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Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2018 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format
Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Competing for Top Fuel championships is hardly a new sensation for Clay Millican. The ever-upbeat Tennessee resident claimed six International Hot Rod Association titles before transitioning to the NHRA ranks and his current gig with car-owner Doug Stringer and crew chief David Grubnic.
“The biggest difference,” said Millican, […]

Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2018 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown
Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ENNIS, Texas – Matt Smith’s blueprint for securing the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship is as simple as 1-2-3 aboard a bike he affectionately has described as “hateful, mean and nasty.”
That’s a blunt way of stating that Matt Smith Racing has emerged as a bona fide title contender […]

Texas’ Torrence Looking To Break Motorplex Hex
Friday, 5 Oct, 2018 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Texas’ Torrence Looking To Break Motorplex Hex
Texas’ Torrence Looking To Break Motorplex Hex

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Native Texan Steve Torrence admittedly has returned to the Texas Motorplex with mixed emotions for this weekend’s 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Torrence openly loves the Motorplex, the all-concrete surface on which he has logged more laps than any other and where he won a pair of […]

NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn
Thursday, 27 Sep, 2018 – 17:41 | One Comment
NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn

NHRA Championship Drag Racing will lose one of its rising stars to NASCAR at season’s end, perhaps as a one-and-done world champion.
Pro Stock point-leader Tanner Gray _ who proudly brandishes a stock car-style No. 15 on his Chevrolet Camaro SS _ will transition to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East fulltime in 2019 with DGR-Crosley. […]

Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes
Monday, 24 Sep, 2018 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes
Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes

 
Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

Torrence On Pole At Gateway
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2018 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Torrence On Pole At Gateway
Torrence On Pole At Gateway

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Point-leader Steve Torrence wheeled his Top Fuel dragster to pole position during Saturday evening’s final round of qualifying in front of a sold-out crowd at the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. 
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as No. […]

Courtney Force On Provisional Pole At Gateway
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2018 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Courtney Force On Provisional Pole At Gateway
Courtney Force On Provisional Pole At Gateway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Courtney Force continued her qualifying dominance Friday night at Gateway Motorsports Park, racing to the provisional Funny Car pole during the opening day of time trials for the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill.
Currently third in the Countdown to the Championship point standings, Force covered the […]

Todd Starts Fast In Countdown
Monday, 17 Sep, 2018 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Todd Starts Fast In Countdown
Todd Starts Fast In Countdown

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J.R. Todd claimed the Funny Car point lead via his second consecutive national event victory Sunday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, Round 1 of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as winners in their respective categories at […]

Millican On Pole At Maple Grove
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2018 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Millican On Pole At Maple Grove
Millican On Pole At Maple Grove

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Top Fuel title contender Clay Millican added to his qualifying prowess Saturday at Maple Grove Raceway, securing pole position as time trials concluded for the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals. 
Additionally, Courtney Force (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) emerged as No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories for the […]

Courtney Force Races To Top In Maple Grove
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2018 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Races To Top In Maple Grove
Courtney Force Races To Top In Maple Grove

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Regular-season Funny Car point-leader Courtney Force raced into the provisional qualifying lead Friday at Maple Grove Raceway during the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, Round 1 of the six-event Countdown to the Championship playoffs. 
Force took aim at her 11th No. 1 qualifier of the season at the facility near Reading, Pa., after a 1,000-foot run […]