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Sturbin: Is Four A Crowd In NHRA?
Thursday, 25 Mar, 2010 – 10:46 | 2 Comments
Sturbin: Is Four A Crowd In NHRA?

In a sporting universe operating on a 24/7 news cycle, perhaps four-wide drag racing was inevitable. Whether or not side-by-side-by-side-by-side straight-line competition has a shelf life beyond the curiosity stage largely will be determined during this weekend’s inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
For the first time in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history, competitors in Top [...]

NHRA Issues Report On Fan Death
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010 – 17:28 | Comments Off
NHRA Issues Report On Fan Death

RacinToday.com
The NHRA on Tuesday released preliminary findings of its investigation regarding the tragic incident in Phoenix which took the life of a spectator.
The drag racing series also announced precautionary measures are being implemented.
The incident occurred at the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway in late February. During a Top Fuel run, the car of [...]

Records Scratched at Gatornationals
Sunday, 14 Mar, 2010 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Records Scratched at Gatornationals

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It was a Don Schumacher Racing kind of day at the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals on Sunday as two drivers from that team fought it out in the Top Fuel finals.
It was not a John Force Racing kind of day.
Tony Schumacher added a fourth Gatornationals victory to his resume as he beat teammate Antron Brown in [...]

Skies Clear, Times Fall at Gatornationals
Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 – 19:24 | Comments Off
Skies Clear, Times Fall at Gatornationals

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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) shined during the second day of racing at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals.
The day was particularly good for Edwards, who also won the delayed NHRA Arizona Nationals event, defeating surprise finalist Bob Yonke in the final.
After two [...]

Medlen Bolts Force, Moves To Schumacher
Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 – 13:48 | Comments Off
Medlen Bolts Force, Moves To Schumacher

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Effective immediately, John Medlen, formerly of John Force Racing, has joined Don Schumacher Racing, and will be co-crew chief, with Tommy DeLago, on the DieHard Dodge Charger Funny Car driven by Matt Hagan in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
A former race-car and race-boat driver, Medlen is best known as a designer, fabricator [...]

Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins
Friday, 12 Mar, 2010 – 19:55 | Comments Off
Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins

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The rain let up Friday afternoon and the NHRA cars finally got onto the track for the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Florida.
Grabbing the poles were Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Junior Pippin (Pro Stock Motorcycle) during a day that was shortened to just [...]

Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
Friday, 12 Mar, 2010 – 17:33 | Comments Off
Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Returning home after races was the toughest part for Hector Arana during the dark days of his drag racing career. Returning home race after race, year after year and having to shake his head no when his sons would excitedly ask him if he had brought them home an NHRA [...]

Rain Postpones Gatornationals
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 11:15 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Gatornationals

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Persistent rain showers and a forecast for more showers and thunderstorms throughout the day forced NHRA officials to postpone Thursday’s scheduled racing at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at historic Gainesville Raceway.
Weather permitting, racing will begin Friday at 8 a.m. Friday’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series qualifying sessions are scheduled for noon and 2:45 [...]

NHRA’s Sampey Retires
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 9:52 | One Comment
NHRA’s Sampey Retires

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Angelle Sampey is hanging up her helmet and leathers as she announces her retirement as a professional drag racer.
Sampey, who totaled 41 victories during a 13-year NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle career, said she’s planning to pursue other career opportunities while looking to start a family with her fiancé, Seth Drago.
“I’m ready for a new challenge, including opening Coral [...]

Weekend Will Be A Drag For Busch
Wednesday, 10 Mar, 2010 – 16:34 | One Comment
Weekend Will Be A Drag For Busch

NASCAR champion Kurt Busch will spend the first off-weekend of the 2010 Sprint Cup season getting his racing career straightened out.
Busch, winner of Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the 2004 Cup champion, will revisit his drag racing roots during the 41st annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals beginning Thursday at historic Gainesville (Fla.) [...]