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Hight Gives Force A Milestone Victory In Topeka
Sunday, 22 May, 2011 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Hight Gives Force A Milestone Victory In Topeka

Robert Hight won the Funny Car portion of the NHRA Summer Nationals Sunday at Heartland Park Topeka. In doing so, he gave John Force his 200th victory as a team owner.
Also picking up victories in Topeka were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Shane Gray in Pro Stock.
That Force would get victory No. 200 was [...]

Pro Stock’s Vincent Nobile Is Living Two Dreams
Sunday, 22 May, 2011 – 10:29 | Comments Off
Pro Stock’s Vincent Nobile Is Living Two Dreams

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – Things just did not line up for John Nobile during his drag racing career. He never became a huge star but it was not for lack of talent nor lack of want-to and certainly not for lack of effort. Mostly, for lack of fate.
But the years and [...]

Schumacher, Beckman, Edwards Keep Poles In Topeka
Saturday, 21 May, 2011 – 16:45 | Comments Off
Schumacher, Beckman, Edwards Keep Poles In Topeka

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – The clouds dispersed, the temperatures rose and the speeds came down Saturday at Heartland Park Topeka.
As a result, the third and fourth rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Summer Nationals failed to produce much change in the starting order for Sunday’s eliminations.
Tony Schumacher held onto the top [...]

Neff Tunes, Drives His Way To Top In NHRA
Saturday, 21 May, 2011 – 14:27 | Comments Off
Neff Tunes, Drives His Way To Top In NHRA

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – The economic times were frightening a couple years back. Nobody went unaffected and virtually nobody’s lives were stable. In auto racing, sponsorship money was flowing out of the sport like tides out of the Bay of Fundy.
And there, standing in the middle of it, was NHRA driver [...]

‘Sarge’ In Command In Topeka
Saturday, 21 May, 2011 – 6:18 | Comments Off
‘Sarge’ In Command In Topeka

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Seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher ended the first of two rounds of qualifying at the NHRA Summer Nationals Friday with a 3.798-second blast at a track-record 324.12 mph to earn the provisional No. 1 qualifying position.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the seventh of 22 races in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag [...]

DSR Rules In Atlanta
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 18:29 | Comments Off
DSR Rules In Atlanta

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It was a big Don Schumacher Racing day in Atlanta.
Antron Brown held off his DSR teammate Tony Schumacher as he raced to his second win of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Jack Beckman, Jason Line and LE Tonglet also won in their respective categories at the sixth [...]

Minter: People As Much Fun As Racing At Atlanta Dragway
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 16:17 | Comments Off
Minter: People As Much Fun As Racing At Atlanta Dragway

Commerce, Ga. – After two days of rain, the third day of the 31st Summit Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway was picture perfect. The opening rounds in the Full Throttle professional classes produced some upsets in the early rounds and some high-profile match-ups in the finals.
But, as always, any trip to the races is more [...]

Hood: First NHRA Race A Real Ear-Opener
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 7:15 | 5 Comments
Hood: First NHRA Race A Real Ear-Opener

Commerce, Ga. – After witnessing several hundred NASCAR races (I’ve actually lost count) in person over the past three decades, I experienced a motorsports first on Saturday when I attended my first NHRA event.
Though it was the final day of qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway to set the field for Sunday’s action [...]

Force Secures Funny Car Pole, In Atlanta
Saturday, 14 May, 2011 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Force Secures Funny Car Pole, In Atlanta

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John Force tied NHRA Pro Stock Legend Warren Johnson for the most No. 1 qualifiers in NHRA history as qualifying came to an end Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Spencer Massey, Mike Edwards and LE Tonglet also earned the top spots in their respective categories at the sixth of [...]

Force No. 1 In Atlanta
Friday, 13 May, 2011 – 21:03 | Comments Off
Force No. 1 In Atlanta

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John Force grabbed the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Summer Nationals in Atlanta.
Force is a seven-time winner at Atlanta Dragway.
Also grabbing top qualifying spots were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motor Cycle.
Two more rounds of [...]