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Minter: ‘Twister’ Driver Found Peace At The End
Friday, 2 Dec, 2011 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Minter: ‘Twister’ Driver Found Peace At The End

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The phone call on Wednesday from Rocky Platt brought sad news. His father Huston Platt, the pioneering drag racer, had died at his Buford, Ga., home. He was 79 years old.
I’d heard of Huston Platt for years, but never actually talked to him until a few years ago, when Rocky [...]

Worsham Becomes Crew Chief At Kalitta
Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2011 – 10:08 | Comments Off
Worsham Becomes Crew Chief At Kalitta

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Kalitta Motorsports announced that former Funny Car and Top Fuel dragster driver Del Worsham has joined the team as the crew chief for Alexis DeJoria and the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car team.
Having completed his career-long goal of winning an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series points championship this past season as the driver [...]

Lucas Hires Tuners
Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2011 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Lucas Hires Tuners

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Aaron Brooks and Rod Centorbi have taken over tuning duties on Morgan Lucas’ GEICO-sponsored  NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Brooks will head the operation. His most recent stint came at R2B2 Racing where he tuned the In-N-Out Funny Car driven by Melanie Troxel and the Rite Aid flopper of past world champion Frank Hawley.
Before working at R2B2, [...]

Black Friday Dawns Brightly For Race Fans
Friday, 25 Nov, 2011 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Black Friday Dawns Brightly For Race Fans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It’s Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when normally rational Americans whip out their credit cards and spend like a drunken sailor. Or, maybe the rush to the nearest mall has more to do with escaping assorted family members who conveniently have confused your home with Extended Stay America.
Anyone for [...]

Krawiec Delivers For Harley-Davidson in 2011
Friday, 25 Nov, 2011 – 8:53 | Comments Off
Krawiec Delivers For Harley-Davidson in 2011

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
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There is no debating the quarter-mile path to Eddie Krawiec’s second NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship was personally more satisfying than the first.
Unlike his 2008 title, Krawiec’s 2011 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series championship was stamped by the sense of accomplishment that only one-two-three-four national event victories can bring.
“Yes, it [...]

Force To Go For Title No. 16 With New Knee
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2011 – 16:58 | One Comment
Force To Go For Title No. 16 With New Knee

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Drag racing icon John Force answered any lingering questions about his level of commitment to winning a 16th NHRA Funny Car world championship by undergoing post-season surgery to repair a damaged right knee originally injured playing high school football.
Following the 2011 NHRA season and championship banquet, Force checked into Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic [...]

Top Fuel Champion Del Worsham Calls It Quits
Monday, 21 Nov, 2011 – 20:24 | Comments Off
Top Fuel Champion Del Worsham Calls It Quits

Recently crowned National Hot Rod Association world champion Del Worsham joked last week that he did not feel like a “full-fledged Top Fuel driver,” one day after clinching his title during the 2011 season-ender at Pomona, Calif.
“I’m a little wider and heavier than most Top Fuel drivers,” Worsham said, “but I have a great crew [...]

Kenny Bernstein Announces Retirement, Folds Team
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2011 – 13:40 | 2 Comments
Kenny Bernstein Announces Retirement, Folds Team

Six-time NHRA world champion Kenny Bernstein has closed the book on his career as a competitor and Top Fuel team-owner, leaving son Brandon as a free-agent heading into the 2012 season.
“My wife Sheryl and I have come to a place in our lives where we want to pursue other interests,” Bernstein said in a statement [...]

NHRA Honors Champs, Arana Jr.
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2011 – 9:55 | Comments Off
NHRA Honors Champs, Arana Jr.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr., newly crowned as the National Hot Rod Association’s Rookie of the Year, intends to show his peers “who’s boss” in the two-wheel class during 2012.
Arana Jr., son of the 2009 PSM world champion, received a $20,000 check as winner of the Automobile Club [...]

Worsham, Hagan, Krawiec Win NHRA Titles
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2011 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Worsham, Hagan, Krawiec Win NHRA Titles

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Del Worsham, in his first season as a Top Fuel driver for Al-Anabi Racing, won the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing championship on Sunday in Ponoma, Calif.
Also winning championships Sunday were Matt Hagan in Funny Car and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Jason Line had clinched the Pro Stock championship before arriving at the Automobile [...]