EPPING TV SCHEDULE
Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge curtailed due to rain; finalists share winnings
The predicted forecast was for cool temperatures conducive to record-setting runs and a pleasing outcome for the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge at New England Dragway. Unfortunately, the day turned into a tire-smoking affair before rain moved into the area and the day's action was called.
Brown claims 50th No. 1, Green earns his first at the New England Nationals
The final day of qualifying for the NHRA New England Nationals was halted when rain moved into the area, but the spirits of Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Chad Green (Funny Car) could not be dampened. Brown earned his long-awaited 50th low qualifier award, and Green locked into the first of his career.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS
With two chances to win in Epping, Ron Capps looking to build momentum in Funny Car
The 2023 season holds an opportunity that reigning Funny Car champion Ron Capps doesn't want to miss. After going back-to-back with series titles in 2021 and 2022, Capps can go three-in-a-row and four overall if he finishes this year as the top dog. For the veteran driver, it comes down to momentum – particularly at this, the mid-point of the regular season.
NHRA New England Nationals/Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge Saturday Preview
Drastically different weather conditions on the second day of the NHRA New England Nationals are apt to throw crew chiefs chilly curve balls as they battle for position. For eight drivers, qualifying will decide more than position — the fourth of 12 Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenges will be contested as well.
Pruett, Green manage tricky track to claim provisional No. 1s at New England Nationals
The first day of qualifying at the NHRA New England Nationals was hot and muggy, creating quite the challenge for crew chiefs in the nitro categories. The threat of wet weather in the later hours bumped Friday's single session up by several hours, and Leah Pruett (Top Fuel) and Chad Green (Funny Car) had the best-prepared cars to claim respective provisional No. 1 qualifier awards.
NHRA New England Nationals Friday photo gallery
NHRA National Dragster photographers captured the action on Friday at the NHRA New England Nationals
Perspective and patience are key in Tony Schumacher's Top Fuel journey
Eight championships and 86 national event wins don't fade from memory quickly, and the competition is certainly not wondering what's wrong with Tony Schumacher. Although he hasn't yet nabbed a trophy this year, Top Fuel's most winning driver is confident in his team and comfortable in the knowledge that their time will come.
After win, Funny Car’s Tim Wilkerson aiming for continued success in Epping
The first five Funny Car events of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series belonged to Matt Hagan and Robert Hight, but Tim Wilkerson changed that in Chicago, and he’ll look to keep rolling this weekend at the 10th annual NHRA New England Nationals.
NHRA New England Nationals Friday Preview
This weekend marks the 10-year anniversary of the first NHRA New England Nationals, and the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to Epping for a celebration highlighted by thunderous Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars. The staging lanes at New England Dragway will soon be stacked with nitro-burning beasts ready to run for trophies.
NHRA Pro Mod drivers eager for Epping debut
It’s another first-time opportunity for drivers in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, as the category powers into New England Dragway as part of this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals.
Tricky Tipster: NHRA New England Nationals
As the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour makes its annual stop at historic New England Dragway, Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s longtime in-house odds guru, has elected to go with Brittany Force and Ron Capps as the early favorites.