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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Rookie Top Fueler Massey Wants It All
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 20:00 | One Comment
Rookie Top Fueler Massey Wants It All

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ennis, Texas – Now that he has shelved his first NHRA “Wally,” Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey has developed a need for greed.
“Truthfully, that was my goal,” Massey said from the back of his team hauler Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex. “Going into the season as a rookie, I just [...]

Mike Edwards Shows He Can Seal The Deal
Tuesday, 22 Sep, 2009 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Mike Edwards Shows He Can Seal The Deal

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – In auto racing, mea culpas have pretty much given way to somebodyelsea culpas. Especially when it comes to drivers. The only problems they have these days tend to be those created by others.
Then there was Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards. He of the U-shaped pointing finger. Justly [...]

Hight Fires Back By Winning Carolinas Nationals
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Hight Fires Back By Winning Carolinas Nationals

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – A lot of people were not crazy about the way in which Robert Hight earned his berth in the NHRA’s Countdown to 1. In fact, a lot of people said, Hight did not earn that berth at all.
But not many claimed that Hight was not worthy of [...]

Four-Wide Racing Drives Fans Wild
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 18:40 | 3 Comments
Four-Wide Racing Drives Fans Wild

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – They went racing four-wide in Top Fuel and Funny Cars at zMAX Dragway on Sunday afternoon and what more can you say than; Is there an audiologist in the house?
The ground shook, teeth rattled, fans jumped, history was made and John Force got out of his Funny [...]

Drivers Named For Historic Drag Race
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 13:45 | Comments Off
Drivers Named For Historic Drag Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – There was a consolation prize for teams and drivers in the Top Fuel and Funny Car series that were knocked out of the NHRA Carolinas Nationals on Sunday. They were awarded a chance to make history by racing in an exhibition four-wide event.
In the Top Fuel race, [...]

Doug Herbert Races On With A Still-Aching Heart
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Doug Herbert Races On With A Still-Aching Heart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com.
Concord, N.C. – Virtually every day for the past 20 months, Doug Herbert has pulled out of the driveway of his home in Cornelius, N.C., headed up the street and passed the site where the first part of his life came to an end.
And every day for the past 20 [...]