Early chute keeps Lucas Oil's Richie Crampton from top-three qualifying run

Seatle, Washington (August 6, 2016) - Richie Crampton was on a scintillating pass in the final qualifying session for the 29th annual Protect The NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil on Saturday at Pacific Raceways when he felt something unusual from his Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster.

 Richie Crampton's Lucas Oil dragster shows plenty of speed in Seattle

Seatle, Washington (August 6, 2016) - The second-round finish wasn't what Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster driver Richie Crampton wanted, but the third-year pro at least knows he has a potent race car.

 Lucas Oil driver Richie Crampton speeds to Sonoma final round

Sonoma, California (July 31, 2016) - The streak is over. Long live the next streak!

Lucas Oil Top Fuel driver Richie Crampton's streak of seven consecutive final-round victories came to an end at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, but the final-round appearance was his first of the season and could signal a surge in the final nine races of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Richie Crampton arrives in title sponsor's race in Seattle on a season-high

Seattle, Washington (August 2, 2016) - Having set the Pacific Raceways elapsed time record of 3.727 seconds a year ago, Top Fuel pilot Richie Crampton already had this weekend's race circled on his calendar, but when his main sponsor took over naming rights of the event and it became the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, it instantly made the race top priority.

Swagger returning to Lucas Oil team, Richie Crampton after No. 5 qualifying effort

Sonoma, California (July 30, 2016) - The swagger is slowly coming back to the Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster team of driver Richie Crampton.

Crampton and the Morgan Lucas Racing team appear to be breaking out of their slump, grabbing the No. 5 qualifying spot for the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Saturday after a series of good runs at Sonoma Raceway.


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