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Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship
Monday, 29 Oct, 2018 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship
Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Now that he is a first-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion, Steve Torrence is determined to complete a relentless pursuit of personal perfection.
Three hundred-and-fifty days after enduring the biggest disappointment of his drag racing career, Torrence secured the 2018 Mello Yello Top Fuel Championship Sunday at The Strip at Las […]

Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2018 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas

Bo knows about shifting gears and Bo knows when to change careers.
The 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, Bo Butner will exit the “Factory Hot Rod” ranks at season’s end to prepare for a full-time return to his Sportsman racing roots in 2019.
A multi-time NHRA division champion and Competition Eliminator world champ, Butner will race […]

Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2018 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun

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“Fast” Jack Beckman adapted to a very non-traditional Friday qualifying schedule to take the provisional lead in Funny Car after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 18th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 
The 2012 world champion for Don Schumacher Racing, Beckman covered the 1,000-foot distance in […]

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

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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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
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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
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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
RacinToday.com
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 […]