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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 [...]

NHRA Qualifying Washed Out At zMAX
Friday, 19 Apr, 2013 – 16:24 | Comments Off
NHRA Qualifying Washed Out At zMAX

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Rain washed out Friday afternoon qualifying in the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway shortly after Pro Stock began its first round and Pro Stock Motorcycle had completed its inaugural session.
Qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series resumes Saturday at 12:15 p.m. as [...]

Schumacher, Team Adjusting Nicely In 2013
Wednesday, 17 Apr, 2013 – 13:39 | One Comment
Schumacher, Team Adjusting Nicely In 2013

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher is off to a hot NHRA-season start. Again. But this one, Schumacher said recently, is a bit different. A bit better in terms of how he and his team are heating up.
This season’s hot start, he said, is directly traceable to Don Schumacher Racing [...]

Big-Bucks Weekend For Allen Johnson
Monday, 8 Apr, 2013 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Big-Bucks Weekend For Allen Johnson

Allen Johnson raced to the Pro Stock victory Sunday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals and claimed more than $100,000 during the weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Johnson, who won the $50,000 K&N [...]

Allen Johnson Up To Challenge In Vegas
Sunday, 7 Apr, 2013 – 7:31 | Comments Off
Allen Johnson Up To Challenge In Vegas

RacinToday.com
Allen Johnson raced to victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special Pro Stock bonus event, Saturday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.
In other racing action at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) earned No. 1 qualifying positions in their respective categories [...]