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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 [...]

NHRA Notes: Dixon Is Out To Demote The Sarge
Friday, 23 Oct, 2009 – 7:44 | 2 Comments
NHRA Notes: Dixon Is Out To Demote The Sarge

Larry Dixon’s next text message to Top Fuel rival Tony Schumacher might read: “Sarge: Game on!”
Dixon rolled into The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway one year ago a distant second to Schumacher and his 212-point lead. Needing only to qualify to earn his fifth consecutive and sixth overall NHRA Full Throttle Series world championship, [...]

Mike Edwards Moves In On Pro Stock Title
Sunday, 11 Oct, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Mike Edwards Moves In On Pro Stock Title

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Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards went wire-to-wire at the NHRA Virginia Nationals, earning the maximum 150 points, to all but clinch his first career NHRA Full Throttle Series world championship.
The other winners at the 22nd of 24 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Brandon Bernstein (Top [...]

Dixon Again Top Qualifier In Top Fuel
Saturday, 10 Oct, 2009 – 18:45 | One Comment
Dixon Again Top Qualifier In Top Fuel

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Larry Dixon closed the gap between himself and Top Fuel points-leader Tony Schumacher with his fourth straight No. 1 qualifier on Saturday at the NHRA Virginia Nationals.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 22nd of 24 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro [...]

Force Hood Adds To Points Lead
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Force Hood Adds To Points Lead

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Ashley Force Hood solidified her status as the Funny Car points leader with a 4.094-second pass at 307.79 mph to secure the provisional pole on the first day of qualifying at the NHRA Virginia Nationals.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 22nd of 24 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were [...]