Crampton, Hight, Gray, and Krawiec lead final fields in St. Louis
Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) ended qualifying atop their fields Saturday and will lead their classes into final eliminations Sunday at Gateway Motorsports Park outside of St. Louis.
News, notes, and quotes from Saturday's action at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.
News, notes, photos, and quotes from Friday of the 5th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.
NHRA Today: Who has the hot hand heading into St. Louis?
From the Wally Parks NHRA Studio, Amanda Busick checks in with Indy bureau chief John Kernan, who shares his thoughts about who has the hot hand in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs heading into this weekend’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park outside of St. Louis.
NHRA Today: Schaffer talks hot Countdown start and more
NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom caught up with Jon Schaffer, crew chief for 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force, via Skype from the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to discuss Force's Charlotte win, recent changes to the team, and more.
NHRA Today: "Jim O" talks Countdown strategy
NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom caught up with Doug Kalitta’s crew chief, Jim Oberhofer, via Skype from the Wally Parks NHRA Studio, where “Jim O” shared his approach to the Countdown to the Championship in 2016.
Event Preview: AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals
There are at least a half dozen championship contenders who suffered early losses at the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte. Those racers, and anyone else trailing in the points standings, will have an opportunity to reverse their fortunes this weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park for the second of six events in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
With the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competing in the shadow of the famed Gateway Arch that is the symbol of St. Louis, here's a look back at some famous Missouri-based Top Fuelers and Funny Cars from the Show-Me State.
In winning his two NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world championships, Troy Coughlin has shown a penchant for late-season dramatics. Needing to make up a considerable gap on points leader Rickie Smith this season, Coughlin hopes to dial up another thrilling finish this weekend at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.