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TOP FUEL
Pos Driver Points
1 Steve Torrence 2718
2 Clay Millican 2487
3 Tony Schumacher 2454
4 Leah Pritchett 2394
5 Brittany Force 2302
6 Antron Brown 2291
7 Mike Salinas 2259
8 Doug Kalitta 2259
9 Terry McMillen 2253
10 Scott Palmer 2182

FUNNY CAR
1 JR Todd 2553
2 Robert Hight 2479
3 Ron Capps 2388
4 Tim Wilkerson 2367
5 Tommy Johnson 2362
6 Courtney Force 2324
7 Matt Hagan 2321
8 Jack Beckman 2283
9 John Force 2277
10 Shawn Langdon 2204

PRO STOCK
1 Tanner Gray 2583
2 Jeg Coughlin 2443
3 Erica Enders 2434
4 Drew Skillman 2413
5 Vincent Nobile 2404
6 Jason Line 2350
7 Greg Anderson 2334
8 Bo Butner 2300
9 Deric Kramer 2220
10 Chris McGaha 2135

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
1 Matt Smith 2479
2 Eddie Krawiec 2475
3 LE Tonglet 2418
4 Hector Arana Jr. 2415
5 Jerry Savoie 2378
6 Andrew Hines 2366
7 Angelle Sampey 2268
8 Angie Smith 2255
9 Steve Johnson 2242
10 Scotty Pollacheck 2209
Todd's Dominating Run Gives Toyota 9th World Title

Toyota Drivers Combine For 10 Wins in '18
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd’s run to the Funny Car world championship highlighted a year that saw Toyota-supported drivers win 10 races during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. 

Todd dominated throughout the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs, earning three victories in five final round appearances, culminating with his sixth victory of the season at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona to capture the title. The playoff wins were just part of a brilliant campaign that saw the DHL Toyota Camry driver lead the series in victories, as well as win-loss record in elimination rounds (44-18, 71%) in just his second season in Funny Car. The championship was the second in four years for a Toyota Camry Funny Car driver and the third since 2008. Overall, Toyota-supported drivers have now won nine NHRA world championships.

“I never imagined a run like this, but the DHL Toyota guys are great at what they do,” said Todd. “I saw these guys do this with Del Worsham in 2015, so I knew that the opportunity was there. I just didn't want to be the reason for it not to happen. It's pretty special. It was really a complete team effort. I feel like we have a huge advantage from the input we get from having TRD involved. Those guys working with the track conditions takes weight off the crew chiefs shoulders, so they don't have to worry about it. TRD relays the information back to them and it's a huge asset. I feel like it's only going to get better."

Todd also was victorious in some of the biggest events on the schedule, including the U.S. Nationals and the Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas. Overall, his six victories were the highest ever for a Toyota Funny Car driver. In addition, Cruz Pedregon also found his way to the Funny Car Winner’s Circle, taking top honors at the Charlotte Four-Wide Nationals to give Camry Funny Cars a single-season best seven victories in 2018.

A year after Todd made the transition from Top Fuel to Funny Car, 2013 Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon followed suit. Langdon qualified for the Countdown in his inaugural Funny Car season, advancing to five semifinals on the way to a tenth-place finish.

In Top Fuel, all three Toyota-supported drivers found their way to Victory Lane in 2018 with victories at two of the most prestigious races on the circuit. Doug Kalitta won at the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, while Kalitta Motorsports teammate Richie Crampton was triumphant at the 49thrunning of the Gatornationals in Gainesville.

In addition, Antron Brown became just the fourth driver in NHRA history to win 50 Top Fuel events with his victory at Seattle, marking the 11thstraight season that he’s won since making the move into Top Fuel in 2008. Brown would finish the season sixth in the Top Fuel standings, one spot ahead of Kalitta. 

The 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicks off with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Feb. 8-10.

TOYOTA NHRA Champions

Todd hugs his trophy
Todd hugs his trophy
2018 J.R. Todd, Funny Car

2016 Antron Brown, Top Fuel

2015 Antron Brown, Top Fuel

2015 Del Worsham, Funny Car

2013 Shawn Langdon, Top Fuel

2012 Antron Brown, Top Fuel

2011 Del Worsham, Top Fuel

2010 Larry Dixon, Top Fuel

2008 Cruz Pedregon, Funny Car

2018 Toyota Wins (10)

Top Fuel (3) – Doug Kalitta, Pomona; Richie Crampton,Gainesville; Antron Brown,Seattle

Funny Car (7) – J.R. Todd,Las Vegas-4, Houston, Indianapolis, Reading; Las Vegas-2, Pomona Finals; Cruz Pedregon,Charlotte-4

2018 Toyota NHRA Full-time Drivers Performance Index To Date - Qualify Result/Race Result

Event 

Brown

Kalitta

Crampton

Todd 

Langdon

Pedregon

Pomona

6/Semis

5/Winner

10/Rd 1

7/Rd. 2

12/Rd 1

8/Rd 2

Phoenix

8/Rd 2

11/Rd 1

5/Rd 1

8/Rd 1

10/Semis

7/Rd 1

Gainesville

3/Semis

7/Rd 1

10/Winner

8/Rd 1

4/Semis

12/Rd 1

Las Vegas

2/Semis

6/Semis

11/Rd 2

3/Winner

14/Rd 1

8/Rd 1

Houston

5/Rd 1

7/Rd 2

10/Rd 1

10/Winner

11/Rd 1

5/Rd 1

Charlotte

3/Rd 1

6/Finals

14/Rd 1

4/Rd 2

13/Rd 1

6/Winner

Atlanta

7/Rd 1

6/Rd 2

11/Rd 1

7/Rd 1

9/Rd 1

4/Semis

Topeka

12/Rd 1

8/Rd 2

10/Rd 1

4/Semis

10/Semis

3/Rd 1

Chicago

7/Rd 1

8/Semis

11/Rd 1

9/Rd 1

7/Rd 2

5/Rd 1

Richmond

10/Semis

4/Finals

8/Semis

4/Semis

9/Rd 1

15/Rd 2

Bristol

3/Rd 2

12/Rd 2

14/Rd 1

2/Semis

10/Rd 1

5/Rd 2

Norwalk

5/Rd 1

9/Rd 1

10/Rd 2

7/Semis

8/Rd 2

DNQ

Epping

12/Finals

9/Rd 2

10/Rd 2

7/Rd. 1

3/Semis

9/Rd 1

Denver

8/Rd 1

10/Finals

5/Rd 2

10/Rd 1

8/Rd 1

4/Rd 2

Sonoma

3/Rd 2

8/Semis

12/Rd 1

15/Rd 1

8/Rd 1

10/Rd 1

Seattle

5/Winner

2/Rd 2

9/Rd 2

13/Rd 2

6/Rd 2

16/Rd 1

Brainerd

3/Finals

12/Rd 1

11/Rd 1

8/Semis

6/Rd 2

16/Rd 1

Indy

3/Rd 2

11/Finals

15/Rd 1

1/Winner

7/Semis

10/Rd 1

Countdown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

6/Semis

8/Rd 2

9/Rd 1

8/Winner

6/Rd 1

13/Rd 2

St. Louis

7/Rd 2

10/Rd 1

11/Rd 1

7/Semis

10/Rd 1

15/Rd 2

Dallas

11/Rd 2

6/Rd 1

16/Rd 1

4/Finals

9/Rd 1

8/Rd 2

Charlotte

11/Rd 1

5/Rd 2

10/Rd 1

4/Finals

11/Rd 1

5/Rd 2

Las Vegas

5/Rd 1

6/Rd 1

11/Semis

2/Winner

10/Rd 2

11/Rd 1

Pomona

6/Rd 2

11/Rd 1

10/Rd 1

4/Winner

9/Rd 2

14/Rd 1

 

 

Toyota Drivers

Funny Car 

Points Behind Leader (2726)

2018

Wins

2018

W-L 

Career 

Races

Career

Wins

Career 

W-L

1. J.R. Todd

2726 (+194)

6

44-18

200

16

211-179

10. Shawn Langdon

2285 (-441)

0

16-24

232

14

263-215

12. Cruz Pedregon

1011 (NA)

1

13-24

568

36

558-491

Top Fuel 

(2900)

 

 

 

 

 

6. Antron Brown

2378 (-522)

1

27-23

406

66

702-337

7. Doug Kalitta

2308 (-692)

1

29-23

489

44

652-438

11. Richie Crampton

991 (NA)

1

13-23

103

8

88-94

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