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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Capps Tops In Brainerd
Sunday, 18 Aug, 2013 – 18:21 | Comments Off
Capps Tops In Brainerd

Ron Capps earned his third Funny Car win of the season by racing to victory Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Minnesota’s Brainerd International Raceway over teammate and points leader Matt Hagan.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Beckman P1 In Brainerd
Saturday, 17 Aug, 2013 – 18:21 | Comments Off
Beckman P1 In Brainerd

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Defending Funny Car world champion Jack Beckman raced to his second consecutive pole position at Brainerd International Raceway Saturday during the final day of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) will also lead their categories when eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m. for the NHRA Mello [...]

Hagan Speeds On At Brainerd
Saturday, 17 Aug, 2013 – 7:43 | Comments Off
Hagan Speeds On At Brainerd

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Current Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 qualifying position Friday during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) lead their respective categories during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Hagan, who won the most recent event in [...]

Hagan Closes Swing With Funny Car Victory
Monday, 5 Aug, 2013 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Hagan Closes Swing With Funny Car Victory

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Matt Hagan extended his Funny Car point lead – and clinched a spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs – with a victory Sunday against Bob Tasca III during the 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Hagan led a trio of first-time champions in Kent, Wash., located near Seattle, [...]

Rain Dampens Capps’ Hopes
Sunday, 4 Aug, 2013 – 6:48 | Comments Off
Rain Dampens Capps’ Hopes

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Ron Capps suffered a setback in the quest for his first NHRA Funny Car world championship Saturday when he failed to qualify for the 16-car field during the rain-shortened 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
Capps, driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T, lost traction on [...]

Rain Cancels Round 1 Qualifying In Seattle
Friday, 2 Aug, 2013 – 20:09 | Comments Off
Rain Cancels Round 1 Qualifying In Seattle

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The first day of the NHRA Northwest Nationals was canceled Friday evening after a persistent drizzle that began in the afternoon continued into early evening.
The weather, which was cool and overcast, washed out the first two qualifying sessions leaving two scheduled for Saturday left to determine the fields for Sunday’s championship eliminations at Pacific Raceway.

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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]