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Schumacher Covers The Top Fuel Field In Brainerd
Saturday, 18 Aug, 2012 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Schumacher Covers The Top Fuel Field In Brainerd

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Schumacher’s unwavering belief in the enclosed cockpit for Top Fuel dragsters paid an immediate dividend Friday at Brainerd International Raceway, where the seven-time NHRA world champion raced to the provisional pole for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Nationals.
Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. [...]

Tops For Top Fuelers Approved
Wednesday, 15 Aug, 2012 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Tops For Top Fuelers Approved

NHRA Technical Dept. officials announced today that a cockpit canopy for Top Fuel dragsters has been approved for use starting with this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
The cockpit canopy will be manufactured and distributed by Aerodine Composites Group and will be available for use by all Top Fuel teams. The equipment is [...]

Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations
Wednesday, 8 Aug, 2012 – 9:18 | 2 Comments
Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations

A favorite old adynation is just not cutting it any more. Saying “when pigs fly” to describe something that is extremely unlikely to occur has become tired, worn out. So totally yesterday, if you will.
Updating it to having the pigs flying out of one’s butt extended the life of the saying – certainly made it [...]

First Victory Leaves Forces Semi Speechless
Monday, 6 Aug, 2012 – 7:14 | Comments Off
First Victory Leaves Forces Semi Speechless

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Courtney Force’s first professional NHRA Wally trophy has been in the planning stages for three years. But even she was left (almost) speechless Sunday after defeating three world champions – including father/15-time title-holder John Force – to win the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super [...]

Courtney Force Gets First Victory
Sunday, 5 Aug, 2012 – 20:08 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Gets First Victory

Female drivers ruled the day at the NHRA Northwest Nationals as Courtney Force won her first Funny Car race and Erica Enders won her second Pro Stock race on Sunday.
Force, the daughter of Funny Car legend John Force, beat Matt Hagan in the final round of eliminations to get her victory . She beat her [...]

Pro Stocker Johnson To Go For Sweep From Pole
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2012 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Pro Stocker Johnson To Go For Sweep From Pole

Pro Stock points leader Allen Johnson secured his sixth straight No. 1 qualifying position at the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Pacific Raceways.
Don Schumacher Racing teammates Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) also led their qualifying fields at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag [...]

Capps Returns To Form At Qualifying In Seattle
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2012 – 6:59 | One Comment
Capps Returns To Form At Qualifying In Seattle

An upset victim in Sonoma, Calif., six days ago, Ron Capps began the final leg of the NHRA’s Western Swing Friday by racing to the provisional Funny Car qualifying lead at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
Point-leaders Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) also emerged as qualifying leaders at the 25th annual O’Reilly [...]

Brown Would Love To Swing Into A Championship
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Brown Would Love To Swing Into A Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With two victories already bagged, and with a third victory and history-making sweep of the NHRA’s legendary Western Swing perhaps just 17 seconds away, Antron Brown was ready for THE question. And his answer was yes.
And no.
Yes, Brown – who, with four round victories on Sunday in the O’Reilly Northwest [...]

Johnson Won At Indy But Did He Win Indianapolis?
Tuesday, 31 Jul, 2012 – 10:43 | One Comment
Johnson Won At Indy But Did He Win Indianapolis?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A look final look back at a weekend of bricks and brooms:
Jimmie Johnson got his fourth Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday and quite a bit has made about him joining A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Al Unser Sr., Michael Schumacher and Jeff Gordon as quadruple Indianapolis winners.
Of course, all the “elite [...]

Brown, Johnson Still Swinging
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Brown, Johnson Still Swinging

Top Fuel ace Antron Brown positioned himself to become the first NHRA driver to sweep the three-race Western Swing twice Sunday, when he outran teammate Spencer Massey to win the 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Full [...]