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Force Sisters On Top At Four-Wides
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2018 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Force Sisters On Top At Four-Wides
Force Sisters On Top At Four-Wides

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Sisters Brittany and Courtney Force owned the No. 1 starting positions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, after two rounds of qualifying Friday in the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Brittany, who was fifth fastest after the first round, soared to the No. […]

Season Has Been ‘Scary’ For Force Racing
Friday, 27 Apr, 2018 – 20:25 | Comments Off on Season Has Been ‘Scary’ For Force Racing
Season Has Been ‘Scary’ For Force Racing

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Having grown up in drag racing, sisters Brittany and Courtney Force are well aware of the sport’s dangers, but this season’s beginning has been gut wrenching for their family’s NHRA organization – John Force Racing.
In the 2018 season’s first five events, 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John […]

Tonglet Back In The White Gator Saddle Again
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2018 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Tonglet Back In The White Gator Saddle Again
Tonglet Back In The White Gator Saddle Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Call it a reunion of Louisiana Lightnin’.
LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, will return to Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing beginning with this weekend’s ninth annual NKG Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals at  zMAX Dragway.
Tonglet, a native and resident of Metairie, La., will race the KPK/Nitrofish Suzuki as […]

Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny
Monday, 23 Apr, 2018 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny
Baytown-Winner Todd Starting To Feel A Bit Funny

Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

Pritchett On Pole In Baytown
Sunday, 22 Apr, 2018 – 8:54 | Comments Off on Pritchett On Pole In Baytown
Pritchett On Pole In Baytown

Leah Pritchett served notice Saturday she and veteran crew chief Todd Okuhara are ready to snap out of their season-long Top Fuel funk.
Pritchett set the Top Fuel elapsed-time track record during the final qualifying session at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, to claim pole position for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals. The defending event […]

Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
Saturday, 21 Apr, 2018 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown
Anderson Sets Record Pace In Baytown

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Pro Stock ace Greg Anderson became an instant fan of Royal Purple Raceway’s recently repaved surface Friday, when he re-set both ends of the track’s records during the opening day of time trials for the 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals.
Anderson, of Ken Black Racing, covered the traditional quarter-mile in 6.492-seconds at 213.00 mph during his first-round […]

‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2018 – 7:01 | Comments Off on ‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja
‘The Snake” Heading Back To Baja

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Drag racing legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme is recognized for his performances behind the wheel of a nitro-burning Funny Car. But the four-time NHRA world champion also has a long-ago history with desert racing on the Baja Peninsula.
In 1968, Prudhomme entered the Mexican 1000 Baja event in a Porsche-powered buggy built by racing innovator Tony […]

Torrence Gets Vegas Four-Wide Win
Monday, 9 Apr, 2018 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Torrence Gets Vegas Four-Wide Win
Torrence Gets Vegas Four-Wide Win

Steve Torrence added another bullet-point to his racing resume Sunday with a victory in the 19th annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Torrence wheeled his dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in 3.771-seconds at 326.63 mph for the 18th victory of his career and second of the season.  The Kilgore, Texas, […]

SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2018 – 16:18 | Comments Off on SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success
SMI Touts Vegas Four-Wide Success

FORT WORTH, Texas – Top executives of Speedway Motorsports Inc. are attending today’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway while keeping track of what’s happening at a sister property in Las Vegas.
TMS founder O. Bruton Smith, executive chairman of SMI, has accompanied son Marcus Smith, SMI president/CEO, to Cowtown for today’s Monster Energy […]

Anderson Wins HP Challenge In Vegas
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2018 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Anderson Wins HP Challenge In Vegas
Anderson Wins HP Challenge In Vegas

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Greg Anderson raced to victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Saturday afternoon at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Anderson’s 6.731-second pass at 205.47 mph in his KB Racing Chevrolet Camaro bested the defending world champion Bo Butner who red-lit in the final round of the specialty race to […]