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Keselowski About To Be Showered by Awards
Wednesday, 28 Nov, 2012 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Keselowski About To Be Showered by Awards

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On a to-do list topped by “Date a celebrity,” 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski has added “Buy a tank” en route to what appears to be the inside track to the Driver of the Year award.
We’ll get to that possible tank purchase by “Bad Brad” in a [...]

Changes At Kalitta: Worsham Back To Driver’s Seat
Tuesday, 27 Nov, 2012 – 12:17 | Comments Off
Changes At Kalitta: Worsham Back To Driver’s Seat

Kalitta Motorsports announced a significan change of personnel in its NHRA racing operation.
Del Worsham has been named as driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, replacing Jeff Arend.
Also, Tommy DeLago has been picked as the crew chief on the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by 2012 Rookie of the Year candidate Alexis [...]

Top Fuel Driver Massey Dumped By Schumacher
Saturday, 24 Nov, 2012 – 8:51 | 13 Comments
Top Fuel Driver Massey Dumped By Schumacher

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Black Friday was no career bargain for NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey, who was unceremoniously released by Don Schumacher Racing 12 days after finishing third in the 2012 Countdown to the Championship point chase.
Team-owner Don Schumacher announced Massey’s termination in a terse release emailed to media at 6 p.m. [...]

Jegs, Allen Johnson To Team Up In Pro Stock
Monday, 19 Nov, 2012 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Jegs, Allen Johnson To Team Up In Pro Stock

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Reigning NHRA Pro Stock world champion Allen Johnson will team with four-time champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. beginning with the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Johnson and Coughlin will continue to drive Mopar-backed Dodge Avengers powered by Hemi motors, which will originate from Johnson’s J&J Racing shop in Greeneville, Tenn.
“Allen and I were teammates this [...]

Courtney Has Become A Genuine Force In NHRA
Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2012 – 13:29 | Comments Off
Courtney Has Become A Genuine Force In NHRA

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
One day after playing a reluctant but pivotal role in the 2012 NHRA Funny Car championship, Courtney Force added another award to the John Force Racing trophy case.
Force was named winner of the $20,000 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award, which recognizes the National Hot Rod [...]

Winners: They Beat Flames And Cancer
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2012 – 21:50 | 2 Comments
Winners: They Beat Flames And Cancer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On a day when he couldn’t get from Point A-to-B, Antron Brown made motorsports history.
Despite a fiery, first-round Top Fuel loss, Brown became the first African-American driver to win a major U.S. auto racing championship at the 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Brown – eliminated by Don [...]

Capps’ Huge Final Run Nets Him Funny Car Pole
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2012 – 8:58 | Comments Off
Capps’ Huge Final Run Nets Him Funny Car Pole

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Ron Capps spent three days trying to qualify for the 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. He finally did so in spectacular fashion on the last of his four attempts at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, and will take the battle for the 2012 Funny Car world championship into Sunday’s final eliminations.
Capps [...]

Johnson Family’s NHRA Journey Peaks At Pomona
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2012 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Johnson Family’s NHRA Journey Peaks At Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Allen and Roy Johnson celebrated their first NHRA Pro Stock world championship at opposite ends of Pomona Raceway Saturday afternoon, a father/son team of few words but 17 years-worth of emotion.
“It’s been quite the journey,” said Allen Johnson, who clinched the 2012 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock title [...]

Beckman Set To ‘Go For The Throat’ In Pomona
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 21:01 | Comments Off
Beckman Set To ‘Go For The Throat’ In Pomona

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Jack Beckman stole the show again Friday in the second round of qualifying for the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway when he posted a run at 4.025-second elapsed time at 319.75 mph to put the Funny Car points leader in the No. 1 spot in the field for the sixth [...]

Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jack Beckman was 7-years-old when he attended his first drag race.
Ron Capps was in the womb.
Thousands of time-slips later, fate has returned the Don Schumacher Racing teammates to their Southern California roots, where one will emerge Sunday as 2012 NHRA Funny Car world champion.
“Yeah, interesting stuff,” said Beckman, driver of [...]