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NHRA To Honor Memory of Kalitta
Thursday, 11 Jun, 2009 – 15:01 | Comments Off
NHRA To Honor Memory of Kalitta

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Scott Kalitta, one of NHRA’s greatest drivers and champions, will be remembered during two special ceremonies this weekend at the United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Kalitta died one year ago at this event as a result of injuries he suffered after a high-speed racing accident.
The two-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion [...]

Rookie Massey Wins With The Chew Crew
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Rookie Massey Wins With The Chew Crew

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Spencer Massey collected his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel win Sunday at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. and he did it by beating Antron Brown on the final run.
Massey was joined in victory by Tony Pedregon (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock), and Matt Guidera (Pro Stock [...]

Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:55 | 2 Comments
Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Eddie Wood and Len Wood, owners of NASCAR’s famed Wood Brothers Racing  team, attended their first-ever NHRA drag racing event when they dropped into the Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill. over the weekend.
Pretty safe to say they had a good time.
“It’s hard to put into words,” Eddie Wood said. [...]

Eliminations set at Route 66 Nationals
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 19:25 | One Comment
Eliminations set at Route 66 Nationals

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Tony Pedregon raced to his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 36th of his career Saturday at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.
Antron Brown, Mike Edwards and Doug Horne also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series [...]

Brown Speeds To Top Qualifying Spot
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 21:05 | 2 Comments
Brown Speeds To Top Qualifying Spot

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Antron Brown, Tony Pedregon, Mike Edwards, and Doug Horne finished in the top spots after the opening day of qualifying at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago. The event is the 10th of the 24-race 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
While Horne’s position atop the Pro [...]

Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 13:05 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude

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Persistent rain has forced officials at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream.  The all-star dirt late model race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.  A decision regarding the broadcast of the event will be made at a later date.
The wet weather made it impossible to run [...]

Larry Dixon Silences Doubters In Topeka
Sunday, 31 May, 2009 – 19:26 | Comments Off
Larry Dixon Silences Doubters In Topeka

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Larry Dixon has been taking a bit of a beating this year for not doing as well as many had expected in his role of driver for Alan Johnson’s Al-Anabi Racing team’s Top Fuel team.
On Sunday afternoon, the fists were silenced – for a while, anyway – [...]

Slick Track Makes For Trouble at Summer Nationals
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 16:09 | Comments Off
Slick Track Makes For Trouble at Summer Nationals

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Following Satuday’s qualification runs for Sunday’s NHRA O’Reilly Summer Nationals, it became pretty apparent that track records at Heartland Park Topeka are in zero jeopardy this weekend.
Heck, an inexplicably slippery track made just making a run of any kind at Heartland all but impossible Saturday.
And that is [...]

Force’s Biggest Victory Is 1-Year-Old
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 15:39 | Comments Off
Force’s Biggest Victory Is 1-Year-Old

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – John Force was scared when arrived at Heartland Park Topeka for last year’s O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals.
Not because of the horrific accidents that had killed one of his young drivers and nearly killed Force himself.
No, Force was not fearing for his life when he arrived at Heartland. [...]

Capps Has Become A Commercial Success
Friday, 29 May, 2009 – 18:44 | 2 Comments
Capps Has Become A Commercial Success

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – Ron Capps is one of the biggest stars in the NHRA Full Throttle drag-racing series. Twenty-eight victories, points leader in Funny Car right now, ultra-sincere smile that never leaves his face.
Yet until recently, if not invisible as a professional sports celebrity, he was at least translucent. Dinners-out [...]