This weekend the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series rolls into Brainerd International Raceway for the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals and Robert Hight hopes for a strong performance in Minnesota
Reigning Top Fuel champion Antron Brown improved to the No. 3 position with a run of 3.76 (328.14).
Langdon, Hagan, Jones and Krawiec race to victories at season-ending Auto Club NHRA 2013 finals at Pomona.
At Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in New Jersey, the Toyota NHRA Summernationals had a few surprises on the final day of competition.
NHRA Series press release
At the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals on Pacific Raceways, Matt Hagan extended his points lead in Funny Car with the win. Morgan Lucas took the Top Fuel trophy while Vincent Nobile grabbed the Pro Stock top spot.
Matt Hagan, who had been the points leader in the class for more than four months, now trails the 15-time world champion John Force by 65 points.
Mopar looks to defend two NHRA Championship titles won in 2012 with Johnson (Pro Stock) and Beckman (Funny Car). There are a total of eight full-time Mopar-powered entries in Pro Stock (4) and Funny Car (4) classes
Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals is next on the 2013 schedule and it is one where the competitors will face extreme racing conditions as the Bandimere Speedway is just 10 miles west of downtown Denver.
It took the unique NHRA event at the zMAX Dragway for Funny Car driver Matt Hagen to break his 17-month winless drought. Other winners included Hector Arana Jr., Mike Edwards and Spencer Massey.
Tasca grabbed an early lead of the starting line with a .064 reaction time to Hagan’s .067.
First found of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway ended with Matt Hagan, Clay Millican and Vincent Nobile taking the #1 spots but there is always tomorrow's final qualifying.