Rain Delays Summernationals NHRA Finals, Moves to U.S. Nationals

Unfortunately, the final rounds of action for the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Raceway were delayed due to rain.

NHRA officials announced the race would be completed during the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, which takes place Sept. 3-6 at Lucas Oil Raceway following a lengthy weather delay.

In Top Fuel, a first-time winner will be named as T.J. Zizzo and rookie Justin Ashley both advanced to the final round for the first time in their careers. After qualifying eighth in his 11,000-horsepower Rust-Oleum dragster, Zizzo reaches the final with victories against Terry Totten, Todd Paton and Terry McMillen. Ashley continued to impress during his standout rookie season, advancing to his first final round in his Strustmasters.com/Menards dragster with victories against Shawn Langdon, points leader Doug Kalitta and Leah Pruett. Zizzo or Ashley will also become the 109th different Top Fuel winner in NHRA history.

Funny Car points leader Jack Beckman will join Don Schumacher Racing teammate Matt Hagan in the final round. Beckman, who qualified sixth in his 11,000-horsepower Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, took down Chad Green, Tim Wilkerson and teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. to get to his 66th career final round and third in 2020. He hopes to take home his second win this year. Hagan, who won the race last weekend at Indy, advanced to his 62nd final round in his Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye thanks to victories against teammate Ron Capps, J.R. Todd and No. 1 qualifier. Hagan is after his 35th career win. The matchup also ensures a seventh straight victory in the class for DSR, dating back to last season.

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