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Brown Countdown Pursuit Off To Big Start In North Carolina
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2015 – 19:33 | Comments Off on Brown Countdown Pursuit Off To Big Start In North Carolina
Brown Countdown Pursuit Off To Big Start In North Carolina

Antron Brown raced to a historic Top Fuel victory Sunday at the NHRA Carolina Nationals by outrunning rival J.R. Todd in the first final round to be contested by African-American drivers in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history.
Meanwhile in Pro Stock at zMAX Dragway, NHRA’s strong competitor diversity also was showcased in impressive fashion […]

Millican Continues Spoiler Role In zMAX Qualifying
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2015 – 18:29 | Comments Off on Millican Continues Spoiler Role In zMAX Qualifying
Millican Continues Spoiler Role In zMAX Qualifying

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Countdown playoff spoiler Clay Millican earned his first No. 1 qualifying position in more than two years Saturday at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s noon eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers in the […]

Johnson Jr. And Team Have Become A Serious Funny Car Threat
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2015 – 17:54 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. And Team Have Become A Serious Funny Car Threat
Johnson Jr. And Team Have Become A Serious Funny Car Threat

CONCORD, N.C. – Tommy Johnson Jr.’s NHRA career looked pretty grim about three years ago, but the Indiana resident revitalized it and this weekend entered the Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway with one of the most consistent Funny Cars this season.
“We’re not running the record numbers,” Johnson Jr. said. “We’re racing what […]

Johnson Jr. Rolls On In Carolina Nationals Qualifying
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2015 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Rolls On In Carolina Nationals Qualifying
Johnson Jr. Rolls On In Carolina Nationals Qualifying

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Tommy Johnson Jr., who has quietly had one of the most consistent Funny Cars of the season, raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the opening round of the Mello […]

Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
Friday, 18 Sep, 2015 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Erica Enders opens the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway in a very enviable position – atop the point standings and as Pro Stock’s defending champion.
With six victories on the season, she and her Elite Motorsports team are brimming with confidence. They enter the NHRA Carolina […]

Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher
Wednesday, 16 Sep, 2015 – 16:53 | One Comment
Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher

Earlier this week, it appeared that Shawn Langdon would be sitting out the six-race, championship-deciding NHRA Countdown playoff because his Alan Johnson Racing team had run low of operating capital.
But on Wednesday, Don Schumacher Racing came to the rescue.
DSR and AJR announced that former NHRA world champion Shawn Langdon will drive DSR’s Red Fuel Powered by […]

NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2015 – 15:18 | Comments Off on NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo

A 23-race national event tour – with a return to Heartland Park Topeka pending – constitutes the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.  
NHRA officials currently are talking with the new ownership group at Heartland Park Topeka, and a 24th race could be added to the 2016 schedule pending the outcome of those […]

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 […]