John Force Racing Came Out Strong in Ohio
The John Force Racing drivers continue to lead the PEAK team with both John and Brittany Force advancing to the semifinals in Sunday’s event in Norwalk, Ohio. Check out all the race highlights below.
Brittany Force leaves Norwalk, Ohio now sitting third in the NHRA Top Fuel standings after a semifinal finish at Summit Motorsports Park. Starting race day from the number one qualifying spot, Force defeated Lex Joon and Billy Torrence before her dragster overpowered the track near the finish line in the semifinals against Steve Torrence.
In Funny Car, PEAK’s John Force defeated longtime rival Cruz Pedregon in the opening round and reigning Funny Car world champion J.R. Todd in the second round. Force then faced Bob Tasca III in a rematch of last weekend’s Thunder Valley Nationals finals but could not advance out of the semifinals against Tasca.
Robert Hight had an early first-round exit on Sunday after dropping cylinders against J.R. Todd while Austin Prock lost a close first round match up to Terry McMillen in Top Fuel.
The John Force Racing team will head to Epping, NH, July 5-7 for the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
NASCAR CUP SERIES
Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway to score his 23rd career victory. Truex led three times for 59 of the 90 laps, including the final 24, holding off Busch by 1.861 seconds at the finish.
Ryan Blaney finished third followed by Matt DiBenedetto with his best career Cup Series finish. Stage 2 winner Denny Hamlin drove from 26th to fifth after a bad pit stop in the final stage of the race.
PEAK’s Clint Bowyer finished 11th after battling back from a loose wheel on his first pitstop that put him back in 33rd early in the race. The finish was Bowyer’s 10th top-11 of the season.
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The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule will be Sunday, June 30th at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.
FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen finished 17th in Sunday’s French Grand Prix while teammate Romain Grosjean retired six laps shy of the checkered flag in the eighth round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet. The result leaves the Haas F1 Team in ninth position in the constructor’s championship with 16 points, one behind eighth-place Toro Rosso and 16 ahead of 10th-place Williams.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton scored the victory for his 79th career win finishing 18.056 seconds ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas and Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who took the final podium position.
The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship resumes with next weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, June 30th at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES
More than fifteen thousand fans gathered Sunday afternoon at the Miguel E. Abed Autodrome, in Amozoc, Puebla, to watch Rubén García Jr. hold off Xavi Razo and Irwin Vences for the win in the fifth race of the 2019 NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series.
García Jr, now a three-time winner this season, gave a clear sign to the competition that he is the driver to beat in this season’s championship. Chihuahua will host the next NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series event on July 13th.
DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES
The next event for the Clint Bowyer Racing team will be Friday, June 28th in Taswell, Tennessee.
eNASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE iRACING SERIES
The series moves to Chicagoland Speedway for week ten on Tuesday, June 25th.