NHRA - National Hot Rod Association


Countdown to the Championship clinch scoreboard

05 Sep 2016

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals marks the end of the 18-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season, and the defining line to set the competitors for the six-race Countdown to the Championship.

Only the top 10 drivers in each of the four Mello Yello classes -- Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle -- have earned berths to compete in the six-race playoffs that begin Sept. 16-18 at the NHRA Carolinas Nationals in Charlotte, N.C. The points will be reset for the top 10, with the No. 1 seed getting  30-point edge and the other drivers following in 10-point increments.



Countdown points reset
First place: 2,110 pointsSecond place: 2,080 points
Third place: 2,070 pointsFourth place: 2,060 points
Fifth place: 2,050 pointsSixth place: 2,040 points
Seventh place: 2,030 pointsEighth place: 2,020 points
Ninth place: 2,010 points10th place: 2,000 points


Below are the final 10 participants in the Countdown to the Championship. Positions may change based on final results of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.




1. Antron Brown
2. Doug Kalitta
3. Steve Torrence
4. Tony Schumacher
5. Brittany Force
6. J.R. Todd
7. Shawn Langdon
8. Clay Millican
9. Richie Crampton
10. Leah Pritchett





1. Ron Capps
2. Del Worsham
3. Matt Hagan
4. Courtney Force
5. Jack Beckman
6. Robert Hight
7. Tommy Johnson Jr.
8. John Force
9. Tim Wilkerson
10. Alexis DeJoria



1. Jason Line
2. Greg Anderson
3. Bo Butner
4. Allen Johnson
5. Vincent Nobile
6. Drew Skillman
7. Chris McGaha
8. Shane Gray
9. Erica Enders
10. Jeg Coughlin Jr.



1. Andrew Hines
2. Eddie Krawiec
3. Angelle Sampey
4. Jerry Savoie
5. L.E. Tonglet
6. Chip Ellis
7. Hector Arana Jr.
8. Hector Arana Sr.
9. Matt Smith
10. Cory Reed