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Funny Car driver Robert Hight recorded his third No. 1 qualifying position in the first five events of 2012 Saturday at the Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C.
Friday leaders, Jason Line in Pro Stock and Steve Torrence in Top Fuel, retained their No. 1 qualifying positions through Saturday’s qualifying efforts.
Hight was outside the 16 car field [...]
Ron Capps overcame the disappointment of not qualifying for the last NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event in Las Vegas two weeks ago to race to the qualifying lead in the Funny Car category on the first day of qualifying for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway on Friday.
The other current No. 1 [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
After going three entire events without being able to collect an elinination-round victory, Bob Tasca III was very aware that something was askew on his NHRA Funny Car team. Not blow it up and start all over again askew. Just a little something missing kind of askew.
Tasca, a Mustang driver, [...]
The week-long racing drought is about to succumb to a deluge of high profile events. Fenders, no fenders, lots of turns, no turns. Almost everybody who races for a big paycheck is in action this coning weekend and that’s terrific.
Assuming our current understanding of physics is correct in that nobody can be in two places [...]
Rahn Tobler has been named crew chief for the Funny Car of Ron Capps, team owner Don Schumacher announced today.
Don Schumacher Racing also has hired veteran tuner Todd Smith as the new crew chief for the Valvoline NextGen Funny Car driven by Jack Beckman in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Smith’s first race [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Driver Vincent Nobile and his Mountain View Racing Pro Stock team was not just one of the best feel-good stories in the NHRA last season, they were one of the best in all of racing.
Over the weekend, the team and driver took major steps toward showing that their wonderful [...]
Spencer Massey, Robert Hight and Allen Johnson came away with victories in Sunday’s SummitRacing.com NHRA Las Vegas Nationals.
Massey’s Top Fuel victory was his second of the season as he also won the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Hight became a three-time winner on the season with his victory. The John Force Racing driver won the last [...]
Tim Richards is out as crew chief for the Don Schumacher Racing Funny Car of Ron Capps.
Team owner Don Schumacher expects to announce next week the new crew chief for the NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car driven by Capps after Richards resigned from the position on Saturday night.
The NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T failed [...]
Ron Capps and the Don Schumacher Racing braintrust ran out of “NAPA Know-How” Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the veteran Funny Car driver will spend today as a spectator for the 13th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.
A serious case of tire shake prevented Capps from qualifying for Sunday’s eliminations for the [...]
Morgan Lucas, Robert Hight and Jason Line secured the No. 1 seeds for Sunday’s NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at the Strip in Las Vegas finals on Saturday.
Hight, the defending winner of the event, raced to his second No. 1 of the season and 41st of his career with a performance of 4.132 seconds at 310.41 [...]