The Countdown to the 2017 NHRA Championship has begun, so we decided to catch up with the NHRA athletes to find out how they got to where they are today. We begin with one of the most notable Funny Car drivers of the 2017 season – Don Schumacher Racing’s Funny Car driver Ron Capps.
The third of six playoff events in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship, at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, gave two high-performing drivers a chance to power to their eighth victories of the 2017 season as well as a comfortable point lead in their respective categories.
Four races are left in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Dodge and Mopar drivers have had an up-and-down season, but have overall had a strong showing to date.
The second of six 2017 NHRA Championship races brought added wins to three championship caliber drivers this weekend at the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Ron Capps has been nominated for an ESPY award in the Best Driver category thanks to his impressive performance in the 2016 Funny Car world championship season and good start in the 2017 season.
Repeat victories were all the rage at this weekend’s 29th Annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, presented by Minties, at Heartland Park Topeka.
At the seventh event of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series schedule, two NHRA champions would drive their way back to Winner’s Circle.
One of the most popular races in the area didn’t disappoint, as one victor took down a points-leader as well as an eight-time season champion to pick up his first Wally of the 2017 season, while another claimed his second Funny Car victory of the season.
The champions of the NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series would be all the rage in the Lone Star State this weekend after the series made its first visit of 2017 to Royal Purple Raceway for the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Racing Junk has put together what we view as the most exciting and/or memorable moments in motorsports during the 2016 calendar year.