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Litton Is Top NHRA Rookie At 61
Thursday, 15 Nov, 2018 – 9:40 | No Comment
Litton Is Top NHRA Rookie At 61

Top Fuel driver Bill Litton received the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony Monday at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Southern California.
The award, determined via a vote of national motorsports media, recognizes NHRA’s Rookie of the […]

Todd, Smith Claim Titles On Final Day Of NHRA Season
Monday, 12 Nov, 2018 – 12:14 | No Comment
Todd, Smith Claim Titles On Final Day Of NHRA Season

J.R. Todd and Matt Smith clinched world championships Sunday during the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where Steve Torrence celebrated playoff perfection.
Todd clinched his first career Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car title during the opening round of eliminations when point-runner-up Robert Hight lost his match against […]

Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2018 – 9:31 | No Comment
Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area

Teen-ager Tanner Gray became the youngest professional class champion in NHRA history Saturday when he qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock ladder for the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona.
At 19 years and 6 months, Gray qualified sixth in the 16-car field and will close-out the drag racing portion of […]

NHRA To Run Reduced Pro Stock Schedule Next Season
Saturday, 10 Nov, 2018 – 14:10 | No Comment
NHRA To Run Reduced Pro Stock Schedule Next Season

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The NHRA announced Saturday that in 2019, the Pro Stock category will pare its schedule down to 18 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

“We think the new schedule will increase participation by relieving the economic burden and time commitment that comes with 24 events, which will ignite more intense competition. All of […]

Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship
Monday, 29 Oct, 2018 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship
Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Now that he is a first-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion, Steve Torrence is determined to complete a relentless pursuit of personal perfection.
Three hundred-and-fifty days after enduring the biggest disappointment of his drag racing career, Torrence secured the 2018 Mello Yello Top Fuel Championship Sunday at The Strip at Las […]

Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2018 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas

Bo knows about shifting gears and Bo knows when to change careers.
The 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, Bo Butner will exit the “Factory Hot Rod” ranks at season’s end to prepare for a full-time return to his Sportsman racing roots in 2019.
A multi-time NHRA division champion and Competition Eliminator world champ, Butner will race […]

Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2018 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun

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“Fast” Jack Beckman adapted to a very non-traditional Friday qualifying schedule to take the provisional lead in Funny Car after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 18th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 
The 2012 world champion for Don Schumacher Racing, Beckman covered the 1,000-foot distance in […]

Torrence Remains Torrid
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2018 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Torrence Remains Torrid
Torrence Remains Torrid

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Unstoppable and dominating. Those are the only two words to describe Steve Torrence’s history making run towards his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel championship.
With Torrence’s victory Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the Texan remained undefeated in the Countdown to the Championship. He’s now 4-0 […]

Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2018 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again
Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again

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Tommy Johnson Jr. continued his postseason qualifying prowess Saturday at zMAX Dragway, powering to the Funny Car pole as time trials concluded for the 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters in Concord, N.C.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured No. 1 positions in […]

Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
Saturday, 13 Oct, 2018 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel drivers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican don’t have hundreds of employees, but Torrence hopes that the fact they’re the top two in the standings with their single-car operations will be inspirational to others.
“We’re saying, hey, you don’t have to be a multi-car team to […]