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Eliminations Set In Topeka
Saturday, 22 May, 2010 – 19:59 | 2 Comments
Eliminations Set In Topeka

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Robert Hight continued his torrid May by qualifying No. 1 at the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
The other No. 1 qualifiers at the ninth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock).
Hight, the 2009 [...]

The Sarge Will March On
Saturday, 22 May, 2010 – 14:34 | 2 Comments
The Sarge Will March On

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Topeka, Kan. – Unlike another seven time world champion driver with the same surname, when Tony Schumacher retires from driving, he’s retiring for good. But according to Schumacher – the seven time NHRA Top Fuel one – not even he knows when that time will come.
“I will not set a [...]

Hight Leads Funny Car Field
Friday, 21 May, 2010 – 21:00 | One Comment
Hight Leads Funny Car Field

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TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert Hight took the provisional No. 1 qualifier position on Friday and showed he is a contender to win his third race of the season during the first day of qualifying for the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Antron Brown and Mike Edwards also take [...]

John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating
Friday, 21 May, 2010 – 16:57 | 2 Comments
John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – It’s not like members of the John Force Racing organization are embarrassed by the fact that its drivers are ranked first, second and third in the NHRA Funny Car standings. They’re certainly not apologizing for it.
But, they’re not exactly breaking out the confetti canons, either.
Way too early [...]

Minter: Hagan Already Out To Pasture
Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Minter: Hagan Already Out To Pasture

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – You wouldn’t think that a guy who gets his kicks running a Funny Car at 300 miles per hour (Matt Hagan) could find much common ground with someone who spends his idle hours bumping along the backroads at 40 miles per hour in an old farm truck [...]

Atlanta A Tour De Force
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 17:20 | One Comment
Atlanta A Tour De Force

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – One way or another John Force has a way of getting himself to Victory Lane after the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
On Sunday he was there to celebrate with his son-in-law Robert Hight after Hight defeated Force’s daughter Ashley Force Hood in an all-Force Funny Car final.
It’s [...]

Minter: Ups, Downs At Drag Strip
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Minter: Ups, Downs At Drag Strip

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – A few random thoughts from Atlanta Dragway and a press box a little bit of my usual beaten path:
Whether it’s at a NASCAR superspeedway, a 3/8-mile dirt track or an NHRA drag strip, there are few things in life that match the feeling of hearing a race [...]

Finals Field Set In Atlanta
Saturday, 15 May, 2010 – 18:32 | Comments Off
Finals Field Set In Atlanta

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Larry Dixon, Ashley Force Hood, Allen Johnson and Hector Arana will enter Sunday eliminations at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway as top seeds in their respective divisions.
Dixon’s Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel dragster was the quickest in each of four qualifying sessions and as a result the series points leader claimed [...]

Minter: NHRA Senior Moments Last For 6 Seconds
Saturday, 15 May, 2010 – 6:54 | Comments Off
Minter: NHRA Senior Moments Last For 6 Seconds

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – There are a lot of race fans, myself included, maybe even a majority, who are uncomfortable with change.
We prefer Darlington and Martinsville over the newer tracks on the NASCAR circuit. We keep hoping that Mark Martin has lots of wins left in him, and that Bill Elliott [...]

Force Hood, Dixon On Top
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 20:41 | One Comment
Force Hood, Dixon On Top

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Ashley Force Hood raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Larry Dixon, Allen Johnson and Matt Smith also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Force Hood continued to have success at Atlanta Dragway, site of her milestone first career victory in [...]