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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
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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 [...]

Field For Final Show Of Big Go Set In Indy
Sunday, 5 Sep, 2010 – 18:50 | Comments Off
Field For Final Show Of Big Go Set In Indy

The field for the final eliminations for drag racing’s biggest event – the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil – were set Sunday at O’Reilly Raceway Park in the Indianapolis suburb of Clermont, Ind.
Defending world champion Mike Edwards raced to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Pro Stock.
Also winning poles were Larry Dixon [...]

Dixon Roars To Top At U.S. Nationals
Saturday, 4 Sep, 2010 – 21:03 | Comments Off
Dixon Roars To Top At U.S. Nationals

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Larry Dixon took teh qualifying lead Saturday at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, capping a record-setting day of performances at the world’s most prestigious drag race.
Matt Hagan, Jeg Coughlin and Andrew Hines also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event, the first of [...]

Edwards Looking Dynastic In NHRA Pro Stock
Saturday, 4 Sep, 2010 – 9:50 | One Comment
Edwards Looking Dynastic In NHRA Pro Stock

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Clermont, Ind. – Mike Edwards has been pedaling Pro Stock cars down drag strips for a while now. He’s seen enough of the sport to know that success in that division of the NHRA Full Throttle series can be contageous.
Pro Stock, he’s observed, tends to be the division which produces [...]

NHRA Notes: JFR Attacks In Force
Friday, 3 Sep, 2010 – 19:42 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: JFR Attacks In Force

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Clermont, Ind. – It was a John Force Racing kind of September evening on the opening day of the 2010 NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park.
Led by defending Funny Car champion Robert Hight, the JFR bunch swept the top three spots in first-round of qualifying for the [...]