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NHRA Notes: Summit Heads Toward The Top
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2012 – 9:15 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Summit Heads Toward The Top
NHRA Notes: Summit Heads Toward The Top

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Summit Racing operation looked very little like the Summit Racing operation during Thursday’s opening round of qualifying at the 2012 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals. But during Friday’s second …

Tasca Makes Funny Car Move At Winternationals
Friday, 10 Feb, 2012 – 20:29 | Comments Off on Tasca Makes Funny Car Move At Winternationals
Tasca Makes Funny Car Move At Winternationals

Bob Tasca raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car action Friday at the 52nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Speedway.
Morgan Lucas …

NHRA Notes: Courtney Force Models Her Genes
Friday, 10 Feb, 2012 – 9:45 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Courtney Force Models Her Genes
NHRA Notes: Courtney Force Models Her Genes

On her first day as a real-gosh-darn NHRA Funny Car driver, Courtney Force showed speed. And, she showed savvy.
Her 4.21 second/303.16 mph pass in the first round of qualifying for the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts …

First Passes Of 2012 Are In Books
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2012 – 19:11 | Comments Off on First Passes Of 2012 Are In Books
First Passes Of 2012 Are In Books

The first round of qualifying in the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series was held on Thursday and making the fastest passes were Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel, Jack Beckman in Funny Car and …

NHRA Kicks Off 2012 At Pomona This Weekend
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2012 – 11:14 | Comments Off on NHRA Kicks Off 2012 At Pomona This Weekend
NHRA Kicks Off 2012 At Pomona This Weekend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The 2012 NHRA Full Thottle Drag Racing Series season gets under way today with the start of the 52nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
New faces have arrived, …

It’s Big-Jump Time for Top Fueler al Balooshi
Wednesday, 8 Feb, 2012 – 12:37 | One Comment
It’s Big-Jump Time for Top Fueler al Balooshi

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Three years ago, when it was first suggested to Khalid alBalooshi that he should be sitting in a Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA by good friend and team-owner His …

Testing Of DSR’s Top Fuel Canopy Is Under Way
Thursday, 2 Feb, 2012 – 11:45 | 3 Comments
Testing Of DSR’s Top Fuel Canopy Is Under Way

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Top Fuel-car canopy being developed by Don Schumacher Racing will be at this weekend’s Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., but it will not be on the DSR cars. That’s unfortunate, …

NHRA Names New Chief Starter
Wednesday, 1 Feb, 2012 – 15:03 | Comments Off on NHRA Names New Chief Starter
NHRA Names New Chief Starter

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Mark Lyle, long-time starter in NHRA’s Division 6 and a certified team member of the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA, has been named official NHRA Chief Starter, one of drag racing’s most storied positions. …

Force May Turn To Top Fuel, Another Daughter
Wednesday, 1 Feb, 2012 – 8:42 | One Comment
Force May Turn To Top Fuel, Another Daughter

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
John Force Racing will chase the NHRA Funny Car world championship with a four-car Ford Mustang lineup in 2012, a season featuring Courtney Force’s highly anticipated nitro debut.
But team-owner John …

Medlen Returns To JFR
Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2012 – 16:25 | Comments Off on Medlen Returns To JFR
Medlen Returns To JFR

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Former John Force Racing crew chief John Medlen said Tuesday that he will return to JFR in the new capacity of Director of Technology and Safety.
“I found out John Medlen became available over the weekend …