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Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rising NHRA Pro Stock contender Alex Laughlin never has lacked for self-confidence, dating to his football-playing days as a high school freshman and sophomore in North Texas.
“I went to Stephenville High School and they’re super-big on football,” said Laughlin, 28, briefly recalling those gridiron glory days from inside his hauler […]

Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship
Capps Finally Gets His Funny Car Championship

Ron Capps was crowned 2016 NHRA Funny Car world champion Saturday in Pomona, Calif., and has the unmistakable bling to prove it.
“This is epic,” Capps said after receiving the Mello Yello champion’s jacket and dinner plate-sized gold medal he dubbed “My Mr. T starter kit” at the conclusion of qualifying for the 52nd annual Auto […]

Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship
Saturday, 12 Nov, 2016 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship
Capps Looking Good To Cap Off Funny Car Season With A Championship

Ron Capps is off to a near-perfect start in the bid to clinch his first NHRA Funny Car world championship, a career-defining moment that could be realized and celebrated Saturday.
Capps bagged valuable qualifying points while Don Schumacher Racing teammate Jack Beckman sprinted into the provisional lead Friday during the opening two rounds of time trials […]

Funny Car’s Capps Hoping To Party In Pomona
Friday, 11 Nov, 2016 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Funny Car’s Capps Hoping To Party In Pomona
Funny Car’s Capps Hoping To Party In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After all the burnouts, hole shots and explosions he has experienced during a 19-year Funny Car career, the most meaningful lap Ron Capps records Sunday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona figures to be covered in the wrong direction…engine silent…behind a tow-car.
The return road at the famed NHRA facility will […]

Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship
Monday, 31 Oct, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship
Antron Brown Nails 2016 Top Fuel Championship

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Antron Brown finished fourth at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday but in doing so, won his third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship.
After defeating Wayne Newby in the quarterfinals, Brown outlasted his two closest chasers, Doug Kalitta, who lost in the quarterfinal round to Steve Torrence, and […]

Hagan Looking Serious In Funnies
Saturday, 29 Oct, 2016 – 8:45 | Comments Off on Hagan Looking Serious In Funnies
Hagan Looking Serious In Funnies

Matt Hagan’s late-season rush for a third NHRA Funny Car world championship gained additional traction Friday, when the Don Schumacher Racing ace powered to the provisional pole after two rounds of qualifications for the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals.
Hagan ran a track-record 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.872-seconds at 329.18 mph in his Mopar Express Lane/Rocky […]

Six NHRA Drivers On Road To The Future
Thursday, 27 Oct, 2016 – 14:43 | Comments Off on Six NHRA Drivers On Road To The Future
Six NHRA Drivers On Road To The Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Six rookies representing four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series categories are candidates for the 2016 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award.
Recognizing the series’ top rookie competitor, the award features a $20,000 prize and trophy to the winner. He or she will be honored during NHRA’s […]

Brown Closes In On Top Fuel Crown
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2016 – 19:42 | Comments Off on Brown Closes In On Top Fuel Crown
Brown Closes In On Top Fuel Crown

ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown got fitted for a black cowboy hat Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, and it may as well pass for another Top Fuel crown.
Brown trailered nearest point rival Doug Kalitta during the second round of eliminations before dispatching Texan Steve Torrence in the final to win the 31st edition of the […]

Field Set At FallNationals
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2016 – 8:49 | One Comment
Field Set At FallNationals

 
ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown, Robert Hight and Jason Line locked-up pole positions in their respective professional classes Saturday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the starting fields were set for the 31st annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
The lone change atop a ladder from the Friday “Night of Fire” session was in Pro Stock Motorcycle, where […]

Savoie A Grateful Biker At The Texas Motorplex
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2016 – 20:48 | Comments Off on Savoie A Grateful Biker At The Texas Motorplex
Savoie A Grateful Biker At The Texas Motorplex

ENNIS, Texas – It wasn’t enough for Jerry Savoie to routinely thank his crew after posting his first Pro Stock Motorcycle pole of the 2016 NHRA season Saturday afternoon at Texas Motorplex.
“Everybody says, ‘Yeah, I thank my crew,’ but with me it’s personal,” Savoie said after his quarter-mile pass in 6.805-seconds at 197.31 mph earned […]