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Robert Hight became the quickest Funny Car driver in history on Friday night and the first to break the magic 3.7 second barrier in a Funny Car.  Check out the rest of the race results from your favorite team below.

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Robert Hight left Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota with the national elapsed time record, second place in the Funny Car points standings and his 400th elimination round victory after taking out Dale Creasy in round one.  A bizarre semifinal match resulted in Hight’s six-round win streak coming to an end after double-stepping the throttle, which cost him a victory over Tommy Johnson, Jr.

John Force qualified number three and won his first two rounds in Brainerd before narrowly falling in the semifinals to eventual race winner Alexis DeJoria by two thousandths of a second.

Courtney Force put together a strong performance after advancing to the quarterfinals by defeating Del Worsham in round one and coming up short to Tommy Johnson Jr. in the second round.

Brittany Force dropped a close second-round match in Top Fuel after qualifying number two against Antron Brown.

The JFR teams will test this week in preparation for the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis on September 1-4.
NASCAR CUP SERIES

Kyle Busch held off rookie Erik Jones to complete a sweep of all-three major NASCAR touring series with a win Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.  In winning the NASCAR Cup Series main event, Busch capped a long weekend that saw him win Wednesday’s Truck Series event and Friday’s XFINITY Series race.

Busch crossed the finish line 1.422 seconds ahead of Jones, who will join him as a teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing next year.  JGR drivers Denny Hamlin and PEAK’s Matt Kenseth finished third and fourth respectively.  Kurt Busch rounded out the top five.

Notable PEAK driver Daniel Suarez finished 15th while Clint Bowyer finished 19th.

Click HERE for highlights from the Bristol race.

The NASCAR drivers now have a weekend off before heading to Darlington, South Carolina Labor Day weekend for the next race on September 3rd.

NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES

Irwin Vences took the win Sunday at the Chedraui 120 at the Autodromo Ecocentro de Querétaro in Mexico.  Héctor Aguirre and to Abraham Calderón rounded out the top three and completed the podium.

PEAK’s Enrique Baca finished the race in 22nd position.

Rodrigo Rejón won the NASCAR PEAK Challenge category, followed by Fabián Welter and Grupo Jurado.  The next stop on the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series tour will take place on September 10th in Guadalajara.

NASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE SERIES POWERED BY iRACING

PEAK driver Michael Conti snapped a winless streak that dated back to August 2014 by winning the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Tuesday night. The former series champion started fifth and was strong all evening, leading 57 of 125 laps.

Conti outdueled polesitter Zack Novak, who spent 50 laps at the point before falling to Conti on pit strategy on the last run.  Logan Clampitt finished third, followed by Taylor Hurst and Dylan Duval rounded out the top five.

Michigan also marked the end of the regular season, and the top eight drivers in the standings will now do battle in the first ever NPAS playoffs. Ryan Luza will lead the eight into the postseason with his three victories, followed by Bobby Zalenski and Ray Alfalla with two each. Novak is seeded fourth with one win. HERCULINER’s Corey Vincent, Marcus Richardson, Logan Clampitt, and Christian Challiner also qualified for the playoffs but have not won a race thus far in 2017.

The playoffs will kick off at Darlington Raceway on August 29th.
DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES

Scott Bloomquist became the first five-time winner of the COMP Cams Topless 100 on Sunday afternoon at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Arkansas.  Bloomquist inherited the lead on lap 66, then led the remaining laps to score the $40,000 victory.  Greg Satterlee took second spot while Dennis Erb, Jr. surged into the top three when several of the frontrunners began having tire issues.

PEAK’s Darrell Lanigan finished sixth while Don O’Neal finished eleventh.

Click HERE for highlights for race highlights.

The CBR drivers will resume their championship chase Friday night in Junction City, Kentucky with Don O’Neal continuing to maintain fourth place in the series standing and Darrell Lanigan currently in seventh.

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August 21, 2017

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