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Capps Clinches Playoff Spot
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Capps Clinches Playoff Spot

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Points-leader Ron Capps became the first Funny Car driver to clinch a spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to 1 playoffs Friday night during the opening round of qualifications for the FRAM-Autolite Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.
A five-time winner this season in the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger, Capps was assured of [...]

Top Fueler Antron Brown Still Best In West
Sunday, 19 Jul, 2009 – 20:28 | Comments Off
Top Fueler Antron Brown Still Best In West

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Antron Brown kept alive his hopes of a rare Western Swing sweep with a Top Fuel victory Sunday at the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways outside of Seattle. Tim Wilkerson and Mike Edwards scored in Funny Car and Pro Stock, respectively, to end a couple of respective droughts.
With a victory next weekend [...]

Nitro Leaders Hold Serve in Seattle
Saturday, 18 Jul, 2009 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Nitro Leaders Hold Serve in Seattle

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Friday’s nitro qualifying leaders, Larry Dixon in Top Fuel and Tony Pedregon in Funny Car, remained atop their fields at the close of qualifying Saturday at the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.
In Pro Stock, Allen Johnson raced to the head of the Pro Stock pack with a track-record effort.
The event at Pacific Raceways near Seattle [...]

Dixon’s Tear Continues In Northwest
Saturday, 18 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Dixon’s Tear Continues In Northwest

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Larry Dixon, Tony Pedregon, and Mike Edwards grabbed the provisional poles in their classes Friday, the opening day of qualifying for the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, in Kent, Wash.
With just a handful of races to go until the end of NHRA’s regular season Countdown to 10, the three qualifying leaders are [...]

Krawiec’s Confidence Builds Momentum
Tuesday, 14 Jul, 2009 – 7:30 | One Comment
Krawiec’s Confidence Builds Momentum

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Eddie Krawiec captured the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle championship in 2008 without winning a race. Should he repeat as Countdown to 1 champion this season, race wins won’t be an issue for “Fast Eddie.”
Krawiec posted his third national event win of 2009 Sunday in the final of the 30th annual [...]

Capps High On Denver
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 20:55 | 2 Comments
Capps High On Denver

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MORRISON, Colo. – Ron Capps raced to his fifth Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Capps beat Ashley Force Hood in the final round for his 30th career victory and first at the Denver dragstrip. With the win, Capps moved into a first place tie with [...]

Capps Picks Up Third Top Qualifying Spot of 2009
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 6:32 | 2 Comments
Capps Picks Up Third Top Qualifying Spot of 2009

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car star Ron Capps says the in-house chassis program at Don Schumacher Racing is poised to make serious noise during the second half of the NHRA season.
Case in point, final-round qualifying Saturday for the 30th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Capps raced to his third No. 1 [...]

Record Falls in Mile-High Qualifying
Saturday, 11 Jul, 2009 – 11:18 | One Comment
Record Falls in Mile-High Qualifying

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brute horsepower finally broke down one of the last remaining barriers in NHRA Pro Stock drag racing Friday night, when Greg Anderson led a parade of three drivers to crack the 6-second barrier during qualifying for the 30th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals.
Anderson, a three-time Pro Stock champion, became the first [...]

Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag
Friday, 10 Jul, 2009 – 6:59 | Comments Off
Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jeg Coughlin has figured out the perfect way to avoid messing with the numerics surrounding the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship format.
Clinch early.
Coughlin, the four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world champion in Pro Stock, will open the three-race Western Swing at Bandimere Speedway today as the first professional [...]

NHRA Begins Western Swing
Thursday, 9 Jul, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off
NHRA Begins Western Swing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Top Fuel star Larry Dixon says sweeping the NHRA’s Western Swing of mid-summer races is a lot like lacing up a pair of adidas Supernova Glide running shoes in anticipation of 26 miles, 385 yards…times three.
“It’s definitely an accomplishment, probably like winning the Boston Marathon or something,” said Dixon, who [...]