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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
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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
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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 […]

NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn
Thursday, 27 Sep, 2018 – 17:41 | One Comment
NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn

NHRA Championship Drag Racing will lose one of its rising stars to NASCAR at season’s end, perhaps as a one-and-done world champion.
Pro Stock point-leader Tanner Gray _ who proudly brandishes a stock car-style No. 15 on his Chevrolet Camaro SS _ will transition to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East fulltime in 2019 with DGR-Crosley. […]

Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes
Monday, 24 Sep, 2018 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes
Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes

 
Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

Torrence On Pole At Gateway
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2018 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Torrence On Pole At Gateway
Torrence On Pole At Gateway

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Point-leader Steve Torrence wheeled his Top Fuel dragster to pole position during Saturday evening’s final round of qualifying in front of a sold-out crowd at the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. 
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as No. […]