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Hight On Top At Four-Wides
Friday, 15 Apr, 2011 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Hight On Top At Four-Wides

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Funny Car points leader Robert Hight continued his torrid start to the 2011 season by earning the provisional No. 1 qualifying position at the VisitMyrtleBeach.com NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the fourth of 22 races in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Doug Kalitta [...]

Pedley: Is Four Too Many Or Just Right For NHRA?
Friday, 15 Apr, 2011 – 10:15 | One Comment
Pedley: Is Four Too Many Or Just Right For NHRA?

The open-air observation deck on the offices/suites/media building behind the staging area at the new zMAX Dragway was getting a pretty good load test two years ago. People were crowded along the railing and those behind were attempting to elbow their way forward.
Down below, another load test was taking place on the drag strip. Four [...]

Life Is No Longer Funny For Top Fueler Worsham
Wednesday, 13 Apr, 2011 – 10:01 | 2 Comments
Life Is No Longer Funny For Top Fueler Worsham

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Del Worsham’s journey to his current position as points leader in the NHRA’s Top Fuel standings begins like most journeys – at a time and in a place. In his case the time was late summer of 2008 and the place was Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
In was the weekend [...]

TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, [...]

TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show
Monday, 4 Apr, 2011 – 9:02 | Comments Off
TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show

Thank God it’s Monday:
The plan, Kevin Harvick says, is not to pick up bonus points for leading the most laps in Sprint Cup races. The plan, he said, is to pick up victories. Thanks to dad, it’s always been that way for him, he says.
The plan has worked to near perfection the [...]

Hight Keeps JFR Perfect
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2011 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Hight Keeps JFR Perfect

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Robert Hight of John Force Racing got his second NHRA Funny Car victory of the season Sunday when he won the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
The victory was third in three races for JFR as team-owner John Force won the Gatornationals last month.
“We’re just having a good time at John Force Racing,” [...]

Force Is High-Poler In Las Vegas
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2011 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Force Is High-Poler In Las Vegas

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John Force rolls on in Las Vegas
Force, the defending NHRA Funny Car champion, grabbed the No. 1 qualifying spot Saturday for Sunday’s eliminations.
Force was the winner of the Las Vegas event a year ago.
Also earning poles for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas, were Larry Dixon in Top Fuel and Mike Edwards [...]

Dixon Back In Form In Vegas
Friday, 1 Apr, 2011 – 20:42 | Comments Off
Dixon Back In Form In Vegas

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Defending Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon raced took the provisional pole Friday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Cruz Pedregon and Mike Edwards also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Dixon, who claimed one of his 12 season victories here [...]

NHRA Pro Stocker Line Is Off To A Perfect Start
Friday, 1 Apr, 2011 – 10:55 | One Comment
NHRA Pro Stocker Line Is Off To A Perfect Start

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Every year, Jason Line tells somebody somewhere that the goal for his NHRA Pro Stock season is to win (fill in the number of events that are held that season right here) races. This year, the number is 22.
And every year, the goal goes unrealized.
He knows that the goal probably [...]

Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger
Wednesday, 23 Mar, 2011 – 15:11 | 4 Comments
Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I read on the Internet yesterday that National Speed Sport News was ceasing publication. I guess I’m just like most everybody else these days. I get my racing news online for free, but I also wonder when the point will come where those who gather the racing news just can’t [...]