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Courtney Force Finishes Off Big Day For Women
Monday, 18 Feb, 2013 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Finishes Off Big Day For Women

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s Danica Patrick wasn’t the only woman creating motorsports headlines Sunday.
Drag racer Courtney Force began her second season in the NHRA’s Funny Car ranks with a victory in the 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
After posting the third [...]

Langdon Wins Top Fuel At Pomona
Sunday, 17 Feb, 2013 – 21:37 | Comments Off
Langdon Wins Top Fuel At Pomona

Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny Car), and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) collected victories at the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season-opening O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Langdon beat Tony Schumacher in the finals. Langdon’s margin of victory was 0.0576 seconds (approximately 27 feet).
Force [...]

Courtney Force To Start Winternationals From P1
Saturday, 16 Feb, 2013 – 21:17 | Comments Off
Courtney Force To Start Winternationals From P1

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Courtney Force raced to her first No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season-opener at Auto [...]

‘Sarge’ Takes Command On Day 2 At Winternationals
Friday, 15 Feb, 2013 – 21:13 | Comments Off
‘Sarge’ Takes Command On Day 2 At Winternationals

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Tony Schumacher raced to the qualifying lead in dramatic fashion Friday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) were also qualifying leaders at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona during the 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season opener.
Schumacher drove his U.S. Army [...]

Del Worsham Is Feeling Funny Once Again
Friday, 15 Feb, 2013 – 13:06 | Comments Off
Del Worsham Is Feeling Funny Once Again

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Del Worsham was pretty darn sure he was ready to say farewell to 320 mph as the NHRA season came to an end at Pomona a year and a half ago. As he waved the Top Fuel trophy around to celebrate his championship, he was thinking more about stepping back [...]

Bernstein On Top As Winternationals, Season Begin In Pomona
Friday, 15 Feb, 2013 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Bernstein On Top As Winternationals, Season Begin In Pomona

Second-generation driver Brandon Bernstein continued the momentum from his win in November’s season-finale by racing to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Thursday at the 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Gary Densham (Funny Car) and V. Gaines (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the 2013 Mello Yello Drag [...]

More Top Fuelers Involved In NHRA Cover Up
Wednesday, 13 Feb, 2013 – 10:41 | One Comment
More Top Fuelers Involved In NHRA Cover Up

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A growing number of NHRA Top Fuel drivers will be blasting down the 1,000-foot distance this season with a sunroof overhead.
What’s next…Sirius Satellite Radio and cup-holders?
Actually, the cockpit canopy introduced by seven-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher of Don Schumacher Racing last season and approved by the NHRA Technical [...]

Massey Explains His Actions At NHRA Banquet
Friday, 8 Feb, 2013 – 16:52 | 3 Comments
Massey Explains His Actions At NHRA Banquet

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Shortly after last year’s season-ending NHRA awards banquet, Don Schumacher Racing announced that it was cutting Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey from the team.
Initially, no reason was given for the decision to cut Massey, who had finished third in points in 2012 – 50 behind teammate Antron Brown.
In a short [...]

Top Fueler Massey Will Return To DSR For 2013
Saturday, 2 Feb, 2013 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Top Fueler Massey Will Return To DSR For 2013

Don Schumacher announced today that Spencer Massey will rejoin Don Schumacher Racing for the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel season.
In addition to reigning world champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team and Tony Schumacher and the U.S. Army team, which finished seven points behind Brown last season, the third team  – Massey’s – [...]

Brown Takes High Road On Massey’s Behavior
Friday, 1 Feb, 2013 – 16:04 | 5 Comments
Brown Takes High Road On Massey’s Behavior

Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown says former teammate Spencer Massey has apologized for his embarrassing behavior during the season-ending awards banquet that led to his dismissal from Don Schumacher Racing in November.
Additionally, Brown said Massey insisted that he never directed a racial epithet toward him – the first African-American driver to win [...]