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O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals

By Andrew Paul Bettridge

By Andrew Paul Bettridge


Courtney Force, whose father is racing legend John Force, beat Ron Capps in the Winternational Finals held in Pomona, CA.

Ron Capps who has been a nemesis to John Force and Courtney was indeed proud to claim the victory.

This year’s race went on without a hitch and not a cloud in the sky.

In the Top Fuel category it came down to Don Schumacher Racing, Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown, and the Al-Anabi Racing, Khalid Alabalooshi and Shawn Langdon in the Semi Finals. A violent crash from Antron Brown in the quarter finals against David Grubnic when the engine had a catastrophic failure causing him to loose complete control of his dragster sending him spinning and sliding down the track into the sand. This happen two other dragsters this weekend they ended up in the sand after parachute issues. Brown’s crash sent Tony Schumacher into the finals up against Shawn Langdon. The Al-Anabi crew took home the win when Shawn Langdon made a pass and won with a 27 foot margin of victory. NHRA races now will head off to the Firebird Raceway in Phoenix for the races this weekend!.

DSC_0783Good Luck Drivers!!!

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