NHRA Notes: Glenn Named Top Rookie
Fri, 19/11/21 – 10:31 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Glenn Named Top Rookie
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Dallas Glenn has followed the line of succession at Ken Black Racing to 2021 NHRA Rookie of the Year honors.
Glenn posted three wins and five final-round appearances during his debut Pro Stock season to top …

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Top Fuel Ace Torrence Honored In Kilgore
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Steve Torrence became a 50-time winner in 2021. And a winner of four-straight championships in Top Fuel.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As might be expected, the pace of holiday traffic is especially brisk along “Steve Torrence Way” in Kilgore, Texas.

City officials have recognized their native son by temporarily renaming Kilgore Street in honor of NHRA’s record-tying/four-time Top Fuel world champion.

Mayor Ronnie Spradlin presented Torrence one of four red-and-white “Steve Torrence Way” street signs commissioned for the occasion during a ceremony on Saturday. For the second time in four years, Torrence, served as Grand Marshal of the city’s annual Christmas Parade on Tuesday.

Three additional “Steve Torrence Way” signs were placed along the parade route at the corners of Danville and Kilgore, Kilgore and Main and Kilgore and Kay streets, where they will remain until the end of the year.

“Each and every championship has its own uniqueness and this one was the most difficult,” said Torrence, who won 11 of 20 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series national events this season. “The competition just continues to strengthen. Brittany Force really brought on the pressure at the end of the year. And I think the more you win, the more success you have, the more people gun for you. So to win four championships, much less four consecutively, makes it more difficult.

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Fri, 12/3/21 – 13:59 | No Comment
NHRA Notes: Glenn Named Top Rookie
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Dallas Glenn has followed the line of succession at Ken Black Racing to 2021 NHRA Rookie of the Year honors.
Glenn posted three wins and five final-round appearances during his debut Pro Stock season to top …

Fri, 11/19/21 – 10:31 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Glenn Named Top Rookie
Questions Still Abound After Next Gen Test
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – After a two-day, nearly 20-hour test session for NASCAR’s Next Gen car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Cup teams still find themselves with a large jigsaw puzzle …

Fri, 11/19/21 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Questions Still Abound After Next Gen Test
Roush Finds His Kind Of Guy In Keselowski
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Jack Roush’s children possessed no interest in the racing organization the 79-year-old entrepreneur spent more than four decades building so the Kentucky native wasn’t sure of his life-work’s future until …

Thu, 11/18/21 – 8:48 | One Comment
Torrence Becomes A Top Fuel Four-Timer
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Steve Torrence added his name and “them Capco Boys” to a list of drag racing royalty Sunday afternoon in Southern California, and promised he’d be back at work at the family construction business in Kilgore, …

Mon, 11/15/21 – 12:18 | Comments Off on Torrence Becomes A Top Fuel Four-Timer
Anderson Aims to Cap Historic Pro Stock Season
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World championships in NHRA’s four professional classes will be decided Sunday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where Greg Anderson is poised to cap an historic Pro Stock season.
In the hunt for his fifth world …

Sun, 11/14/21 – 10:37 | Comments Off on Anderson Aims to Cap Historic Pro Stock Season
Flat Spot On – A Big Start and Finish
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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BRASELTON, Ga. – Driving into the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for the running of the Motul Petit Le Mans was a reminder of Tom Wolfe’ s opening to the “Last American …

Sun, 11/14/21 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On – A Big Start and Finish
Capps Eyeing Flopper Firsts In Pomona
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Longtime NHRA Funny Car star Ron Capps is counting on a career-first to close-out his second world championship this weekend at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
A fulltime competitor in Funny Car since 1997, Capps never …

Sat, 11/13/21 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Capps Eyeing Flopper Firsts In Pomona
Flat Spot On – Big Stakes for a ‘Petit’ Race
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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BRASELTON, Ga. – The Motul Petit Le Mans rides again on Saturday.
Practice officially began Thursday. The massive infield party at the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta was already under way.

I don’t know …

Fri, 11/12/21 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On – Big Stakes for a ‘Petit’ Race
Next Up For Larson, Cup: An Olympian Task
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Start the clock…because Kyle Larson will (unofficially) begin defense of his NASCAR Cup Series championship in 77 days at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
NASCAR has announced the qualifying elements …

Thu, 11/11/21 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Next Up For Larson, Cup: An Olympian Task
Hemric’s Journey Ends With Trophy
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Ever since childhood Daniel Hemric possessed an intense desire, a hunger to race in NASCAR’s top three series, but he quickly realized the path to his goal would be more …

Tue, 11/9/21 – 14:03 | One Comment