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Courtney Force To Start ‘Second Season’ From Pole
Sunday, 17 Sep, 2017 – 7:59 | No Comment
Courtney Force To Start ‘Second Season’ From Pole

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Courtney Force powered into the Funny Car pole position Saturday as qualifying concluded for the start of NHRA’s “Second Season” at the 10th annual Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured poles in their respective categories at the first of six playoff […]

Biker Hines Elbowing His Way To Better Runs
Saturday, 16 Sep, 2017 – 18:18 | No Comment
Biker Hines Elbowing His Way To Better Runs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Wind tunnels have been used for decades to perfect the aerodynamics of race cars, but NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor Andrew Hines noted that in his class his body provides the aero package.
“We’re going down the track and we’re trying to do everything we can to stay […]

Kalitta Pops To Top At Qualifying In Carolina
Saturday, 16 Sep, 2017 – 7:33 | No Comment
Kalitta Pops To Top At Qualifying In Carolina

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Doug Kalitta powered to the provisional pole position during Top Fuel qualifying Friday evening on the opening day of the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Courtney Force (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the first of […]

Brown Finds Quiet Sitting In Front Of 10,000 Roaring Horses
Friday, 15 Sep, 2017 – 18:10 | No Comment
Brown Finds Quiet Sitting In Front Of 10,000 Roaring Horses

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown is known for his lightning fast performances at the dragstrip, but this year the track has actually been the place where he could slow his lifestyle and relax.
“It’s been crazy. I never appreciated my bed so much when I go […]

Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott
Friday, 15 Sep, 2017 – 17:04 | No Comment
Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps begins defense of his crown the same weekend that Chase Elliott opens his NASCAR title hopes in his playoffs, but the bond between the two goes beyond sharing the same sponsor – NAPA Auto Parts.
Capps looked up to Chase’s father, Bill, […]

Team Liberty To Retreat After Missing The Countdown
Tuesday, 12 Sep, 2017 – 7:18 | No Comment
Team Liberty To Retreat After Missing The Countdown

John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Having failed to qualify for NHRA’s impending playoff season, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey have opted to take time off from the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule to focus on their Pro Stock Motorcycle engine program.
NHRA’s six-race Countdown to the Championship postseason will begin with the 10th […]

Brittany Force Headed To Funny Cars?
Wednesday, 6 Sep, 2017 – 17:34 | No Comment
Brittany Force Headed To Funny Cars?

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Top Fuel dragster regular Brittany Force completed a successful test in a new John Force Racing Funny Car Tuesday in what could be the prelude to a sponsor-driven NHRA career-change.
“We don’t know where we stand with sponsorships next year,” Brittany said in a team-issued release, “so it’s good to have […]

‘Big Go’ Win A Big Get For Top Fueler Torrence
Tuesday, 5 Sep, 2017 – 7:25 | Comments Off on ‘Big Go’ Win A Big Get For Top Fueler Torrence
‘Big Go’ Win A Big Get For Top Fueler Torrence

By  John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Steve Torrence exited the world’s biggest drag race with championship-caliber confidence Monday after adding a victory in the Top Fuel final of the NHRA’s 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals to his Saturday win in the $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout.
His victory over upset-minded, fellow-Texan Kebin Kinsley at “The Big Go’ […]

Beckman Claims Another Shootout Win
Monday, 4 Sep, 2017 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Beckman Claims Another Shootout Win
Beckman Claims Another Shootout Win

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Jack Beckman raced to his third Funny Car NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory during the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Sunday, as professional qualifying wrapped-up and ramped-up for  the 63rd edition of “The Big Go” at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. 
“Fast Jack” covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.952-seconds at 324.67 mph in his Infinite Hero Foundation […]

Torrence Last Top Fueler Standing After Shootout
Sunday, 3 Sep, 2017 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Torrence Last Top Fueler Standing After Shootout
Torrence Last Top Fueler Standing After Shootout

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Texan Steve Torrence emerged from “the baddest eight guys in drag racing” to win the Top Fuel NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout Saturday during the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Torrence covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.673-seconds at 329.50 mph in his Capco Contractors dragster to defeat eight-time world champion Tony […]