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NHRA Notes: The ‘Stang Is Back
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2010 – 8:40 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: The ‘Stang Is Back

Ford Motor Co. marked its official return to drag racing’s famed “Factory Hot Rod” wars Saturday, when veteran competitor Larry Morgan qualified a 2010 Mustang for the 50th annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
Morgan covered the Auto Club Raceway quarter-mile in 6.645-seconds and 207.88 mph to earn the 15th spot on the 16-car [...]

Cory Mac Back At The Top
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 22:49 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Back At The Top

Cory McClenathan returned to the top of the speed charts at the Kragen O’Reilly Winternationals on Saturday while Robert Hight and Mike Edwards stayed there.
McClenathan, who led Top Fuel after Thursday’s first round of qualifying, clocked a 3.787-second run on Saturday. McClenathan’s 320.05-mph speed matched his previous best here.
“We saw the air getting better [...]

Antron Brown Settling In At DSR
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 14:16 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Settling In At DSR

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Antron Brown has learned to drive hard and travel light during his nomadic NHRA Top Fuel career, the residue of having raced for four team-owners over two seasons. But Brown believes his barnstorming days are over, as he settles in for his first full season with Don Schumacher Racing’s three-car [...]

Langdon Cooking At Home
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 8:59 | One Comment
Langdon Cooking At Home

Having grown up just down the road from the track in Pomona, Shawn Langdon knows all the secret spots at that wonderful old dragstrip. He knows the best places to get autographs, to eat, to find freebees, to watch races and to run wild with friends.
On Sunday, he would like to explore one place he [...]

Dixon Jumps To Top In Pomona
Friday, 12 Feb, 2010 – 21:06 | One Comment
Dixon Jumps To Top In Pomona

Larry Dixon jumped to the provisional Top Fuel pole at the 50th-annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals Friday with a second-round qualifying run at 3.795 second and 317 mph.
Robert Hight held on to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car and Mike Edwards remained atop the Pro Stock heap.
Dixon failed to make last year’s field [...]

The High Continues For Hight
Friday, 12 Feb, 2010 – 9:38 | Comments Off
The High Continues For Hight

Now that he has the No. 1 decal slapped on his race car, Robert Hight wants to avoid being labeled a one-hit wonder.
So motivated, Hight launched defense of his NHRA Funny Car world championship by claiming the provisional pole after Round 1 of qualifications for the 50th Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif. Hight [...]

Champs Dominate At Pomona
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Champs Dominate At Pomona

RacinToday.com
Defending champions Robert Hight and Mike Edwards picked up right where they left off with pace-setting runs on the first day of qualifying at the season-opening Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline on Thursday.
Joining Hight (Funny Car) and Edwards (Pro Stock) was Cory McClenathan, who rounded out the provisional qualifying leaders through [...]

The Snake Is Missing and Missed At Pomona
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 10:54 | One Comment
The Snake Is Missing and Missed At Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
First-round qualifications for the golden anniversary of the NHRA’s Winternationals are scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon, albeit with a huge void in the staging lanes at Pomona, Calif.
Legendary owner/driver Don “The Snake”  Prudhomme announced in early January he was parking his Top Fuel team and retiring after failing to land a [...]

Ashley Has Some Advice For Danica
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2010 – 9:54 | One Comment
Ashley Has Some Advice For Danica

All eyes will be on Danica Patrick again today, when the open-wheel star is scheduled to turn her first NASCAR Nationwide Series practice laps at Daytona International Speedway.
Patrick’s stock car learning curve on the high-banked, 2.5-mile DIS trioval is being accelerated following a successful, sixth-place finish in Saturday’s ARCA season-opener. Today’s Nationwide practice will be [...]

Fear Drives The Sarge Onward
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2010 – 8:14 | Comments Off
Fear Drives The Sarge Onward

Tony Schumacher concedes that his unprecedented run as NHRA Top Fuel champion now has become all about the losing.
“You know, the losing – I’m afraid to lose right now.  It’s crazy,” said Schumacher, a seven-time champion in drag racing’s premier professional class. “We’ve won six in a row.  And guess what?  It’s going to end [...]