On Sunday, Robert Hight broke through with his first victory of the season at the Mile-High Nationals in Denver, Colorado. Hight beat Todd Simpson, Jack Beckman, Cruz Pedregon and Tommy Johnson Jr. to earn his 38th career win, and his fourth at Denver. He has now won at least one race in each of his 13 seasons as a Funny Car driver.
Courtney Force started the Western Swing on the right foot, speeding to the number one qualifying spot at Bandimere Speedway. But Force bowed out of the race too early when her Chevrolet Camaro SS struggled off the starting line and shut off before the finish line in round one.
John Force qualified number two in Denver but Force dropped a cylinder during his first-round race and slowed to a pass of 4.339 seconds at 247.66, ending his day early.
In Top Fuel, Brittany Force pushed herself to the semifinals marking a solid start to the Western Swing. Force beat Terry McMillen and points leader Steve Torrence before falling to eventual winner Antron Brown in the semifinals.
In Super Stock, Dan Fletcher continued his winning ways in Denver. Fletcher tallied his 101st career victory just two weeks after breaking into the 100 win club as he defeated Justin Jenkins in the finals. The win moves Fletcher one step closer to moving into the second spot on the all-time win list, only four wins from tying Frank Manzo for second.
The NHRA teams head to Sonoma, California for the Sonoma Nationals next weekend, the second stop on the West Coast Swing.
NASCAR CUP SERIES
Kasey Kahne snatched an improbable victory at the Brickyard this weekend. This was Kahne’s first win of 2017, his first in Indianapolis and his 18th career win. With a phenomenal restart in the second overtime of Sunday’s Brickyard 400, Kahne cleared race leader Brad Keselowski through the first two corners and crossed the overtime line on the backstretch before NASCAR called the record 14th caution of the race. Rounding out the top-five were Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman, Joey Logano and PEAK’s Matt Kenseth, respectively.
Other notable PEAK driver finishes include Daniel Suarez in seventh and Clint Bowyer who finished 30th after suffering an accident.
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Up next for the NASCAR Cup Series is a trip to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Sunday, July 30th.
NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES
The next NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series race will be held on August 6th at Autodromo Moisés Solana de Pachuca.
NASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE SERIES POWERED BY iRACING
Ryan Luza scored a series-leading third win of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze season, passing PEAK’s Michael Conti with only three laps remaining at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Conti, who had taken the lead from Matt Bussa with 25 laps to go, attempted to run down Luza for one last desperate attempt at a pass before a caution flag waved with two laps remaining, sealing the finishing order.
Ray Alfalla finished third, an excellent rebound after being spun around by Bussa with only 46 laps to go. Bussa faded to fourth while PJ Stergios finished fifth after starting thirty-ninth.
The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 1st. With just two more races before the playoffs, a fierce battle is shaping-up for the final spots among the top eight who will qualify for the post-season.
DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES
On Tuesday, July 18th, in the Dirt Late Model Series’ first-ever visit to the Dakotas, Scott Bloomquist survived several challenges to win at Brown County Speedway. Josh Richards came from the ninth starting spot to finish second with Tim McCreadie, who led most of the laps, ultimately came home in third. With his sixth win of the year, Bloomquist now has 584 career victories. Bloomquist took the lead for good with nine laps to go from McCreadie and then had to hold off a hard-charging Richards at the end. Completing the top five were Hudson O’Neal and Brandon Sheppard.
On Saturday, Tim McCreadie took the lead on lap 21 and never looked back as he went on to the biggest win of his career on Saturday night at I-80 Speedway. McCreadie earned $53,000 for his win in the Silver Dollar Nationals. It was his fourth Dirt Late Model Series win of the season.
PEAK’s Don O’Neal, last year’s winner, finished tenth and his PEAK teammate, Darrell Lanigan, trailed directly behind in 11th.
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Next up the Dirt Late Model Series heads to Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on July 25th.