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Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2016 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style
Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style

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Two-time and defending NHRA Pro Stock champion Erica Enders met the press on Wednesday as she participated in a national teleconference.
Enders, who drives for Elite Motorsports, talked, among other things, about changes to series, her switch to Dodges and her new teammate.
She had 21 career victories and is second only to Angelle Sampey with 41 […]

NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records
Monday, 25 Jan, 2016 – 19:09 | Comments Off on NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records
NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records

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NHRA’s competition committee announced today that the longstanding 1-percent back-up policy to certify national record performances in the NHRA Mello Yello Series, J&A Service Pro Mod Series, and Lucas Oil Series Alcohol categories will no longer be required at NHRA Drag Racing Series events starting in 2016.
Under the new policy, NHRA teams who post performances […]

zMAX Dragway To Host MXGP
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2016 – 18:54 | Comments Off on zMAX Dragway To Host MXGP
zMAX Dragway To Host MXGP

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – When Monster Energy MXGP of the Americas rolls into zMAX Dragway Labor Day weekend it will mark the culmination of nearly two years of work by Speedway Motorsports Inc. executives to bring professional motocross to the Charlotte area.
SMI CEO Marcus Smith said Tuesday night that people began […]

Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart
Friday, 15 Jan, 2016 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart
Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time/reigning Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders’ 2016 Dodge Dart has been unveiled, a month before she begins pursuit of a third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title.
Like her championship-winning Chevrolet Camaros from 2014 and 2015, Enders’ Dart was built by RJ Race Cars in Galesburg, Ill., the […]

New NHRA Pro Stock Specs Off To A Slow Start
Wednesday, 13 Jan, 2016 – 15:40 | One Comment
New NHRA Pro Stock Specs Off To A Slow Start

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Shane Gray and Gray Motorsports are halfway through a four-day test of the sanctioning body’s new Pro Stock rules configuration, and the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular classified his early results as “laughable and tricky.”
“Well, it’s slow,” said Gray, who is lapping the team’s 2015 Chevrolet Camaro updated to […]

NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule
Sunday, 20 Dec, 2015 – 13:31 | Comments Off on NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule
NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule

Four months after missing the initial cut, Heartland Park Topeka has been added to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA officials have reached an agreement with Heartland Park Topeka’s new ownership group, Heartland Park Topeka, LLC, led by Chris Payne and Todd Crossley. The 28th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals will be contested […]

New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season
Wednesday, 16 Dec, 2015 – 9:02 | Comments Off on New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season
New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Saturation television coverage of the NHRA’s 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, featuring 17 live Sunday finals shows and four on the FOX network, highlight the sanctioning body’s new broadcast partnership with FOX Sports.
The package also includes eight primetime Friday night qualifying shows, beginning with the first two rounds […]

Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2015 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16
Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Erica Enders and Jeg Coughlin Jr., who have combined for seven NHRA Pro Stock world championships, will campaign a pair of Dodge Darts for Elite Motorsports during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
The two-time/reigning Pro Stock champ, Enders’ switch to Dodge from Chevrolet Camaro was wrapped in a […]

Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume
Monday, 16 Nov, 2015 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume
Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Drag-racing “lifer” Del Worsham ignited an extended version of Kalitta Motorsports’ signature mosh-pit starting line celebration Sunday at Auto Club Raceway, an emotional tribute to Connie and Scott Kalitta and his own stellar 25-year career.
Worsham claimed his second NHRA world championship, and first in Funny Car, with a semifinal […]

Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship
Sunday, 15 Nov, 2015 – 9:39 | Comments Off on Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship
Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship

There is an X-factor in Del Worsham’s relentless pursuit of the 2015 NHRA Funny Car world championship that archrival “Fast Jack” Beckman and master tuner Jimmy Prock may be unable to match.
The 2011 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, Worsham could join Kenny Bernstein and Gary Scelzi as the only drivers to win titles in the […]