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Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals
Millican Climbs To Pole At Winternationals

Clay Millican claimed pole position in Top Fuel in record-setting style Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 2018 season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
Millican re-set the national elapsed time record for 1,000-feet with a pass of 3.628-seconds at 322.04 mph in his Great Clips/Parts Plus dragster. […]

Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top
Saturday, 10 Feb, 2018 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top
Super Test Puts Fast Jack On Top

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jack Beckman and his Funny Car crew spent their Super Bowl LII “party” testing in the Arizona desert, and the payoff after the opening qualifying session of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season was _ we got game!
“Fast” Jack posted a 1,000-foot pass of 3.860-seconds at […]

Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success
Friday, 9 Feb, 2018 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success
Sportsmanship Played Big Part In Butner’s 2017 Success

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Before Bo Butner knew drag racing, Bo knew selling cars as a family business. It’s a juxtaposition of values and commitment that carried Butner _ a self-described rent-a-racer _ to his first NHRA Pro Stock world championship in 2017.
“I’m a Sportsman racer and always will be,” said Butner, the 2006 […]

Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
Thursday, 8 Feb, 2018 – 9:49 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment
Brittany Force Looking Forward To A No. 1 Moment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
One more celebratory moment looms in Brittany Force’s NHRA Top Fuel championship offseason, which will conclude where it began only three months ago.
Force ended the 2017 season with a sweep at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., where she emerged as No. 1 qualifier, race-winner and first-time world champion during […]

Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test
Sunday, 4 Feb, 2018 – 9:51 | Comments Off on Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test
Pritchett’s Fastest-Ever Pass Highlights NHRA Test

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett unofficially posted the fastest speed in NHRA history Saturday during Day 4 of Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.
Pritchett powered her Mopar Dodge dragster down the 1,000-foot distance in 3.664-seconds at 334.73 mph. Because the lap was completed during […]

Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
Saturday, 3 Feb, 2018 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers
Langdon A Quick Learner In Switch To Floppers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The perfectionist in Shawn Langdon quickly has emerged in NHRA preseason testing, as the 2013 Top Fuel world champion transitions into the Funny Car category with Kalitta Motorsports.
Langdon, who earned his Funny Car license in October 2017 in anticipation of the Fuel category switch, posted a top lap of 3.911-seconds […]

Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
Friday, 2 Feb, 2018 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One
Funny Car’s Robert Hight Becomes The One

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Two-time/reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Robert Hight proudly added the No. 1 decal to his race car between test runs during Thursday’s opening session of NHRA Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., as preparations began for the 2018 season-opener.
Hight, who won his first title […]

Englishtown Strip Getting Out Of Drag Racing Business
Thursday, 18 Jan, 2018 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Englishtown Strip Getting Out Of Drag Racing Business
Englishtown Strip Getting Out Of Drag Racing Business

Hot fun in the summertime won’t sound or smell like old times in Englishtown, N.J., in 2018.
Family-owned Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has informed National Hot Rod Association officials the facility will not stage either quarter-mile or eighth-mile drag racing this season, immediately dropping the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals from the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Neff Returns To DSR
Tuesday, 28 Nov, 2017 – 15:48 | Comments Off on Neff Returns To DSR
Neff Returns To DSR

Tony Schumacher will chase a ninth NHRA Top Fuel world championship in 2018 with a new crew chief.
Accomplished tuner Mike “Zippy” Neff has rejoined Don Schumacher Racing and will work with “The Sarge” in 2018, team-owner Don Schumacher announced Monday from the team’s headquarters in Brownsburg, Ind.
Neff, who finished the 2017 season at rival John […]

Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA
Tuesday, 14 Nov, 2017 – 16:31 | Comments Off on Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA
Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA

Teen-ager Tanner Gray has completed the first step in extending his family’s drag racing legacy.
A third-generation racer, Gray capped his first full season of Pro Stock competition Monday when he was named Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award winner as NHRA’s top rookie performer of 2017.
Gray joined newly-crowned professional champions Brittany […]