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Anderson Just A Step Away From The Big One
Wednesday, 10 Nov, 2010 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Anderson Just A Step Away From The Big One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The standard answer, the expected answer, when you ask a driver which of his championships is most special to him is usually pretty unsatisfying. They usually say the first one or they might even get really safe and say all their championships are special.
But you don’t become a multi-time champion [...]

Cory Mac To Be Released By DSR
Saturday, 6 Nov, 2010 – 11:27 | 4 Comments
Cory Mac To Be Released By DSR

NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan, a championship contender throughout 2010, will head into the season-ender next weekend as a lame duck.
Team-owner Don Schumacher said McClenathan will be released following conclusion of the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, Calif., Nov. 11-14.
McClenathan, who has been racing the FRAM Top Fuel Dragster for [...]

Slippery Problem Attacked
Thursday, 4 Nov, 2010 – 18:51 | Comments Off
Slippery Problem Attacked

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Oildowns occurring during the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals will carry potentially championship-altering consequences.
National Hot Rod Association officials announced Thursday immediate implementation of an oildown penalty policy for the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories competing in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at Auto [...]

Force Looks Back, Moves Up
Monday, 1 Nov, 2010 – 8:03 | Comments Off
Force Looks Back, Moves Up

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motivated by a team meeting and a highlight reel of his old “Brute” self, John Force has a record 15th NHRA Funny Car championship squarely in his sights.
Force raced to an emotional victory in the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals on Sunday, cutting series leader Matt Hagan’s lead in [...]

Force Tightens Funny Car Fight
Sunday, 31 Oct, 2010 – 20:37 | Comments Off
Force Tightens Funny Car Fight

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Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorchycle) were class winners at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ Las Vegas Nationals on Sunday.
The race, held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, is the fifth race in the six-race Countdown.
Schumacher, the defending Top [...]

Force Hood Is P1 In Vegas
Sunday, 31 Oct, 2010 – 5:57 | Comments Off
Force Hood Is P1 In Vegas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A mischievous Ashley Force Hood retained the No. 1 spot during Funny Car qualifications for the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals Saturday, when an inordinate amount of oil-downs on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway tested the stamina of competitors and fans.
Force Hood posted her fifth pole of [...]

Schumacher Rips Into Vegas
Friday, 29 Oct, 2010 – 21:45 | Comments Off
Schumacher Rips Into Vegas

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Tony Schumacher nailed the provisional pole position in Top Fuel Friday during the first day of qualifying for the Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The defending world champion stopped the clock in 3.812-seconds at a sizzling 325.14 mph during the second session and that was good enough for the No. [...]

NHRA Notes: McClenathan Needs To Hustle Points
Friday, 29 Oct, 2010 – 12:59 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: McClenathan Needs To Hustle Points

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Cory McClenathan will be points-racing without apology this weekend in a late-season bid for his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
McClenathan trails two-time champ Larry Dixon of Al-Anabi Racing by 89 points heading into the opening two rounds of qualifications Friday afternoon for the 10th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals [...]

Matt Hagan Looking To Put Force Out To Pasture
Thursday, 28 Oct, 2010 – 9:22 | Comments Off
Matt Hagan Looking To Put Force Out To Pasture

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Matt Hagan is a guy who is comfortable not only in his own skin, but also in his own bib overalls.
It’s the outfit of choice on Hagan’s 800-acre farm and Angus cattle ranch in Christiansburg,Va., where the NHRA’s Funny Car points-leader is an authority on all topics agrarian.
“Farming, I’ve always [...]

NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem
Friday, 22 Oct, 2010 – 8:07 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
John Force’s slip from first to second place in the NHRA’s Funny Car point standings has prompted the 14-time world champion to put his hot rod on a diet.
A first-round loss two weeks ago in the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway dropped Force 64 points [...]