By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Blake Alexander ran a limited schedule in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in the Top Fuel category. While he only raced in 11 events, he received his first two wins in his career.
After sitting out Pomona, Alexander ran in Phoenix. He defeated Terry McMillen in the first round, before losing to Steve Torrence in the second round.
Alexander then missed the next four races. He returned to the series in Atlanta, where he lost in the final round.
He defeated in Antron Brown in the first-round than defeated Brittany Force in the second round. He was able to defeat Torrence, before losing to Leah Pritchett in the final round.
Following a race weekend off, he went to the semifinals in Chicago. He defeated Richie Crampton and Billy Torrence in the first two rounds, before losing to Pritchett in the semifinals.
Alexander missed the next two races before returning at Norwalk. He defeated Brown and Tony Schumacher in the first two rounds. He then faced Pritchett in the semifinals and defeated her.
In his second final round of the season, he defeated McMillen to win his first career race. He went 4.011 to McMillen’s 4.155.
The team then missed Epping, before returning in the Western Swing. Alexander returned in Denver, where he advanced to the semifinals.
He defeated Mike Salinas and Torrence in the first two rounds. He was defeated by Doug Kalitta in the semifinals.
Alexander had another special day in Somona. He defeated Salinas and Brown in the first two rounds.
The Charlotte, North Carolina native then faced Scott Palmer in the semifinals. He defeated the San Jose, California native to set up a meeting with “The Sarge” in the final round.
Alexander defeated Schumacher in the final round to win his second race of the season. He went 4.004 to the former U.S. Army Racing pilot, who went 4.345.
He missed the next two races, before returning at Indianapolis. He went to the semifinals at Lucas Oil Raceway.
The former Bob Vandergriff Racing piliot defeated T.J. Zizzo in the first round, then defeated Salinas in the second round. He lost to McMillen in the semifinals.
Alexander missed the start of the Countdown to the Championship at Reading. He returned in St. Louis and went to the second round.
He defeated McMillen in the first-round, before losing to Pritchett in the second-round.
He also raced in Dallas, where he also lost in the second-round. He defeated the elder Torrence in the first-round, before losing to the son Torrence in the second round.
After missing Charlotte 2, Alexander raced at Las Vegas 2, where he was eliminated in the second round. He defeated Brown in the first-round, before losing to Pritchett in the second-round.
In the season finale at Pomona 2, he went to the semifinals. He defeated Salinas and Clay Millican in the first two rounds. Then, he was eliminated by Schumacher in the final race of the season.
This season, Alexander had a 23-9 round record. He won two races and went to three final rounds. He also went to four semifinals.
Alexander did not lose one time in the first round at any race he entered.
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