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Force Funny Cars Show Their Winter Capabilities
Sunday, 20 Jan, 2013 – 9:14 | One Comment
Force Funny Cars Show Their Winter Capabilities

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA Funny Car teammates Robert Hight and Courtney Force proved quickest off the trailer and Doug Kalitta paced the Top Fuel time sheet during the rain-shortened PRO Winter Warm-Up at Palm Beach International Raceway.
Saturday’s scheduled second day of activity in Jupiter, Fla., was cancelled by persistent rain, leaving teams with [...]

Brittany Force To Drive JFR Top Fuel Entry
Friday, 11 Jan, 2013 – 16:10 | 3 Comments
Brittany Force To Drive JFR Top Fuel Entry

Drag racing icon John Force has fired the sport’s first major shot of 2013, introducing daughter Brittany as driver of a new JFR-built Castrol EDGE Top Fuel dragster.
Brittany Force will contest the full NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in a car prepared and maintained by crew chief Dean “Guido” Antonelli and assistant crew [...]

A Cliff-Dweller’s Guide to 2012 Racing Faves
Wednesday, 2 Jan, 2013 – 9:33 | Comments Off
A Cliff-Dweller’s Guide to 2012 Racing Faves

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Awoke on New Year’s Day after dreaming I had driven my Guards Red 1987 Porsche Turbo off of something called a “Fiscal Cliff.” Actually, that was probably a delayed reaction to my latest repair bill.
As for that cliff, I drove off of that sucker in June of 2008, when I [...]

Keselowski About To Be Showered by Awards
Wednesday, 28 Nov, 2012 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Keselowski About To Be Showered by Awards

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On a to-do list topped by “Date a celebrity,” 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski has added “Buy a tank” en route to what appears to be the inside track to the Driver of the Year award.
We’ll get to that possible tank purchase by “Bad Brad” in a [...]

Changes At Kalitta: Worsham Back To Driver’s Seat
Tuesday, 27 Nov, 2012 – 12:17 | Comments Off
Changes At Kalitta: Worsham Back To Driver’s Seat

Kalitta Motorsports announced a significan change of personnel in its NHRA racing operation.
Del Worsham has been named as driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, replacing Jeff Arend.
Also, Tommy DeLago has been picked as the crew chief on the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by 2012 Rookie of the Year candidate Alexis [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]