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Wet Track At Maple Grove Cancels Early Qualifying
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2016 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Wet Track At Maple Grove Cancels Early Qualifying
Wet Track At Maple Grove Cancels Early Qualifying

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Rain and persistent mist prompted NHRA officials to cancel the first two rounds of professional qualifying Friday at the 32nd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The event is the third race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs that will decide the 2016 world champions.
 Officials consistently worked […]

Langdon Captures Gateway
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2016 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Langdon Captures Gateway
Langdon Captures Gateway

Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

Crampton To Enter Gateway As Top Seed In Top Fuel
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2016 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Crampton To Enter Gateway As Top Seed In Top Fuel
Crampton To Enter Gateway As Top Seed In Top Fuel

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Richie Crampton powered to pole position in Top Fuel Saturday as qualifications wrapped up at the fifth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., outside St. Louis.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories […]

Test Helps Hight Drive To Provisional Pole At Gateway
Saturday, 24 Sep, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Test Helps Hight Drive To Provisional Pole At Gateway
Test Helps Hight Drive To Provisional Pole At Gateway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A one-day test delivered immediate dividends for Robert Hight Friday at Gateway Motorsports Park, where the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world champion earned the provisional pole for the fifth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.
Hight, of John Force Racing, pushed his Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS to a 1,000-foot pass […]

Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
Friday, 23 Sep, 2016 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time

Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

Winning Still A Hoot For Champions Like Force And Brown
Monday, 19 Sep, 2016 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Winning Still A Hoot For Champions Like Force And Brown
Winning Still A Hoot For Champions Like Force And Brown

CONCORD, N.C. – Top Fuel winner Antron Brown and Funny Car victor John Force gave each other a congratulatory hug in the media center at zMAX Dragway shortly after receiving their Wallys at the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
Both have won championships in their respective classes, but each time they add to their victory total they exhibit […]

John Force Kicks Off Countdown With Victory In North Carolina
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2016 – 18:37 | Comments Off on John Force Kicks Off Countdown With Victory In North Carolina
John Force Kicks Off Countdown With Victory In North Carolina

Funny Car driver John Force, the NHRA’s all-time winningest driver, added to his victory record Sunday when he captured the Countdown playoff-opening Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
The victory was No. 146 for Force.
Also picking up victories in their respective categories at the Concord track were Antron Brown in Top Fuel, Jason Line […]

Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina
Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Doug Kalitta and Tommy Johnson Jr. maintained the No. 1 qualifying positions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, as qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals concluded Saturday at zMAX Dragway.  
Both drivers claimed the top spot in their respective categories Friday in second round qualifying and […]

Johnson Jr. Fastest In Funny Car As Countdown Begins
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Fastest In Funny Car As Countdown Begins
Johnson Jr. Fastest In Funny Car As Countdown Begins

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Tommy Johnson Jr. sprinted into the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals _ first race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional leaders […]

Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – All eight of Don Schumacher Racing’s NHRA teams earned positions in the Countdown to the Championship, but that doesn’t mean it will be DSR against the rest of the field in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories.
In fact, Top Fuel defending champion and No. 1 seed […]