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Capps’ Record Highlight Of First Qualifying Day In New England
Saturday, 4 Jun, 2016 – 11:44 | Comments Off on Capps’ Record Highlight Of First Qualifying Day In New England
Capps’ Record Highlight Of First Qualifying Day In New England

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Ron Capps set a track record en route to the provisional Funny Car qualifying lead Friday during the opening day of time trials for the fourth annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the ninth event […]

Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Sunday, 22 May, 2016 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Kalitta Makes It Three In Row

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Doug Kalitta hit a triple on Sunday.
Kalitta defeated Antron Brown in a peddle-fest to win the Top Fuel final at today’s NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka and it gave the Kalitta Motorsports driver a third straight victory.
The victory also padded Kalitta’s points lead in Top Fuel.
Also earning victories Sunday were Matt Hagan in […]

Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying
Sunday, 22 May, 2016 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying
Brittany Force Hangs Onto P1 In Topeka Qualifying

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Unseasonably cool temperatures and ideal track conditions at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday proved to be unbeatable as qualifying times from that night’s qualifying session held up through Saturday’s final two rounds of qualifying.
As a result, Brittany Force claimed the Top Fuel pole for Sunday’s NHRA Kansas Nationals, Matt Hagan won the Funny Car pole and Jason Line […]

New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
Saturday, 21 May, 2016 – 8:33 | Comments Off on New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – The folks at John Force Racing will head back to the drawing board – literally – in the wake of Friday’s disappointing debut of its freshly minted Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car at Heartland Park.
It shook and scraped the wall during its second qualifying run at the […]

Records Fall In Cool Topeka
Saturday, 21 May, 2016 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Records Fall In Cool Topeka
Records Fall In Cool Topeka

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Teams and drivers took advantage of summer’s late arrival to the Topeka area on Friday night by dealing major blows to the NHRA record book at Heartland Park.
Matt Hagan and Brittany Force used the cool weather and a fast race track to produce national record performances in the first two rounds of qualifying at the […]

Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet
Friday, 20 May, 2016 – 18:42 | One Comment
Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet

By Jim Pedley | Manging Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – Driver Doug Kalitta is the No. 1, El Supremo, Big Kahuna hottest nitro driver in the NHRA. He’s won two straight NHRA national events. He is the Top Fuel points leader and that lead is a solid 64 points over former champion Antron Brown.
What possibly could make […]

Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Thursday, 19 May, 2016 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Caesar salad which John Force was stabbing at with his fork Wednesday during lunch at a Kansas City barbecue joint was having a hard time making it into the superstar Funny Car driver’s mouth. His jaws were simply not up to the needed multi-tasking. Force […]

Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta
Monday, 16 May, 2016 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta
Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta

Doug Kalitta raced to his second consecutive Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday as he won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Barely.
Kalitta powered his Mac Tools dragster to a 3.801-second pass at 323.19 mph to defeat Kalitta Motorsports teammate J.R. Todd’s 3.780 at 320.66 in his SealMaster dragster on […]

Beckman Has Pole, Wants A Wally At Atlanta
Sunday, 15 May, 2016 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Beckman Has Pole, Wants A Wally At Atlanta
Beckman Has Pole, Wants A Wally At Atlanta

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jack Beckman and his Don Schumacher Racing Funny Car team have made qualifying look relatively ho-hum during the early portion of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Advancing to a Sunday final-round, however, remains a major hurdle for the 2012 world champion.
Beckman and the Infinite Hero Dodge […]

Sampey Rides To Provisional Pole In Atlanta
Saturday, 14 May, 2016 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Sampey Rides To Provisional Pole In Atlanta
Sampey Rides To Provisional Pole In Atlanta

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The new concrete launchpad at Atlanta Dragway officially received Angelle Sampey’s stamp of approval burnout Friday evening.
A three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, Sampey rode her Precision Service Equipment/Star Racing Buell to the provisional No. 1 spot during qualifying for the 36th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Doug […]