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DSR Strikes Gold At Funny Car Swap Meet
Thursday, 25 Oct, 2012 – 8:21 | Comments Off
DSR Strikes Gold At Funny Car Swap Meet

When Don Schumacher Racing’s Jack Beckman and Ron Capps discuss “team orders,” it typically has nothing to do with orchestrating the outcome of an NHRA Funny Car race.
By order of their team-owner, Beckman and Capps swapped crew chiefs and teams in early April, four races into the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. Half-a-year later, [...]

Neff Uses Extra Day To Win In Reading
Monday, 8 Oct, 2012 – 15:44 | Comments Off
Neff Uses Extra Day To Win In Reading

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Funny Car racer Mike Neff kept his championship hopes alive by racing to victory Monday at the rain-delayed Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel) and V. Gaines (Pro Stock) also were winners at the fourth of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship.
Neff defeated veteran driver [...]

Rain Postpones NHRA Finals
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2012 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones NHRA Finals

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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to postpone the completion of eliminations for the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway until Monday at 11 a.m.
Nearly two rounds of racing was completed in Top Fuel, while only one round was finished in Funny Car and Pro Stock before rain showers moved into the area Sunday [...]

Enders: From ‘Little Crew Chief’ To Big Talent
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 18:33 | Comments Off
Enders: From ‘Little Crew Chief’ To Big Talent

For Erica Enders, drag racing comes naturally. After all, her father, Gregg, raced in Super Comp and Super Gas, and during her childhood years she was his “little crew chief.” At least, that’s what she thought as she ran around with a shop rag in her pocket assisting him with various tasks.
“He’s definitely the [...]

Fastest Jack Beckman On Top At Maple Grove
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Fastest Jack Beckman On Top At Maple Grove

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Funny Car title contender Jack Beckman set a national record en route to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at [...]

Beckman Continues His Funny Car Roll
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Beckman Continues His Funny Car Roll

Jack Beckman raced to a track record performance Friday to lead Funny Car qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), V. Gaines (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the fourth of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship [...]

Langdon, Al-Anabi Are Swinging To A New Tune
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2012 – 13:10 | Comments Off
Langdon, Al-Anabi Are Swinging To A New Tune

In the comment section of a story about Al-Anabi Racing which ran recently on an NHRA-news website, a reader left a message which, basically, blamed this year’s drivers for the Top Fuel team’s 2012 problems. Shawn Langdon, one of those drivers, said no, he had not seen the comment. But, he said, he has heard [...]

No Blues For Brown In St. Louis
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 18:30 | Comments Off
No Blues For Brown In St. Louis

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Antron Brown raced to his sixth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park and in the process increased his championship points lead.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the event, the first race for NHRA [...]

DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 8:46 | Comments Off
DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don Schumacher Racing teammates Antron Brown and Spencer Massey remain in lockstep for the NHRA Top Fuel title nearing the mid-point of the 2012 Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. And for Massey, staging against Brown is like staring through the looking glass.
“Oh yeah, that’s going to be a car [...]

Finals Field Set At Gateway
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 18:03 | Comments Off
Finals Field Set At Gateway

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Antron Brown raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel capping a record-setting two days of qualifying at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as [...]