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Langdon Provisional P1 At Gateway
Saturday, 28 Sep, 2013 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Langdon Provisional P1 At Gateway

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Shawn Langdon raced to the qualifying lead in the Top Fuel category Friday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the third of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello [...]

Kalitta Tops in Top Fuel In Texas
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2013 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Kalitta Tops in Top Fuel In Texas

The winners of Sunday’s NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Metroplex were Doug Kalitta in Top Fuel, Cruz Pedregon in Funny Car, Jason Line in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motor Cycle.
Kalitta, who moved into a tie for the points lead, beat Shawn Langdon in the finals.
Pedregon beat old foe John Force [...]

Car Out Of Hock, Enders-Stevens Going For Championship
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2013 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Car Out Of Hock, Enders-Stevens Going For Championship

ENNIS, Texas – Her historic, gender-breaking NHRA Pro Stock victory was capped by a marriage proposal, a series of real-world events fit for a second storybook Disney Channel movie.
As the cynics in the press box are wont to say…you can’t make this stuff up!
Erica Enders’ marriage to Richie Stevens Jr. is doing just fine, thanks. [...]

Hight Continues On Funny Car High
Saturday, 21 Sep, 2013 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Hight Continues On Funny Car High

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NHRA Funny Car driver Robert Hight secured his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 45th of his career on Saturday with a track-record performance, and he will try for his third straight victory of the season on Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens [...]

Life No Longer a Drag For ‘Better Person’ Massey
Saturday, 21 Sep, 2013 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Life No Longer a Drag For ‘Better Person’ Massey

ENNIS, Texas – The life and times of NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey took a turn for the cursed last fall, the result of an indiscretion inflicted by a self-described “spoiled kid.”
“I believe I’m a better person now, and hopefully a better race car driver,” Massey said Friday afternoon at the Texas Motorplex in [...]

Brown Itching To Get Back Into The Show
Friday, 20 Sep, 2013 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Brown Itching To Get Back Into The Show

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: Friday’s qualifying sessions were washed out by rain.)
DALLAS – When his Top Fuel dragster is pumping-out a 1,000-foot pass on all cylinders, reigning NHRA world champion Antron Brown says he is an accident waiting to happen.
Strange words from a guy who failed to qualify for Round 1 of [...]

Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel
Sunday, 15 Sep, 2013 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car driver Robert Hight repeated history Sunday at zMAX Dragway in the Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals while Top Fuel’s Morgan Lucas secured his first-ever victory at the 6-year-old track as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began with some interesting
scenarios.
In the other two professional categories, Jeg Coughlin claimed his [...]

Antron Brown: Things Didn’t Go Our Way
Sunday, 15 Sep, 2013 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Antron Brown: Things Didn’t Go Our Way

CONCORD, N.C. – Antron Brown’s Top Fuel dragster shut off before he completed his final qualifying run Saturday and the category’s defending champion found himself eliminated from zMAX Dragway’s Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals, the opening event in the six-race Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship.
“You never imagine this kind of thing happening,” said Brown, [...]

Field Set At zMAX; Brown A DNQ
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 18:44 | Comments Off
Field Set At zMAX; Brown A DNQ

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Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon is rounding into championship form as he raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all will lead their categories as the [...]

Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 12:37 | Comments Off
Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown

CONCORD, N.C. – Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown says going after his second title isn’t nearly as stressful as trying to get the first one.
“The first championship is the hardest, just like winning the first race, because you don’t know how to do it; you don’t know how to get the job done,” [...]