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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 [...]

Lucas No. 1 In Top Fuel
Saturday, 15 Aug, 2009 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Lucas No. 1 In Top Fuel

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Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel and Hector Arana in Pro Stock Motorcycle qualified No. 1 in their fields at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. They were joined atop the packs by Mike Neff in Funny Car and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
On-again, off-again rain – including a three-hour delay in the middle of [...]

Cory Mac Clinches At Brainerd
Saturday, 15 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Clinches At Brainerd

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Cory McClenathan, Bob Tasca III, Mike Edwards, and Karen Stoffer grabbed the qualifying leads Friday at qualifying for the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. The event is the 16th of 18 events that make up the regular season of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
With just [...]

Millican Hanging On For Dear Life
Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Millican Hanging On For Dear Life

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In a conversation which lasted almost 20 minutes, NHRA driver Clay Millican waved off at least four questions concerning the pressure of his current situation.
He said he doesn’t feel any pressure these days, never has felt pressure in drag racing and that any pressure that may be seeping into his [...]

Brown Sweeps Western Swing
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2009 – 20:30 | One Comment
Brown Sweeps Western Swing

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Sonoma, Calif. – Antron Brown became the seventh driver in NHRA history to sweep the Western Swing by racing to victory Sunday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.
Tim Wilkerson, Jason Line and Andrew Hines also were winners in their categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Brown, who won at Denver [...]

Anderson Clinches Countdown To 1 Spot
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009 – 19:40 | One Comment
Anderson Clinches Countdown To 1 Spot

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Sonoma, Calif. – Greg Anderson raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Pro Stock Saturday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals with a track record performance of 6.571 seconds at 210.11 mph in his Summit Racing Pontiac GXP.
With the qualifying effort Anderson became the fourth driver in his category to secure a position in the [...]

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 [...]