2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

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2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season
LeagueNHRA
SportDrag racing
ChampionsTony Schumacher (TF)
Matt Hagan (FC)
Erica Enders-Stevens (PS)
Andrew Hines (PSM)
NHRA seasons

The 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Season was announced on August 29, 2013.[1]

There are 24 Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock car events, and 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events scheduled.

Schedule[edit]

2014 NHRA Mello Yello Schedule
Date Race Site Winners
Top Fuel Dragster Top Fuel
Funny Car
Pro Stock PS Motorcycle
February 6–9 Circle K NHRA Winternationals Pomona, California Khalid alBalooshi John Force Jason Line N/A
February 21–23 Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Arizona Nationals Phoenix, Arizona Antron Brown Alexis DeJoria Allen Johnson N/A
March 13–16 Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals Gainesville, Fla Doug Kalitta Robert Hight Allen Johnson Steve Johnson
March 28–30 SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals Las Vegas, Nev. Tony Schumacher Alexis DeJoria Erica Enders-Stevens N/A
April 11–13 Dollar General Four-Wide Nationals1 Concord, N.C. Antron Brown Robert Hight Jimmy Ålund Andrew Hines
April 25–27 O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals Houston, Texas Antron Brown Robert Hight Erica Enders-Stevens N/A
May 16–18 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals2 Atlanta, Ga. Spencer Massey Robert Hight Jeg Coughlin Eddie Krawiec
May 23–25 NHRA Kansas Nationals Topeka, Kan. Spencer Massey Courtney Force Allen Johnson N/A
May 29 – June 1 Toyota NHRA Summernationals Englishtown, New Jersey Richie Crampton Cruz Pedregon Jeg Coughlin Andrew Hines
June 13–15 NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol, Tenn. Shawn Langdon Tommy Johnson, Jr. Erica Enders-Stevens N/A
June 19–22 Auto Plus NHRA New England Nationals Epping, N.H. Tony Schumacher Ron Capps Dave Connolly Angie Smith
June 26–29 O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals Chicago, Ill. Antron Brown Matt Hagan Vincent Nobile Hector Arana, Jr.
July 3–6 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Norwalk, Ohio Antron Brown John Force Erica Enders-Stevens Andrew Hines
July 18–20 Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Denver, Colo. J. R. Todd Robert Hight Allen Johnson Andrew Hines
July 25–27 NHRA Sonoma Nationals Sonoma, Calif. Khalid alBalooshi Courtney Force Jason Line Eddie Krawiec
August 1–3 O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals Seattle, Wash. Doug Kalitta John Force Jason Line N/A
August 14–17 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals3 Brainerd, Minn. Morgan Lucas Races abandoned before finals N/A
August 27 – September 1 Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals Brownsburg, IN Richie Crampton Ron Capps Jason Line Eddie Krawiec
Alexis DeJoria Shane Gray
2014 Countdown to One
September 12–14 NHRA Pep Boys Carolina Nationals4 Concord, N.C. Races abandoned before first round.
September 18–21 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Ennis, Texas Tony Schumacher Matt Hagan Johnathan Gray Eddie Krawiec
Tony Schumacher Courtney Force Dave Connolly Andrew Hines
September 26–28 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals St. Louis, MO Antron Brown Courtney Force Dave Connolly Jerry Savoie
October 2–5 Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals Reading, Pa. Tony Schumacher Matt Hagan Rodger Brogdon Eddie Krawiec
October 30 – November 2 NHRA Las Vegas Nationals Las Vegas, Nev. Spencer Massey Del Worsham Erica Enders-Stevens Andrew Hines
November 13–16 Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals Pomona, Calif. Morgan Lucas Matt Hagan Erica Enders-Stevens Hector Arana Jr.
  • NOTE: All races will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2.

1 The rules for the 4 Wide Nationals differ from other races:

  • All cars will qualify on each lane as all four lanes will be used in qualifying.
  • Three rounds with cars using all four lanes.
  • In Rounds One and Two, the top two drivers (of four) will advance to the next round.
  • The pairings are set as follows:
    • Race One: 1, 8, 9, 16
    • Race Two: 4, 5, 12, 13
    • Race Three: 2, 7, 10, 15
    • Race Four: 3, 6, 11, 14
    • Semifinal One: Top two in Race One and Race Two
    • Semifinal Two: Top two in Race Three and Race Four
    • Finals: Top two in Semifinal One and Semifinal Two
  • Lane choice determined by times in previous round. In first round, lane choice determined by fastest times.
  • Drivers who advance in Rounds One and Two will receive 20 points for each round advancement.
  • In Round Three, the winner of the race will be declared the race winner and will collect 40 points. The runner-up will receive 20 points. Third and fourth place drivers will be credited as semifinal losers.

2 Due to poor track conditions and rain, Final Eliminations were run on May 19.

3 Indianapolis: The first winner in Funny Car and Pro Stock (car) is the winner of the Brainerd round that was cancelled because of weather and darkness.

4 Texas Motorplex: Charlotte was cancelled because of rain and track conditions after the first round of Top Fuel and Funny Car had finished and half of the first round of Pro Stock (car) had concluded. Therefore, there are two full races at the Texas Motorplex for Pro Stock Motorcycle, one race and 3 1/2 rounds for Pro Stock, and one race and three rounds for the two nitro classes.[2][3]

Notable events[edit]

Morgan Lucas announced on October 14, 2013 that he was stepping aside from his full-time ride and announced his replacement driver, Richie Crampton.[4]

Tommy Johnson, Jr. will now drive a funny car for Don Schumacher Racing, replacing Johnny Gray.[5]

Final standings[edit]

Top Fuel[6]
Position Driver Points Points Back Chassis
1 Tony Schumacher 2594  – DSR
2 J.R. Todd 2463 −131 Hadman
3 Spencer Massey 2430 −164 DSR
4 Shawn Langdon 2419 −175 Hadman
5 Doug Kalitta 2407 −187 Hadman
6 Steve Torrence 2406 −188 Hadman
7 Antron Brown 2405 −189 DSR
8 Khalid al-Balooshi 2326 −268 Hadman
9 Richard Crampton 2299 −295 Lucas
10 Brittany Force 2249 −345 Ford
Funny Car[6]
Position Driver Points Points Back Make
1 Matt Hagan 2628  – Dodge
2 John Force 2585 −43 Ford
3 Tommy Johnson Jr. 2442 −186 Dodge
4 Courtney Force 2421 −207 Ford
5 Robert Hight 2414 −214 Ford
6 Del Worsham 2393 −235 Toyota
7 Alexis DeJoria 2382 −246 Toyota
8 Ron Capps 2375 −253 Dodge
9 Tim Wilkerson 2310 −318 Ford
10 Cruz Pedregon 2244 −384 Toyota
Pro Stock[6]
Position Driver Points Points Back Make
1 Erica Enders-Stevens 2639  – Chevrolet
2 Jason Line 2600 −39 Chevrolet
3 Dave Connolly 2481 −158 Chevrolet
4 Shane Gray 2463 −176 Chevrolet
5 Jeg Coughlin Jr. 2445 −194 Dodge
6 Allen Johnson 2403 −236 Dodge
7 Jonathan Gray 2385 −254 Chevrolet
8 Vincent Nobile 2364 −275 Chevrolet
9 V Gaines 2269 −370 Dodge
10 Chris McGaha 2168 −471 Chevrolet
Pro Stock Motorcycle[6]
Position Driver Points Points Back Make
1 Andrew Hines 2689  – Harley-Davidson
2 Eddie Krawiec 2620 −69 Harley-Davidson
3 Hector Arana Jr. 2472 −217 Buell
4 Matt Smith 2416 −273 Buell
5 Steve Johnson 2369 −320 Suzuki
6 Scotty Pollacheck 2350 −339 Buell
7 Hector Arana 2319 −370 Buell
8 John Hall 2253 −436 Buell
9 Angie Smith 2223 −466 Buell
10 Michael Ray Jr. 2144 −545 Buell

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule announced". 2013-08-29. Archived from the original on 2013-09-02. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  2. ^ "NHRA Story » Countdown promises to get intense with 'doubleheader' at Texas Motorplex". nhra.com. Archived from the original on 2014-09-18. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  3. ^ "NHRA Story » Schumacher's 75th, Gray's first highlight Charlotte finals". nhra.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-01. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  4. ^ "NHRA Story » Lucas to yield seat of GEICO/Lucas Oil dragster to newcomer Crampton". nhra.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  5. ^ "NHRA Story » DSR, Terry Chandler announce Tommy Johnson Jr. as driver of charity Funny Car in 2014". nhra.com. Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d "NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points". nhra.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 11 February 2015.

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