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Divine Intervention Powering Burkart Jr. At Firebird?
Saturday, 23 Feb, 2013 – 9:10 | One Comment
Divine Intervention Powering Burkart Jr. At Firebird?

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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YORKVILLE, N.Y. – Phil Burkart Jr. is well-aware his 2013 NHRA Funny Car schedule could end this weekend at Firebird International Raceway, throttled by a lack of sponsorship. Even if that’s the case, Burkart will savor a two-race stint made possible by car-owner/chassis builder Steve Plueger…and perhaps Phil Sr.
Cold-turkey, Burkart [...]

Brown Back In Cockpit, On Top Of Field At Firebird
Saturday, 23 Feb, 2013 – 8:53 | Comments Off
Brown Back In Cockpit, On Top Of Field At Firebird

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Involved in a crash at the Winternationals last weekend, Antron Brown got back in his Don Schumacher Racing car and raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello [...]

Brown Dusts Self Off, Climbs Back On 8,000 Horses
Friday, 22 Feb, 2013 – 15:13 | One Comment
Brown Dusts Self Off, Climbs Back On 8,000 Horses

When NHRA nitro cars blow up, they blow up good. Real good. Last weekend in the Sunday eliminations of the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., Antron Brown’s Top Fuel car blew up so good that it tore the giant rear slicks completely off their rims.
And after that, things got really ugly as the car slammed [...]

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
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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
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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 [...]