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Countdown Begins With Consistency, Efficiency On Front Burner
Friday, 12 Sep, 2014 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Countdown Begins With Consistency, Efficiency On Front Burner

CONCORD, N.C. – Ask any NHRA competitor vying for a Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title his or her approach to the Countdown to the Championship and the same two words keep appearing in their vocabulary – consistency and efficiency.
The six-race title run for the professional classes begins this weekend at zMAX Dragway with [...]

Texas To Play Bigger Role In Countdown In 2015
Saturday, 6 Sep, 2014 – 6:37 | Comments Off
Texas To Play Bigger Role In Countdown In 2015

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Texas Motorplex will assume a more prominent role during NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs in 2015, when the 30th edition of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals will be contested Oct. 15-18.
The new date will move The Plex from its current Sept. 18-21 date as the second of sixth NHRA [...]

DeJoria Overcomes Force To Win U.S. Nationals
Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014 – 6:04 | Comments Off
DeJoria Overcomes Force To Win U.S. Nationals

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Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force Monday to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
DeJoria crossed the finish line in 4.038 seconds at 310.34 mph in the Patron XO Cafe Toyota Camry to defeat the current Funny Car points leader, who won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Sunday.
It [...]

Force Top Gun At Shootout; Finals Set At Big Go
Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014 – 19:34 | Comments Off
Force Top Gun At Shootout; Finals Set At Big Go

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John Force won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday, concluding a day of racing at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champ, pocketed $100,000 and bragging rights when he beat teammate Robert Hight with a 4.061-second run at 317.19 mph in the Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang. He [...]

Schumacher Top Fuel Top Gun In Shootout
Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Schumacher Top Fuel Top Gun In Shootout

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Tony Schumacher raced to the $100,000 payday in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout race-within-the-race on Saturday at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana.
Schumacher, a seven-time NHRA champion defeated Richie Crampton in the specialty bonus event final round with a 3.748-second run at 328.54 mph at the controls of his [...]

Schumacher Off To Fast Start At U.S. Nationals
Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014 – 6:47 | Comments Off
Schumacher Off To Fast Start At U.S. Nationals

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Tony Schumacher earned the Top Fuel provisional pole Friday at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the final regular season race in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Following [...]

Schumacher Going For Big History At The “Big Go”
Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014 – 12:25 | Comments Off
Schumacher Going For Big History At The “Big Go”

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
All motor sports series seem to have that one event on their calendar that for competitors holds as much – or more – importance than a season championship. That’s certainly true in the NHRA where the U.S. Nationals stands as an event which produces as much emotion in competitors as [...]

Lucas Wins Top Fuel In Darkness-Plagued Brainerd
Monday, 18 Aug, 2014 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Lucas Wins Top Fuel In Darkness-Plagued Brainerd

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Morgan Lucas raced to his third Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Fuel victory in spectacular fashion Sunday to close out the rain-drenched NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd International Raceway.
The Funny Car final round between John Force and Ron Capps, along with the Pro Stock semifinals and final was postponed by NHRA [...]

Brown Is P1 In Brainerd
Sunday, 17 Aug, 2014 – 7:06 | Comments Off
Brown Is P1 In Brainerd

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Top Fuel driver Antron Brown raced to his third No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Brown will try to score his sixth win of the season and continue to chase series leader Doug Kalitta when he faces J.R. Todd in the first round of [...]

Hight On Provisional Pole At Brainerd
Saturday, 16 Aug, 2014 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Hight On Provisional Pole At Brainerd

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car point-leader Robert Hight began chipping away at a 10-year run of frustration at Brainerd International Raceway Friday, racing to the provisional pole during the opening day of qualifications for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Hight never has been No. 1 qualifier at the Minnesota facility, one of [...]