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ANDERSON KNOWS WHEN TO HOLD THEM, WHEN TO FOLD THEM

 

Greg Anderson has come up just one spot short of being champion in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock division for the last three years running.

Already sitting in fifth position and 143 points back of championship leader Tanner Gray with three rounds remaining, things aren’t looking good for Anderson’s title chances rolling into zMAX Dragway this weekend.

However, Anderson is giving it one more run before he shifts his focus to 2019.

LANGDON UNDERSTANDS THAT THE PRESSURE IS ON

 

Making the switch from Top Fuel to Funny Car is no easy task, and Shawn Langdon should be commended on having made it to the Countdown in his first season in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car division.

However, one thing that has eluded the 36-year-old Indiana native in his rookie season has been a win and, with just Charlotte, Las Vegas and Pomona left on the schedule, Langdon knows he is running out of time to achieve a ‘very, very important’ task.

PSM CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE COULD BE ONE FOR THE AGES

 

Pro Stock Motorcycle has been a hotbed of competition for the 2018 series championship. Following last weekend's victory for L.E. Tonglet, the point lead changed for the third time in three races.

“We just have to stay calm and take it one round at a time,” Tonglet said. “The key is to go rounds, and when we show up to a race, I just want to get the semifinals. Whatever happens after that is just bonus kind of. If you keep going to the semis, you’re going to have a good shot come Pomona. We just have to stay calm and focused, and not make any mistakes.”

CAPPS QUICKEST ON FRIDAY, SEEKS FIRST NO. 1 OF SEASON

Don’t look now, but here comes Ron Capps.

After watching his championship aspirations seemingly go up in smoke over the last two races with two straight first round exits, Capps has suddenly found a speed that he wasn’t sure this team had.

TORRENCE EDGES MILLICAN TO TAKE PROVISIONAL TOP SPOT FRIDAY AT CHARLOTTE

It’s all about the little points.

In a battle as close as the one currently underway between Top Fuel rivals Steve Torrence and Clay Millican, every point matters and that is why Friday was such a big day for the current points leader.

RARE VIDEO - 1974 IHRA SOUTHERN NATS, CHARLOTTE, N.C.

The IHRA sanctioned their first and last drag race in Charlotte during the 1974. While this video, originally broadcast on Speedvision, which is now Speed TV, showed good footage from the event, the horrific deaths of three people on Saturday of the event was not mentioned. The event was the first eighth-mile sanctioned national event on record and was contested on the pit road at what is now Lowe's Motor Speedway.

TORRENCE, CAPPS, ENDERS AND KRAWIEC PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT CAROLINA NATIONALS

Top Fuel racer Steve Torrence remained the dominant car in the category on Friday and raced to the provisional qualifying lead in the category at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters at zMAX Dragway.

Ron Capps (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the fourth of six playoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

RAY CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE STREAK AND IS CURRENT NO. 1 IN PRO MOD QUALIFYING

Jeremy Ray, who won the most recent race in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service in Dallas is the current No. 1 qualifier during their portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by MR RACE OIL ®, is the 11th of 12 races this season.

Ray leads the category with his run of 5.705-seconds at 252.10 mph in his ’63 Corvette during qualifying

GRANDPA FORCE KNOWS HOW TO HAVE FUN WITH THE GRANDKIDS

 

John Force shared the Auto Club stage in the baking Saturday afternoon sun last weekend in Dallas with company president Robert Hight and teammate daughters Brittany and Courtney as fans gathered to ask questions.

JE PISTONS UNVEILS MASTERS OF MOTORS COMPETITION AT 2018 SEMA, PRI EVENTS

 

Beginning at the 2018 SEMA and PRI shows, JE Pistons will be recognizing engine builders’ hard work, creativity, and commitment to combustion with a new competition dubbed Masters of Motors. Judged by industry experts David Freiburger, Brian Lohnes, Steve Brulé, and Mike Kojima, the competition will pit the top engines of SEMA and PRI against each other on the grounds of creativity, style, engineering, as well as several other facets.

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