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Hight, Edwards Clinch in Pomona
Saturday, 14 Nov, 2009 – 20:24 | Comments Off
Hight, Edwards Clinch in Pomona

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Robert Hight clinched the 2009 NHRA Funny Car championship on Saturday thanks to bonus points earned in qualifying for this weekend’s season-ending event in Pomona Calif.
Also clinching was Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
The championship in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorccyle will be determined on Sunday in the final eliminations at Pomona.
In Top Fuel, Tony [...]

Dixon Moves To Top Of Top Fuel
Friday, 13 Nov, 2009 – 19:51 | 3 Comments
Dixon Moves To Top Of Top Fuel

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There is a new points leader in the NHRA’s Top Fuel category.
Larry Dixon is now in front by one point after he earned the three points for being top qualifier in the division on Friday afternoon at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Dixon earned the provisional pole for the season-ending, championship-deciding event in [...]

No Pressure For Dixon, Just Opportunity
Friday, 13 Nov, 2009 – 8:02 | Comments Off
No Pressure For Dixon, Just Opportunity

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His genuine appreciation of NHRA history has kept Larry Dixon grounded during a career highlighted by two Top Fuel world championships… and by dusk on Sunday, perhaps a third.
In a script worthy of soapnet.com, Dixon trails six-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher by one point heading into Thursday’s [...]

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 [...]