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Hagan Fastest At zMAX
Friday, 22 Apr, 2016 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Hagan Fastest At zMAX
Hagan Fastest At zMAX

Two-time Funny Car world champ Matt Hagan reset both ends of the zMAX Dragway track record in racing to the qualifying lead Friday in a rain-shortened day of action at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods.
NHRA teams were only able to get in one of the two scheduled qualifying sessions before persistent rain […]

Pritchett Facing Hard Work On, Off The Track
Friday, 22 Apr, 2016 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Pritchett Facing Hard Work On, Off The Track
Pritchett Facing Hard Work On, Off The Track

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Leah Pritchett’s enthusiasm provides no indication to the dire situation the Top Fuel competitor faces as she attempts to continue her bid for a NHRA championship.
Initially without a ride for this weekend’s NHRA Four Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods at zMAX Dragway, Pritchett had a deal […]

Johnson Brings Gospel Of Horsepower To JFR
Thursday, 21 Apr, 2016 – 15:43 | Comments Off on Johnson Brings Gospel Of Horsepower To JFR
Johnson Brings Gospel Of Horsepower To JFR

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This is how it typically turns out for Alan Johnson in his role as NHRA Top Fuel tuning guru: Johnson lays hands upon the blower of a nitromethane-burning Top Fuel dragster engine and says, “Thou shalt cover the 1,000-foot distance in 3.772-seconds at, say, 318.77 mph.  Got it? Amen.”
Worked for […]

Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
Wednesday, 20 Apr, 2016 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides

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Thanks to an 11th-hour rescue job, Leah Pritchett’s pursuit of the 2016 NHRA Top Fuel championship will continue.
Pritchett, who earned her first-ever NHRA national event win a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix, will race at this weekend’s Four Wide Nationals in the Nitro Ninja dragster owned by the Lagana family.
Making the rescue necessary was […]

Vandergriff Decision Will Thin Top Fuel Fields
Friday, 15 Apr, 2016 – 7:56 | One Comment
Vandergriff Decision Will Thin Top Fuel Fields

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brittany Force’s budding Top Fuel rivalry against Leah Pritchett temporarily has been shelved, the most prominent circumstance emanating from Bob Vandergriff Jr.’s decision to shutter his two-car team.
But of greater ongoing concern for Peter Clifford, NHRA president, will be the ability of the sanctioning body to consistently field full, 16-car […]

Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop
Wednesday, 13 Apr, 2016 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop
Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Bob Vandergriff Jr. shut down his NHRA Top Fuel team Tuesday, his unexpected retirement leaving recent first-time national event winner Leah Pritchett and Dave Connolly free agents after four of 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
According to a report on NHRA.com, the entire BVR organization has been shut down […]

DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner
Friday, 8 Apr, 2016 – 10:00 | Comments Off on DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner
DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner

Week after week in 2015, Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria would head on down the road after heartbreaking showings in NHRA national events telling herself the same thing: “We’re better than this.”
Turns out, she was right.
Last weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, DeJoria and her Alexis DeJoria Racing/Kallita Motorsports team got their […]

Champion Brown Nabs First Top Fuel Win Of 2016
Monday, 4 Apr, 2016 – 7:09 | Comments Off on Champion Brown Nabs First Top Fuel Win Of 2016
Champion Brown Nabs First Top Fuel Win Of 2016

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Defending Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown raced to his first victory of the season Sunday in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Brown drove his Matco Tools Don Schumacher Racing dragster to a 3.843 second pass at 314.60 mph to defeat first-time finalist Troy Buff, who drove […]

Anderson Meets The Horsepower Challenge
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2016 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Anderson Meets The Horsepower Challenge
Anderson Meets The Horsepower Challenge

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Greg Anderson raced to victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge in an uncontested final round when teammate Jason Line’s car broke on the starting line Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Anderson’s Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro lost traction at the start, but he was able to cruise down the track to claim […]

Beckman’s Qualifying Rampage Rolls On
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2016 – 7:42 | Comments Off on Beckman’s Qualifying Rampage Rolls On
Beckman’s Qualifying Rampage Rolls On

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Jack Beckman and crew chief Jimmy Prock are on the cusp of earning their third pole position in four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing events after Friday’s opening two rounds of time trials for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
“Fast Jack” and his Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T set a record elapsed time of 3.916-seconds […]