SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 34, August 23, 2018

Racing News: B. Torrence, Beckman, Kramer and Krawiec Victorious at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Compiled by SEMA Editors

  NHRA
Billy Torrence went 3.756 at 329.99 mph in his Capco Contractors dragster to defeat three-time world champion Antron Brown on a holeshot in the final round. 
   

B. Torrence, Beckman, Kramer and Krawiec Victorious at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Billy Torrence picked up his first career Top Fuel victory with a win last Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the 17th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Torrence is the points leader in the class, and went 3.756 at 329.99 mph in his Capco Contractors dragster to defeat three-time world champion Antron Brown on a holeshot in the final round. In Funny Car, Beckman secured his second victory of the season and 28th of his career in his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T with a run of 3.961 at 325.69 against Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round. Pro Stock’s Kramer grabbed his second career victory in his American Ethanol Chevrolet Camaro after going 6.652 at 207.56 in the final round to defeat Tanner Gray. In an all-Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson final round, defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Krawiec earned his fourth victory of 2018 and 47th of his career with a run of 6.897 at 195.14 to beat teammate Andrew Hines. Krawiec moved within 11 points of Hines for the points lead. The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues August 29–September 3, with the last race of the regular season—the Chevrolet Performance U.S Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Pro Pulling
Travis Hoesly barreled his “Give Er the Beans” two-wheel-drive, ’23 Ford T Bucket to victory in the Super Modified Truck division at the Badger State Pro Pulling event.
 
   

“Give Er the Beans” Wins Big at Badger State Pro Pulling
Last weekend at the Sauk City FFA in Alumni Park, Wisconsin, Travis Hoesly barreled his “Give Er the Beans” two-wheel-drive, ’23 Ford T Bucket to victory in the Super Modified Truck division at the Badger State Pro Pulling event. Hoesly, a 15-year Pro Pulling veteran driver piloted his Lucas Oil Super Modified Truck to an unmatched 323 ft.,The Super Modified Two-Wheel Drive Truck division of the Lucas Pro Pulling League uses supercharged and alcohol-injected drag-racing-type engines. Their weight transfer characteristics often result in towering wheel-stands at various points along the track. These machines can weigh no more than 6,200 lbs., and require a deft driving skill to keep them pointed straight within the white lines.

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