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Krawiec’s Confidence Builds Momentum
Tuesday, 14 Jul, 2009 – 7:30 | One Comment
Krawiec’s Confidence Builds Momentum

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Eddie Krawiec captured the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle championship in 2008 without winning a race. Should he repeat as Countdown to 1 champion this season, race wins won’t be an issue for “Fast Eddie.”
Krawiec posted his third national event win of 2009 Sunday in the final of the 30th annual [...]

Capps High On Denver
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 20:55 | 2 Comments
Capps High On Denver

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MORRISON, Colo. – Ron Capps raced to his fifth Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Capps beat Ashley Force Hood in the final round for his 30th career victory and first at the Denver dragstrip. With the win, Capps moved into a first place tie with [...]

Capps Picks Up Third Top Qualifying Spot of 2009
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 6:32 | 2 Comments
Capps Picks Up Third Top Qualifying Spot of 2009

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car star Ron Capps says the in-house chassis program at Don Schumacher Racing is poised to make serious noise during the second half of the NHRA season.
Case in point, final-round qualifying Saturday for the 30th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Capps raced to his third No. 1 [...]

Record Falls in Mile-High Qualifying
Saturday, 11 Jul, 2009 – 11:18 | One Comment
Record Falls in Mile-High Qualifying

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brute horsepower finally broke down one of the last remaining barriers in NHRA Pro Stock drag racing Friday night, when Greg Anderson led a parade of three drivers to crack the 6-second barrier during qualifying for the 30th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals.
Anderson, a three-time Pro Stock champion, became the first [...]

Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag
Friday, 10 Jul, 2009 – 6:59 | Comments Off
Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jeg Coughlin has figured out the perfect way to avoid messing with the numerics surrounding the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship format.
Clinch early.
Coughlin, the four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world champion in Pro Stock, will open the three-race Western Swing at Bandimere Speedway today as the first professional [...]

NHRA Begins Western Swing
Thursday, 9 Jul, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off
NHRA Begins Western Swing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Top Fuel star Larry Dixon says sweeping the NHRA’s Western Swing of mid-summer races is a lot like lacing up a pair of adidas Supernova Glide running shoes in anticipation of 26 miles, 385 yards…times three.
“It’s definitely an accomplishment, probably like winning the Boston Marathon or something,” said Dixon, who [...]

Birthday Boy Beckman Wins At Norwalk
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2009 – 18:55 | 2 Comments
Birthday Boy Beckman Wins At Norwalk

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Norwalk, Ohio – Jack Beckman received a birthday gift as he raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals a first for him at this track.
Larry Dixon, Jason Line and Andrew Hines also were winners of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at [...]

Coughlin Up To The Challenge
Saturday, 27 Jun, 2009 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Coughlin Up To The Challenge

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Jeg Coughlin drove his JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt to the $50,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge victory Saturday at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
In other racing, Larry Dixon, Neff, Greg Anderson and Andrew Hines claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their respective categories into tomorrow’s 11 a.m. eliminations for the Summit Racing Equipment [...]

Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball
Friday, 26 Jun, 2009 – 16:22 | Comments Off
Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Oh yeah, Tony Schumacher had heard the talk, all right. Loud and clear, even though much of that talk was snarkily whispered. And judging from the way Schumacher acknowledges that he heard the talk, it stung him.
Lord, it would sting anybody to hear that all of the [...]

Frey Keeps NHRA Fans Up To Speed
Wednesday, 24 Jun, 2009 – 9:30 | 3 Comments
Frey Keeps NHRA Fans Up To Speed

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Every sport has its icons. Most all of them are on the field or on the track. In the case of the NHRA, one of the sport’s most popular personalities for decades has done his work, not on a car, but with a microphone.
Bob Frey, 62, has been announcing races [...]