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ASHER'S DENVER INSIDER - SATURDAY EDITION

Jon Asher, the seasoned Senior Editor for CompetitionPlus.com, will bring you his four decades worth of insight to NHRA RACE Nationals from NHRA Mile High Nationals. Follow along daily with the seasoned journalist as he brings you this weekend's race from a different angle - HIS!

FORCE, SCHUMACHER, JOHNSON AND HINES EARN HISTORIC VICTORIES AT MILE-HIGH NATIONALS

The two winningest drivers in their respective classes in NHRA history, John Force and Tony Schumacher, scored historic victories Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver.

Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series finals in history to be televised live on a national broadcast network.

CRASH ENDS TIM WILKERSON'S WEEKEND

Funny Car racer Tim Wilkerson, for the second time this season, has been relegated to his back-up car. 

Wilkerson will not race in Sunday's NHRA Mopar Mile High Nationals final eliminations despite qualifying for the 16-car field.

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM NHRA MILE-HIGH NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, the 14th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

 

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2016 MILE-HIGH NATIONALS

Sunday's final Sportsman results from the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. The race is the 14th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2016 MILE-HIGH NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, the 14th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

 

VENABLES WEIGHS IN ON FUNNY CAR RULE CHANGE

NHRA announced the angle of the headers on Funny Cars would become standardized starting with the Mopar Mile-High Nationals in Morrison, Colo., outside of Denver.

In a memo issued to teams on July 12, NHRA's tech department said, "Effective immediately the minimum header angle will be 32 degrees. Additionally, there will be a maximum header pipe O.D. of 2.75 inches as well as the I.D. must remain constant beginning 8 inches below the header flange to the exit of the header (i.e. stepdown headers not permitted).”

WITH GREEN HAT EARNED, PSM'S HINES GOING FOR GREEN LIGHTS, GREEN PAYOUT

At the Masters Tournament, golfers play for the privilege of wearing the green jacket.

NHRA drag racers want to end qualifying with a green baseball-style cap.

LAUGHLIN SHOCKS, BREAKS THROUGH WITH FIRST PRO STOCK TOP QUALIFIER

With every driver in the Pro Stock class taking aim at the dominating KB/Summit Racing trio of Jason Line, Greg Anderson, and Bo Butner, West Texan Chris McGaha said, "I want to be the guy who finally beats the KB Racing cars. I want to be the guy who kicks the leg out and watches the chair fall. I want to be that guy."

But another Texan, young Alex Laughlin, of Granbury, near Fort Worth, got to be that guy Saturday.

TORRENCE, C. FORCE, LAUGHLIN AND HINES EARN NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITIONS AT MILE-HIGH NATIONALS

 

Defending Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Top Fuel winner Steve Torrence will try to earn his second consecutive victory on Thunder Mountain Sunday from the No. 1 qualifying position.

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