SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 37, September 10, 2020

Racing News: NHRA’s Langdon, Beckman, Enders and Pollacheck Claim Wins in Indy

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  NHRAShawn Langdon powered to his first Top Fuel victory since 2016 last Sunday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, capping off an impressive weekend with a win at the 66th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
   

Langdon, Beckman, Enders and Pollacheck Claim Wins at Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indy

Shawn Langdon powered to his first Top Fuel victory since 2016 last Sunday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, capping off an impressive weekend with a win at the 66th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals. Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the sixth race of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Langdon went 3.705 seconds at 326.32 mph in his 11,000-hp DHL dragster to beat Leah Pruett in the final round.

Funny Car points leader Beckman went 3.908 at 327.35 in his 11,000-hp Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to beat J.R. Todd in the final round. Enders rolled to the Pro Stock win with a 6.606 at 208.55 in her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. She posted a .009 reaction time against Matt Hartford in the final round and never trailed. In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pollacheck beat Andrew Hines in the final round with a 6.790 at 200.53 on his Strutmasters.com EBR. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues September 25–27, with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

Formula DChelsea DeNofa (USA) in her BC Racing/Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR won the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship round two.  
   

2020 Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round Two Results

Chelsea DeNofa (USA) in her BC Racing/Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR won the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship round two, held September 6, at World Wide Technology Raceway near St Louis, Missouri. Round one winner Fredric Aasbo (Norway) in the Rockstar Energy Drink/Nitto Tire GR Supra was eliminated from the Top 16 by Matt Field, following a collision shortly after starting line on second run. For complete results, visit the Formula DRIFT website.

Andrew Carlson Takes Pro Mod SXS Title

  Team Yokohama member Andrew Carlson won the Pro Mod SXS title in the Crandon World Championship event.
   

Team Yokohama member Andrew Carlson won the Pro Mod SXS title in the Crandon World Championship event at Crandon International Raceway. Fellow Team Yokohama member Levi Shirley crossed the line for a third-place finish in the Ultra4 race under the lights on Saturday in the 4400 unlimited class.

“I’m so excited to leave Crandon as a world champion,” Carlson said. “We put in a lot of hard work to make sure we were prepared for this race and it paid off! With the Yokohama Tire GEOLANDAR tires, I know I can drive anywhere on the track and have speed.” Yokohama is the Official Tire of Crandon—the largest short-course off-road facility in the world.

For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry’s (PRI) website.

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