Longtime Pro Stock racer Robert Patrick Jr. claimed his first victory in the ADRL on Saturday night in just his second start in the Pro Nitrous division to highlight the series’ second visit to the scenic Maple Grove Raceway.Read More >>
ADRL:Same Day Event Coverage on DRAGZINE. Robert Patrick Jr. claimed the Pro Nitrous crown at the Maple Grove Raceway on Saturday night in just his second start, downing No. 1 qualifier Burton Auxier, who slowed, in the final round. In Pro Extreme, Mick Snyder drove his ’63 Corvette from the pole to the winners circle, edging Tommy D’Aprile in a great drag race, 3.64 to 3.69. In one of the most titanic matchups all weekend, Billy Glidden laid down his quickest pass to date, a 3.86, to down the heavy-hitting Chuck Ulsch in the Extreme 10.5 final. For complete, detailed results from Maple Grove, click over to Drag Race Central.
NHRA:Event Recap on DRAGZINE. Steve Torrence claimed the first professional win of his career on Sunday in his upstart, family-owned dragster under traditionally hot and muggy conditions in Atlanta, denying Tony Schumacher and extending his lengthy winless drought in the Top Fuel final, 3.89 to a tire-smoking 4.91. Meanwhile, in Funny Car, Ron Capps became the first driver outside of John Force Racing to claim a victory this season, turning back Robert Hight in the final by a 4.16 to 4.39 count. Greg Anderson and Eddie Krawiec also scored in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively. For news and notes from Atlanta,visit Competition Plus, along with Drag Race Central for complete race coverage.
NMRA: Tim Essick put down a great 6.65 in the Pro Outlaw 10.5 final on Sunday at the Maryland International Raceway to claim the title at his home event, downing Mike Murillo and his off-pace 7.69. In Super Street Outlaw, John Urist used a crushing 7.02 in the final to turn back Andrew DeMarco, Charlie Booze Jr. cruised to the Hot Street title over Max Gross, and Brian Tuten took Drag Radial honors over new class record holder Jason Lee in a tight 7.65 to 7.66 matchup. For complete coverage from the weekend, including photos and video, click over to the NMRA Digital.
IHRA: Bill Evans ran the table in Pro Fuel Dragster at the IHRA Mardi Gras Nitro Jam in Baton Rouge, La. over the weekend, claiming wins over Cherissa Smallwood on Saturday and Robin Samsel on Sunday. Likewise in Nostalgia Fuel Altered, Mike Hilsabeck claimed both days, downing Ron Maroney – who has been on a tear all season – on Saturday and Kyle Hough in Sunday’s show. Nitro Harley ace Jay Turner also swept the podium in the two-wheeled category. Brad Thompson and James Day traded blows in Prostalgia Funny Car, with Thompson earning the win on day one and Day in their second matchup. For detailed recaps from the weekends festivities at State Capitol Raceway, visit IHRA.com.
NHRA Division 6: Jason Rupert claimed the Nostalgia Funny Car title on Sunday in the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho as part of the NHRA Division 6 season opener. Rupert recorded a great 5.78 to the 6.04 of John Hale. Shane Molinari’s red-light in the Top Dragster final handed the win to Tom Clark, while the Top Sportsman final went much the same, with Larry Demers collecting the hardware on Jim White’s foul start. In the best final of the day, Brad Burton drove to the Stock Eliminator crown in a come-from-behind effort to down Steve Wann by just 0.0046 seconds. For a recap of the weekend in Boise, click over to NHRADiv6.com.
NHRA Division 5: Shaun Vincent’s foul start in the Competition Eliminator final handed the victory to Pat Nahan to lead the winners at the NHRA Division 5 opener at the S.R.C.A. Dragstrip in Great Bend, Kan. on Sunday. Matt Jenkins (Super Stock), Nick Seibert (Stock), Terry Edwards (Super Comp), and Jeff Lopez (Super Gas) were also among the winners. For an event recap from Great Bend, visit NHRADiv5.com.
IHRA Division 1: Sportsman hitter Anthony Bertozzi collected the Top Dragster title in the Pro-Am Tour division opener at the Richmond Dragway in Virginia, defeating Wesley Washington Jr., while Calvin Butler drove to the Top Sportsman win over Kent Sessoms. Corey Manuel (Quick Rod), Tommy Corbett (Super Rod), and Mark Young (Super Stock) were among the day two winners. Visit Drag Race Central for complete qualifying and eliminations coverage.
The Weekend Winner Circle
ADRL Northeast Drags II presented by Penske – Reading, Pa.
Mick Snyder won Pro Extreme on Saturday night at the Maple Grove Raceway in a great drag race with Tommy D’Aprile to join Robert Patrick Jr. – who earned his first series victory in Pro Nitrous – Billy Glidden, and a host of others in the winners circle.
Pro Extreme: Mick Snyder
Pro Nitrous: Robert Patrick Jr.
Extreme 10.5: Billy Glidden
Pro Extreme Motorcycle: Eric McKinney Pro Modified: Mike Castellana
Extreme Pro Stock: Dean Goforth
SuperCar Showdown: Chris Holbrook
Top Sportsman: Chris Forman
Pro Junior Dragster: Morgan Benfield
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals – Commerce, Ga.
Steve Torrence and Ron Capps broke the stronghold on the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories on Sunday, as Torrence claimed his first professional victory over a hungry Tony Schumacher, while Capps became the first driver outside the John Force camp to claim a victory this season.
Top Fuel: Steve Torrence
Funny Car: Ron Capps
Pro Stock: Greg Anderson
Pro Stock Motorcycle: Eddie Krawiec
Super Stock: Drew Skillman
Stock: Drew Skillman
Super Comp: Ed Richardson
Super Gas: Billy Upton
Super Street: Jeff Money
Top Dragster: Nick Folk
Top Sportsman: Jeffrey Barker