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

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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 [...]

NHRA Honors Its Champs
Tuesday, 17 Nov, 2009 – 9:47 | Comments Off
NHRA Honors Its Champs

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Welcome to Wally World.
Tony Schumacher, the first Top Fuel driver in NHRA history to win six consecutive Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships and seven overall, headlined the four world championship-winning drivers crowned Monday evening during the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in West [...]

Ingram: Talent On Display in Phoenix, Pomona
Monday, 16 Nov, 2009 – 9:28 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Talent On Display in Phoenix, Pomona

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
On a weekend when Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth straight Top Fuel championship at Pomona, Jimmie Johnson put himself in line to win his fourth straight Sprint Cup title after leaving behind nothing but scorched earth at Phoenix.
Unless something goes unexpectedly wrong at Homestead next weekend, [...]

Sarge Marches To Championship
Sunday, 15 Nov, 2009 – 19:03 | Comments Off
Sarge Marches To Championship

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Tony Schumacher won his sixth-straight NHRA Top Fuel championship Sunday as a result of a mistake by the driver who started the day just a single point behind him in the standings.
The championship became all Schumacher’s after Larry Dixon smoked his tires during the semifinal round of eliminations against Spencer Massey at the Auto Club [...]

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 [...]