John Force Racing’s Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and Robert Hight (Funny Car) raced to the top spots in their respective classes at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, April 17, setting up the brackets for Sunday’s final eliminations. DENSO-backed Greg Anderson and Matt Smith claimed Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle poles.
Three-time NHRA defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence powered his 11,000-horsepower Capco Contractors dragster to the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot on Friday at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, April 16.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the second event of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The event marks the first four-wide drag racing event in nearly two years as the 2020 race was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It isn’t a stretch to say not many people are looking forward to the return of this weekend’s DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway more than former Funny Car world champ J.R. Todd.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series star won the first two four-wide events in Las Vegas, including the most recent one in 2019 in his 11,000-horsepower DHL Toyota Camry. Todd has performed well in Vegas, as has the Kalitta Motorsports team and that has continued in the unique and spectacular four-wide setup. After the race didn’t take place a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Todd is ready for more four-wide success in Las Vegas, especially after winning the opening race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway gets back in action this Saturday after a year-long absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bullring, in its 37th season (and 21st in its current configuration), is set to resume under the supervision of TJ Clark, a former driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and previous instructor at the Bob Bondurant Driving School.
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has sold all grandstand tickets for the April 16-18 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
State and local officials have allowed the speedway to host fans at 50-percent capacity for the first of two NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events in Las Vegas this year. In order to meet all of the COVID-19 requirements, the speedway has ended sales of all grandstand seating. There also will be no walkup sales on the day of the event.
As part of an ongoing effort to salute success across the company, Speedway Motorsports officials have named Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Kevin Camper as the O. Bruton Smith Award recipient for 2020 and honored Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter as the Promoter of the Year.