Race Weekend Results – 6-15-15
Don Schumacher Racing
Sunday was officially the U.S. Army’s 240th birthday celebration and Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher and team provided the ultimate present by driving to a resounding victory in the third annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire.
From his No. 1 qualifier position – the series-record 78th of his career – the eight-time and defending Top Fuel world champion battled all the way to the final round yesterday, where he ousted Larry Dixon for his 79th career event title, his second of the season, his second in a row at New England Dragway, and his milestone 75th career win for Army Racing. See full article here.
Sunday was a stop-and-go race day due to rain and red flags but despite this, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took control and earned a second-place result in the weather-shortened event at Michigan International Speedway. No. 88 team crew chief Greg Ives – a Michigan native – was that close to Victory Lane at his home track, but the race was called after 138 laps were completed. See full article here.
John Force Racing
John Force rose to the occasion on Sunday at the 3rd annual New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire and came up big when it mattered the most. Facing Tommy Johnson Jr., the No. 1 qualifier and arguably the most consistent Funny Car on the property, Force raced his Peak Antifreeze and Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS to victory. See full article here.
Team Kalitta saw both of their Toyota Racing Camrys move to the quarterfinals early on Sunday in Epping, New Hampshire for the tenth event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the New England Nationals.
Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, started off qualifying with a bang. His 4.073 second pass was the best in the first round on Friday. Worsham walked away with three bonus points and the opportunity to really go for the hero run in evening session. That pass did not stick but the two Saturday passes were consistent and with conditions promising to be similar on Sunday, the entire DHL team was prepared for racing. See full article here.