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Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
Sunday, 2 Apr, 2017 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set
Anderson Wins Challenge; Vegas Field Set

Greg Anderson defeated Shane Gray Saturday in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, Pro Stock’s annual bonus race-within-a-race, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Anderson powered his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro to a quarter-mile pass in 6.684-seconds at 205.47 mph to better Gray’s 6.699/206.26 effort to claim the $50,000 prize and the opportunity to walk […]

Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville
Monday, 20 Mar, 2017 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville
Schumacher Collects A Record Fifth Victory In Gainesville

Tony Schumacher name-dropped his way into the Gainesville Raceway record book Sunday as winningest NHRA Top Fuel driver in the history of the famed Florida facility.
Schumacher’s victory over Don Schumacher Racing teammate Antron Brown in the final of the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was the fifth for “The Sarge,” an eight-time world […]

Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
Sunday, 19 Mar, 2017 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In Jerry Savoie’s work-a-day world, straddling his 58-year-old body over the tank of a Pro Stock Motorcycle at speeds approaching 200 mph qualifies as borderline mundane. That’s because Savoie’s other profession _ alligator farmer _ might be viewed as borderline insane.
One of drag racing’s bona fide characters, Savoie will launch […]

‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals
Sunday, 19 Mar, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on ‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals
‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals

Eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher is poised to seize another historic moment Sunday after securing his first Top Fuel pole of the 2017 season during qualifications for the 48th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
“The Sarge” drove his U.S. Army dragster to a Gainesville Raceway track-elapsed 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.682-seconds at 328.22 mph in […]

Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville
Saturday, 18 Mar, 2017 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville
Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville

Like magic, John Force Racing is up-and-humming at Gainesville Raceway after “Brute” Force and son-in-law Robert Hight earned the provisional 1-2 positions after two rounds of Funny Car time trials for the 48th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Friday’s results at the historic Florida facility were an immediate return on the complete crew changes Force […]

Force Racing Shuffles Crews
Friday, 17 Mar, 2017 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Force Racing Shuffles Crews
Force Racing Shuffles Crews

Drag racing icon John Force has orchestrated an early-season shakeup of two of his three Funny Car teams heading into this weekend’s 48th annual NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
In what rates as the latest layer of intrigue surrounding the relationship between Force and prodigal crew chief Jimmy Prock, “Brute” Force and John Force Racing President […]

Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
Monday, 27 Feb, 2017 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
Pritchett Makes It Two Straight

Leah Pritchett repeated as Top Fuel winner at the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday, stirring what could prove to be prophetic comparisons to Gary Scelzi in the process.
Pritchett, of Don Schumacher Racing, defeated Brittany Force in the final at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., for the second consecutive year. Winner […]

Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona
Sunday, 26 Feb, 2017 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona
Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona

Tommy Johnson Jr. set the Funny Car track elapsed-time record at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Saturday en route to qualifying on-pole for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Johnson powered his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T to a career-best 1,000-foot pass in 3.837-seconds at 329.10 mph during the final qualifying session in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix, […]

Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel
Saturday, 25 Feb, 2017 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel
Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel

Leah Pritchett continued her scorching start to the 2017 NHRA season Friday, setting the Top Fuel elapsed-time national record on her second pass during qualifying for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective […]

Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona
Monday, 13 Feb, 2017 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Matt Hagan took care of family business on personal and professional levels Sunday, scoring an emotional Funny Car victory in the 2017 season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Hagan dedicated his final-round victory over Courtney Force to the memory of his younger brother, Kyle, who died of natural causes last […]