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Schumacher Rips Into Vegas
Friday, 29 Oct, 2010 – 21:45 | Comments Off
Schumacher Rips Into Vegas

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Tony Schumacher nailed the provisional pole position in Top Fuel Friday during the first day of qualifying for the Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The defending world champion stopped the clock in 3.812-seconds at a sizzling 325.14 mph during the second session and that was good enough for the No. [...]

NHRA Notes: McClenathan Needs To Hustle Points
Friday, 29 Oct, 2010 – 12:59 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: McClenathan Needs To Hustle Points

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Cory McClenathan will be points-racing without apology this weekend in a late-season bid for his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
McClenathan trails two-time champ Larry Dixon of Al-Anabi Racing by 89 points heading into the opening two rounds of qualifications Friday afternoon for the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals [...]

Matt Hagan Looking To Put Force Out To Pasture
Thursday, 28 Oct, 2010 – 9:22 | Comments Off
Matt Hagan Looking To Put Force Out To Pasture

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Hagan is a guy who is comfortable not only in his own skin, but also in his own bib overalls.
It’s the outfit of choice on Hagan’s 800-acre farm and Angus cattle ranch in Christiansburg,Va., where the NHRA’s Funny Car points-leader is an authority on all topics agrarian.
“Farming, I’ve always [...]

NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem
Friday, 22 Oct, 2010 – 8:07 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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John Force’s slip from first to second place in the NHRA’s Funny Car point standings has prompted the 14-time world champion to put his hot rod on a diet.
A first-round loss two weeks ago in the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway dropped Force 64 points [...]

Dixon Edges McClenathan In Finals at Maple Grove Raceway
Sunday, 10 Oct, 2010 – 18:58 | One Comment
Dixon Edges McClenathan In Finals at Maple Grove Raceway

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Larry Dixon raced to his 12th Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania.
Cruz Pedregon, Dave Connolly and Andrew Hines also were winners at the fourth of six playoff races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
Dixon was on [...]

Hagan Sets National Performance Record
Saturday, 9 Oct, 2010 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Hagan Sets National Performance Record

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Mohnton, Pa. – Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 qualifying position and set a national performance record in Funny Car Saturday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at scenic Maple Grove Raceway.
Larry Dixon, Allen Johnson and Hector Arana also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the [...]

Hagan Leads Assault On Records
Friday, 8 Oct, 2010 – 20:34 | Comments Off
Hagan Leads Assault On Records

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Matt Hagan led a record-setting day of performances Friday by racing to the qualifying lead at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at scenic Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Cory McClenathan, Allen Johnson and Eddie Krawiec also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the fourth of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag [...]

NHRA Notes: Anderson Is A Player Once Again
Friday, 8 Oct, 2010 – 6:36 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Anderson Is A Player Once Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Greg Anderson’s infamous mood swings are directly tied to his most recent NHRA elapsed time slip.
With back-to-back Pro Stock victories at zMax Dragway and Texas Motorplex in his log book, Anderson will roll into the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals today as Mr. Sunshine. Anderson’s victory over Mike Edwards [...]

Al-Anabi To Add Second Top Fuel Car
Monday, 27 Sep, 2010 – 18:14 | Comments Off
Al-Anabi To Add Second Top Fuel Car

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The Al-Anabi Racing Team will terminate its Funny Car program and add a second Top Fuel dragster for the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season, it was announced today. Veteran driver Del Worsham will pilot the new Al-Anabi Top Fuel car. Larry Dixon’s existing Al-Anabi Top Fuel team will continue.
Funny Car crew chief [...]

NHRA Notes: Bernsteins Have The Blues
Sunday, 26 Sep, 2010 – 16:48 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Bernsteins Have The Blues

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Drag racing icon Kenny Bernstein will head into the offseason with his Top Fuel team’s blue color scheme intact.
Bernstein announced Sunday morning that Copart, Inc., a leading on-line vehicle auction site, will remain as primary sponsor on the Top Fuel dragster driven by son Brandon Bernstein for [...]