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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 [...]

Dixon Jumps To The Top In Top Fuel
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Dixon Jumps To The Top In Top Fuel

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – It was cloudy, relatively cool and it seemed the conditions at the zMAX Dragway were pretty darn good for Friday’s first two rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
But, warned Top Fuel driver Antron Brown, the conditions were not perfect so he did not expect that [...]

Cruz Pedregon Not Rolling Over
Friday, 18 Sep, 2009 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Not Rolling Over

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – No pressure, nothing to prove and no revenge motive. That’s what Cruz Pedregon said Friday night after grabbing the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car competition at the NHRA Carolinas Nationals.
His motivation on Friday, and will be for the rest of the season, Pedregon said, [...]

In A Twist, Points Snuck Up on Drivers in NHRA
Friday, 18 Sep, 2009 – 12:01 | Comments Off
In A Twist, Points Snuck Up on Drivers in NHRA

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – The cell phone was out of Ron Capps’ pocket like a Colt .44 out John Wayne’s holster when he got the news that the NHRA Full Throttle drag racing series was going to adjust its point-paying system for the start of Countdown to 1.
He texted up the [...]

Pedregon Says Battle With Force Is Over
Wednesday, 16 Sep, 2009 – 5:45 | 2 Comments
Pedregon Says Battle With Force Is Over

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA Funny Car champions Tony Pedregon and John Force have hissed and made up.
Pedregon said he and former bossman Force cleared any ill will still simmering between them during an impromptu phone conversation last Saturday, five days after they engaged in an animated argument during final eliminations of the 55th [...]

Force Fined; Grudge Race Proposed
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 15:05 | 17 Comments
Force Fined; Grudge Race Proposed

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Funny Car racer John Force has been fined $10,000 by the NHRA for an incident involving physical contact with an NHRA official on Monday, Sept. 7 during the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.
Videotape from the event showed Force making physical contact with an NHRA official at [...]

Pedley: The C-Word Slows Down Racing
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2009 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Pedley: The C-Word Slows Down Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Morning Memo today:
* Did too, did not
I tend to continue right on with what I’m doing when I hear one person involved in professional sports accuse another of cheating. Why interrupt a perfectly good day dream just because one pro calls out another for [...]

Pedley: The Big Go Was An Incredible Go Sunday In Indy
Tuesday, 8 Sep, 2009 – 7:14 | 14 Comments
Pedley: The Big Go Was An Incredible Go Sunday In Indy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Who would have thought that sitting in front of a television set for five straight hours on a beautiful autumn holiday would ever be considered a wise investment of one’s time? Well, for sure, those who watched the final eliminations at the Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals on Monday.
It was [...]