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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 […]

Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run
Beckman Wins Pole; Nails Third Straight Funny Car Record Run

For the third consecutive race, Jack Beckman has clocked the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history.
Beckman drove his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger to an amazing 3.901 second elapsed time to take the No. 1 qualifying position in a rain-shortened day of racing Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway […]

Beckman Stays Hot In Minnesota
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 6:44 | Comments Off on Beckman Stays Hot In Minnesota
Beckman Stays Hot In Minnesota

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Jack Beckman continued his late-season hot streak Friday with the third-quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history during the opening day of time trials for the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying […]

Johnson Jr. Block’s Beckman’s Sweep Bid, Wins Northwest Nationals
Monday, 10 Aug, 2015 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Block’s Beckman’s Sweep Bid, Wins Northwest Nationals
Johnson Jr. Block’s Beckman’s Sweep Bid, Wins Northwest Nationals

Tommy Johnson Jr. ambushed Jack Beckman’s bid to sweep the three-race Western Swing in Funny Car Sunday with a semifinal victory over his Don Schumacher Racing teammate in the 28th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) also took home victories in their respective categories during the NHRA Mello Yello […]