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Run-Busting Dixon Hoping To Double Up in 2011
Tuesday, 14 Dec, 2010 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Run-Busting Dixon Hoping To Double Up in 2011

Driving without a wing man, Larry Dixon put the brakes on Tony Schumacher’s incredible six-year run as NHRA Top Fuel world champion last month.
That’s not to suggest Dixon single-handedly took down the three-team juggernaut fielded by Don Schumacher Racing. In addition to his own bad self, Dixon’s drive to a third title was orchestrated by [...]

Spencer Massey Gets DSR Ride
Tuesday, 30 Nov, 2010 – 8:37 | One Comment
Spencer Massey Gets DSR Ride

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Spencer Massey’s one-year hiatus from the NHRA’s Top Fuel ranks will end in 2011, when the native Texan will drive the Prestone/FRAM Dragster fielded by Don Schumacher Racing.
Massey, the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year in 2009, replaces Cory McClenathan in a DSR Top Fuel lineup featuring seven-time world champion Tony [...]

Sturbin: Three For The Show In DOTY Voting
Sunday, 28 Nov, 2010 – 18:06 | 12 Comments
Sturbin: Three For The Show In DOTY Voting

Voting for 2010 Driver of the Year will be tabulated this week, and Jimmie Johnson clearly is dealing from a position of strength.
That was evident during his season-ending teleconference on Tuesday, two days after Johnson had clinched his record-setting fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Johnson is a three-time winner of [...]

Armijo: Here Is One Vote For John, Not Jimmie
Saturday, 27 Nov, 2010 – 10:14 | 8 Comments
Armijo: Here Is One Vote For John, Not Jimmie

Yes, we know. Jimmie Johnson continues to perform in crunch time just as smoothly as an ex-NBA superstar with the initials MJ used to do for umpteen years for the Chicago Bulls.
All of sport’s greats are like that. Somehow, some way, they always seem to know how to come through when it counts most. Remember [...]

‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals
Friday, 26 Nov, 2010 – 8:35 | One Comment
‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals

Traditionally, the days surrounding the Thanksgiving celebration – “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – are the busiest of the holiday shopping season.
Some of the country’s leading motorsports facilities are joining in the rush with discounts for 2011 events, including deals specifically geared toward Friday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 29. For the fan who has [...]

Force’s Emotional Week Rolls On
Sunday, 21 Nov, 2010 – 9:24 | 4 Comments
Force’s Emotional Week Rolls On

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
John Force’s emotional wringer-of-a-week continued Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the recently crowned 15-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was presented with Ford Motor Company’s highest honor.
But a simple letter from drag racing icon “Big Daddy” Don Garlits did more to boost Force’s spirits, following the unexpected resignation of [...]

Anderson Loses Championship Car To Fire
Saturday, 20 Nov, 2010 – 8:45 | 2 Comments
Anderson Loses Championship Car To Fire

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For the second time in less than a year, four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson has been the victim of a fire.
As the 2010 champion flew home Thursday from the National Hot Rod Association’s season-finale in Pomona, Calif., the transporter that serves as the team’s racetrack headquarters caught fire on the I-10 Freeway [...]

Disgruntled Tuner Austin Coil Splits With Force
Wednesday, 17 Nov, 2010 – 22:24 | 29 Comments
Disgruntled Tuner Austin Coil Splits With Force

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hall of Fame crew chief Austin Coil says his resignation from John Force Racing was largely a financial decision, augmented by “some animosities” lingering from Force’s winless 2009 NHRA Funny Car season.
“I had not been happy with the financial situation since the reorganization because of the economy,” Coil said during [...]

2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages
Tuesday, 16 Nov, 2010 – 7:30 | Comments Off
2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The oldest and youngest world champions in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history headlined the four world championship-winning drivers crowned Monday evening during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
John Force, 61, was feted for his record-setting 15th Funny Car world championship, while 20-year-old rookie LE [...]

The Force Will Be With Us For A While
Monday, 15 Nov, 2010 – 13:06 | 5 Comments
The Force Will Be With Us For A While

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the days leading up to his championship showdown with Matt Hagan, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force insisted the focus of his entire 2010 season wasn’t solely about adding another bullet-point to his drag racing resume.
“At the end of the day, this isn’t just John Force trying to win [...]