Pro Stock winner Erica Enders became the winningest female driver in NHRA history, Tony Stewart racing scored a nitro double in Top Fuel and Funny Car with Leah Pruett and Matt Hagan, and Gaige Herrera continued to dominate in Pro Stock Motorcycle all at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
The coveted Summit Motorsports Park ice cream scoop trophy was hoisted joyously by Blake Alexander on Sunday in Norwalk. It’s been a long time coming for Alexander, who earned his first win at the facility in 2018. Leah Pruett garnered her first victory for Tony Stewart Racing, while Matt Hartford and Hector Arana Jr. each scooped up their first wins of the season.
Leah Pruett (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca III (Funny Car) Matt Hartford (Pro Stock) and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all qualified No. 1 at the ninth of 21 races during the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
Leah Pruett and reigning Funny Car champion Ron Capps made it worth the wait as they made thunderous passes in front of the fans at Summit Motorsports Park to claim the provisional pole in their respective classes.
Gaige Herrera continued his perfect run, Aaron Stanfield claimed his first Mission #2Fast2Tasty win, and Leah Pruett (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) all qualified No. 1 at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
The first day of qualifying at the NHRA New England Nationals was hot and muggy, creating quite the challenge for crew chiefs in the nitro categories. The threat of wet weather in the later hours bumped Friday’s single session up by several hours, and Leah Pruett (Top Fuel) and Chad Green (Funny Car) had the best-prepared cars to claim respective provisional No. 1 qualifier awards.
Funny Car’s Robert Hight secured the No. 1 position in front of a capacity crowd on Saturday at the 34th annual Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals.