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Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet
Friday, 20 May, 2016 – 18:42 | One Comment
Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet

By Jim Pedley | Manging Editor
RacinToday.com
TOPEKA, Kan. – Driver Doug Kalitta is the No. 1, El Supremo, Big Kahuna hottest nitro driver in the NHRA. He’s won two straight NHRA national events. He is the Top Fuel points leader and that lead is a solid 64 points over former champion Antron Brown.
What possibly could make […]

Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Thursday, 19 May, 2016 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Caesar salad which John Force was stabbing at with his fork Wednesday during lunch at a Kansas City barbecue joint was having a hard time making it into the superstar Funny Car driver’s mouth. His jaws were simply not up to the needed multi-tasking. Force […]

Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta
Monday, 16 May, 2016 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta
Kalitta Tops Teammate To Win Top Fuel At Atlanta

Doug Kalitta raced to his second consecutive Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday as he won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Barely.
Kalitta powered his Mac Tools dragster to a 3.801-second pass at 323.19 mph to defeat Kalitta Motorsports teammate J.R. Todd’s 3.780 at 320.66 in his SealMaster dragster on […]

Beckman Has Pole, Wants A Wally At Atlanta
Sunday, 15 May, 2016 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Beckman Has Pole, Wants A Wally At Atlanta
Beckman Has Pole, Wants A Wally At Atlanta

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jack Beckman and his Don Schumacher Racing Funny Car team have made qualifying look relatively ho-hum during the early portion of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Advancing to a Sunday final-round, however, remains a major hurdle for the 2012 world champion.
Beckman and the Infinite Hero Dodge […]

Sampey Rides To Provisional Pole In Atlanta
Saturday, 14 May, 2016 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Sampey Rides To Provisional Pole In Atlanta
Sampey Rides To Provisional Pole In Atlanta

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The new concrete launchpad at Atlanta Dragway officially received Angelle Sampey’s stamp of approval burnout Friday evening.
A three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, Sampey rode her Precision Service Equipment/Star Racing Buell to the provisional No. 1 spot during qualifying for the 36th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Doug […]

Gittings Named NHRA’s Chief Starter
Friday, 6 May, 2016 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Gittings Named NHRA’s Chief Starter
Gittings Named NHRA’s Chief Starter

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Long-time drag racing participant Mike Gittings, most recently chief starter in the NHRA’s Northwest Division and a certified team member of the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA, has been appointed official NHRA Chief Starter.
Gittings is only the fourth chief starter in the sport’s 65-plus year history, following the late Buster Couch (1955-1996), Rick […]

Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher
Wednesday, 4 May, 2016 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher
Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher

Leah Pritchett’s nomadic journey through the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has reunited her with powerhouse Don Schumacher Racing for Round 7 of the schedule at Atlanta Dragway, and beyond.
Pritchett, who won her first Top Fuel event in Race No. 2 of the season near Phoenix on Feb. 28, was left without […]

Force Sisters On Top Of Nitro World
Monday, 2 May, 2016 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Force Sisters On Top Of Nitro World
Force Sisters On Top Of Nitro World

For the first time in the diverse history of the National Hot Rod Association two women are leading the Top Fuel and Funny Car point standings – and they happen to be siblings.
Courtney Force, 27, scored her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, and jumped from sixth into a first-place tie in points […]

Wilkerson’s Big Season Continues
Sunday, 1 May, 2016 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Wilkerson’s Big Season Continues
Wilkerson’s Big Season Continues

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Tim Wilkerson rode a personal-best elapsed time to the pole position in Funny Car as qualifications concluded Saturday for the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals. 
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also locked-up No. 1 positions in their respective categories during the sixth event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season at […]

Torrence Jumps To P1 In Baytown
Saturday, 30 Apr, 2016 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Torrence Jumps To P1 In Baytown
Torrence Jumps To P1 In Baytown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On the one-year anniversary of his strategic partnership with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, native Texan Steve Torrence is determined to take the affiliation to the next level during this weekend’s 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Torrence, winner of the season-opening Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead […]