Race Weekend Recap – 11-16-15

  • November 18, 2015

Kalitta Motorsports

Worsham wins Championship, Auto Club Finals

Nov 15, Pomona, CA

Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, is your 2015 NHRA Mello Yello World Champion and winner of the final race of the year: the Auto Club Finals. He secured the championship by defeating Jack Beckman in the semi-final round of the Auto Club Finals. In a weekend with record-breaking runs, Worsham came out on top, earning Kalitta Motorsports their first Funny Car championship. This championship makes Worsham the third driver to win a championship in Top Fuel and Funny Car, while delivering Kalitta Motorsports their first title since the late Scott Kalitta won in back-to-back years in 1994 and 1995 in the Top Fuel class. Read more >

http://kalittamotorsports.com/

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Hendrick Motorsports

Earnhardt earns win in rain-shortened Phoenix race

Nov 15, Avondale, AZ

Rain was firmly in the spotlight Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, and by the end of the night, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in Victory Lane. The race was delayed more than six hours due to inclement weather, and ultimately rain cut the event short – but Earnhardt had worked his way to the front of the grid and earned the win. “You like to win them at the checkered flag,” Earnhardt said. “A win’s a win, though.” The win gave Hendrick Motorsports a clean sweep of the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – three consecutive victories. Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon – the other two race-winners in the organization’s current streak – joined Earnhardt in the top 10 in fifth and sixth, respectively. Kasey Kahne earned a 26th-place finish. Read more >

http://www.hendrickmotorsports.com/news/articles/60258/race-recap-earnhardt-earns-win-in-rain-shortened-phoenix-race

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Don Schumacher Racing

2015 NHRA TOP FUEL WORLD CHAMP BROWN, MATCO TOOLS TEAM JUST MISS WINNING THEIR EIGHTH TROPHY IN FINALS AT POMONA

Nov 15, Pomona, CA

Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team opened the big present two weeks ago when they clinched their second the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship and nearly added a pretty bow to it on Sunday.

The seven-time winners in the 2015 season advanced to the championship round of the Auto Club NHRA Nationals at Pomona, Calif., and fell short to defeating Don Schumacher Racing teammate Shawn Langdon in the championship round. Read more >

 

http://www.shoeracing.com/news/2015-nhra-top-fuel-world-champ-brown-matco-tools-team-just-miss-winning-their-eighth-trophy-in-finals-at-pomona

John Force Racing

HIGHT FINISHES 6th, J. FORCE AND B. FORCE FINISH SEASON 7th

Nov 15, Pomona, CA

The 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season ended today at the 51st annual Auto Club Finals in Pomona. Robert Hight finished 6th in the Mello Yello point standings after he raced to the second round before losing to eventual event and Funny Car NHRA world champion Del Worsham. John Force lost in a wild opening round race while Courtney Force lost a close race to Alexis DeJoria in the first round. Brittany Force and the Monster Energy dragster team made their best run of the weekend in a losing effort to Richie Crampton and finished her third season a career best 7th in Top Fuel points. Read more >

http://www.johnforceracing.com/showannouncement-w.cfm?n=1