The last report on this page referred to the end of the "Funny Car Summer" portion of the drag racing season. Thankfully, that wasn't quite true as this past weekend the good folks of Denton, Texas witnessed the fourth, and final, installment of FUNNY CAR CHAOS (for 2018) at Northstar Dragway. From a pre-entered list of nerly 30 blown, and mostly nitro-burning floppers, the one-day show saw 22 cars make it to the starting line for the first round of eliminations. We've got most of the results, and lots of pictures to post on the "What's New" page, and all we need is the "spare time" to make it happen. Stay tuned!
At the same time, over in Pennsylvania, the first of six "Countdown to the Championship" events in the NHRA Mello Yello season went off at Maple Grove Raceway. A few of the Top Ten pro racers dropped out of contention early and some of the racers that finished the "regular" season portion of the title chase kept the momentum going and opened up a gap in the points standings. More on the championship chase soon, but before we get to it, the second event in the countdown will be getting underway in less than 72 hours at St. Louis' (actually, Madison, Illinois) Gateway Motorsports Park.
To wrap up this update, we've been avidly following the Lucas Oil Series national championship chase in Top Alcohol Dragster, and with the results of last weekend's Western Regional event at Woodburn, OR and the Dodge Nationals at Maple Grove, the points standings were shuffled somewhat. The biggest news was the change that didn't happen, as three-time defending champion Joey Severance failed to close the gap on the current points leader, Surrey, BC's Shawn Cowie, and saw Troy Coughlin move past him into second place in the points. We've got much more to write on this developing story over the coming weeks. Stay tuned!!
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