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Force’s Emotional Week Rolls On
Sunday, 21 Nov, 2010 – 9:24 | 4 Comments
Force’s Emotional Week Rolls On

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
John Force’s emotional wringer-of-a-week continued Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the recently crowned 15-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was presented with Ford Motor Company’s highest honor.
But a simple letter from drag racing icon “Big Daddy” Don Garlits did more to boost Force’s spirits, following the unexpected resignation of [...]

Anderson Loses Championship Car To Fire
Saturday, 20 Nov, 2010 – 8:45 | 2 Comments
Anderson Loses Championship Car To Fire

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For the second time in less than a year, four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson has been the victim of a fire.
As the 2010 champion flew home Thursday from the National Hot Rod Association’s season-finale in Pomona, Calif., the transporter that serves as the team’s racetrack headquarters caught fire on the I-10 Freeway [...]

Disgruntled Tuner Austin Coil Splits With Force
Wednesday, 17 Nov, 2010 – 22:24 | 29 Comments
Disgruntled Tuner Austin Coil Splits With Force

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hall of Fame crew chief Austin Coil says his resignation from John Force Racing was largely a financial decision, augmented by “some animosities” lingering from Force’s winless 2009 NHRA Funny Car season.
“I had not been happy with the financial situation since the reorganization because of the economy,” Coil said during [...]

2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages
Tuesday, 16 Nov, 2010 – 7:30 | Comments Off
2010 NHRA Season Was One For The Ages

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The oldest and youngest world champions in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history headlined the four world championship-winning drivers crowned Monday evening during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
John Force, 61, was feted for his record-setting 15th Funny Car world championship, while 20-year-old rookie LE [...]

The Force Will Be With Us For A While
Monday, 15 Nov, 2010 – 13:06 | 5 Comments
The Force Will Be With Us For A While

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the days leading up to his championship showdown with Matt Hagan, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force insisted the focus of his entire 2010 season wasn’t solely about adding another bullet-point to his drag racing resume.
“At the end of the day, this isn’t just John Force trying to win [...]

Ingram: Hamlin Comes Up Dry In Desert
Monday, 15 Nov, 2010 – 7:24 | One Comment
Ingram: Hamlin Comes Up Dry In Desert

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A professional race car driver’s life often travels between extremes, especially for those who would be champion.
Denny Hamlin led the most laps at the Phoenix International Raceway and was the odds-on favorite to turn next weekend’s Sprint Cup finale at Homestead, Fla. into a coronation [...]

Force, Dixon Fuel Pomona Thrill Show
Sunday, 14 Nov, 2010 – 22:12 | Comments Off
Force, Dixon Fuel Pomona Thrill Show

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John Force clinched his NHRA-record 15th Funny Car championship on Sunday to complete an improbable and emotional comeback from the horrific accident in Dallas three years ago that left his racing future in serious jeopardy.
The 61-year-old Force – who also won the race, his sixth of 2010 – became the oldest champion in NHRA history [...]

Big Hagan Lead Not Big Enough
Sunday, 14 Nov, 2010 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Big Hagan Lead Not Big Enough

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
An emotionally-exhausted Matt Hagan was left to ponder his bright future, and graciously praise 15-time Funny Car champion John Force, at the conclusion of the 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Hagan finished as runnerup to the 61-year-old Force as the 2010 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series concluded [...]

Drivers Blowing Gaskets Over New Oildown Rule
Sunday, 14 Nov, 2010 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Drivers Blowing Gaskets Over New Oildown Rule

NHRA’s recently revised oildown policy did not factor into either Top Fuel or Funny Car qualifying for the 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
But potentially championship-altering consequences remain during Sunday’s final eliminations at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., to the chagrin of several key players.
“I don’t know how the team owners [...]

Anderson Clinches Pro Stock
Saturday, 13 Nov, 2010 – 21:40 | Comments Off
Anderson Clinches Pro Stock

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Greg Anderson said earlier this week that were he to win this year’s NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock championship, it would feel better than the other three he has won.
That because of the fact that he has gone four years since his last championship and he was beginning to wonder [...]