Ron Capps moved to second on the all-time Funny Car win list with a victory over teammate Jack Beckman in an exciting final round showdown in Sunday’s 28th annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
Josef Newgarden wasn’t nervous with three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and a hard-charging Graham Rahal within striking distance in the closing laps of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) scored top qualifier honors in Saturday’s final qualifying sessions for Sunday’s 28th annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
Helio Castroneves earned the Verizon P1 Award for the second consecutive race and extended a Team Penske streak of seven straight pole awards, a run that spans the last two Verizon IndyCar Series seasons.
Jack Beckman raced to Royal Purple Raceway’s first three-second Funny Car run to close a record-setting qualifying session and take the qualifying lead Friday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries
The only NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 4 action took place on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., where series National Champion Noah Daspit of Kiln, Miss. took his first win of the season.
Despite the threat of rain, the show went on at Greenville Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., as Trey Gibson raced from the back of the field to score the Late Model Stock victory at the historic Upstate half mile.