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Gatornationals Conclude
Monday, 12 Mar, 2012 – 12:00 | Comments Off
Gatornationals Conclude

Morgan Lucas, Robert Hight, Mike Edwards and Eddie Krawiec were class winners at the rain-delayed Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals on Monday.
Lucas beat Tony Schumacher in the Top Fuel finals while Hight beat Johnny Gray in Funny Car, Edwards beat Greg Anderson Pro Stock and Krawiec beat Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Lucas powered his GEICO/Lucas [...]

Rain Postpones Gatornationals
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2012 – 19:08 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Gatornationals

Constant late afternoon rain showers postposed Sunday’s 43th annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals eliminations at Auto-Plus Raceway after two rounds of competition. The semi-finals and finals will be contested beginning at Monday at 10 a.m. EDT.
Overcast skies greeted the racers and fans Sunday but the weather conditions were cool and optimum for quick runs.
Morgan [...]

Lucas To Start Gatornationals Eliminations From P1
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2012 – 19:17 | Comments Off
Lucas To Start Gatornationals Eliminations From P1

Morgan Lucas raced his GEICO/Lucas Oil Top Fueler to the No. 1 qualifying spot for the 43rd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by NAPAFilters.com at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville on Saturday afternoon.
Cruz Pedregon leads Funny Car in his Snap-On Tools Toyota Camry heading into eliminations Sunday, while Allen Johnson topped Pro Stock in his [...]

‘King Of Speed’ Remembers THE 300 mph Run
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2012 – 8:53 | Comments Off
‘King Of Speed’ Remembers THE 300 mph Run

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On the day he officially became “The King of Speed,” Kenny Bernstein arrived at the racetrack armed with a work ethic that traces to his family’s West Texas roots.
Always give the customer more than he pays for – that was the mantra preached to Kenny by his father, Bert, as [...]

Langdon, Neff Lead Fuel Fields At Gatornationals
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Langdon, Neff Lead Fuel Fields At Gatornationals

RacinToday.com
Mike Neff put his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to the Funny Car qualifying lead at the 43rd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by NAPAFilters.com at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also lead their respective classes heading into Saturday.
Neff earned the provisional pole [...]

Lucas Oil To Sponsor The Greek
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 16:58 | Comments Off
Lucas Oil To Sponsor The Greek

RacinToday.com
Lucas Oil founder Forrest Lucas has announced a unique sponsorship of Chris Karamesines that will last as long as the drag racing legend competes.
Lucas Oil first joined Karamesines, widely known as “the Greek,” for seven national events in 2011 to rave reviews from the media and fans.
“The Greek is a legend in our sport,” Lucas [...]

Smack-Immune Krawiec Is Ready To Defend
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Smack-Immune Krawiec Is Ready To Defend

John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Not all the noise emanating from the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle pits in 2011 was engine-related. En route to his second world championship, Eddie Krawiec bowed-up and figured out how to turn the smack talk regularly served by Hector Arana Jr. and Jerry Savoie, among others, to his advantage.
“That motivates me,” [...]

Top Fueler Lucas Ready ‘To Scare People’
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2012 – 19:04 | Comments Off
Top Fueler Lucas Ready ‘To Scare People’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The fun parts have always been there for Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas. The speed, the competition, the atmosphere. However, there have also been the not-so-much-fun parts. The parts which came with unpredictable performance.
The 2012 NHRA season is only two events into its 23-race schedule, but it appears that Lucas [...]

Pedley: Doping Out Week 2 Of NHRA Season
Tuesday, 21 Feb, 2012 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Pedley: Doping Out Week 2 Of NHRA Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Looking back the weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway , the view from here indicates that:
– Matt Hagan maybe suffering a bit of post-championship hangover.
Hagan, who won the 2011 Funny Car championship for Don Schumacher Racing, lost in the first round of eliminations and finished 12th in the season-opening [...]

Hight, Brown, Line Capture Arizona Nationals
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2012 – 20:08 | Comments Off
Hight, Brown, Line Capture Arizona Nationals

Robert Hight gave John Force Racing its second-straight Funny Car victory of the 2012 NHRA season while Jason Line did the same thing for KB Summit Racing in Pro Stock Sunday at the Arizona Nationals on Sunday.
Antron Brown also kept Don Schumacher Racing perfect as he won the Top Fuel portion of the event at [...]