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Field Set At zMAX; Brown A DNQ
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 18:44 | Comments Off
Field Set At zMAX; Brown A DNQ

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Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon is rounding into championship form as he raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all will lead their categories as the [...]

Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 12:37 | Comments Off
Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown

CONCORD, N.C. – Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown says going after his second title isn’t nearly as stressful as trying to get the first one.
“The first championship is the hardest, just like winning the first race, because you don’t know how to do it; you don’t know how to get the job done,” [...]

All Appears Right With Hight As Playoff Begins
Thursday, 12 Sep, 2013 – 17:53 | Comments Off
All Appears Right With Hight As Playoff Begins

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Robert Hight’s NHRA resume is golden. Basically, it’s a long list of victories, final-round appearances and a Funny Car championship. But two weeks ago at this time, Hight was wondering if it was also a mirage. A list perhaps built more on circumstance that driving talent.
“You do start believing, wow, [...]

Langdon Tops Nationals; Countdown Field Set
Monday, 2 Sep, 2013 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Langdon Tops Nationals; Countdown Field Set

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For NHRA Top Fuel points leader Shawn Langdon, the 2013 U.S. Nationals weekend in Indianapolis became The Big Goes.
Langdon drove his Al-Anabi Racing dragster to victories in both the special $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout on Sunday and the Nationals themselves on Monday at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and John Hall [...]

Final Fields Set At U.S. Nationals
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Final Fields Set At U.S. Nationals

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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories as No. 1 qualifiers at the world’s most prestigious drag race – the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.
Shawn Langdon and Jack Beckman raced to thrilling $100,000 Traxxas Nitro Shootout victories in their respective [...]

Hagan Speeds To The Top At U.S. Nationals
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 7:38 | Comments Off
Hagan Speeds To The Top At U.S. Nationals

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NHRA Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan shattered both ends of the track record and took over the qualifying lead Saturday at the 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the world’s [...]

Brittany Force P1 In Top Fuel At U.S. Nationals
Friday, 30 Aug, 2013 – 20:57 | Comments Off
Brittany Force P1 In Top Fuel At U.S. Nationals

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Brittany Force led first-round qualifying in Top Fuel Friday at the 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the world’s most prestigious drag race, the 18th of 24 events in the [...]

Time To Roll Out Tweaks To The Countdown?
Wednesday, 28 Aug, 2013 – 11:56 | Comments Off
Time To Roll Out Tweaks To The Countdown?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ron Capps is locked into this year’s Countdown. He’s won two of the last three NHRA events and is second in the Funny Car point standings with one race to go until the start of the playoffs, so he’ll likely be in great shape once the six-race Countdown begins.
Yet Capps [...]

The Big Go Just May Be The Greatest Go In Racing
Tuesday, 27 Aug, 2013 – 10:42 | Comments Off
The Big Go Just May Be The Greatest Go In Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A lot of people have written a lot of words about the allure of the NHRA’s U.S. Nationals, the 2013 edition of which is scheduled for this week.
Last week during a media teleconference, Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Michael Ray offered his two cents. It was a response which surely resonated [...]

Castrol And John Force Parting Ways
Tuesday, 20 Aug, 2013 – 7:52 | 6 Comments
Castrol And John Force Parting Ways

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Long-time sponsor Castrol announced Tuesday that it will sever its ties with the NHRA’s John Force Racing operation following the 2014 season. The announcement will end a relationship that stretches back almost 30 years.
“John Force has been the ultimate ambassador for the Castrol brand and we are grateful for his passion and dedication,” said Rich [...]