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Classic Shaping Up In Pomona
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009 – 20:26 | Comments Off
Classic Shaping Up In Pomona

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Tony Schumacher and Larry Dixon entered the final race of the season separated by a single point and in the first round of qualifying the gap was just a thousandth of a second.
Lined up side-by-side for the final pass of the first day of qualifying at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals Thursday, Schumacher, the points [...]

Schumacher Wants This Championship Bad
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009 – 18:14 | 4 Comments
Schumacher Wants This Championship Bad

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This time around there is more than just money and trophies and championships at stake for Tony Schumacher. This time around he needs it as much as wants it. This time around, it is truly and literally personal for Schumacher.
The winner of the last five NHRA Top Fuel champions, Schumacher [...]

NHRA Notes: Force Turns To Video
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009 – 7:53 | 3 Comments
NHRA Notes: Force Turns To Video

The motorsports world never has seen a motivational speaker on a par with John Force, the 14-time NHRA Funny Car world champion. But rather than rally the troops around points-leader Robert Hight with one of his stream-of-consciousness monologues, Boss Force broke out a video for the ages at the headquarters of John Force Racing in [...]

Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?
Monday, 9 Nov, 2009 – 8:51 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer’s view of the top ten stories.
1. Prior to the Texas race, Mark Martin was headed for yet another runner-up finish or even third in the Sprint Cup championship. Yet [...]

NHRA Notes: Massey Amasses Points
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 16:52 | 2 Comments
NHRA Notes: Massey Amasses Points

The operative term in boxing is “stealing a round” – a flurry of punches fired-off during the final 10 or so seconds to impress the ringside judges right before they mark their scorecards.
Similarly, Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey scored big style points in his bid for the 2009 Auto Club Road to the Future Award [...]

Hight In A Strong Position
Monday, 2 Nov, 2009 – 7:28 | One Comment
Hight In A Strong Position

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Robert Hight says there is nothing lucky about his methodical march toward the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world championship.
“We have just outmuscled these guys,”  Hight said after defeating “Fast” Jack Beckman in Sunday’s final of the ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, penultimate round of the six-race Countdown to 1 playoff. Hight’s [...]

Hight Is Vegas High Roller
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2009 – 21:05 | Comments Off
Hight Is Vegas High Roller

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Spencer Massey, Robert Hight, Larry Morgan, and Andrew Hines claimed top honors at the Las Vegas Nationals.
Massey ran low e.t. of the day, 3.827, to defeat Larry Dixon, who smoked the tires early in the Top Fuel final.
Hight and Jack Beckman put on quite a show in the Funny Car final with Hight edging Beckman [...]

Force Hood Faces ‘Bummer’
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2009 – 7:36 | 2 Comments
Force Hood Faces ‘Bummer’

A blockbuster first-round pairing Sunday between Robert Hight and Ashley Force Hood looms as the potential pivotal point in their intramural battle for the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world championship.
Featuring teammates at John Force Racing, the Hight vs. Ford Hood matchup was set into motion following the conclusion of qualifying for the ninth annual NHRA [...]

Mike Edwards Top Act In Vegas
Saturday, 31 Oct, 2009 – 7:19 | One Comment
Mike Edwards Top Act In Vegas

Convinced that no lead is safe, Mike Edwards continued pursuit of his first NHRA Pro Stock world championship Friday at a blistering pace.
Edwards moved into position to earn his 15th No. 1 qualifying award of the season – and trimmed his magic number for clinching the title to 19 points – following the opening two [...]

Mission Impossible: Force Must Control His Emotions
Friday, 30 Oct, 2009 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Mission Impossible: Force Must Control His Emotions

Funny Car icon John Force is shifting his overly-amped emotions into neutral as son-in-law Robert Hight and daughter Ashley Force Hood vie for the 2009 NHRA world championship.
Hight holds a tenuous 13-point lead over John Force Racing teammate/sister-in-law Force Hood heading into the ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, Round 5 of the six-race Countdown [...]