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Top Fuel Driver Massey Dumped By Schumacher
Saturday, 24 Nov, 2012 – 8:51 | 13 Comments
Top Fuel Driver Massey Dumped By Schumacher

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Black Friday was no career bargain for NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey, who was unceremoniously released by Don Schumacher Racing 12 days after finishing third in the 2012 Countdown to the Championship point chase.
Team-owner Don Schumacher announced Massey’s termination in a terse release emailed to media at 6 p.m. [...]

Jegs, Allen Johnson To Team Up In Pro Stock
Monday, 19 Nov, 2012 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Jegs, Allen Johnson To Team Up In Pro Stock

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Reigning NHRA Pro Stock world champion Allen Johnson will team with four-time champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. beginning with the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Johnson and Coughlin will continue to drive Mopar-backed Dodge Avengers powered by Hemi motors, which will originate from Johnson’s J&J Racing shop in Greeneville, Tenn.
“Allen and I were teammates this [...]

Courtney Has Become A Genuine Force In NHRA
Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2012 – 13:29 | Comments Off
Courtney Has Become A Genuine Force In NHRA

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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One day after playing a reluctant but pivotal role in the 2012 NHRA Funny Car championship, Courtney Force added another award to the John Force Racing trophy case.
Force was named winner of the $20,000 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award, which recognizes the National Hot Rod [...]

Winners: They Beat Flames And Cancer
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2012 – 21:50 | 2 Comments
Winners: They Beat Flames And Cancer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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On a day when he couldn’t get from Point A-to-B, Antron Brown made motorsports history.
Despite a fiery, first-round Top Fuel loss, Brown became the first African-American driver to win a major U.S. auto racing championship at the 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Brown – eliminated by Don [...]

Capps’ Huge Final Run Nets Him Funny Car Pole
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2012 – 8:58 | Comments Off
Capps’ Huge Final Run Nets Him Funny Car Pole

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Ron Capps spent three days trying to qualify for the 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. He finally did so in spectacular fashion on the last of his four attempts at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, and will take the battle for the 2012 Funny Car world championship into Sunday’s final eliminations.
Capps [...]

Johnson Family’s NHRA Journey Peaks At Pomona
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2012 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Johnson Family’s NHRA Journey Peaks At Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Allen and Roy Johnson celebrated their first NHRA Pro Stock world championship at opposite ends of Pomona Raceway Saturday afternoon, a father/son team of few words but 17 years-worth of emotion.
“It’s been quite the journey,” said Allen Johnson, who clinched the 2012 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock title [...]

Beckman Set To ‘Go For The Throat’ In Pomona
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 21:01 | Comments Off
Beckman Set To ‘Go For The Throat’ In Pomona

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Jack Beckman stole the show again Friday in the second round of qualifying for the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway when he posted a run at 4.025-second elapsed time at 319.75 mph to put the Funny Car points leader in the No. 1 spot in the field for the sixth [...]

Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jack Beckman was 7-years-old when he attended his first drag race.
Ron Capps was in the womb.
Thousands of time-slips later, fate has returned the Don Schumacher Racing teammates to their Southern California roots, where one will emerge Sunday as 2012 NHRA Funny Car world champion.
“Yeah, interesting stuff,” said Beckman, driver of [...]

Johnson, Hines Lead Qualifying At Rain-Plagued Pomona
Thursday, 8 Nov, 2012 – 21:22 | Comments Off
Johnson, Hines Lead Qualifying At Rain-Plagued Pomona

Allen Johnson and Andrew Hines were the qualifying leaders in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively, Thursday as the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals got under way at historic Auto Club Raceway.
But the opening session for the Top Fuel cars was washed out by persistent afternoon rain showers. Qualifying will continue [...]

Funny Car Fracas Heats Way Up In Las Vegas
Monday, 29 Oct, 2012 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Funny Car Fracas Heats Way Up In Las Vegas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Teammates Ron Capps and Jack Beckman are taking their intramural squabble for the 2012 NHRA Funny Car world championship to the end of the line, in what promises to be two weeks of 24/7 obsessing at Don Schumacher Racing.
Capps posted his Full Throttle Drag Racing Series-best fifth Funny Car victory [...]