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Forces Will Work Against Each Other Today In Arizona
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2012 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Forces Will Work Against Each Other Today In Arizona

A couple of weeks ago, NHRA team-owner John Force, a man synonymous with racing Funny Cars, talked about his thought process pertaining to the decision to begin working on dragster.
A big reason for his interest, he said, was that he already had four Funny Cars on the track every weekend and that meant big odds [...]

Gray Powers To Funny Car Pole At Firebird
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2012 – 20:12 | Comments Off
Gray Powers To Funny Car Pole At Firebird

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Johnny Gray held on to the No. 1 spot in Funny Car Saturday as qualifying came to an end at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Shawn Langdon and Mike Edwards also were qualifying leaders in the Top Fuel and Pro Stock categories respectively at the second of 23 races in the 2012 NHRA [...]

Langdon Tops Top Fuel Qualifying At Firebird
Friday, 17 Feb, 2012 – 22:02 | Comments Off
Langdon Tops Top Fuel Qualifying At Firebird

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Shawn Langdon raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Friday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Johnny Gray and Jason Line also took the provisional top spots in the Funny Car and Pro Stock classes in the second of 23 races in the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing [...]

Fired-Up Force Is Doing The Fine Wine Thing
Friday, 17 Feb, 2012 – 18:24 | Comments Off
Fired-Up Force Is Doing The Fine Wine Thing

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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CHANDLER, Ariz. – Father Time has a new name. It’s John Force.
Force, 62, loudly silenced a miserable stretch of eight first-round losses by pouring his infamous Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Funny Car into Victory Lane last week in the season-opening NHRA Full Throttle Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
Don’t put it [...]

Lucas Oil Adds Pro Stocker Brogdon
Wednesday, 15 Feb, 2012 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Lucas Oil Adds Pro Stocker Brogdon

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Lucas Oil’s NHRA organization has added Pro Stock driver Rodger Brogdon and his MAVTV/Lucas Oil/Charter Communications Pontiac GXP.
“It’s very exciting for us to be joining with Forrest, Charlotte and Morgan Lucas,” Brogdon said. “They are such a great family and the support and love they’ve shown for drag racing is tremendous. It’s an honor.”
Partnering with [...]

Pedley: Doping Out Week 1 Of The NHRA Season
Tuesday, 14 Feb, 2012 – 12:36 | One Comment
Pedley: Doping Out Week 1 Of The NHRA Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Looking back at last weekend’s season-opening NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, the view from here indicates that:
– Spencer Massey has the makings of being an all-timer.
Pass after pass, qualifying and eliminations, Massey impressed in Top Fuel. His most impressive moment was the run when the front wheels lifted, [...]

Force Starts 2012 With A Victory At Winternationals
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 20:51 | Comments Off
Force Starts 2012 With A Victory At Winternationals

John Force, who won just one NHRA Funny Car event in 2011, started the 2012 season with a victory in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. on Sunday.
Also collecting class victories at Pomona were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.
To get his victory, Force beat teammate/employee Mike Neff [...]

Pressure Eases As Al-Anabi Cars Make Field
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 9:42 | Comments Off
Pressure Eases As Al-Anabi Cars Make Field

A lot of eyes have been on the Al-Anabi RacingvTop Fuel cars this weekend at the NHRA season-opening Winternationals, and for a lot of reasons.
What those eyes saw on Saturday was just one round of qualifying (the second was cancelled by rain) but enough speed to qualify for Sunday’s eliminations on the part of both [...]

Coughlin Ends Hiatus, Climbs Back Into Pro Stock
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 8:55 | Comments Off
Coughlin Ends Hiatus, Climbs Back Into Pro Stock

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His self-imposed exile over, four-time world champion Jeg Coughlin is eager to re-introduce himself to the current players in NHRA’s Pro Stock wars.
“I got to sit on the sidelines and watch the action for the season,” said Coughlin, who chose not to compete in the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series [...]

Field Is Set For Winternational Eliminations
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2012 – 20:54 | Comments Off
Field Is Set For Winternational Eliminations

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Rain shortened the final day of qualifying for the NHRA’s season-opening O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals Saturday, but it did not wash it out all together.
All three classes got in one of the scheduled two rounds of qualifying at the Pomona, Calif. strip.
Morgan Lucas raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel while Robert [...]