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Torrence Heads To Countdown At Full Speed
Friday, 14 Sep, 2018 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Torrence Heads To Countdown At Full Speed
Torrence Heads To Countdown At Full Speed

His once-imposing lead whittled to 20 points after NHRA’s playoff adjustment of the driver standings, Top Fuel contender Steve Torrence is determined to transform his regular-season dominance into the postseason success that eluded him one year ago.
Torrence will open NHRA’s six-race Countdown to the Championship looking to end a career-long victory drought at Maple Grove […]

Todd Repeats At U.S. Nationals
Tuesday, 4 Sep, 2018 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Todd Repeats At U.S. Nationals
Todd Repeats At U.S. Nationals

Indiana native J.R. Todd doubled-down on a dream Monday afternoon, powering to a repeat Funny Car victory in NHRA’s 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, “The World’s Biggest Drag Race.” 
The No. 1 qualifier beginning on Friday night, Todd covered the 1,000-foot distance at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in 4.062-seconds at 311.70 mph en route […]

Todd Climbs To Pole At U.S. Nationals
Monday, 3 Sep, 2018 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Todd Climbs To Pole At U.S. Nationals
Todd Climbs To Pole At U.S. Nationals

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Defending Funny Car event champion J.R. Todd secured an historic NHRA pole position Sunday evening as time trials concluded for the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. 
Todd powered his Toyota Camry to a 1,000-foot pass in 3.910-seconds at 325.45 mph on Friday evening, a lap that held through four subsequent sessions […]

Salinas Clings To Pole At U.S. Nationals
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2018 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Salinas Clings To Pole At U.S. Nationals
Salinas Clings To Pole At U.S. Nationals

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NHRA privateer Mike Salinas remained in the provisional Top Fuel qualifying lead Saturday after Day 2 of time trials for the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also retained their provisional poles from Friday night’s lone […]

Tasca Honors Glidden At U.S. Nationals
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2018 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Tasca Honors Glidden At U.S. Nationals
Tasca Honors Glidden At U.S. Nationals

Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III is paying tribute to drag racing legend Bob Glidden this weekend with a throwback paint scheme honoring Glidden’s 1987 Pro Stock championship-winning Ford Thunderbird during the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg, Ind.
“He was an incredible racer, no doubt, but the qualities of his life that he […]

NHRA Countdown Clock Is Down To 1
Friday, 31 Aug, 2018 – 16:21 | Comments Off on NHRA Countdown Clock Is Down To 1
NHRA Countdown Clock Is Down To 1

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Nine points separate Top Fuel contenders Scott Palmer, Mike Salinas and Richie Crampton for what could be the final two spots in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
With final regular-season spots to be determined during this weekend’s prestigious 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis, every […]

Elder Torrence Rules At Brainerd
Monday, 20 Aug, 2018 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Elder Torrence Rules At Brainerd
Elder Torrence Rules At Brainerd

Billy Torrence defied the odds, avenged his son and wrote an improbable ending to Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals by scoring his first career Top Fuel victory at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
The 60-year-old Texan and founder of Capco Contractors, Inc., applied an exclamation point to his pole-winning weekend with a final-round victory […]

Torrences Are Tops In Brainerd
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2018 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Torrences Are Tops In Brainerd
Torrences Are Tops In Brainerd

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Billy Torrence made the most of a weekend off from the family-owned pipeline business Saturday, leading Team Capco to a Top Fuel qualifying sweep for the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
On the last of his four qualifying runs, the 60-year-old Torrence drove through the 1,000-foot course in 3.784-seconds […]

Brown On Early Top Fuel Pole In Brainerd
Saturday, 18 Aug, 2018 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Brown On Early Top Fuel Pole In Brainerd
Brown On Early Top Fuel Pole In Brainerd

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Antron Brown continued his late-season resurgence Friday, emerging as provisional pole-winner in Top Fuel after the first two of four rounds of time trials at the 37th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
Brown won the most recent national event at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., where NHRA’s summertime three-race Western Swing concluded. […]

Brown Wins Northwest Nats To Secure Career Victory No. 50
Monday, 6 Aug, 2018 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Brown Wins Northwest Nats To Secure Career Victory No. 50
Brown Wins Northwest Nats To Secure Career Victory No. 50

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown recorded a career milestone Sunday with a victory over Don Schumacher Racing teammate Leah Pritchett in the finals of the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Brown _ who scored his third consecutive victory at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash. _ became only […]