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In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules
Thursday, 15 Mar, 2018 – 7:52 | Comments Off on In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules
In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules

Reacting to serious crashes in each of the season’s first two races, NHRA officials have notified all competitors of a revised rule change regarding centerline crossing and/or the striking of timing blocks.
Crossing the centerline and/or striking timing blocks is a serious safety concern and causes delays in racing due to cleanup time required for such […]

Force Talks Of Explosive Experience
Monday, 5 Mar, 2018 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Force Talks Of Explosive Experience
Force Talks Of Explosive Experience

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Funny Car icon John Force says he was briefly knocked out by the engine explosion that shattered his race car during eliminations at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals eight days ago.
But who could tell?
“I was already goofy,” Force said during an interview from his California home distributed by his […]

Force Survives Explosion; Daughter Wins At Wild Wild Horse Event
Monday, 26 Feb, 2018 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Force Survives Explosion; Daughter Wins At Wild Wild Horse Event
Force Survives Explosion; Daughter Wins At Wild Wild Horse Event

A weekend filled with raw emotion ended with tears of victory and relief Sunday for John Force Racing at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals. Courtney Force headed back to Yorba Linda, Calif., with the Funny Car Wally trophy while father/16-time world champion John Force exited another hospital after a violent accident.
“Brute” Force’s day at […]

Courtney Force Rides Record Run To Rise To P1 At Wild Horse Pass
Sunday, 25 Feb, 2018 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Rides Record Run To Rise To P1 At Wild Horse Pass
Courtney Force Rides Record Run To Rise To P1 At Wild Horse Pass

Courtney Force set both ends of the Funny Car track record Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park as qualifying concluded for the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Force earned her first pole at the facility in Chandler, Ariz., with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.826-seconds at 335.98 mph. The lap ended a streak that had seen […]

“The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying
Saturday, 24 Feb, 2018 – 9:03 | Comments Off on “The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying
“The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying

Tony Schumacher and Clay Millican laid down the three fastest Top Fuel passes in NHRA history Friday during opening day qualifying for the 34th annual Arizona Nationals, with “The Sarge” ultimately emerging as provisional pole-sitter at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Schumacher began the afternoon by covering the 1,000-foot distance in 3.649-seconds at 334.65-mph in his […]

Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur
Friday, 23 Feb, 2018 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur
Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur

Brittany Force says she has no recollection of the grinding crash that launched the defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship nearly two weeks ago. But what she does remember _ backed by video she reluctantly has reviewed _ is akin to an out-of-body experience.
Force crashed during her first-round match Feb. 11 at the […]

Brittany Force Leaves Hospital
Tuesday, 13 Feb, 2018 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Leaves Hospital
Brittany Force Leaves Hospital

Reigning Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force was released from the hospital Monday, one day after escaping serious injury in a crash during the NHRA’s season-opening race in Pomona, Calif.
A statement released by John Force Racing reported that Force, 31, showed no lingering effects from the crash with the exception of “some upper body soreness.” […]

Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins
Monday, 12 Feb, 2018 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins
Hagan Tops Hight As NHRA Season Begins

Matt Hagan once again had the Funny Car field covered from start-to-finish en route to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
A two-time Funny Car world champion, Hagan started race day at Auto Club Raceway as the No. 1 qualifier and defending event-winner, a title he also […]

Champ Force OK After Big Crash In Pomona
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 21:32 | 2 Comments
Champ Force OK After Big Crash In Pomona

Brittany Force’s defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship began _ and temporarily has ended _with a grinding, first-round crash Sunday during the season-opening 58th annual NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Force, 31, escaped serious injury at Auto Club Raceway when her Monster Energy dragster went out of control during a pass that started in […]

Live Broadcasting And Drag Racing Not A Good Fit
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 9:32 | Comments Off on Live Broadcasting And Drag Racing Not A Good Fit
Live Broadcasting And Drag Racing Not A Good Fit

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was extremely heartening a couple of years ago when it was announced that the great product that the NHRA puts on the track would finally, finally, get its due from a broadcast partner. Fox Sports would replace ESPN as that partner in 2016 and the promise of watchable drag […]