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Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 20:25 | Comments Off
Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Commerce, Ga. – The weather conditions on Friday at Atlanta Dragway were a drag racer’s dream – cool temperatures, low humidity and unusually high barometric pressure.
That added up to some shattered track records for the Pro Stock divisions during the opening rounds of qualifying for Sunday’s Summit Southern Nationals.
The nitro [...]

Ashley and Junior Have A Lot In Common
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 13:35 | 2 Comments
Ashley and Junior Have A Lot In Common

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Commerce, Ga. –  If there have ever been two race drivers who really understand what the other is going through, it’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ashley Force Hood. Although they race in different series, both know the pressures and expectations that come from having fathers who are icons in their [...]

Schu Shines: His Drivers Are Dominating NHRA
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Schu Shines: His Drivers Are Dominating NHRA

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
 In all forms of motorsports today, multi-car teams have a distinct advantage. It’s true in NASCAR, as Rick Hendrick, Jack Roush, Joe Gibbs, Richard Childress and others have shown.
 But compared to the NHRA’s Don Schumacher, Hendrick and his NASCAR buddies are in a slump.
Heading into this weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals [...]

Schumacher Wins Second Straight
Sunday, 5 Apr, 2009 – 18:12 | Comments Off
Schumacher Wins Second Straight

 
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Tony Schumacher made it two in a row Sunday as he won the NHRA Top Fuel event at the SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
Ron Capps was the winner in Funny Car and Jeg Coughlin won in Pro Stock.
Schumacher beat Brandon Bernstein in the Top Fuel finals with a 3.874-second, 311.77 mph-run over [...]

Rookie Langdon Stuns Field In Vegas
Saturday, 4 Apr, 2009 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Rookie Langdon Stuns Field In Vegas

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Rookie Shawn Langdon shocked the field and the crowd at The Strip in Las Vegas Saturday as he earned the top qualifying spot in the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.
Langdon led the way in Top Fuel, Tony Pedregon jumped to the lead in Funny Car, and Mike Edwards is tops in Pro Stock.
Both ends of the Pro [...]

NHRA Qualifying Delayed
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 22:15 | Comments Off
NHRA Qualifying Delayed

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A combination of rain, wind, and a timing malfunction limited the opening day of the 10th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas with just Funny Car and Pro Stock getting a single qualifying run in. Bob Bode and Greg Anderson are the provisional leaders.


Cory Mac Riding High Into Vegas
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Riding High Into Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Things are shaping up nicely for NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan and his team this weekend.
Not only does he arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas riding the momentum of two straight final-round appearances, he arrives as the defending class winner at Vegas.
Yes, McClenathan likes the sound of that.
“The [...]

Force Hood’s Second Funny Car Win Erases All Doubts
Sunday, 29 Mar, 2009 – 18:20 | 3 Comments
Force Hood’s Second Funny Car Win Erases All Doubts

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Rarely does a driver’s second career victory outshine his or her first. For myriad reasons, including a lingering conspiracy theory, Ashley Force Hood labeled career NHRA Funny Car victory No. 2 at Houston Raceway Park Sunday afternoon a bigger “blast” than her historic first. 
Force Hood marched through a personal “Who’s [...]

Brown Leads Clean Qualifying Sweep At HRP
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2009 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Brown Leads Clean Qualifying Sweep At HRP

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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BAYTOWN, Texas – Antron Brown led a clean sweep of new No. 1 qualifiers  Saturday at Houston Raceway Park, where cooler temperatures and a dry racetrack reset the professional fields for the 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals.
Brown drove his Matco Tools Dragster to a 3.819-second run at 316.75 mph [...]

Cory Mac On Top in Houston
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2009 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Cory Mac On Top in Houston

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Cory McClenathan impressed himself, and topped the Top Fuel field, when he grabbed the provisional No. 1 spot during the rain-plagued opening day of qualifications for the 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park.

Qualifying in four professional classes was limited to a single session, as a rain [...]