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Courtney Force took home the Funny Car victory last Sunday at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
C. Force, Torrence and McGaha Secure Victories at NHRA Arizona Nationals
The second event of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concluded last Sunday as Courtney Force took home the Funny Car victory at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) are also winners in their respective categories. Force emerged victorious with a run of 3.834 seconds at 337.16 mph in her Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro to take down Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round. Torrence powered his Capco Contractors/Torrence Racing dragster to the Top Fuel victory with a run of 3.729 at 330.72 to take down Scott Palmer in the final round. In Pro Stock, McGaha drove to the winner’s circle with a 6.529 at 211.59 run in his Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro to defeat Jason Line in the final round. The 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continues with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, March 15–18, in Gainesville, Florida.
Ford and Best in the Desert Sign Continued Sponsorship Agreement
Best in the Desert has announced that Ford will remain as Official Truck Sponsor of the 2018 Best in the Desert Series. Best in the Desert will continue to use Ford trucks exclusively in its operations and event promotions activities while at the same time offering an OEM-backed off-road racing contingency program exclusively for Best in the Desert racers using Ford trucks and motors. Ford’s relationship with Best in the Desert goes back to ’96.
BILSTEIN Shocks will be the title sponsor for Crandon Pro-Light world champion Ryan Beat.
BILSTEIN Shocks Named Title Sponsor for Crandon Pro-Light World Champion Ryan Beat
BILSTEIN Shocks has announced it will be the title sponsor for Crandon Pro-Light world champion Ryan Beat. BILSTEIN provides him support, resources and technology to race on the track. BILSTEIN recognized Beat as a great spokesperson for its M 9200 Series performance shocks. The technology featured in Beat's M 9200 race shocks is also used in many of BILSTEIN’s direct-fit applications.
ididit Returns as NMRA Outlaw True Street Title Sponsor
The 2018 NMRA season kicks off this weekend with the Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida. One of the classes is ididit’s Outlaw True Street—a no-time, heads-up eliminator Saturday night that covers 1/8-mile distance. Outlaw True Street vehicles must make a 30-mile road tour, be on DOT-approved tires and have street-legal steering safety features, including a horn and turn signals, in order to compete.
Hoosier Tire, Spillvak, Downforce Raise Rewards for Lucas Oil Modified Series in 2018
The 13th season for the Lucas Oil Modified Series will consist of 11 races—10 that count in the Hoosier Tire West point standings and one that doesn’t, but does offer the possibility of a nice payday to close the season, due to Hoosier Tire West, new sponsors SpillVak and Downforce Racing Products and the series’ other contingency donors. Hoosier Tire West, a partner since the formation of the series, has added $10,000 to the points fund paid to the top 15 drivers, bringing that total to $25,900, and all the added money will go to the drivers finishing second through 15th in the standings. Downforce Racing Products has stepped in to sponsor the series’ Rookie of the Year competition and SpillVak has joined the series by sponsoring the SpillVak Triple Crown.