Pollacheck third at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
CONCORD, N.C. — Central Point resident Scotty Pollacheck finished third during Pro Stock Motorcycle racing at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday.
Andrew Hines won for the second straight race in Charlotte with a pass of 6.859 seconds at 196.10 mph on a Harley-Davidson. He beat Eddie Krawiec, John Hall and Pollacheck.
Pollacheck turned in an effort of 6.966 at 191.73. He is second in the points standings with 169 to Hines (180).
Robert Hight became the first two-time Funny Car winner , beating John Force, Alexis DeJoria and Tim Wilkerson in the final.
Antron Brown won the Top Fuel division and Jimmy Alund topped the Pro Stock field to become the first European winner in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in the event that features racing in four lanes instead of the traditional two.
At Long Beach, Calif., Mike Conway won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, grabbing the lead when Scott Dixon was forced to stop for fuel two laps from the finish.
Conway was the surprise winner of a race that took a dramatic turn when leader Ryan Hunter-Reay triggered a seven-car accident 24 laps from the finish.
Hunter-Reay had dominated but was chasing Josef Newgarden after Newgarden exited pit road ahead of Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe. Hunter-Reay tried to make an aggressive pass in the fourth turn and instead hit Newgarden.
The accident wiped out Hunter-Reay, Hinchcliffe and Newgarden, damaged Helio Castroneves' car, then collected Takuma Sato, Tony Kanaan and Jack Hawksworth.