Three Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events were completed this past weekend, including two in Division 1 – the rain-delayed Atco Dragway event, which concluded at Cecil County Dragway before that track’s event – and the Division 6 event at Pacific Raceways.
Earlier this year, Johnny Gray, who stepped out of the seat at the end of last season, hinted at possibly making a return in Pro Stock once or twice in 2014. Then, when we were in Seattle a few weeks back, we shared a rumor about the veteran driver possibly driving a Top Fuel car at Indy later this month. In between the rain showers in Brainerd on Sunday, he confirmed that news and explained what his next step is most likely to be.
The NHRA Mello Yello tour heads this weekend to Brianerd Int'l Raceway, host of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals -- the second-to-last event of the regular season -- and site of the infamous "Zoo" campground area. Racers and fans alike love everything the event has to offer; check out what some of the NHRA's top drivers are saying about the atmosphere and their sometimes-precasrious points predicaments.
Jack Beckman will reunite with Todd Okuhara, the crew chief with whom Beckman began his Funny Car career at Don Schumacher Racing, for the remainder of the 2014 season. Rob Flynn, who joined Beckman's team at the beginning of the year, was released by team owner Don Schumacher earlier this week.
For more than five decades, the National Dragster staff has tested its prognosticating skills prior to each national event, putting odds on the top eight racers it thinks have the best shot at victory in Tricky Tipster. This week, Tricky Tipster handicaps the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.