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Rain Postpones Cup, IRL and NHRA
Sunday, 28 Mar, 2010 – 16:59 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Cup, IRL and NHRA

Rain has washed out Sunday’s events in three of the top auto-racing series of North America. All are in the Eastern time zone and all have been rescheduled for Monday.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia has been reschedule for noon. The race will be carried live [...]

Final Foursomes Set At zMAX
Saturday, 27 Mar, 2010 – 16:38 | Comments Off
Final Foursomes Set At zMAX

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Cory McClenathan (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) won the poles for Sunday’s historic Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C.
Sunday’s final eliminations also will follow a unique format in which the first two drivers across the finish line first in each four-car pairing [...]

NHRA Goes Four It At ZMAX
Friday, 26 Mar, 2010 – 21:14 | One Comment
NHRA Goes Four It At ZMAX

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The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the first NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event to incorporate a four-lane format in both qualifying and eliminations, got off to a wild start on Friday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Cory McClenathan (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcyle) emerged [...]

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

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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
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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 [...]