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Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
Saturday, 21 Apr, 2018 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown

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Pro Stock ace Greg Anderson became an instant fan of Royal Purple Raceway’s recently repaved surface Friday, when he re-set both ends of the track’s records during the opening day of time trials for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Anderson, of Ken Black Racing, covered the traditional quarter-mile in 6.492-seconds at 213.00 mph during his first-round […]

‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2018 – 7:01 | Comments Off on ‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja
‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja

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Drag racing legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme is recognized for his performances behind the wheel of a nitro-burning Funny Car. But the four-time NHRA world champion also has a long-ago history with desert racing on the Baja Peninsula.
In 1968, Prudhomme entered the Mexican 1000 Baja event in a Porsche-powered buggy built by racing innovator Tony […]

Torrence Gets Vegas Four-Wide Win
Monday, 9 Apr, 2018 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Torrence Gets Vegas Four-Wide Win
Torrence Gets Vegas Four-Wide Win

Steve Torrence added another bullet-point to his racing resume Sunday with a victory in the 19th annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Torrence wheeled his dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in 3.771-seconds at 326.63 mph for the 18th victory of his career and second of the season.  The Kilgore, Texas, […]

SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2018 – 16:18 | Comments Off on SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success
SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success

FORT WORTH, Texas – Top executives of Speedway Motorsports Inc. are attending today’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway while keeping track of what’s happening at a sister property in Las Vegas.
TMS founder O. Bruton Smith, executive chairman of SMI, has accompanied son Marcus Smith, SMI president/CEO, to Cowtown for today’s Monster Energy […]

Anderson Wins HP Challenge In Vegas
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2018 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Anderson Wins HP Challenge In Vegas
Anderson Wins HP Challenge In Vegas

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Greg Anderson raced to victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Saturday afternoon at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Anderson’s 6.731-second pass at 205.47 mph in his KB Racing Chevrolet Camaro bested the defending world champion Bo Butner who red-lit in the final round of the specialty race to […]

Hight On Top In Vegas
Saturday, 7 Apr, 2018 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Hight On Top In Vegas
Hight On Top In Vegas

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Robert Hight drove to the provisional pole in Funny Car qualifying during Friday’s NHRA action at the Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also emerged as provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the fourth of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello […]

Four-Wide Spreads To Vegas; Hope It’s Not Catching
Friday, 6 Apr, 2018 – 8:12 | One Comment
Four-Wide Spreads To Vegas; Hope It’s Not Catching

The first time that four nitro dragsters simultaneously dumped their clutches and set free 10,000 horses each as they left the line in North Carolina eight seasons ago, it was, literally, breathtaking: It squeezed the wind out of human lungs.
The ears, eyes and adrenal glands also took a beating. The site, sound, speed and historical […]

Burkart Back; Looking To Shake Things Up In Vegas
Thursday, 5 Apr, 2018 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Burkart Back; Looking To Shake Things Up In Vegas
Burkart Back; Looking To Shake Things Up In Vegas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Veteran Funny Car driver Phil Burkart Jr. will reunite with team-owner Robert Schwab during this weekend’s inaugural version of the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas.
A second-generation drag racer from Yorkville, N.Y., Burkart qualified for three national events in 2017 _ Pomona 1, Phoenix and Las Vegas […]

HBO To Profile The Forces
Tuesday, 27 Mar, 2018 – 16:29 | 2 Comments
HBO To Profile The Forces

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Drag racing’s “first family” will be profiled on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Tuesday night.
John Force Racing spent four days with the award-winning HBO sports journalism series over the course of two weeks. Led by 16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion John Force, the organization will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning program today at […]

Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2018 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some short takes from a great weekend of racing – the non-NASCAR version:
– Consider this first entry is a brief. Or is it a boxer?
Lucas di Grassi placed second in Saturday’s Formula E race but failed post-race inspection. Not for his driving or his car, but for his underwear.
“After checking […]