Richmond: Rain cancels Friday qualifying

FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT VMP CANCELED DUE TO RAIN SHOWERS DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday's racing at the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. The $1.6 million race, the...

FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT VMP CANCELED DUE TO RAIN SHOWERS

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday's racing at the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.

The $1.6 million race, the 21st of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, marks the first time NHRA has held an event at the quarter-mile drag strip near Richmond, Va. since 2000. Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car) and Jeg Coughlin( Pro Stock) earned victories here that season.

Weather permitting, two rounds of pro qualifying will be held Saturday (noon and 3 p.m.) to set the 16-car fields in the three pro categories for Sunday's 11 a.m. eliminations.

The value of tickets purchased for Friday's racing can be applied to tickets for Saturday and Sunday or next season's event.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , John Force