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.
Professional qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals kicked off on Friday where Doug Kalitta, Ron Capps and Greg Anderson emerged as the provisional leaders in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock.
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.
It was a day of firsts as Justin Ashley, Ron Capps, and Gaige Herrera collected the victories in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge at Route 66 Raceway. Ashley became the first two-time Mission Challenge winner and Herrera its first Pro Stock Motorcycle winner.