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Hight Wins Funny Car Title In A Stalled Car
Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2019 – 14:46 | Comments Off on Hight Wins Funny Car Title In A Stalled Car
Hight Wins Funny Car Title In A Stalled Car

Robert Hight earned his third Funny Car championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Robert Hight joined the ranks of NHRA royalty Sunday when he clinched his third Funny Car world championship…ironically enough, stranded in the left lane at Auto Club Raceway.

Hight’s championship-winning scenario capped a bizarre day at […]

Western Swing: Torrence Takes Shot At Ferre
Tuesday, 19 Nov, 2019 – 9:47 | Comments Off on Western Swing: Torrence Takes Shot At Ferre
Western Swing: Torrence Takes Shot At Ferre

Steve Torrence won the 2019 Top Fuel championship on Sunday but he lost the respect of many of the fans in Pomona. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

En route to winning his second consecutive NHRA Top Fuel world championship Sunday, Steve Torrence lost his cool, got physical and played the role […]

Top Fuel Title Is Torrence’s To Lose
Sunday, 17 Nov, 2019 – 9:06 | 2 Comments
Top Fuel Title Is Torrence’s To Lose

Steve Torrence will begin the final day of the 2019 NHRA season with a points lead and from the pole. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence will begin defense of his title from a position of strength Sunday after qualifying on-pole for the season-ending […]

Hagan Off To Good Start At NHRA Finale
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 – 9:32 | Comments Off on Hagan Off To Good Start At NHRA Finale
Hagan Off To Good Start At NHRA Finale

Matt Hagan was fastest in Funny Car during Day 1 of qualifying at Pomona. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

RacinToday.com

Matt Hagan remained within striking distance of a third NHRA Funny Car world championship Friday, racing to the provisional No. 1 spot during qualifying for the 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Hagan, of Don Schumacher Racing, made […]

NHRA To Settle Things This Weekend In Pomona
Friday, 15 Nov, 2019 – 16:14 | Comments Off on NHRA To Settle Things This Weekend In Pomona
NHRA To Settle Things This Weekend In Pomona

Doug Kalitta needs to keep it clean in Top Fuel this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Doug Kalitta knows he will need to keep his “laundry” neatly and securely packed this weekend if he has any chance of emerging as a first-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion.

Kalitta heads into […]

Dad Works For Son In Torrence Family Victory
Tuesday, 22 Oct, 2019 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Dad Works For Son In Torrence Family Victory
Dad Works For Son In Torrence Family Victory

Billy Torrence lent a helping hand to son Steve during Sunday’s NHRA finals at the Texas Motorplex. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – On those rare occasions when reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence exits a national event early, father Billy Torrence doesn’t wait long to receive […]

Force Living In An NHRA Groundhog Day
Sunday, 20 Oct, 2019 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Force Living In An NHRA Groundhog Day
Force Living In An NHRA Groundhog Day

Funny Car driver and team owner John Force is trapped by his own success. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – Fully-engaged in the endless round-by-round grind that is the essence of an NHRA world championship, Funny Car icon John Force admittedly has become a prisoner of his own success.

At age 70, […]

Crash Likely Ends Prusiensky’s Pro Stock Season
Saturday, 19 Oct, 2019 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Crash Likely Ends Prusiensky’s Pro Stock Season
Crash Likely Ends Prusiensky’s Pro Stock Season

Brittany Force had the fastest pass in Top Fuel in Texas on Friday. (Photos courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – Alan Prusiensky walked away from the wreckage of his Pro Stock Dodge Dart last Friday night at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. But he isn’t racing at Texas Motorplex this […]

Family Fuel: Doug Driving Kalittas Through Countdown
Friday, 18 Oct, 2019 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Family Fuel: Doug Driving Kalittas Through Countdown
Family Fuel: Doug Driving Kalittas Through Countdown

Doug Kalitta and his family are fired up about the 2019 Top Fuel championship. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – It is not a stretch to suggest that the Kalitta surname is every bit as iconic in the history of NHRA championship drag racing as the Pettys, Earnhardts […]

Hight, Torrence Tear Through Concord Fields
Monday, 14 Oct, 2019 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Hight, Torrence Tear Through Concord Fields
Hight, Torrence Tear Through Concord Fields

Robert Hight collected more hardware Monday in North Carolina. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car point leader Robert Hight and reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence maneuvered through their elimination rounds Monday in the rain-delayed NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway to solidify their bids for […]