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Record-Smashing Capps Lead Field To Eliminations
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Record-Smashing Capps Lead Field To Eliminations

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Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Toyota SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J.
Capps, who has raced to four consecutive finals and one victory since new crew chief [...]

Records Shredded At E-Town
Friday, 1 Jun, 2012 – 20:52 | Comments Off
Records Shredded At E-Town

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Spencer Massey and Ron Capps raced to the quickest runs in NHRA history in their respective categories to lead qualifying Friday at the Toyota NHRA SuperNationals at historic Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Both [...]

Torrence Shows Small Can Be Successful In NHRA
Thursday, 31 May, 2012 – 10:03 | Comments Off
Torrence Shows Small Can Be Successful In NHRA

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was a calm Steve Torrence who settled into a padded-metal chair, leaned back and propped his feet up on another chair in the lounge of his Top Fuel car hauler at Heartland Park Topeka a couple weeks ago. Really calm. Eerily calm.
Certainly, ironically calm considering what he is doing [...]

Grubnic Surprise Winner In Topeka
Sunday, 20 May, 2012 – 16:52 | Comments Off
Grubnic Surprise Winner In Topeka

Dave Grubnic broke a long winless streak Sunday when he won the Top Fuel competition at the Dollar General NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
The Kalitta Motorsports driver beat Spencer Massey of Don Schumacher Racing in the finals with a pass in 3.893 seconds and at 319.07 mph.
The victory was the first for Grubnic [...]

Brown To Start Topeka From P1
Saturday, 19 May, 2012 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Brown To Start Topeka From P1

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Antron Brown earned his first No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Dollar General NHRA Summernationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
No [...]

Pedregon Makes Serious Funny Car Pass In Topeka
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 22:17 | Comments Off
Pedregon Makes Serious Funny Car Pass In Topeka

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Cruz Pedregon obliterated the track records and claimed the provisional Funny Car pole at the Dollar General Summer Nationals with a 4.046 at 315.56 at  pass at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday evening.
Also earning provisional poles were Antron Brown in Top Fuel and Allen Johnson in Pro Stock.
Bob Tasca was second fastest in Funny Car [...]

The Objective, Sarge Says, Is The Championship
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 16:53 | Comments Off
The Objective, Sarge Says, Is The Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – Everything about Tony Schumacher as he sat at a lunch table in his team’s compound at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday said this: No wins, no problem. His words, his tone, his body language: No wins, no problem.
For a simple reason. Schumacher, a seven-time NHRA Top Fuel champion, [...]

Lucas Hopes To Bounce Back Upward In Topeka
Thursday, 17 May, 2012 – 15:14 | Comments Off
Lucas Hopes To Bounce Back Upward In Topeka

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The subject of weather is often little more than fodder for filling awkward pauses during conversations. But on Wednesday afternoon, Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas slowly lowered his fork-full of tasty barbeque and opened his his wide when the upcoming weekend’s weather entered the conversation.
Because as [...]

Torrence, Capps Stage Upsets At Atlanta Dragway
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 16:30 | Comments Off
Torrence, Capps Stage Upsets At Atlanta Dragway

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Steve Torrence scored his first career Top Fuel win Sunday when he beat the field at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Also scoring class wins were Ron Capps (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Capps’ victory was the first in Funny Car this season for a non-John [...]

Final NHRA Fields Set In Atlanta
Saturday, 5 May, 2012 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Final NHRA Fields Set In Atlanta

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Friday’s qualifying leaders – Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) – remained atop their classes after a steamy Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Schumacher will be attempting to win for the first time since 2010 Sunday in the finals [...]