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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Schumacher Fastest At Atlanta
Friday, 4 May, 2012 – 20:41 | Comments Off
Schumacher Fastest At Atlanta

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Tony Schumacher raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Schumacher, who earned his last victory 29 races ago [...]

Bernstein, Childress, Force: International Heroes
Friday, 4 May, 2012 – 7:50 | 3 Comments
Bernstein, Childress, Force: International Heroes

NHRA legends Kenny Bernstein and John Force and NASCAR team-owner Richard Childress were dressed to impress for their inductions into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Thursday evening at the Speed Channel Dome adjacent to Talladega Superspeedway.
And for Childress, the black-tie ceremony was a lifetime removed from his first wide-eyed tour of the
sprawling Alabama facility.
“In [...]

Lucas And Neff Lead NHRA Baytown Victory Parade
Sunday, 29 Apr, 2012 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Lucas And Neff Lead NHRA Baytown Victory Parade

Neff powered his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang past Ron Capps’ NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T in the final round of eliminations. Neff’s 4.239 second pass at 301.67 mph was too much for Capps, who hazed the tires in the Texas heat and clocked a 4.476 second pass at 211.79 mph.
“This whole race was one [...]

Lucas Notches Another Top Fuel Top Spot
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 17:57 | Comments Off
Lucas Notches Another Top Fuel Top Spot

Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. [...]

Pedregon Cruises To Provisional NHRA Pole In Baytown
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Pedregon Cruises To Provisional NHRA Pole In Baytown

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Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Royal Purple Raceway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Full [...]

Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos
Thursday, 26 Apr, 2012 – 10:43 | One Comment
Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of random useless thoughts and opinions on racing:
Can’t remember a time when asphalt was making a big buzz the way it has been this year. No kidding, pave jobs are making headlines.
And, stirring debate: My aggregate is better than yours. Oh yeah, well my substrata is less prone [...]