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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 [...]

Arend Gives Kalitta A Big Victory
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Arend Gives Kalitta A Big Victory

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Jeff Arend scored an emotional win in Funny Car, and Morgan Lucas, Jason Line, and Michael Phillips boosted their championship hopes with victories at the rain-delayed conclusion to the 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Arend, who was named the successor to the late Scott Kalitta at midseason 2008, [...]

Greg Anderson Looking For Lip-Raising Runs In Memphis
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2009 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Greg Anderson Looking For Lip-Raising Runs In Memphis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Self-inflicted wounds to his confidence and left wrist have accompanied Greg Anderson to Memphis Motorsports Park, where NHRA Pro Stock points-leader Mike Edwards remains squarely in Greg’s grille.
And Greg’s head.
Anderson’s victory over former Funny Car driver Johnny Gray in the final of the 24th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA [...]

Dixon Has Big Point Day In Memphis
Saturday, 3 Oct, 2009 – 17:30 | One Comment
Dixon Has Big Point Day In Memphis

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Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon earned the pole and took advantage of NHRA’s new qualifying bonus-point system and earned the maximum 12 points for the second consecutive race during two days of qualifying at the O’Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
Robert Hight, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions in [...]

Hight Still On An NHRA High
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Hight Still On An NHRA High

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Robert Hight raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday at the O’Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals in Memphis.
Larry Dixon, Mike Edwards and Andrew Hines also led their categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Hight, who barely made it into the NHRA Full Throttle Series Countdown to 1, has again made the most [...]

Sturbin: The Sarge Is In Command Again
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 12:00 | One Comment
Sturbin: The Sarge Is In Command Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tony Schumacher’s return to the NHRA Top Fuel points lead is full of juicy irony, in that “The Sarge” knocked off the team of former tuner Alan Johnson in the final at Texas Motorplex last Sunday.
Schumacher  – the six-time and reigning world champion – stormed to his fifth victory of [...]

Minter: A Car And A Driver Are Restored In Georgia
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 9:55 | 2 Comments
Minter: A Car And A Driver Are Restored In Georgia

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The news that Huston Platt is among the inductees into the 2009 class of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame is yet another sign that the 76-year-old former drag racer and his family are finally able to begin moving past one of their family’s and auto racing’s darkest days.
It’s mostly [...]