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Schumacher Roars To Provisional Pole In Arizona
Saturday, 21 Feb, 2015 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Schumacher Roars To Provisional Pole In Arizona

Ambushed by teammate Antron Brown during the NHRA season-opener two weeks ago, Tony Schumacher rallied with a career-best pass during Top Fuel qualifying Friday for the 31st annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Schumacher recorded a 1,000-foot performance of 3.722-seconds at 325.61 mph during the final pairing of cars in the second session at Wild Horse [...]

Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall
Monday, 9 Feb, 2015 – 15:32 | Comments Off
Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall

An interview with Jason Line two weeks ago began with an ice-breaker question that didn’t result in an ice-breaker answer. No, the two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion said, waving off standard answer of  something ike “absolutely”, he was not ready for the 2015 season to begin. He and his team needed more time to do [...]

Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona
Monday, 9 Feb, 2015 – 8:03 | Comments Off
Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Shawn Langdon and Alan Johnson served-up the proverbial knuckle sandwich – or was it a middle finger? – to any and all doubters Sunday with a victory in the Top Fuel final of the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Operating on a limited budget after team-owner Johnson lost his primary [...]

Q&A: Schumacher Talks About Countdowns And U.S. Nationals
Sunday, 8 Feb, 2015 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Q&A: Schumacher Talks About Countdowns And U.S. Nationals

Reigning NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher and crew chief Mike Green have had their marching orders re-issued for the 2015 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season: Install six-disc clutch…hit throttle…rule the world.
It’s a formula that carried Schumacher, Green and the U.S. Army dragster to victories in three-of-six Countdown to the Championship playoff races [...]

Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
Sunday, 8 Feb, 2015 – 8:08 | Comments Off
Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Former world champion Shawn Langdon, whose 2015 season was placed in financial jeopardy one month ago, raced to the quickest Top Fuel time in NHRA history Saturday during a rain-shortened day of qualifications for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
The fourth and final round of qualifying was cancelled due [...]

Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Saturday, 7 Feb, 2015 – 8:12 | Comments Off
Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tommy Johnson Jr., Doug Kalitta and Jason Line rolled into historic Auto Club Raceway in Southern California rust-free Friday, each emerging as provisional No. 1 qualifiers after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Line [...]

Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 16:57 | Comments Off
Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Matt Hagan begins defense of his 2014 NHRA Funny Car world championship this weekend armed with his typical optimism and a new body, courtesy of his manufacturer.
Hagan’s offseason included a visit to the Fiat Chrysler Automotive headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., where the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T carbon-fiber body he [...]

Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 10:13 | Comments Off
Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals

During a telephone interview earlier this week, Jason Line sounded as though he knew exactly what question he was going to be asked first and he had an answer loaded and ready – probably because he had been asked the question more times than he would prefer in recent months.
Thoughts about the last run of [...]

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 [...]