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Ford’s Exit Of NHRA Leaves Force In Limbo
Friday, 2 Aug, 2013 – 7:19 | 3 Comments
Ford’s Exit Of NHRA Leaves Force In Limbo

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Neither John Force’s rat-tat-tat sponsorship spiels nor Courtney Force’s slightly naughty nudie magazine layout could convince Ford Racing to continue its team support programs in the NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series beyond 2014.
That’s one way to interpret Ford’s stunning decision to concentrate its drag racing dollars on NHRA’s grassroots [...]

Capps Tops Force To Win In Sonoma
Monday, 29 Jul, 2013 – 6:50 | Comments Off
Capps Tops Force To Win In Sonoma

Win or lose, NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps typically credits crew chief Rahn Tobler for the attention to detail on his 8,000-horsepower hot rod. On Sunday, Capps also could give himself a slap on the back for posting the starting line reaction time that helped him defeat 15-time world champion John Force in the [...]

Field Set In Sonoma
Sunday, 28 Jul, 2013 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Field Set In Sonoma

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Funny Car driver Matt Hagan, David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as the No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
No one bettered Hagan’s track record performance of 3.986 seconds at 320.51 mph in his [...]

Hagan In Record Form In Sonoma
Saturday, 27 Jul, 2013 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Hagan In Record Form In Sonoma

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Funny Car point-leader Matt Hagan raced to the provisional class lead in dominating fashion Friday during the opening day of qualifications for the 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories during the NHRA Mello Yello [...]

Allen Johnson Crowned King Again In Colorado
Monday, 22 Jul, 2013 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Allen Johnson Crowned King Again In Colorado

Allen Johnson cemented his reputation as the “King of Thunder Mountain” Sunday afternoon, claiming his second consecutive Pro Stock win at Bandimere Speedway – and fifth in seven years – during the 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Morrison, Colo.
Johnson defeated Lakewood, Colo., native V. Gaines in an all-Mopar final round during the 25th [...]

Bandimere Still An Allen Johnson Kind of Place
Sunday, 21 Jul, 2013 – 6:46 | Comments Off
Bandimere Still An Allen Johnson Kind of Place

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Reigning Pro Stock world champion Allen Johnson continued his qualifying prowess at Bandimere Speedway Saturday, racing to his second pole position of the season during the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) and Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also lead their categories as No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of [...]

Cruz Pedregon Speeds To P1 In Colorado
Saturday, 20 Jul, 2013 – 6:59 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Speeds To P1 In Colorado

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Veteran Funny Car driver and two-time world champion Cruz Pedregon raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at scenic Bandimere Speedway.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in [...]

More Racing Does Not Always Mean Better Racing
Thursday, 18 Jul, 2013 – 7:12 | 3 Comments
More Racing Does Not Always Mean Better Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some notes and takes:
When Brian Vickers survived the green/white/checkered restart and went on to take the white flag at the end of the New Hampshire race last weekend, there was a feeling of relief. The guy who deserved to win the race, actually won the race in Loudon.
The downside of multiple [...]

Larry Dixon Leaves Rapisarda
Friday, 12 Jul, 2013 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Larry Dixon Leaves Rapisarda

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Three-time NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel drag racing series champion Larry Dixon announced Friday that he plans to concentrate on securing the necessary funding for his 2014 Top Fuel program and has left the part-time effort of Rapisarda Autosport International.
Dixon, 46, is the second winningest Top Fuel driver in National Hot Rod Association history with [...]

It Was A Gray Day In Ohio
Sunday, 7 Jul, 2013 – 18:36 | Comments Off
It Was A Gray Day In Ohio

Johnny Gray picked up his fourth NHRA Funny Car victory of 2013 on Sunday when he beat Ron Capps in the finals at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of [...]