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Worsham gives Alan Johnson A Funny Car Win
Sunday, 3 May, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Worsham gives Alan Johnson A Funny Car Win
Worsham gives Alan Johnson A Funny Car Win

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Team-owner Alan Johnson now has a Full Throttle NHRA Funny Car victory to go along with his Top Fuel victory.
On Sunday at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill., Johnson’s new Al-Anabi/Alan Johnson Racing team got …

Lucas Tops In Fuel Qualifying At Gateway
Saturday, 2 May, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off on Lucas Tops In Fuel Qualifying At Gateway
Lucas Tops In Fuel Qualifying At Gateway

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The NHRA was finally able to get in a full day racing at the O’Reilly Midwest Nationals near St. Louis Saturday and the field was set for Sunday’s eliminations.
Heading into the eliminations as top qualifiers …

Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis
Friday, 1 May, 2009 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis
Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis

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Andrew Hines moved to the top spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle before rain washed out the first two rounds of qualifying at the 15th annual O’Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
Persistent rain showers …

Minter: The Suite Life Should Be At The Finish Line
Friday, 1 May, 2009 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Minter: The Suite Life Should Be At The Finish Line
Minter: The Suite Life Should Be At The Finish Line

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Fans of every sport treasure their traditions. But it’s almost a given that if a sport is going to grow, those traditions have to be tweaked.
There’s an idea …

Schumacher Collects More Hardware
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Schumacher Collects More Hardware
Schumacher Collects More Hardware

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U.S. Army NHRA Top Fuel driver Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher received his 2008 Driver of the Year trophy here Thursday night during the annual International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Last December, an elite panel …

Drag Racer Had Inside View Of Hudson River Plane Crash
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Drag Racer Had Inside View Of Hudson River Plane Crash

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Chris Rini, a Top Sportsman racer from Carmel, N.Y., was one of the favorites in his division in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway last weekend. But …

Southern Nationals Give Lucas First Win
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 20:57 | One Comment
Southern Nationals Give Lucas First Win

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Great moments in motor sports tend to occur at the strangest places and the strangest times. That was the case on Sunday in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta …

Professor Teaches A Lesson In Class
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Professor Teaches A Lesson In Class
Professor Teaches  A Lesson In Class

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Some things haven’t changed very much in the 29 years that the NHRA has been hosting the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
On Saturday afternoon, Arlene Johnson rode …

Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 20:25 | Comments Off on Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta
Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – The weather conditions on Friday at Atlanta Dragway were a drag racer’s dream – cool temperatures, low humidity and unusually high barometric pressure.
That added up to some …

Ashley and Junior Have A Lot In Common
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 13:35 | 2 Comments
Ashley and Junior Have A Lot In Common

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. –  If there have ever been two race drivers who really understand what the other is going through, it’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ashley Force Hood. Although they …