TWO-TIME DEFENDING CHAMP STEVIE “FAST” JACKSON GETS WIN AT E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT AT ZMAX DRAGWAY
CONCORD, NC – After losing on a holeshot in the final round of the previous event in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, two-time defending world champ Stevie “Fast” Jackson made up for on Sunday, winning in the final-round quad at zMAX Dragway.
The race was the third event of the 2021 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season, and Jackson picked up his first victory of the season and the 11th in his standout career.
He went an impressive 5.685-seconds at 253.75 mph in his blown Bahrain 1 Racing Camaro, racing past a final-round quad that also included Brandon Snider, Mike Castellana and Jeffery Barker. Castellana broke before staging, while Barker ran into trouble early in the run. Snider went 5.717 at 250.97, but Jackson had the lead early and never relinquished it en route to a satisfying victory.
J. FORCE, S. TORRENCE, GLENN AND JOHNSON GRAB THRILLING WINS AT NGK NTK NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS AT ZMAX DRAGWAY
CONCORD, NC – Sixteen-time world champ John Force added another win to his legendary Funny Car career on Sunday, clinching his 152nd victory at the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the fourth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
Force wrapped up a spectacular weekend at zMAX Dragway with a run of 3.916-seconds at 328.78 mph in his 11,000-horsepower PEAK/BlueDEF Platinum Chevrolet Camaro SS in the final round. He held off a standout final quad that also featured J.R. Todd, Cruz Pedregon and Alexis DeJoria, handing Force his first victory since winning the U.S. Nationals at Indy in 2019. The legendary Force, who was also the No. 1 qualifier, went as quick as 3.897 at 330.31 on Sunday, crediting a strong team and his love of racing at zMAX Dragway to earn his second four-wide win at Charlotte.
J. FORCE, B. FORCE, ANDERSON AND POLLACHECK CLAIM TOP SPOTS AT NGK NTK NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS AT ZMAX DRAGWAY
CHARLOTTE – A father and daughter duo will start race day atop both nitro categories for just the second time in NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series history, as John Force and Brittany Force finished as the No. 1 qualifiers in Funny Car and Top Fuel, respectively, on Saturday at the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1 in their respective categories at the fourth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
The father-daughter Force duo accomplished the feat at Houston in 2019 and just more than two years later, they enjoyed No. 1 qualifier together on Saturday in Charlotte. They will now try to share the winner’s circle for the first time on Sunday.
B. FORCE, DEJORIA, ANDERSON AND GLADSTONE TAKE PROVISIONAL NO. 1 SPOTS AT NGK NTK NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS AT ZMAX DRAGWAY
CHARLOTTE – A pair of women ruled qualifying on Friday at zMAX Dragway, as Brittany Force and Alexis DeJoria powered to the provisional No. 1 spot in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, during the opening round of qualifying at the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte.
Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Joey Gladstone (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the fourth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Qualifying continues on Saturday and zMAX Dragway will be able to operate at full capacity. After an executive order from Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday, grandstand limitations were lifted, allowing fans to return to zMAX Dragway without limitation.
Force put on a show under the lights on Friday in her 11,000-horsepower Flav-R-Pac dragster, going 3.662-seconds at 333.08 mph to make the quickest and fastest runs in zMAX Dragway history. Force, who also owns both ends of the national record, is in line to grab her second No. 1 qualifier of the 2021 season and 22nd in her career.
GLENDORA, CA – NHRA and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona have teamed up to announce July 30 – Aug. 1 as the rescheduled date of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, which traditionally kicks off the NHRA season, was postponed due to state health guidelines in California. NHRA and the track have worked very closely with state and local officials to find a new date for the event and are confident that the new date will allow more fans to attend the famed race.
“We are very excited to have the Winternationals back on our schedule,” said Kasey Coler, NHRA Vice President of Track Management and Operations. “The Winternationals is a historic event and we’re thrilled to be returning to Pomona.”
NHRA and Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., have come to the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals. “NHRA needed to make a decision to move forward to allow teams and touring staff time for travel preparations,” said Glen Cromwell, NHRA President.
E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS LEADER JUSTIN BOND LOOKS TO KEEP ROLLING IN HIS FIRST FOUR-WIDE RACE AT ZMAX DRAGWAY
CHARLOTTE – Dating back to the end of last season, there’s been no driver in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series who has been as impressive as Justin Bond. He’s advanced to three of the past four final rounds, including the first two events of 2021, picking up two wins in the process in his ProCharger-powered Bahrain 1 Racing Camaro.
The latest win came at the most recent event in Atlanta when Bond beat two-time defending world champ Stevie “Fast” Jackson on a holeshot in the final round, furthering the strong momentum the Canadian standout has built. Now, he’ll look to win at zMAX Dragway at his four-wide debut as part of this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte.
TOP PERFORMERS IN PRO STOCK AND PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE READY TO GO FOUR-WIDE RACING AT ZMAX DRAGWAY FOR 11TH ANNUAL NGK NTK NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS
CHARLOTTE – After struggling at the most recent race, this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway marks a chance for rising Pro Stock star Troy Coughlin Jr. to get back on track. It’s also an opportunity for the young Coughlin, who is the nephew of retired five-time champ Jeg Coughlin Jr., to get his first four-wide victory.
It’s the second four-wide Pro Stock race for the second-year driver and a key moment to grab some early-season momentum in his JEGS.com Chevrolet Camaro at the sport’s biggest spectacle. He fell in the opening round at the most recent race in Atlanta, but Coughlin, who advanced to the finals at the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series opener, has a chance to quickly make amends.