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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
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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
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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
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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 [...]

Medlen Paired With Capps
Monday, 21 Jun, 2010 – 7:17 | One Comment
Medlen Paired With Capps

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car driver Ron Capps received a pair of unexpected presents on his 45th birthday Sunday – a first-round loss in the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and a new crew chief.
Winless through the first 12 events of 2010, Capps will be paired with crew chief John Medlen “effective [...]

Force Adds Another Victory
Sunday, 20 Jun, 2010 – 19:06 | Comments Off
Force Adds Another Victory

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John Force regained the points lead and added to his NHRA-record victory total on Sunday when he  won the Funny Car portion of the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
The victory was No. 130 for Force.
The other winners at the 12th race in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Series season were Tony [...]

Finals Set at Bristol
Saturday, 19 Jun, 2010 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Finals Set at Bristol

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Allen Johnson from nearby Greeneville, Tenn. moved around Mike Edwards on Saturday with a 6.722-second pass at 205.10 mph to secure the No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock at the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the 12th of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series [...]