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Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
Monday, 27 Feb, 2017 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
Pritchett Makes It Two Straight

Leah Pritchett repeated as Top Fuel winner at the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday, stirring what could prove to be prophetic comparisons to Gary Scelzi in the process.
Pritchett, of Don Schumacher Racing, defeated Brittany Force in the final at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., for the second consecutive year. Winner […]

Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona
Sunday, 26 Feb, 2017 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona
Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona

Tommy Johnson Jr. set the Funny Car track elapsed-time record at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Saturday en route to qualifying on-pole for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Johnson powered his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T to a career-best 1,000-foot pass in 3.837-seconds at 329.10 mph during the final qualifying session in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix, […]

Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel
Saturday, 25 Feb, 2017 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel
Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel

Leah Pritchett continued her scorching start to the 2017 NHRA season Friday, setting the Top Fuel elapsed-time national record on her second pass during qualifying for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective […]

Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona
Monday, 13 Feb, 2017 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Matt Hagan took care of family business on personal and professional levels Sunday, scoring an emotional Funny Car victory in the 2017 season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Hagan dedicated his final-round victory over Courtney Force to the memory of his younger brother, Kyle, who died of natural causes last […]

Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2017 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona
Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Californian Leah Pritchett completed her first pass down a drag strip at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in a Jr. Dragster when she was 8-years-old. Twenty years later, Pritchett raced to her second career Top Fuel pole at her home track as qualifications concluded Saturday afternoon for the 57th annual […]

Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2017 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona
Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona

Doug Kalitta recorded his career-best elapsed time to lead Top Fuel qualifying Friday during the weather-interrupted opening day of time trials for the 57th annual NHRA Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Only the Pro Stock class was able to complete both rounds of qualifying, as rain began halfway through the second session […]

Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys
Friday, 10 Feb, 2017 – 9:23 | 3 Comments
Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Drag racing kindred spirits Phil Burkart Jr. and Robert Schwab have reunited this weekend in Pomona, Calif., the 2017 launching pad for a Funny Car dream spanning the globe from Central New York to Adelaide, South Australia.
The latter is home to Schwab, who along with wife/team manager Lisa, has hired […]

KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2017 – 18:58 | Comments Off on KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy
KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy

Jason Line is hard-pressed to imagine what he could do for an encore in 2017.
The veteran KB Racing driver compiled points from eight national event victories and six runnerup results to remain one hole-shot ahead of teammate Greg Anderson en route to his third National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock world championship last season. Anderson […]

Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season
Monday, 6 Feb, 2017 – 20:14 | One Comment
Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season

Nitro Spring Training concluded Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., where NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel teams tested their offseason work one week before the start of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Leah Pritchett posted the unofficial quickest run in NHRA history in her Top Fuel dragster Saturday […]

Prock To Make Forceful Return
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2017 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Prock To Make Forceful Return
Prock To Make Forceful Return

Funny Car icon John Force will chase a record 17th NHRA world championship in 2017 with crew chief Jimmy Prock calling the shots following his prodigal return to John Force Racing after a two-year stint with archrival Don Schumacher Racing.
Prock, who tuned Force to the 2013 NHRA world title, will join co-crew chief Chris Cunningham […]