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Torrence Tops Top Fuelers In N.C.
Sunday, 29 Apr, 2018 – 17:21 | Comments Off on Torrence Tops Top Fuelers In N.C.
Torrence Tops Top Fuelers In N.C.

 
Steve Torrence drove to victory in the Top Fuel portion of Sunday’s NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Joining Torrence as winners were Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Torrence drove to a 3.813-second pass at 326.56 mph as he became the first driver to […]

Pawuk Returning To NHRA
Sunday, 29 Apr, 2018 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Pawuk Returning To NHRA
Pawuk Returning To NHRA

CONCORD, N.C. – Former NHRA Pro Stock driver Mark Pawuk is ending an 11-year hiatus to compete in the SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown for Don Schumacher Racing, it was announced Saturday at zMAX Dragway.
Pawuk’s first outing in the Factory Stock Showdown will be in June at the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals […]

The Roll Continues For The Force Sisters In N.C.
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2018 – 18:15 | Comments Off on The Roll Continues For The Force Sisters In N.C.
The Roll Continues For The Force Sisters In N.C.

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Sisters Brittany and Courtney Force proved to be formidable in qualifying at the same event for the third time in their career Saturday, walking off with the No. 1 positions in their respective classes in the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The previous […]

Force Sisters On Top At Four-Wides
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2018 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Force Sisters On Top At Four-Wides
Force Sisters On Top At Four-Wides

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Sisters Brittany and Courtney Force owned the No. 1 starting positions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, after two rounds of qualifying Friday in the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Brittany, who was fifth fastest after the first round, soared to the No. […]

Season Has Been ‘Scary’ For Force Racing
Friday, 27 Apr, 2018 – 20:25 | Comments Off on Season Has Been ‘Scary’ For Force Racing
Season Has Been ‘Scary’ For Force Racing

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Having grown up in drag racing, sisters Brittany and Courtney Force are well aware of the sport’s dangers, but this season’s beginning has been gut wrenching for their family’s NHRA organization – John Force Racing.
In the 2018 season’s first five events, 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John […]

Tonglet Back In The White Gator Saddle Again
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2018 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Tonglet Back In The White Gator Saddle Again
Tonglet Back In The White Gator Saddle Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Call it a reunion of Louisiana Lightnin’.
LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, will return to Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing beginning with this weekend’s ninth annual NKG Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals at  zMAX Dragway.
Tonglet, a native and resident of Metairie, La., will race the KPK/Nitrofish Suzuki as […]

Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny
Monday, 23 Apr, 2018 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny
Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny

Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

Pritchett On Pole In Baytown
Sunday, 22 Apr, 2018 – 8:54 | Comments Off on Pritchett On Pole In Baytown
Pritchett On Pole In Baytown

Leah Pritchett served notice Saturday she and veteran crew chief Todd Okuhara are ready to snap out of their season-long Top Fuel funk.
Pritchett set the Top Fuel elapsed-time track record during the final qualifying session at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, to claim pole position for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals. The defending event […]

Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
Saturday, 21 Apr, 2018 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown

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Pro Stock ace Greg Anderson became an instant fan of Royal Purple Raceway’s recently repaved surface Friday, when he re-set both ends of the track’s records during the opening day of time trials for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Anderson, of Ken Black Racing, covered the traditional quarter-mile in 6.492-seconds at 213.00 mph during his first-round […]

‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2018 – 7:01 | Comments Off on ‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja
‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja

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Drag racing legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme is recognized for his performances behind the wheel of a nitro-burning Funny Car. But the four-time NHRA world champion also has a long-ago history with desert racing on the Baja Peninsula.
In 1968, Prudhomme entered the Mexican 1000 Baja event in a Porsche-powered buggy built by racing innovator Tony […]