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Brown, Johnson Still Swinging
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Brown, Johnson Still Swinging

Top Fuel ace Antron Brown positioned himself to become the first NHRA driver to sweep the three-race Western Swing twice Sunday, when he outran teammate Spencer Massey to win the 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Full [...]

Kalitta, Pedregon Hold Onto Top Spots At Sonoma
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 19:49 | Comments Off
Kalitta, Pedregon Hold Onto Top Spots At Sonoma

Cruz Pedregon raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season in Funny Car Saturday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full [...]

Kalitta Lights Up Sonoma
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Kalitta Lights Up Sonoma

Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta led a record-setting day of qualifying Friday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were first-day qualifying leaders.
Kalitta, a five-time winner at Sonoma, covered the distance with a track record time of 3.785 seconds at [...]

NHRA Approves DSR’s Top Fuel Canopy Concept
Friday, 27 Jul, 2012 – 6:52 | Comments Off
NHRA Approves DSR’s Top Fuel Canopy Concept

RacinToday.com
The NHRA Technical Department has granted conceptual approval of a prototype cockpit canopy submitted by Aerodine Composites Group (Aerodine), which originally was designed by Don Schumacher Racing (DSR).
The initial prototype component has been reviewed by the NHRA Technical Department and the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA. In addition, NHRA contracted Purdue University Center for [...]

Has The Time Come For The NHRA To Get SAFER?
Tuesday, 24 Jul, 2012 – 9:30 | One Comment
Has The Time Come For The NHRA To Get SAFER?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some final thoughts about a final relatively quiet weekend of racing before the fan blades become soiled by things like chases to Chases, countdowns to Countdowns and other playoff-like runs to championships:
– After watching a particularly scary crash at Bandimere Speedway over the weekend, you have to wonder if the [...]

Allen Johnson Wins, Takes Points Lead In Colorado
Sunday, 22 Jul, 2012 – 20:14 | Comments Off
Allen Johnson Wins, Takes Points Lead In Colorado

NHRA Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson continued his mastery of Bandimere Speedway Sunday as he raced to his fourth Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals win at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also scored wins in their respective categories.
Johnson driving his Team Mopar Dodge [...]

Allen Johnson Wins Pole In Record Fashion
Saturday, 21 Jul, 2012 – 20:26 | Comments Off
Allen Johnson Wins Pole In Record Fashion

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Allen Johnson set a Pro Stock track record run in the final qualifying session to take his seventh No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at scenic Bandimere Speedway.
Spencer Massey, Jack Beckman and Hector Arana Jr. also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at [...]

Massey Streaks To Provisional Pole In Colorado
Saturday, 21 Jul, 2012 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Massey Streaks To Provisional Pole In Colorado

Points-leader Spencer Massey continued his recent surge in Top Fuel, racing to the provisional qualifying lead Friday at the 33rd annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also took provisional top spots in their respective categories at [...]

Enders, Stealth Cobalt Ready For An Uphill Battle
Friday, 20 Jul, 2012 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Enders, Stealth Cobalt Ready For An Uphill Battle

In its next life, the “stealth black” Chevrolet Cobalt Erica Enders drove into the NHRA history books likely will end up as a museum piece – perhaps fit for the Smithsonian.
But not so fast. While Enders became the first woman to win a National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock final at the O’Reilly Auto Parts [...]

Capps Heads West To Re-Fire Some Momentum
Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012 – 10:54 | One Comment
Capps Heads West To Re-Fire Some Momentum

This year, Ron Capps has been point man in one of the most dramatic turnarounds in recent racing memory. It’s been a turnaround that has shot him and his NHRA Funny Car team to second place in the standings and has the leader looking back over his shoulder.
But as the NHRA begins its annual Western [...]