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Hight’s On A Lot Of Minds As Nationals Begin
Friday, 3 Sep, 2010 – 12:31 | Comments Off
Hight’s On A Lot Of Minds As Nationals Begin

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Clermont, Ind. – Robert Hight arrived at drag racing’s biggest event on Friday as a whole lot more than just the defending Funny Car champion and the owner of the No. 2 spot in this year’s point standings.
He arrived as a symbol of hope for that large handful of drivers [...]

NHRA Adjusts Schedule For 2011
Saturday, 28 Aug, 2010 – 7:09 | One Comment
NHRA Adjusts Schedule For 2011

Inclusion of the Arizona Nationals as Round No. 4 of the six-race Countdown to the Championship, and a repositioning of the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, highlight the 2011 National Hot Rod Association Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA will mark its “60th Anniversary Celebration” via a 22-race national tour, with the most significant change [...]

Testing For U.S. Nationals Gets Under Way
Thursday, 26 Aug, 2010 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Testing For U.S. Nationals Gets Under Way

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Antron Brown, Robert Hight and Andrew Hines were quickest in their respective categories Wednesday during the first of two days of National Hot Rod Association open testing at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series teams are utilizing the two-day session to prepare for the 56th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented [...]

NHRA Countdown Is Set
Sunday, 15 Aug, 2010 – 17:50 | Comments Off
NHRA Countdown Is Set

Three drivers had a shot at their first career NHRA Full Throttle Series win on Sunday at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway and Funny Car veteran Bob Bode was the lucky one who struck paydirt.
The other winners at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series [...]

Kalitta On Top At Brainerd
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 17:44 | Comments Off
Kalitta On Top At Brainerd

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Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta earned his second No. 1 qualifying berth in the last four races Saturday at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series season – and final race in the Countdown to [...]

Bernstein, Force Hood are No. 1 in Brainerd
Friday, 13 Aug, 2010 – 20:36 | Comments Off
Bernstein, Force Hood are No. 1 in Brainerd

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Brandon Bernstein put himself into position to collect his first pole position of 2010 after Friday’s first qualifying session at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series season – and final race in the Countdown [...]

Tony Pedregon Needs Win, Confidence As NHRA Playoffs Near
Friday, 13 Aug, 2010 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Tony Pedregon Needs Win, Confidence As NHRA Playoffs Near

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Tony Pedregon wasn’t exactly doing a Norman Vincent Peale thing this week as he talked about his chances of making the 2010 NHRA playoffs. No, positive thinking on the part of the former two-time champion was clearly being tested by fear of a slow Funny Car.
Asked about doing well in [...]

Kalitta, Hight, Johnson And Hines Win Mile High Nationals
Sunday, 25 Jul, 2010 – 19:28 | One Comment
Kalitta, Hight, Johnson And Hines Win Mile High Nationals

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Allen Johnson raced to his first Pro Stock victory of the season and his third win in the last four years at Bandimere Speedway to finish off a successful weekend for his team Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Morrison, Colo.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock [...]

Finals Set At Mile High
Sunday, 25 Jul, 2010 – 4:38 | Comments Off
Finals Set At Mile High

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Antron Brown, Matt Hagan, Allen Johnson and Michael Phillips will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ Mile High Nationals near Denver.
The race at Bandimere Speedway is the final stop of the three-race Western Swing and the penultimate race in the [...]

Force Early Leader At Bandimere
Saturday, 24 Jul, 2010 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Force Early Leader At Bandimere

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Funny Car champion John Force cashed-in one of his perks as season-long points-leader at Bandimere Speedway Friday evening, emerging as provisional pole-sitter over Del Worsham for the 31st annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High-Mileage Ford Mustang to a 4.191-second run at 296.76 mph to move into position to claim his fifth [...]