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Beckman Record-Breaking Fast At Infineon
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 6:05 | Comments Off
Beckman Record-Breaking Fast At Infineon

Jack Beckman drove to the provisional Funny Car pole in style at Infineon Raceway Friday evening, setting both ends of the track record while also beating a local noise curfew.
Beckman cranked-out a stout second -round pass of 4.063-seconds at 311.56 mph on the opening day of the 23rd annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals to grab both [...]

NHRA Implements New Safety Rules
Friday, 16 Jul, 2010 – 7:38 | Comments Off
NHRA Implements New Safety Rules

Reacting to a pair of tragic accidents in its Sportsman ranks, the National Hot Rod Association has issued safety updates relating to rear and front brakes, and an additional tethering device for parachutes covering a variety of its classes.
NHRA announced Thursday that rear carbon fiber brake rotors and pads will become mandatory equipment in Top [...]

First Test In The West Completed
Monday, 12 Jul, 2010 – 8:23 | Comments Off
First Test In The West Completed

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Cory McClenathan and Greg Anderson exited the 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals Sunday evening as event champions, and the only players still standing in what looms as an historic race-within-a-race.
McClenathan posted his third Top Fuel victory of 2010 and Anderson won in Pro Stock for the second consecutive event, as [...]

NHRA In Mourning Again
Monday, 12 Jul, 2010 – 8:12 | Comments Off
NHRA In Mourning Again

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Post-race celebrations at Pacific Raceways were muted Sunday evening following the death of popular Top Alcohol Dragster driver Mark Niver during the NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Niver, a 60-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was killed when his dragster crashed in the shutdown area during eliminations at the facility in Kent, Wash., near Seattle.
NHRA [...]

Drag Racer Dies In Washington
Sunday, 11 Jul, 2010 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Drag Racer Dies In Washington

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Top Alcohol dragster racer Mark Niver, 60, from Phoenix, was involved in a fatal incident Sunday when his dragster crashed in the shutdown area during eliminations at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
NHRA officials are investigating the accident.

Kalitta No. 1 In Northwest
Saturday, 10 Jul, 2010 – 20:58 | Comments Off
Kalitta No. 1 In Northwest

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Doug Kalitta ended a three-and-a-half year drought on Saturday at the 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways with his first No. 1 qualifier since the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Robert Hight [...]

Hight Leads Ford Parade In Northwest
Friday, 9 Jul, 2010 – 21:29 | Comments Off
Hight Leads Ford Parade In Northwest

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Reigning Funny Car world champion Robert Hight and crew chief Jimmy Prock served notice Friday night they are aiming for the fences during the NHRA’s annual Western Swing.
Hight drove to the provisional No. 1 position after the opening two rounds of qualifying for the 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals. Hight, [...]

Anderson Finds Rhythm In Time for Western Swing
Friday, 9 Jul, 2010 – 9:50 | One Comment
Anderson Finds Rhythm In Time for Western Swing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Greg Anderson is a three-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion _ and the eternal pessimist.
Nobody in the National Hot Rod Association’s ultra-competitive “Factory Hot Rod” class beats up on Anderson more than himself. But buoyed by his recent sweep of the Pro Stock events at Norwalk, Ohio – and uplifting [...]

Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing
Thursday, 8 Jul, 2010 – 8:50 | 2 Comments
Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Only seven professional drivers have swept the National Hot Rod Association’s famed Western Swing during its 21-year history, and Tim Wilkerson is not one of them.
It’s a situation that Wilkerson, unofficial “Hot Track Master” of the Funny Car ranks, plans to remedy beginning with the NHRA Northwest Nationals Friday through Sunday [...]

Anderson Caps Dream Weekend
Sunday, 27 Jun, 2010 – 17:42 | 3 Comments
Anderson Caps Dream Weekend

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Former champion Greg Anderson raced to his first Pro Stock victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.
Larry Dixon, Tim Wilkerson and Matt Smith also were winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
In winning the [...]