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

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Drag Racer Dies In Washington
Sunday, 11 Jul, 2010 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Drag Racer Dies In Washington

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Top Alcohol dragster racer Mark Niver, 60, from Phoenix, was involved in a fatal incident Sunday when his dragster crashed in the shutdown area during eliminations at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
NHRA officials are investigating the accident.

Kalitta No. 1 In Northwest
Saturday, 10 Jul, 2010 – 20:58 | Comments Off
Kalitta No. 1 In Northwest

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Doug Kalitta ended a three-and-a-half year drought on Saturday at the 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways with his first No. 1 qualifier since the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Robert Hight [...]

Hight Leads Ford Parade In Northwest
Friday, 9 Jul, 2010 – 21:29 | Comments Off
Hight Leads Ford Parade In Northwest

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Reigning Funny Car world champion Robert Hight and crew chief Jimmy Prock served notice Friday night they are aiming for the fences during the NHRA’s annual Western Swing.
Hight drove to the provisional No. 1 position after the opening two rounds of qualifying for the 23rd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals. Hight, [...]

Anderson Finds Rhythm In Time for Western Swing
Friday, 9 Jul, 2010 – 9:50 | One Comment
Anderson Finds Rhythm In Time for Western Swing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Greg Anderson is a three-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion _ and the eternal pessimist.
Nobody in the National Hot Rod Association’s ultra-competitive “Factory Hot Rod” class beats up on Anderson more than himself. But buoyed by his recent sweep of the Pro Stock events at Norwalk, Ohio – and uplifting [...]

Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing
Thursday, 8 Jul, 2010 – 8:50 | 2 Comments
Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Only seven professional drivers have swept the National Hot Rod Association’s famed Western Swing during its 21-year history, and Tim Wilkerson is not one of them.
It’s a situation that Wilkerson, unofficial “Hot Track Master” of the Funny Car ranks, plans to remedy beginning with the NHRA Northwest Nationals Friday through Sunday [...]

Anderson Caps Dream Weekend
Sunday, 27 Jun, 2010 – 17:42 | 3 Comments
Anderson Caps Dream Weekend

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Former champion Greg Anderson raced to his first Pro Stock victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.
Larry Dixon, Tim Wilkerson and Matt Smith also were winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
In winning the [...]

Anderson On The Money In Norwalk
Saturday, 26 Jun, 2010 – 18:20 | One Comment
Anderson On The Money In Norwalk

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Greg Anderson won a $50,000 bonus by racing to victory Saturday in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special event for Pro Stock competitors at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Anderson used a quicker reaction to upset the special event’s top seed, Mike Edwards. In a battle between Pontiac GXPs, Anderson crossed the finish line first [...]

Force Hood Tops In Norwalk
Saturday, 26 Jun, 2010 – 6:32 | Comments Off
Force Hood Tops In Norwalk

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ashley Force Hood is the only John Force Racing Funny Car driver without a National Hot Rod Association event victory in 2010, a fact the second generation star aims to amend by the end of this weekend.
Force Hood raced to the qualifying lead late Friday during the delayed second round of time [...]

Quest For Success Shakes Up Capps’ Team
Thursday, 24 Jun, 2010 – 7:44 | One Comment
Quest For Success Shakes Up Capps’ Team

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Physically, the re-assignment of Ed “Ace” McCulloch at Don Schumacher Racing will relocate the veteran crew chief/tuner from the front to the rear of Ron Capps’ Funny Car.
Just how that will play out emotionally for Capps, McCulloch and newly appointed crew chief John Medlen will begin to unfold  Friday during the [...]