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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

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

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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 [...]