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Torrence Remains Torrid
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2018 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Torrence Remains Torrid
Torrence Remains Torrid

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Unstoppable and dominating. Those are the only two words to describe Steve Torrence’s history making run towards his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel championship.
With Torrence’s victory Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the Texan remained undefeated in the Countdown to the Championship. He’s now 4-0 […]

Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2018 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again
Johnson Jr. Qualifies P1 Again

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Tommy Johnson Jr. continued his postseason qualifying prowess Saturday at zMAX Dragway, powering to the Funny Car pole as time trials concluded for the 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters in Concord, N.C.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured No. 1 positions in […]

Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
Saturday, 13 Oct, 2018 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out
Swinging Singles Torrence, Millican Duking It Out

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel drivers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican don’t have hundreds of employees, but Torrence hopes that the fact they’re the top two in the standings with their single-car operations will be inspirational to others.
“We’re saying, hey, you don’t have to be a multi-car team to […]

Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
Saturday, 13 Oct, 2018 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Tanner Gray has enjoyed success in the NHRA’s Pro Stock class ever since he entered it last year, but the 18-year-old competitor believes his future is in NASCAR because it provides more opportunities for young drivers.
“They (NASCAR) do a better job of marketing their sport,” Gray […]

Torrence P1 At zMAX
Friday, 12 Oct, 2018 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Torrence P1 At zMAX
Torrence P1 At zMAX

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Championship leader Steve Torrence continued to wheel the dominant car in Top Fuel Friday at zMAX Dragway, racing to the provisional qualifying lead after the first two rounds of time trials for the 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters in Concord, N.C. 
Ron Capps (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec […]

Hight Engineers Own Comeback
Friday, 12 Oct, 2018 – 19:10 | Comments Off on Hight Engineers Own Comeback
Hight Engineers Own Comeback

CONCORD, N.C. – Two events ago Robert Hight experienced joy and pain when he took a 30-point lead in the NHRA Funny Car standings and broke his collarbone simultaneously, but he admitted Friday it was his own ingenuity that allowed him to remain in title contention.
“After surgery, I had a lot of time to lay […]

Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex
Monday, 8 Oct, 2018 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex
Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Steve Torrence found redemption disguised as revenge Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the Lone Star State native made a major move toward securing his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
Fifty-one weeks after a grinding crash at The Plex arguably cost him the 2017 title, Torrence […]

Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2018 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format
Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Competing for Top Fuel championships is hardly a new sensation for Clay Millican. The ever-upbeat Tennessee resident claimed six International Hot Rod Association titles before transitioning to the NHRA ranks and his current gig with car-owner Doug Stringer and crew chief David Grubnic.
“The biggest difference,” said Millican, […]

Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2018 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown
Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Matt Smith’s blueprint for securing the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship is as simple as 1-2-3 aboard a bike he affectionately has described as “hateful, mean and nasty.”
That’s a blunt way of stating that Matt Smith Racing has emerged as a bona fide title contender […]

Texas’ Torrence Looking To Break Motorplex Hex
Friday, 5 Oct, 2018 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Texas’ Torrence Looking To Break Motorplex Hex
Texas’ Torrence Looking To Break Motorplex Hex

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Native Texan Steve Torrence admittedly has returned to the Texas Motorplex with mixed emotions for this weekend’s 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Torrence openly loves the Motorplex, the all-concrete surface on which he has logged more laps than any other and where he won a pair of […]