Thứ Bảy, 20 tháng 5, 2017

Robert Hight breaks NHRA Funny Car speed record at 337.66 mph

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Robert Hight shattered the Funny Car speed record at 337.66 mph Friday in the lone round of qualifying in the rain-delayed NHRA Heartland Nationals.
Hight topped the previous record of 335.57 that Matt Hagan set last year at Heartland Park Topeka and matched this season in the season-opening event in Pomona, Calif.
Hight's time of 3.826 seconds in his Chevy Camaro SS is the fourth-quickest in Funny Car history.

"We just had killer conditions today," Hight said. "You always run big records, big speeds and big ETs here in Topeka. The racing surface is unbelievable. We've been creeping up on this for a while. It was just the perfect storm today."
Steve Torrence led in Top Fuel, and Bo Butner topped the Pro Stock lineup. Torrence had a 3.682 at 328.54, and Butner a 6.613 at 207.78 in a Camaro.
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NBA award finalists unveiled: LeBron James not up for MVP

Surprise: Russell Westbrook and James Harden are among the finalists for the NBA's 2016-17 Most Valuable Player award.
The three-player list, which was unveiled on TNT Friday night prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, also includes Kawhi Leonard. Four-time MVP LeBron James, who put together his best statistical season since rejoining the Cavs in 2014, was left off.

The award finalists, and winners, are determined by a panel of NBA media members. Ballots were submitted before the start of the playoffs.
Westbrook, of course, became just the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season, while Harden led the high-octane Houston Rockets to 55 wins behind 29.1-point, 11.2-assist, 8.1-rebound averages. They were widely considered to be neck-and-neck at the top of the MVP race for the majority of the season.