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Antron Brown Gets Rain-Delayed Victory In Atlanta
Saturday, 11 May, 2013 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Gets Rain-Delayed Victory In Atlanta

Antron Brown raced to the Top Fuel victory Saturday at the weather-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, which was delayed for one week due to persistent rain showers.
Brown claimed his second [...]

Hagan On Top As NHRA Returns To Atlanta
Friday, 10 May, 2013 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Hagan On Top As NHRA Returns To Atlanta

Matt Hagan ended a 29-race drought from the top of Funny Car’s qualifying order by racing to the No. 1 position Friday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Saturday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as the No. [...]

Rain Postpones Southern Nationals
Saturday, 4 May, 2013 – 17:49 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Southern Nationals

RacinToday.com
Rain at Atlanta Dragway and a forecast for more heavy rain throughout the remainder of the weekend forced NHRA officials to postpone the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals until next weekend, May 10 – 11.
Two sessions of qualifying for the seventh of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will take [...]

Mike Edwards Is Stocking Up On Hardware In 2013
Saturday, 4 May, 2013 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Mike Edwards Is Stocking Up On Hardware In 2013

Persistent rain showers and falling temperatures prompted NHRA officials to cancel qualifying Friday for the 33rd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Eight Pro Stock cars posted elapsed times in Commerce, Ga., before rain returned to the track located northeast of Atlanta. Rickie Jones and his 2013 Chevy Camaro led those making [...]

Vandergriff, Pedregon Cruise In Baytown
Sunday, 28 Apr, 2013 – 18:28 | Comments Off
Vandergriff, Pedregon Cruise In Baytown

Cruz Pedregon became the first two-time winner in the Funny Car category in 2013 by racing to the victory Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
Bob Vandergriff Jr. (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Arana Brothers Team Up On Dad At SpringNationals
Sunday, 28 Apr, 2013 – 6:47 | Comments Off
Arana Brothers Team Up On Dad At SpringNationals

Brothers Hector Jr. and Adam Arana upstaged their championship-winning father at Royal Purple Raceway Saturday, adding a family angle to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at the rain-plagued 26th annual O’Reilly NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas.
Arana Jr. secured his second consecutive No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 12th of his career with a [...]

Coughlin Brakes His Way To Baytown Lead
Saturday, 27 Apr, 2013 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Coughlin Brakes His Way To Baytown Lead

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned the provisional Pro Stock pole for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway during a run in which feathering the brakes proved every bit as pivotal as standing on the gas.
Coughlin’s second quarter-mile pass of 6.569-seconds at 211.20 mph initially was flawless, capping [...]

DSR Rules At zMAX Dragway
Sunday, 21 Apr, 2013 – 19:18 | Comments Off
DSR Rules At zMAX Dragway

Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Spencer Massey successfully defended his Top Fuel title in Sunday’s Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, while Matt Hagan snapped a Funny Car winless streak of more than a year to give Don Schumacher Racing a sweep of the NHRA’s top two categories.
It was the [...]

Rookie Funny Car Driver Stuns Field, Self at zMAX
Saturday, 20 Apr, 2013 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Rookie Funny Car Driver Stuns Field, Self at zMAX

CONCORD, N.C. – Always expect the unexpected in racing, especially when it comes to the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway where Funny Car rookie Chad Head earned his first-ever No. 1 qualifying position Saturday.
With an ET of 4.014 seconds – 315.19 mph – one could say Head even surprised himself.
“I’m just lucky [...]

Funny Car Body Hurtles Into Grandstands At Four-Wides
Saturday, 20 Apr, 2013 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Funny Car Body Hurtles Into Grandstands At Four-Wides

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Spectators seated in zMAX Dragway’s East Grandstand escaped serious injury Saturday when the carbon fiber body from Robert Hight’s Funny Car hit a portion of the seating area following an engine explosion during the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals final qualifying round.
NHRA officials said two people were [...]