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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 [...]

Force Picks Up A Big Point
Friday, 12 Nov, 2010 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Force Picks Up A Big Point

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John Force picked up a critical bonus point in qualifying Friday at the 46th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals to move back within two rounds of points-leader Matt Hagan in the race for the 2010 Funny Car championship.
The one bonus point he earned for the third-quickest pass during Friday’s second qualifying session drew him to [...]

Hagan Off To Fast Start In Pomona
Thursday, 11 Nov, 2010 – 20:12 | Comments Off
Hagan Off To Fast Start In Pomona

Matt Hagan got in the first punch in his Funny Car battle with John Force on the final weekend of the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Series season by making a 4.139-second pass at 293.86 mph to earn the provisional No. 1 in Funny Car.
The three bonus points he earned for the quickest pass of the [...]

Anderson Just A Step Away From The Big One
Wednesday, 10 Nov, 2010 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Anderson Just A Step Away From The Big One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The standard answer, the expected answer, when you ask a driver which of his championships is most special to him is usually pretty unsatisfying. They usually say the first one or they might even get really safe and say all their championships are special.
But you don’t become a multi-time champion [...]

Cory Mac To Be Released By DSR
Saturday, 6 Nov, 2010 – 11:27 | 4 Comments
Cory Mac To Be Released By DSR

NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan, a championship contender throughout 2010, will head into the season-ender next weekend as a lame duck.
Team-owner Don Schumacher said McClenathan will be released following conclusion of the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, Calif., Nov. 11-14.
McClenathan, who has been racing the FRAM Top Fuel Dragster for [...]