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Worsham Gets First Top Fuel Win
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2011 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Worsham Gets First Top Fuel Win

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Del Worsham defeated seven-time champion Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher in the Top Fuel final round of the 42nd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals Sunday at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla.
In doing so, Worsham became the 15th driver in NHRA history to win races in Top Fuel and Funny Car.
The other winners at the second of 22 [...]

Kurt Busch In The Show At The Gatornationals
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2011 – 18:29 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch In The Show At The Gatornationals

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After a shaky NHRA Full Throttle Series debut on Friday, 2004 NASCAR champion Kurt Busch qualified solidly into the 16-car Pro Stock field on Saturday with 6.532-second pass at 211.46 mph.
Busch ended the day qualified No. 12 and he will have as interesting a matchup as he could draw in Erica Enders, the 27-year old [...]

Hagan Stays Hot In Florida
Friday, 11 Mar, 2011 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Hagan Stays Hot In Florida

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Matt Hagan continued his torrid run dating back to the end of last year by earning the provisional No. 1 qualifier spot in Funny Car on the first day of qualifying at the 42nd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals Friday in Gainsville, Fla.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the second of 22 races in [...]

Busch Will Attempt To Go Straight This Weekend
Friday, 11 Mar, 2011 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Busch Will Attempt To Go Straight This Weekend

Kurt Busch last raced as a rookie a decade ago, when he made the career-altering leap from NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series to a full-time Sprint Cup ride with team-owner Jack Roush.
One championship and 22 Cup victories later, Busch is poised to join a distinguished list of NASCAR stars who have crossed-over to NHRA drag [...]

John Force Says: It Took A Death To Save My Life
Wednesday, 9 Mar, 2011 – 7:44 | Comments Off
John Force Says: It Took A Death To Save My Life

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – When John Force climbs out of a Funny Car for the final time, his legacy will extend beyond his record multiple NHRA world championships, his powerhouse organization and his over-the-top personality.
“I wasn’t put on this earth to win championships,” Force said Tuesday afternoon during a discussion [...]

Lucas, Hight, Line Win at Winternationals
Sunday, 27 Feb, 2011 – 22:29 | One Comment
Lucas, Hight, Line Win at Winternationals

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Morgan Lucas defeated Shawn Langdon in a matchup of former high school classmates in the Top Fuel final Sunday at the season-opening Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif.
The other winners of the first of 22 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series [...]

Dixon Claims Pomona Pole With Record Pass
Saturday, 26 Feb, 2011 – 21:46 | Comments Off
Dixon Claims Pomona Pole With Record Pass

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Larry Dixon had a national-record pass of 3.770 at 324.98 mph to claim the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday at the season-opening Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the first of 22 races in NHRA’s 60th anniversary season were Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) and Erica Enders [...]

‘Big Daddy’ And ‘The Snake’ Talk Drag Racing
Saturday, 26 Feb, 2011 – 9:10 | One Comment
‘Big Daddy’ And ‘The Snake’ Talk Drag Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Born and drag-raised on opposite ends of the country, they were destined to become the embodiments of East Coast innovation and California cool, with iconic nicknames to match.
“Big Daddy” Don Garlits and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme were 19- and 9-years-old, respectively, when Wally Parks floated the idea of organizing the [...]

Rain Halts NHRA Qualifying
Friday, 25 Feb, 2011 – 18:46 | Comments Off

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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing at the Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Qualifying will resume Saturday, weather permitting, for the season-opening NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event with two sessions scheduled. Sunday’s eliminations start at 11 a.m.
The qualifying leaders after Thursday’s first session [...]

Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 19:51 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Off To Fast Start

Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Thursday in Top Fuel at the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Auto Parts Winternationals presented by Valvoline as NHRA opened its 60th anniversary season at the birthplace of hot rodding, historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Johnny Gray and Erica Enders also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at [...]