(Images by Bob Snyder, Video courtesy NHRA Communications) – Dodging torrential rains and freezing temperatures, the second occasion of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Collection concluded Sunday as Billy Torrence took dwelling the Prime Gasoline victory on the 35th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Go Motorsports Park. By the point Sunday Eliminations started, the place was filled with nitro drag racing fane!
Matt Hagan (Humorous Automotive) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Professional Inventory) had been additionally winners of their respective classes on the second of 24 occasions on the 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Collection schedule.
Torrence emerged victorious with a run of three.965-seconds at 326.40 mph in his Capco Contractors/Torrence Racing dragster to take down Leah Pritchett within the last spherical. After incomes the No. 1 qualifier on Saturday, B. Torrence secured his second profession victory.
“It’s only a blessing to be out right here,” B. Torrence said. “I’m making an attempt to not choke up. The automotive ran nice and so they all labored so laborious to maintain a great automotive underneath me. Even Steve’s (Torrence) crew came visiting to assist them out and it was simply excellent.”
Torrence took down Terry Totten, Mike Salinas and rookie debut Jordan Vandergriff as he raced to his first win in 2019. Pritchett overcame Cameron Ferre, Terry McMillen and teammate Antron Brown en path to her first last spherical of 2019.
Hagan powered his Sandvik Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to the Humorous Automotive victory with a run of three.890 at 325.06 to take down defending world champion J.R. Todd within the last spherical. That is his first victory of the season and third on the facility.
“For us, this win is big with the brand new Hellcat physique,” Hagan stated. “Hats off to Dickie Venerables (crew chief). He received the race. He had a race automotive beneath me that was simply taking place the observe each lap. We had been capable of placed on an important present for our followers.”
Hagan certified second on the weekend and defeated Phil Burkhart Jr., Shawn Langdon and Bob Tasca III, on his path to victory. Todd secured the No. 5 qualifying spot and took down Terry Haddock, Tommy Johnson Jr. and No. 1 qualifier Robert Hight as he reached his first last spherical of the season.
In Professional Inventory, Coughlin drove to the winner’s circle with a 6.557 at 210.67 run in his JEGS.com/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro to defeat Matt Hartford within the last spherical. He secured his 62nd victory and 1000th spherical win of his profession.
“I felt actually good behind the wheel,” Coughlin said. “We got here out on high right now and it feels nice right now to get our 1000th Professional Inventory spherical win. Large win right now and I’m actually wanting ahead to the remainder of the season.”
Coughlin was the No. 7 qualifier as he was victorious towards Greg Anderson, Alex Laughlin and teammate Erica Enders as he earned his first victory of the season. Hartford certified No. four on the weekend and beat Val Smeland, Rodger Brogdon and Deric Kramer as he notched his second profession last spherical.
The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Collection season continues on the 50th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway March 14-17 in Gainesville, Fla.
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Last end order (1-16) on the 35th annual Magic Dry Natural Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Go Motorsports Park. The race is the second of 24 occasions within the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Collection.
- Billy Torrence; 2. Leah Pritchett; three. Antron Brown; four. Jordan Vandergriff; 5. Doug Kalitta; 6. Mike Salinas; 7. Austin Prock; eight. Terry McMillen; 9. Brittany Drive; 10. Clay Millican; 11. Steve Torrence; 12. Richie Crampton; 13. Cameron Ferre; 14. Jim Maroney; 15. Terry Totten; 16. Scott Palmer.
- Matt Hagan; 2. J.R. Todd; three. Robert Hight; four. Bob Tasca III; 5. Shawn Langdon; 6. Jack Beckman; 7. John Drive; eight. Tommy Johnson Jr.; 9. Ron Capps; 10. Terry Haddock; 11. Tim Wilkerson; 12. Cruz Pedregon; 13. Blake Alexander; 14. Phil Burkart; 15. Jim Campbell; 16. Jeff Diehl.
- Jeg Coughlin; 2. Matt Hartford; three. Deric Kramer; four. Erica Enders; 5. Rodger Brogdon; 6. Bo Butner; 7. Jason Line; eight. Alex Laughlin; 9. Kenny Delco; 10. Fernando Cuadra; 11. Steve Graham; 12. Alan Prusiensky; 13. Joey Grose; 14. Chris McGaha; 15. Val Smeland; 16. Greg Anderson.
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