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Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 08:06 AM

Todd, Torrence, Nobile and Arana Jr. Victorious at Dodge NHRA Nationals
Courtesy of NHRA Social Media

MOHNTON, Pa. - J.R. Todd moved into the Funny Car points lead with his second straight victory of 2018 on Sunday at the 34th Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the first of six playoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 3.972 seconds, 319.90 mph defeated Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.196 seconds, 249.95 mph.

Todd secured his second consecutive win, fourth of the season and sixth of his Funny Car career. He leaves the event as the Funny Car points leader.

Steve Torrence, 3.819 seconds, 325.45 mph defeated Tony Schumacher, 4.196 seconds, 234.82 mph.

Torrence is the Top Fuel points leader and secured his sixth victory of the season. He was the runner-up at this event in 2017 against defending world champion Brittany Force.

Vincent Nobile, Chevy Camaro, 6.586 seconds, 210.01 mph defeated Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.580 seconds, 211.53 mph.

Nobile grabbed his third victory of the season and 13th in his career and moved to second in the points standings with his second career win at the track.

Hector Arana Jr, EBR, 6.842 seconds, 197.74 mph defeated Matt Smith, EBR, 7.306 seconds, 145.88 mph.

Arana Jr. earned his second victory of 2018 and 13th of his career and jumped to No. 2 spot in points after his second career win at Maple Grove Raceway.

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