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Brittany Latest Force To Win Top Rookie Award
Tuesday, 12 Nov, 2013 – 20:41 | Comments Off
Brittany Latest Force To Win Top Rookie Award

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brittany Force extended a John Force Racing tradition Monday when she received the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award as 2013 NHRA Rookie of the Year.
Force, 27, became the fifth JFR driver to win the prestigious honor during the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Champ Langdon Ends 2013 Season On Highest Note
Monday, 11 Nov, 2013 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Champ Langdon Ends 2013 Season On Highest Note

Shawn Langdon book-ended his 2013 Top Fuel championship season Sunday with a victory in the 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, just 20 miles from his boyhood home.
Langdon, who began the season with a win in February’s NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway, clinched his first Top Fuel title [...]

Coughlin Wins Fifth Pro Stock Championship
Sunday, 10 Nov, 2013 – 20:43 | Comments Off
Coughlin Wins Fifth Pro Stock Championship

Jeg Coughlin Jr. clinched the 2013 Pro Stock championship Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway.
Coughlin became just the eighth driver in NHRA history to win a fifth professional championship, as he earned previous Pro Stock titles in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2008. As a sportsman driver, Coughlin also won the [...]

Langdon Clinches Top Fuel
Saturday, 9 Nov, 2013 – 21:20 | Comments Off
Langdon Clinches Top Fuel

Shawn Langdon locked up the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship upon completion of qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals on Saturday.
Antron Brown needed to make up three points during qualifying to have a shot at overtaking him, and he was unable to it.
Meanwhile, Brandon Bernstein (Top Fuel), John [...]

Jeggie Appears Set To Add To Stock Of Trophies
Saturday, 9 Nov, 2013 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Jeggie Appears Set To Add To Stock Of Trophies

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jeg Coughlin Jr. says it takes “an extreme amount of discipline” to successfully drive an NHRA Pro Stock car. And as the four Coughlin drag racing brothers continue to prove, a bit of genetic engineering doesn’t hurt.
“Sometimes we’re a product of our surroundings, right?” said Coughlin, poised to clinch his [...]

Langdon Closes In On Top Fuel Championship
Friday, 8 Nov, 2013 – 21:11 | Comments Off
Langdon Closes In On Top Fuel Championship

A provisional-pole winning performance on Friday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona has put Shawn Langdon into position to clinch his first Top Fuel world championship as early as Saturday during the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
John Force (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in [...]

Pondering Top Fuel Helped Force Win No. 16
Friday, 8 Nov, 2013 – 10:36 | 4 Comments
Pondering Top Fuel Helped Force Win No. 16

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There was a time this season when NHRA Funny Car icon John Force, determined to save his long-running sponsor relationship with Castrol, considered chucking his legacy to start over in Top Fuel.
That rumor was the genesis of the midseason, in-house crew chief swap that brought Jimmy Prock over to Force’s [...]

Langdon Off To Quick Start In Pomona
Thursday, 7 Nov, 2013 – 21:04 | Comments Off
Langdon Off To Quick Start In Pomona

RacinToday.com
Top Fuel points leader Shawn Langdon raced to the qualifying lead Thursday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the final playoff race of the 2013 NHRA Mello [...]

Top Fuel Title Is Next Item On Langdon’s Itinerary
Tuesday, 5 Nov, 2013 – 15:34 | Comments Off
Top Fuel Title Is Next Item On Langdon’s Itinerary

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Monday’s telephone call from Shawn Langdon came a little bit later than originally scheduled. Seems a mis-reading of a travel itinerary had resulted in a missed flight, a chaotic scramble for another and, of course, the exploding of his whole day.
And all to start off what he admitted was the [...]

October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
Wednesday, 30 Oct, 2013 – 9:05 | Comments Off
October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India

Late October. Generally, a rather unexceptional time of the year. Halloween? Pretty good time for little kids and raging alcoholics. The World Series? Again, a rather unexceptional time of the year, except for little kids and raging boors.
Even for race fans late October can be dreary. Sports cars and IndyCar is over, short tracks have/will [...]