User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Morgan Lucas wins in Top Fuel at Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) - Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas won for the third time in his career at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday to close the rain-plagued Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.

Advertisement
Lucas was on and off the throttle of his 10,000-horsepower dragster as the engine erupted in flames when it crossed the finish line just in front of series leader Doug Kalitta's charging dragster. Both machines lost traction early in the final round, but Lucas was able to guide his machine to his 10th career victory.

Lucas, running a limited schedule this season, won from the 12th qualifying position. He beat Bob Vandergriff, Steve Torrence and Antron Brown to reach the final round. In the semifinals against Brown, Lucas had a career-best time of 3.729 seconds.

''It's fun,'' Lucas said. ''This is really what I was hoping it would be, just to come out here and have fun and when you go rounds that is just the added value to it. I am just really lucky that Lucas Oil and GEICO support me. Racing guys like Doug and Antron, they are No. 1 and 2 in points. They are the best. To win this race again is just a really cool feeling.''

The Funny Car final between John Force and Ron Capps, and the Pro Stock semifinals and final were postponed due to darkness and inclement weather following a day filled with multiple rain delays.

Racing in those categories will be completed during designated qualifying rounds at the U.S. Nationals on Aug. 27-Sept. 1 in Clermont, Indiana.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Roberts: New England 300 Preview
Sadler wins inaugural Xfinity Chase race
Crampton take No. 1 position in Top Fuel
Kenseth goes for 3rd straight NH win
Byron wins first Trucks Chase race
Edwards wins pole at New Hampshire
Teen Cindric races to first ARCA win
Truex grateful win no longer 'tainted'
NASCAR HOF damaged in protests
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership