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Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015 – 12:48 | No Comment
Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey

Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

Spencer Massey Booted From Don Schumacher Racing
Friday, 28 Aug, 2015 – 18:53 | No Comment
Spencer Massey Booted From Don Schumacher Racing

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Spencer Massey has been released from Don Schumacher Racing as driver of the Red Fuel Powered by Schumacher/Sandvik Coromant Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the team announced Friday evening.
“Spencer is no longer with DSR,” team owner Don Schumacher said.
“He violated a DSR policy and would not correct the violation. […]

Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
Monday, 24 Aug, 2015 – 7:19 | No Comment
Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd

Richie Crampton clocked a career-best elapsed time at Brainerd International Raceway en route to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season, capping a record-setting Sunday at the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams took advantage of unseasonably cool and overcast weather conditions at the Minnesota facility to reset all […]

Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 18:38 | No Comment
Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run

For the third consecutive race, Jack Beckman has clocked the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history.
Beckman drove his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger to an amazing 3.901 second elapsed time to take the No. 1 qualifying position in a rain-shortened day of racing Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway […]

Beckman Stays Hot In Minnesota
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 6:44 | No Comment
Beckman Stays Hot In Minnesota

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Jack Beckman continued his late-season hot streak Friday with the third-quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history during the opening day of time trials for the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying […]

Johnson Jr. Block’s Beckman’s Sweep Bid, Wins Northwest Nationals
Monday, 10 Aug, 2015 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Block’s Beckman’s Sweep Bid, Wins Northwest Nationals
Johnson Jr. Block’s Beckman’s Sweep Bid, Wins Northwest Nationals

Tommy Johnson Jr. ambushed Jack Beckman’s bid to sweep the three-race Western Swing in Funny Car Sunday with a semifinal victory over his Don Schumacher Racing teammate in the 28th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) also took home victories in their respective categories during the NHRA Mello Yello […]

Beckman Fastest Ever As He Claims Pole In Washington
Sunday, 9 Aug, 2015 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Beckman Fastest Ever As He Claims Pole In Washington
Beckman Fastest Ever As He Claims Pole In Washington

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Jack Beckman cranked-out the quickest/baddest Funny Car pass in NHRA history for the second consecutive weekend on Saturday, claiming pole position at the 28th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Richie Crampton (Top Fuel) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) also will start from P1 in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in […]

Beckman Refuses To Slow Down In Qualifying
Saturday, 8 Aug, 2015 – 7:01 | Comments Off on Beckman Refuses To Slow Down In Qualifying
Beckman Refuses To Slow Down In Qualifying

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Jack Beckman continued his hot streak in Funny Car by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Dave Connolly (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were quickest in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle, the final of three events in the NHRA Western […]

Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
Thursday, 6 Aug, 2015 – 9:48 | Comments Off on Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Most sports have stories within stories. You know; little sidebar events or moments that have little to do with season championships but mean plenty to those who compete in those events.
This weekend in the Great Northwest, the NHRA has an super interesting sidebar attraction going as it will wrap up […]

Beckman Wins Sonoma; Swing Hopes Remain Alive
Monday, 3 Aug, 2015 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Beckman Wins Sonoma; Swing Hopes Remain Alive
Beckman Wins Sonoma; Swing Hopes Remain Alive

“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]