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The Fun Continues For Capps
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2016 – 8:33 | Comments Off on The Fun Continues For Capps
The Fun Continues For Capps

Riding the momentum of his season-opening victory at the prestigious Winternationals, Ron Capps secured pole position in Funny Car Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 32nd annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Chandler, Ariz.
Point-leader Capps set a Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park track record with a 1,000-foot run in 3.925-seconds at 320.50 mph in […]

Courtney Force Tames Wild Horse With Record Run
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2016 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Tames Wild Horse With Record Run
Courtney Force Tames Wild Horse With Record Run

Courtney Force rode a track-record elapsed-time performance to the provisional Funny Car pole Friday during qualifying for the 32nd annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Chandler, Ariz.
Force led the Funny Car field with a Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park 1,000-foot record ET of 3.930-seconds at 323.97 mph. Meanwhile, Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Bo […]

Capps Pummels Field In Pomona
Monday, 15 Feb, 2016 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Capps Pummels Field In Pomona
Capps Pummels Field In Pomona

A native and resident of Southern California, Ron Capps’ appreciation for the aura surrounding the NHRA’s historic Winternationals in Pomona runs deep.
“This is the most fabled track we go to and it’s the birthplace of drag racing; it’s unbelievable to win here,” Capps said after his Funny Car victory in Sunday’s 56th edition of the […]

Steve Torrence Tops At Winternationals
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2016 – 20:03 | Comments Off on Steve Torrence Tops At Winternationals
Steve Torrence Tops At Winternationals

Hiring ace tuner Alan Johnson paid off big on Sunday for Steve Torrence.
Torrence edged Doug Kalitta in the finals of the Top Fuel division to win the Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. on Sunday.
To get the victory, Torrence had to beat teammates Morgan Lucas and Richie Crampton in Round 2 […]

‘Fast Jack’ Gets Off To Faster Start In 2016
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2016 – 8:10 | Comments Off on ‘Fast Jack’ Gets Off To Faster Start In 2016
‘Fast Jack’ Gets Off To Faster Start In 2016

Jack Beckman began the 2015 NHRA schedule as a spectator after failing to qualify his Funny Car for the season-opening Circle K Winternationals. Flipping the calendar ahead one year, “Fast Jack” will chase victory Sunday in the 56th edition of the prestigious event from P1 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
Beckman rallied to post […]

2016 NHRA Season Begins With Lots Of Newness
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2016 – 9:15 | Comments Off on 2016 NHRA Season Begins With Lots Of Newness
2016 NHRA Season Begins With Lots Of Newness

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA’s revised Pro Stock rules package gave Greg Anderson a new perspective on his “Factory Hot Rod” the first time he rolled into the staging lanes during preseason testing for the 2016 season.
“I said to myself, ‘Did they move the ‘Christmas Tree’ back 20 feet at the track? Is somebody […]

Tony Pedregon Switches Seats
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2016 – 15:26 | Comments Off on Tony Pedregon Switches Seats
Tony Pedregon Switches Seats

Tony Pedregon says his move from NHRA Funny Car owner/driver to FOX Sports color analyst has been all about timing, and a guy named Jeff.
“My biggest problem is I decided to get out of the seat and Jeff Gordon did the same thing,” Pedregon joked during a recent interview. “So, many of you didn’t hear […]

New Boss At NHRA Talks About 2016 And Beyond
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2016 – 9:31 | 3 Comments
New Boss At NHRA Talks About 2016 And Beyond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Year 1.5 of the Peter Clifford era of the Mello Yello NHRA drag racing series begins this weekend with the 56th running of the Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. If Year 1 proves as significant as Year .5,  North American drag racing fans will be in […]

NHRA’s Spring Training Comes To A Rapid Conclusion
Sunday, 7 Feb, 2016 – 10:10 | Comments Off on NHRA’s Spring Training Comes To A Rapid Conclusion
NHRA’s Spring Training Comes To A Rapid Conclusion

Tommy Johnson Jr. and Brittany Force posted the quickest runs in their respective categories Saturday during the final day of NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix.
NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car teams utilized the four-day pre-season test session to prepare for the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals, next weekend at […]

‘Fastest Jack’ Lays Down Huge Pass In Arizona Test Session
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2016 – 18:05 | Comments Off on ‘Fastest Jack’ Lays Down Huge Pass In Arizona Test Session
‘Fastest Jack’ Lays Down Huge Pass In Arizona Test Session

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“Fast Jack” Beckman posted a time quicker than the current Funny Car national record he owns and Top Fuel ace Tony Schumacher almost bettered the national record in his category Friday during Day 3 of NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix.
NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car […]