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“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 […]

Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals
Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals

Clay Millican claimed pole position in Top Fuel in record-setting style Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 2018 season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
Millican re-set the national elapsed time record for 1,000-feet with a pass of 3.628-seconds at 322.04 mph in his Great Clips/Parts Plus dragster. […]

Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top
Saturday, 10 Feb, 2018 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top
Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jack Beckman and his Funny Car crew spent their Super Bowl LII “party” testing in the Arizona desert, and the payoff after the opening qualifying session of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season was _ we got game!
“Fast” Jack posted a 1,000-foot pass of 3.860-seconds at […]

Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success
Friday, 9 Feb, 2018 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success
Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Before Bo Butner knew drag racing, Bo knew selling cars as a family business. It’s a juxtaposition of values and commitment that carried Butner _ a self-described rent-a-racer _ to his first NHRA Pro Stock world championship in 2017.
“I’m a Sportsman racer and always will be,” said Butner, the 2006 […]

Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
Thursday, 8 Feb, 2018 – 9:49 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
One more celebratory moment looms in Brittany Force’s NHRA Top Fuel championship offseason, which will conclude where it began only three months ago.
Force ended the 2017 season with a sweep at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., where she emerged as No. 1 qualifier, race-winner and first-time world champion during […]