Brittany Force advances to final round
|Brittany Force advanced to her first Top Fuel final round of the season Sunday at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Check out all the other race highlights below.|
Brittany Force finished runner-up at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon. Force advanced to the final quad, coming in second to Mike Salinas, while defeating Doug Kalitta and Clay Millican.
In Funny Car, John Force and the BlueDEF Chevy Camaro Funny Car SS team had a consistent weekend but fell short in what was a competitive second-round quad as he was bettered by Tommy Johnson Jr. and Jack Beckman.
Robert Hight and Austin Prock’s weekend both ended in the first quad in Funny Car and Top Fuel respectively.
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continues next weekend, April 12-14th with the NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.
NASCAR CUP SERIES
Kyle Busch overcame an early wreck during Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway to win his 54th career cup series event and third of the season. Busch patiently worked his way back through the field and during a caution with 25 laps remaining, chose track position over fresh tires to put him in a position to win.
Busch, along with older brother Kurt, Daniel Suarez, and Paul Menard stayed out to restart first through fourth with 14 laps remaining. At the finish, Kurt Busch held on for second, followed by a charging Joey Logano in third. Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.
PEAK’s Clint Bowyer finished seventh after leading five times for 24 laps. Bowyer’s bid for victory ended when he and Joey Logano made contact as they battled for second with 60 laps remaining. The cut tire sent Bowyer into the wall then to pit road for repairs, before battling back to finish seventh.
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The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Richmond 400 on Saturday, April 13th at Richmond Raceway in Virginia.
FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship resumes with the Chinese Grand Prix on April 14th at Shanghai International Circuit.
NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES
The series moves to the Súper Óvalo Chiapas for the next race on Sunday, May 5th.
DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES
Ross Bailes won Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. The 29-year-old, South Carolina native led all 50 laps, holding off a late race charge from runner-up Donald McIntosh and Jimmy Owens. Jonathan Davenport and Dale McDowell rounded out the top five while PEAK’s Josh Richards finished eight.
Saturday night, Jonathan Davenport conquered the red clay oval for his fourth victory of the season in Chatsworth, Georgia. Davenport took control on lap 20, then led the rest of the way. In the closing laps, Davenport battled the Clint Bowyer Racing teammates, Don O’Neal and Josh Richards with O’Neal having his best finish of the season in second with Richards finishing third.
The Dirt Late Model teams resume this Thursday, April 11th in Chillicothe, Ohio, followed by stops in Hartford, Ohio, Hagerstown, Maryland, and Port Royal, Pennsylvania Friday through Sunday. Josh Richards is currently in fifth position while Don O’Neal is seventh in the series standings.
eNASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE iRACING SERIES
Richmond Raceway will host the next series event on Tuesday, April 9th.