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Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Advance

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500
WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY, MADISON, ILL
TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
AUGUST 22, 2019

Chevrolet aims for season sweep of oval races

Chevrolet looks to increase winning streak to five
Three Team Penske drivers have victories on ovals
Team Chevy drivers are first and third in championship standings
Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud seek to increase points
Chevrolet has amassed eight wins in the 14 races
Eight pole starts complement the victory total

DETROIT (August 21, 2019) – Chevrolet drivers Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power head into the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway with momentum and a desire to pile up every crucial championship point. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Advance

Dominic Scelzi Charges to Top 10 in North Dakota Before Earning Podiums in Minnesota and Missouri

Dominic Scelzi Charges to Top 10 in North Dakota Before Earning Podiums in Minnesota and Missouri

Inside Line Promotions – SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 21, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi continued his string of strong results during a three-race weekend.

Scelzi guided his family owned team to a top 10 and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Hard Charger Award last Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., before he scored podium finishes on Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway.

“I think we should have won on Saturday and Sunday,” he said. “When you get podium finishes and feel like you could have won it’s frustrating, but at the same time it’s good to be a contender. We missed the setup and that’s on me, but that’s part of the process as I’m learning more about setting the car up each race.” Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Charges to Top 10 in North Dakota Before Earning Podiums in Minnesota and Missouri

Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Michelin GT Challenge at VIR
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Va.
1:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, August 25, 2019
NBC Sports Network
Live Coverage on NBCSports.com, Radio Le Mans and IMSA.TV.com

MEYER SHANK RACING
• Heading into the final three races of 2019, Acura, the Meyer Shank Racing team and drivers Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher all lead their respective GTD championships.

• Acura leads the GTD Manufacturers’ Championship over eight competing brands with 210 points. Lamborghini is second with 208 points, followed by Lexus (205) and Porsche (203). BMW rounds out the top five with 195 points.

• In the GTD Drivers’ Championship, Farnbacher and Hindman hold a substantial, 26-point lead (209-183) over Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley. The Meyer Shank Racing Team leads Turner Motorsport by the same margin in the Teams’ Championship. Continue reading Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Malmgren Hochenheim Update

Seems its not our year this year, we started season on beeing the fastest car , and made fastest run in Pro stock all year, but at Hochenheim we had clucth issues and I could clutch out and couldnt get it out of gear that resulted in motor braking, and that killed one rod bearing , and one rod gave up.
So we had to put in our 2 years old back up engine built by Bob Ingles that we had some great succes with in earlier years but probably not as fast as our Gray engine. As we got hit with rain we never got any chance to dial it in in qualifying and had to guess some for E 1.
Too much clucth put me in strong tire shake , too bad as I had him with 0.05 sec on tree so it would be an easy win, but now we gave it away to Robin Noren, that also got a by run in semi due to Ljungdahl broke his wheeliebar , and went straight to finals. That was where we was supposed to be and by that lokked up nr 2 spot in Championship. Now we are still nr 2 but Ljungdahl is only 10 points behind us, so we have to fight hard at Tierp where we probabaly will have the strongest Pro stock field ever with low bump spot , probably takes a low 6.60 to get in
But we have the power to run faster then that , but it will be tight and very close racing.
We have not given up yet , we will give it all we have and some more

Front-running threesome from Team JEGS to take on all-comers at ‘Battle at the Beech’

Front-running threesome from Team JEGS to take on all-comers at ‘Battle at the Beech’
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Aug. 20) — Wishing to remain in the mix for national, regional and divisional titles this year, Team JEGS drag racers Mike Coughlin, his nephew Troy Coughlin Jr., and niece Paige Coughlin look at this weekend’s Battle at the Beech at historic Beech Bend Dragway as a big opportunity to stack up championship points.
Continue reading Front-running threesome from Team JEGS to take on all-comers at ‘Battle at the Beech’

The Championship Chase Continues with Megan Meyer’s Runner-Up Finish at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

The Championship Chase Continues with Megan Meyer’s Runner-Up Finish at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Aug 20, 2019 | Featured, Megan Meyer, Race Results
The Championship Chase Continues with Megan Meyer’s Runner-Up Finish at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

The 2019 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals held at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota hosted Megan Meyer and teammate Julie Nataas driving for the Randy Meyer Racing Team in the Top Alcohol Dragster category. Megan and her NGK Spark Plugs Dragster with support from former racer John Haley of John Haley #1 Roofer of Minnesota, ultimately lost to the current points leader Shawn Cowie in the final round, but she is still a contender for the National Championship with four races left this season.
Continue reading The Championship Chase Continues with Megan Meyer’s Runner-Up Finish at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

RCR Event Preview – Road America

Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Road America … In 27 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 4.7-mile road course, RCR has captured three victories with drivers Brendan Gaughan (2014), Paul Menard (2015) and Michael McDowell (2016). RCR has accumulated one pole award, nine top-five finishes, 11 top-10 finishes, led 89 laps and averages a starting position of 12.0 and finishing position of 12.6. The Welcome, North Carolina, organization has completed 1,297 laps of the 1,311 (98.9 percent) that they have competed.

Welcome Back, Kaz Grala … Kaz Grala will make his fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series start for RCR in the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Road America. Continue reading RCR Event Preview – Road America

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Ready for an Overall Fight Second GT-only weekend of IMSA WeatherTech season

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Ready for an Overall Fight
Second GT-only weekend of IMSA WeatherTech season

• Three races remain in GT Le Mans title chase
• Garcia, Magnussen look for third VIR win in four years
• Gavin, Milner winners of Corvette Racing’s first VIR event

DETROIT (August 20, 2019) – Corvette Racing gets its second shot at overall glory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend with an annual visit to Virginia International Raceway. The Michelin GT Challenge at VIR is one of two GT-only weekends in the IMSA championship and is one Corvette Racing has captured twice.

The 3.27-mile, 17-turn road course is a favorite of all four Corvette Racing drivers, and it’s easy to see why. A successful weekend for the program will add to Corvette Racing’s tally of three victories and five podium finishes since 2012. In addition, Chevrolet is the most successful IMSA manufacturer at VIR in the field with seven total victories.
Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Ready for an Overall Fight Second GT-only weekend of IMSA WeatherTech season

Rad Dan Burkett–EVENT RECAP : Round 6

EVENT RECAP : Round 6

First things first, we were all thrilled to bring “Big Blue” back into the game! “Baby Blue” will have a comeback outside of Formula Drift very soon! Dan’s following loved tuning into his YouTube channel and Instagram stories to see Big Blue get rebuilt after the wreck in New Jersey. As for Formula Drift’s 2nd year in St. Louis with a new track layout that definitely levelled the playing field. All teams found themselves trying to get the cars set up just right for their drivers to maneuver within the slower and smaller layout this year. Dan became very comfortable pretty quick after a few gear changes. We are still working on breaking through the qualifying scores in order to pair up with lower ranked drivers for Top 32 battle. Dan was out to battle with veteran drifter, Vaughn Gittin Jr. Dan pushed hard and found Vaughn’s Mustang carrying him off track on to a rumble strip completely upsetting the Supra, giving Vaughn the win. All in all, we had a successful Round 6 and are blown away by how fast the season has gone. Round 7 of 8 is only a few weeks away!

We will be on our way to Fort Worth, Texas for ROUND 7 on September 13-14th

NHRA–Brainerd Results

Top Fuel — Leah Pritchett, 3.732 seconds, 321.04 mph ARP Car def. Mike Salinas, 4.066 seconds, 235.72 mph.

Funny Car — Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 3.946, 324.28 def. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 3.947, 319.98.

Pro Stock — Jason Line, Chevy Camaro, 6.597, 209.10 def. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.604, 207.59.

Top Alcohol Dragster — Shawn Cowie, 5.252, 276.80 def. Megan Meyer, Foul – Red Light.

Top Alcohol Funny Car — Shane Westerfield, Chevy Camaro, 5.755, 260.66 def. Doug Gordon, Camaro, 6.148, 220.98.

Competition Eliminator — Jim Greenheck, Chevy Camaro, 7.543, 178.73 def. Shaun Vincent, Chevy S-10, 8.388, 158.11.

Super Stock — Brett Speer, Chevy Camaro, 10.162, 126.41 def. Jason DeForrest, Chevy Cavalier, 9.029, 141.88.

Stock Eliminator — Chris Knudsen, Chevy Camaro, 10.608, 121.78 def. Brett Speer, Chevy Nova, 10.649, 115.74.

Super Comp — Gary Stinnett, Dragster, 8.910, 184.77 def. Tyler Bohannon, Dragster, 8.894, 167.49.

Super Gas — Veron Rowland, Olds Calais, 9.876, 162.06 def. Bo Butner, Chevy Corvette, 9.871, 166.17.

Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com — Larry Demers, Chevy Cobalt, 7.063, 193.40 def. Curt Fredrich, Camaro, 6.701, 207.66.

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com — Henry Wiebusch, Dragster, 7.159, 188.07 def. Luke Bogacki, Dragster, 7.369, 177.44.

Top Fuel Harley — Doug Vancil, Weekend, 6.256, 218.12 def. Tii Tharpe, JTR, 6.532, 217.56.

Pro Stock Snowmobile — Glenn Hall, Arctic Cat, 7.938, 161.61 def. Matt Ernst, Suzuki, Foul – Red Light.

Dixon Runs Second for Honda in Rain-Shortened Pocono Event

Dixon Runs Second for Honda in Rain-Shortened Pocono Event
• Scott Dixon continues championship defense with runner-up finish
• Santino Ferrucci impresses with fourth-place finish
• Opening-lap crash damages Alexander Rossi’s championship effort

LONG POND, Pa. (August 18, 2019) – Avoiding an opening-lap crash that eliminated or delayed five Honda drivers – including championship contender Alexander Rossi – Scott Dixon contended for the race victory throughout today’s ABC Supply Co., Inc. 500 and ultimately finished second in the weather-shortened run at Pocono Raceway.

Today’s second-place result, combined with a win three weeks ago at the Honda Indy 200, moves Dixon within 42 points of championship leader Josef Newgarden, after trailing by 98 points following the Iowa Speedway round in July. Three rounds remain in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship, including the double-points paying finale next month at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Continue reading Dixon Runs Second for Honda in Rain-Shortened Pocono Event

Pritchett and Capps Double Up for Dodge//SRT Mopar With NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car Triumphs at Brainerd

Pritchett and Capps Double Up for Dodge//SRT Mopar With NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car Triumphs at Brainerd

· Leah Pritchett wins first Wally of 2019 racing the Don Schumacher Racing HEMI®-powered Dodge//SRT Mopar Top Fuel Dragster to victory in Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota

· Dodge//SRT Mopar driver Ron Capps wins third race of 2019 and sixth career triumph at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

· Tommy Johnson, Jr. reaches 50th career Funny Car final, fifth at Brainerd and fourth of 2019; moves up to No. 2 spot in Funny Car standings

· Matt Hagan earns 35th career No. 1 qualifier, advances to semifinal round driving 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car

· Dodge//SRT Mopar and Don Schumacher Racing drivers hold four of top six positions in NHRA Funny Car standings

· Kevin Leinart and Dan Zrust pick up Dodge Top Finisher honors

· Dodge Garage, a digital hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, offers exclusive photo journals with behind-the-scenes action

August 18, 2019, Auburn Hills, Michigan – Leah Pritchett and Ron Capps earned Dodge//SRT Mopar an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series double up with Top Fuel and Funny Car wins, respectively, in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Continue reading Pritchett and Capps Double Up for Dodge//SRT Mopar With NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car Triumphs at Brainerd

Chevrolet registers eighth victory of the season

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY IN LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA
TEAM CHEVY RACE RECAP AND PODIUM FINISHERS TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 18, 2019

Chevrolet registers eighth victory of the season
Will Power earns third win at Pocono; Josef Newgarden extends points lead

LONG POND, Pa. (August 18, 2019) – Chevrolet drivers made it four for four in NTT IndyCar Series oval races this season as Will Power won the rain-shortened ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.

Drivers completed 128 of the scheduled 200 laps on the 2.5-mile tri-oval before severe weather ended the race under a red flag.

Power, who started fifth in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet based on entrant points when inclement weather canceled qualifications, recorded his third victory at “The Tricky Triangle” since the NTT IndyCar Series returned in 2013. He was also runner-up in 2018. Continue reading Chevrolet registers eighth victory of the season

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY IN LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST-RACE QUOTES
AUGUST 18, 2019

WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET (race winner; 36th career victory; third win in four years at Pocono Raceway):

TELL US ABOUT THE WIN.
“I had a few issues during the race but we just kept coming back. Full credit to the team. We had a great car and we just kind of hung there and saved fuel and when it was time to go, I went. I was so determined and I really wanted to win. This is my 13th year in a row of winning races and I have been thinking about that. I just wanted to win a race for Verizon and these guys who have worked their butts off all year and just haven’t had the results.”
Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono–Post Race

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CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS
BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY IN BRAINERD, MINNESOTA
POST-RACE RECAP AND DRIVER QUOTES
AUGUST 18, 2019

Chevrolet picks up Pro Stock victory at Brainerd

Jason Line wins at home track for 49th Pro Stock win
Robert Hight takes Funny Car points lead into the U.S. Nationals
Brittany Force is No. 1 Top Fuel qualifier for fifth time this season
BRAINERD, Minn. (August 18, 2019) – Jason Line claimed his first National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) national event victory at Brainerd International Raceway in 1992 and picked up another Sportsman win at the venerable Minnesota racetrack in ’97.

But nothing beats standing on the winner’s stage after securing his first Pro Stock victory at his “home track.” The native of Wright, Minnesota, defeated No. 2 qualifier Erica Enders, driving the Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro SS, in the final of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.

“I’m elated. I’m elated for the folk at Summit and everybody on our team. It’s been a tough go,” said Line, who drove the Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro SS to his 49th career Pro Stock victory. Continue reading v

ROBERT HIGHT ONE STEP CLOSER TO CLINCHING FIRST REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP

ROBERT HIGHT ONE STEP CLOSER TO CLINCHING
FIRST REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP
BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 18, 2019) — Leaving the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway with a 179-points lead, Robert Hight and the Automobile Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team will only need to qualify at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals to secure the No. 1 position in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six race playoffs.

It would be the first time in his 15-year career that Hight has won the regular season championship and the fifth time a John Force Racing driver has secured the title. Team namesake John Force held the No. 1 spot going into the Countdown in 2010 and 2014, former driver Mike Neff in 2011 and Courtney Force in 2018. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT ONE STEP CLOSER TO CLINCHING FIRST REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP

Troy Coughlin Jr.’s semifinal finish in Top Dragster tops Team JEGS’ weekend

Troy Coughlin Jr.’s semifinal finish in
Top Dragster tops Team JEGS’ weekend
DELAWARE, Ohio (Aug. 18) — Troy Coughlin Jr. raced his JEGS.com bracket dragster to a semifinal finish in the Top Dragster category at this weekend’s Northeast Shootout at Cecil County Dragway. The finish was the best of the three Team JEGS drivers in competition, with Jeg Coughlin Jr. bowing out in the second round of Pro Stock in Brainerd, Minn., and Troy Jr.’s sister Paige exiting in the first round of Super Comp at Cecil County.

The fifth of seven races on the Division 1 schedule, the Northeast Shootout didn’t feature Top Alcohol Dragster, allowing Troy Jr. to swap his JEGS.com McPhillips Racing rail out in favor of his trusty bracket hot rod. His mail goal was to help Paige, but when she lost earlier than expected, Troy Jr. was able to concentrate solely on his endeavors.

“I had a blast this weekend,” Coughlin said. “I’ve raced Top Dragster before but this is the first time the class this year. I think what made it so fun was the fact I wasn’t up here racing for points, it was all about enjoying myself.

“It was great to go four rounds and if not for a red-light, I may have made it to the finals. What was even better was remembering to always have fun. When you’re able to just relax, smile and enjoy yourself 100-percent, you don’t even think about pressure. Everything comes naturally and your body just reacts and does what it does without you even thinking about it.”

Troy Jr. currently is ranked third overall in national points for Top Alcohol Dragster and is second in the East Region standings. Sister Paige usually races in Division 3, where she is ranked fourth overall. She’s also leading the way in JEGS Allstars points in her class.

Both Troy Jr. and Paige will race again next weekend at the Battle at the Beech in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Troy will be back in his Top Alcohol Dragster and also will compete in Super Comp, while Paige will remain in Super Comp.

After qualifying fifth overall at the 32nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, Jeg Jr. looked sporty in a first-round defeat of Kenny Delco Sunday morning. He launched his JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro first by .029 seconds and never looked back, crossing ahead of Delco with his best pass of the meet — 6.596 at 206.51 mph to Delco’s 6.612 at 208.36 mph.

Entering Round 2 with lane choice over Derek Kramer, Jeg Jr. and his JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro teammates were expecting more of the same, but a slight trip-up at the start resulted in a close loss, with Jeg Jr.’s 6.610 at 206.48 mph not quite enough to beat Kramer’s 6.599 at 208.65 mph.

“We had a good run in Round 1 and really didn’t feel the need to change anything for the quarterfinals,” Jeg Jr. said. “But we just didn’t quite have it that round. The car kind of chugged through first gear and felt sluggish so I grabbed second as quickly as I could and it ran really well from that point on. Unfortunately, that little bog at the start cost us our chance.”

Jeg Jr. completes the regular season Aug. 29-Sept 2 at the 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.

NARC Newsline – August 18, 2019

NARC NEWSLINE – August 18, 2019, By Jim Allen … And just like that …, BAMM! …, we’re at the halfway point of the King of the West by NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car 60th Anniversary season. Ten races down and nine to go! It has been more than interesting up to this point and with some special events on the horizon, that status promises to get elevated a few more notches. Continue reading NARC Newsline – August 18, 2019

Baja Ridgeline Race Truck Runs Second in Vegas to Reno

Baja Ridgeline Race Truck Runs Second in Vegas to Reno
• Baja Ridgeline Race Truck leads until delayed by fuel issue, recovers to finish second
• Honda Off-Road Racing Team continues 2019 win-and-podium streak
• Podium result adds to class victories in Parker 425, Mint 400 and Baja 500

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (August 18, 2019) – The Honda Off-Road Racing Team continued its string of 2019 success this weekend, adding a second-place finish in the “7200” class for unlimited V6-powered trucks in the General Tire Casey Folks Vegas to Reno off-road race to the three victories already recorded at off-road events this year.

A part of the Best In The Desert series of off-road races, the “V2R” point-to-point race is the longest event of its type in the United States. The 550-mile run features a unique set of challenges, including hot ambient temperatures – as high as 110 degrees F – substantial elevation changes and the constant potential of sudden, strong rain storms. The course is also known for several high-speed sections, as well as stretches of deep silt and thick dust that can make overtaking difficult.
Continue reading Baja Ridgeline Race Truck Runs Second in Vegas to Reno

Menard Finishes 23rd At Bristol

Menard Finishes 23rd At Bristol

August 18, 2019

Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Knauf Insulation team struggled to overcome an early flat tire and wound up finishing 23rd in a drama-filled Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

With a strong Bristol crowd looking on, Menard started 25th and maintained his position through the first 70 laps before a flat tire sent him to pit road for an unscheduled, green-flag pit stop.

In a harbinger of things to come, a caution flag that could have saved him lost laps flew just after Menard returned to the track two laps down in 27th place.

He and the crew of the No. 21 Mustang regained one of the lost laps, and for much of the race after that he’d battle for the Free Pass position only to lose it before a caution flag would fly.

Menard did manage to avoid several accidents that occurred just ahead of him, but once he fell two laps in arrears, the opportunities to rejoin the lead lap were limited and he ended the race five laps in down.

Eddie Wood said he was glad to see the electric atmosphere return to Bristol Motor Speedway but was sorry his team didn’t have the run it was looking for.

“We’ve run well at Bristol the past few years, but tonight just wasn’t our night,” he said. “It was frustrating, but we’ll regroup over the off week and try to come back strong at Darlington.”