CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE TORRENCE, RON CAPPS AND GREG ANDERSON ON THEIR AAA INSURANCE NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS WINS...

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Today we congratulate winners of the 6th Annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois... Steve Torrence clinched his 8th Top Fuel victory of the season and 16th of his career. He drove his Capco Contractors/Torrence Racing dragster to defeat Doug Kalitta in final round. Torrence also put Shawn Langdon, Leah Prichett and defending champ Antron Brown on the trailer in earlier rounds. As it stands, Torrence is the T/F points leader... Ron Capps was also a winner. He's also the points leader for his respective Funny Car class. Capps piloted his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger to the win by beating Jonnie Lindberg in the final and Jim Campbell, John Force and "Fast" Jack Beckman in earlier rounds. This proved to be Ron's 8th victory of the season and 58th of his career. He's aggressively pursuing back-to-back world championships. (editor's note: Felicia of Drag Racing Underground's somewhat controversial "Franky & Felicia" NHRA prognosticators actually picked Ron Capps to win the Midwest Natls, one of her very few successful picks so far this 2017 season)... In Pro Stock it would be Greg Anderson walking away with the "Wally" trophy. Anderson defeated teammate and defending world champ Jason Line in the final "Factory Hot Rod" pairing. This was the 3rd victory of Anderson's 2017 season, and the 89th (whew!) of his career. The win put Greg in the No#1 points slot for the "Countdown to the Championship". It's also worth noting that he was the top qualifier of the field. He beat Dave River, Larry Morgan and Brian Self in prior rounds... Next on the grueling NHRA tour is the AAA Texas FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex in Dallas, TX October 12th-15th...

 

 

Congratulations to Ron Capps and crew on winning the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Illinois.