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Bob Tasca III beat Jack Beckman to score his second straight Funny Car win, as Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won the NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
Bob Tasca III powered to his first Funny Car win in nearly seven years, beating John Force in the final round of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, while Mike Salinas also picked up the victory in Top Fuel.
Defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence secured his second consecutive victory at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, as Ron Capps (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also clinched wins.
Ron Capps scored his first victory of the year at the 39th annual Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, as Steve Torrence and Andrew Hines clinched wins in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively.
Shawn Langdon picked up his first Funny Car win at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway to become the 17th driver in history to secure victories in both categories. Steve Torrence and Andrew Hines were the other winners in Charlotte.
Brittany Force and Robert Hight delivered John Force Racing the Top Fuel and Funny Car wins in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway, fifth round of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Mike Salinas picked up his first career NHRA victory at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were the other winners.
Robert Hight, Richie Crampton Bo Butner and Andrew Hines conquered their classes at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the third event on the 2019 NHRA schedule.
The second round of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series saw Billy Torrence clinch his second career Top Fuel victory as Matt Hagan conquered Funny Car and Jeg Coughlin Jr. clinched Pro Stock honors.
The rain-delayed season-opener for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series saw Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) emerge winners.
The most successful female Funny Car driver in NHRA history, Courtney Force, has revealed she will end her drag racing career with immediate effect.
J.R. Todd secured his first Funny Car championship during the opening round of eliminations, Matt Smith took his third Pro Stock Motorcycle title with victory, champion Tanner Gray scored his eighth win and Steve Torrence made NHRA history.
Steve Torrence’s incredible 2018 continued in Las Vegas when he clinched the Top Fuel title with his 10th win of the season, as JR Todd, Bo Butner and Hector Arana Jr. won the other classes.
Steve Torrence took his second consecutive Top Fuel victory with a win at Gateway as Robert Hight grabbed the Funny Car honors despite an engine explosion, and Tanner Gray and Matt Smith conquered Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively.
J.R. Todd moved into the NHRA Funny Car points lead with his second straight victory of 2018 at Maple Grove Raceway, as Steve Torrence, Vincent Nobile and Hector Arana Jr. also won at the first of six playoff events in the Countdown to the Championship.
JR Todd conquered the Funny Car field in the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, as Terry McMillen, Tanner Gray, and LE Tonglet also triumphed.
Jack Beckman won the Funny Car class at Brainerd’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, while Billy Torrence picked up his first career Top Fuel victory, Deric Kramer conquered Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec ruled in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Blake Alexander scored his second career victory to conquer Top Fuel in front of a sellout crowd at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, as Robert High, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and LE Tonglet won their respective categories.