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Andrew Hines, Bo Butner capture fourth victories at Virginia NHRA Nationals; Ron Capps, Steve Torrence go back-to-back

Andrew Hines and Bo Butner continued their incredible starts to the 2019 seasons at the Virginia NHRA Nationals while Atlanta winners Ron Capps and Steve Torrence went back-to-back.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Winners
Andrew Hines won his third-straight Wally while racing Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson teammate Eddie Krawiec in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. The win is the 52nd in his career and came on the back of a 6.845-…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: Final

Steve Torrence won his third straight event in Top Fuel, defeating good friend Antron Brown in the final round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence won his third straight event in Top Fuel, defeating good friend Antron Brown in the final round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Brown had a solid lead on Torrence until halftrack when Brown’s Matco machine began to drop cylinders,…
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Richmond Funny Car results: Final

Atlanta winner Ron Capps ran his win streak to eight rounds by winning his second straight event title with the NAPA Brakes Dodge Charger.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
Atlanta winner Ron Capps ran his win streak to eight rounds by winning his second straight event title with the NAPA Brakes Dodge Charger. World champ JR. Todd was the heavy favorite based on a trio of 4.0-second passes while Capps’ mount had…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: Final

Pro Stock returned after 41 days off -- and Bo Butner's incredible performance came right back with it. He captured his fourth win in five events by defeating Greg Anderson.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner won again. The Indiana native scored his fourth win in the fifth race of the season by outrunning Greg Anderson by .005-second in the Pro Stock final at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Anderson left first by .003 second, but that minor…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Final

Andrew Hines captured his fourth win of the season by outrunning Eddie Krawiec at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Andrew Hines
Andrew Hines won for the fourth time in five tries in 2019, continuing his incredible start to the Pro Stock Motorcycle season. He beat his teammate, Eddie Krawiec, after both Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson riders posted identical reaction times…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Semifinals

Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines will battle it out for Pro Stock Motorcycle supremacy at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Eddie Krawiec
A Harley-Davidson will bring home the Virginia NHRA Nationals Wally. Andrew Hines defeated Matt Smith with a 6.837-second elapsed time, his best of race day, to book a final-round matchup with Eddie Krawiec. Hines picked up nearly four-hundredths of…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: Semifinals

Greg Anderson will face teammate Bo Butner in the Pro Stock Virginia NHRA Nationals final as Butner hunts his fourth win of the season.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Greg Anderson booked a spot in his first final round of 2019, the 155th of his career, and is hunting his 92nd win. He ran a 6.609-second elapsed time, just .002-second off the best time of race day. The track temperature dipped slightly and should…
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Richmond Funny Car results: Semifinals

World champ J.R. Todd and the DHL Toyota team continued to excel under the hot conditions with their third straight 4.0 pass to defeat Jonnie Lindberg and earn a final-round berth next to Ron Capps.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
World champ J.R. Todd and the DHL Toyota team continued to excel under the hot conditions with their third straight 4.0 pass to defeat Jonnie Lindberg. Todd, winner of the Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas will have lane choice over Atlanta winner…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: Semifinals

Steve Torrence reached his fourth final round in the season’s first eight races by beating his father, Billy, in the semifinals and will face Antron Brown in the final round of Top Fuel at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence reached his fourth final round in the season’s first eight races by beating his father, Billy, in the semifinals. Steve, winner of the last two races on the tour, in Charlotte and Atlanta, left second against his dad but pulled away…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: E2

No. 1 qualifier Andrew Hines will face Matt Smith in the semifinals of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Andrew Hines
The top four qualified cars advanced, including Matt Smith, who ran the quickest time of the second round yet again. He defeated Angelle Sampey with a 6.836-second pass to get to the semifinals. He will get lane choice against Andrew Hines, who ran…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: E2

Bo Butner continued his rampage through Pro Stock with another round win at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner advanced to the semifinals with a 6.625-second elapsed time – but it was his .025-second holeshot that got him past Chris McGaha. The three-time winner in 2019 will get a matchup Jeg Coughlin Jr. to try to get yet another final round.…
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Richmond Funny Car results: E2

Jonnie Lindberg and car owner Jim Head have come alive at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, winning their first two rounds of the season and reaching the semifinals by defeating low qualifier John Force.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jonnie Lindberg
Jonnie Lindberg and car owner Jim Head have come alive at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, winning their first two rounds of the season and reaching the semifinals by defeating low qualifier John Force, who smoked the tires at the hit. Lindberg will…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: E2

Phoenix winner Billy Torrence defeated low qualifier Clay Millican in round two of the Virginia NHRA Nationals and will take on his son, Steve, in the semifinals.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Billy Torrence
Phoenix winner Billy Torrence, who had been stopped in round one in his two outings since then, reached the semifinals with a 3.91 to defeat low qualifier Clay Millican and will take on his son, Steve, in the semifinals. Mike Salinas, who had the…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: E1

Matt Smith nearly ran the quickest elapsed time of the Virginia NHRA Nationals to advance to the second round of Pro Stock Motorcycle.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith laid down the hurt in the first round of Pro Stock Motorcycle. His 6.813-second pass was only a thousandth from being the quickest of the entire event. He will battle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider Angelle Sampey in the second…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: E1

Fernando Cuadra Jr. earned the first round win of his career and will face Jeg Coughlin Jr. in the second round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Fernando Cuadra Jr.
One round down, many more to go. Fernando Cuadra Jr. won his first round in his first Pro Stock race when Deric Kramer squared the tire right at the hit, sending the racer into the second round. He ran his best time of the weekend (6.838-seconds)…
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Richmond Funny Car results: E1

Atlanta champ Ron Capps collected his fifth straight win light with a 3.99, low e.t.of the round, against Jim Campbell and will take on points leader Robert Hight in round two.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
Atlanta champ Ron Capps collected his fifth straight win light with a 3.99, low e.t.of the round, against Jim Campbell and will take on points leader Robert Hight in round two. The smooth VMP surface helped the Funny Cars on the hot surface as…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: E1

Charlotte champ Mike Salinas, who missed the race in Atlanta two weeks ago for business reasons, continued to go rounds as he powered to low e.t. of the opening round, a 3.813, to dispatch underdog Cameron Ferre.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
Charlotte champ Mike Salinas, who missed the race in Atlanta two weeks ago for business reasons, continued to go rounds as he powered to low e.t. of the opening round, a 3.813, to dispatch underdog Cameron Ferre. Steve Torrence, winner of the…
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Virginia NHRA Nationals Sunday preview

John Force, Clay Millican, Jason Line and Andrew Hines lead their respective Mello Yello categories entering race day at the NHRA Virginia Nationals.
19 May 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Richmond
Race day begins at noon Eastern at the Virginia NHRA Nationals with Top Fuel. Clay Millican earned his first pole with first-time-in-a-long-time crew chief Mike Kloeber and will take on No. 16 qualifier Dan Mercier in the first round. […
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Richmond Sunday photo gallery

Photo highlights from final day of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
19 May 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Photo highlights from final day of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Raceday started out with the popular on-stage segment in which lead announcer Alan Reinhart interviews select drivers. Homestate Funny Car…
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Clay Millican, John Force, Jason Line, Andrew Hines secure poles at Virginia NHRA Nationals

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) earned No. 1 qualifiers at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
18 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Clay Millican
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Richmond Funny Car results: Q4

Atlanta winner Ron Capps showed he’s ready for a second straight win by posting the best time of the final qualifying session, a 3.953, his third three-second pass in four attempts.
18 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
Atlanta winner Ron Capps showed he’s ready for a second straight win by posting the best time of the final qualifying session, a 3.953, his third three-second pass in four attempts. J.R. Todd (3.961), qualifying leader John Force (3.978), and…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: Q4

Steve Torrence made the best run for the second straight session, a 3.791 that accompanied earlier passes of 3.773, 3.824, and 3.873, setting himself up as a Sunday favorite. Clay Millican stayed No. 1 with his Friday 3.74.
18 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence made the best run for the second straight session, a 3.791 that accompanied earlier passes of 3.773, 3.824, and 3.873, setting himself up as a Sunday favorite. Clay Millican stayed No. 1 with his Friday 3.74 and ran 3.820 in the…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Q4

Jianna Salinas qualified for her first Pro Stock Motorcycle race, while Andrew Hines secured pole position at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
18 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jianna Salinas
Jianna Salinas qualified for her first Pro Stock Motorcycle race in the No. 16 position and will race No. 1 qualifier Andrew Hines in the first round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Salinas qualified with a 7.338-second pass, while Hines rode to a 6…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: Q4

Fernando Cuadra Jr. qualified for his first Pro Stock race at the Virginia NHRA Nationals while Jason Line captured the pole for the first time in 2019.
18 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Fernando Cuadra Jr.
Fernando Cuadra Jr. qualified for his first Pro Stock race on the back of the 6.841-second pass he made in the fourth and final qualifying session. He qualified in the No. 15 position and will race Deric Kramer in the first round at the Virginia…
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Richmond Saturday photo gallery

Photo highlights from Day 2 of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
18 May 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Photo highlights from Day 2 of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Virginia fans have returned in large numbers to their state’s signature drag race and flooded the pits to meet the stars of the sport…
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Richmond Funny Car results: Q3

The hot weather and hot track affected the Funny Cars as much as it did their longer-wheelbase Top Fuel brethren, as none of the floppers could run in the threes, with Tommy Johnson Jr.’s 4.029 being the best of the pack.
18 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr.
The hot weather and hot track affected the Funny Cars as much as it did their longer-wheelbase Top Fuel brethren, as none of the floppers could run in the threes, with Tommy Johnson Jr.’s 4.029 being the best of the pack. Johnson, whose Friday 3.…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: Q3

Racing on the hottest track temperature seen all season, the Top Fuelers struggled in Q3 but reigning world champ Steve Torrence still put up a respectable 3.82 pass to lead the way.
18 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Racing on the hottest track temperature seen all season, the Top Fuelers struggled in Q3 but reigning world champ Steve Torrence still put up a respectable 3.82 pass to lead the way. Torrence, winner of the last two races on the schedule, exactly…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Q3

The Vance & Hines Harley-Davidsons lead the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Virginia NHRA Nationals following three qualifying sessions.
18 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Andrew Hines
Welcome to Harleywood. Andrew Hines leads Pro Stock Motorcycle through three qualifying sessions with a 6.812-second elapsed time after running his best 60-foot time in the last three years (1.045). He was followed by teammates Eddie Krawiec (6.822…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: Q3

Jason Line remained the No. 1 qualifier, but Deric Kramer ran the best time in the third Pro Stock qualifying session at the Virginia NHRA Nationals in his American Ethanol Chevy Camaro.
18 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Deric Kramer
The track got hotter, but that didn’t stop Pro Stock teams from improving their performance in the third qualifying session at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Jason Line remained the No. 1 qualifier (and did not improve with a 6.57-second hit), but he…
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Virginia NHRA Nationals Saturday preview

John Force, Clay Millican, Jason Line and Matt Smith lead their respective Mello Yello categories after one day of qualifying at the NHRA Virginia Nationals with two more sessions scheduled Saturday.
18 May 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Richmond
K.B. Racing highlighted the Pro Stock class' return to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series by taking the top four spots in the qualifying order; at least, for now.    Clay Millican, in his first year reunited with former tuner…
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