2016 NHRA: Pennzoil Support Promises Best-Ever Open House On Sept 2 For Riley Kids
Pennzoil joins with Don Schumacher Racing to make this year's 11th annual DSR Open House to benefit Riley Hospital for Children the best ever with a goal of raising enough to push DSR's contribution total to Riley Kids to nearly $500,000 over the past 11 years.
2016 NHRA: Shane Gray Inches Short Of Beating Back-To-Back World Champ Enders In Brainerd
Pro Stock driver Shane Gray had the quicker car in his first-round match with back-to-back Pro Stock champion Erica Enders, but a quicker reaction time by his opponent was a tad too much to overcome and he ultimately lost the race by .003-second, or a few inches in length.
2016 NHRA: Mopar Driver Hagan Follows No. 1, National Record with Final at NHRA Brainerd
Matt Hagan had quite a weekend in the Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car at the NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Hagan, racing out of the Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) pits, blasted to a national record setting run in the final round of qualifying on Saturday to nab the pole, and on Sunday, he carried that Mopar momentum all the way to the final round. The final was the fourth of the year for Hagan and the 12th of the season for the Mopar-powered DSR Funny Cars.
2016 NHRA: John Force Counting On Fan Support In Bid For 9th Shootout Victory
The winningest driver in NHRA history has enjoyed unrivalled support from his legions of fans for nearly four decades. When John Force was starting his now historic career fans encouraged him, cheered him and in many cases fed his low budget team. This year Force will rely on his fans one more time in his bid to race in the 2016 edition of the Traxxas Nitro Funny Car Shootout. He has two wins in 2016 but the surging Force in his PEAK Chevrolet Camaro SS was not one of the first seven Funny Car drivers to win this season and will vie for the 8th and final spot through the fan vote and lottery process. Fans can vote for John Force by clicking this link http://bit.ly/Traxxas2016 which will take them to the fan vote on NHRA’s Facebook page. Voting is open now and will remain open until 9 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
2016 NHRA: Fan Vote And Lottery To Decide Last Two Spots In Traxxas Nitro Shootout At Indianapolis
Top Fuel and Funny Car drivers will rely on fan votes and random lottery drawings to claim the final spot in the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout in their respective categories. The final position in each category of the all-star event will be determined in the next 10 days and announced at the Fan Fest previewing the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
2016 NHRA: Jack Beckman NHRA Nationals at Brainerd Event Recap: Second Round
Jack Beckman and the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T team, sponsored by Terry Chandler, didn't look like a team that was lost in the second round Sunday afternoon at the 35th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
2016 NHRA: Brittany Force Wins Lucas Oil Nationals; Notches Third Win Of 2016
Brittany Force made the most of her return to the final round at the 35th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Last year Force came up a little short to No. 1 qualifier Richie Crampton but today against two-time world champion Antron Brown Force took the win in a wild, fireball spewing final run. Force and her Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster had just enough power to outrun a tire-smoking Brown, who she beat last year in Brainerd in the semifinals.
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