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Record Book Takes A Beating At zMAX Dragway
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2011 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Record Book Takes A Beating At zMAX Dragway

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – A record-breaking weekend at zMAX Dragway quickly transformed the self-described Bellagio of drag strips into the NHRA’s fastest facility as the NHRA began its six-race Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship with numerous upsets and a change in two of the top four categories point standings Sunday.
Three [...]

Field Set For NHRA Eliminations
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Field Set For NHRA Eliminations

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Tony Schumacher, Matt Hagan, Jason Line and Eddie Krawiec emerged as the top qualifiers in their respective categories Saturday as six track records were established during two days of qualifying for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The second NHRA event this season at zMAX [...]

Pro Stocker Anderson Winning Important Battles
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 9:54 | Comments Off
Pro Stocker Anderson Winning Important Battles

CONCORD, N.C. – Four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson enters the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship seeking his third consecutive victory at zMAX Dragway, but it’s the obstacles the Minnesota native has overcome in recent years that make the pressures of a fifth title run appear miniscule.
During the last two years, Anderson has [...]

Hagan Starts Countdown With Three-mendous Run
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 8:20 | Comments Off
Hagan Starts Countdown With Three-mendous Run

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car driver Matt Hagan became the first competitor in that category’s history to break the 3-second barrier Friday, leading a record-setting evening in qualifying for this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Two more qualifying sessions are scheduled for Saturday in the NHRA’s opening [...]

NHRA Top Fuel Playoffs Could Be A Free-For-All
Tuesday, 13 Sep, 2011 – 9:09 | Comments Off
NHRA Top Fuel Playoffs Could Be A Free-For-All

In a way, watching the NHRA Top Fuelers the last decade or so has been kind of fun. You got to see Tony Schumacher make history as he stacked Wallys like cord wood, and then you got to witness the classic Schumacher vs. Larry Dixon head-to-headers.
But missing from Top Fuel has been the kind of [...]

Drag Racer Dies At Rockingham
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2011 – 8:00 | Comments Off

A 51-year-old drag racer was fatally injured driving an Extreme Pro Stock 2007 Pontiac GTO during the third qualifying session of the American Drag Racing League’s (ADRL) Dragstock VIII at Rockingham Dragway on Friday evening.
Burt Jackson, of Glen Allen, Va., was pronounced dead shortly afterward by a medical examiner at nearby First Health Richmond Memorial [...]

Pedley: Final Thoughts On Racing And America
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 9:06 | One Comment
Pedley: Final Thoughts On Racing And America

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This is America. Americans do not need to appear before government officials unless they are arrested or subpoenaed or need to renew their drivers’ licences. And the Sprint Cup drivers who decided to pass on invitations to the White House this week are Americans.
And yes, they are busy. They have [...]

Gateway On Expanded NHRA Schedule
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 6:32 | Comments Off
Gateway On Expanded NHRA Schedule

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Glendora, Calif. – A return to Gateway International Raceway and the St. Louis market as part of an expanded 23-race national event tour highlights the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
A new operator at Gateway International Raceway has made the addition of the multi-purpose motorsports facility to the National Hot Rod Association schedule [...]

Pedregon Cruises To Pole
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2011 – 19:07 | Comments Off
Pedregon Cruises To Pole

Cruz Pedregon set a track record for time as he raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car on Sunday at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line  (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycles) also took the top spots in their categories at [...]

Brown Moves To Pole At U.S. Nationals
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 21:46 | Comments Off
Brown Moves To Pole At U.S. Nationals

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Antron Brown raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel Saturday at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson and Matt Smith stayed in the provisional top spots in their respective categories at the 16th of 22 events in the NHRA [...]