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Semi-Final Appearances for both Robert Hight and Brittany Force

John Force Racing’s Robert Hight continues to extend his Funny Car points lead after another semifinal appearance in Denver Sunday afternoon. Check out all the race highlights below.

NHRA

Robert Hight lead the John Force Racing team with his third semifinal appearance of the season Sunday at the NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Denver.  Teammate Brittany Force also advanced to the semifinals in Top Fuel.

After blasting his way to the number one qualifying position in Funny Car, Hight entered race day with a valuable first round bye.  Hight then advanced past Shawn Langdon in the quarterfinals but came up short to Bob Tasca III in the semifinals.

Making his 775th race day start, Funny Car legend John Force took the win light in the first-round of eliminations against reigning Funny Car world champion, J.R. Todd but came up short to longtime rival Cruz Pedregon in the second round.

In Top Fuel, Brittany Force started race day with a round one win over Mike Salinas and second round victory over Scott Palmer before coming up short to eventual event winner Steve Torrence in the semifinals.  Teammate Austin Prock lost a close race in the opening round to Richie Crampton.

The John Force Racing team heads to Sonoma, California July 26-28 for the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.

NASCAR CUP SERIES

Kevin Harvick was winless in 2019 until he held off Denny Hamlin on older tires to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.  Crew chief Rodney Childers made the winning call to keep Harvick on track with older tires. Hamlin pitted for right-side tires on Lap 266, restarting fourth and quickly moving to second to chase Harvick for the final 29 laps.

On the final lap, Hamlin made a run on Harvick, but Harvick crossed the finish line 0.210 seconds ahead of Hamlin, who had led 113 laps before making his final pit stop.  Erik Jones finished third, followed by Ryan Blaney, and Matt DiBenedetto.

PEAK’s Clint Bowyer finished one lap down in 20th position after fighting a tight handling race car caused by right-front damage early in the race.

Click HERE for the race highlights.

The next NASCAR Cup Series race is at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, July 28th.
FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship resumes July 28th with the German Grand Prix at Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany.

NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES

The next event on the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will be in Querétaro on August 4th.

DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES

PEAK’s Josh Richards stormed to the victory Tuesday night at Brown County Speedway in South Dakota.  Richards started fifth and powered to the lead ahead of Brandon Sheppard on lap 35 en-route to claim his second win of the season.

Tim McCreadie climbed from his eleventh starting position to finish second as he passed Stormy Scott for the runner-up position in the final laps. Brandon Sheppard held on to finish fourth while Jonathan Davenport finished fifth.

The series then moved to Greenwood, Nebraska where Jonathan Davenport cruised to his tenth win of the season in the preliminary race for Saturday night’s Silver Dollar Nationals after taking the lead on lap 34 from Brandon Sheppard.  Devin Moran, Mason Zeigler, and Shannon Babb rounded out the top five.

In Saturday night’s main event, Bobby Pierce scored the win at the Silver Dollar Nationals in Greenwood, Nebraska.  Pierce took the lead from Chris Madden and never looked back. Brandon Sheppard passed Scott Bloomquist late in the race to take third ahead of Bloomquist and hard-charging Dale McDowell who finished fifth.

PEAK’s Josh Richards finished 16th in the main event but remains in second position in the series standings heading into the North/South Shootout August 8-10 in Union, Kentucky.

eNASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE iRACING SERIES

The next event on the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series will be at Pocono Raceway on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Luke Jago

July 22, 2019

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