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Texas Drag Strip Is Taking It From The Streets
Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 – 7:40 | One Comment
Texas Drag Strip Is Taking It From The Streets

Ennis, Texas – En route to obtaining his NHRA Top Fuel license, Spencer Massey has been harboring a startling secret.
“I’ve never been involved in any kind of street race,” said Massey, at 28 one of the National Hot Rod Association’s rising stars for Don Schumacher Racing. “I started up in Jr. Dragster racing. There were [...]

Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown
Sunday, 1 May, 2011 – 18:28 | Comments Off
Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown

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Del Worsham won his second straight NHRA Top Fuel race and rookie Vincent Nobile won his first-ever Pro Stock event during in the final round of eliminations at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sprint Nationals in Baytown, Texas on Sunday.
Also winning Sunday were Jeff Arend in Funny Car and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
After a [...]

Force Leads Qualifying In Baytown
Saturday, 30 Apr, 2011 – 18:01 | Comments Off
Force Leads Qualifying In Baytown

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Funny Car driver John Force held onto No. 1 qualifier honors Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Sprint Nationals in Baytown, Texas.
The other three top qualifiers from Friday also held on to their positions as Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ronnie Humphrey (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories into [...]

Big Names Shine In Houston
Friday, 29 Apr, 2011 – 21:32 | Comments Off
Big Names Shine In Houston

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NHRA superstars Tony Schumacher and John Force claimed the provisional poles in Top Fuel and Funny Car respectively on the opening day of qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals in Baytown, Texas.
Also fastest in qualifying Friday were Ronnie Humphrey in Pro Stock and L.E. Tonglet in Pro Stock Motorcycles.
Spencer Massey was second fastest [...]

Force Survives Texas, Lives To Talk About It
Friday, 22 Apr, 2011 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Force Survives Texas, Lives To Talk About It

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Drag racing icon John Force said he felt “out of place” but certainly not out of words on the night he was honored as the 13th and latest inductee into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
“I’m really struggling with this,” Force said before the formal presentation [...]

Worsham Stays Hot, Winning The Four-Wides
Sunday, 17 Apr, 2011 – 16:39 | Comments Off
Worsham Stays Hot, Winning The Four-Wides

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Del Worsham, Jack Beckman and Greg Anderson emerged as winners of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. Sunday afternoon.
Worsham won the Top Fuel portion of the event, edging Al-Anabi Racing teammate and defending champion, Larry Dixon.
Worsham gave up four thousandths to Dixon at the starting line (.064 to .068), but he [...]

Force, Worsham, Line Win 4-Wide Poles
Saturday, 16 Apr, 2011 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Force, Worsham, Line Win 4-Wide Poles

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John Force inched closer to the one major NHRA record that eludes him when he collected his 136th career No. 1 qualifier Saturday 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 Del [...]

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 [...]