Arana Jr. made a pass of 6.876 seconds at 195.39 mph to lead 23 Pro Stock Motorcycle riders on Saturday.
By Eric Mauk: John Force made a strong Friday outing stand up on Saturday night at Route 66 Raceway while Tony Schumacher used his last run to move to the top
NHRA teams always look forward to the challenge of the U.S. Nationals at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis for their marquee classic event which locks up the top 10 for the Countdown to the Championship.
Brandon Bernstein, John Force, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana Jr. are top qualifiers at Auto Club NHRA finals in Pomona.
Infinenon Raceway Sears Point
Pro Stock Motorcycles did get one round completed before the showers arrived at the Royal Purple Raceway. Same top racers in Friday qualifying keep their No. 1 positions for Sunday eliminations: Pedregon, Kalitta, Coughlin and Arana.
2012 Top Fuel champion recovers from high-speed crash in Pomona to grab the win in Gainesville, Florida. Antron Brown handed Don Schumacher Racing its 200th team win.
Force gets his first No.1 of the season, Brown, Johnson and Arana Sr. cruise to the front in Friday qualifying
Capps powered his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger to his fourth win at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Heat and rain in the Indianapolis area did not make for a pleasant second day of qualifying at the Lucas Oil Raceway for the prestigious U.S. Nationals.
At the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on the at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned No. 1 qualifying spots.
NHRA Series press release
Langdon and Beckman pocket $100,000 each for winning the Traxxas Nitro Shootout at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis
Funny Car points leader John Force took the top qualifying spot ahead of his daughter Courtney Force.
Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals saw a few surprised in Friday qualifying.
After Saturday qualifying was rained out, the stormy weather left the Houston area, allowing the NHRA to hold eliminations to determine the four class winners.
Close points as the countdown playoffs to the championship continues this weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania