On Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tennessee, John Force’s first round victory came from the number six qualifying position, as he dispatched veteran Del Worsham after a tight race. Force then lost in the second round after losing a cylinder which caused the PEAK car to slide over the centerline, an automatic disqualification.
Robert Hight made one of the best passes of race day and the quickest run of the first round to defeat Jeff Diehl. Hight slowed a tick in the second round and lost by 0.045 seconds to eventual race winner Ron Capps.
Courtney Force, who extended her streak of qualifying in the top half to 35 consecutive races, took out J.R. Todd in the first round. Force struggled in the heat of the day and came up 0.041 seconds short in the second round to event runner up Jack Beckman.
Brittany Force won in the first round for the fourth consecutive race. She made a solid run to best Terry McMillen and then ran into eventual race winner Clay Millican in the second round, and Millican got the win with a run of 4.011 at 294.18 mph to her 4.060-second pass at 267.85 mph.
The JFR cars will race at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals next weekend in Norwalk, Ohio.
NASCAR CUP SERIES
In Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway, Kyle Larson used a series of exceptional restarts to win his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season and his second in a row, dating to last August, at the two-mile track in the Irish Hills.
With a strong push from Ryan Blaney in the bottom lane during a restart on Lap 186 of 200, Larson, the polesitter, cleared Kyle Busch for the lead through the first two corners and stayed out front the rest of the way to win for the third time in his career. Larson got to the finish line .993 seconds ahead of second place finisher, Chase Elliott.
Rounding out the top five were Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Jamie McMurray.
Notable PEAK drivers including Matt Kenseth finished 11th, Daniel Suarez 24th and Clint Bowyer 26th.
Click HERE to see highlights from the race in Michigan.
Next up, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Sonoma Raceway this Sunday, June 25th.
NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES
The next race on the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will be held June 25 at the Autodromo de León.
NASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE SERIES POWERED BY iRACING
Cody Byus broke a long winless streak and won his first NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series race at Pocono Raceway on Tuesday night, surviving a green-white-checkered restart that wound up with over half the field, including championship frontrunner Ray Alfalla, crashing on the Long Pond straightaway.
Alex Bergeron negotiated the race’s wreck-filled conclusion to finish second with HERCULINER driver Corey Vincent coming home third while Logan Clampitt and Zack Novak rounded out the top five.
Next race on the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series will be the first visit to Sonoma Raceway on Tuesday, June 27th.
DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES
Mike Marlar made a clean sweep of the Dirt Late Model Series racing action Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Marlar set fast time, won his heat race, and took the top spot in the feature.
Dennis Erb Jr. charged from his ninth starting spot to finish second, followed by Brandon Overton, who led the first 13 laps of the 60-lap main event. Defending race winner, PEAK’s Darrell Lanigan took fourth over Kyle Bronson who finished fifth.
Completing the top ten were Josh Richards, Earl Pearson Jr., PEAK’s Don O’Neal, Jack Sullivan, and Scott
PEAK driver Don O’Neal sits fourth and Darrell Lanigan sixth in series standings heading into the next race.
Click HERE to see the recap from the weekend’s races.
Dirt Series racing continues July 1st at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Ohio.