Mike Salinas wins at Norwalk to take NHRA Top Fuel lead





NORWALK, Ohio (AP) - Mike Salinas won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on Sunday to take the Top Fuel points lead from Brittany Force.

Salinas won for the fourth time this season and seventh overall, beating Josh Hart in the final with a 3.706-second run at a track-record 333.58 mph.

"It's amazing," Salinas said. "(Crew chief) Rob Flynn brought a calmness to this team, and everyone has a voice. I think that is unprecedented and that's been pretty awesome. We've earned the right to be out here and race against these guys, and we belong here. It's a good thing because we've got a great team and I'm learning how to drive."

Robert Hight won in Funny Car, Erica Enders in Pro Stock and Angelle Sampey in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the 10th of 22 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

Hight also took the points lead and won for the fourth time this season, topping Bob Tasca III with a 3.944 at 327.51 in a Chevrolet Camaro.

Enders won for the fourth time in five races and fifth overall this season. She had 6.627 at 207.88 in a Camaro to beat Aaron Stanfield.

Sampey raced to her first victory of the year and 46th overall, edging Joey Gladstone with a 6.861 at 197.13 on a Suzuki.

COMMENTS

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • Goose Goose Duck
    (2022-06-27 13:56:33Z)

    On Sunday, Mike Salinas won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals to overtake Brittany Force as the leader in the Top Fuel standings. Salinas defeated Josh Hart in the championship race with a time of 3.706 seconds and a track record speed of 333.58 mph to win for the fourth time this year and seventh time overall.

    REPLY
  • review of MLBB
    (2022-06-27 13:56:53Z)

    Force was replaced as the points leader by Salinas, who drove his Scrappers Racing / Valley Services Dragster to victory over Josh Hart in the championship round. As the Camping World Drag Racing Series gears up for its most difficult stretch of the year, Force trails Salinas by 12 points.

    REPLY