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Prock To Make Forceful Return
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2017 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Prock To Make Forceful Return
Prock To Make Forceful Return

Funny Car icon John Force will chase a record 17th NHRA world championship in 2017 with crew chief Jimmy Prock calling the shots following his prodigal return to John Force Racing after a two-year stint with archrival Don Schumacher Racing.
Prock, who tuned Force to the 2013 NHRA world title, will join co-crew chief Chris Cunningham […]

Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2016 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy

Multiple NHRA Pro Stock world champions Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders have rejoined the Bowtie Brigade.
Elite Motorsports team-owner Richard Freeman announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis that Coughlin and Enders will compete for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock crown in a pair of RJ Racecars-built Chevrolet Camaros.
The […]

New Pro Stock Camaro Unveiled
Wednesday, 7 Dec, 2016 – 17:56 | Comments Off on New Pro Stock Camaro Unveiled
New Pro Stock Camaro Unveiled

RacinToday.com
The Gen Six Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro SS will make its public debut at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The new model builds on the success of the championship-winning fifth-generation-based race car. Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro drivers won 23 of 24 events during the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2016 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup

Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2016 – 13:04 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta

Del Worsham, only the third driver to win NHRA world championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, is returning to his racing roots. Worsham announced Tuesday he is leaving Kalitta Motorsports to rejoin father Chuck Worsham and his family-owned Funny Car team beginning in 2017.
“It was a hard decision to leave a championship-caliber team such […]

NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2016 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
NHRA Passes Out The Hardware

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed was named winner of the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award as the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year Monday during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
Reed topped five other rookie candidates for the $20,000 prize during ceremonies honoring 2016 world champions Antron […]

Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
Monday, 14 Nov, 2016 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona

Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) claimed NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships Sunday at the NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
They joined Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) as 2016 champs; Brown clinched his crown the previous race weekend while Capps clinched with […]

Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rising NHRA Pro Stock contender Alex Laughlin never has lacked for self-confidence, dating to his football-playing days as a high school freshman and sophomore in North Texas.
“I went to Stephenville High School and they’re super-big on football,” said Laughlin, 28, briefly recalling those gridiron glory days from inside his hauler […]

Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship
Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship

Ron Capps was crowned 2016 NHRA Funny Car world champion Saturday in Pomona, Calif., and has the unmistakable bling to prove it.
“This is epic,” Capps said after receiving the Mello Yello champion’s jacket and dinner plate-sized gold medal he dubbed “My Mr. T starter kit” at the conclusion of qualifying for the 52nd annual Auto […]

Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship
Saturday, 12 Nov, 2016 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship
Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship

Ron Capps is off to a near-perfect start in the bid to clinch his first NHRA Funny Car world championship, a career-defining moment that could be realized and celebrated Saturday.
Capps bagged valuable qualifying points while Don Schumacher Racing teammate Jack Beckman sprinted into the provisional lead Friday during the opening two rounds of time trials […]