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Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win
Monday, 24 Apr, 2017 – 8:28 | No Comment
Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win

Reigning Funny Car world champion Ron Capps made the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals highlight reel and took home another Wally Trophy after winning his first national event of the 2017 season Sunday in Baytown, Texas.
Racing opposite Robert Hight in the final at Royal Purple Raceway, Capps was unaware that Hight had been disqualified for crossing […]

Courtney Force On Pole At Baytown; Zeroes In On First Funny Car Win of ’17
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 8:19 | No Comment
Courtney Force On Pole At Baytown; Zeroes In On First Funny Car Win of ’17

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Defending event champion Courtney Force secured pole position in Funny Car Saturday as qualifications concluded for the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas.
Courtney’s next mission? Win a first-round matchup at Royal Purple Raceway.
Force stood on a 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.851-seconds _ tying the third-quickest pass of her career _ at 330.23 mph set Friday evening to […]

Millican Round 1 Leader In Baytown
Saturday, 22 Apr, 2017 – 7:37 | No Comment
Millican Round 1 Leader In Baytown

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Clay Millican powered his Parts Plus/Great Clips Top Fuel dragster into the provisional qualifying lead with a track-record elapsed time Friday at the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.
 Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) also were provisional leaders in their respective categories at the fifth of […]

Langdon Lands Kalitta Ride
Friday, 7 Apr, 2017 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Langdon Lands Kalitta Ride
Langdon Lands Kalitta Ride

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Team Kalitta will field 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon in a third, full-time team sponsored by Global Electronic Technology beginning with Round 5 of the 2017 schedule later this month at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
Langdon competed in 30 national events for Don Schumacher Racing while “on loan” […]

Las Vegas Is Brown’s Town
Monday, 3 Apr, 2017 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Las Vegas Is Brown’s Town
Las Vegas Is Brown’s Town

Nitro aces Tommy Johnson Jr. and Antron Brown collaborated to give Don Schumacher Racing its respective 299th and 300th NHRA victories Sunday, capping an historic ending to the 18th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
In addition to DSR’s performances by Johnson in Funny Car and Brown in Top Fuel, 17-year-old Tanner Gray became the youngest […]

Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
Sunday, 2 Apr, 2017 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set

Greg Anderson defeated Shane Gray Saturday in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, Pro Stock’s annual bonus race-within-a-race, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Anderson powered his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro to a quarter-mile pass in 6.684-seconds at 205.47 mph to better Gray’s 6.699/206.26 effort to claim the $50,000 prize and the opportunity to walk […]

Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville
Monday, 20 Mar, 2017 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville
Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville

Tony Schumacher name-dropped his way into the Gainesville Raceway record book Sunday as winningest NHRA Top Fuel driver in the history of the famed Florida facility.
Schumacher’s victory over Don Schumacher Racing teammate Antron Brown in the final of the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was the fifth for “The Sarge,” an eight-time world […]

Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
Sunday, 19 Mar, 2017 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In Jerry Savoie’s work-a-day world, straddling his 58-year-old body over the tank of a Pro Stock Motorcycle at speeds approaching 200 mph qualifies as borderline mundane. That’s because Savoie’s other profession _ alligator farmer _ might be viewed as borderline insane.
One of drag racing’s bona fide characters, Savoie will launch […]

‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals
Sunday, 19 Mar, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on ‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals
‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals

Eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher is poised to seize another historic moment Sunday after securing his first Top Fuel pole of the 2017 season during qualifications for the 48th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
“The Sarge” drove his U.S. Army dragster to a Gainesville Raceway track-elapsed 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.682-seconds at 328.22 mph in […]

Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville
Saturday, 18 Mar, 2017 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville
Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville

Like magic, John Force Racing is up-and-humming at Gainesville Raceway after “Brute” Force and son-in-law Robert Hight earned the provisional 1-2 positions after two rounds of Funny Car time trials for the 48th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Friday’s results at the historic Florida facility were an immediate return on the complete crew changes Force […]