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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 [...]

NHRA Has One Of The Great Rivalries In Sports
Friday, 24 Sep, 2010 – 7:18 | Comments Off
NHRA Has One Of The Great Rivalries In Sports

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Round-after-round, no current NHRA pairing promises more than the Top Fuel rivalry matching Tony Schumacher and Larry Dixon and 1,000 feet for the taking.
Both second-generation drivers, they have dominated the decade in National Hot Rod Association’s premier division, having won eight consecutive titles since 2002. Six of [...]

NHRA Notes: Drivers Love Billy Meyer’s Place
Tuesday, 21 Sep, 2010 – 6:45 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Drivers Love Billy Meyer’s Place

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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During a time when new stick-and-ball stadiums continue to raise the “wow factor” for fans and competitors, Texas Motorplex remains the standard for big-time drag racing.
Track-owner Billy Meyer’s facility in Ennis will play host to the 25th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals Thursday through Sunday, and a pair [...]

Dixon Builds On Countdown Lead
Sunday, 19 Sep, 2010 – 18:12 | Comments Off
Dixon Builds On Countdown Lead

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Larry Dixon, Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson and LE Tonglet captured division wins at Sunday’s NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing series race at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C.
The O’Reilly Nationals at zMax are the second race of the six-race Countdown to 1 playoff.
Dixon won in Top Fuel, Pedregon in Funny Car, Anderson in Pro Stock and [...]

Langdon’s Quickness Poses Threat To Veterans
Saturday, 18 Sep, 2010 – 19:08 | Comments Off
Langdon’s Quickness Poses Threat To Veterans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The most feared driver in the field at the zMAX Dragway this weekend is an unheralded and polite 28-year old. With his auburn-colored beard and quiet manner, Shawn Langdon could pass for a minister.
Langdon is feared because he can bypass any driver on any given Sunday in [...]