Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans
Sun, 17/06/18 – 9:35 | No Comment
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time […]

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DSR Dominates Nitro Action In Thunder Valley
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. ruled Pro Stock on Sunday at Thunder Valley.

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Don Schumacher Racing celebrated Father’s Day by sweeping NHRA’s two nitro classes during the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Tony Schumacher, son of the “Donfather,” prevailed in Top Fuel and Ron Capps earned the Wally trophy in Funny Car Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. It was the first trip to the winner’s circle this season for the veteran Mopar-powered drivers who count nine world championships between them.

Additionally, Jeg Coughlin Jr. posted his second Pro Stock victory of the season with his father in attendance at the 11th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. 

Tony Schumacher defeated upset-minded Mike Salinas in the Top Fuel final, covering the 1,000-foot distance in 3.946-seconds at 313.58-mph after leaving the starting line with an 0.065-second reaction time. “The Sarge” advance to his third final of the season and the 150th of his career, and now has six victories at Bristol in eight career final rounds. Read the full story »

Mon, 06/18/18 – 8:02 | No Comment
Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time […]

Sun, 06/17/18 – 9:35 | No Comment
Millican On Top Fuel Pole At Thunder Valley
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Clay Millican secured the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the 18th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) are also No. 1 qualifiers at the 11th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Millican laid down his pole-winning run of 3.817-seconds at […]

Sat, 06/16/18 – 18:42 | No Comment
Courtney Force Rolls On
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Courtney Force continued to outrun the Funny Car field Friday in Bristol, Tenn., earning the provisional pole at the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
Tennessee native Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also emerged as preliminary No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at Bristol Dragway during the 11th of […]

Sat, 06/16/18 – 16:40 | No Comment
FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans
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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Federation Internationale de Automobile announced Friday at Le Mans, conceptual details of the technical regulations for the next generation of prototype race cars.
The big take aways are that beginning in 2020, all LMP1 cars will be hybrids and that chassis manufacturers will be mandated to make its hybrid units […]

Fri, 06/15/18 – 7:57 | No Comment
‘The Mongoose’ Provided Quiet In A Noisy Sport
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The passing of drag racing legend Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen on Sunday reminded me of an interview I conducted with him at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, years after his barnstorming match-racing days against Don “The Snake” Prudhomme had taken their well-deserved place in NHRA history.
McEwen, […]

Fri, 06/15/18 – 7:15 | No Comment
‘The Mongoose’ Helped Steer Drag Racing Into Mainstream
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Legendary drag racer Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, whose rivalry with Don “The Snake” Prudhomme carried NHRA Championship Drag Racing into mainstream America via a series of toy cars, is being remembered this week as the sport’s first marketing visionary.
McEwen died Sunday, June 10, at the age of 81.
“Drag racing never […]

Thu, 06/14/18 – 11:19 | No Comment
Toyota Hybrids Have Le Mans Field To Selves
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The bet here is that, barring major mechanical issues or race-day/night shunts,  a Toyota TS050 LMP1 will win this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s not premonition or extraordinary expertise talking. It’s mathematics.
The LMP1 Hybrid category at Le Mans has thinned down to one marque; Toyota. Gone are the wonderful Audi and Porsche hybrids […]

Thu, 06/14/18 – 10:02 | No Comment
Ferrari’s Vettel Keeps Climbing With Win No. 50
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastian Vettel’s landmark 50th career Formula One victory in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix rekindled memories of revered native son Gilles Villeneuve on the race course that bears his name.
Vettel, of Scuderia Ferrari, won Round 7 of the 21-race FIA Formula One World Championship in convincing fashion over Mercedes driver Valtteri […]

Wed, 06/13/18 – 14:48 | No Comment
Courtney Is The Most Forceful In Virginia
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Courtney Force ran the table by every metric, and prevailed in a very memorable all-family final against father John Force, to capture the Funny Car championship of the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park.
The No. 1 qualifier, Courtney ran low E.T., top speed and won the race […]

Mon, 06/11/18 – 7:09 | No Comment
Bowyer Leads All-Stewart-Haas Podium In Rainy Michigan
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Clint Bowyer collected his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season on Sunday when he won under red-flag conditions at rain-plagued Michigan International Speedway.
To get the victory, Bowyer had to stay ahead of Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick on a late restart – a restart that preceded a race-ended rain storm which hit the […]

Sun, 06/10/18 – 17:58 | No Comment