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Beckman Wins Sonoma; Swing Hopes Remain Alive
Monday, 3 Aug, 2015 – 8:02 | No Comment
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 […]

Krawiec Victorious In Bike Battle; Sonoma Field Set
Sunday, 2 Aug, 2015 – 7:04 | No Comment
Krawiec Victorious In Bike Battle; Sonoma Field Set

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Eddie Krawiec’s Excellent Mid-Summer Adventure continued Saturday, when the three-time world champion won the NHRA Pro Bike Battle at the 28th annual Sonoma Nationals.
Krawiec also secured pole position in the two-wheel category at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in California’s wine country. Krawiec, who bagged his second pole of the season and […]

Beckman Fastest In Sonoma
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2015 – 7:16 | No Comment
Beckman Fastest In Sonoma

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“Fast” Jack Beckman powered his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T to the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday, as he raced into the provisional qualifying lead during the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were leaders in their categories […]

Jeggie Returns To Cockpit In Sonoma
Friday, 31 Jul, 2015 – 7:21 | No Comment
Jeggie Returns To Cockpit In Sonoma

Erica Enders’ pursuit of a second consecutive NHRA Pro Stock world championship figures to receive a high-profile boost this weekend, when five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. rolls out of a self-imposed retirement and into the staging lanes at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Sitting between multiple world champions Greg Anderson and Jason line in the point standings, […]

Morgan Is New ‘King Of The Mountain’
Monday, 27 Jul, 2015 – 7:14 | No Comment
Morgan Is New ‘King Of The Mountain’

An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

NHRA Unveils Major Changes To Pro Stock Class
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015 – 7:17 | No Comment
NHRA Unveils Major Changes To Pro Stock Class

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A series of changes for the Pro Stock category designed to increase spectator appeal, make the class more relevant from a technology standpoint, and enhance the overall pit experience for fans of the Factory Hot Rod class were announced by the NHRA on Saturday.
The changes will be mandated in two waves. Three changes will take […]

Force Adds To Pole Pile
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015 – 7:10 | No Comment
Force Adds To Pole Pile

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Funny Car icon John Force secured his record-extending 154th career pole Saturday during final qualifications for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Former world champions Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of 24 […]

Former Champs Current Leaders At Bandimere
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2015 – 8:10 | No Comment
Former Champs Current Leaders At Bandimere

Three-time world champion Larry Dixon raced into the qualifying lead in Top Fuel during Friday’s opening sessions of time trials for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Former world champions John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at […]

NHRA To Split With ESPN, Join Fox In 2016
Tuesday, 14 Jul, 2015 – 16:34 | Comments Off on NHRA To Split With ESPN, Join Fox In 2016
NHRA To Split With ESPN, Join Fox In 2016

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The National Hot Rod Association and longtime partner ESPN mutually have agreed to terminate their television coverage agreement following the 2015 season, with the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series to be staged on FOX Sports starting in 2016.
NHRA and FOX Sports officials jointly announced Tuesday afternoon that starting in 2016 […]

The Sarge Marches To 80th Win At Hometown Chi-Town Track
Monday, 13 Jul, 2015 – 8:04 | Comments Off on The Sarge Marches To 80th Win At Hometown Chi-Town Track
The Sarge Marches To 80th Win At Hometown Chi-Town Track

Tony Schumacher raced to his 80th career victory in Top Fuel Sunday when eh won the Lucas Oil Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by General Tire at Route 66 Raceway.
Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were victorious in their respective categories at the 13th […]