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The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…
Monday, 9 Apr, 2012 – 12:08 | 2 Comments
The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…

The week-long racing drought is about to succumb to a deluge of high profile events.  Fenders, no fenders, lots of turns, no turns. Almost everybody who races for a big paycheck is in action this coning weekend and that’s terrific.
Assuming our current understanding of physics is correct in that nobody can be in two places [...]

Tobler Replaces Richards As Capps’ Crew Chief
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012 – 13:44 | Comments Off
Tobler Replaces Richards As Capps’ Crew Chief

Rahn Tobler has been named crew chief for the Funny Car of Ron Capps, team owner Don Schumacher announced today.
Don Schumacher Racing also has hired veteran tuner Todd Smith as the new crew chief for the Valvoline NextGen Funny Car driven by Jack Beckman in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Smith’s first race [...]

Nobile Shakes Early-Season Woes At Las Vegas
Tuesday, 3 Apr, 2012 – 13:04 | Comments Off
Nobile Shakes Early-Season Woes At Las Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Driver Vincent Nobile and his Mountain View Racing Pro Stock team was not just one of the best feel-good stories in the NHRA last season, they were one of the best in all of racing.
Over the weekend, the team and driver took major steps toward showing that their wonderful [...]

Massey, Hight, Johnson Come Up Winners In Las Vegas
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 20:01 | Comments Off
Massey, Hight, Johnson Come Up Winners In Las Vegas

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Spencer Massey, Robert Hight and Allen Johnson came away with victories in Sunday’s SummitRacing.com NHRA Las Vegas Nationals.
Massey’s Top Fuel victory was his second of the season as he also won the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Hight became a three-time winner on the season with his victory. The John Force Racing driver won the last [...]

Richards Out After Capps DNQ
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 13:45 | Comments Off
Richards Out After Capps DNQ

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Tim Richards is out as crew chief for the Don Schumacher Racing Funny Car of  Ron Capps.
Team owner Don Schumacher expects to announce next week the new crew chief for the NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car driven by Capps after Richards resigned from the position on Saturday night.
The NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T failed [...]

John Sturbin: Capps Forced To The Sidelines In Las Vegas
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 9:14 | Comments Off
John Sturbin: Capps Forced To The Sidelines In Las Vegas

Ron Capps and the Don Schumacher Racing braintrust ran out of “NAPA Know-How” Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the veteran Funny Car driver will spend today as a spectator for the 13th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.
A serious case of tire shake prevented Capps from qualifying for Sunday’s eliminations for the [...]

Hight Leads JFR Into Finals At Las Vegas Strip
Saturday, 31 Mar, 2012 – 21:24 | Comments Off
Hight Leads JFR Into Finals At Las Vegas Strip

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Morgan Lucas, Robert Hight and Jason Line secured the No. 1 seeds for Sunday’s NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at the Strip in Las Vegas finals on Saturday.
Hight, the defending winner of the event, raced to his second No. 1 of the season and 41st of his career with a performance of 4.132 seconds at 310.41 [...]

New Camaro Makes Its NHRA Debut In Las Vegas
Saturday, 31 Mar, 2012 – 6:57 | Comments Off
New Camaro Makes Its NHRA Debut In Las Vegas

Greg Stanfield ushered-in the new Chevrolet Camaro era in National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock drag racing Friday during qualifications for the 13th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Stanfield posted the ninth-quickest quarter-mile run of the opening two sessions, and 12th overall on the provisional ladder.
“We’re excited because the [...]

Langdon Now Has His ‘Pinch-Me’ Top Fuel Ride
Thursday, 29 Mar, 2012 – 10:07 | Comments Off
Langdon Now Has His ‘Pinch-Me’ Top Fuel Ride

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last fall, Shawn Langdon had heard the talk about Del Worsham’s possible retirement and it was affecting his sleep patterns: The thought of a Top Fuel job opening up at powerhouse Al-Anabi Racing was making sleep difficult to come by for the 29-year old Californian.
“You’re just lying there thinking, ‘Man, [...]

Greg Anderson Keeps Summit at The Summit
Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2012 – 9:09 | Comments Off
Greg Anderson Keeps Summit at The Summit

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Summit Racing Pro Stock team had a rare bad weekend at the NHRA Tire Kingdom Gatornationals. Bad, of course, being a relative term.
Neither of the Summit Pontiac drivers came away with the victory in Gainesville, but one of the two made it to the final round of eliminations. And [...]