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Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA
Tuesday, 14 Nov, 2017 – 16:31 | No Comment
Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA

Teen-ager Tanner Gray has completed the first step in extending his family’s drag racing legacy.
A third-generation racer, Gray capped his first full season of Pro Stock competition Monday when he was named Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award winner as NHRA’s top rookie performer of 2017.
Gray joined newly-crowned professional champions Brittany […]

NHRA Season Ends With JFR In Total Control
Monday, 13 Nov, 2017 – 12:31 | No Comment
NHRA Season Ends With JFR In Total Control

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tears of joy flowed freely among drag racing’s first family Sunday at Pomona Raceway, where Brittany Force and Robert Hight added to the burgeoning championship legacy of John Force Racing.
Brittany Force overhauled Steve Torrence to claim her first Top Fuel world championship while also claiming victory in the 53rd annual […]

Krawiec Nails Down 2017 Bikes Championship
Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017 – 10:04 | No Comment
Krawiec Nails Down 2017 Bikes Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Eddie Krawiec did some impromptu heavy-lifting Saturday afternoon at Pomona Raceway, hoisting the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle trophy overhead after clinching his fourth world championship.
The New Jersey native secured his latest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title in style by qualifying on-pole for the season-ending 53rd annual Auto […]

Top Fuel Duel Tightens At NHRA Season-Ender In Pomona
Saturday, 11 Nov, 2017 – 8:47 | No Comment
Top Fuel Duel Tightens At NHRA Season-Ender In Pomona

Top Fuel title contender Brittany Force cut into Steve Torrence’s point-lead via the quickest pass in Auto Club Raceway at Pomona history Friday during qualifying for the season-ending 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Force earned the provisional pole with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.667-seconds at 330.31 mph, breaking the track record for elapsed time. Force […]

Capps Determined To Stay No. 1
Friday, 10 Nov, 2017 – 8:20 | No Comment
Capps Determined To Stay No. 1

Fifteen points separate Ron Capps from the “coolest part” of a last-chance bid to extend his reign as NHRA Funny Car world champion.
“Winning a championship has been bigger than I could have ever imagined for a lot of different reasons,” said Capps, previewing this weekend’s season-ending 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. “The coolest part […]

Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
Wednesday, 1 Nov, 2017 – 17:03 | Comments Off on Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit
Funny Car Veteran Tasca Returning To Cockpit

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Ford brand-loyal racing family that pioneered the iconic phrase “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is returning to the NHRA’s Funny Car ranks in 2018.
Bob Tasca III _ grandson of Tasca Ford founder Bob Tasca Sr. _ will partner with Ford Performance on Tasca Racing’s Mustang-bodied Funny Car for […]

McMillen Finally Tastes Victory
Monday, 30 Oct, 2017 – 9:50 | Comments Off on McMillen Finally Tastes Victory
McMillen Finally Tastes Victory

Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen picked a fine time to score his career-first NHRA victory Sunday, upsetting the playoff field during the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
McMillen, who made his professional debut in 2007, earned his first Wally trophy with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.870-seconds at 253.99 […]

Beckman’s Record Run Earns Pole In Las Vegas
Sunday, 29 Oct, 2017 – 11:39 | Comments Off on Beckman’s Record Run Earns Pole In Las Vegas
Beckman’s Record Run Earns Pole In Las Vegas

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“Fast” Jack Beckman set both ends of the Funny Car track record at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday to secure pole position as qualifying concluded for the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) held serve from Friday to clinch No. […]

‘The Sarge’ On Early Pole At Vegas
Saturday, 28 Oct, 2017 – 8:46 | Comments Off on ‘The Sarge’ On Early Pole At Vegas
‘The Sarge’ On Early Pole At Vegas

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Embracing the awkward role of playoff spoiler, eight-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher emerged as provisional pole-sitter Friday after two rounds of qualifications for the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals.
Despite sitting sixth and a nearly insurmountable 192 points behind leader Steve Torrence, Schumacher covered the 1,000-foot distance at The Strip at Las Vegas […]

Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang
Friday, 27 Oct, 2017 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang
Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA’s quarter-mile timers quickly are counting down Allen Johnson’s all-in-the family Pro Stock career.
Only two events remain on Johnson’s 2017 “Factory Hot Rod” itinerary. And while a second world championship has eluded the veteran Mopar loyalist, a late-season victory would serve as a worthy consolation prize.
Johnson, who announced his retirement […]