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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 [...]

Kalitta Runs To Norwalk Pole
Saturday, 6 Jul, 2013 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Kalitta Runs To Norwalk Pole

NHRA Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta earned his fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season and 36th of his career on Saturday, and will try for his first victory of the season on Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and [...]

Force At The Top In Norwalk
Saturday, 6 Jul, 2013 – 6:58 | 2 Comments
Force At The Top In Norwalk

John Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Series event, the 13th [...]

Anderson Takes Digging Expedition To Norwalk
Thursday, 4 Jul, 2013 – 7:57 | Comments Off
Anderson Takes Digging Expedition To Norwalk

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fourth of July weekend and the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, mark the start of the second half of the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It’s the point where many drivers will accelerate their pushes towards a championship, including four-time Pro Stock world champion [...]

Schumacher Notches Explosive Victory In Joliet
Sunday, 30 Jun, 2013 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Schumacher Notches Explosive Victory In Joliet

Tony Schumacher notched a hometown victory Sunday as he won the Top Fuel portion of the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
And a dramatic victory it was, too, as his car exploded in a huge fireball as when he crossed the finish line in the elimination finals.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Jeg [...]