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Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship
Monday, 31 Oct, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship
Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship

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Antron Brown finished fourth at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday but in doing so, won his third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship.
After defeating Wayne Newby in the quarterfinals, Brown outlasted his two closest chasers, Doug Kalitta, who lost in the quarterfinal round to Steve Torrence, and […]

Hagan Looking Serious In Funnies
Saturday, 29 Oct, 2016 – 8:45 | Comments Off on Hagan Looking Serious In Funnies
Hagan Looking Serious In Funnies

Matt Hagan’s late-season rush for a third NHRA Funny Car world championship gained additional traction Friday, when the Don Schumacher Racing ace powered to the provisional pole after two rounds of qualifications for the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals.
Hagan ran a track-record 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.872-seconds at 329.18 mph in his Mopar Express Lane/Rocky […]

Six NHRA Drivers On Road To The Future
Thursday, 27 Oct, 2016 – 14:43 | Comments Off on Six NHRA Drivers On Road To The Future
Six NHRA Drivers On Road To The Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Six rookies representing four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series categories are candidates for the 2016 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award.
Recognizing the series’ top rookie competitor, the award features a $20,000 prize and trophy to the winner. He or she will be honored during NHRA’s […]

Brown Closes In On Top Fuel Crown
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2016 – 19:42 | Comments Off on Brown Closes In On Top Fuel Crown
Brown Closes In On Top Fuel Crown

ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown got fitted for a black cowboy hat Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, and it may as well pass for another Top Fuel crown.
Brown trailered nearest point rival Doug Kalitta during the second round of eliminations before dispatching Texan Steve Torrence in the final to win the 31st edition of the […]

Field Set At FallNationals
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2016 – 8:49 | One Comment
Field Set At FallNationals

 
ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown, Robert Hight and Jason Line locked-up pole positions in their respective professional classes Saturday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the starting fields were set for the 31st annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
The lone change atop a ladder from the Friday “Night of Fire” session was in Pro Stock Motorcycle, where […]

Savoie A Grateful Biker At The Texas Motorplex
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2016 – 20:48 | Comments Off on Savoie A Grateful Biker At The Texas Motorplex
Savoie A Grateful Biker At The Texas Motorplex

ENNIS, Texas – It wasn’t enough for Jerry Savoie to routinely thank his crew after posting his first Pro Stock Motorcycle pole of the 2016 NHRA season Saturday afternoon at Texas Motorplex.
“Everybody says, ‘Yeah, I thank my crew,’ but with me it’s personal,” Savoie said after his quarter-mile pass in 6.805-seconds at 197.31 mph earned […]

Brown’s Goal Is To Grab Every Point He Can In Top Fuel Countdown
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2016 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Brown’s Goal Is To Grab Every Point He Can In Top Fuel Countdown
Brown’s Goal Is To Grab Every Point He Can In Top Fuel Countdown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown says a driver never can get too greedy in drag racing, so pardon the two-time/reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion for treating every bonus qualifying point like solid gold.
“This is what I always say about our sport _ our sport is such a no-flaw sport […]

Kalitta Adds Coughlin
Friday, 14 Oct, 2016 – 20:54 | Comments Off on Kalitta Adds Coughlin
Kalitta Adds Coughlin

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas _ Kalitta Motorsports will expand to a sixth nitro entry for the first time in its 57-year history in 2017, when the organization founded and owned by drag racing legend Connie Kalitta will field a third Top Fuel dragster driven by Troy Coughlin Jr.
Announced Friday during the 31st […]

Force Vs. Schumacher Rivalry Arrives In Texas
Friday, 14 Oct, 2016 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Force Vs. Schumacher Rivalry Arrives In Texas
Force Vs. Schumacher Rivalry Arrives In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ARLINGTON, Texas – NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoff season launches into its second half Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the Funny Car rivalry between Don Schumacher Racing and John Force Racing is, in a word…well, what is the word, Courtney Force?
“I wouldn’t say it’s ‘bitter,’ it just makes […]

Tommy Johnson Jr. Rolls On At Maple Grove
Monday, 3 Oct, 2016 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Tommy Johnson Jr. Rolls On At Maple Grove
Tommy Johnson Jr. Rolls On At Maple Grove

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Tommy Johnson Jr. continued his big run through the NHRA playoffs Sunday as he raced to the Funny Car victory at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday.
Johnson Jr. powered his Dodge Charger R/T to a 3.895-second pass at 330.63 mph in the final round to defeat teammate and points leader Ron […]