More Countdown spots locked up at Sonoma event
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Former NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champs John Force, Shawn Langdon, Allen Johnson, Jason Line, and Jeg Coughlin Jr. were among those drivers who locked up their berths in NHRA's Countdown to the Championship playoffs thanks to their efforts at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Thirteen drivers have so far locked up their spots after the Sonoma event, the 15th of 18 races that make up the series regular season. Only the top-10 finishers in each of the four Mello Yello classes – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle – can run for the championship in the season’s final six events.

Following the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, only the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries in Seattle, the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, and the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis remain for drivers to lock up spots.

Top Fuel
 1. Doug Kalitta
 2. Antron Brown
 3. Shawn Langdon

Funny Car
 1. Robert Hight
 2. John Force

Pro Stock
 1. Erica Enders-Stevens
 2. Allen Johnson
 3. Jeg Coughlin Jr.
 4. Jason Line
 5. Dave Connolly

Pro Stock Motorcycle
 1. Andrew Hines
 2. Eddie Krawiec
 3. Hector Arana Jr.