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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 [...]

Schumacher Stands Tall In The Fall Nationals
Sunday, 27 Sep, 2009 – 17:45 | Comments Off
Schumacher Stands Tall In The Fall Nationals

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Given his recent history, Tony Schumacher might have won the Top Fuel final of the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals blasting down nearby State Highway 287.
As it was, Schumacher defeated Larry Dixon from the Texas Motorplex’s right lane – an ornery 1,000-foot stretch of concrete [...]

Hight To Face One Swede Ride In Super Stockholm Elimination
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 19:27 | One Comment
Hight To Face One Swede Ride In Super Stockholm Elimination

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Robert Hight’s quest for his first NHRA Funny Car championship goes global on Sunday.
Hight emerged from four rounds of professional qualifying at Texas Motorplex Saturday afternoon on-pole for the 24th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals. Hight’s first-round opponent will be No. 16 qualifier Leif [...]

NHRA’s Arana Is Privately Wheeling Way To the Top
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 16:00 | Comments Off
NHRA’s Arana Is Privately Wheeling Way To the Top

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Hector Arana says he is riding a Pro Stock Motorcycle good enough to win the 2009 NHRA Countdown to 1 championship. And if the bike breaks, Arana is ready to run any quarter-mile from here to Pomona, Calif.
The drag racing definition of “privateer,” Arana tilted the PSM [...]

Familiar Names Top Dallas NHRA Qualifying
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 20:40 | Comments Off
Familiar Names Top Dallas NHRA Qualifying

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Larry Dixon, Robert Hight, Mike Edwards, and Eddie Krawiec are the first-day qualifying leaders at the 24th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex outside of Dallas.
The event is the 20th of the 24-race 2009 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the second of six in [...]