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Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 8:57 | Comments Off
Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dave Connolly’s door-slamming days are so-over, as the one-time Pro Stock prodigy breathes-in the rarified nitro air synonymous with driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Connolly is scheduled to make his competitive debut in the C&J Energy Services dragster fielded by Bob Vandergriff Racing Friday during the first two of four [...]

Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
Wednesday, 4 Feb, 2015 – 19:24 | Comments Off
Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Funny Car icon John Force’s brand-switch from Ford to Chevrolet bodywork for the 2015 NHRA season has come gift-wrapped with a weight penalty that will have the 16-time world champion counting not only 60-foot times but also calories.
The Chevrolet Camaro hot rods Force, daughter Courtney and son-in-law Robert Hight will [...]

Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
Friday, 30 Jan, 2015 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Alan Johnson Racing will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week with a single Top Fuel entry for former world champion Shawn Langdon at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
AJR’s future was placed in jeopardy on Jan. 5, when the Qatar [...]

New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA
Monday, 19 Jan, 2015 – 9:33 | 5 Comments
New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA

Drag racing’s self-described “P.T. Barnum on the road at 300 mph” donned a Gold Bowtie, waved his barker’s cane and reiterated that you better believe this show will go on.
Translation: John Force and his family-centric racing organization have entered into a multi-year manufacturer’s partnership with Chevrolet beginning with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties
Thursday, 15 Jan, 2015 – 15:46 | One Comment
Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties

John Force Racing and Chevrolet have signed a multi-year manufacturer’s agreement that will see the “Gold Bowtie” brand backing the 18-time NHRA Funny Car championship-winning organization starting with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Announced Thursday during a national teleconference, JFR’s deal with General Motors covers the Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Cars [...]

Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 8:59 | Comments Off
Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA Top Fuel team-owner Alan Johnson admittedly was blindsided Monday when informed the Qatar Racing Club was terminating funding for all motorsports activities in North America.
The decision most prominently affects the two-car Al-Anabi Racing Team operated by Alan Johnson Racing. While the decision reportedly was made during the final days [...]

Medlen Joins Prock At Don Schumacher Racing
Friday, 5 Dec, 2014 – 16:29 | 4 Comments
Medlen Joins Prock At Don Schumacher Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
“Fast Jack” Beckman’s pursuit of a second NHRA Funny Car world championship will be led by crew chief Jimmy Prock and assistant John Medlen, the latest defection from the team of 16-time world champion John Force.
Medlen’s addition to Beckman’s lineup as Prock’s assistant at Don Schumacher Racing was announced Friday [...]

‘Fast N’ Loud’ Guys Getting Very Fast And Very Loud
Tuesday, 18 Nov, 2014 – 16:17 | 4 Comments
‘Fast N’ Loud’ Guys Getting Very Fast And Very Loud

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of [...]

Enders-Stevens Completes The Dream In Pomona
Monday, 17 Nov, 2014 – 7:51 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens Completes The Dream In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ten years after launching her professional drag racing career against a stacked quarter-mile lineup featuring Greg Anderson, Warren Johnson and Jeg Coughlin Jr., Erica Enders-Stevens joined the club Sunday as the NHRA’s first woman Pro Stock world champion.
Enders-Stevens recorded her sixth victory of the 2014 season when two-time world [...]

Schumacher Clinches Top Fuel Championship No. 8
Saturday, 15 Nov, 2014 – 23:00 | Comments Off
Schumacher Clinches Top Fuel Championship No. 8

Tony Schumacher woke up Saturday as a seven-time NHRA Top Fuel champion. He went to bed Saturday night as an eight-time champ.
Schumacher clinched the 2014 championship when closest challenger
Spencer Massey failed to improve on his sixth-place qualifying position at the close of time trials for the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona (Calif.) Raceway.
Schumacher [...]