In the final results from Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, Shayne Lawson, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
Lawson, worked his way through the field and ran 5.285 seconds at 272.61 mph in his final round victory over Chase Copeland, Gainesville, Texas, who clocked in at 5.397 seconds, 265.85 mph. Copeland had the starting line advantage out of the gate and also his quickest pass of the weekend, but Lawson quickly got around him and pulled away for the win.
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Five NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series racers scored their first ever NHRA national event win this past weekend at New England Dragway and the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Leading the charge was Matthew Harper in Top Sportsman who paired a near perfect reaction time of .005 seconds with a 7.544 run on his 7.54 dial for a .009 package in the final round against Marc Caruso. The Wiscasset, Maine, resident Harper crossed the finish line at 183.10 mph to the quicker Caruso at 6.986, 192.44.
The Tread City Tire / Western New York Super Rod Association (WNYSRA) today proudly announced that Jiffy-tite Motorsports of Lancaster, New York has joined the upstart racing series as a sponsor. As part of their sponsorship, Jiffy-tite has created the “Jiffy-tite Package Award” that includes a $50 gift certificate towards the purchase of Jiffy-tite’s quick connect fluid fittings. The award will be presented at every WNYSRA event to the driver with the best winning “package” during eliminations, which represents the total amount of time away from a perfect run, calculated using the racer’s reaction time at the starting line and elapsed time (ET) for their run down the quarter-mile.
Precision Turbo and Engine has unveiled its newest race-ready, twin turbo Pro Mod car. The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro will be driven by expert wheelman Don Walsh, Jr. and will make its debut at an upcoming NHRA race.
Owned by Harry Hruska and built by Larry Jeffers Race Cars, Precision Turbo's new Pro Mod Camaro will serve as the flagship PTE development car.
Beginning the weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship returns to the Drag Strip at Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) on November 21 – 25, 2014. Presented by Madaris Window & Insulation and The Screen Shop, the Championship consists of daily 1/4-mile competitions where drag racers from around the country come to PBIR to earn bracket points and vigorously vie for more than $77,000 in cash, trophies and prizes.
Garrett Turbochargers Pro Street
Winner: Rick Snavely, 5.320
Runner Up: Andrew Berry, 6.185
Top Qualifier: Rick Snavely 5.298 MPH unavailable due to 1000 foot configuration
Larry Dixon hasn't been on the dragstrip since April at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston, and he hasn't been a "color commentator" on the public-address system in months.
"I haven't been bored, I can tell you that," Dixon said Saturday from Indianapolis, where he has been preparing to resume his driving assignment with Bob Vandergriff Racing.
The long wait is over for Angie Smith.
The Pro Stock Motorcycle racer, who made her NHRA debut in 2004, finally was able to take home her first Wally Sunday at the 2014 NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
It was a win-win for Smith as she raced her husband Matt Smith in the finals. This was the first time in NHRA history a husband and wife raced against each other in a final round.
The most impressive part of Ron Capps’ victory was not how quick or fast he drove his NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car to victory at the NHRA Auto Plus New England Dragway. It was in how he landed the dismount in acrobatically exiting his winning vehicle after beating Alexis DeJoria in the final round.
Capps slid from the roof post across the hood and off the other side, landing on his feet. The move was premeditated and absolutely inspired.
Tony Schumacher’s NHRA career has been a case study in excellence.
The Sarge, as he’s known, has won seven Top Fuel world championships.
This season, however, Schumacher has not been performing up to his lofty standards with just one race win.
Prior to Sunday’s final eliminations, Dave Connolly admitted that crew chiefs Justin Elkes and Tommy Utt made wholesale changes to his Gray Motorsports Camaro, and in the end they worked.
Connolly, winless since the 2012 NHRA Nationals, scored the victory in his first appearance at the Auto Plus NHRA New England Nationals outside of Manchester, New Hampshire. His final round appearance was his first of the season, after having reached the semifinals three times this season.
Just one week ago at the IHRA Nitro Jam national event in Budds Creek, Maryland, Nitro Funny Car competitor Jason Rupert found himself packing his bags and heading home early, having just failed to qualify for the event.
On Sunday in Grand Bend, Rupert put that poor performance behind him and returned to form in a major way, dominating the class he has led all season long in claiming his fourth Ironman of 2014 at the IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex.
Ron Capps raced to his first victory of the season in Funny Car Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Angie Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway.
Capps drove his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger to the win over Alexis DeJoria with a 4.095-second run at 315.19 mph to claim the 41st victory of his career in Funny Car.
Sunday's final results from the Second annual Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway and Motorsports Park. The race is the 11th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:
Final round-by-round results from the Second annual Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway and Motorsports Park, the 11th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:
Point standings (top 10) following the Second annual Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway and Motorsports Park, the 11th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -
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