General Motors confirmed on Thursday a restructuring of the administration of its motorsports programs, including a new director of its NASCAR efforts.
John Force has announced that his hugely successful eponymous NHRA team will “remain parked for the 2020 season in order to come back at championship caliber.”
A large portion of this week’s third event in the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has been postponed to an as yet undetermined date as a result of the pandemic.
Tommy Johnson Jr., Steve Torrence and Erica Enders emerged victorious from the 36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in front of a sold out crowd.
Doug Kalitta won the Top Fuel category at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, with Jack Beckman and Jeg Coughlin clinching Funny Car and Pro Stock classes.
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competitors in the two premier series may earn their way into the Countdown to the Championship, by one of two ways in 2020.
Robert Hight, Steve Torrence, Erica Enders and Andrew Hines are the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions, but Doug Kalitta, Jack Beckman, Jeg Couglin Jr. and Jianna Salinas scored the final wins of the season at Pomona.
Brittany Force won Top Fuel during the 19th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 151st win for females in NHRA history, just moments after Pro Stock’s Erica Enders claimed the 150th. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were the other winners.
Tanner Gray grew up in the world of drag racing but has never wavered in his desire to be a NASCAR driver.
Billy Torrence won at his home track, the Texas Motorplex, as Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories.
Former NHRA champion Tanner Gray’s next NASCAR venture will take him to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
An all-Kalitta Motorsports Funny Car final round saw Shawn Langdon beat J.R. Todd in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway as Billy Torrence, Erica Enders and Karen Stoffer conquered their categories.
Maple Grove Raceway saw Jack Beckman score his first Funny Car win in over a year, while Richie Crampton captured Top Fuel, Jason Line conquered Pro Stock and Jerry Savoie took Pro Stock Motorcycle honors.
John Force, 16-time Funny Car champion John Force took his fifth Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis, as Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) won their respective categories.
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