Race Weekend Recap – 8-24-15

  • August 24, 2015

Don Schumacher Racing

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BECKMAN, INFINITE HERO DODGE FALL SHORT OF SIXTH MELLO YELLO TITLE, LEAVE BRAINERD WITH E.T. RECORD BONUS AND FUNNY CAR POINTS LEAD

8.23.15, Brainerd, MN

Jack Beckman and the Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car team led by crew chief Jimmy Prock with assistants John Medlen and Chris Cunningham didn’t leave Brainerd International Raceway Sunday with the prized winner’s trophy, but the Don Schumacher Racing team certainly didn’t go home empty handed. Read more >

Hendrick Motorsports

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Race Recap: Johnson earns top-five finish at Bristol

8.22.15, Bristol, TN

Jimmie Johnson led his teammates to the checkered flag, finishing fourth under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned another top-10 finish in the ninth position. Behind him was Kasey Kahne, finishing 16th. After trouble that led Jeff Gordon to make two unscheduled pit stops, he crossed the finish line 20th. Joey Logano took home the win. Read more >

John Force Racing

AUTO CLUB’S ROBERT HIGHT WINS BRAINERD; CLINCHES LAST SPOT IN TRAXXAS SHOOTOUT

8.23.15, Brainerd, MN

When it came to crunch time Robert Hight and the Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team did not get over-confident or complacent at the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals today at Brainerd International Raceway. As the No. 6 qualifier Hight had to work his way through a tough trio of drivers to reach his 54th career final round against Tommy Johnson Jr. From the second round to the winner’s circle Hight drove his Chevy Funny Car quicker and faster than he had in his career and he got the win with a solid 3.956 seconds in front of Johnson Jr’s 4.130 second run. Read more >

Kalitta Motorsports

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Kalitta best in tough weekend for Team Kalitta in Brainerd

8.23.15, Brainerd, MN

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, advanced to the quarterfinals earlier today at the NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.

Kalitta had a rough Friday qualifying effort, and sat outside of the top twelve heading into Saturday. However, Kalitta stepped up in a big way in what ended up as the final qualifying session. With impending weather, Jim Oberhofer was not shy with the tune-up. He sent Kalitta down the track with a 3.740 second run at nearly 320mph. That moved Kalitta all the way inside the top five and with a final ranking of third heading into Sunday. Kalitta’s first opponent would be Wayne Newby, who was making his first career start for Rapisarda Autosport. Read more >