Team PEAK Sponsorship Update 7.10
|NHRA Sportsman racer, Dan Fletcher, made history Sunday as one of only three drivers to surpass the 100 NHRA national event win mark at this weekend’s event in Joliet, Illinois. Check out the results from your favorite racers below.|
The NHRA teams were in Joliet, Illinois for the Fallen Patriots Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Although it was a rough weekend for the John Force Racing team, PEAK’s Dan Fletcher clinched a career milestone. Fletcher earned the 100th national event victory of his career as he claimed the Super Street title. Fletcher joins PEAK teammate John Force and Frank Manzo as the only drivers to hit the century mark.
In Top Fuel, Brittany Force, the number one qualifier, defeated Luigi Novelli in the first round. However, Force lost a tight race to T.J. Zizzo by.03 seconds in the second round. Force sits sixth in the Top Fuel standings heading into the West Coast Swing.
In Funny Car eliminations, John Force, Courtney Force and Robert Hight were all upset in the first round after solid qualifying efforts including Robert Hight breaking the track record for speed and ET to claim the number one spot in qualifying. Hight currently sits in fourth, Courtney Force in sixth and John Force in seventh in the Funny Car standings heading into Denver.
The next NHRA race will be the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals held in Denver, Colorado on July 21-23.
On Saturday, Martin Truex Jr. beat out Kyle Larson to take the checkered flag at the Kentucky Speedway. It was Truex’s third win of the season and the tenth of his career.
Before Truex could take the white flag signaling the final lap, Kurt Busch’s engine expired, dumping oil on the track. Under the caution, only Truex stayed out, with all other lead-lap cars coming to pit road for fresh tires.
On old rubber and with a hard shove from Larson, Truex surged past Kyle Busch through the first two corners and held the lead until a wreck behind him at the end of the first overtime lap caused the ninth caution of the night and froze the field with Truex in the lead to take the win.
Notable PEAK driver finishes included Clint Bowyer in 13th, Matt Kenseth 17th, and Daniel Suarez 18th.
Click HERE for highlights from Saturday’s race.
Next, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire on Sunday, July 16th.
NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES
The next NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series race will be on July 16th at the Autodromo Internacional de Aguascalientes.
NASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE SERIES POWERED BY iRACING
With the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series playoffs quickly approaching the sim racers head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Tuesday, July 11th.
DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES
It was a busy week of dirt racing this past week. On Thursday, July 6th, Chris Ferguson won his first career Dirt Late Model Series race in his home state of North Carolina. He beat out second place finisher Gregg Satterlee and G.R. Smith whose third-place finish was the best of his career. PEAK’s Don O’Neal finished in 12th and Darrell Lanigan 14th.
Friday night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina, Brandon Overton came from seventh to win his second race of the season. Josh Richards came home second and Jimmy Owens followed in third. PEAK drivers Don O’Neal and Darrell Lanigan finished in sixth and 22nd, respectively.
Saturday night, Jimmy Owens dominated the competition at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. Owens took the lead at the start of the race and did not look back. Rounding out the top five were Brandon Overton, Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, and PEAK’s Darrell Lanigan, respectively. Don O’Neal finished in 23rd in the main event.
Next up for the dirt racers is a trip to Granite City, Illinois at the Tri-City Speedway on July 14th. Josh Richards sits atop the point standings while PEAK drivers Don O’Neal is currently fourth and Darrell Lanigan is seventh.
Click HERE for highlights from the races.