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Aug

06

The GOAT Gets Win #150!

John Force makes history as he claims his 150th NHRA National Event win Sunday in Seattle!  Check out all the race highlights below.

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John Force applied an exclamation point to his historic career as he drove his PEAK PERFORMANCE Chevrolet Camaro to his 150th victory at the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, Washington. That’s a remarkable accomplishment for someone who didn’t earn his first NHRA victory until he was 38 years old and whose first 50 races on the NHRA circuit produced no wins and 17 DNQs.

Race day began for John Force with an opening round victory over Jim Campbell, then Robert Hight and Jack Beckman on the way to the final against Ron Capps.  In the final, Force sped through the traps in 3.971 seconds at 320.58 mph for the win over Capps.

Force’s latest milestone was made all the sweeter as he shared the podium with rookie Top Fuel driver and teammate Austin Prock.  Prock, the son of championship tuner Jimmy Prock and grandson to drag race legend Tom Prock, secured his first NHRA victory by taking out a slew of veteran racers including Leah Pritchett, Clay Millican, Mike Salinas and runaway point leader Steve Torrence in the final round.

Robert Hight advanced to the second round where he was defeated by John Force while Brittany Force also advanced to the second round, coming up short to Shawn Reed.

The John Force Racing team will resume in Brainerd, Minnesota on August 15th.

NASCAR CUP SERIES

Martin Truex Jr. chased pole winner Chase Elliot but could not catch the defending race winner at the Watkins Glen, New York road course Sunday afternoon.  Elliott took the win 0.454 seconds ahead of Truex for his second victory of the season.  Elliott also swept the first and second stages, leading 80 of the 90 laps, surrendering the top spot only during pit stop cycles.

Truex, who led a lap by pitting one lap later than Elliott on Lap 60, couldn’t mount a serious threat to overtake the winner in the closing laps.  Denny Hamlin finished the race in third, followed by Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney who rounded out the top five.

PEAK’s Clint Bowyer finished 20th after a flat tire on lap 62 forced him to make an unscheduled pit stop.

Clint HERE for race highlights.

The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is Sunday, August 11th at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen brought home a 13th-place finish in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest while teammate Romain Grosjean retired 19 laps from the finish with a water pressure issue.  With the result the team sits ninth in the constructors’ championship with 26 points.

Lewis Hamilton made a late-race pass of polesitter Max Verstappen to score his 81st career victory.  Verstappen finished second while Sebastian Vettel rounded out the podium in third.

The Formula One teams now embark on their annual summer break with the next event the Belgian Grand Prix on September 1st at Circuit Spa-Francorchamps.

NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES

More than twenty thousand fans gathered in Querétaro to witness Salvador de Alba Jr. take home the victory in Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series race.  Irwin Vences and Rubén Rovelo rounded out the podium.

At the start, José Luis Ramírez lead from the pole and remained in the lead for the first half of the race.  Then Rubén Rovelo and Irwin Vences closed in and began an intense duel with the three drivers exchanging the lead.  As the race came to close, Salvador de Alba Jr. joined the group, taking the lead which he held to the finish.

The next event on the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will be in San Luis Potosí on September 1st.

DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES

The next event for the Clint Bowyer Racing Drivers is the North/South Shootout August 8-10 in Union, Kentucky.

eNASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE iRACING SERIES

The next event on the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series will be at the Michigan International Speedway on Tuesday, August 6th.

Luke Jago

August 06, 2019

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