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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Antron Brown Now With DSR
Thursday, 29 Oct, 2009 – 20:38 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Now With DSR

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Don Schumacher Racing’s vice-like grip on the NHRA’s Top Fuel class just got tighter.
Already home to six-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher, DSR announced Tuesday it has acquired the racing assets of the Antron Brown-driven Matco Tools team from Mike Ashley Racing. The sale is effective immediately.
The Matco [...]

NHRA Notes: Safety Measures Unveiled
Thursday, 29 Oct, 2009 – 20:30 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Safety Measures Unveiled

Funny Car points-leader Robert Hight has given the new helmet removal system NHRA will implement next season The Eric Medlen Project seal of approval.
NHRA announced earlier this week a series of technical initiatives designed to improve safety and reduce unwanted downtime due to oil down leakage in 2010. Prominent among the safety changes will be [...]

NHRA Unveils Safety Updates
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2009 – 6:28 | Comments Off
NHRA Unveils Safety Updates

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A new helmet removal system leads a list of technical initiatives designed to improve safety and reduce unwanted downtime during the 2010 National Hot Rod Association season.
Highlighting changes announced Monday will be implementation of a new Eject Helmet Removal System in all four professional categories, as well as Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny [...]

Force Hood Wants Title For Team, Not Gender
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 17:00 | 3 Comments
Force Hood Wants Title For Team, Not Gender

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Don’t fault Ashley Force Hood if she is underwhelmed by the prospect of emerging as the NHRA’s first female Funny Car world champion.
“It’s not such a big deal to me, and the main reason is I am a female driver. I had nothing to do with that – God makes [...]