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CAPPS CLAIMS 60TH CAREER NATIONAL EVENT WIN WITH SEATTLE TITLE

This season there have been plenty near-miss race wins for Ron Capps.

The driver of the Pennzoil Synthetics/NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger for Don Schumacher Racing had three runner-up finishes in 2018 and just one win at Bristol, Tenn., June 17.

BROWN BREAKS INTO WIN COLUMN, REACHES MILESTONE

Just 16 races after personnel changes that made his Matco Tools / Toyota / U.S. Army Dragster crew feel like an entirely new team this year, Antron Brown snapped a 23-race winless streak Sunday at the CatSpot NHRA Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Brown used a 3.835-second elapsed time at 322.88 mph on the 1,000-foot suburban Seattle course to defeat Leah Pritchett in a Top Fuel showdown between two Don Schumacher Racing drivers with U.S. Army backing. Pritchett challenged with a 3.849-second, 320.13-mph effort.

TANNER GRAY COLLECTS FOURTH PRO STOCK WIN OF THE SEASON

When Tanner Gray joined NHRA’s Pro Stock ranks last season, the rookie had ultra-high expectations.

Gray is living up to all the hype. He has competed in 40 career Pro Stock races and has nine national event wins – that means he’s won 23 percent of the races he’s entered.

NHRA RULES IN ELITE’S FAVOR TO CLOSE McGAHA PROTEST, BUT EMOTIONS FLARE

UPDATED: CAPPS MIFFED AT HEAD’S TIMING FOR CHAT

 
What Funny Car team owner-tuner Jim Head treated as a casual staging-lanes conversation with Don Schumacher Racing’s Ron Capps Sunday morning at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals turned out to trigger a verbal wreck that gathered up other racers.

After his first-round victory on the Pacific Raceways dragstrip, Capps emerged from his NAPA Dodge and shared that he was disturbed by his conversation with Head. It took place as Capps was making final preparations for his first-round race against Jonnie Lindberg, Head’s driver.

BROWN, CAPPS AND GRAY VICTORIOUS AT THE CATSPOT NHRA NORTHWEST NATIONALS

Antron Brown, three-time Top Fuel world champion, was able to lock down his first victory of the season Sunday as he emerged victorious at the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Sunday afternoon at Pacific Raceways.

Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the 16th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA NORTHWEST NATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. The race is the 16th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 NHRA NORTHWEST NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA NORTHWEST NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

COUGHLIN CAPTURES PRO STOCK NO. 1 QUALIFYING SPOT AT NORTHWEST NATS

This season has been one of resurgence for five-time NHRA Pro Stock world championship Jeg Coughlin Jr.

The momentum Coughlin has generated thus far in 2018 continued at the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways near Seattle.

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