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U.S. Nats Preview: DeJoria Says She’s Back, And Just In Time
Friday, 1 Sep, 2017 – 7:26 | Comments Off on U.S. Nats Preview: DeJoria Says She’s Back, And Just In Time
U.S. Nats Preview: DeJoria Says She’s Back, And Just In Time

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With NHRA’s postseason looming, Alexis DeJoria believes she’s finally got her groove back at 1,000-feet.
DeJoria‘s first victory of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season on Aug. 20 at Brainerd International Raceway propelled her from 14th to 10th in the Funny Car point standings. DeJoria exited the Minnesota facility with a 12-point lead over […]

Beckman Lives Up To Name In Testing
Friday, 25 Aug, 2017 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Beckman Lives Up To Name In Testing
Beckman Lives Up To Name In Testing

“Fast” Jack Beckman led the Funny Car field Thursday during the second and final round of testing for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind.
Meanwhile, Tony Schumacher improved upon his elapsed time from Wednesday to lead Top Fuel and give Don Schumacher Racing a sweep of the nitro categories heading […]

Testing Under Way at U.S. Nats
Thursday, 24 Aug, 2017 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Testing Under Way at U.S. Nats
Testing Under Way at U.S. Nats

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Eight-time NHRA world champion Tony Schumacher led Top Fuel drivers during the first of two days of  testing Wednesday for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind.
Meanwhile, Don Schumacher Racing teammate Matt Hagan led the Funny Car class as preparations began for “The Big Go,” the final event […]

DeJoria Back In Gear; Wins In Brainerd
Tuesday, 22 Aug, 2017 – 7:11 | Comments Off on DeJoria Back In Gear; Wins In Brainerd
DeJoria Back In Gear; Wins In Brainerd

A resilient Alexis DeJoria launched a late-season rush toward the NHRA’s Funny Car playoffs Sunday with a victory in the 36th annual  Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
DeJoria recorded her first win of the season, fifth of her career and the 250th women’s victory in NHRA history when she defeated Tommy Johnson Jr. […]

Pritchett Leads Field Into Brainerd Eliminations
Sunday, 20 Aug, 2017 – 8:36 | Comments Off on Pritchett Leads Field Into Brainerd Eliminations
Pritchett Leads Field Into Brainerd Eliminations

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Leah Pritchett’s quickest run in NHRA history withstood two rounds of qualifying Saturday and secured pole position in Top Fuel during the 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
Record-smashing Robert Hight (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned No. 1 positions in their respective […]

ET Marks Take Beating In Brainerd
Saturday, 19 Aug, 2017 – 7:45 | Comments Off on ET Marks Take Beating In Brainerd
ET Marks Take Beating In Brainerd

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Leah Pritchett and Robert Hight posted national elapsed-time record runs in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, during Friday’s opening qualifying sessions for the 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were provisional qualifying leaders at the Minnesota facility during the […]

Western Swing Ends The Way It Began
Monday, 7 Aug, 2017 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Western Swing Ends The Way It Began
Western Swing Ends The Way It Began

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA’s annual three-race summertime Western Swing wrapped up Sunday in the Great Northwest, leaving Antron Brown, Robert Hight and Drew Skillman to ponder the one that got away in Sonoma, Calif.
That threesome began “The Swing” with victories at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo., on July 23 and closed out the […]

Hight’s High Continues
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Hight’s High Continues
Hight’s High Continues

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Robert Hight secured his second consecutive Funny Car pole position Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Hight earned P1 after a 1,000-foot pass in 3.883-seconds at 329.34 mph in his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS during the fourth and final qualifying session in Kent, Wash. Hight […]

Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale
Saturday, 5 Aug, 2017 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale
Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale

Top Fuel point-leader and Pacific Raceways speed record-holder Steve Torrence emerged with the provisional qualifying lead after the opening sessions of time trials Friday for the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Wash.
Torrence wheeled his Capco Contractors dragster to 1,000-foot pass in 3.791-seconds at 324.75 mph. The 34-year-old resident of Kilgore in West Texas […]

Todd Makes History In Sonoma
Monday, 31 Jul, 2017 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Todd Makes History In Sonoma
Todd Makes History In Sonoma

 
J.R. Todd checked-off a lengthy list of professional, personal and emotional “firsts” Sunday, when he won the Funny Car portion of the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Todd’s Funny Car Wally trophy sent him into drag racing’s record book as the first African-American driver to win in the class. Todd also was the first […]