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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 [...]

Confident Capps Is Back
Monday, 19 Jul, 2010 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Confident Capps Is Back

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Funny Car driver Ron Capps ended a one-year winless streak Sunday with a victory at the 23rd annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.
The other winners at the 15th race in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Michael Phillips (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
The [...]

‘Fast Jack’ Still Is At Infineon
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 19:44 | Comments Off
‘Fast Jack’ Still Is At Infineon

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Funny Car driver Jack Beckman set both ends of the Infineon Raceway track record en route to his first No. 1 qualifier of 2010 at the 23rd annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals Saturday.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the 15th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series season were Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Allen [...]

Beckman Record-Breaking Fast At Infineon
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 6:05 | Comments Off
Beckman Record-Breaking Fast At Infineon

Jack Beckman drove to the provisional Funny Car pole in style at Infineon Raceway Friday evening, setting both ends of the track record while also beating a local noise curfew.
Beckman cranked-out a stout second -round pass of 4.063-seconds at 311.56 mph on the opening day of the 23rd annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals to grab both [...]

NHRA Implements New Safety Rules
Friday, 16 Jul, 2010 – 7:38 | Comments Off
NHRA Implements New Safety Rules

Reacting to a pair of tragic accidents in its Sportsman ranks, the National Hot Rod Association has issued safety updates relating to rear and front brakes, and an additional tethering device for parachutes covering a variety of its classes.
NHRA announced Thursday that rear carbon fiber brake rotors and pads will become mandatory equipment in Top [...]

First Test In The West Completed
Monday, 12 Jul, 2010 – 8:23 | Comments Off
First Test In The West Completed

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Cory McClenathan and Greg Anderson exited the 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals Sunday evening as event champions, and the only players still standing in what looms as an historic race-within-a-race.
McClenathan posted his third Top Fuel victory of 2010 and Anderson won in Pro Stock for the second consecutive event, as [...]

NHRA In Mourning Again
Monday, 12 Jul, 2010 – 8:12 | Comments Off
NHRA In Mourning Again

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
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Post-race celebrations at Pacific Raceways were muted Sunday evening following the death of popular Top Alcohol Dragster driver Mark Niver during the NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Niver, a 60-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was killed when his dragster crashed in the shutdown area during eliminations at the facility in Kent, Wash., near Seattle.
NHRA [...]