a win and now three-straight No. 1 qualifier awards as she earned the pole position Saturday at the 12th annual NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

JOHNSON SHOCKS PSM FIELD WITH FIRST NO. 1 SINCE 2013

Well, that was unexpected.

Steve Johnson, who is certainly no stranger to success in the NHRA with a long and storied career in the Pro Stock Motorcycle ranks, pulled a bit of a stunner on Saturday when he unseated the most consistent rider on the property with the quickest pass of his entire career aboard his Slick 50 Suzuki.

TORRENCE, BECKMAN, ENDERS AND JOHNSON LAND TOP SPOTS IN QUALIFYING AT CAROLINA NATS

SUNDAY SCHEDULE ADJUSTED FOR NHRA CAROLINA NATIONALS

With the possibility of precipitation Sunday’s eliminations at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, and in an effort to complete the full event as scheduled, speedway officials and the NHRA have moved on-track activity up one hour.

UPDATED - KHALID alBALOOSHI DISQUALIFIED FROM NHRA CAROLINA NATIONALS

BECKMAN CHASING POINTS AND TROPHIES, QUICKEST ON DAY ONE AT CAROLINA NATS

To Jack Beckman, there is nothing that compares to earning a trophy.

You can keep all of the hats. You can - for the most part - throw out the points. Heck even a national record or two doesn’t quite get Beckman’s blood pumping.

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