by Darin Williams Jr. Tue, 2023-09-05 07:34
The Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals hasn’t always been too kind to Kris Thorne. Three years ago at the “Big Go,” Thorne suffered a terrifying crash that forced him out of competition for nearly a year. Last year, Thorne made it to the final at Indy but suffered heartbreak when he turned on the red light by seven thousandths of a second, handing the win to Lyle Barnett.
The reigning Fuel Tech NHRA Pro Mod Champion found redemption at this year’s U.S. Nationals as he used two holeshots in eliminations, including one in the final round against his teammate Justin Bond, to score his first-ever U.S. Nationals title.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2023-09-05 06:02
The Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals showcased impressive back-to-back victories for Antron Brown and Ron Capps, who triumphed in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories, respectively, on Sunday at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
Additionally, Matt Hartford claimed his first Indy win in Pro Stock, while Matt Smith secured his second straight Pro Stock Motorcycle win. Altogether, the quartet solidified their positions as standouts in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
Brown qualified in the No. 15 spot but overcame the odds to reign supreme. Driving his Matco Tools/Toyota dragster, Brown clocked in at 3.779 seconds and reached a blistering speed of 328.54 mph to defeat Steve Torrence in the final round. This marked Brown’s second consecutive win of the season and an extraordinary 74th career victory. To reach the finals, he overcame formidable opponents, Brittany Force, Clay Millican, and points leader Justin Ashley.
Tue, 2023-09-05 00:07
Point standings (top 10) following the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, the 15th of 21 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series -
Mon, 2023-09-04 23:54
Final round-by-round results from the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, the 15th of 21 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:
by Larry Crum Mon, 2023-09-04 11:15
You simply could not have written a script any more favorable for three-time Funny Car world champion Robert Hight on Sunday in Indianapolis.
Hight entered the third and final day of qualifying at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals pacing the field with an opportunity to add even more hardware to his collection in the Pep Boys Funny Car All-Star Callout specialty race. Three passes later, Hight had completed the first two legs of the Indy trifecta with a win in the Callout and the No. 1 qualifying position as he looks to complete the sweep with a win in the biggest drag race of them all on Monday at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
by Larry Crum Mon, 2023-09-04 10:13
At this point in his illustrious career, it is hard to find many “firsts” left for four-time Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence.
Amid a nearly unstoppable streak from 2018-21, Torrence won all of the big races. He put together incredible winning streaks. He dominated the class like few before him. But one minor achievement did elude the Texan during that run, an achievement that he checked off his career bucket list on Sunday.
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Sun, 2023-09-03 22:06
Sunday was quite the day for Robert Hight as he pulled off dual victories by winning the Pep Boys All-Star Callout and then concluding with a No. 1 qualifying effort.
Also finishing off the day qualifying No. 1 were Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hartford (Pro Stock), and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Hight met rival Matt Hagan in the final round behind the wheel of his Cornwell Tools/AAA Chevrolet Camaro SS with a run of 3.955 seconds and 321.58 mph. Hagan fell short with a time of 3.979.
by Bobby Bennett Jr.; Photos by Roger Richards, Burghart Photography Sun, 2023-09-03 00:32
The Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park came to a fitting conclusion as John Force, Justin Ashley, Aaron Stanfield, and Gaige Herrera emerged as the victors in their respective categories. The event was part of the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Force, the Funny Car legend, secured his first victory in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, defeating two-time world champion Ron Capps in the final round. Force, driving the PEAK Chevrolet Camaro SS, clocked an impressive 3.989-seconds at 328.78 mph to claim the win. Force's triumph in the bonus race added another milestone to his illustrious career and legacy at the iconic Indy track.
"I want to win the Mission deal, but it was an opportunity that I got away with it," Force said. "You just do what you do and attack it. Some days, the good Lord lets me get away with it, and I did today. It was good to come in here to Indy and be able to do your job at my age."
Sun, 2023-09-03 00:08
Robert Hight claimed the provisional No. 1 spot on Saturday during the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
Steve Torrence, Matt Hartford, and Gaige Herrera also maintained their provisional No. 1 positions during the 15th race of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
Hight, behind the wheel of Cornwell Tools/AAA Chevrolet Camaro SS, clocked an impressive time of 3.853 seconds at 329.67 mph underneath the lights at The Big Go. Should this hold, Hight will celebrate his fourth No. 1 qualifier this season and the remarkable 81st of his career.