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Forces Are Learning About Each Other at 300 mph
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2012 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Forces Are Learning About Each Other at 300 mph

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Fifteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force describes daughter Courtney as an extrovert, daughter Ashley as an introvert and third daughter Brittany, well, he admits he has yet to figure out their 26-year-old sister.
However, there is one thing Courtney and Ashley have in common – both are [...]

The Forces Are Powerful In Texas
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2012 – 19:49 | Comments Off
The Forces Are Powerful In Texas

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John Force raced to the $100,000 victory in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Saturday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas.
Force edged Shootout top seed Ron Capps in the final round of the lucrative specialty race that featured eight Funny Car winners from the 17-race regular season. Force powered his [...]

Courtney Force Zooms To P1 At Motorplex
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Zooms To P1 At Motorplex

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Courtney Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the all-concrete Texas Motorplex near Dallas.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also led their categories at the second of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle [...]

A Championship Would Cap Capps’ Career
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 17:31 | Comments Off
A Championship Would Cap Capps’ Career

ENNIS, Texas – Ron Capps is to the NHRA Funny Car class what Mark Martin is to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series – arguably, the best driver never to have won a championship.
Capps’ pursuit of that elusive first world title recently prompted him to network with a driver familiar with the art of closing the deal, [...]

Race Is Back On For The ‘Race-Within-A-Race’
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Race Is Back On For The ‘Race-Within-A-Race’

DALLAS – Courtney Force’s impressive rookie NHRA Funny Car season has produced her first pole, first victory and first Countdown to the Championship appearance.
Next up is Force’s first “race-within-a-race,” a format that traces its roots to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis. Led by top-seed Ron Capps, eight Funny Car drivers will vie for a [...]

Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look
Wednesday, 19 Sep, 2012 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look

Racin’ thoughts after first week of playoffs and an end to a season:
Driver gets off to a decent start in a race; he and crew chief improve performance as race wears on; look pretty good but not great heading into final scheduled pit stop of the day; kick crap out of everybody else on the [...]

Langdon Starts Countdown With First Top Fuel Victory
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 20:56 | Comments Off
Langdon Starts Countdown With First Top Fuel Victory

CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel competitor Shawn Langdon led a quartet of zMAX Dragway first-time winners Sunday, narrowly defeating Tony Schumacher in the four-hour rain delayed O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals.
Other winners at the dragway were: Funny Car, Ron Capps; Pro Stock, Jason Line; and Pro Stock Motorcycle, Andrew Hines.
Langdon, who was the No. 1 [...]

John Force Says: Five More Years In The Cockpit
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 7:11 | Comments Off
John Force Says: Five More Years In The Cockpit

CONCORD, N.C. – Fifteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon. The 63-year-old Force said at zMAX Dragway he was in meetings with sponsors Castrol and Auto Club about extending his contract.
“We’ve got two years left and we’re looking at pushing it out three more to five,” said Force, [...]

Wilkerson Doing Lots With Less
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 6:01 | Comments Off
Wilkerson Doing Lots With Less

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Most people in motorsports adhere to the philosophy that money buys speed, but sometimes a team’s heart and experience can overcome what many would consider insurmountable odds.
Such was the case Saturday at zMAX Dragway during qualifying for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Funny Car driver Tim [...]

Langdon Is P1 At ZMAX
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2012 – 17:29 | Comments Off
Langdon Is P1 At ZMAX

Shawn Langdon earned the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured No. 1 qualifying spots in their respective categories at zMAX Dragway for the first of six [...]