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POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals Powered by Mello Yello at Atlanta Dragway, the seventh of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

Sunday's final Sportsman results from the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals Powered by Mello Yello at Atlanta Dragway. The race is the seventh of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing
Series:

FLAMHOLC, WEATHERFORD AND D’APRILE SCORE PDRA WINS

 

A mix of first-time winners and past world champions collected victories Saturday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North-South Shootout at Maryland International Raceway. The all-eighth-mile series crowned winners in six professional categories and seven sportsman classes at the second stop on their eight-race 2018 tour. 

ONCE AGAIN IT'S COURTNEY NO. 1 HEADED INTO RACE DAY

Drag racing has long been a right time, right place kind of sport.

For the second time in a row, Funny Car driver Courtney Force has been in the right place and at the right time.

HISTORIC NIGHT FOR WOMEN IN MOTORSPORT AT SYDNEY DRAGWAY

 

A historic night of racing concluded with the first ever all-female Top Fuel Final Round at the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder at Sydney Dragway, in front of a massive crowd on Saturday night. 

Rookie sensation Kelly Bettes outclassed a solid top fuel field to best Top Fuel Veteran Rachelle Splatt in what was Bettes’ third consecutive win in the 400 Thunder Championship Series. 

“I grew up as a kid watching Rachelle race in top fuel, and to be in the final against her in the first all-female Top Fuel final – this is a dream!” Bettes said after the victory. “I feel like this is a dream, three consecutive wins in my first season – it’s incredible”. 

ANDERSON SCORES NO. 97; LOOKING FOR NO. 91

Greg Anderson understands the short ball can win games. And, for the 90-time NHRA Pro Stock winner, he combined both short and long to position himself for a win on Sunday at the NHRA Southern Nationals outside of Atlanta, Ga.
Anderson stepped up in a big way during Saturday's Q-3 session, running a 6.586-second elapsed time at 209.69 to not only lock up his 97th No. 1 qualifier but also add eight bonus points to his tally.

C. FORCE, MILLICAN, ANDERSON, AND ARANA JR. ARE NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

Courtney Force clinched the No. 1 qualifying spot for the Funny Car class Saturday at the NHRA Southern Nationals Powered by Mello Yello at Atlanta Dragway.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the seventh of 24 events on the 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

ALEXANDER HURT IN NHRA TOP SPORTSMAN CRASH THAT SWEEPS UP MANDELL AT ATLANTA

 

Top Sportsman racer Randy Alexander was transported to a hospital Saturday afternoon from Atlanta Dragway during the first round of NHRA Southern Nationals eliminations for the Top Sportsman class following a high-speed crash that caught up opponent Bob Mandell. 

The accident, reminiscent of the Dallas collision of Pro Stockers Kenny Koretsky and Bruce Allen, occurred about 100-150 feet past the finish line, in the shutdown area. 

WORM, TOP FUEL TEAM REGROUP AT ATLANTA AFTER EQUIPMENT THEFT

At least Matt Smith knew who took his Pro Stock Motorcycle parts and equipment. His former business partner made off with the items in question during the night at Charlotte last Sunday.

Top Fuel rookie Audrey Worm doesn’t have that luxury.

HAGAN REMARKS TRIGGER TRACK-PREP DISCUSSION

Two-time Funny Car champion Matt Hagan shared his opinion about the NHRA’s new track-preparation formula that started three races ago, at Houston, and its effects this past week.
 
He said it, and he’s done talking about it.

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