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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

McClenathan, Pedregon Win Poles
Saturday, 18 Sep, 2010 – 17:32 | Comments Off
McClenathan, Pedregon Win Poles

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Not much changed in Top Fuel and Funny Car during the final rounds of qualifying at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. on Saturday.
Cory McClenathan remained atop the Top Fuel field and secured his fifth No. 1 qualifying position of the season for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Cruz Pedregon held onto his No. 1 qualifying [...]

Cory Mac Tops in Top Fuel
Friday, 17 Sep, 2010 – 21:31 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Tops in Top Fuel

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Cory McClenathan continued his push for his first NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Championship with a strong run to lead the Top Fuel field during the first day of qualifying at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Other provisional number one qualifiers were Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Greg Anderson [...]

Troxel’s Career Gets A Funny Bounce Back
Friday, 17 Sep, 2010 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Troxel’s Career Gets A Funny Bounce Back

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Melanie Troxel is a woman on a mission. The Funny Car driver may not be in the ranks of the Countdown to One, but that hasn’t reduced her resolve.
“Logic says that the better cars are the ones that make the Countdown and that have been running well [...]

Force Hood And Team Are Rolling At The Right Time
Tuesday, 7 Sep, 2010 – 16:13 | Comments Off
Force Hood And Team Are Rolling At The Right Time

Ashley Force Hood had faded to the background during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. Hers was the No. 3 story on her own team and hers were the worst stats on the three-car John Force Racing driver roster.
Seven times she was ousted in the first round of eliminations this season and [...]

Dixon, Force Hood Are Repeat Nationals Champs
Monday, 6 Sep, 2010 – 16:44 | Comments Off
Dixon, Force Hood Are Repeat Nationals Champs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Larry Dixon, Ashley Force Hood, Greg Stanfield and LE Tonglet were crowned champions at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ Mac Tools U.S. Nationals on Monday afternoon.
Dixon is a repeat winner in Top Fuel while Force Hood won last year’s Nationals in Funny Car at O’Reilly Raceway Park.
Stanfield in [...]

Cory Mac Thinks The House Might Rock This Year
Monday, 6 Sep, 2010 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Thinks The House Might Rock This Year

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – It was early evening at O’Reilly Raceway Park and fans who had sat through a full day of sportsman racing and pro qualifying at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals were headed out the gates and into a traffic jam.
Inside the media center, reporters were headed back to [...]