NHRA Kansas Nationals News

POSTED ON May 24th  - POSTED IN News

Today was an exciting day at Heartland Park with John Force stepping into the Funny Car qualifying lead, J.R. Todd (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) also qualifying as leaders in this year’s 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.  Mello Yellow qualifying will resume Saturday at 1:30 PM with eliminations and qualifying taking place in the morning

We’re sure to have more great races tomorrow but wanted to bring you some housekeeping news as well.


 

Frequently asked questions

We’ve created a Frequently asked questions section dedicated to the NHRA event happening now!  If you have a question, please look here first to see if you can get your answer quickly.  If you’re question isn’t there, the page has details on how to contact us so we can get you an answer.


 

Event Results

If you’re looking for the most up to date event results, check out the NHRA page here.  They have a section dedicated to the results.


 

Ticket exchange/ rainout policy

We have it posted in the Frequently asked questions, but wanted to put it here as well.  If you have questions about the ticket exchange/ rainout policy, please see the NHRA ticket exchange/ rainout policy here.


 

 

Thanks again to all the fans and have a safe, fun time at the track this weekend!

The Heartland Park Topeka team

NHRA Campers – New News

POSTED ON May 22nd  - POSTED IN News

We’ve had a few questions regarding Grey water and showers so we updated the Parking and camping/RV locations and thought we’d post to the front page as well.  If you are planning on heading to the track and needed Grey water service, please use the information below to arrange service.  Also below is the detail on shower location during the NHRA Kansas Nationals this year.

Grey Water Service

If you needed gray water or pump service for your race team, NHRA needs or campers, please contact Loretta at (913) 238-7900 who will assist to arrange this service.  They will be coming to Heartland Park Topeka at 7 am and 4pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

 

Showers

Showers are available at the Tech Building from the time the gates open until 1 hour after the races end.  The Tech Building is located at the South end of the Pit Area as seen in the image below

Showers

SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: JOHN FORCE

POSTED ON May 20th  - POSTED IN News, Uncategorized

Legendary drag racer John Force has never lived in Topeka, but Force has been a fixture at Heartland Park Topeka since the track opened in 1989 and has been a semi-regular visitor to the winner’s circle at HPT, posting a track-best nine national-event wins.
The 16-time world Funny Car champion, who turned 65 earlier this month, will be back at Heartland Park this weekend, leading Team Force in the NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Force said last week in a phone interview that he’s anxious to get back to Topeka.
“I raced in the early days over at the Kansas City Raceway in Independence, Mo.,” Force said. “Then when they built this new super track, it was awesome to come in here.
“The hotels, the restaurants, everybody in town, they want you there. It’s fun to go back there and then when you can race at a race track that’s a high-end track with great stands and facilities and plenty of parking, I love it.”
The fact that Force, who won his 16th championship last season, has had unparalleled success at HPT is icing on the cake.
“To win nine races, I can’t complain,” he said.
Force, who has 139 national-event wins, won at Heartland Park for the first time in 1993 and added wins in ’94, ’96, ’97, ’99, ’00, ’05 and ’08. He won both races at HPT in ’96.
His most recent Topeka win in 2008 was also one of his most emotional wins, with Force winning for the first time after suffering serious injuries in a horrific crash at Dallas in 2007.
Force, currently second in Funny Car points to his son-in-law, Robert Hight, will be aiming to make more memories this week.
“Tell Topeka we love them and we need them in the stands,” Force said. “We need to pack Topeka. We’ve got to grow NHRA and we’ve got to grow that race track.
“It’s a family deal and come on out and we’ll give you a show, the greatest show on earth.”

The Kansas Nationals gets under way at 8 a.m. Friday with Sportsman qualifying. Mello Yello Drag Racing Series pro qualifying sessions in Pro Stock, Funny Car and Top Fuel are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and 7 o’clock Friday.
Sportsman eliminations will start at 8 a.m. Saturday with pro qualifying sessions set for 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sportsman eliminations will continue at 9 a.m. Sunday, with Mello Yello Series eliminations getting under way at 11 a.m.

HPT.com will feature racers throughout the 2014 season. If you have someone you would like to see spotlighted send details and contact information to rick.peterson@cjonline.com - Rick can also be reached on Twitter @peterson_rick

Fuqua Pulls Off 3rd Straight At HPT

POSTED ON May 18th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, News

Sixty three cars checked in to do battle at HPT on Saturday night. Darron Fuqua worked his way to a 3rd straight victory in the USRA Modified division. Fuqua battled with early leader Kyle Covert before gaining the upper hand and moving on to the win. Jim Powell Jr. pulled off his 3rd victory of the season in the USRA Stock Car class, Humboldt Speedway hot shoe, Derrek Wilson, came to HPT and easily won the Pure Stock feature and it was Brian Murphy getting past Dustin Thulin late in the USRA B Mod feature to take his 1st win of the season.

Article Reposted from In The Pits

Image: Reed Bros. Racing

Modified Points Standings – 5-17-2014

POSTED ON May 17th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Modified
Modified
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 17 Jeremy Chambers Parsons, KS 472
2 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS 449
3 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 384
4 04 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS 381
5 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS 381
6 9S Devin Stock Topeka, KS 370
7 21J Josh Everhart Burlingame, KS 350
8 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS 330
9 7D7 Kyle Covert Topeka, KS 320
10 07J Scott Herrick Topeka, KS 263
11 52 Clifford Shepard Ogden, KS 222
12 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO 210
13 2D Dean Bachner Olathe, KS 195
14 30 Dalton Kirk Edgerton, KS 165
15 05 Tom Grist Topeka, KS 142
16 63 Derrick Brown Meriden, KS 81
17 9D8 Paden Phillips Chanute, KS 76
18 32D Darren Robinson Berryton, KS 74
19 B Allan Broers Edgerton, KS 70
20 69 Ryan Phillips Osage City, KS 64

Stock Car Points Standings – 5-17-2014

POSTED ON May 17th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Factory Stock
Stock Cars
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS 472
2 01 Ronnie Moore Carbondale, KS 424
3 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS 404
4 20P Jim Powell Jr Lecompton, KS 391
5 15 Leif Weyer Centralia, KS 346
6 C15 Eric Weyer Centralia, KS 346
7 9 Robert Garst Topeka, KS 320
8 05 Brett Heeter Kansas City , KS 286
9 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS 285
10 J14 Jeremy Wilson Humboldt, ks 84
11 00 Nick Whalen Kansas City, KS 81
12 16 Craig Springer Lawrence, KS 74
13 12M Danny Masters Topeka, KS 72
14 60K James King Americus, KS 45

Pure Stock Points Standings – 5-17-2014

POSTED ON May 17th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Pure Stock
Pure Stock
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS 200
2 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS 194
3 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS 167
4 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS 164
5 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS 144
6 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS 138
7 19 David McDonald Topeka, KS 134
8 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS 115
9 15Z Shane Hilton Topeka, KS 98
10 03C,03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS 89
11 18 Dylan McDonald Topeka, KS 88
12 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS 82
13 54B Darrin Christy Kansas City, KS 80
14 5 Steve Stewart Osage City, KS 61
15 3X Derrek Wilson Chanute, KS 50
16 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS 50
17 79 Oliver Harris Tonganoxie, KS 45
18 B51 Landon Stallbaumer Wakarusa, KS 25
19 51 Tyler Wudarczyk Wakarusa, KS 24
20 35T Travis Barker Lattarpe, KS 23
21 8JR Dave McLaughlin Jr Topeka, KS 23
22 34H Roger Huff Ben Wheller, tx 20
23 8 Cameron Allensworth Topeka, KS 18
24 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS 2

B Modified Points Standing – 5-17-2014

POSTED ON May 17th  - POSTED IN B-Modified, Dirt Track
B-Mod
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS 455
2 1M Brian Murphy Carbondale, KS 425
3 74 Jeff Mauro Berryton , KS 424
4 14 RJ Edwards Grantville, KS 375
5 1 Derek Huffman Topeka, KS 357
6 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 349
7 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS 334
8 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS 321
9 20C Casey Meggison Hoyt, KS 313
10 28H Gus Harrison McLouth, KS 305
11 34F Tony Filbert Topeka, KS 297
12 7J Jake Richards Edwardville, KS 295
13 4U Rich Boyden Topeka, KS 282
14 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS 282
15 7H Chance Hug Mayetta, KS 273
16 07C Larry Cain Topeka, KS 270
17 7X Lance Lincoln Berryton, KS 186
18 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 176
19 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS 159
20 38 Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO 158
21 2 Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS 154
22 9T Cody Thornton Tonganoxie, KS 136
23 19J Joey Woodworth Randolph, KS 132
24 37,37J Jeremiah Asher Effingham, KS 130
25 29 Trevor Mohn Topeka, KS 74
26 37 Anthony Asher St Joe, MO 66
27 45W Kyle Williams Topeka, KS 66
28 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS 58
29 451 Jesse Shotts Topeka, KS 56
30 5 Dakota Foster Gardner, KS 56
31 68R Donny Guilbault Topeka, KS 55

B Modified feature results 5-17-14

POSTED ON May 17th  - POSTED IN B-Modified, Dirt Track
B-Mod – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
7 1 1M Brian Murphy Carbondale, KS
8 2 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS
1 3 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS
9 4 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS
6 5 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS
15 6 74 Jeff Mauro Berryton , KS
18 7 1 Derek Huffman Topeka, KS
14 8 7H Chance Hug Mayetta, KS
11 9 29 Trevor Mohn Topeka, KS
17 10 28H Gus Harrison McLouth, KS
12 11 2 Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS
2 12 7X Lance Lincoln Berryton, KS
3 13 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS
4 14 14 RJ Edwards Grantville, KS
5 15 20C Casey Meggison Hoyt, KS
16 16 34F Tony Filbert Topeka, KS
13 17 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS
10 18 5 Dakota Foster Gardner, ks
19 19 68R Donny Guilbault Topeka, KS
20 20 07C Larry Cain Topeka, KS DNS
B-Mod – Heat 1
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
2 1 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS
4 2 7X Lance Lincoln Berryton, KS
5 3 1M Brian Murphy Carbondale, KS
7 4 5 Dakota Foster Gardner, ks
6 5 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS
1 6 34F Tony Filbert Topeka, KS
3 7 68R Donny Guilbault Topeka, KS
B-Mod – Heat 2
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
2 1 14 RJ Edwards Grantville, KS
1 2 20C Casey Meggison Hoyt, KS
7 3 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS
5 4 29 Trevor Mohn Topeka, KS
3 5 7H Chance Hug Mayetta, KS
4 6 28H Gus Harrison McLouth, KS
6 7 07C Larry Cain Topeka, KS
B-Mod – Heat 3
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS
5 2 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS
4 3 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS
3 4 2 Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS
6 5 74 Jeff Mauro Berryton , KS
2 6 1 Derek Huffman Topeka, KS
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