(From left) John Power, Brittany Drive and Dallas Glenn had been winners in NHRA Camping Planet Drag Racing Collection action Sunday at Heartland Motorsports Park. (NHRA Image)
TOPEKA, Kan. – For the first time in NHRA Camping Earth Drag Racing Collection historical past a father and little one shared the winner’s circle as Funny Car legend John Drive and his daughter, Major Gasoline star Brittany Drive, picked up wins Sunday throughout the Menards NHRA Nationals Introduced By PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park.
Rookie Dallas Glenn also gained in Professional Stock at the 11th race of the NHRA Tenting Entire world Drag Racing Collection year.
The two Forces have shared No. 1 qualifying positions just before but never a get. That improved on Sunday.
B. Drive claimed the Prime Gasoline victory by capping off a standout weekend with a operate of 3.783 seconds at 324.75 mph in her 11,000-horsepower Monster Electricity dragster in the closing spherical in opposition to Clay Millican. She experienced No. 1 and then beat Scott Palmer and details chief Steve Torrence to reach the final spherical. Immediately after qualifying No. 1 6 instances this year, which include a latest string of four straight races, B. Drive gained her to start with earn considering the fact that 2019 and was thrilled to share it with her father.
“This will be one particular I’ll under no circumstances overlook. This has been on my bucket list for as long as I can try to remember,” stated B. Pressure, who moved to second in factors. “I keep in mind there have been so several shut calls wherever we assumed hey, this could be our working day that we’re gonna double up. To get a race is hard more than enough and then to do it with your teammates, it is almost not possible. So it’s like you pretty much set it on the backburner.
“To double up with your dad on the identical working day, where by you both of those run well all weekend long, and then you double up, it just seems unattainable. So now, we pulled off the not possible, and it is pretty great that we’ll constantly share this. This will be a specific racetrack for us and it is fairly neat to have that with him.”
Millican drove to his very first remaining this year and 17th in his job by beating Doug Kalitta, Mike Salinas and Shawn Langdon. The veteran is now ninth in details.
In Amusing Motor vehicle, J. Force was consistent all weekend and capped it off by going 4.019 seconds at 321.04 mph in his 11,000-horsepower PEAK Blue DEF Chevrolet Camaro SS to conquer No. 1 qualifier J.R. Todd in the remaining round. The victory gave him the details guide in Amusing Auto for the 1st time given that 2014 and he turned the 1st driver in the class to attain 3 wins this period. He defeated Paul Lee, teammate Robert Hight and Cruz Pedregon to access his 260th ultimate spherical and Pressure tracked down Todd to select up his 154th job get.
“I experienced a fantastic working day,” J. Power stated. “Robert was in all probability my hardest race because it is really hard to beat Robert. I just had a car that was quite fast, was not the fastest, but I bought the acquire. What was exclusive was, to do it with Brittany. With (daughters) Courtney and Ashley, I in no way got the likelihood mainly because they had been constantly Humorous Car or truck, and usually defeat me but with Brittany, I eventually obtained that double up. It usually means a good deal. We’re a family members of racers.
“It was a great day. J.R. Todd was out there and I tried using to steal all I could on that tree. He was out there and I could see just the nose of him and then he obtained in issues, and I received all-around him on the other stop.”
Todd picked up victories over Ron Capps and Blake Alexander as he reached his 2nd straight final round, fourth this year, and 39th in his occupation. Todd also jumped to third in points, powering only Capps and J. Power.
Pro Stock’s Glenn experienced a excellent .000 reaction time in the closing spherical, allowing his run of 6.681 seconds at 205.01 mph in his RAD Torque Techniques/KB Racing Chevrolet Camaro to maintain up in the ultimate spherical in opposition to Kyle Koretsky. It was just the sixth excellent reaction time in a final round in Pro Stock, as Glenn attained his 2nd victory in what is turn into a standout rookie time. He advanced to the ultimate by beating Deric Kramer, Matt Hartford, and No. 1 qualifier Troy Coughlin Jr. and was lights out on the setting up line in the championship spherical.
“It’s hard to put this acquire into words and phrases,” Glenn stated. “But it is just like this is like aspiration appear genuine. This period, it is taught me a great deal. I have had a whole lot of highs and I’ve experienced some lows in which I’ve been battling and we have gotten a very little style of everything this yr.
“I felt like I did my job genuinely well and the auto is just operating really very good suitable now. I’m seriously energized for the Countdown (to the Championship) coming up below and Indy upcoming because we have got a seriously quick car for it.”
Koretsky gained his next profession remaining spherical many thanks to victories in opposition to Rodger Brogdon, points leader Greg Anderson and defending planet champ Erica Enders. Each the wins from Anderson and Enders arrived on holeshots.