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New Boss At NHRA Talks About 2016 And Beyond
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2016 – 9:31 | 3 Comments
New Boss At NHRA Talks About 2016 And Beyond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Year 1.5 of the Peter Clifford era of the Mello Yello NHRA drag racing series begins this weekend with the 56th running of the Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. If Year 1 proves as significant as Year .5,  North American drag racing fans will be in […]

NHRA’s Spring Training Comes To A Rapid Conclusion
Sunday, 7 Feb, 2016 – 10:10 | Comments Off on NHRA’s Spring Training Comes To A Rapid Conclusion
NHRA’s Spring Training Comes To A Rapid Conclusion

Tommy Johnson Jr. and Brittany Force posted the quickest runs in their respective categories Saturday during the final day of NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix.
NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car teams utilized the four-day pre-season test session to prepare for the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals, next weekend at […]

‘Fastest Jack’ Lays Down Huge Pass In Arizona Test Session
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2016 – 18:05 | Comments Off on ‘Fastest Jack’ Lays Down Huge Pass In Arizona Test Session
‘Fastest Jack’ Lays Down Huge Pass In Arizona Test Session

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“Fast Jack” Beckman posted a time quicker than the current Funny Car national record he owns and Top Fuel ace Tony Schumacher almost bettered the national record in his category Friday during Day 3 of NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix.
NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car […]

NHRA Fires Up For Spring Training
Friday, 5 Feb, 2016 – 16:13 | Comments Off on NHRA Fires Up For Spring Training
NHRA Fires Up For Spring Training

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Steve Torrence and Jack Beckman were quickest in their respective categories Thursday during Day 2 of NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix.
NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car teams are utilizing the four-day preseason test to prepare for the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals next weekend (Feb. […]

Alan Johnson Added To John Force’s Stable
Saturday, 30 Jan, 2016 – 8:58 | Comments Off on Alan Johnson Added To John Force’s Stable
Alan Johnson Added To John Force’s Stable

Drag racing tuning guru Alan Johnson has added the role of “technical consultant” for Brittany Force’s Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster to his 2016 to-do list, beginning with next month’s season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
The owner of Alan Johnson Racing (AJR) in Brownsburg, Ind., Johnson also will continue to work as technical consultant for Steve […]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]