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Hagan Wins Vegas Pole, Moves Closer To Crown
Sunday, 2 Nov, 2014 – 7:16 | Comments Off
Hagan Wins Vegas Pole, Moves Closer To Crown

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Matt Hagan took another step toward winning his second Funny Car championship when he qualified No. 1 with the sixth quickest time in NHRA Funny Car history at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Hagan powered his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger to a career-best performance and a [...]

Force Announces Primary Sponsor For 2015
Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014 – 18:27 | Comments Off
Force Announces Primary Sponsor For 2015

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John Force Racing announced Saturday that PEAK anti-freeze and engine coolant will be the primary sponsor of John Force’s Funny Car for a majority in the 2015 season.
Peak will also be continuing as a major associate sponsor on Robert Hight, Courtney Force, and Brittany Force’s cars.
“I’m committed to continuing to lead a championship team and [...]

Prock Goes To Work On Beckman’s Car
Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014 – 6:54 | Comments Off
Prock Goes To Work On Beckman’s Car

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Two-time NHRA world championship crew chief Jimmy Prock has been added to Jack Beckman’s Infinite Hero Foundation Funny Car tuning team for this weekend’s 14th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Prock was hired by Don Schumacher Racing on Oct. 23, one day following his release by 16-time world champion [...]

Medlen-Tuned John Force Car Takes Early Lead in Vegas
Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014 – 6:51 | Comments Off
Medlen-Tuned John Force Car Takes Early Lead in Vegas

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In the thick of the battle to earn another NHRA Funny Car world championship, John Force raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 318.54 mph to top the [...]

Prock And Force Split In Middle Of Countdown
Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014 – 17:05 | One Comment
Prock And Force Split In Middle Of Countdown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA Funny Car icon John Force accepted the resignation of crew chief Jimmy Prock on Wednesday, accelerating an exit process Prock was targeting for the end of the Countdown to the Championship next month.
On Thursday, Don Schumacher Racing announced it had hired Prock for a position yet to be determined, [...]

Racing Pioneer Beadle Passes Away
Monday, 20 Oct, 2014 – 15:03 | Comments Off
Racing Pioneer Beadle Passes Away

Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

Hagan Races To Points Lead At Maple Grove
Monday, 6 Oct, 2014 – 7:02 | Comments Off
Hagan Races To Points Lead At Maple Grove

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Matt Hagan took over the Funny Car points lead by winning the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday.
Hagan crossed the finish line just as his Rocky Boots Dodge Charger’s engine exploded following a 4.333-second pass at 215.00 mph, defeating Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round. He was appearing in his third Countdown [...]

The Sarge Marches To Pole At Maple Grove
Sunday, 5 Oct, 2014 – 7:13 | Comments Off
The Sarge Marches To Pole At Maple Grove

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Top Fuel point-leader Tony Schumacher claimed pole position Saturday as his march toward an eighth world championship continued during the 30th annual NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. [...]

Connolly Is Cooking In The Countdown
Saturday, 4 Oct, 2014 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Connolly Is Cooking In The Countdown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Back-to-back victories have propelled Dave Connolly into the forefront of NHRA’s Pro Stock championship conversation, and the ace tuner-turned-driver suddenly has plenty to say.
“I can’t say enough about the Gray Motorsports team and organization, from Day One that it was assembled,” said Connolly, referring to a Chevy Camaro stable featuring [...]

Courtney Force Makes It Two Straight By Winning At Gateway
Sunday, 28 Sep, 2014 – 19:06 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Makes It Two Straight By Winning At Gateway

Courtney Force raced to her second consecutive Funny Car victory on Sunday when she won the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.
Force outran championship rival Matt Hagan in the final round to move to within 30 points of the series leader, her dad, 16-time world champ John Force.
She raced [...]