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‘The Mongoose’ Provided Quiet In A Noisy Sport
Friday, 15 Jun, 2018 – 7:15 | Comments Off on ‘The Mongoose’ Provided Quiet In A Noisy Sport
‘The Mongoose’ Provided Quiet In A Noisy Sport

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The passing of drag racing legend Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen on Sunday reminded me of an interview I conducted with him at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, years after his barnstorming match-racing days against Don “The Snake” Prudhomme had taken their well-deserved place in NHRA history.
McEwen, […]

‘The Mongoose’ Helped Steer Drag Racing Into Mainstream
Thursday, 14 Jun, 2018 – 11:19 | Comments Off on ‘The Mongoose’ Helped Steer Drag Racing Into Mainstream
‘The Mongoose’ Helped Steer Drag Racing Into Mainstream

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Legendary drag racer Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, whose rivalry with Don “The Snake” Prudhomme carried NHRA Championship Drag Racing into mainstream America via a series of toy cars, is being remembered this week as the sport’s first marketing visionary.
McEwen died Sunday, June 10, at the age of 81.
“Drag racing never […]

Courtney Is The Most Forceful In Virginia
Monday, 11 Jun, 2018 – 7:09 | Comments Off on Courtney Is The Most Forceful In Virginia
Courtney Is The Most Forceful In Virginia

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Courtney Force ran the table by every metric, and prevailed in a very memorable all-family final against father John Force, to capture the Funny Car championship of the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park.
The No. 1 qualifier, Courtney ran low E.T., top speed and won the race […]

‘The Sarge’ Is P1 In Virginia
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2018 – 7:16 | Comments Off on ‘The Sarge’ Is P1 In Virginia
‘The Sarge’ Is P1 In Virginia

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Tony Schumacher parlayed his strong Friday qualifying pass to secure the Top Fuel pole Saturday at the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals in front of a sellout crowd at Virginia Motorsports Park.
Courtney Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories […]

Courtney Force On Top In Virginia
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2018 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Courtney Force On Top In Virginia
Courtney Force On Top In Virginia

 
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Courtney Force’s big season rolled on Friday as she captured the provisional Funny Car pole at the Inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also preliminary No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 10th of 24 events […]

Coughlin Powers His Way Back To Victory Lane
Monday, 4 Jun, 2018 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Coughlin Powers His Way Back To Victory Lane
Coughlin Powers His Way Back To Victory Lane

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. snapped a four-year Pro Stock winless streak Sunday with a win over Greg Anderson in an all-world champion final of the 21st annual JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
A five-time world champion, Coughlin posted his 59th career victory and first since 2014 by covering the […]

DSR Chargers Top Time Trials At Route 66
Sunday, 3 Jun, 2018 – 8:09 | Comments Off on DSR Chargers Top Time Trials At Route 66
DSR Chargers Top Time Trials At Route 66

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A trio of world champions from Don Schumacher Racing dominated Funny Car qualifying as time trials concluded Saturday for the 21st annual JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
Matt Hagan secured pole position at Route 66 Raceway, with Ron Capps and Jack Beckman holding serve in the respective second and third positions from Friday’s […]

Torrence Fastest In Joliet
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2018 – 10:35 | Comments Off on Torrence Fastest In Joliet
Torrence Fastest In Joliet

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Steve Torrence rode a record-setting pass to earn the provisional Top Fuel pole after Friday’s opening day of time trials for the 21st annual JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.
The defending event winner, Torrence set both ends of the track record in Joliet, Ill., with a blistering 1,000-foot run of 3.677-seconds at […]

Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car
Monday, 21 May, 2018 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car
Courtney Force Wins Second Straight In Funny Car

Point-leader Courtney Force secured her first career back-to-back Funny Car victories Monday afternoon during the rain-delayed finals of the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kan.
The event at Heartland Motorsports Park was delayed after weather forced postponement Sunday evening following only two rounds of eliminations for Top Fuel and Funny Car, and one round for […]

NHRA In Topeka Postponed
Monday, 21 May, 2018 – 7:02 | Comments Off on NHRA In Topeka Postponed
NHRA In Topeka Postponed

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An eight-hour rain delay and cooling weather later in the day forced the conclusion of the NHRA Heartland Nationals to be pushed to Monday.

Sportsman racing begins at 8 a.m. followed by the Pros at 10 a.m. Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence is among those still in the hunt.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny […]