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Atlanta A Tour De Force
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 17:20 | One Comment
Atlanta A Tour De Force

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Commerce, Ga. – One way or another John Force has a way of getting himself to Victory Lane after the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
On Sunday he was there to celebrate with his son-in-law Robert Hight after Hight defeated Force’s daughter Ashley Force Hood in an all-Force Funny Car final.
It’s [...]

Minter: Ups, Downs At Drag Strip
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Minter: Ups, Downs At Drag Strip

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Commerce, Ga. – A few random thoughts from Atlanta Dragway and a press box a little bit of my usual beaten path:
Whether it’s at a NASCAR superspeedway, a 3/8-mile dirt track or an NHRA drag strip, there are few things in life that match the feeling of hearing a race [...]

Finals Field Set In Atlanta
Saturday, 15 May, 2010 – 18:32 | Comments Off
Finals Field Set In Atlanta

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Larry Dixon, Ashley Force Hood, Allen Johnson and Hector Arana will enter Sunday eliminations at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway as top seeds in their respective divisions.
Dixon’s Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel dragster was the quickest in each of four qualifying sessions and as a result the series points leader claimed [...]

Minter: NHRA Senior Moments Last For 6 Seconds
Saturday, 15 May, 2010 – 6:54 | Comments Off
Minter: NHRA Senior Moments Last For 6 Seconds

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Commerce, Ga. – There are a lot of race fans, myself included, maybe even a majority, who are uncomfortable with change.
We prefer Darlington and Martinsville over the newer tracks on the NASCAR circuit. We keep hoping that Mark Martin has lots of wins left in him, and that Bill Elliott [...]

Force Hood, Dixon On Top
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 20:41 | One Comment
Force Hood, Dixon On Top

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Ashley Force Hood raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Larry Dixon, Allen Johnson and Matt Smith also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Force Hood continued to have success at Atlanta Dragway, site of her milestone first career victory in [...]

Dark Memories Of Atlanta
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Dark Memories Of Atlanta

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The way Funny Car driver Jack Beckman has it figured, if you’re going to be the underdog in a drag race, your best friend is a dramatic change in racing conditions.
Last year’s Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway provided him just the opportunity he needed to upset Ashley Force Hood, who [...]

NHRA Tests New Fuel Pump
Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 – 15:56 | Comments Off
NHRA Tests New Fuel Pump

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Upon conclusion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals recently, the NHRA in cooperation with Tim Wilkerson Racing and John Force Racing tested a 60-gallon per minute fuel pump as part of its ongoing power reduction program.
The test was designed to reduce the volume of fuel that can be delivered to the engine in the [...]

Warren Johnson Busts Slump
Sunday, 2 May, 2010 – 21:15 | Comments Off
Warren Johnson Busts Slump

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Pro Stock driver Warren Johnson, the second-winningest driver in NHRA Full Throttle Series history, ended a four-year drought with his 97th career win Sunday at the 14th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
The other winners at the seventh event in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were Tony Schumacher [...]

Cory Mac On Top of Top Fuel
Saturday, 1 May, 2010 – 21:02 | One Comment
Cory Mac On Top of Top Fuel

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Cory McClenathan held off defending Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher to pick up the No. 1 qualifying spot Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.
John Force, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana also will head to the eliminations from the top spots in their respective categories as qualifying came to an end at Gateway [...]

Force Stays Hot At Gateway
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 21:20 | Comments Off
Force Stays Hot At Gateway

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John Force held on to the provisional top spot in Funny Car as rain washed out most of Friday qualifying at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
Tony Schumacher, Mike Edwards and Craig Treble also took the provisional top spots in their respective categories at the seventh of 23 events on the [...]