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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 [...]

NHRA Notes: Maple Grove Safety Questioned
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 9:56 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Maple Grove Safety Questioned

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Former NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Hector Arana Sr. is questioning a long-standing safety issue at Maple Grove Raceway heading into today’s Auto-Plus® NHRA Nationals in Reading, Pa.
“I don’t know if they fixed Reading or not,” said Arana Sr., the 2009 PSM champion and rider of the Lucas Oil [...]

Vandergriff Jr. Makes Two Winning Passes
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Vandergriff Jr. Makes Two Winning Passes

ENNIS, Texas – Bob Vandergriff Jr. says his natural athleticism kicks-in every time he rolls to the starting line in his Top Fuel dragster.
But after an impromptu victory sprint up the all-concrete Texas Motorplex Sunday afternoon, Vandergriff admitted he really needs to start hitting the treadmill.
“It’s a long way back to the starting line with [...]

Pedregon Races Up In The Funny Car Standings In Texas
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Pedregon Races Up In The Funny Car Standings In Texas

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Cruz Pedregon raced to his first win of the season and moved into the third spot in the Funny Car point standings as racing came to an end Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex.
Bob Vandergriff, Jason Line and Michael Phillips were also winners in their respective categories at the second [...]

Bernstein, Force, Childress Elected To IMHOF
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 14:12 | Comments Off
Bernstein, Force, Childress Elected To IMHOF

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The International Motorsports Hall of Fame announced Sunday that NHRA greats Kenny Bernstein and John Force will be inducted into the Hall along with NASCAR’s Richard Childress.
“Congratulations to the Class of 2012. Kenny and John have shown a competitive fire in their sport that earned them this International honor,” said IMHOF Executive Director Grant [...]

Early NHRA Rounds In Texas Are Upset-O-Rama
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 13:51 | Comments Off
Early NHRA Rounds In Texas Are Upset-O-Rama

(Editor’s note: This story will be updated after conclusion of racing this afternoon.)
ENNIS, Texas – Matt Hagan knocked off Funny Car points-leader Mike Neff in the opening round of eliminations of the 26th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Sunday morning at Texas Motorplex, where all three John Force Racing entries were unceremoniously trailered.
The upsets [...]

Cruz Pedregon Is Giant Killing In Texas
Saturday, 24 Sep, 2011 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Is Giant Killing In Texas

ENNIS, Texas _ Cruz Pedregon realizes all the numbers, team-wise, are against him every time he straps into his nitro Funny Car.
The four-car juggernaut fielded by Don Schumacher Racing and John Force Racing’s three-car armada present a formidable road-block on many fronts for a single-car team like Pedregon’s. “The Cruzer” figures that’s unfair enough – [...]