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COUGHLIN EARNS NO. 1 SPOT, GRAY CLINCHES CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY AT NHRA FINALS

 

Jeg Coughlin may have won the battle, but Tanner Gray ultimately won the war.

While Coughlin came into the weekend with a mathematical chance to wrestle the Pro Stock championship away from Gray at the season finale, the odds were greatly stacked against him. And while Coughlin did all he could on Friday and Saturday, topping the charts both days leading to his sixth No. 1 qualifier of the season, it was Gray that walked away the ultimate victor, earning the 2018 Pro Stock championship at the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

KINSLEY, PALMER SCORE MONUMENTAL VICTORY ON THE WATER

 

The Liquid Voodoo team rolled into Chandler, AZ last weekend to play spoiler, but what they accomplished was so much more. Not only did driver Kebin Kinsley earn his first Lucas Oil Drag Boat Association World Finals trophy in his 40-plus year career, the team also broke the MPH record four times in six runs and put on one of the best winner’s circle celebrations in drag boat racing history.

“We won the biggest drag boat race of the year with Kebin Kinsley driving,” said owner Scott Palmer. “He’s been a friend to me, Tommy Thompson, and Todd Haas for at least 20 years. This boat brought us all together. It’s awesome.”

SUPER GAS RACERS INVOLVED IN NHRA FINALS INCIDENT

Randy Bowers of Riverside, Calif., and Travis Salter of Baytown, Texas were involved in an incident during the second round of eliminations in the Super Gas category during the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series portion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals. 

GRAY SECURES PRO STOCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE; PRITCHETT, CAPPS, COUGHLIN JR. AND M. SMITH NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

Pro Stock racer Tanner Gray became the youngest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champion by qualifying Saturday at the season ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

During his championship season Gray notched seven victories including securing his first career win at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals win in Indianapolis. In the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, Gray cemented his first crown with two wins and maintained the points lead throughout the entire playoffs.

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 NHRA AUTO CLUB FINALS

 Point standings (top 10) following the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA AUTO CLUB FINALS

 Final round-by-round results from the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

MATT SMITH RECORDS THIRD-FASTEST SPEED EVER IN PSM

 

Matt Smith still doesn't know what a 200 mile per hour run feels like.  

This is kind of odd considering Smith raced through the traps aboard his Buell at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at 200.56 miles per hour to become the third-fastest Pro Stock Motorcycle rider in NHRA history and rewrite the track speed record. His 6.774 elapsed time was the provisional No. 1 qualifying position.  

McGAHA KEEPS EYE ON PRO STOCK CHANGES

PRITCHETT LOOKING TO FINISH STRONG IN 2018, RACES TO TOP SPOT FRIDAY AT NHRA FINALS

Leah Pritchett knows her team is close.

And she hopes to prove that with a strong finish to 2018.

JOHNSON TAKES PROVISIONAL TOP SPOT AT POMONA SEEKING FOURTH-STRAIGHT NO. 1

Predictable.

That is the word Tommy Johnson Jr. used to describe his current situation in the anything-but-predictable world of nitro-powered Funny Car racing. But after powering to the provisional top spot Friday evening at the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, potentially his fourth-consecutive No. 1 in the class, it is hard to argue against it.

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