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Force Starts 2012 With A Victory At Winternationals
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 20:51 | Comments Off
Force Starts 2012 With A Victory At Winternationals

John Force, who won just one NHRA Funny Car event in 2011, started the 2012 season with a victory in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. on Sunday.
Also collecting class victories at Pomona were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.
To get his victory, Force beat teammate/employee Mike Neff [...]

Pressure Eases As Al-Anabi Cars Make Field
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 9:42 | Comments Off
Pressure Eases As Al-Anabi Cars Make Field

A lot of eyes have been on the Al-Anabi RacingvTop Fuel cars this weekend at the NHRA season-opening Winternationals, and for a lot of reasons.
What those eyes saw on Saturday was just one round of qualifying (the second was cancelled by rain) but enough speed to qualify for Sunday’s eliminations on the part of both [...]

Coughlin Ends Hiatus, Climbs Back Into Pro Stock
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 8:55 | Comments Off
Coughlin Ends Hiatus, Climbs Back Into Pro Stock

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
His self-imposed exile over, four-time world champion Jeg Coughlin is eager to re-introduce himself to the current players in NHRA’s Pro Stock wars.
“I got to sit on the sidelines and watch the action for the season,” said Coughlin, who chose not to compete in the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series [...]

Field Is Set For Winternational Eliminations
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2012 – 20:54 | Comments Off
Field Is Set For Winternational Eliminations

RacinToday.com
Rain shortened the final day of qualifying for the NHRA’s season-opening O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals Saturday, but it did not wash it out all together.
All three classes got in one of the scheduled two rounds of qualifying at the Pomona, Calif. strip.
Morgan Lucas raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel while Robert [...]

NHRA Notes: Summit Heads Toward The Top
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2012 – 9:15 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Summit Heads Toward The Top

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Summit Racing operation looked very little like the Summit Racing operation during Thursday’s opening round of qualifying at the 2012 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals. But during Friday’s second round at Pomona, Ken Black’s Pro Stock teams ignited.
Defending class champion Jason Line moved from 12th to fourth in Round [...]

Tasca Makes Funny Car Move At Winternationals
Friday, 10 Feb, 2012 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Tasca Makes Funny Car Move At Winternationals

Bob Tasca raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car action Friday at the 52nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Speedway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also raced to the provisional top qualifying spot
in their respective categories at the [...]

NHRA Notes: Courtney Force Models Her Genes
Friday, 10 Feb, 2012 – 9:45 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Courtney Force Models Her Genes

On her first day as a real-gosh-darn NHRA Funny Car driver, Courtney Force showed speed. And, she showed savvy.
Her 4.21 second/303.16 mph pass in the first round of qualifying for the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona was sixth fastest on the day. And it was just a blink slower than the one laid [...]

First Passes Of 2012 Are In Books
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2012 – 19:11 | Comments Off
First Passes Of 2012 Are In Books

The first round of qualifying in the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series was held on Thursday and making the fastest passes were Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel, Jack Beckman in Funny Car and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
The first event of the season is the 52nd O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Lucas’ [...]

NHRA Kicks Off 2012 At Pomona This Weekend
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2012 – 11:14 | Comments Off
NHRA Kicks Off 2012 At Pomona This Weekend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The 2012 NHRA Full Thottle Drag Racing Series season gets under way today with the start of the 52nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
New faces have arrived, old faces have disappeared and other old faces have re-appeared. The most diverse series in all of auto racing will [...]

It’s Big-Jump Time for Top Fueler al Balooshi
Wednesday, 8 Feb, 2012 – 12:37 | One Comment
It’s Big-Jump Time for Top Fueler al Balooshi

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Three years ago, when it was first suggested to Khalid alBalooshi that he should be sitting in a Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA by good friend and team-owner His Highness Sheik Khalid al Thani, it all ended with a laugh. The second time that suggestion was made, it ended [...]