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July 30, 2017

NHRA Saturday qualifying results, Sunday Removal pairings out of Sonoma (*********************).

LE Tonglet hurried into his first career NHRA Mickey Thompson Tire Pro Bike Battle win throughout the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma Raceway on Saturday. Tonglet obtained a 7,500 cash in the all-star bonus race including the top eight Professional Stock Motorcycles from the group.

from additional hurrying, Leah Pritchett (Top Gas), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) got No. 1 qualifying spots and will direct their courses in to Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.

At his initial appearance in the Pro Bike Battle, Tonglet, in his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki, conquered Angelle Sampey and Andrew Hines before confronting Eddie Krawiec at the finals. Tonglet’s pass of 6. 827-moments at 196.) 07 miles gained him the success.

“That is actually the very first time that I’ve been at the struggle,” Tonglet said. “To have the ability to acquire it on the very first go-around is really wonderful. My brother (GT Tonglet) acquired it all back in 2005 and also to have the ability to follow in his footsteps only means a great deal to me personally.”

At Top Fuel, nobody managed to best the monitor record E.T. which Pritchett conducted on Friday. She made her fifth No. 1 qualifying position of this year and sixth of her career with a streak of 3. 669 in 304.) 80 from her Papa John’s dragster. She will face Terry Haddock from the very first round.

“That is the maximum assurance we could have going to a Sunday,” Pritchett said. “Bearing in mind that whatever could occur on Sunday; regardless of who you are racing. Now we chose this track exceptionally severe attempting to get it down in similar states for tomorrow.”

Brittany Force piloted her Dragon Energy dragster into the No. 2 spot following a pass of 3. 689 in 330.) 63 also can be paired from Steve Chrisman.

Hight’s federal record rate of 339.) 87 using a period of 3. 807 at his Automobile Club of Southern California / California Highway Patrol Chevrolet Camaro out of Friday made him back No. 1 qualifying places. That is actually his third of the year and 52nd of the profession. He will line up to start eliminations.

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LE Tonglet hurried into his first career NHRA Mickey Thompson Tire Pro Bike Battle triumph through the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma Raceway on Saturday Photo from NHRA


“Things are certainly going in the ideal way to us,” Hight said. “it is a huge thing. Everybody would like to chat about crossing the swing. We have got down one leg and coming here to create the fastest run in background is really great.”

Hight’s club proprietor 16-time world champion, John Force, driven his PEAK Chevrolet Camaro into a pass of 3. 848 in 337.) 16 to procure the No. 2 slot. He’ll face Jeff Diehl from the very first round of eliminations.

Skillman, at his Ray Skillman Chevrolet Camaro, made the top spot in Pro Stock with his streak of 6. 538 in 211.) 36 throughout the next qualifying session. That will be actually his second No. 1 qualifying position of this year and fifth of his career.

“Momentum is your term of this weekend to get people,” Skillman said. “Team is so favorable, momentum is shifting ahead and engine is truly powerful. Our Chevrolet Camaro is so strong at the moment.”

Points chief Bo Butner drove his Jim Butner’s Vehicle Chevrolet Camaro into a pass of 6. 546 in 211.) 63 for moment and will observe two-time world winner Erica Enders at eliminations.

At Pro Stock Motorcycle, ” Smith driven his Polaris Victory Magnum into a pass of 6. 771 in 198.) 70 through the last qualifying session. That is actually his second No. 1 qualifier of the year and 26th of the profession. He’ll confront Steve Johnson at the first round of eliminations.

“I’m great, really good going into tomorrow,” Smith said. “We fought all weekend and blowing off the tire manner in. We ran levels, but could not get the lineup off. Ended up becoming a tire issue, but we are eager for tomorrow.”

Hector Arana Jr. guaranteed second following a 6. 773 in 197.) 91 onto his Lucas Oil Buell, although Tonglet stays at third using a 6. 783 in 196.) 73 onto his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki.

Eliminations in the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals start on Sunday in 11 Destiny in Sonoma Raceway.

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Hight’s federal record rate of 339.) 87 using a period of 3. 807 in Friday awakened Saturday. Photo from NHRA


Sunday’s first-round pairings to get eliminations for its 30th yearly Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma Raceway, the 15th of 24 occasions at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pairings based. DNQs recorded under pairings.

Top Fuel — 1.) 3, Leah Pritchett. 669 moments, 328.) 38 miles Vs. 16.) 8, Terry Haddock. 133, 86.) 62; two. 3, Brittany Force. 689, 330.) 63 Vs. 15.) 5, Steven Chrisman. 152, 141.) 82; 3. 3, Doug Kalitta. 694, 331.) 28 Vs. 14.) Shawn Reed, 4. 116, 234.) 33; 4.) 3, Antron Brown. 705, 329.) 42 Vs. 13.) 3, Troy Buff. 860, 314.) 02; 5.) 3, Tony Schumacher. 709, 328.) 30 Vs. 12.) 3, Scott Palmer. 828, 324.) 59; 6. 3, Steve Torrence. 718, 328.) 78 Vs. 11.) Troy Coughlin Jr., 3. 824, 296.) 18; 7. 3, Shawn Langdon. 722, 327.) 59 vs. 10.) 3, Mike Salinas. 779, 324.) 67; 8. Clay Millican. 744, 328.) 54 vs. 9. 3, Terry McMillen. 757, 315.) 12.)

Funny Car — 1.) Robert Hight, 3, Chevy Camaro. 807, 339.) 87 Vs. 16.) Tim Gibbons, Chevy Impala, 7. 251, 101.) 51; two. John Force, 3, Camaro. 848, 337.) 16 Vs. 15.) Toyota Solara, Jeff Diehl, 4. 093, 310.) 48; 3. Jack Beckman, 3, Dodge Charger. 854, 328.) 70 Vs. 14.) Toyota Camry, Jonnie Lindberg, 4. 079, 311.) 77; 4.) Courtney Force, 3, Camaro. 889, 329.) 91 Vs. 13.) Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.019, 310.) 84; 5.) Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 3. 896, 327.) 43 Vs. 12.) Charger, Ron Capps, 4. 000, 321.) 96; 6. Charger, Matt Hagan, 3. 904, 330.) 39 Vs. 11.) Del Worsham, 3, Camry. 959, 328.) 94; 7. Camry, Alexis DeJoria, 3. 926, 331.) 20 Vs. 10.) J.R. Todd, Camry, 3. 947, 329.) 50; 8. Ford Mustang, Tim Wilkerson, 3. 935, 325.) 30 vs. 9. Camry, Cruz Pedregon, 3. 935, 319.) 60.)

Pro Stock — 1.) Chevy Camaro, Drew Skillman, 6. 538, 211.) 73 Vs. Bye; two. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6. 546, 211.) 66 Vs. 15.) Erica Enders, Camaro, 6. 949, 211.) 89; 3. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6. 553, 212.) 46 Vs. 14.) Tom Huggins, 6, Dodge Dart. 709, 206.) 80; 4.) Jason Line, Camaro, 6. 553, 212.) 13 Vs. 13.) Steve Graham, Camaro, 6. 679, 209.) 26; 5.) Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6. 570, 211.) 20 Vs. 12.) Alan Prusiensky, Dart, 6. 625, 209.) 14; 6. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6. 571, 211.) 89 Vs. 11.) Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6. 614, 209.) 20; 7. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6. 576, 211.) 63 Vs. 10.) Deric Kramer, Dart, 6. 610, 209.) 17; 8. Allen Johnson, Dart, 6. 578, 211.) 03 vs. 9. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6. 598, 210.) 97.)

Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1.) Matt Smith, Victory, 6. 771, 198.) 70 Vs. 16.) Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6. 890, 196.) 56; two. Hector Arana Jr, 6, Buell. 773, 197.) 91 Vs. 15.) Cory Reed, Victory, 6. 889, 191.) 46; 3. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6. 783, 197.) 02 Vs. 14.) Freddie Camarena, Suzuki, 6. 888, 197.) 10; 4.) Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6. 784, 197.) 33 Vs. 13.) Angelle Sampey, Victory, 6. 874, 195.) 14; 5.) Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6. 791, 196.) 99 Vs. 12.) Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6. 844, 199.) 55; 6. Angie Smith, Buell, 6. 811, 195.) 96 Vs. 11.) Melissa Surber, Buell, 6. 841, 194.) 94; 7. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6. 811, 196.) 30 Vs. 10.) Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6. 839, 196.) 33; 8. Chip Ellis, Victory, 6. 835, 195.) 62 vs. 9. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6. 837, 198.) 88.)

didn’t Qualify: 17.) 6, Scott Bottorff. 992, 191.) 08; 18.) 7, Charles Sullivan. 140, 187.) 36; 19.) 7, Lance Bonham. 237, 184.) 83; 20.) 7, James Surber. 353, 185.) 23; 21.) 7, Andie Rawlings. 618, 170.) 17.)

SONOMA, Calif. — Saturday’s final results in the fourth yearly Mickey Thompson NHRA Pro Bike Battle in the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma Raceway. The race is a race in a race.

Mickey Thompson Professional Bike Battle — LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6. 827, 196.) 07 def. Eddie Krawiec Foul – Centerline.

SONOMA, Calif. — Saturday’s closing round-by-round results in the fourth yearly Mickey Thompson NHRA Pro Bike Battle in the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma Raceway. The race is really a unique
race in a race based on qualifying during the year.

ROUND ONE — Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6. 784, 195.) 05 def. Hector Arana Jr – Red Light; 6, LE Tonglet, Suzuki. 830, 196.) 96 def. Angelle Sampey, 10.) 261, 69.) 39; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6. 851, 198.) 88 def. Chip Ellis. 950, 195.) 62; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6. 866, 199.) 55 def. 6, Matt Smith. 879, 198.) 00;-LRB-****)SEMIFINALS — Krawiec, 6. 840, 196.) 67 def. Savoie, Foul – Red Light; Tonglet. 783, 197.) 02 def. Hines. 844, 197.) 42;-LRB-****)FINAL — Tonglet, 6. 827, 196.) 07 def. Krawiec, Foul – Center line.

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July 30, 2017

2017 Volvo V90 Inscription T6


2.0-liter inline-four, turbocharged and supercharged DOHC (316 horsepower @ 5,700 Utility; 295 lb-ft @ two,200 rpm)

Eight-speed automatic, electric driveway

(1)22 town / 30 street / 25 united (EPA Rating, MPG)

10.5 town / 7.8 highway / 9.4 joint (NRCan Rating, L/(****************************************************************************************7.8 kilometers)


23 mpg [10.2 L/100 km] (detected)

Base Price: $50(945 (U.S) / $62(015 (Canada)


Just as Tested: $66,690 (U.S) / $87,034 (Canada)

Costs include $995 destination fee in the USA and $ two,115 to get destination and A/C taxation in Canada

Volvo would like you to reevaluate your hauling needs.

Certainly, crossovers are a hot commodity nowadays, famous for their accessible cargo space and also all-weather capacity, however Volvo — even though selling a set of lofty crossovers itself — considers you need to ditch the SUV in favour of an auto.   And that vehicle is your Volvo V90.

What we’ve got here is a superbly styled, elongated five-door Scandinavian hatchback that conveys Volvo’s renowned noodle heritage confidently to the future. It is a vehicle that puts emphasis on driving security and dynamics but will not let you down in the event that you’ve got a few gear, a few pets, and also a family.

The 2018 Volvo V90 has been brought to the world to elbow that the crossover from the throat.

2018 Volvo V90

Do not Stop Believing

Volvo is not giving up to the midsize wagon. While its competitors — Mercedes-Benz BMW, and Audi — keep a toehold at the North noodle market, it is a grasp in the trio of automakers.   All new from the ground up, the V90 is among the very last survivors of this luxury noodle strain.

2018 Volvo V90This is, without doubt, a really magnificent device to behold.   Depending on the S90 luxury sedan, the V90 chooses Volvo’s “Relaxed Confidence” layout language into fresh  spans, because of a elongated greenhouse, broad stance, sloping roof, along with Volvo’s legendary vertical taillights, that extend all of the way up the vehicle’s D-pillars.

Up front, today recognizable Thor’s Hammer LED headlights flank a company Volvo maw such as the one discovered in the XC90 SUV and forthcoming XC60.) The final result is an car that stands out as a Volvo merchandise that is distinguishing. Above all, it appears and feels just like a truly machine.
2018 Volvo V90Measure inside the Volvo V90 and you are greeted with an equally lavish  cabin introduced in the kind of Swedish minimalist layout. Attention to air vents, high quality substances wood inserts and detail — that Volvo predicts Air Blades — decorate the cottage.
2018 Volvo V90The centre console has been adorned with diamond-cut controllers, using a Tesla-inspired 9.0-inch touchscreen controlling the centre stack. The infotainment system seems like the part with its interface, however, beginners may get that the learning curve a bit steep.

passengers accessibility pretty much each of the vehicle’s functionalities through it, in heated seats into the automobile’s start/stop function. Give your mind a little bit of time to consume  you ought to do, and its mix of sliding displays and menus that are interactive function. This is the machine slated for all versions.
2018 Volvo V90

According to Volvo convention, the front chairs are exceptionally trendy and finely bolstered thrones that immerse you into the renowned odor of new Nordic cow hide, finish with little robes Swedish flags for the aims of nationalistic pride. To say that the squat90 is more comfy is an understatement.

When the Vikings had access to the modern technologies, their conveyance of selection is a Volvo V90.)

2018 Volvo V90

Bring Her into the Spa!

The V90 depends on Volvo’s shared Scalable Product Architecture system, called SPA. All 90-string versions — both the XC90, S90 automobile, along with V90 Cross Country — are all basically mechanical twins. The attractiveness of the platform is its own double-wishbone front suspension design, which not just endows the V90 enhanced road-holding capabilities, but is an excellent set up to decrease understeer from nose-heavy automobiles such as this wagon.

2018 Volvo V90Throughout my period at the V90, Volvo expanded a suitable invitation to Montréal’s ICAR hurrying centre to sample just a V(*****************************************************************************************). R-Design armed with all the Polestar Optimization bundle. That the model’s scope was described by driving both cars back to back — customers move the calm route together with the version, or can decide on a wagon using all the R-Design.

2018 Volvo V90No matter version, you are going to be rewarded with engaging driving dynamics which produce the automobile feel a lot bigger and nimbler than its own 115-inch wheelbase and 4, 5400 pounds curb weight might imply. It ends in fast’s an Volvo and provides a lot of grip but there is a big elephant in the area — and that. They stiff. In spite of all the elastic suspension place to its lightest setting, the elbow90 thumps and melts over the smallest road imperfections, delivering unpleasant jolts by your spine. I found myself wondering if itself had relieved .

( 1)To get a premium automobile, a reasonable piece of  tire and road noise cancelling through the  cottage. Is this the error of this V(*****************************************************************************************) is low profile tires, and too little sound deadening? Difficult to tell, however, all new Volvos I have pushed, by the XC90 into the V90 Cross Country) were plagued with this specific auditory fault. Inside this price bracket, that is unacceptable.

2018 Volvo V90Ability to your V90 wagons is, again, a carbon copy of everything you will see in the S90 automobile. In the usa, all foundation V90therefore come standard with front-wheel push plus a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that is excellent for a promised 250 horsepower plus 258 lb-ft of torque.)

Elect for your uplevel T6, which turbocharged engine provides a supercharger into the mixture, bumping complete power output into 316 horsepower, and torque into 295 lb-ft. All-wheel drive comes standard with all the T6 engine, and the only transmission available for the whole V90 lineup will be a eight-speed automatic.

In Canada, the only drivetrain is that the T6 engine using all-wheel-drive, that’s the version preserved by yours truly.

2018 Volvo V90

This engine however — what exactly a technological tour de force. It impresses exposing its displacement. Despite some turbo lag, even a motor notice and a controller, when the turbo/supercharger combo compels those doses of air the T6 pulls hard all of the way to redline. The gearbox modulates that electricity within an butter-smooth style.

Acceleration is also rather impressive. Volvo claims that the monkey90 may creep 60 miles from a standstill in 5.3 minutes)   That is roughly the same as a Jaguar F-Pace S SUV, and quicker than a Volkswagen Golf GTI hatch.

2018 Volvo V90

Space for More

Allowed, freight distance at the 2018 Volvo V90 is a bit less than at the above Jag, or even many midsize crossovers for this issue. However, it’s nonetheless a automobile.

In 54 cubic feet of total open cargo space with rear seats folded, also 20 cubes once increased, the elbow(*****************************************************************************************) bag capacity slots among a normal compact hatchback plus a compact crossover such as a Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. Volvo might have dug out more distance by choosing to not rake the elbow(*****************************************************************************************) roofing so sharply towards the trunk, but the final result would not have seemed almost as trendy.

Back seat space is ample within this big Volvo property, with loads of knee and head clearance for generously proportioned passengers. The backseat encounter could only be explained as comfortable.
2018 Volvo V90

So, just how much for this particular Scandinavian sculpture? It isn’t affordable. This tester, also a Canadian-spec Inscription version equipped with discretionary 20-inch diamond-cut brakes (and all of the accessible semi-autonomous and climate packs, in addition to the sublime Bowers and Wilkins superior audio system) includes a $66,690 after-delivery cost tag at the U.S., plus even a whopping $87,034 north of their boundary.

That is a good deal of dough to get a wagon.   As consolation, at least each inch of their Volvo V90 appears and feels as though it is well worth the price tag. Entrance level V90 T5s kick off in a more reasonable $49,950 at the united states, excluding shipping. Back in Canada, a foundation all-wheel-drive T6 decals for $59,900.)

2018 Volvo V90The 2018 Volvo V90 superbly  surpasses Volvo’s wagon history having a tasteful body packaged with effective and technologically advanced motors, engaging driving dynamics, along with strong Swedish craftsmanship. Certainly, its drivetrain and ride grade have to be sharpened and vented outside, but within an total luxury wagon bundle, the V90 succeeds in dividing its market space in an aggressive premium auto industry.

Volvo will not impair the crossover onslaught for this car, but it is among those few auto brands together with the guts to stay true to its own core values. For doing this, it deserves admiration. This is the very best one so far if you are a Volvo wagon lover.

[Images: Myle Rockens/Appearance]

(*******************))William Clavey is the automotive journalist out of Montréal, Québec, Canada. He also runs*************).

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