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Rain Postpones Cup, NHRA Events
Sunday, 5 Jun, 2016 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Cup, NHRA Events
Rain Postpones Cup, NHRA Events

Rain in Pocono, Pa. and New England forced postponement of Sunday’s Sprint Cup and NHRA events respectively.
The Cup race was rescheduled for noon ET on Monday when sunshine is forecast. FS1 will broadcast the race.
Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano will start first and second at the Pocono triangle.
NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the […]

Brown Rolls To First Pole Of Season
Sunday, 5 Jun, 2016 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Brown Rolls To First Pole Of Season
Brown Rolls To First Pole Of Season

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Antron Brown claimed his “overdue” first pole of the season during Saturday’s final round of qualifications at the fourth annual NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into eliminations at the ninth race of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at New […]

Capps’ Record Highlight Of First Qualifying Day In New England
Saturday, 4 Jun, 2016 – 11:44 | Comments Off on Capps’ Record Highlight Of First Qualifying Day In New England
Capps’ Record Highlight Of First Qualifying Day In New England

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Ron Capps set a track record en route to the provisional Funny Car qualifying lead Friday during the opening day of time trials for the fourth annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the ninth event […]

Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Sunday, 22 May, 2016 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Kalitta Makes It Three In Row

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Doug Kalitta hit a triple on Sunday.
Kalitta defeated Antron Brown in a peddle-fest to win the Top Fuel final at today’s NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka and it gave the Kalitta Motorsports driver a third straight victory.
The victory also padded Kalitta’s points lead in Top Fuel.
Also earning victories Sunday were Matt Hagan in […]

Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying
Sunday, 22 May, 2016 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying
Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying

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Unseasonably cool temperatures and ideal track conditions at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday proved to be unbeatable as qualifying times from that night’s qualifying session held up through Saturday’s final two rounds of qualifying.
As a result, Brittany Force claimed the Top Fuel pole for Sunday’s NHRA Kansas Nationals, Matt Hagan won the Funny Car pole and Jason Line […]

New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
Saturday, 21 May, 2016 – 8:33 | Comments Off on New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – The folks at John Force Racing will head back to the drawing board – literally – in the wake of Friday’s disappointing debut of its freshly minted Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car at Heartland Park.
It shook and scraped the wall during its second qualifying run at the […]

Records Fall In Cool Topeka
Saturday, 21 May, 2016 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Records Fall In Cool Topeka
Records Fall In Cool Topeka

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Teams and drivers took advantage of summer’s late arrival to the Topeka area on Friday night by dealing major blows to the NHRA record book at Heartland Park.
Matt Hagan and Brittany Force used the cool weather and a fast race track to produce national record performances in the first two rounds of qualifying at the […]

Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet
Friday, 20 May, 2016 – 18:42 | One Comment
Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet

By Jim Pedley | Manging Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – Driver Doug Kalitta is the No. 1, El Supremo, Big Kahuna hottest nitro driver in the NHRA. He’s won two straight NHRA national events. He is the Top Fuel points leader and that lead is a solid 64 points over former champion Antron Brown.
What possibly could make […]

Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Thursday, 19 May, 2016 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Caesar salad which John Force was stabbing at with his fork Wednesday during lunch at a Kansas City barbecue joint was having a hard time making it into the superstar Funny Car driver’s mouth. His jaws were simply not up to the needed multi-tasking. Force […]

Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta
Monday, 16 May, 2016 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta
Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta

Doug Kalitta raced to his second consecutive Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday as he won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Barely.
Kalitta powered his Mac Tools dragster to a 3.801-second pass at 323.19 mph to defeat Kalitta Motorsports teammate J.R. Todd’s 3.780 at 320.66 in his SealMaster dragster on […]