Experts sound off on power, performance, and maintenance

Jul

10

Robert Hight and John Force Maintain Their Lead

Even after a tough finish in Epping, New Hampshire Sunday, Robert Hight and John Force continue to lead the NHRA Funny Car championship standings.  Check out all the race highlights below.

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Robert Hight leaves the NHRA New England Nationals in the Funny Car points lead after a second-round exit in Epping, New Hampshire. His three teammates, John Force, Brittany Force, and Austin Prock all ended their race days in the first round.

In Funny Car, points leader Robert Hight defeated Terry Haddock in the opening round but came up short to Shawn Langdon in the quarterfinals.  John Force lost a close pedalfest with longtime rival Cruz Pedregon in the opening round as both drivers lost traction down track.  The round one loss was Force’s first of the season.

In Top Fuel, Brittany Force lost to Dom Lagana in the opening round while teammate Austin Prock exited after coming up short to eventual event winner Steve Torrence.

The John Force Racing team heads to Denver, Colorado July 19-21 for the NHRA Mile-High Nationals.

NASCAR CUP SERIES

As lightning descended upon Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon, 20-year old Indiana native Justin Haley sat atop the scoreboard as the race was red-flagged 33 laps from the finish.  Two hours later, Haley celebrated as the race was declared official, giving him his first NASCAR Cup win in only his third career start. William Byron and Jimmie Johnson finished second and third followed by Ty Dillon and Ryan Newman who rounded out the top-five.

The finish was set up by a caution on Lap 120 that occurred when the front-running cars of Austin Dillon and PEAK’s Clint Bowyer touched at high speed in Turn 1. In all, 18 cars were collected including front runners Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, and Alex Bowman.  The incident ended Bowyer’s day in 34th position.

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The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Kentucky 400 on Saturday, July 13th in Sparta, Kentucky.

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship resumes July 14th with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit.

NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES

Chihuahua will host the next NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series event on Sunday, July 14th.

DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES

The long holiday weekend saw Wednesday night and Saturday night’s races in Ohio canceled due to rain.  On Thursday night, Mike Marlar ran away with the Independence 50 in Portsmouth, Ohio earning his third win of the season, holding off PEAK’s Josh Richards and Jimmy Owens to the finish.

Friday night, the teams move to Middlebourne, West Virginia where Tyler Erb returned to the winner’s circle, becoming the tenth different winner in as many visits at Tyler County Speedway. The victory didn’t come easy, as PEAK’s Josh Richards and Devin Moran charged after Erb the entire 50-lap distance.

Richard’s back to back runner-up finishes move him to third in the series standings heading into the next event on Saturday, July 13th in Wheatland, Missouri.

eNASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE iRACING SERIES

The eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series resumes at Kentucky Speedway on Tuesday, July 9th.

Luke Jago

July 10, 2019

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