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TORRENCE, HIGHT, GRAY AND TONGLET VICTORIOUS AT AAA TEXAS NHRA FALLNATIONALS

Texas native Steve Torrence piloted his dragster to the Top Fuel winners circle Sunday afternoon to secure his first career victory at his hometown race, the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex.

Robert Hight (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock), and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the third of six playoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA FALLNATIONALS

Sunday's final sportsman results from the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The race is the 21st of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 NHRA FALLNATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA FALLNATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

 

PEDREGON RACING FOR THE CAUSE THIS WEEKEND

 

Cruz Pedregon has run through a number of Toyota Camry Funny Car bodies this season, and this weekend he’s back in the one he dubbed “El Cucuy.” The pink-highlighted new breast-cancer-awareness paint scheme caused the two-time Funny Car champion to say, "El Cucuy may mean 'The Boogeyman,' but this month it will be a frighteningly good guy when we push the Snap-on Toyota and generate exposure for The Pink Fund and its important work. Snap-on and our team support the mission of The Pink Fund to provide for non-medical living expenses – like transportation, utilities, and housing – of breast-cancer patients undergoing the fight of their lives."

JIM O GIVES HENNEN TEAM BIG BOOST

Part-time Top Fuel racer Kebin Kinsley, of Arlington, Texas, put Roger Hennen’s Road Rage Dragster into the tentative lineup Friday night at a respectable No. 12. But he came back out Saturday and leaped to the No. 6, lowering his best time of the weekend from 3.883 seconds to 3.803 and picking up some speed, from 317.19 mph to 317.34.

Surely the boost this weekend is a reflection of the one-race addition of longtime and respected crew chief Jim Oberhofer.

“That was awesome. Thank God for Jim O! I’m ecstatic,” Kinsley declared when he climbed from his dragster at the top end of the track in the third overall session Saturday.

COUGHLIN ATOP PRO STOCK LADDER AT NHRA FALLNATIONALS

Jeg Coughlin Jr. is playing catch-up right now in his quest to win a fifth NHRA Pro Stock world championship.

Coughlin entered the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals near Dallas in fourth place, 81 points behind leader Tanner Gray.

KRAWIEC TAKES NO. 1 PSM QUALIFYING SPOT AT DALLAS

Since NHRA’s six race Countdown to the Championship began, the Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson team of Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines has not been on top of its game.

Krawiec and Hines are perennial world champions, with Krawiec being the reigning world champion. Yet, when Krawiec and Hines arrived at the NHRA FallNationals, the third race of the Countdown, they were third and fifth in the standings and 41 and 62 points behind points leader Matt Smith.

MILLICAN, JOHNSON JR., COUGHLIN JR. AND KRAWIEC NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT NHRA FALLNATIONALS

Clay Millican piloted his Top Fuel dragster to the No. 1 spot to clinch his ninth No. 1 qualifier of the season at the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.

Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the third of six playoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

FRIGO RACES TO NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITION IN PRO MOD AT NHRA FALLNATIONALS

Sideni Frigo clinched the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday evening after three rounds of qualifying due to rain at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service potion of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, is the 10th of 12 races this season.

Frigo powered his ’69 Chevrolet Camaro to a 5.779-second pass at 256.50 mph to take the lead during the third round of qualifying. This is his first No. 1 qualifier of the season, and third of his career as his chases his first victory of the season. He will face Danny Rowe when eliminations begin on Sunday.

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