Courtney wins her third

Courtney
Most of the Sundays race rained away. But late in the evening the pro classes could start to eliminate. Jonnie blew the tires at the hit in both E1 and E2. In the first he won over Jim Campbell. In the second he lost to Shawn Langdon. After E2, the race was called and had to be finished during Monday.
Courtney Force and her team was close to unbeatable this time. She took her third win this season. Congratulations Courtney and crew!

Qualified number 2!

Jonnie
Our man Jonnie qualifies in as number two after Courtney Force.

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He made a total of three solid runs. 4.015 sec. in Q3 was also second best and gave him another two extra points. In Q4 Jonnie spun the tires right after the hit.
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Out first for Jonnie is Jim Campbell.

Final Results Funny Car Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals 2018
—————————————— Sec.     Mph.
1 Courtney Force                      3.911    321.73
2 Jonnie Lindberg                  3.962    316.23
3 Cruz Pedregon                       3.98    308.57
4 J.R. Todd                                3.996    320.89
5 Bob Tasca III                         4.006    315.93
6 Tommy Johnson Jr               4.008    313.00
7 Ron Capps                              4.021    317.79
8 Matt Hagan                            4.028    315.78
9 Tim Wilkerson                       4.048    311.56
10 Shawn Langdon                   4.052    314.31
11 John Force                             4.053    314.97
12 Jack Beckman                       4.086    304.53
13 Dale Creasy                           4.088    309.70
14 Robert Hight                         4.163    241.20
15 Jim Campbell                       4.185    297.02
16 Richard Townsend                4.247    248.16
———— not qualified ————
17 Todd Simpson                       4.617    196.47
18 Shane Westerfield                5.357    140.58

#2 in Topeka

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The Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka has started of well for Jonnie and his Head Racing team. 4.060 sec. and 287.53 mph in Q1 put him at first 4th in the list.
Then 3.962 sec. and 316.23 mph in Q2 was enough for a fine 2nd place before Saturdays qualifications. Round number two also gave Jonnie an additional 2 points in championship countings.

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Tonight we have two more rounds of qualifications before Sundays eliminations.

Results Funny Car after Q2 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Topeka 2018
-------------------------------------- Sec.       Mph
1 Courtney Force                 3.911    321.73
2 Jonnie Lindberg               3.962    316.23 (508,92 km/h)
3 Cruz Pedregon                 3.983    314.680
4 J.R. Todd                          3.996    320.89
5 Tommy Johnson Jr          4.008    313.00
6 Matt Hagan                      4.028    315.78
7 Tim Wilkerson                 4.048    311.56
8 Shawn Langdon              4.052    314.31
9 John Force                       4.053    314.97
10 Bob Tasca III                   4.058    313.80
11 Jack Beckman                4.086    304.53
12 Dale Creasy                    4.088    309.70
13 Ron Capps                      4.095    305.70
14 Robert Hight                    4.163    241.20
15 Richard Townsend          4.247    248.16
16 Todd Simpson                4.617    196.47
——————— not qualified ———————
17 Jim Campbell                 4.659    191.32
18 Shane Westerfield         5.357    140.58

Congratulations Courtney Force!

e1
In elimination round one, Hagan beats Jonnie in a nice and tight race. Hagan then wins his way to the final, through Johnson Jr and Beckman.

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But in the final Courtney Force, the number one qualifier, does the job best. Congratulation Courtney and your guys to the win!

Qualified 6th and ladder

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Almost every team seems to have problems getting down the track this weekend. But Jonnie and his guys did at least a pretty good job during the qualifications. 4.001 is enough for a 6th place.

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In round one tomorrow Jonnie has Matt Hagan.

Results qualifications NHRA Southern Nationals 2018
1 Courtney Force              3.932    324.51
2 Robert Hight                   3.952    327.59
3 Tommy Johnson Jr         3.968    316.97
4 Cruz Pedregon               3.969    316.38
5 John Force                      3.979    324.67
6 Jonnie Lindberg           4.001    316.15
7 J.R. Todd                         4.019    315.56
8 Tim Wilkerson                 4.029    311.70
9 Shawn Langdon              4.032    317.42
10 Jack Beckman              4.038    318.09
11 Matt Hagan                   4.054    301.94
12 Ron Capps                    4.107    306.60
13 John Smith                    4.154    259.46
14 Jim Campbell                4.155    291.45
15 Bob Tasca III                 4.606    181.03
16 Jeff Diehl                       4.857    171.75