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Force Overcomes Anniversary Miscue, Wins Provisional Pole At Gateway
Saturday, 27 Sep, 2014 – 7:54 | Comments Off
Force Overcomes Anniversary Miscue, Wins Provisional Pole At Gateway

Funny Car icon John Force gift-wrapped an impromptu wedding anniversary present during qualifications for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday, a sidebar to a weekend that will include a rare, network news interview for the reigning/16-time world champion.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a 1,000-foot performance of 4.022- seconds at [...]

Hines Won But Lost In Pro Bike Finals In Texas
Tuesday, 23 Sep, 2014 – 15:09 | Comments Off
Hines Won But Lost In Pro Bike Finals In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Andrew Hines exited Texas Motorplex Sunday fully aware his latest Pro Stock Motorcycle victory likely is being viewed as a classic no-win situation in the court of two-wheel opinion.
Hines won the final of the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals via a solo run when opponent Steve [...]

Sarge In Command After Weekend Sweep In Texas
Sunday, 21 Sep, 2014 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Sarge In Command After Weekend Sweep In Texas

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Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were [...]

Sampey-Drago Leaves Fear Behind In NHRA Return
Sunday, 21 Sep, 2014 – 14:48 | Comments Off
Sampey-Drago Leaves Fear Behind In NHRA Return

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Angelle Sampey-Drago says any fear she had about climbing back aboard the seat of a Pro Stock Motorcycle was resolved when she made her first test run in seven years.
“It was a different fear.  It’s because I’m a mom now,” said Sampey-Drago, a three-time NHRA world [...]

Routine Mistake Costs John Force A Countdown Victory
Sunday, 21 Sep, 2014 – 7:06 | One Comment
Routine Mistake Costs John Force A Countdown Victory

ENNIS, Texas – Funny Car icon John Force was foaming at the mouth Saturday after an uncharacteristic red-light cost him a victory against Matt Hagan during the delayed Race 1 final of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at the Texas Motorplex.
Force outran Hagan over the 1,000-foot distance of the Motorplex’s all-concrete surface with a [...]

Courtney Force Hangs On To Claim Funny Car Pole In Texas
Saturday, 20 Sep, 2014 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Hangs On To Claim Funny Car Pole In Texas

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Courtney Force earned her fourth pole position of the season Saturday, when she qualified P1 at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. It is the second playoff race in the [...]

Courtney Force Trashes Texas Records
Saturday, 20 Sep, 2014 – 6:37 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Trashes Texas Records

ENNIS, Texas – Courtney Force had the blinders on at the Texas Motorplex Friday evening, and cranked out a blinding pass to back it up.
Force claimed the provisional Funny Car pole during second-round qualifying for the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals with a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 314.90 mph. Both numbers set Motorplex [...]

Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader
Friday, 19 Sep, 2014 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader

ENNIS, Texas – Re-routed into the Lone Star State, NHRA’s problem-plagued Countdown to the Championship will resume at the Texas Motorplex Friday with a weekend schedule that leaves no room for error.
The 2014 opener of NHRA’s six-race playoff for its professional categories ended with a thud Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., near Charlotte. [...]

Thanks To Weather,Texas Inherits Countdown Opener
Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Thanks To Weather,Texas Inherits Countdown Opener

CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

Wreck And Rain Force Postponement Of Countdown Opener
Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014 – 16:49 | 4 Comments
Wreck And Rain Force Postponement Of Countdown Opener

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – V. Gaines escaped injury Sunday when his Dodge Dart flipped four times near the finish line at zMAX Dragway in the first round of Pro Stock eliminations during the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals.
The accident forced a halt in the first event of the Countdown to the [...]