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Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Saturday, 7 Feb, 2015 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tommy Johnson Jr., Doug Kalitta and Jason Line rolled into historic Auto Club Raceway in Southern California rust-free Friday, each emerging as provisional No. 1 qualifiers after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Line […]

Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Matt Hagan begins defense of his 2014 NHRA Funny Car world championship this weekend armed with his typical optimism and a new body, courtesy of his manufacturer.
Hagan’s offseason included a visit to the Fiat Chrysler Automotive headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., where the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T carbon-fiber body he […]

Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 10:13 | Comments Off on Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals

During a telephone interview earlier this week, Jason Line sounded as though he knew exactly what question he was going to be asked first and he had an answer loaded and ready – probably because he had been asked the question more times than he would prefer in recent months.
Thoughts about the last run of […]

Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 8:57 | Comments Off on Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dave Connolly’s door-slamming days are so-over, as the one-time Pro Stock prodigy breathes-in the rarified nitro air synonymous with driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Connolly is scheduled to make his competitive debut in the C&J Energy Services dragster fielded by Bob Vandergriff Racing Friday during the first two of four […]

Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
Wednesday, 4 Feb, 2015 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Funny Car icon John Force’s brand-switch from Ford to Chevrolet bodywork for the 2015 NHRA season has come gift-wrapped with a weight penalty that will have the 16-time world champion counting not only 60-foot times but also calories.
The Chevrolet Camaro hot rods Force, daughter Courtney and son-in-law Robert Hight will […]

Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
Friday, 30 Jan, 2015 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Alan Johnson Racing will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week with a single Top Fuel entry for former world champion Shawn Langdon at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
AJR’s future was placed in jeopardy on Jan. 5, when the Qatar […]

New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA
Monday, 19 Jan, 2015 – 9:33 | 5 Comments
New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA

Drag racing’s self-described “P.T. Barnum on the road at 300 mph” donned a Gold Bowtie, waved his barker’s cane and reiterated that you better believe this show will go on.
Translation: John Force and his family-centric racing organization have entered into a multi-year manufacturer’s partnership with Chevrolet beginning with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties
Thursday, 15 Jan, 2015 – 15:46 | One Comment
Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties

John Force Racing and Chevrolet have signed a multi-year manufacturer’s agreement that will see the “Gold Bowtie” brand backing the 18-time NHRA Funny Car championship-winning organization starting with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Announced Thursday during a national teleconference, JFR’s deal with General Motors covers the Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Cars […]

Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA Top Fuel team-owner Alan Johnson admittedly was blindsided Monday when informed the Qatar Racing Club was terminating funding for all motorsports activities in North America.
The decision most prominently affects the two-car Al-Anabi Racing Team operated by Alan Johnson Racing. While the decision reportedly was made during the final days […]

Medlen Joins Prock At Don Schumacher Racing
Friday, 5 Dec, 2014 – 16:29 | 4 Comments
Medlen Joins Prock At Don Schumacher Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
“Fast Jack” Beckman’s pursuit of a second NHRA Funny Car world championship will be led by crew chief Jimmy Prock and assistant John Medlen, the latest defection from the team of 16-time world champion John Force.
Medlen’s addition to Beckman’s lineup as Prock’s assistant at Don Schumacher Racing was announced Friday […]