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PEDREGON ENDS 92-EVENT WINLESS STREAK WITH FOUR-WIDE VICTORY

Cruz Pedregon might have been frustrated at times over the past four years but the two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion never gave up and his perseverance paid off Sunday when he and the Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry team won the NGK Spark Plugs Four-Wide NHRA National.

Pedregon’s last trip to a Mello Yello Drag Racing Series winner’s circle was at Englishtown, New Jersey, in the ninth event of the 2014 season.

SAVOIE’S BIKE COMES AROUND AT BEST TIME, IN FINAL ROUND

 

Pro Stock Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier L.E. Tonglet said Saturday that teammate and White Alligator Racing boss Jerry Savoie had a Suzuki that was “coming around.”

It came around at the perfect time, giving the alligator farmer from Cut Off, La., his ninth NHRA victory Sunday at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Concord, N.C.

FOUR-WIDE FIRST: ERICA ENDERS FINALLY GETS IT DONE

Erica Enders is back.

The two-time Pro Stock champion – and her Elite Motorsports team – put on a dominant performance Sunday to win the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. She broke a 20-race winless streak, dating back to Epping, N.H., last June.

TORRENCE, PEDREGON, ENDERS AND SAVOIE SECURE VICTORIES AT FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

Steve Torrence raced to the Top Fuel victory Sunday at the ninth annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
 
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the sixth event on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

GONZALEZ LOCKS DOWN FIRST CAREER PRO MOD VICTORY AT FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

One week after earning the first No. 1 qualifier of his career in Houston, Jose Gonzalez notched his first career victory in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Al-Anabi Performance, was the third of 12 events this season.

Gonzalez ran a 5.743-second pass at 254.09 mph in his Chevrolet Q80 Camaro to take down Steve Jackson, Rickie Smith and Brandon Snider in the final round. Gonzalez became the first Domincan-born driver to earn a victory at an NHRA national event with his triumph in Charlotte.

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2018 NHRA NGK FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

Final round-by-round results from the ninth annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway, the sixth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2018 NHRA NGK FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following the ninth annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway, the sixth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

TONGLET JUMPS TO TOP QUALIFYING SPOT IN PRO STOCK BIKE FIELD

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer L.E. Tonglet is a man of his word.

He said after he double-clutched in Friday night’s final qualifying chance for the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and – in his words – “blew the whole run,” he apologized to crew chief Tim Kulungian.

NO. 1 PRO STOCK STARTER SKILLMAN SEEKING FIRST FOUR-WIDE TRIUMPH

Drew Skillman, driving his family-owned Ray Skillman Chevrolet Camaro, held onto the Pro Stock lead he established Friday night to claim his first top-qualifying position of the season, sixth overall, and first on the quarter-mile at zMAX Dragway.

With his 6.534-second elapsed time, he’ll head the 16-car NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals field Sunday at Concord, N.C.

ALBALOOSHI RETAINS PRO MOD NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITION AT CHARLOTTE

Khalid AlBalooshi was able to retain the No. 1 qualifying position for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Al-Anabi Performance, is the third of 12 events this season.

During qualifying on Friday AlBalooshi powered his ’18 Camaro raced to the No. 1 qualifying position with a pass of 5.729-seconds at 251.95 mph. This is his fifth top position of his career and his first since the second Charlotte event in 2015.

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