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‘The Big Go-West’ Produced Big Memories
Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2010 – 7:39 | 2 Comments
‘The Big Go-West’ Produced Big Memories

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This was a time of cross-country road-trips, greasy spoon diners and “pit stops” wherever along America’s two-lane blacktop nature called.
Their wide-eyed to bleary-eyed adventures from Florida, Texas and Indiana transported Don Garlits, Kenny Bernstein and Bob Glidden, respectively, to the home of the National Hot Rod Association and the endless [...]

JFR Retools, Parks Neff
Saturday, 30 Jan, 2010 – 8:25 | Comments Off
JFR Retools, Parks Neff

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
John Force Racing, Inc., will compete for the 2010 NHRA Funny Car championship as a three-car operation, part of a wide-ranging corporate re-organization announced by the 14-time champion and team-owner.
Force said Mike Neff’s Ford Drive One Mustang team, which closed the 2009 season with its breakthrough victory, has been parked. [...]

Top Rookie Massey Now Top Free Agent
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Top Rookie Massey Now Top Free Agent

Fort Worth, Texas – Spencer Massey ended the 2009 drag racing season as the National Hot Rod Association’s top rookie competitor, and recipient of the prestigious Auto Club Road to the Future award.
But as baseball sage Yogi Berra once famously observed: “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
That hard fact was driven home for [...]

Koretsky, Stanfield Team Up
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010 – 14:52 | Comments Off
Koretsky, Stanfield Team Up

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Kenny Koretsky has been intertwined with NHRA Pro Stock racing for more than 25 years, but the words championship contenders were seldom uttered when discussing his teams.
But that is about to change.
The popular team owner announced Thursday that he, driver/engine builder Greg Stanfield and Indicom Electric owner Greg Hill, another factory hot rod enthusiast, have [...]

Force Cars Coming Together At Test
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 7:32 | Comments Off
Force Cars Coming Together At Test

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Monday was all positive for John Force Racing during the team’s test at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz.
Led by 2009 Funny Car Full Throttle Champion Robert Hight’s 4.05 second run at over 310 mph in the Auto Club 2010 Ford Mustang, every JFR car clocked a time quicker than 4.10 seconds.
It was the maiden [...]

Force Still Pleading Fifth On Taking Indy Dive
Sunday, 24 Jan, 2010 – 18:12 | 3 Comments
Force Still Pleading Fifth On Taking Indy Dive

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Chandler, Ariz. – Like Dale Earnhardt Jr., NHRA Funny Car star John Force learned last season that racing waits for no one.
Earnhardt, who is stock car racing’s most popular driver, failed to win a race.
Ditto Force, drag racing’s most popular driver who also didn’t reach victory lane for the first [...]

NHRA To Go Four-Wide For Real
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010 – 15:05 | Comments Off
NHRA To Go Four-Wide For Real

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Four-wide drag racing will go from the talking stage to the staging lanes in historic fashion during the 2010 National Hot Rod Association season.
For the first time in NHRA national event history, qualifying and eliminations for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle at an NHRA Full [...]

Logano Sleighs Competition
Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Logano Sleighs Competition

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NASCAR driver Joey Logano found himself on a slippery slope over the weekend and loving it.
Logano won the Fifth Annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering Sunday in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Logano got the victory when he defeated Melanie Troxel from the NHRA in Sunday’s Race 2 finals, which pitted the [...]

Bob Tasca Sr. Passes Away
Saturday, 9 Jan, 2010 – 10:27 | Comments Off

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Bob Tasca Sr., an automotive enthusiast, Ford dealer and drag racing innovator, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2010, his family announced today. Tasca Sr. was 83 years old.
An automotive businessman for more than 60 years, Tasca achieved fame as a record-setting automotive dealer and as an internationally-known designer of high-performance race cars. [...]

Hight Reappears As A Champion
Saturday, 28 Nov, 2009 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Hight Reappears As A Champion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
People suddenly and unexplainably disappear in sports all the time. Not back-of-milk-carton disappear, but they fade from sight and disappear. Sometimes, forever. It’s a great fear among athletes and in late summer of the 2009 NHRA drag racing season, Robert Hight was terrified.
Winning Funny Car events? Hight was having trouble [...]