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Kalitta Wins Gatornationals
Monday, 17 Mar, 2014 – 2:43 | Comments Off
Kalitta Wins Gatornationals

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Doug Kalitta raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Gatornationals at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Kalitta gained revenge from Phoenix, defeating Antron Brown in the [...]

Pedregon Moves To Funny Car Pole At Gatornationals
Saturday, 15 Mar, 2014 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Pedregon Moves To Funny Car Pole At Gatornationals

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Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon earned the No. 1 qualifying position at the NHRA Gatornationals on Saturday.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Fla.
Pedregon powered to a 4.068 second run at 308.21 mph in [...]

Langdon Tops At Gatornationals Qualifying
Saturday, 15 Mar, 2014 – 9:29 | Comments Off
Langdon Tops At Gatornationals Qualifying

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Shawn Langdon raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the third of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
Langdon, who struggled in the [...]

DeJoria’s NHRA Career Is Starting To Take Off
Thursday, 13 Mar, 2014 – 12:46 | Comments Off
DeJoria’s NHRA Career Is Starting To Take Off

At an age when most girls were busy choosing wardrobes for their Barbie and Ken dolls, Alexis DeJoria dreamed of flying a fighter jet.
The best dreams never fade, they simply take longer to become reality – complete with forearm tattoo. And so it was that DeJoria recently traded the seat of her nitro-burning NHRA Funny [...]

DeJoria Breaks Into NHRA Win Column
Sunday, 23 Feb, 2014 – 20:03 | Comments Off
DeJoria Breaks Into NHRA Win Column

Alexis DeJoria won her first national NHRA Funny Car event Sunday when she beat Robert Hight in the finals of the Arizaon Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix.
Also winning Sunday were Antron Brown in Top Fuel and Allen Johnson in Pro Stock.
To get her first victory, DeJoria had to beat Jeff Arend, [...]

Kalitta Stays Pole Perfect
Saturday, 22 Feb, 2014 – 21:38 | Comments Off
Kalitta Stays Pole Perfect

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Doug Kalitta is 2 for 2 in Top Fuel qualifying in 2014.
On Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., Kalitta added pole No. 2 when his time from Friday’s first day of qualifying held up and made him the driver to beat in Sunday’s eliminations where he will begin the day facing [...]

Force Stays Hot In The Desert
Saturday, 22 Feb, 2014 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Force Stays Hot In The Desert

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John Force doesn’t seem to be getting older with each passing week. He seems to be getting faster.
Force, who set national and track records at the NHRA season-opener in Pomona two weeks ago, continued his early-season hot streak Friday by racing to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Doug [...]

New Name, Concrete Waiting For NHRA In Arizona
Thursday, 20 Feb, 2014 – 14:20 | Comments Off
New Name, Concrete Waiting For NHRA In Arizona

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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CHANDLER, Ariz. – Should drag racing Methuselah John Force once again turn back the clock and torpedo another hole into the wind, such as he did two weeks ago by establishing national Funny Car elapsed time and speed records in the 2014 season opener at Pomona, Calif., he would do [...]

Pro Stocker Line Wins One For Hospitalized Teammate
Monday, 10 Feb, 2014 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Pro Stocker Line Wins One For Hospitalized Teammate

Jason Line arrived at the 2014 NHRA Winternationals with a built-in excuse should he end the event with a less-than-wonderful result.  The KB Racing Pro Stock driver could simply say he had more important things than drag racing on his mind.
Line, however, opted against excuse making. Instead, he used news that teammate/team leader Greg Anderson [...]

Ageless Force Opens Season With Record Victory
Sunday, 9 Feb, 2014 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Ageless Force Opens Season With Record Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The wait for John Force to start acting his age goes on as the 64-year-old drag racer opened defense of his 16th NHRA Funny Car championship with a victory in the Winternationals.
Force, the winningest driver in NHRA history with 139 event victories, beat Matt Hagan of Don Schumacher Racing to [...]