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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday Photo Gallery

Sights and scenes from an epic final day of the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Sights and scenes from an epic final day of the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.   The Darrell Gwynn “Track Walk for those who can’t” attracted a large number of NHRA pro racers including current Mello Yello…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Sunday results: Final

After celebrating his fiancee Randi Lynn Shipp's Stock Eliminator win on Saturday night, Bo Butner goes the distance in Pro Stock on Sunday for his second win of the season.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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Bo Butner never really contemplated retiring from drag racing, but he did briefly consider leaving the Pro Stock class. At this point, his rivals would likely support that decision. Butner, the 2017 Mello Yello Pro Stock champion, won for the second…
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Gainesville Top Fuel Sunday results: Final

Richie Crampton scored his second straight Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals victory, stopping Clay Millican in the final round with a holeshot effort.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Richie Crampton
Richie Crampton scored his second straight Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals victory, stopping Clay Millican in the final round with a holeshot effort. Crampton’s DHL machine left first, .042 to 058, and stayed ahead of Millican’s Parts Plus…
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Gainesville Funny Car Sunday results: Final

Robert Hight won for the second time in three races this season to build upon his points lead, defeating Tim Wilkerson, whose mount faltered just off the starting line.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Robert Hight won for the second time in three races this season to build upon his points lead, defeating Tim Wilkerson, whose mount faltered just off the starting line. Hight’s win was also his fourth in the past eight years at the Gatornationals…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Motorcycle Sunday results: Final

Andrew Hines extracts revenge on Harley-Davidson teammate Eddie Krawiec with a dominating win at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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Going an entire season without a win clearly didn't sit well with five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Andrew Hines so he decided to do something about it. In one of the most inspired performances of his career, Hines earned his 49th career win…
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Skillman prevails in epic Factory Stock Showdown battle

Fresh out of Pro Stock, Drew Skillman wasted no time finding the winner’s circle in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
17 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Factory stock
Weary of sleepless nights and anxiety-filled days in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock class, Drew Skillman has traded those for well, the same ultra-competitive atmosphere that now permeates the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown. Accompanied by his…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Motorcycle Sunday results: Semifinals

For the third-straight year, Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson teammates Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec will meet to decide the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals Pro Stock Motorcycle final.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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Andrew Hines is one round away from ending a winless drought that goes back more than a year. The problem is that in order to do it, he'll have to go through his Harley-Davidson teammate, Eddie Krawiec, who hasn't lost a round in Gainesville since…
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Gainesville Funny Car Sunday results: Semifinals

Tim Wilkerson will have the chance to win the Gatornationals for the second time, but he’ll have to climb a tall hurdle in Robert Hight to get it done.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Tim Wilkerson
Tim Wilkerson will have the chance to win the Gatornationals for the second time, but he’ll have to climb a tall hurdle in Robert Hight to get it done. Wilk ran his second straight 3.8-second pass, a 3.896 to beat Jack Beckman and even their head…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Sunday results: Semifinals

Bo Butner and Alex Laughlin will race for the Pro Stock title at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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Bo Butner advanced to his second final round of the year in Pro Stock and he needed only an 8.10 E.T. to do it. Butner got a free pass after low qualifier Rodger Brogdon left before the Tree was activited and red-lighted. Butner will attempt to join…
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Gainesville Top Fuel Sunday results: Semifinals

Clay Millican and Richie Crampton will face off in the Top Fuel final in Gainesville after advancing through the final-four pairing with victories over Doug Kalitta and T.J. Zizzo.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Clay Millican
The Clay Millican-Mike Kloeber reunion is already paying dividends in their third race together after a long break as the Tennessean will compete for the Gatornationals title after beating Doug Kalitta. Millican’s run was in peril early when his…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Motorcycle Sunday results: E2

Three of the top four qualifiers advanced to the semifinals or Pro Stock Motorcycle, but Matt Smith wasn't one of them.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
eddiek
Three of the top four qualifiers advanced to the semifinals or Pro Stock Motorcycle, but Matt Smith wasn't one of them. The reigning world champ's Denso EBR sat silent on the starting line while opponent Joey Gladstone blasted to the semifinals.…
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Gainesville Funny Car Sunday results: E2

Jack Beckman beat his teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. by just .007-second on a holeshot to advance to the semifinals for the second time this season.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman beat his teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. by just .007-second on a holeshot to advance to the semifinals for the second time this season. Beckman’s 3.898 beat Johnson’s 3.892 thanks to a .063 to 069 reaction-time advantage. Low qualifier…
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Gainesville Top Fuel Sunday results: E2

T.J. Zizzo, who surprised everyone by qualifying low on Friday, dropped more jaws with his wheelstanding Rust-Oleium dragster when he dropped low qualifier Brittany Force on a holeshot to reach his second career semifinal.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
TJ Zizzo
T.J. Zizzo, who surprised everyone by qualifying low on Friday, dropped more jaws with his wheelstanding Rust-Oleium dragster when he dropped low qualifier Brittany Force on a holeshot to reach his second career semifinal. Zizzo’s 3.764 beat…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Sunday results: E2

Thirty years after his first and only Pro Stock win in Gainesville, Kenny Delco returns to the semifinals.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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Kenny Delco, the 1990 Gatornationals Pro Stock champ, reached the semifinals for the 12th time in his career following a 6.555 to 6.610 win against Shane Tucker in an action packed quarterfinal round. Delco’s path to the final round will go through…
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Crampton, Hight, Butner, and Hines strike gold at 50th Amalie Gatornationals

The 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was an historic event with Richie Crampton, Robert Hight, Bo Butner, and Andrew Hines earning hard-fought pro titles.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Winners
As the winners of the historic 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Richie Crampton, Robert Hight, Bo Butner, and Andrew Hines are now the proud owners of a special edition gold Wally trophy.  Crampton won in Gainesville for the…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Motorcycle Sunday results: E1

Pro Stock Motorcycle season offically kicks off; favorites, Hines, Krawiec, Smith, and Arana Jr. advance to round two.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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Andrew Hines is still looking for his first 200-mph run, but he managed to open the new season with a round win over Cory Reed. Hines, the low qualifier, set the pace in round one with a 6.781 to hold off Cory Reed’s EBR. Reigning Mello Yello world…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Sunday results: E1

Greg Anderson scores milestone 800th Pro Stock round win; upsets take out favorites Jeg Coughlin, Erica Enders, and Matt Hartford.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
anderson
It came a bit later than expected, but Greg Anderson is finally on the scoreboard after his first round win of the 2019 season. Anderson wheeled his Summit Camaro to a victory over Alan Prusiensky’s Dodge, a win that surely helped take the sting out…
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Gainesville Funny Car Sunday results: E1

Seven of the eight first-round winners (and three of the losers) ran in the three-second zone and none was happier than Tommy Johnson, who bounced back after blowing the body off Saturday night.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Tommy Johnson Jr. and crew chief John Collins didn’t have the quickest of a flurry of three-second passes in the opening round, but after blowing the body off Saturday night, they were happy to light the win light with a 3.93 against John Smith.…
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Gainesville Top Fuel Sunday results: E1

Defending event champ Richie Crampton extended his Gainesville Raceway win streak to five rounds with his first round-win of the season in the Kalitta/DHL machine while Steve Torrence took low e.t. away from Brittany Force to highlight a strong first round.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Richie Crampton
Defending event champ Richie Crampton extended his Gainesville Raceway win streak to five rounds with his first round-win of the season in the Kalitta/DHL machine. Low qualifier Brittany Force also got on the scoreboard, beating a troubled Chris…
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Hitting her stride, Brittany Force is eager, ready to regain championship form

It’s a new year with a new sponsor, a new crew chief, and a new teammate for Brittany Force, and the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champion couldn’t be more ready to reassert herself, and qualifying No. 1 at the Gatornationals is a good sign that she’s ready.
17 Mar 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
It’s a new year with a new sponsor, a new crew chief, and a new teammate for Brittany Force, and the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champion couldn’t be more ready to reassert herself, and qualifying No. 1 at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals…
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Jianna Salinas eager to learn the ropes in Pro Stock Motorcycle

Jianna Salinas, the newest member of the Scrappers Racing team, made her Pro Stock Motorcycle debut in Gainesville.
17 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
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Jianna Salinas laughs now, but she remembers with a bit of trepidation the first time she actually sat on a Pro Stock Motorcycle. Exactly one year ago at Gainesville Raceway, Jianna, the youngest daughter of Scrappers Top Fuel driver Mike Salinas,…
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Meyer, Bellemeur, Bourgeois lead Sportsman winners at Gatornationals

Megan Meyer and Sean Bellemeur scored alcohol-class wins Sunday to join the list of Saturday winners in final eliminations at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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On Saturday night, final eliminations for the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals were held and eight Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions were crowned. The Alcohol Dragster and Alcohol Funny car finals were completed Sunday.…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday preview

Welcome to Raceday at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, where the remaining champions of the third race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season will be crowned.
17 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Gainesville
Welcome to Raceday at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, where the remaining champions of the third race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season will be crowned. The NHRA raced into the evening Saturday to…
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Gainesville Funny Car Saturday results: Q4

Robert Hight collected his 63rd career No. 1 spot in Funny Car, wheeling his Auto Club Chevy to a 3.868 in the final session to reassert his dominance.
16 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Robert Hight collected his 63rd career No. 1 spot in Funny Car, wheeling his Auto Club Chevy to a 3.868 in the final session to reassert his dominance. Hight and crew chiefs Jimmy Prock and Chris Cunningham earned bonus points in three of four…
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Gainesville Top Fuel Saturday results: Q4

Brittany Force powered to her 11th career No. 1 start, running a strong 3.6870 to deny Mike Salinas (pictured) what would have been just his second career pole position.
16 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
Brittany Force powered to her 11th career No. 1 start, running a strong 3.6870 to deny Mike Salinas what would have been just his second career pole position. Reigning world champ Steve Torrence looked for all the world to be on the way to yet…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Saturday results: Q4

Rodger Brogdon locked up his second pole in three races; Matt Hartford (pictured) also impressed in the final Pro Stock qualifying session.
16 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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With a pair of 6.4-second runs, Rodger Brogdon earned the top spot in Pro Stock for the second time in three races this season and the third time in his career. In front of a packed house, Brogdon ran 6.490 and 6.498 in his Elite Performance-powered…
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Gainesville Pro Stock Motorcycle Saturday results: Q4

No 200, but Hines blasts to new E.T. record to claim Gainesville pole; Smith vs. Smith highlights round one pairings.
16 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
hines
Andrew Hines went to extraordinary lengths to earn a spot in the Denso 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle club but was forced to settle for a new elapsed time record of 6.720 seconds and the pole position for the 43rd time in his career. Hines shut off…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Saturday Photo Gallery

The 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is shaping up to be one of NHRA's most memorable events; here are some of the highlights from an action-packed Saturday.
16 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Gainesville
The 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is shaping up to be one of NHRA's most memorable events; here are some of the highlights from an action-packed Saturday. To suggest that Saturday's crowd in Gainesville was…
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Hight goes three-for-three in qualifying; Force, Brogdon, and Hines also lead in Gainesville

Robert Hight scored his third straight No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car while low qualifier honors at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals also went to Brittany Force, Rodger Brogdon, and Andrew Hines.
16 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Robert Hight accomplished a rare feat by driving to his third-straight low qualifying spot in Funny Car to start the 2019 season. Hight's teammate, Brittany Force also claimed the top spot in Top Fuel while Roger Brogdon claimed the top seed in Pro…
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Gainesville Funny Car Saturday results: Q3

Three Funny Cars broke into the 3.8-second zone as qualifying resumed under cool and cloudy skies. Tommy Johnson Jr. leads qualifying with one session left after charting a 3.896 in the Make A Wish Hellcat Charger.
16 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Three Funny Cars broke into the 3.8-second zone as qualifying resumed under cool and cloudy skies. Tommy Johnson Jr. leads qualifying with one session left after charting a 3.896 in the Make A Wish Hellcat Charger. Johnson, who made his NHRA…
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