Chase Elliott Wins 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship

Chase Elliott Wins 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Image

It may not have been the most exciting race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, but it was a nail-bitter from the drop of the green flag. In fact, before the flag fell, Chase Elliott got his first piece of bad news. His Rick Hendrick-prepared Chevrolet failed two pre-race inspections, which sent the 24-year old son of Hall of Fame driver, Bill Elliott, to the rear of the 39-car field for the final race of season at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday. But, crew chief Alan Gustafson, who was also looking for his first NASCAR Cup Championship, settled his young driver and the team went to work. By the end of Stage 1, Elliott had worked his way to third place. Then, the kid from Dawsonville, GA, moved up to second by the end of Stage 2. He methodically moved the NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet to the lead...

November 9, 2020
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Erica Enders and Angie Smith Cap 2020 Season with a Wally

Erica Enders and Angie Smith Cap 2020 Season with a Wally Image

While winning a NHRA Camping World event is a perfect way to cap off any season, Erica Enders came to the Dodge NHRA Finals at The Strip in Las Vegas looking to clinch a fourth Pro Stock world championship. On the other hand, Angie Smith came to Las Vegas Motor Speedway trying to win her way to the final elimination round with hopes of claiming a Wally against her husband, Matt Smith, who was trying to clinch his fourth NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world championship in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Driving the Melling Performance/Elite Performance Camaro, Enders won the Pro Stock championship after her first-round win at the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals at The Strip. Conversely, as a member of the DENSO 200-mph Club, no one in Pro Stock Motorcycle takes Angie Smith for granted, and...

November 3, 2020
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Antron Brown Wins Top Fuel at Dodge NHRA Finals

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After Saturday’s qualifying rounds for the Dodge NHRA Finals, it looked as though Sunday’s final could easily be an East-Texas shootout in the middle of the Nevada desert. Billy Torrence, the elder and often faster of the CAPCO Contractors Racing Team, had claimed the Number One qualifier position after posting a 3.728 ET at 325.3 mph. His son Steve had to settle for second spot with a faster speed of 330.39 mph and a slower 3.731 elapsed time. Billy Torrence eliminated Cameron Ferré in Round One with 3.796 ET at 324.67 mph to earn a bye that moved him directly into the semi-finals. Don Schumacher Racing saw Antron Brown advance to the quarter-final after defeating Tony Schumacher, his teammate who won his 85th Top Fuel Wally at the most recent event at Baytown, TX....

November 2, 2020
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Don Schumacher Racing Dominates 2020 NHRA Funny Car

Don Schumacher Racing Dominates 2020 NHRA Funny Car Image

2020 NHRA Funny Car Victories Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals – Jack Beckman NHRA Arizona Nationals – Tommy Johnson Jr. E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals – Matt Hagan Lucas Oil NHRA SummerNationals – Matt Hagan Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals – Ron Capps DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals – Jack Beckman Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals – Ron Capps Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals – Tommy Johnson Jr. AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals – Jack Beckman Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals – Tommy Johnson Jr. Dodge NHRA Finals – Matt Hagan DSR Sweeps NHRA Funny Car National Finals Eight months ago, no one knew for certain whether the National Hot Rod Association would be able to pull off a viable...

November 2, 2020
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Jackson Wins Second Straight E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Title

Jackson Wins Second Straight E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Title Image

Stevie “Fast” Jackson claimed consecutive E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod world championships after defeating points leader Brandon Snider in a heads-up quarter-final round at the Dodge NHRA Finals hosted by The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. However, the road to victory for the title in 2020 did not resemble his previous year’s championship at all. In 2019, Jackson arrived at the final round at The Strip with the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod World Championship locked up. But, just like everything else in 2020, it was a much more challenging year, and nobody seemed to know what was going to happen from one week until the next. In the previous round at the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane SpringNationals in Houston, Jackson qualified third but was eliminated in the...

November 2, 2020
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LVMS Officials Asks Fans for Full Compliance at Dodge NHRA Final

LVMS Officials Asks Fans for Full Compliance at Dodge NHRA Final Image

The Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at “The Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 30-Nov. 1 is the first fan-attended event in professional sports in Nevada since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March. The popular LVMS track is issuing a limited number of tickets to be available for drag racing fans to celebrate the crowning of champions for the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series as well as the 2020 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Racing Series. The Strip received a special exemption issued by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak for a partial lifting of the suspensions established for mass gatherings that were enacted at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The track asks for full compliance with all requirements as setting a proper example is crucial...

October 28, 2020
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The Schumachers Win Penultimate NHRA Nationals at Baytown

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It may have seemed strange to newcomers that the 33rd Annual Mopar Express Lane SpringNationals were being run in October, but due to the coronavirus lockdown, the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule has been nothing but strange. Nonetheless, the inaugural event at Houston Raceway Park located in Baytown was also held in October 1988. Moreover, during the track’s 32-year history as a major multi-purpose motorsports venue, the facility hosted both a spring and a fall national event from 1997 to 2000. So, the biggest difference for many devoted drag racing fans was the limited number of spectators allowed at this year’s event. Typically, Baytown would have added grandstands for a seating capacity of more than 30,000 screaming race fans. Schumacher Makes...

October 27, 2020
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First Time Winners Rise to the Top in E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod

First Time Winners Rise to the Top in E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Image

First-time winners in E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod racing series presented by J&A Service score impressive wins at back-to-back national events. A week ago at the AAA Texas FallNationals, number one qualifier Brandon Snider claimed his first ever Wally in Pro Mod with an impressive win over defending E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod world champion Fast Stevie Jackson. This weekend at the 33rd Annual Mopar Express Lane SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park, Justin Bond won for the first time in his career by eliminating Brandon Pesz who raced his way to his first-ever Pro Mod final round. Bond, who qualified third with a 5.692 ET at 248.20 mph, had eliminated Doug Winters, Jonathan Gray and points leader Brandon Snider, while Pesz claimed victories against Chad Green, Alex Laughlin and...

October 26, 2020
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Brandon Snider Claims First E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Victory

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Amidst the disruptions to the 2020 drag racing season, the E3 Pro Mod division of the National Hot Rod Association is at an all-time high for drama and excitement with newcomers to the doorslammer class dicing with seasoned veterans for this year’s top honors. Although Brandon Snider failed to qualify at his first E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service in Houston in 2018, things went much better for him at the next race in Charlotte where he made it to the final round in only his second NHRA race. After almost two years of paying his dues, Snider raced to the Number One qualifying spot for the first time in his career at the 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals by posting a 5.813 ET at 246.66 mph in his blown Al-Anabi Performance...

October 21, 2020
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Torrence, Beckman, Hartford, and Savoie Win at AAA Texas FallNationals

Torrence, Beckman, Hartford, and Savoie Win at AAA Texas FallNationals Image

Since 1986, Texas Motorplex has hosted the fastest races in the state at its all-concrete quarter mile drag racing facility. When the facility first opened thirty-four years ago, the track saw its first winning passes made by Don “Big Daddy” Garlits (Top Fuel), Kenny Bernstein (Funny Car), and Bob Glidden (Pro Stock). Although the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series has only allowed a select few spectators due to COVID-19, those race fans witnessed the 11,000 horsepower engines come to life with speeds in excess of 330 mph with Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), “Fast” Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Matt Hartford (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) taking home top honors at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in Ennis, TX. Father and Son Shootout in Top...

October 20, 2020
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