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Action, Games Heat Up At Four-Wide Nationals
Saturday, 12 Apr, 2014 – 19:55 | Comments Off
Action, Games Heat Up At Four-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. – Drag racers always play mind games with one another and when it comes to the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway the challenges faced in the staging area are doubled.
“I know a lot of people think you just get in the car, stand on the pedal and put the parachutes out, but [...]

Female Drag Racers Close In On Milestone At ZMAX
Friday, 11 Apr, 2014 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Female Drag Racers Close In On Milestone At ZMAX

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – On any given race weekend, a track record is always a possibility, but this Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway a milestone could be reached in the victory department.
Women competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have totaled 98 victories since Shirley [...]

Todd In, Grubnic Out At Kalitta
Friday, 4 Apr, 2014 – 7:17 | One Comment
Todd In, Grubnic Out At Kalitta

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J.R. Todd will continue as fulltime driver of the Optima Batteries Top Fuel dragster fielded by Kalitta Motorsports beginning with the next event on the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, the fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., April 11-13.
Team-owner/crew chief and drag racing icon Connie Kalitta got [...]

Female Drivers Come Up Winners In Las Vegas
Monday, 31 Mar, 2014 – 6:29 | Comments Off
Female Drivers Come Up Winners In Las Vegas

Female drivers Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) raced to victories Sunday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) also was a winner at the fourth event on the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
It was the second time that two female [...]

Brown Moves To Top At Vegas
Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Brown Moves To Top At Vegas

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Antron Brown saved the best for last as he registered a 3.768-second pass on the final Top Fuel qualifying run of the weekend to earn the number one seed for Sunday’s SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The long-time Toyota driver earned the 34th No. 1 qualifier of his career and [...]

Hagan Tops Funnies In Vegas
Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Hagan Tops Funnies In Vegas

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Matt Hagan took the provisional pole in Funny Car Friday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the fourth of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
The 2011 Funny Car world champ has twice been a [...]

Kalitta Wins Gatornationals
Monday, 17 Mar, 2014 – 2:43 | Comments Off
Kalitta Wins Gatornationals

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Doug Kalitta raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Gatornationals at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Kalitta gained revenge from Phoenix, defeating Antron Brown in the [...]

Pedregon Moves To Funny Car Pole At Gatornationals
Saturday, 15 Mar, 2014 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Pedregon Moves To Funny Car Pole At Gatornationals

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Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon earned the No. 1 qualifying position at the NHRA Gatornationals on Saturday.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Fla.
Pedregon powered to a 4.068 second run at 308.21 mph in [...]

Langdon Tops At Gatornationals Qualifying
Saturday, 15 Mar, 2014 – 9:29 | Comments Off
Langdon Tops At Gatornationals Qualifying

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Shawn Langdon raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the third of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
Langdon, who struggled in the [...]

DeJoria’s NHRA Career Is Starting To Take Off
Thursday, 13 Mar, 2014 – 12:46 | Comments Off
DeJoria’s NHRA Career Is Starting To Take Off

At an age when most girls were busy choosing wardrobes for their Barbie and Ken dolls, Alexis DeJoria dreamed of flying a fighter jet.
The best dreams never fade, they simply take longer to become reality – complete with forearm tattoo. And so it was that DeJoria recently traded the seat of her nitro-burning NHRA Funny [...]