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HISTORIC NIGHT FOR WOMEN IN MOTORSPORT AT SYDNEY DRAGWAY

 

A historic night of racing concluded with the first ever all-female Top Fuel Final Round at the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder at Sydney Dragway, in front of a massive crowd on Saturday night. 

Rookie sensation Kelly Bettes outclassed a solid top fuel field to best Top Fuel Veteran Rachelle Splatt in what was Bettes’ third consecutive win in the 400 Thunder Championship Series. 

“I grew up as a kid watching Rachelle race in top fuel, and to be in the final against her in the first all-female Top Fuel final – this is a dream!” Bettes said after the victory. “I feel like this is a dream, three consecutive wins in my first season – it’s incredible”. 

ANDERSON SCORES NO. 97; LOOKING FOR NO. 91

Greg Anderson understands the short ball can win games. And, for the 90-time NHRA Pro Stock winner, he combined both short and long to position himself for a win on Sunday at the NHRA Southern Nationals outside of Atlanta, Ga.
Anderson stepped up in a big way during Saturday's Q-3 session, running a 6.586-second elapsed time at 209.69 to not only lock up his 97th No. 1 qualifier but also add eight bonus points to his tally.

C. FORCE, MILLICAN, ANDERSON, AND ARANA JR. ARE NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS

Courtney Force clinched the No. 1 qualifying spot for the Funny Car class Saturday at the NHRA Southern Nationals Powered by Mello Yello at Atlanta Dragway.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the seventh of 24 events on the 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

ALEXANDER HURT IN NHRA TOP SPORTSMAN CRASH THAT SWEEPS UP MANDELL AT ATLANTA

 

Top Sportsman racer Randy Alexander was transported to a hospital Saturday afternoon from Atlanta Dragway during the first round of NHRA Southern Nationals eliminations for the Top Sportsman class following a high-speed crash that caught up opponent Bob Mandell. 

The accident, reminiscent of the Dallas collision of Pro Stockers Kenny Koretsky and Bruce Allen, occurred about 100-150 feet past the finish line, in the shutdown area. 

WORM, TOP FUEL TEAM REGROUP AT ATLANTA AFTER EQUIPMENT THEFT

At least Matt Smith knew who took his Pro Stock Motorcycle parts and equipment. His former business partner made off with the items in question during the night at Charlotte last Sunday.

Top Fuel rookie Audrey Worm doesn’t have that luxury.

HAGAN REMARKS TRIGGER TRACK-PREP DISCUSSION

Two-time Funny Car champion Matt Hagan shared his opinion about the NHRA’s new track-preparation formula that started three races ago, at Houston, and its effects this past week.
 
He said it, and he’s done talking about it.

HIGHT AND PROCK GET THEIRS ON A CHALLENGING ATLANTA TRACK

There comes a time when a team decides that biting the bullet and branching out seems the best and only option if they hope to jump out front.

Friday night, during the Q-2 session for the NHRA Southern Nationals, was that moment for Robert Hight and crew chief Jimmy Prock.

MILLICAN RETURNS TO ROLE OF SPEED MERCHANT

The trip was a rite of passage.

Young Clay Millican had never been to a major drag race without his mother or father, and one weekend clear back in the last century, the teenager from Drummonds, Tennessee, located outside of Memphis, set out for a points race at Atlanta Dragway.

MILLICAN, HIGHT, ANDERSON, AND M. SMITH ARE PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT ATLANTA

DON “THE SNAKE” PRUDHOMME CONQUERS DESERT AFTER 50 YEARS; FINISHES MEXICAN 1000

After a 50 year delay drag racing legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme found his redemption in the desert finishing the grueling five day Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 presented by Method Race Wheels. The four-time NHRA Funny Car champion and drag racing legend along with co-driver Canadian Shane Chatwell drove his JEGS  2018 Polaris RZR 1000 prepped by P.J. Jones of PJ’s Performance in Scottsdale, Ariz., to a tenth place finish in the Stock Turbo UTV class of the off-road rally run by the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA.
 
“It was a hell of a run I can tell you that,” said an exhausted but satisfied Prudhomme after the race. “It was a thousand miles worth of trails, dirt roads, rocks, boulders and massive dust clouds. You name it we saw it in the desert. It was unbelievable. Just to make it to the finish line is an achievement. It was just a hell of an experience and I can’t even really put it into words how tough it was.”
 

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