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Dixon Edges McClenathan In Finals at Maple Grove Raceway
Sunday, 10 Oct, 2010 – 18:58 | One Comment
Dixon Edges McClenathan In Finals at Maple Grove Raceway

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Larry Dixon raced to his 12th Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania.
Cruz Pedregon, Dave Connolly and Andrew Hines also were winners at the fourth of six playoff races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
Dixon was on [...]

Hagan Sets National Performance Record
Saturday, 9 Oct, 2010 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Hagan Sets National Performance Record

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Mohnton, Pa. – Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 qualifying position and set a national performance record in Funny Car Saturday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at scenic Maple Grove Raceway.
Larry Dixon, Allen Johnson and Hector Arana also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the [...]

Hagan Leads Assault On Records
Friday, 8 Oct, 2010 – 20:34 | Comments Off
Hagan Leads Assault On Records

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Matt Hagan led a record-setting day of performances Friday by racing to the qualifying lead at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at scenic Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Cory McClenathan, Allen Johnson and Eddie Krawiec also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the fourth of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag [...]

NHRA Notes: Anderson Is A Player Once Again
Friday, 8 Oct, 2010 – 6:36 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Anderson Is A Player Once Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Greg Anderson’s infamous mood swings are directly tied to his most recent NHRA elapsed time slip.
With back-to-back Pro Stock victories at zMax Dragway and Texas Motorplex in his log book, Anderson will roll into the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals today as Mr. Sunshine. Anderson’s victory over Mike Edwards [...]

Al-Anabi To Add Second Top Fuel Car
Monday, 27 Sep, 2010 – 18:14 | Comments Off
Al-Anabi To Add Second Top Fuel Car

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The Al-Anabi Racing Team will terminate its Funny Car program and add a second Top Fuel dragster for the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season, it was announced today. Veteran driver Del Worsham will pilot the new Al-Anabi Top Fuel car. Larry Dixon’s existing Al-Anabi Top Fuel team will continue.
Funny Car crew chief [...]

NHRA Notes: Bernsteins Have The Blues
Sunday, 26 Sep, 2010 – 16:48 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Bernsteins Have The Blues

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Drag racing icon Kenny Bernstein will head into the offseason with his Top Fuel team’s blue color scheme intact.
Bernstein announced Sunday morning that Copart, Inc., a leading on-line vehicle auction site, will remain as primary sponsor on the Top Fuel dragster driven by son Brandon Bernstein for [...]

He Is Alive: Schumacher Captures Top Fuel In Texas
Sunday, 26 Sep, 2010 – 15:41 | Comments Off
He Is Alive: Schumacher Captures Top Fuel In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Tony Schumacher’s bid for an eighth NHRA Top Fuel world title regained traction Sunday at Texas Motorplex, where “The Sarge” defeated Shawn Langdon in the final of the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and [...]

Rain Puts Wilkerson On Pole, JFR On The Spot
Saturday, 25 Sep, 2010 – 22:10 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Wilkerson On Pole, JFR On The Spot

Ennis, Texas – A rain-delayed and eventually shortened Funny Car qualifying session at Texas Motorplex Saturday saw Tim Wilkerson claim his first pole of the season, and set up a dilemma for John Force Racing.
Wilkerson moved from third after Friday’s opening two rounds to the pole via a 1,000-foot pass of 4.079-seconds and 305.77 mph [...]

Tonglet Has His Eyes On The Biggest Prize
Saturday, 25 Sep, 2010 – 13:12 | Comments Off
Tonglet Has His Eyes On The Biggest Prize

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Back-to-back playoff wins and a sponsorship windfall have re-prioritized LE Tonglet’s NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle to-do list.
“We haven’t really talked about the Rookie of the Year Award since (winning) Indy, because we really want that championship,” said Tonglet, an improbable yet bona fide first-year contender for the [...]

Dixon Is Texas Star So Far
Friday, 24 Sep, 2010 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Dixon Is Texas Star So Far

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas –  Not even a pair of lengthy clean-ups for oildowns on a hot afternoon could keep Larry Dixon from atop the Top Fuel time sheet Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex.
And Dixon remained the provisional pole-sitter Friday evening, regaining the No. 1 spot from Brandon Bernstein on the night’s [...]