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Lucas And Neff Lead NHRA Baytown Victory Parade
Sunday, 29 Apr, 2012 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Lucas And Neff Lead NHRA Baytown Victory Parade

Neff powered his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang past Ron Capps’ NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T in the final round of eliminations. Neff’s 4.239 second pass at 301.67 mph was too much for Capps, who hazed the tires in the Texas heat and clocked a 4.476 second pass at 211.79 mph.
“This whole race was one [...]

Lucas Notches Another Top Fuel Top Spot
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 17:57 | Comments Off
Lucas Notches Another Top Fuel Top Spot

Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. [...]

Pedregon Cruises To Provisional NHRA Pole In Baytown
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Pedregon Cruises To Provisional NHRA Pole In Baytown

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Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Royal Purple Raceway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Full [...]

Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos
Thursday, 26 Apr, 2012 – 10:43 | One Comment
Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of random useless thoughts and opinions on racing:
Can’t remember a time when asphalt was making a big buzz the way it has been this year. No kidding, pave jobs are making headlines.
And, stirring debate: My aggregate is better than yours. Oh yeah, well my substrata is less prone [...]

Power Wins First-Quarter Driver Of The Year Award
Tuesday, 24 Apr, 2012 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Power Wins First-Quarter Driver Of The Year Award

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The IndyCar Series’ Will Power was named winner of the Driver of the Year panel’s first-quarter award, it was announced Tuesday morning.
Power edged NHRA Funny Car driver Robert Hight by a single point to earn the award, which goes to the top driver in United States-based racing series. It is voted upon by a panel [...]

It Was A Good Weekend To Watch Electronically
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2012 – 7:00 | Comments Off
It Was A Good Weekend To Watch Electronically

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some thoughts about a rather large weekend of racing and many hours in front of the flat screen (LCD, not that plasma crap):
– Robert Hight’s Funny Car season is shaping up to be one of those special jobs that seems to come along every decade or so in the NHRA. [...]

Hight Makes It Four Straight
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2012 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Hight Makes It Four Straight

Robert Hight is officially the hottest driver in American auto racing.
The John Force Racing Funny Car driver won for the fourth time this season Sunday when he captured the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Also winning at zMAX were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.
Hight got the [...]

Hight Stays Hot In Concord
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Hight Stays Hot In Concord

Funny Car driver Robert Hight recorded his third No. 1 qualifying position in the first five events of 2012 Saturday at the Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C.
Friday leaders, Jason Line in Pro Stock and Steve Torrence in Top Fuel, retained their No. 1 qualifying positions through Saturday’s qualifying efforts.
Hight was outside the 16 car field [...]

Capps On Top At Four-Wide
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Capps On Top At Four-Wide

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Ron Capps overcame the disappointment of not qualifying for the last NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event in Las Vegas two weeks ago to race to the qualifying lead in the Funny Car category on the first day of qualifying for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway on Friday.
The other current No. 1 [...]

Tasca Thinks Things Are Now Lined Up Perfectly
Thursday, 12 Apr, 2012 – 14:25 | Comments Off
Tasca Thinks Things Are Now Lined Up Perfectly

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After going three entire events without being able to collect an elinination-round victory, Bob Tasca III was very aware that something was askew on his NHRA Funny Car team. Not blow it up and start all over again askew. Just a little something missing kind of askew.
Tasca, a Mustang driver, [...]