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Hight wins, escapes serious injury after engine explosion

Sep. 23, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Robert Hight's Funny Car engine exploded after he crossed the finish line Sunday in a winning final-round pass in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. The defending season champion secured the points lead with a 4.036-second run at 276.29 mph against Tim Wilkerson. Hight got out...

Steve Torrence fastest in Top Fuel qualifying at Gateway

Sep. 22, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Steve Torrence took the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying spot Saturday night in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. The points leader picked up his third No. 1 qualifier of the season and 19th of his career with a run of 3.675 seconds at 327.19 mph. "It was a...

Todd races to 2nd straight win, takes NHRA Funny Car lead

Sep. 16, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

MOHNTON, Pa. (AP) — J.R. Todd took the Funny Car points lead, winning the playoff-opening Dodge NHRA Nationals on Sunday for his second straight victory. Coming off a victory in the prestigious U.S. Nationals, Todd beat Tim Wilkerson in the final Maple Grove Raceway with a 3.972-second run at 319.90 mph in...

Clay Millican tops NHRA qualifying at Maple Grove Raceway

Sep. 15, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

MOHNTON, Pa. (AP) — Clay Millican powered to the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position Saturday in the playoff-opening Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Millican took his eighth No. 1 qualifier of the year and 18th overall with his Friday pass of 3.723 at 330.72 mph. "If we make four runs like...

Courtney Force lead NHRA Funny Car qualifying

Sep. 14, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

MOHNTON, Pa. (AP) — Season points leader Courtney Force led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the playoff-opening Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Force had a 3.907-second run at 323.27 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro in the first of six events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the...

J.R. Todd goes back-to-back in Funny Car at Indy

Sep. 3, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — J.R. Todd successfully defended his Funny Car title at the Chevrolet Performance Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway on Monday. Todd, the top qualifier for the event, drove his Toyota Camry to a 4.062-second pass at 311.70 mph. He became the first Funny Car driver to win back-to-back at...

J.R. Todd tops Funny Car qualifying at US Nationals

Sep. 2, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Defending event champion J.R. Todd secured his first No. 1 qualifying position of the Funny Car season Sunday in the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Todd powered his Toyota Camry to a 3.910-second pass at 325.45 mph on Friday night, and the time stood through...

Mike Salinas remains Top Fuel leader at US Nationals

Sep. 1, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Salinas remained he Top Fuel leader Saturday in the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, at Lucas Oil Raceway. Salinas had a 3.756-second run at 321.04 mph during the first round of qualifying Friday in his Scrappers Metal Racing dragster. "We broke the track down into four...

J.R. Todd leads NHRA Funny Car at US Nationals

Aug. 31, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Defending event winner J.R. Todd topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Todd had a 3.910-second pass at 325.45 mph in a Toyota Camry during the first of three qualifying days and first of five qualifying sessions. Mike...

60-year-old Billy Torrence races to first NHRA Top Fuel win

Aug. 19, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Billy Torrence raced to his first career Top Fuel victory Sunday at age 60, winning the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Torrence, the father of Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence, beat three-time season champion Antron Brown on a holeshot in the final...