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Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2017 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona
Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona

Doug Kalitta recorded his career-best elapsed time to lead Top Fuel qualifying Friday during the weather-interrupted opening day of time trials for the 57th annual NHRA Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Only the Pro Stock class was able to complete both rounds of qualifying, as rain began halfway through the second session […]

Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys
Friday, 10 Feb, 2017 – 9:23 | 3 Comments
Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Drag racing kindred spirits Phil Burkart Jr. and Robert Schwab have reunited this weekend in Pomona, Calif., the 2017 launching pad for a Funny Car dream spanning the globe from Central New York to Adelaide, South Australia.
The latter is home to Schwab, who along with wife/team manager Lisa, has hired […]

KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2017 – 18:58 | Comments Off on KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy
KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy

Jason Line is hard-pressed to imagine what he could do for an encore in 2017.
The veteran KB Racing driver compiled points from eight national event victories and six runnerup results to remain one hole-shot ahead of teammate Greg Anderson en route to his third National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock world championship last season. Anderson […]

Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season
Monday, 6 Feb, 2017 – 20:14 | One Comment
Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season

Nitro Spring Training concluded Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., where NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel teams tested their offseason work one week before the start of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Leah Pritchett posted the unofficial quickest run in NHRA history in her Top Fuel dragster Saturday […]

Prock To Make Forceful Return
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2017 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Prock To Make Forceful Return
Prock To Make Forceful Return

Funny Car icon John Force will chase a record 17th NHRA world championship in 2017 with crew chief Jimmy Prock calling the shots following his prodigal return to John Force Racing after a two-year stint with archrival Don Schumacher Racing.
Prock, who tuned Force to the 2013 NHRA world title, will join co-crew chief Chris Cunningham […]

Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2016 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy

Multiple NHRA Pro Stock world champions Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders have rejoined the Bowtie Brigade.
Elite Motorsports team-owner Richard Freeman announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis that Coughlin and Enders will compete for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock crown in a pair of RJ Racecars-built Chevrolet Camaros.
The […]

New Pro Stock Camaro Unveiled
Wednesday, 7 Dec, 2016 – 17:56 | Comments Off on New Pro Stock Camaro Unveiled
New Pro Stock Camaro Unveiled

RacinToday.com
The Gen Six Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro SS will make its public debut at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The new model builds on the success of the championship-winning fifth-generation-based race car. Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro drivers won 23 of 24 events during the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2016 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup

Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2016 – 13:04 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta

Del Worsham, only the third driver to win NHRA world championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, is returning to his racing roots. Worsham announced Tuesday he is leaving Kalitta Motorsports to rejoin father Chuck Worsham and his family-owned Funny Car team beginning in 2017.
“It was a hard decision to leave a championship-caliber team such […]

NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2016 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
NHRA Passes Out The Hardware

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed was named winner of the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award as the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year Monday during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
Reed topped five other rookie candidates for the $20,000 prize during ceremonies honoring 2016 world champions Antron […]