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Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang
Friday, 27 Oct, 2017 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang
Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA’s quarter-mile timers quickly are counting down Allen Johnson’s all-in-the family Pro Stock career.
Only two events remain on Johnson’s 2017 “Factory Hot Rod” itinerary. And while a second world championship has eluded the veteran Mopar loyalist, a late-season victory would serve as a worthy consolation prize.
Johnson, who announced his retirement […]

Torrence Ready To Resume Countdown
Thursday, 19 Oct, 2017 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Torrence Ready To Resume Countdown
Torrence Ready To Resume Countdown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Steve Torrence’s pursuit of his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship will resume in Round 5 of the Countdown to the Championship in a new Capco Contractors dragster and the full support of his family.
Forty-eight hours after smacking the concrete guard wall at Texas Motorplex in Ennis at more than […]

Hight’s Countdown-Roll Picks Up Steam
Sunday, 15 Oct, 2017 – 20:01 | Comments Off on Hight’s Countdown-Roll Picks Up Steam
Hight’s Countdown-Roll Picks Up Steam

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – When Robert Hight looks at the calendar, he is convinced it reads “Procktober.”
Hight and crew chief/tuning wizard Jimmy Prock continued their pursuit of the 2017 NHRA Funny Car world championship Sunday with a victory over point-leader Ron Capps in the final of the 32nd annual AAA Texas […]

Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
Sunday, 15 Oct, 2017 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex
Top Fuel’s Top Dog Wrecks At The ‘Plex

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Top Fuel point-leader Steve Torrence walked away from a grinding, parts-spewing crash Sunday afternoon in his quarterfinal race of the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Moments after Torrence had defeated Richie Crampton, his Capco Contractors dragster took a hard-left into the concrete retaining wall at over 300 […]

NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather
Saturday, 14 Oct, 2017 – 20:37 | Comments Off on NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather
NHRA Crown Chasers Have Eyes On Weather

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps admittedly has been monitoring Sunday’s forecast for North Texas with the passion of The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore.
“It’s funny how you start looking at so many little things,” said Capps, the class point-leader heading into Sunday’s final eliminations of […]

Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas
Saturday, 14 Oct, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas
Torrence Off And Rolling In Home State Of Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Accompanied by his favorite adult beverage, Steve Torrence officially christened a wide-flat-open pursuit of his first Top Fuel victory at Texas Motorplex Friday night.
“I’m in Texas now, and I can do what I want,” Torrence joked, a reference to the can of Miller Lite in his hand […]

Torrence Family Operation Beating The Big Boys Of Top Fuel
Saturday, 14 Oct, 2017 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Torrence Family Operation Beating The Big Boys Of Top Fuel
Torrence Family Operation Beating The Big Boys Of Top Fuel

Midway through the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship, Steve Torrence possesses a 42-point lead in Top Fuel, but the Texas native believes it’s the length of time his team has worked together that eventually will make the difference in the title battle.
“Some of those guys have been with me six years,” the 34-year-old Torrence said. […]

Langdon Crossing Over To Funnier Stuff
Friday, 13 Oct, 2017 – 20:12 | Comments Off on Langdon Crossing Over To Funnier Stuff
Langdon Crossing Over To Funnier Stuff

ENNIS, Texas – Shawn Langdon’s tenure as an NHRA Top Fuel driver is down to its final three races, but this is a good thing.
Kalitta Motorsports announced Friday that Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, will compete in the Funny Car category beginning with the 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Langdon’s […]

DeJoria To Retire
Monday, 9 Oct, 2017 – 12:01 | Comments Off on DeJoria To Retire
DeJoria To Retire

Kalitta Motorsports announced Monday that Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will retire after the 2017 season.
“It’s one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make and I will miss everyone so much. My reasoning behind this decision is simple, it’s time for me to switch my focus towards my family,” said DeJoria, driver of […]

NHRA Downsizing Pro Stock
Thursday, 5 Oct, 2017 – 7:23 | Comments Off on NHRA Downsizing Pro Stock
NHRA Downsizing Pro Stock

NHRA’s Pro Stock Car category, which will compete at all 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2018, will feature eight-car fields at nine selected national events and traditional 16-car fields at the other 15 races.
The NHRA said the change in field size is intended to elevate competition and spark renewed interest in the […]