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Crampton Busts Slump At Gatornats
Monday, 19 Mar, 2018 – 10:12 | Comments Off on Crampton Busts Slump At Gatornats
Crampton Busts Slump At Gatornats

Richie Crampton ended a Top Fuel futility streak dating to the 2015 season and became the 10th driver to win for NHRA icon Conrad “Connie” Kalitta with a victory in Sunday’s 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Crampton recorded an uncontested final-round win when he wheeled his Kalitta Air/DHL dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in […]

Beckman Holds On To Earn Pole at Gatornationals
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2018 – 9:13 | Comments Off on Beckman Holds On To Earn Pole at Gatornationals
Beckman Holds On To Earn Pole at Gatornationals

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jack Beckman and his team of tuning wizards secured the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car as time trials concluded before an announced sellout crowd Saturday for the 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
Veteran tuners Dean Antonelli, John Medlen and Neal Strausbaugh watched Beckman’s 1,000-foot […]

Biker Arana Jr. Crashes The 200 MPH Barrier
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2018 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Biker Arana Jr. Crashes The 200 MPH Barrier
Biker Arana Jr. Crashes The 200 MPH Barrier

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It took Hector Arana Jr. nearly three years _ but only 6.937-seconds _ to blast past professional drag racing’s last major barrier Friday at historic Gainesville Raceway.
Arana Jr. became the first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to break the 200-mph barrier during second-round qualifications for the 49th annual AMALIE […]

Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number
Friday, 16 Mar, 2018 – 9:58 | Comments Off on Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number
Krawiec Has Sights Set On The Magical Number

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It widely is viewed as professional drag racing’s last major barrier, and “Jersey Boy” Eddie Krawiec has made it clear he wants his name next to the number in NHRA’s record book.
“First and foremost, I want to go 200 mph,” said Krawiec, anticipating the start of the 2018 Pro Stock […]

In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules
Thursday, 15 Mar, 2018 – 7:52 | Comments Off on In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules
In Wake Of Ugly Wrecks, NHRA Sets New Rules

Reacting to serious crashes in each of the season’s first two races, NHRA officials have notified all competitors of a revised rule change regarding centerline crossing and/or the striking of timing blocks.
Crossing the centerline and/or striking timing blocks is a serious safety concern and causes delays in racing due to cleanup time required for such […]

Force Talks Of Explosive Experience
Monday, 5 Mar, 2018 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Force Talks Of Explosive Experience
Force Talks Of Explosive Experience

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Funny Car icon John Force says he was briefly knocked out by the engine explosion that shattered his race car during eliminations at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals eight days ago.
But who could tell?
“I was already goofy,” Force said during an interview from his California home distributed by his […]

Force Survives Explosion; Daughter Wins At Wild Wild Horse Event
Monday, 26 Feb, 2018 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Force Survives Explosion; Daughter Wins At Wild Wild Horse Event
Force Survives Explosion; Daughter Wins At Wild Wild Horse Event

A weekend filled with raw emotion ended with tears of victory and relief Sunday for John Force Racing at the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals. Courtney Force headed back to Yorba Linda, Calif., with the Funny Car Wally trophy while father/16-time world champion John Force exited another hospital after a violent accident.
“Brute” Force’s day at […]

Courtney Force Rides Record Run To Rise To P1 At Wild Horse Pass
Sunday, 25 Feb, 2018 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Rides Record Run To Rise To P1 At Wild Horse Pass
Courtney Force Rides Record Run To Rise To P1 At Wild Horse Pass

Courtney Force set both ends of the Funny Car track record Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park as qualifying concluded for the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Force earned her first pole at the facility in Chandler, Ariz., with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.826-seconds at 335.98 mph. The lap ended a streak that had seen […]

“The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying
Saturday, 24 Feb, 2018 – 9:03 | Comments Off on “The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying
“The Sarge” Tames Wild Horse In Day 1 Of Qualifying

Tony Schumacher and Clay Millican laid down the three fastest Top Fuel passes in NHRA history Friday during opening day qualifying for the 34th annual Arizona Nationals, with “The Sarge” ultimately emerging as provisional pole-sitter at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Schumacher began the afternoon by covering the 1,000-foot distance in 3.649-seconds at 334.65-mph in his […]

Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur
Friday, 23 Feb, 2018 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur
Brittany Force Says Her Wild Ride In Pomona Was A Blur

Brittany Force says she has no recollection of the grinding crash that launched the defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship nearly two weeks ago. But what she does remember _ backed by video she reluctantly has reviewed _ is akin to an out-of-body experience.
Force crashed during her first-round match Feb. 11 at the […]