John Force Races into the Semi-Finals with the PEAK Antifreeze Coolant Funny Car
The NHRA warriors went back to battle in Atlanta last weekend with John Force back in the PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant colors. The NASCAR teams battled for a $1,000,000 payout in the annual All Start Race. Check out how all the PEAK teams performed this weekend below.
Clint Bowyer finished 12th in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bowyer won the second segment of Friday’s Sprint Showdown for the second consecutive year to advance to Saturday night's All Star race. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started the 20-car All-Star race in fourth after a solid qualifying effort, which included a three-lap, mandatory four-tire stop. Bowyer spent the four 25-lap segments working on the handling of his Toyota. Crew chief Brian Pattie made various chassis adjustments throughout the race to improve the handling of Bowyer’s Toyota. In the final 10-lap segment Bowyer restarted 12th and held his position to the finish.
David Ragan finished 11th in Friday night’s Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway, failing to advance to the All Star race. Ragan started third and raced in fifth at the 20-lap break. A two-tire stop during the break vaulted the No. 55 into first place. When the green flag dropped, Ragan and other leaders struggled to get a good restart allowing the drivers who took four tires to pass. Ragan’s Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Clint Bowyer made a daring three-wide pass for the lead and won the event.
The NASCAR teams return to action in the series longest race, the Coca-Cola 600, next Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
John Force and the Peak Antifreeze & Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car raced to a semi-final finish by outrunning Jeff Diehl and teammate Courtney Force before dropping a close race to eventual race winner Tim Wilkerson in the semi-finals. Force was the number two qualifier at the event.
The JFR team also announced the addition of Monster Energy as new primary sponsor of Brittany Force's Top Fuel Dragster.
In NHRA Sportsman racing action, PEAK's Sherman Adcock, Jr. lost a close final round match up with Ryan Richardson on a breakout of his 8.90 index. The times were Richardson 8.901 to Adcock's too quick 8.884.
The NHRA teams move to Topeka, Kansas Memorial Day weekend for their next event.
Both the PBR Built Ford Tough Series and the BlueDEF Velocity Tour were idle this weekend. The BFTS will resume with the Battle of the Bulls in Las Vegas on May 22-24. The BlueDEF Velocity Tour will resume with the JW Hart PBR Challenge on May 30th in Decatur, Texas which will feature PBR World Champions Chris Shivers, Justin McBride, Ross Coleman, Mike White, Michael Gaffney, Tater Porter, Cody Custer and J.W. Hart competing in a special pay-per-view event.
Earl Pearson Jr. survived a side-by-side battle with Dennis Erb Jr. to win his third late model dirt series race of the season on Friday Night at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Pearson took the lead for good on lap 29. Pearson's win in the first series visit to the state of Wisconsin in nine years allows him to stay on top the series points standings. He captured the victory over Jimmy Mars, Erb, Devin Moran, Jared Landers, and PEAK's Don O'Neal.
The sixth place finish keeps O'Neal solidly in second place in the series standings 90 points behind Pearson.
and I went door-to-door for what seemed liked forever. He ran me clean, and we gave each other plenty of room out there."
The dirt racing teams moved to LaSalle, Illinois Saturday night, but rain forced the event to be canceled. The series will move to Wheatland, Missouri on Friday and Saturday May 22nd and 23rd.
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The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series resumes under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, May 19th.