Brainerd International Raceway is a fan favorite on the NHRA race schedule—from the epic party atmosphere of “The Zoo” to the naturally scenic track venue, it’s easy to understand why. And after this year’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, we’re sure Dallas Glenn, Ron Capps, and Antron Brown like this track just a little more. Read why in this week’s NHRA Wrap-Up.


2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Pro Stock Results

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Looks like Kyle Koretsky is coming to terms with losing to his teammate in the finals. (Image/Auto Imagery)

Pro Stock is back in Brainerd! There was no shortage of excitement as the NHRA’s top door slammer cars competed for the Wally over the weekend either. Though Greg Anderson qualified Number One at his home track, it was his teammates Kyle Koretsky and Dallas Glenn who faced off in the final round matchup on Sunday. Koretsky got the early jump but shook the tires early and let off, allowing Glenn to dash to a 6.566 second, 207.56 mph victory.

All told, it was a great showing for Team Summit in Pro Stock and the win stretched Glenn’s lead in the overall points standings as well.


2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Fuel Results

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Pruett and Brown were seemingly inches apart down the entire track on Sunday. (Image/Auto Imagery)

Antron Brown has been building steam all season long, and he’s climbed higher in the points standings after an epic showdown with Leah Pruett in Brainerd. At launch, Brown cut the quicker light, but Pruett charged hard to try to erase that slim advantage before she ran out of track. In the end, the two dragsters were neck-and-neck across the beams, though Brown had the slight edge with a 3.715 second, 326.08 mph run that topped Pruett’s 3.757 @ 331.12.

The victory marked Antron Brown’s 73 NHRA win—which normally would be a bigger story, except…


2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Funny Car Results

…Ron Capps crossed a major career milestone by making it to number 75 with his win in Brainerd.

But it wasn’t easy—he had to dispatch Tim Wilkerson and last weekend’s winner Bob Tasca III in eliminations, and then face Robert Hight in the finals. But Capps cut the faster light and never looked back, racing to a thrilling 3.887 second, 332.75 mph run, besting Hight’s 3.900 @ 324.90.

Oh, and if his 75th career victory wasn’t enough cause for celebration, the win also put Capps into the top spot in the Funny Car points standings. Congrats to Ron Capps on number 75!


THE 2023 NHRA SEASON CONTINUES WITH THE NHRA U.S. NATIONALS Aug. 30 to SEP. 4. AT Indianapolis Raceway park in Indianapolis, IN.


Current 2023 NHRA Championship Points Standings


  1. Dallas Glenn, 1,032
  2. Matt Hartford, 748
  3. Deric Kramer, 732
  4. Troy Coughlin Jr., 712
  5. Erica Enders, 693
  6. Greg Anderson, 670
  7. Aaron Stanfield, 659
  8. Camrie Caruso, 577
  9. Kyle Koretsky, 552
  10. Christian Cuadra, 506



  1. Justin Ashley, 1,133
  2. Steve Torrence, 1,032
  3. Antron Brown, 907
  4. Brittany Force, 885
  5. Leah Pruett, 871
  6. Austin Prock, 789
  7. Mike Salinas, 761
  8. Doug Kalitta, 753
  9. Clay Millican, 716
  10. Josh Hart, 715



  1. Ron Capps, 1,073
  2. Matt Hagan, 1,052
  3. Robert Hight, 935
  4. Bob Tasca III, 896
  5. Chad Green, 862
  6. Alexis DeJoria, 840
  7. Tim Wilkerson, 820
  8. J.R. Todd, 790
  9. John Force, 746
  10. Cruz Pedregon, 627



  1. Gaige Herrera, 924
  2. Hector Arana Jr., 565
  3. Eddie Krawiec, 563
  4. Matt Smith, 549
  5. Angie Smith, 506
  6. Steve Johnson, 480
  7. Chase Van Sant, 420
  8. Marc Ingwersen, 344
  9. Jianna Evaristo, 341
  10. Kelly Clontz, 294
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