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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, [...]

TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show
Monday, 4 Apr, 2011 – 9:02 | Comments Off
TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show

Thank God it’s Monday:
The plan, Kevin Harvick says, is not to pick up bonus points for leading the most laps in Sprint Cup races. The plan, he said, is to pick up victories. Thanks to dad, it’s always been that way for him, he says.
The plan has worked to near perfection the [...]

Hight Keeps JFR Perfect
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2011 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Hight Keeps JFR Perfect

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Robert Hight of John Force Racing got his second NHRA Funny Car victory of the season Sunday when he won the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
The victory was third in three races for JFR as team-owner John Force won the Gatornationals last month.
“We’re just having a good time at John Force Racing,” [...]

Force Is High-Poler In Las Vegas
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2011 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Force Is High-Poler In Las Vegas

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John Force rolls on in Las Vegas
Force, the defending NHRA Funny Car champion, grabbed the No. 1 qualifying spot Saturday for Sunday’s eliminations.
Force was the winner of the Las Vegas event a year ago.
Also earning poles for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas, were Larry Dixon in Top Fuel and Mike Edwards [...]