Rain fell. Records fell. Some drivers' positions int he standings fell. But excitement was on the rise at the National Hot Rod Association's Auto-Plus Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa. In Monday's rain-delayed conclusion, the Top Fuel class continued its throwdown of national elapsed-time records and crowned a first-time winner whose numbers weren't part of that flurry. The Pro Stock class produced a surprise winner, as well.
Antron Brown in Top Fuel and Jack Beckman in Funny Car -- both Don Schumacher Racing drivers -- raise the performance bars in the nitro-fueled classes during Sunday's rain-interrupted Auto-Plus Nationals at Reading, Pa.'s Maple Grove Raceway. Rains pushed the conclusion of the Countdown event to Monday.
How thin is a .0000-second margin of victory on a dragstrip? It's something neither NHRA Pro Stock winner Mike Edwards nor runner-up Allen Johnson can explain after Sunday's Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol, Tenn.
Ron Capps won Sunday at Bristol, Tenn., in his sixth straight final-round appearance -- all since boss Don Schumacher paired him with crew chief Rahn Tobler. See how Capps feel s about his turn-around.
Much-maligned Raceway Park at Englishtown, N.J., got up off the mat this past weekend and dusted off its reputation with record-setting performances. See what made this past weekend one of the track's shiniest moments ever.