Race Weekend Recap – 10-12-15

  • October 12, 2015


October 9-10, Memphis, TN

Nitro Jam Season Finale Tops the IHRA Record Books at Memphis International Raceway

The final race of the 2015 International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season was at Memphis International Raceway was filled with excitement and suspense. The Summit Racing Equipment World Finals featuring Nitro Jam produced two world records, championship runs and a first-time winner in the series. Jason Rupert was looking to defend his AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive world championship title against Mike McIntire Jr. heading into Memphis International Raceway. The veteran driver not only claimed the championship, he won the final race of the year while breaking the ET world record in the process. Read more >

Hendrick Motorsports


October 11, Concord, NC

Gordon starts Contender Round with a top-10

Jeff Gordon began his Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a top-10 finish. What was scheduled as a Saturday night race was postponed due to inclement weather, and on a sunny Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Gordon finished eighth in the Bank of America 500. His fellow Chase driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not as fortunate, as contact with the wall sent him multiple laps down and he ultimately finished 28th. Teammates Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne saw their races end prematurely, as both were forced to head to the garage prior to the checkered flag waving. Johnson was scored 39th, while Kahne was scored 43rd. Joey Logano took home the win. Read more >


Lucas Oil – Joon Maeng


October 10, Baldwin Park, CA

Joon Maeng of Lucas Oil appeared at the Irwindale Speedway – Drag Strip over the weekend on October 10th. This year was a big learning curve with the new Lucas Oil Mav TV Protect The Harvest BMW Z4 chassis. The team has learned the ins and outs of the vehicle and are happy to have learned so much about every component of the Z4. See more >