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Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
Monday, 22 May, 2017 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
Capps Rolls On In Funny Car

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Reigning NHRA world champion Ron Capps steamrolled to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday during an all-Don Schumacher Racing final at the 29th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas.
Capps, driver of the Dodge Charger R/T, covered the 1,000-foot distance in 3.924-seconds at 321.42 mph to defeat DSR teammate/No. 1 qualifier […]

Hagan On Pole In Topeka
Sunday, 21 May, 2017 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Hagan On Pole In Topeka
Hagan On Pole In Topeka

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Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 Funny Car qualifying position at the NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka on Saturday and did it in record fashion.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the eighth event of 24 on the 2017 NHRA […]

Capps Makes It Three Straight
Monday, 8 May, 2017 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Capps Makes It Three Straight
Capps Makes It Three Straight

Reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps completed the first “three-peat” of his 22-year career Sunday, racing to victory in the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Capps bagged his third consecutive Wally trophy and second at the track in Commerce, Ga., by defeating Tim Wilkerson on a hole-shot, 1,000-foot pass […]

Schumacher Rolls To Southern Pole
Sunday, 7 May, 2017 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Schumacher Rolls To Southern Pole
Schumacher Rolls To Southern Pole

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Tony Schumacher earned his 82nd career Top Fuel pole Saturday in search of the one Wally trophy to have eluded the eight-time NHRA world champion as qualifying concluded for the 37th annual NHRA Southern Nationals.
Winner of an NHRA Top Fuel record 83 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series titles, Schumacher has been victorious at every national event […]

Rain Shreds NHRA Qualifying In Atlanta
Saturday, 6 May, 2017 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Rain Shreds NHRA Qualifying In Atlanta
Rain Shreds NHRA Qualifying In Atlanta

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Persistent drizzle and temperatures in the 50s prompted NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s opening rounds of qualifying for the 37th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga.
Support vehicles from the NHRA Safety Safari worked diligently in an attempt to get the track ready before the session was cancelled at 6:25 p.m. (EDT). […]

PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally
Sunday, 30 Apr, 2017 – 18:37 | Comments Off on PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally
PO’d Torrence Gets His Top Fuel Four-Wide Wally

CONCORD, N.C. – Steve Torrence said Sunday that in 2011 veteran team owner Don Schumacher told him he couldn’t be competitive against the multi-car operations as an independent in NHRA Top Fuel.
It sparked the Texan’s determination to prove him wrong. In fact, “it pissed me off,” Torrence said.
On Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals […]

Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World
Saturday, 29 Apr, 2017 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World
Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – At 51 years old, Top Fuel competitor Clay Millican is still searching for his first Wally, the trophy cherished by competitors that signify a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series victory.
Oh, he’s come close with eight runner-up finishes, but the Tennessean who still refers to his parents […]

Force Cars To Be Reckoned With At zMAX
Friday, 28 Apr, 2017 – 19:47 | Comments Off on Force Cars To Be Reckoned With At zMAX
Force Cars To Be Reckoned With At zMAX

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – In hot and humid weather Friday at zMAX Dragway, John Force Racing dominated the first two sessions of Funny Car qualifying in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, claiming the top three positions.
Courtney Force moved into the No. 1 position with a track record elapsed time of 3.851 seconds, […]

Force Wants To Field A Second Top Fuel Car
Friday, 28 Apr, 2017 – 17:20 | One Comment
Force Wants To Field A Second Top Fuel Car

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force said Friday he plans to field a second Top Fuel dragster team, but he can’t say when it will join daughter Brittany Force at the starting line.
“I just can’t get the money to get there, but I’ve got a deal […]

DeJoria Won’t Drive Four-Wides
Friday, 28 Apr, 2017 – 7:08 | Comments Off on DeJoria Won’t Drive Four-Wides
DeJoria Won’t Drive Four-Wides

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Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria has withdrawn from eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, scheduled for this weekend in Concord, N.C.
DeJoria’s team said in a press release that their driver has “a family matter” to attend to and will not be at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s drag strip.
In her absence, DeJoria has appointed Kalitta Motorsports Director of […]