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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 [...]

Kalitta, Pedregon Hold Onto Top Spots At Sonoma
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 19:49 | Comments Off
Kalitta, Pedregon Hold Onto Top Spots At Sonoma

Cruz Pedregon raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season in Funny Car Saturday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full [...]

Kalitta Lights Up Sonoma
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Kalitta Lights Up Sonoma

Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta led a record-setting day of qualifying Friday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were first-day qualifying leaders.
Kalitta, a five-time winner at Sonoma, covered the distance with a track record time of 3.785 seconds at [...]

NHRA Approves DSR’s Top Fuel Canopy Concept
Friday, 27 Jul, 2012 – 6:52 | Comments Off
NHRA Approves DSR’s Top Fuel Canopy Concept

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The NHRA Technical Department has granted conceptual approval of a prototype cockpit canopy submitted by Aerodine Composites Group (Aerodine), which originally was designed by Don Schumacher Racing (DSR).
The initial prototype component has been reviewed by the NHRA Technical Department and the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA. In addition, NHRA contracted Purdue University Center for [...]