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Pro Stock Clinched At Pomona, But Not Much Else
Thursday, 10 Nov, 2011 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Pro Stock Clinched At Pomona, But Not Much Else

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jason Line’s victory party after clinching his second NHRA Pro Stock world championship lasted about as long as it took to clear security at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas for his return flight to Charlotte, N.C.
“Well, we took the redeye home,” said Line, who secured his second title via [...]

Worsham Wins; Line Clinches in Las Vegas
Sunday, 30 Oct, 2011 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Worsham Wins; Line Clinches in Las Vegas

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Jason Line clinched his second NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock world championship Sunday at the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Del Worsham, Ron Capps, Mike Edwards and Eddie Krawiec raced to wins in their respective categories at the penultimate race of the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing [...]

Worsham Rolls To P1 In Las Vegas
Saturday, 29 Oct, 2011 – 20:46 | Comments Off
Worsham Rolls To P1 In Las Vegas

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Del Worsham raced to the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ron Capps, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana Jr. were also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the penultimate race of the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season.
Worsham [...]

Hight Leads Off With Big Run In Vegas
Saturday, 29 Oct, 2011 – 6:45 | Comments Off
Hight Leads Off With Big Run In Vegas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Major League Baseball fan Robert Hight admittedly is still swinging for the fences in pursuit of a second NHRA Funny Car world championship.
Inspired by the grit displayed by the newly crowned World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, Hight sped to the provisional pole after two of four rounds of qualifications Friday [...]

Arana, Nobile Fighting For Wins And Awards
Friday, 28 Oct, 2011 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Arana, Nobile Fighting For Wins And Awards

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Having separated themselves from their Class of 2011 peers, Hector Arana Jr. and Vincent Nobile are poised to settle the Automobile Club Road to the Future Award as NHRA’s top rookie.
And they’ll have to do so quickly. Two races remain in the six-event Countdown to the Championship playoffs, beginning with [...]

Beckman Moves To The Top At Firebird
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 20:55 | Comments Off
Beckman Moves To The Top At Firebird

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Jack Beckman raced to his third Firebird International Raceway win and took over the Funny Car points lead as racing came to a close Sunday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Larry Dixon, Vincent Nobile and Hector Arana Jr. were also winners in their respective categories at the fourth of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle [...]

Firebird DNQs Throw Curve At Coundown
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Firebird DNQs Throw Curve At Coundown

An inability to solve two days of extreme track conditions in the desert left NHRA Top Fuel points-leader Spencer Massey and veteran Funny Car driver Ron Capps stunned after both failed to make their respective 16-car fields at the close of qualifying Saturday for the 27th
annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Massey’s DNQ  – [...]

Massey Out At Arizona Nationals
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2011 – 20:37 | Comments Off
Massey Out At Arizona Nationals

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Top Fuel points leader Spencer Massey failed to make the field Saturday as qualifying came to an end at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Larry Dixon, Cruz Pedregon, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana Jr. raced to the No. 1 qualifying positions in their respective categories at the 20th of 22 events in the [...]

Dixon Starts Hot In Arizona
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 21:37 | Comments Off
Dixon Starts Hot In Arizona

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Larry Dixon won the provisional pole in Top Fuel in Friday’s first rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird Raceway near Phoenix.
Also winning provisional poles Friday were Cruz Pedregon in Funny Car, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcyles.
Pedregon took the provisional top spot in the field [...]

NHRA’s Hagan Hoping For A Happier Ending
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2011 – 11:15 | Comments Off
NHRA’s Hagan Hoping For A Happier Ending

Matt Hagan didn’t really need to be interviewed in the moments after he lost the 2010 Funny Car championship to John Force at the season-ending race in Pomona. The nauseated look on Hagan’s face told the whole story.
There’s a new look on Hagan’s face these days, however. It’s the look of a driver who is [...]