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Antron Brown Moves In On Championship, History
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 10:32 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Moves In On Championship, History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite his worst qualifying effort of the season, NHRA Top Fuel point-leader Antron Brown is closing on the next milestone in drag racing’s “drive for diversity.”
Brown is poised to become the first African-American to win a major American auto racing season championship. Eight rounds of racing remain in the six-event [...]

‘The Sarge’ Is Refusing To Surrender In Las Vegas
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 7:06 | Comments Off
‘The Sarge’ Is Refusing To Surrender In Las Vegas

Antron Brown and Spencer Massey have reduced Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tony Schumacher to the unusual role of Top Fuel “third wheel” after four rounds of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.
But beware “The Sarge.” A seven-time world champion, Schumacher secured the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday as time trials concluded for the 12th annual [...]

‘Cautiously Aggressive’ Neff On Top In Vegas
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2012 – 7:11 | Comments Off
‘Cautiously Aggressive’ Neff On Top In Vegas

Mike Neff raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Neff paced [...]

Pro Stock Protagonists Revitalized For Vegas
Friday, 26 Oct, 2012 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Pro Stock Protagonists Revitalized For Vegas

The good-natured championship rivalry between NHRA Pro Stock protagonists Allen Johnson and Jason Line extends from the racetrack to the dynamometer to the teleconference.
That was evident during a recent Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship session with national media previewing this weekend’s 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas [...]

DSR Strikes Gold At Funny Car Swap Meet
Thursday, 25 Oct, 2012 – 8:21 | Comments Off
DSR Strikes Gold At Funny Car Swap Meet

When Don Schumacher Racing’s Jack Beckman and Ron Capps discuss “team orders,” it typically has nothing to do with orchestrating the outcome of an NHRA Funny Car race.
By order of their team-owner, Beckman and Capps swapped crew chiefs and teams in early April, four races into the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. Half-a-year later, [...]

Neff Uses Extra Day To Win In Reading
Monday, 8 Oct, 2012 – 15:44 | Comments Off
Neff Uses Extra Day To Win In Reading

RacinToday.com
Funny Car racer Mike Neff kept his championship hopes alive by racing to victory Monday at the rain-delayed Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel) and V. Gaines (Pro Stock) also were winners at the fourth of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship.
Neff defeated veteran driver [...]

Rain Postpones NHRA Finals
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2012 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones NHRA Finals

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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to postpone the completion of eliminations for the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway until Monday at 11 a.m.
Nearly two rounds of racing was completed in Top Fuel, while only one round was finished in Funny Car and Pro Stock before rain showers moved into the area Sunday [...]

Enders: From ‘Little Crew Chief’ To Big Talent
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 18:33 | Comments Off
Enders: From ‘Little Crew Chief’ To Big Talent

For Erica Enders, drag racing comes naturally. After all, her father, Gregg, raced in Super Comp and Super Gas, and during her childhood years she was his “little crew chief.” At least, that’s what she thought as she ran around with a shop rag in her pocket assisting him with various tasks.
“He’s definitely the [...]

Fastest Jack Beckman On Top At Maple Grove
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Fastest Jack Beckman On Top At Maple Grove

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Funny Car title contender Jack Beckman set a national record en route to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at [...]

Beckman Continues His Funny Car Roll
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Beckman Continues His Funny Car Roll

Jack Beckman raced to a track record performance Friday to lead Funny Car qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), V. Gaines (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the fourth of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship [...]