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Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 08:23 AM

B. Torrence, Beckman, Kramer and Krawiec Victorious at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
Courtesy of NHRA Social Media

BRAINERD, Minn. - Billy Torrence picked up his first career Top Fuel victory with a win on Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the 17th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Billy Torrence, 3.756 seconds, 329.99 mph defeated Antron Brown, 3.751 seconds, 329.10 mph.

This is the first victory of Torrence's career, as he also notched his first career No. 1 qualifier this weekend in Brainerd.

Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 3.961 seconds, 325.69 mph defeated Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.031 seconds, 319.67 mph.

The 2012 Funny Car world champion locked in his second event victory of the season and his first career win at Brainerd.

Deric Kramer, Chevy Camaro, 6.652 seconds, 207.56 mph defeated Tanner Gray, Camaro, Foul - Red Light.

Kramer secured his second win of the season and his career as he also locked in his place in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.897 seconds, 195.14 mph defeated Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.903 seconds, 193.99 mph.

Krawiec now has four wins in four final rounds on the season as the defending world champion closes in on points leader Andrew Hines.

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