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SCHUMACHER, BECKMAN, ANDERSON AND KRAWIEC CLENCH NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITIONS AT LAS VEGAS

Jack Beckman set both ends of the track record for the Funny Car class during the final qualifying session to secure the No. 1 position at the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also clenched No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the fifth of six events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

MOLINARI QUALIFIES NO. 1, WINS FIRST ROUND OF PRO MOD ELIMINATIONS AT VEGAS

Shane Molinari raced to his third No. 1 qualifying position of the season and was able to parlay the position into a first round win during eliminations at the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Real Pro Mod Association, is the final event on the 2017 schedule.

In the final qualifying session Molinari posted a run of 5.801-seconds at 255.10 mph to secure the No. 1 position.

TORRENCE GETS SETTLED IN WITH NEW CAR

 

Steve Torrence is such a master at playing mind games with his competition, using his dragster to back up his words. Two weeks ago, in Dallas, his dragster turned on him. At least for a moment, in his mind.

Torrence had a comfort zone with the dragster which had propelled him into a point lead, and eight wins in eleven races, but this engineering marvel was reduced to a bundle of twisted tubing when a tire failed as he approached the finish line at the Texas Motorplex.

The cause of the crash is believed to be a tire failure. An unnamed source close to Goodyear's investigative process confirmed the tread of the tire was in good condition, but it appears something punctured the inner sidewall of the left rear tire.

SCHUMACHER LEADS TOP FUEL QUALIFYING AFTER DAY ONE AT LAS VEGAS

This season hasn’t gone according to plan for Top Fuel standout Tony Schumacher.

The eight-time world champion arrived at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the second to final race of the season, sixth in the point standings.

BECKMAN GRABS PROVISIONAL FUNNY CAR TOP SPOT IN VEGAS

 

No nitro Funny Car driver was faster than Jack Beckman Friday in Las Vegas.

The driver of the Don Schumacher Racing Infinite Hero Dodge clocked a 3.867-second elapsed time at 329.50 mph to claim the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot Friday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

SCHUMACHER, BECKMAN, ANDERSON AND KRAWIEC LEAD QUALIFYING AT LAS VEGAS

STEVENSON POWERS TO PRO MOD QUALIFYING LEAD DURING NHRA TOYOTA NATIONALS

Dan Stevenson was the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series top qualifier on Friday during the series portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing is presented by Real Pro Mod Association which is the season ending event for the category.
 
Stevenson in his ’16 Camaro raced to an impressive time of 5.804-seconds at 252.66 mph during the second qualifying session.

WILD VIDEO - LATINO WALKS AWAY FROM DEVASTATING VEGAS PRO MOD CRASH

J&A Services Pro Mod racer Eric Latino wasn't the least bit happy after Friday's Q-1 session at the NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas.

Latino left the starting line in the left lane, but after severe tire shake, his supercharged Camaro made an abrupt turn right into Jim Whiteley's lane, missing the turbocharged racer. The car car headed for a direct hit into the retaining wall, but a last-second turn resulted in a side impact. The out of control car then headed back to the left lane where it impacted violently the left retaining wall. The car slid to a halt, where he exited the car under his own power.

NHRA PRO MOD TITLE TO GO DOWN TO WIRE

 

NHRA's J&A Services Pro Modified championship has whittled down to a pair of titans, and this weekend in Las Vegas, one of the two will walk away with the jackpot. 

Troy Coughlin, a two-time winner in the series, leads the points headed into the NHRA Toyota Nationals, uncharted waters for the Jegs-sponsored driver who won both titles from behind. 

Mike Castellana, a longtime nitrous stalwart, is challenging in his maiden season driving a supercharged entry tuned by Frank Manzo. 

SNEAK PEEK - TOMMY FRANKLIN'S NEW JERRY BICKEL CAMARO

Not only does Tommy Franklin have a new drag strip of his own to test at, recently the newly crowned PDRA Pro Nitrous champion took delivery of a new Camaro he'll likely be testing at Virginia Motorsports Park soon. 

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