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Pedley: Answers And Questions From The Nationals
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 19:00 | One Comment
Pedley: Answers And Questions From The Nationals

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – The eliminations are set for Monday’s finals at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals.
Tops seeds are: Antron Brown in Top Fuel, Robert Hight in Funny Car, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycles.
After rain subsided and the track opened for final [...]

U.S. Nationals Is Tour De Force
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 21:30 | Comments Off
U.S. Nationals Is Tour De Force

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The 2009 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals is turning into the John Force Racing show as the top four qualifiers through the first three rounds of qualifying in the Funny Car division race are JFR drivers.
Robert Hight leads that bunch, and behind him are Ashley Force Hood, Mike Neff and John Force.
“First off, 1, 2, 3, [...]

Hight Chips Away At Countdown Berth
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Hight Chips Away At Countdown Berth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – It’s a baby-steps kind of weekend for Robert Hight at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. You know, pick up small victories here and there and hope that on Monday afternoon they add up to a berth in the Countdown to 1.
Friday night, in the first of five [...]

Stoffer’s Near-Perfect Run Not Good Enough
Friday, 4 Sep, 2009 – 21:10 | Comments Off
Stoffer’s Near-Perfect Run Not Good Enough

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – Karen Stoffer crossed the finish line Friday night in the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals with some pretty warm thoughts racing through her mind. The kind of thoughts that go along with moving ever so close to nailing a berth in the NHRA’s Countdown to 1.
She brought her [...]

Force To Go It Alone At U.S. Nationals
Friday, 4 Sep, 2009 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Force To Go It Alone At U.S. Nationals

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – John Force did not really need more incentive at this weekend’s U.S. Nationals. One of his team’s  Funny Car drivers needs a great showing to nail a Countdown to 1 berth, his daughter/driver needs to establish some momentum heading into the Countdown and, oh yes, this is [...]

Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Dixon Leads Way In Maple Grove

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Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) scored top honors during the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 17th of 18 events in the regular season.
Their victories came after a long day that required a lot of patience and persistence [...]

Brown Moves To Top In Reading
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2009 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Brown Moves To Top In Reading

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Antron Brown took over the top spot on the Top Fuel ladder during the single qualifying run Saturday at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The other three classes remained unchanged with Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) staying in front. Interestingly, all [...]

Lucas Fails to Slow at Maple Grove
Friday, 21 Aug, 2009 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Lucas Fails to Slow at Maple Grove

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Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana continued on hot streaks, pacing the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle fields, respectively. Joining the duo atop the sheets were Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock).
Lucas and Arana were winners a week ago at Brainerd, Minn.
Only one session of qualifying was [...]

Hight Faces Heightening Pressure This Weekend In Reading
Friday, 21 Aug, 2009 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Hight Faces Heightening Pressure This Weekend In Reading

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The testing ban implemented by the NHRA this season has affected different drivers and teams in different ways. It has helped some, hurt some and had little effect at all on others. Put the Funny Car team of Robert Hight down in the “hurt some” category.
It has adversely affected Hight [...]

Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd

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Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana scored huge victories in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. Tony Pedregon (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also scored important and emotional wins.
The twin victories by Lucas, whose parents, Forrest and Charlotte, own Lucas [...]