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Prock And Force Split In Middle Of Countdown
Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014 – 17:05 | One Comment
Prock And Force Split In Middle Of Countdown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA Funny Car icon John Force accepted the resignation of crew chief Jimmy Prock on Wednesday, accelerating an exit process Prock was targeting for the end of the Countdown to the Championship next month.
On Thursday, Don Schumacher Racing announced it had hired Prock for a position yet to be determined, [...]

Racing Pioneer Beadle Passes Away
Monday, 20 Oct, 2014 – 15:03 | No Comment
Racing Pioneer Beadle Passes Away

Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

Hagan Races To Points Lead At Maple Grove
Monday, 6 Oct, 2014 – 7:02 | Comments Off
Hagan Races To Points Lead At Maple Grove

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Matt Hagan took over the Funny Car points lead by winning the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday.
Hagan crossed the finish line just as his Rocky Boots Dodge Charger’s engine exploded following a 4.333-second pass at 215.00 mph, defeating Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round. He was appearing in his third Countdown [...]

The Sarge Marches To Pole At Maple Grove
Sunday, 5 Oct, 2014 – 7:13 | Comments Off
The Sarge Marches To Pole At Maple Grove

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Top Fuel point-leader Tony Schumacher claimed pole position Saturday as his march toward an eighth world championship continued during the 30th annual NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. [...]

Connolly Is Cooking In The Countdown
Saturday, 4 Oct, 2014 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Connolly Is Cooking In The Countdown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Back-to-back victories have propelled Dave Connolly into the forefront of NHRA’s Pro Stock championship conversation, and the ace tuner-turned-driver suddenly has plenty to say.
“I can’t say enough about the Gray Motorsports team and organization, from Day One that it was assembled,” said Connolly, referring to a Chevy Camaro stable featuring [...]

Courtney Force Makes It Two Straight By Winning At Gateway
Sunday, 28 Sep, 2014 – 19:06 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Makes It Two Straight By Winning At Gateway

Courtney Force raced to her second consecutive Funny Car victory on Sunday when she won the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.
Force outran championship rival Matt Hagan in the final round to move to within 30 points of the series leader, her dad, 16-time world champ John Force.
She raced [...]

Kalitta Wins Pole, Sets Sights On Schumacher At Gateway
Sunday, 28 Sep, 2014 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Kalitta Wins Pole, Sets Sights On Schumacher At Gateway

Veteran Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta ramped-up his pursuit of point-leader Tony Schumacher Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park, racing to his sixth pole position of the season as qualifications concluded for the third annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill., near St. Louis.
Kalitta powered his Mac Tools dragster to a 1,000-foot performance of [...]

Force Overcomes Anniversary Miscue, Wins Provisional Pole At Gateway
Saturday, 27 Sep, 2014 – 7:54 | Comments Off
Force Overcomes Anniversary Miscue, Wins Provisional Pole At Gateway

Funny Car icon John Force gift-wrapped an impromptu wedding anniversary present during qualifications for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday, a sidebar to a weekend that will include a rare, network news interview for the reigning/16-time world champion.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a 1,000-foot performance of 4.022- seconds at [...]

Hines Won But Lost In Pro Bike Finals In Texas
Tuesday, 23 Sep, 2014 – 15:09 | Comments Off
Hines Won But Lost In Pro Bike Finals In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Andrew Hines exited Texas Motorplex Sunday fully aware his latest Pro Stock Motorcycle victory likely is being viewed as a classic no-win situation in the court of two-wheel opinion.
Hines won the final of the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals via a solo run when opponent Steve [...]

Sarge In Command After Weekend Sweep In Texas
Sunday, 21 Sep, 2014 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Sarge In Command After Weekend Sweep In Texas

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Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were [...]