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Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
Sunday, 8 Feb, 2015 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Former world champion Shawn Langdon, whose 2015 season was placed in financial jeopardy one month ago, raced to the quickest Top Fuel time in NHRA history Saturday during a rain-shortened day of qualifications for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
The fourth and final round of qualifying was cancelled due […]

Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Saturday, 7 Feb, 2015 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tommy Johnson Jr., Doug Kalitta and Jason Line rolled into historic Auto Club Raceway in Southern California rust-free Friday, each emerging as provisional No. 1 qualifiers after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Line […]

Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Matt Hagan begins defense of his 2014 NHRA Funny Car world championship this weekend armed with his typical optimism and a new body, courtesy of his manufacturer.
Hagan’s offseason included a visit to the Fiat Chrysler Automotive headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., where the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T carbon-fiber body he […]

Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 10:13 | Comments Off on Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals

During a telephone interview earlier this week, Jason Line sounded as though he knew exactly what question he was going to be asked first and he had an answer loaded and ready – probably because he had been asked the question more times than he would prefer in recent months.
Thoughts about the last run of […]

Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 8:57 | Comments Off on Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dave Connolly’s door-slamming days are so-over, as the one-time Pro Stock prodigy breathes-in the rarified nitro air synonymous with driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Connolly is scheduled to make his competitive debut in the C&J Energy Services dragster fielded by Bob Vandergriff Racing Friday during the first two of four […]

Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
Wednesday, 4 Feb, 2015 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Funny Car icon John Force’s brand-switch from Ford to Chevrolet bodywork for the 2015 NHRA season has come gift-wrapped with a weight penalty that will have the 16-time world champion counting not only 60-foot times but also calories.
The Chevrolet Camaro hot rods Force, daughter Courtney and son-in-law Robert Hight will […]

Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
Friday, 30 Jan, 2015 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Alan Johnson Racing will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week with a single Top Fuel entry for former world champion Shawn Langdon at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
AJR’s future was placed in jeopardy on Jan. 5, when the Qatar […]

New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA
Monday, 19 Jan, 2015 – 9:33 | 5 Comments
New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA

Drag racing’s self-described “P.T. Barnum on the road at 300 mph” donned a Gold Bowtie, waved his barker’s cane and reiterated that you better believe this show will go on.
Translation: John Force and his family-centric racing organization have entered into a multi-year manufacturer’s partnership with Chevrolet beginning with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties
Thursday, 15 Jan, 2015 – 15:46 | One Comment
Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties

John Force Racing and Chevrolet have signed a multi-year manufacturer’s agreement that will see the “Gold Bowtie” brand backing the 18-time NHRA Funny Car championship-winning organization starting with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Announced Thursday during a national teleconference, JFR’s deal with General Motors covers the Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Cars […]

Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA Top Fuel team-owner Alan Johnson admittedly was blindsided Monday when informed the Qatar Racing Club was terminating funding for all motorsports activities in North America.
The decision most prominently affects the two-car Al-Anabi Racing Team operated by Alan Johnson Racing. While the decision reportedly was made during the final days […]