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Dixon Battles A Top Fuel Monster
Wednesday, 14 Apr, 2010 – 8:59 | Comments Off
Dixon Battles A Top Fuel Monster

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Bring up the fact that he is outgunned 3-to-1 by his biggest rival every time he shows up for an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing event and Larry Dixon just issues his best it-is-what-it-is shrug.
“How do I feel? I feel the same way everybody else feels that has to race [...]

Dixon Wins Again, Hagan Wins First
Sunday, 11 Apr, 2010 – 19:07 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins Again, Hagan Wins First

Larry Dixon beat Antron Brown in a pedal-fest in the Top Fuel final at the 23rd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals Sunday at Houston Raceway Park to win for the second time this season and the 50th time in his career.
The other winners at the fifth event in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing [...]

Force Tops Funny Car Qualifying
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 21:53 | Comments Off
Force Tops Funny Car Qualifying

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John Force inched one step closer to the one major NHRA milestone that eludes him – all-time No. 1 qualifiers – when he set the Funny Car pace at the 23rd O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil on Saturday.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the fifth of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full [...]

Force Powers To NHRA Pole
Friday, 9 Apr, 2010 – 21:11 | Comments Off
Force Powers To NHRA Pole

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John Force earned the provisional pole in Funny Car with a 4.021-second pass at 316.08 mph on the first day of qualifying at the 23rd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals Friday.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the fifth of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Antron Brown [...]

Force Gives Four-Wide A Thumbs Sideways
Friday, 2 Apr, 2010 – 6:50 | One Comment
Force Gives Four-Wide A Thumbs Sideways

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
By any measuring device, last weekend’s inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was a runaway success for John Force Racing.
But despite an historic victory in the rain-delayed Funny Car final at zMAX Dragway, Brut Force is suggesting that four-wide might better serve all vested parties as an all-star-style, non-points event on the [...]

Four-Wide Crowns Four Champs
Monday, 29 Mar, 2010 – 14:16 | Comments Off
Four-Wide Crowns Four Champs

John Force’s comeback season continued to come back in force on Monday as he won the Funny Car title in the inaugural Four Wide Nationals at zMAZ Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Cory McClenathan won in Top Fuel while Mike Edwards won Pro Stock and Matt Smith won Pro Stock Motorcyle in the rain-delayed event.
Force continued his [...]

Rain Postpones Cup, IRL and NHRA
Sunday, 28 Mar, 2010 – 16:59 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Cup, IRL and NHRA

Rain has washed out Sunday’s events in three of the top auto-racing series of North America. All are in the Eastern time zone and all have been rescheduled for Monday.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia has been reschedule for noon. The race will be carried live [...]

Final Foursomes Set At zMAX
Saturday, 27 Mar, 2010 – 16:38 | Comments Off
Final Foursomes Set At zMAX

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Cory McClenathan (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) won the poles for Sunday’s historic Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C.
Sunday’s final eliminations also will follow a unique format in which the first two drivers across the finish line first in each four-car pairing [...]

NHRA Goes Four It At ZMAX
Friday, 26 Mar, 2010 – 21:14 | One Comment
NHRA Goes Four It At ZMAX

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The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the first NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event to incorporate a four-lane format in both qualifying and eliminations, got off to a wild start on Friday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Cory McClenathan (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcyle) emerged [...]

Sturbin: Is Four A Crowd In NHRA?
Thursday, 25 Mar, 2010 – 10:46 | 2 Comments
Sturbin: Is Four A Crowd In NHRA?

In a sporting universe operating on a 24/7 news cycle, perhaps four-wide drag racing was inevitable. Whether or not side-by-side-by-side-by-side straight-line competition has a shelf life beyond the curiosity stage largely will be determined during this weekend’s inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
For the first time in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history, competitors in Top [...]