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From Pomona to Indy, revisiting the Road to the Countdown

A lot happened during the first 18 races of 2017, moments that continually left us amazed, sometimes stunned, often confused, and yet deliriously delighted. Here’s a look back at some of the big themes of the year to date.
11 Sep 2017
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Road to the Countdown
Torrence Countdown
The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals marked the end of the 18-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season and set the fields for the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs that follow. A lot happened at those first 18 races…
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Countdown to the Championship fields set in dramatic final eliminations at Indy

The final positions in the Countdown to the Championship playoff fields were decided during eliminations at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Here's a look at the latest status.
04 Sep 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Road to the Countdown
Indy
After three days of dramatic qualifying at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals couldn’t get it done, it came down to Labor Day raceday to decide the 10 drivers in the four Mello Yello classes who will compete in the six-race Countdown to the…
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Indy qualifying fills more Countdown spots; Monday drama to decide the rest

As qualifying concluded at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the final event of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season, more drivers have clinched berths in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, leading to Monday's dramatic eliminations to fill the balance.
03 Sep 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Road to the Countdown
Countdown
As qualifying concluded at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the final event of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season, more drivers have clinched berths in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. All 10 spots in…
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Four more drivers clinch Countdown berths; battles set for regular-season finale in Indy

John Force, Hector Arana Jr., Jerry Savoie, and Matt Smith all clinched their berths in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd. Twenty-three drivers in four classes will battle for the final spots at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
19 Aug 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Road to the Countdown
clinch
John Force, Hector Arana Jr., Jerry Savoie, and Matt Smith all clinched their berths in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd. Force, Arana, and Savoie cinched their spots based on their qualifying…
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Who will make the Countdown to the Championship

With two races to go before the Countdown to the Championship begins, the NHRA National Dragster staff looks at the four Professional classes to see who has the best shot at making the playoffs.
17 Aug 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
Road to the Countdown
countdown
With two national events to go before the Countdown to the Championship begins, let’s look at the drivers still looking to clinch a spot in the playoff race. At least, the ones in danger of missing the dance. Yes, John Force has yet to reach safety…
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Nine more drivers clinch Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship berths

As a result of racing at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, nine more drivers clinched their berths in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
06 Aug 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Road to the Countdown
clinch
As a result of racing at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, nine more drivers clinched their berths in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Brittany Force, Doug Kalitta, and Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Tommy Johnson Jr…
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Five drivers clinch Countdown berths in Sonoma

Tony Schumacher, Robert Hight, Jack Beckman, Tanner Gray, and Jason Line locked up spots in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
30 Jul 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Road to the Countdown
Countdown to the Championship
Tony Schumacher, Robert Hight, Jack Beckman, Tanner Gray, and Jason Line locked up spots in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Schumacher clinched when he qualified for the Top Fuel field at the…
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Hagan, Anderson, Tonglet clinch Countdown berths in Denver

Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, and L.E. Tonglet all clinched their spots in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
23 Jul 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Road to the Countdown
Countdown
With their first-round victories at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Matt Hagan and Greg Anderson clinched their spots in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. Hagan became the second Funny Car driver to lock up a spot in the…
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Torrence, Pritchett, Brown, Capps, and Butner clinch Countdown playoff spots

Steve Torrence, Leah Pritchett, and Antron Brown in Top Fuel, along with Ron Capps in Funny Car and Bo Butner in Pro Stock have all clinched their berths in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
13 Jul 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Road to the Countdown
Countdown
Steve Torrence, Leah Pritchett, and Antron Brown in Top Fuel, along with Ron Capps in Funny Car and Bo Butner in Pro Stock have all clinched their berths in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship following the recent Fallen Patriots NHRA…
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