Tanner Gray looks to keep momentum going in Las Vegas

PRE-RACE NOTES

  • At the previous event, Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Tanner Gray picked up his first national event win of the 2018 season and the sixth of his career.
  • With his win at the Gatornationals, Gray moved up four positions in the points, from 11th to 7th.
  • Last season at this event Tanner Gray became the youngest professional event winner in NHRA history at 17 years, 11 months of age.
  • Gray will compete in his first K&N Horsepower Challenge, an annual speciality race for the Pro Stock category with a $50,000 grand prize for the winner.
  • This is the first time that West Coast race-goers will get to experience the the four-wide racing format.

 

“I think everyone definitely knows we are back in contention to win. Our team has had success at this track so it gives us extra confidence for sure. It’s a great facility and Las Vegas is a fun city to go to. It should be an exciting race, especially with it being four-wide and the K&N Horsepower Challenge. I personally feel like the K&N Horsepower Challenge is a race that you go into just having fun. It’s the best seven cars with the eighth being a fan vote. I’ve been enjoying the time off in between these races but I’m really looking forward to getting back in the car and racing this weekend.”  

 

NHRA Pro Stock Points Standings:

1)    Bo Butner, 245

2)    Jason Line, 232

3)    Chris McGaha, 213

4)    Deric Kramer, 190

5)    Drew Skillman, 190

6)    Greg Anderson, 186

7)    Tanner Gray, 176 

8)    Alex Laughlin, 175

9)    Vincent Nobile, 170

10)    Erica Enders, 166

 

RACE INFO

DENSO Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, Nevada

April 6-8, 2018

Run Schedule (Local Time)

Friday, April 6th:

Qualifying Session 1- 12:30 p.m.

Qualifying Session 2- 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 7th:

K&N Horsepower Challenge Autograph Session- 10:15 a.m.

K&N Horsepower Challenge Driver Introductions- 11:40 p.m.

K&N Horsepower Challenge Round 1- 12:00 p.m.

Qualifying Session 3  – 12:10 p.m.

K&N Horsepower Challenge Round 2- 2:40 p.m.

Qualifying Session 4- 2:45 p.m.

Sunday, April 8th: 

Pre-Race Ceremonies- 10:45 a.m.

Round 1- 12:35 p.m.

Semifinals- 2:20 p.m.

Finals- 4:00 p.m.

 

TV Schedule

Friday, April 6th:

One hour of qualifying coverage on FS1 at 6:00 p.m. (EST)
Sunday, April 8th:

One hour of qualifying coverage on FS1 at 11:30 a.m. (EST)
Sunday, April 8th:

Three hours of final eliminations coverage on FS1 at 6:00 p.m. (EST)

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