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Tony Schumacher won his sixth-straight NHRA Top Fuel championship Sunday as a result of a mistake by the driver who started the day just a single point behind him in the standings.
The championship became all Schumacher’s after Larry Dixon smoked his tires during the semifinal round of eliminations against Spencer Massey at the Auto Club [...]
Robert Hight clinched the 2009 NHRA Funny Car championship on Saturday thanks to bonus points earned in qualifying for this weekend’s season-ending event in Pomona Calif.
Also clinching was Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
The championship in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorccyle will be determined on Sunday in the final eliminations at Pomona.
In Top Fuel, Tony [...]
There is a new points leader in the NHRA’s Top Fuel category.
Larry Dixon is now in front by one point after he earned the three points for being top qualifier in the division on Friday afternoon at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Dixon earned the provisional pole for the season-ending, championship-deciding event in [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
His genuine appreciation of NHRA history has kept Larry Dixon grounded during a career highlighted by two Top Fuel world championships… and by dusk on Sunday, perhaps a third.
In a script worthy of soapnet.com, Dixon trails six-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher by one point heading into Thursday’s [...]
Tony Schumacher and Larry Dixon entered the final race of the season separated by a single point and in the first round of qualifying the gap was just a thousandth of a second.
Lined up side-by-side for the final pass of the first day of qualifying at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals Thursday, Schumacher, the points [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
This time around there is more than just money and trophies and championships at stake for Tony Schumacher. This time around he needs it as much as wants it. This time around, it is truly and literally personal for Schumacher.
The winner of the last five NHRA Top Fuel champions, Schumacher [...]
The motorsports world never has seen a motivational speaker on a par with John Force, the 14-time NHRA Funny Car world champion. But rather than rally the troops around points-leader Robert Hight with one of his stream-of-consciousness monologues, Boss Force broke out a video for the ages at the headquarters of John Force Racing in [...]
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer’s view of the top ten stories.
1. Prior to the Texas race, Mark Martin was headed for yet another runner-up finish or even third in the Sprint Cup championship. Yet [...]
The operative term in boxing is “stealing a round” – a flurry of punches fired-off during the final 10 or so seconds to impress the ringside judges right before they mark their scorecards.
Similarly, Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey scored big style points in his bid for the 2009 Auto Club Road to the Future Award [...]
By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Robert Hight says there is nothing lucky about his methodical march toward the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world championship.
“We have just outmuscled these guys,” Hight said after defeating “Fast” Jack Beckman in Sunday’s final of the ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, penultimate round of the six-race Countdown to 1 playoff. Hight’s [...]