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Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
Friday, 18 Sep, 2015 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Erica Enders opens the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway in a very enviable position – atop the point standings and as Pro Stock’s defending champion.
With six victories on the season, she and her Elite Motorsports team are brimming with confidence. They enter the NHRA Carolina […]

Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher
Wednesday, 16 Sep, 2015 – 16:53 | One Comment
Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher

Earlier this week, it appeared that Shawn Langdon would be sitting out the six-race, championship-deciding NHRA Countdown playoff because his Alan Johnson Racing team had run low of operating capital.
But on Wednesday, Don Schumacher Racing came to the rescue.
DSR and AJR announced that former NHRA world champion Shawn Langdon will drive DSR’s Red Fuel Powered by […]

NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2015 – 15:18 | Comments Off on NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo

A 23-race national event tour – with a return to Heartland Park Topeka pending – constitutes the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.  
NHRA officials currently are talking with the new ownership group at Heartland Park Topeka, and a 24th race could be added to the 2016 schedule pending the outcome of those […]

U.S. Nats Produce First-Time Winners, Watery Eyes
Monday, 7 Sep, 2015 – 18:50 | Comments Off on U.S. Nats Produce First-Time Winners, Watery Eyes
U.S. Nats Produce First-Time Winners, Watery Eyes

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For the second time during this weekend’s U.S. Nationals, wet weather struck Lucas Oil Raceway. Sunday’s moisture at the historic old drag strip did not come in the form of rain, however. Rather it was the result of tears of joy as the first-time winners of The Big Go simply could not contain their emotions […]

Beckman Wins $100 Grand Bonus, Pole At U.S. Nationals
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2015 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Beckman Wins $100 Grand Bonus, Pole At U.S. Nationals
Beckman Wins $100 Grand Bonus, Pole At U.S. Nationals

Jack Beckman earned $100,000 with his victory in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Funny Car Sunday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
Beckman, the 2012 world champ, claimed the victory with a winning performance of 4.051 seconds at 309.06 mph, defeating Robert Hight in the final of the all-star bonus event. It was Beckman’s second win […]

Brown Wins Nitro Shootout As ‘The Big Go’ Gets Going
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2015 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Brown Wins Nitro Shootout As ‘The Big Go’ Gets Going
Brown Wins Nitro Shootout As ‘The Big Go’ Gets Going

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Antron Brown pedaled to victory in the Top Fuel portion of the Traxxas Nitro Shootout all-star event Saturday, earning a $100,000 payday during the rain-delayed opening day of competition at the NHRA’s 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
The 2012 Top Fuel world champion, Brown took the victory at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis in […]

U.S. Nationals Slog To A Halt On Opening Day
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2015 – 7:41 | Comments Off on U.S. Nationals Slog To A Halt On Opening Day
U.S. Nationals Slog To A Halt On Opening Day

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s professional qualifying session at the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg, Ind., near Indianapolis.
Rain started as qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series began and continued into the night. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Redell Harris was the only […]

Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015 – 12:48 | Comments Off on Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey

Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

Spencer Massey Booted From Don Schumacher Racing
Friday, 28 Aug, 2015 – 18:53 | Comments Off on Spencer Massey Booted From Don Schumacher Racing
Spencer Massey Booted From Don Schumacher Racing

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Spencer Massey has been released from Don Schumacher Racing as driver of the Red Fuel Powered by Schumacher/Sandvik Coromant Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the team announced Friday evening.
“Spencer is no longer with DSR,” team owner Don Schumacher said.
“He violated a DSR policy and would not correct the violation. […]

Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
Monday, 24 Aug, 2015 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd

Richie Crampton clocked a career-best elapsed time at Brainerd International Raceway en route to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season, capping a record-setting Sunday at the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams took advantage of unseasonably cool and overcast weather conditions at the Minnesota facility to reset all […]