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Mile High Air Tough On Humans And Cars
Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014 – 7:19 | Comments Off
Mile High Air Tough On Humans And Cars

There is a sign at the entrance of the visitors’ locker room at Denver’s Mile High Stadium which reads: “ELEVATION 5,280 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL.” It was put there as a psychological weapon.
Competing in athletic events in Colorado has been a challenge forever. Doesn’t matter which sport you’re talking about. The thin air at altitudes [...]

Force Jumps To Top At Bandimere
Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Force Jumps To Top At Bandimere

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Funny Car icon John Force rocketed to the quickest run in Bandimere Speedway history Friday to take the provisional qualifying lead at the 35th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Force Tops Capps In Old-School Thriller
Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Force Tops Capps In Old-School Thriller

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In a thrilling side-by-side final round duel with longtime rival Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force picked up his 140th career win on Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Langdon Hot Streak Continues
Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Langdon Hot Streak Continues

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Reigning Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon raced to a track record performance at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio on Saturday to claim his third  No. 1 qualifier of the season
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead [...]

Kalitta Rolls On In Top Fuel
Saturday, 5 Jul, 2014 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Kalitta Rolls On In Top Fuel

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Top Fuel point-leader Doug Kalitta has advanced to the final round in six races this season, and his hot streak continued Friday as he raced to the provisional qualifying lead at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at [...]

Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2014 – 20:32 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission

Juan Pablo Montoya is a veteran of racing at the three-cornered Pocono Raceway. Just not in an Indy car, which is precisely what he will be driving at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track.
Montoya’s experience at Pocono has been restricted to stock cars – 3,400-pound, low downforce Chip Ganassi Racing Sprint Cup cars to be precise.
This [...]

Hagan Pulls Out Of Dive At Route 66
Monday, 30 Jun, 2014 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Hagan Pulls Out Of Dive At Route 66

Matt Hagan ended an 11-race winless streak with a Funny Car victory Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
Hagan, the 2011 Funny Car world champ, ran his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger past Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. with a 4.098-second pass at 310.48 mph to claim [...]

Johnson Jr. Streaks To Pole In Joliet
Sunday, 29 Jun, 2014 – 7:25 | Comments Off
Johnson Jr. Streaks To Pole In Joliet

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Tommy Johnson Jr. ran his first career three-second pass in Funny Car to claim the Funny Car pole for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will [...]

JFR Drivers Lead Nitro Fields At Route 66
Saturday, 28 Jun, 2014 – 7:14 | Comments Off
JFR Drivers Lead Nitro Fields At Route 66

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Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and Robert Hight (Funny Car) drove their John Force Racing entries to provisional No. 1 qualifying positions during Friday qualifying at the 17th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also topped their classes in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing [...]

Capps Wins Epping To End Funny Car Skid
Sunday, 22 Jun, 2014 – 18:29 | Comments Off
Capps Wins Epping To End Funny Car Skid

Ron Capps raced to his first  Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Angie Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway.
Capps drove his NAPA [...]