Mason grows the family and trophy case, New Super Gas World Champion
(11-20-19) Alvaton, Ky – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Season of 2019 is coming to close for racers from coast to coast. One racer from Richmond, KY enjoyed 2019 as much as anyone person could, picking up a World Championship in a car his father raced and becoming a father himself, Jeremy Mason, the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 2019 Super Gas Champion.
“Driving a car that my father raced and being able to win a World Championship as well as Divisional Championship, well can it get any cooler than that,” smiled Jeremy Mason, driver. “However, having a newborn healthy baby girl is pretty awesome as well,” continued Mason. “We put together a really solid run-up to the divisional at Bowling Green, just needed my National record to improve and we were able to accomplish just that, ” said Mason.
Jeremy Mason drove the family-owned 1966 Chevy II that has been in the family for over 28...
TORRENCE LOSES BATTLE; WINS WAR
Capco Contractors Driver Claims Second Consecutive Mello Yello Top Fuel Title
POMONA, Calif. – Steve Torrence managed to regain his composure after an incident with rival Cameron Ferre and, thanks to a pressure-packed, all-or-nothing victory over Brittany Force in the second round of Sunday’s 55th annual Auto Club Finals, became just the eighth driver in NHRA history to win back-to-back Mello Yello Top Fuel championships.
After using an .026 of a second starting line advantage and a 3.749 second track time to beat Force and, for all intents, secure the title, Torrence admittedly lost focus against semifinal opponent Richie Crampton.
Knowing that the only way he could still lose the championship was if he was assessed a points penalty for crossing the centerline or hitting the outside barrier, the 36-time tour winner had an uncharacteristic .183 reaction time that he was unable to overcome despite a slightly quicker...
Jack Beckman and Matt Hagan Ready for Championship Battle in Pomona
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 12, 2019) – Champions will be crowned this weekend at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, and as the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked drivers in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship Funny Car standings, Jack Beckman and Matt Hagan’s 2019 title hopes are alive and well heading into the final event of the season.
As a front-runner throughout this year’s Countdown playoff battle, Beckman has amassed 2,448 points and trails leader Robert Hight by 46 points. In contrast, Hagan’s...
Pre-Race Team Kalitta Notes
Event 24 of 24: 2019 NHRA Vegas Nationals
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
November 15-17, 2019
Team Kalitta is entering the final race of the Countdown to the Championship with Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel championship fight while Richie Crampton is looking for a strong finish. In Funny Car J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon are also both battling to move up in the point standings.