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NHRA superstars Tony Schumacher and John Force claimed the provisional poles in Top Fuel and Funny Car respectively on the opening day of qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals in Baytown, Texas.
Also fastest in qualifying Friday were Ronnie Humphrey in Pro Stock and L.E. Tonglet in Pro Stock Motorcycles.
Spencer Massey was second fastest [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Drag racing icon John Force said he felt “out of place” but certainly not out of words on the night he was honored as the 13th and latest inductee into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
“I’m really struggling with this,” Force said before the formal presentation [...]
Del Worsham, Jack Beckman and Greg Anderson emerged as winners of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. Sunday afternoon.
Worsham won the Top Fuel portion of the event, edging Al-Anabi Racing teammate and defending champion, Larry Dixon.
Worsham gave up four thousandths to Dixon at the starting line (.064 to .068), but he [...]
John Force inched closer to the one major NHRA record that eludes him when he collected his 136th career No. 1 qualifier Saturday at the VisitMyrtleBeach.com NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the fourth of 22 races in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Del [...]
Funny Car points leader Robert Hight continued his torrid start to the 2011 season by earning the provisional No. 1 qualifying position at the VisitMyrtleBeach.com NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the fourth of 22 races in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Doug Kalitta [...]
The open-air observation deck on the offices/suites/media building behind the staging area at the new zMAX Dragway was getting a pretty good load test two years ago. People were crowded along the railing and those behind were attempting to elbow their way forward.
Down below, another load test was taking place on the drag strip. Four [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Del Worsham’s journey to his current position as points leader in the NHRA’s Top Fuel standings begins like most journeys – at a time and in a place. In his case the time was late summer of 2008 and the place was Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
In was the weekend [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, [...]
Thank God it’s Monday:
The plan, Kevin Harvick says, is not to pick up bonus points for leading the most laps in Sprint Cup races. The plan, he said, is to pick up victories. Thanks to dad, it’s always been that way for him, he says.
The plan has worked to near perfection the [...]
Robert Hight of John Force Racing got his second NHRA Funny Car victory of the season Sunday when he won the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
The victory was third in three races for JFR as team-owner John Force won the Gatornationals last month.
“We’re just having a good time at John Force Racing,” [...]