Rain Postpones Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals To Dallas

Rain Postpones Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals To Dallas

by September 14, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

CONCORD, N.C. – Rain washed out all NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series track activity shortly after Round One of Nitro Eliminations at zMAX Dragway during the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals on Sunday afternoon.

The day started off with cloudy conditions, but there was only a very slight chance of rain. However, that didn’t stop Mother Nature. During the first round of NHRA Pro Stock eliminations, V Gaines barrel rolled down the track, crossing the line in first over Allen Johnson. Damage to the racing surface resulted in a significant halt to the race action. While track crews worked to resolve the issue, the skies opened up, postponing the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals.

All of the remaining elimination rounds for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will be run next weekend in Dallas at the Texas Motorplex.

The following drivers were set to compete against each other in Round Two:

J.R. Todd vs Spencer Massey; Billy Torrence vs. Tony Schumacher; Steve Torrence vs. Leah Prichett; and Morgan Lucas vs. Khalid alBalooshi

Funny Car
Dave Richards vs. John Force; Bob Tasca III vs. Ron Capps; Robert Hight vs. Jeff Arend; Matt Hagan vs. Tim Wilkerson

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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