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Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball
Friday, 26 Jun, 2009 – 16:22 | Comments Off
Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Oh yeah, Tony Schumacher had heard the talk, all right. Loud and clear, even though much of that talk was snarkily whispered. And judging from the way Schumacher acknowledges that he heard the talk, it stung him.
Lord, it would sting anybody to hear that all of the [...]

Frey Keeps NHRA Fans Up To Speed
Wednesday, 24 Jun, 2009 – 9:30 | 3 Comments
Frey Keeps NHRA Fans Up To Speed

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Every sport has its icons. Most all of them are on the field or on the track. In the case of the NHRA, one of the sport’s most popular personalities for decades has done his work, not on a car, but with a microphone.
Bob Frey, 62, has been announcing races [...]

Pedregon Grabs Second Consecutive Win Of Season
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 18:35 | One Comment
Pedregon Grabs Second Consecutive Win Of Season

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Englishtown, N.J. – Tony Pedregon picked up his second consecutive win of the season in Funny Car at the 40th annual United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Larry Dixon picked up his fifth win in Englishtown, while Jeg Coughlin and Craig Treble also win in their respective categories.
Pedregon powered his Q Horsepower [...]

Force Hood, Schumacher Still On Top
Saturday, 13 Jun, 2009 – 17:40 | 2 Comments
Force Hood, Schumacher Still On Top

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Ashley Force Hood held on to the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car as rain ended qualifying early at the 40th annual United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
Tony Schumacher also kept the top position in Top Fuel while Ron Krisher and Hector Arana were able to move in [...]

Schumacher, Force Hood Tops At Supers
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Schumacher, Force Hood Tops At Supers

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Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), and Craig Treble (Pro Stock Motorcycle) paced their respective fields during the opening day of action at the United Association NHRA SuperNationals, the 11th of 24 races on the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
Force Hood is very familiar with [...]

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 [...]