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Arana, Nobile Fighting For Wins And Awards
Friday, 28 Oct, 2011 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Arana, Nobile Fighting For Wins And Awards

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Having separated themselves from their Class of 2011 peers, Hector Arana Jr. and Vincent Nobile are poised to settle the Automobile Club Road to the Future Award as NHRA’s top rookie.
And they’ll have to do so quickly. Two races remain in the six-event Countdown to the Championship playoffs, beginning with [...]

Beckman Moves To The Top At Firebird
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 20:55 | Comments Off
Beckman Moves To The Top At Firebird

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Jack Beckman raced to his third Firebird International Raceway win and took over the Funny Car points lead as racing came to a close Sunday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Larry Dixon, Vincent Nobile and Hector Arana Jr. were also winners in their respective categories at the fourth of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle [...]

Firebird DNQs Throw Curve At Coundown
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Firebird DNQs Throw Curve At Coundown

An inability to solve two days of extreme track conditions in the desert left NHRA Top Fuel points-leader Spencer Massey and veteran Funny Car driver Ron Capps stunned after both failed to make their respective 16-car fields at the close of qualifying Saturday for the 27th
annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Massey’s DNQ  – [...]

Massey Out At Arizona Nationals
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2011 – 20:37 | Comments Off
Massey Out At Arizona Nationals

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Top Fuel points leader Spencer Massey failed to make the field Saturday as qualifying came to an end at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Larry Dixon, Cruz Pedregon, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana Jr. raced to the No. 1 qualifying positions in their respective categories at the 20th of 22 events in the [...]

Dixon Starts Hot In Arizona
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 21:37 | Comments Off
Dixon Starts Hot In Arizona

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Larry Dixon won the provisional pole in Top Fuel in Friday’s first rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird Raceway near Phoenix.
Also winning provisional poles Friday were Cruz Pedregon in Funny Car, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcyles.
Pedregon took the provisional top spot in the field [...]

NHRA’s Hagan Hoping For A Happier Ending
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2011 – 11:15 | Comments Off
NHRA’s Hagan Hoping For A Happier Ending

Matt Hagan didn’t really need to be interviewed in the moments after he lost the 2010 Funny Car championship to John Force at the season-ending race in Pomona. The nauseated look on Hagan’s face told the whole story.
There’s a new look on Hagan’s face these days, however. It’s the look of a driver who is [...]

Maple Grove Crowns Rain-Delayed Winners
Monday, 3 Oct, 2011 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Maple Grove Crowns Rain-Delayed Winners

Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) collected victories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ rain-delayed final round of the Auto Plus® NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Monday.
Coverage of the rain-delayed eliminations will air tonight, Monday Oct. 3, on [...]

Rain Halts NHRA Eliminations At Maple Grove
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 17:17 | One Comment
Rain Halts NHRA Eliminations At Maple Grove

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Sunday eliminations of the Auto Plus® NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway have been postponed due to weather in the Reading area. Rain and a forecast for more severe weather Sunday forced NHRA officials to postpone the completion of event.
Eliminations for the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will continue Monday, Oct. 3 beginning with Pro [...]

Brown Wins Pole In Potentially Record Fashion
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 17:39 | Comments Off
Brown Wins Pole In Potentially Record Fashion

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It appeared that Larry Dixon had a potential new Top Fuel elapsed-time record with a 3.769-second pass in Saturday’s second qualifying session only to see fellow Toyota driver Antron Brown Pedregon eclipse the mark by .003 seconds later in the session with what currently stands as a new record at 3.766-second to win the pole [...]

DSR Drivers Lead NHRA Qualifying At Maple Grove
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 19:45 | Comments Off
DSR Drivers Lead NHRA Qualifying At Maple Grove

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Matt Hagan powered his DieHard Dodge Charger to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the Auto-Plus® NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also qualifying leaders at the third of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle [...]