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Enders-Stevens Decision Is Bad News For NHRA
Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014 – 8:42 | 18 Comments
Enders-Stevens Decision Is Bad News For NHRA

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

Todd Ends Top Fuel Drought In Colorado
Monday, 21 Jul, 2014 – 4:47 | Comments Off
Todd Ends Top Fuel Drought In Colorado

J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

Enders-Stevens To Sit Out Next Two Pro Stock Events
Sunday, 20 Jul, 2014 – 17:39 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens To Sit Out Next Two Pro Stock Events

Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders-Stevens will skip the NHRA national events in Sonoma, Calif., and Seattle her team announced on Sunday.
According to her Elite Motorsports team owner, Richard Freeman, the decision to sit out the remaining two races of the Western Swing is based on making improvements on the team.
“This has been the game [...]

Schumacher Pole Drought Ends In Colorado
Sunday, 20 Jul, 2014 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Schumacher Pole Drought Ends In Colorado

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Tony Schumacher raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position of the year and the first of his career at Bandimere Speedway during qualifying for the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
John Force (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories when eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m. [...]

Mile High Air Tough On Humans And Cars
Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014 – 7:19 | Comments Off
Mile High Air Tough On Humans And Cars

There is a sign at the entrance of the visitors’ locker room at Denver’s Mile High Stadium which reads: “ELEVATION 5,280 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL.” It was put there as a psychological weapon.
Competing in athletic events in Colorado has been a challenge forever. Doesn’t matter which sport you’re talking about. The thin air at altitudes [...]

Force Jumps To Top At Bandimere
Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Force Jumps To Top At Bandimere

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Funny Car icon John Force rocketed to the quickest run in Bandimere Speedway history Friday to take the provisional qualifying lead at the 35th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Force Tops Capps In Old-School Thriller
Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Force Tops Capps In Old-School Thriller

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In a thrilling side-by-side final round duel with longtime rival Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force picked up his 140th career win on Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Langdon Hot Streak Continues
Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Langdon Hot Streak Continues

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Reigning Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon raced to a track record performance at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio on Saturday to claim his third  No. 1 qualifier of the season
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead [...]

Kalitta Rolls On In Top Fuel
Saturday, 5 Jul, 2014 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Kalitta Rolls On In Top Fuel

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Top Fuel point-leader Doug Kalitta has advanced to the final round in six races this season, and his hot streak continued Friday as he raced to the provisional qualifying lead at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at [...]

Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2014 – 20:32 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission

Juan Pablo Montoya is a veteran of racing at the three-cornered Pocono Raceway. Just not in an Indy car, which is precisely what he will be driving at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track.
Montoya’s experience at Pocono has been restricted to stock cars – 3,400-pound, low downforce Chip Ganassi Racing Sprint Cup cars to be precise.
This [...]