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Schumacher Leads Top Fuelers Into Route 66 Finals
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 7:01 | Comments Off
Schumacher Leads Top Fuelers Into Route 66 Finals

Chicago-area favorite Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher saved his best lap for last Saturday night, blasting into the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead [...]

Force Kicks It Up At Route 66
Saturday, 30 Jun, 2012 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Force Kicks It Up At Route 66

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Mired in a slump since winning the 2012 season-opener, John Force raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full [...]

Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 10:04 | Comments Off
Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers

Another big weekend for auto racing. Here are some of the people, places and things that will be cool to scrutinize:
– The traffic situation at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday.
The guess here is that about 100,000 of us will be watching it more carefully than others. Remember the scene last year before, during and after the [...]

Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech

A final look back at the last weekend of racing:
The road to hilarity is paved with failed gadgetry. You know; like that guy on ice skates in the old film clips who straps a rocket to his back and ends up setting his butt on fire.
But in the wake of the lead-up, and then the [...]

Schumacher Ends His Skid In NHRA Top Fuel
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Schumacher Ends His Skid In NHRA Top Fuel

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not the only driver to end a long winless streak Sunday as NHRA driver Tony Schumacher did the same.
Schumacher, winless since 2010, won the Top Fuel portion of the ThunderValley Nationals. The victory ended the longest winless streak of the seven-time champion’s career at 32 races.
Ron Capps won in Funny Car [...]

Brown’s Big Pass Holds Up At Bristol
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2012 – 17:18 | Comments Off
Brown’s Big Pass Holds Up At Bristol

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Friday’s qualifying leaders, Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca (Funny Car) and Tennessee native Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), secured the No. 1 qualifying spots Saturday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers at Bristol Dragway.
Brown set both ends of the Top Fuel track record in his Aaron’s dragster with [...]

Tasca In Control In Bristol Qualifying
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2012 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Tasca In Control In Bristol Qualifying

By Info Manager
Still searching for his first pole position of 2012, Bob Tasca III raced to the provisional qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday during the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Tennessee native Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders [...]

Michigan Paves The Way In Big Weekend Of Racing
Thursday, 14 Jun, 2012 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Michigan Paves The Way In Big Weekend Of Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The big stories in the big events in pro racing this weekend will be:
Sprint Cup – Another week, another race at a newly paved race track. This week, it’s Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn.
As with Pocono, site of last weekend’s race, Michigan was fast before the repave. With a smoother [...]

Small-Teamer Steve Torrence Wins In Englishtown
Sunday, 3 Jun, 2012 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Small-Teamer Steve Torrence Wins In Englishtown

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Steve Torrence’s incredible season continued Sunday when he won the Top Fuel portion of the NHRA Toyota Supernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
The victory was the second of the season for the one-car, family-owned Capco Steve Torrence Racing team. Torrence beat Brandon Bernstein in the finals to get the victory.
Also winning [...]

Record-Smashing Capps Lead Field To Eliminations
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Record-Smashing Capps Lead Field To Eliminations

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Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Toyota SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J.
Capps, who has raced to four consecutive finals and one victory since new crew chief [...]