Memphis: John Force Racing Sunday race notes

RAIN WASHES OUT ELIMINATIONS IN O'REILLY MID-SOUTH NATIONALS Countdown to 1 Racing Re-Scheduled for Monday at Memphis Motorsports Park MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Persistent and unexpected day-long rain forced NHRA officials to postpone final eliminations...

RAIN WASHES OUT ELIMINATIONS IN O'REILLY MID-SOUTH NATIONALS
Countdown to 1 Racing Re-Scheduled for Monday at Memphis Motorsports Park

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Persistent and unexpected day-long rain forced NHRA officials to postpone final eliminations in the 22nd annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Mid-South Nationals Sunday at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Although rain was forecast for late Sunday afternoon, a steady drizzle greeted racers and fans upon arrival Sunday morning and the downpour intensified throughout the day.

As a result, Robert "Top Gun" Hight's ongoing bid for the Full Throttle championship will have to wait at least until Monday.

Hight, winner of the first two races in the Countdown, will send the Automobile Club of Southern California Ford Mustang to the starting line from the No. 1 qualifying position for the 32nd time in his career.

Hight will oppose rookie Justin Schriefer in round one with a potential match-up with Ron Capps in round two.

-credit: jfr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Ron Capps , John Force , Justin Schriefer