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Vandergriff Jr. Makes Two Winning Passes
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Vandergriff Jr. Makes Two Winning Passes

ENNIS, Texas – Bob Vandergriff Jr. says his natural athleticism kicks-in every time he rolls to the starting line in his Top Fuel dragster.
But after an impromptu victory sprint up the all-concrete Texas Motorplex Sunday afternoon, Vandergriff admitted he really needs to start hitting the treadmill.
“It’s a long way back to the starting line with [...]

Pedregon Races Up In The Funny Car Standings In Texas
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Pedregon Races Up In The Funny Car Standings In Texas

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Cruz Pedregon raced to his first win of the season and moved into the third spot in the Funny Car point standings as racing came to an end Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex.
Bob Vandergriff, Jason Line and Michael Phillips were also winners in their respective categories at the second [...]

Bernstein, Force, Childress Elected To IMHOF
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 14:12 | Comments Off
Bernstein, Force, Childress Elected To IMHOF

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The International Motorsports Hall of Fame announced Sunday that NHRA greats Kenny Bernstein and John Force will be inducted into the Hall along with NASCAR’s Richard Childress.
“Congratulations to the Class of 2012. Kenny and John have shown a competitive fire in their sport that earned them this International honor,” said IMHOF Executive Director Grant [...]

Early NHRA Rounds In Texas Are Upset-O-Rama
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 13:51 | Comments Off
Early NHRA Rounds In Texas Are Upset-O-Rama

(Editor’s note: This story will be updated after conclusion of racing this afternoon.)
ENNIS, Texas – Matt Hagan knocked off Funny Car points-leader Mike Neff in the opening round of eliminations of the 26th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Sunday morning at Texas Motorplex, where all three John Force Racing entries were unceremoniously trailered.
The upsets [...]

Cruz Pedregon Is Giant Killing In Texas
Saturday, 24 Sep, 2011 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Is Giant Killing In Texas

ENNIS, Texas _ Cruz Pedregon realizes all the numbers, team-wise, are against him every time he straps into his nitro Funny Car.
The four-car juggernaut fielded by Don Schumacher Racing and John Force Racing’s three-car armada present a formidable road-block on many fronts for a single-car team like Pedregon’s. “The Cruzer” figures that’s unfair enough – [...]

Massey Still ‘Feeling The Power’ At Texas Strip
Saturday, 24 Sep, 2011 – 9:47 | Comments Off
Massey Still ‘Feeling The Power’ At Texas Strip

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – After a lifetime of weekends spent at the Texas Motorplex, there is no separating Spencer Massey – 2011 NHRA Top Fuel championship contender – from the wide-eyed little boy who first “smelled the nitro” here at age 4.
“I’ve always loved living and breathing drag racing and I [...]

Worsham Starts Fast In Texas
Friday, 23 Sep, 2011 – 20:33 | Comments Off
Worsham Starts Fast In Texas

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Del Worsham of Al-Anabi Racing raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their divisions at the second of six races in the Full Throttle [...]

Memo: Mileage Races Won’t Fuel Chase Excitement
Thursday, 22 Sep, 2011 – 10:41 | 5 Comments
Memo: Mileage Races Won’t Fuel Chase Excitement

In today’s Morning Memo we find that:
The fuel-mileage element to NASCAR races is out of control.
Yes, the race to get to the checkered flag before the cars start stuttering and gasping and slowing can add an element of drama to race-track proceedings. Theatrical-like drama.
But lost in that drama are such things as, well, auto [...]

Record Book Takes A Beating At zMAX Dragway
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2011 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Record Book Takes A Beating At zMAX Dragway

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – A record-breaking weekend at zMAX Dragway quickly transformed the self-described Bellagio of drag strips into the NHRA’s fastest facility as the NHRA began its six-race Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship with numerous upsets and a change in two of the top four categories point standings Sunday.
Three [...]

Field Set For NHRA Eliminations
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Field Set For NHRA Eliminations

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Tony Schumacher, Matt Hagan, Jason Line and Eddie Krawiec emerged as the top qualifiers in their respective categories Saturday as six track records were established during two days of qualifying for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The second NHRA event this season at zMAX [...]