Some familiar faces graced the winners circle on Sunday as the NMRA and NMCA paired up for the first time this season at the Atlanta Dragway over the weekend, led by Chris Rini and Mike Murillo in their respective series. Read More >>
NMRA/NMCA: Same Day Coverage of NMCA on Dragzine and NMRA on StangTV. Chris Rini notched yet another Pro Street victory on Sunday as the NMRA and NMCA series converged for the Nitto Tires All Star Nationals on Sunday. Rini used a great 6.06 to down a slowing Clint Hairston Jr. In the combined Pro Outlaw 10.5 eliminator, reigning champ Mike Murillo outlasted some stout competition and needed every bit of the 6.70 he ran in the final, as Eric Laferriere was right there with a game 6.73. In Super Street Outlaw, John Urist drove from the No. 1 qualifying position to another event title, running a 7.19 to Kenjo Kelley’s quicker but red-lighting 7.16. Jason Lee, the perennial favorite in Drag Radial, also powered his way to the title, ousting Dan Kroll in the final with a 7.96 as Kroll slowed. The Nostalgia Pro Street final was much the same, as Kevin Parent clocked a 7.33 while opponent Jeff Colletta had troubles and slowed.
NHRA:Event Recap on DRAGZINE. Four cars or two – nothing seems to phase Robert Hight and crew chief Jimmy Prock. Hight on Sunday collected his dominating fourth straight Funny Car victory when he beat boss John Force, Cruz Pedregon, and Ron Capps in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals finale at the zMAX Dragway in Charlotte. Spencer Massey, who has been nearly as dominant as Hight, earned his third win on the young season in Top Fuel as his 3.80 outpaced Doug Kalitta and teammates Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown in the money round. And in Pro Stock, Greg Anderson, who won this event last season, made it back-to-back event titles in front of his home crowd when he downed Erica Enders, Vincent Nobile, and Summit Racing teammate Jason Line. For complete weekend results, log on to NHRA.com.
Manufacturers Cup: Not only did Jeremy Teasley clock an all-time best 213 MPH blast on his Pro Street Suzuki, but he parlayed that impressive performance into a win on Sunday at the Manufacturers Cup meet at the South Georgia Motorsports Park on Sunday when he beat Frankie Stotz, 7.05 to 7.17. Johnny Vickers won Pro Dragster with a nice 7.22 to Janette Thornley’s 7.79, while Johnny Dobrin outran David Merks for the Real Street crown, 7.80 to 8.01. Other winners included Keith Lynn (Pro Comp), Ken Chapman (Super Comp), Charlie Tyre (Street Fighter), Brandon Pellichinno (Crazy 8’s), and Mike Lingo (Top Gas). For complete weekend results, news, photos, and video, click over to Drag Bike Live.
IHRA Division 4: Wynette Hudgins claimed the opening day of Top Dragster eliminations at the IHRA Pro-Am series event at the Dallas Raceway in Crandall, Tex., running dead-on her 7.03 dial as opponent Larry Edison broke out. Hudgins was joined by Kamron Wright, who earned Top Sportsman honors on day one after running closer to the dial in a close matchup with Kevin Hampton. On Sunday, Bart Nelson overcame a holeshot lead by Max McGlothin to claim the Hot Rod title when McGlothin broke out, while Ronnie Marlow beat Jacob Pitt on both ends of the race track in the Stock Eliminator final to claim the day two title. For complete weekend event results from Crandall, visit Drag Race Central.
Super Chevy Show: Dwayne Watkins earned the Pro Modified title on Sunday at the Super Chevy Show at the Memphis International Raceway, running a 4.12 at 183.17 while opponent John Sullivan slowed. Mark Meadows (Bracket 1) and Todd Berry (Bracket 2 and DOT) were also winners.
The Weekend Winner Circle
Nitto Tires NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals – Commerce, Ga.
Some familiar faces graced the winners circle on Sunday as the NMRA and NMCA paired up for the first time this season at the Atlanta Dragway over the weekend, led by Chris Rini and Mike Murillo in their respective series.
Pro Street: Chris Rini Super Street/Pro Outlaw 10.5: Mike Murillo Super Street Outlaw: John Urist Nostalgia Pro Street: Kevin Parent
Extreme Street: Bob Kurgan
Drag Radial: Jason Lee
EFI Renegade: Brian Mitchell
Hot Street/Pro Stock: Don Baskin
Mean Street: Jeremy Gillam Factory Stock: Carlos Sobrino
Coyote Stock: Joe Charles
Nostalgia Super Stock: Doug Duell
Nostalgia Muscle Car: Bryan Parker
EFI Rumble: Tim Rickey
NMCA Open Comp: John Norris
NMRA Open Comp: Randy Conway
Mod Muscle: Randy Mounce
Super Stang: Larry Firestone
Truck: Fred Wade
Robert Hight and Spencer Massey remained red-hot in Funny Car and Top Fuel, respectively, as they continued their early season dominance in Concord, while Greg Anderson made it back-to-back Four-Wide titles with his win in Pro Stock.
Top Fuel: Spencer Massey
Funny Car: Robert Hight
Pro Stock: Greg Anderson
Pro Modified: Mike Castellana
Top Alcohol Dragster: Bill Reichert
Top Alcohol Funny Car: Andy Bohl
Competition Eliminator: Russell Joly Super stock: Michael Volkman Stock: Joe Lisa Super Comp: Michelle Furr Super Gas: Iggie Boicesco
Top Sportsman: Tim Molnar