Antron Brown, Ron Capps, and Matt Smith successfully defended their 2022 Indy titles in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock Motorcycle while Matt Hartford earned his first Pro Stock victory at the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Ron Capps joined an exclusive fraternity with his 75th NHRA national event title while Antron Brown and Dallas Glenn also collected pro titles at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Justin Ashley, Ron Capps, and Greg Anderson, finished qualifying as the leaders in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
The first day of qualifying at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals saw Dodge Direct Connection Funny Car racer Matt Hagan grab the provisional pole, while Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) nabbed the top spot in their respective classes.
The final day of qualifying for the NHRA New England Nationals was halted when rain moved into the area, but the spirits of Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Chad Green (Funny Car) could not be dampened. Brown earned his long-awaited 50th low qualifier award, and Green locked into the first of his career.
The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals marked the first of two consecutive races in the four-across format, and Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Antron Brown (Top Fuel), and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) each claimed victory.
A wild day of action and points shuffling at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals concluded with Antron Brown, Ron Capps, and Aaron Stanfield in the winner’s circle at zMAX Dragway at the conclusion of the second event of the six-race Countdown to the Championship.