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Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoff berths filling up

As the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season nears its completion, berths in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs are beginning to fill up. With the conclusion of the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, 15 of the 40 spots have been clinched with just three races to go.
30 Jul 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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As the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season nears its completion, berths in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs are beginning to fill up. With the conclusion of the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, 15 of the 40 spots have been clinched with just three races to go.

Steve Torrence in Top Fuel and Courtney Force in Funny Car locked up their berths at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals while the other spots were filled after a wild day of racing in Sonoma.

The regular season ends Labor Day weekend at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. Only the top 10 points earned in each class are then eligible to take part in the six-race Countdown playoffs that begin Sept. 13-16 in Reading, Pa., and go through the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona in November.

The following drivers have clinched their spots in the Countdown to the Championship.

TOP FUEL
Steve Torrence
Tony Schumacher
Clay Millican
Leah Pritchett
Doug Kalitta

FUNNY CAR
Courtney Force
Ron Capps
Robert Hight
Matt Hagan

PRO STOCK
Greg Anderson

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
Andrew Hines
Eddie Krawiec
Hector Arana Jr
LE Tonglet
Jerry Savoie