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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 [...]

Langdon, Al-Anabi Are Swinging To A New Tune
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2012 – 13:10 | Comments Off
Langdon, Al-Anabi Are Swinging To A New Tune

In the comment section of a story about Al-Anabi Racing which ran recently on an NHRA-news website, a reader left a message which, basically, blamed this year’s drivers for the Top Fuel team’s 2012 problems. Shawn Langdon, one of those drivers, said no, he had not seen the comment. But, he said, he has heard [...]

No Blues For Brown In St. Louis
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 18:30 | Comments Off
No Blues For Brown In St. Louis

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Antron Brown raced to his sixth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park and in the process increased his championship points lead.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the event, the first race for NHRA [...]

DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 8:46 | Comments Off
DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don Schumacher Racing teammates Antron Brown and Spencer Massey remain in lockstep for the NHRA Top Fuel title nearing the mid-point of the 2012 Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. And for Massey, staging against Brown is like staring through the looking glass.
“Oh yeah, that’s going to be a car [...]

Finals Field Set At Gateway
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 18:03 | Comments Off
Finals Field Set At Gateway

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Antron Brown raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel capping a record-setting two days of qualifying at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as [...]

Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 9:19 | 3 Comments
Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some racing thoughts:
The old mailback seems to tell this story: Fans think hiring Kurt Busch was a huge mistake on the part of Furniture Row Racing.
The thought here is that that is probably true –  if Furniture Row is more concerned about its image than with improving on-track performance.
The current [...]

Brown Leads Record-Setting Day At Gateway
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Brown Leads Record-Setting Day At Gateway

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Antron Brown led a record-setting day of qualifying Friday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Top Fuel driver Brown and the rest of the NHRA teams took advantage of cool fall temperatures in the St. Louis area that led to a parade of track records in all four [...]

Rules Have Screamin’ Eagle Riders Screamin’ Foul
Wednesday, 26 Sep, 2012 – 8:10 | One Comment
Rules Have Screamin’ Eagle Riders Screamin’ Foul

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Season-long form failed to prevail Sunday afternoon at the Texas Motorplex, where neither Eddie Krawiec nor Andrew Hines and their Harley-Davidsons rolled out of the tunnel and into the Pro Stock Motorcycle final of the 27th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals.
New Braunfels, Texas resident Michael Ray [...]