Doug Kalitta clinched long-awaited first Top Fuel title in winner-take all final against Leah Pruett while Chad Green, Aaron Stanfield, and Gaige Herrera also close 2023 with victories at the In-N-Out Burger NHRA FInals.
The second day of qualifying for the season-ending In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals featured enough drama and excitement to last a full season, but in the end, Austin Prock, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Gaige Herrera head into eliminations as the top seeds.
After two rounds of professional qualifying, championship contenders nitro points leaders Steve Torrence and Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, and Gaige Herrera are the provisional leaders at the season-ending In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals.
Gaige Herrera and Erica Enders solidified their championship leads in Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock, respectively, while Mike Salinas and Robert Hight pulled themselves into the nitro title fights on a dramatic Sunday at the NHRA Nevada Nationals, the second-to-last event of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
Kyle Koretsky displaced Friday’s Pro Stock leader on Saturday of the NHRA Nevada Nationals while Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) continued to lead their fields into Sunday’s dramatic final eliminations at the season’s penultimate event.
Mike Salinas, Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Gaige Herrera are the No. 1 qualifiers after the opening day of the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event is the second to last of the 2023 season with championship drama clinging to every run
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.
There were almost too many eye-opening runs to count during another fast day during the Texas NHRA FallNationals but few could hold a candle to the 6.627 by Vance & Hines Suzuki rider Gaige Herrera but fellow low qualifiers Steve Torrence, Bob Tasca III, and Greg Anderson still had plenty to crow about.