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NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 9:03 | Comments Off on NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall

Three months after getting hit “square in the chin” by NHRA Funny Car icon John Force, Matt Hagan will begin the 2011 season with renewed accountability – and an unexpected endorsement.
NHRA’s 60th anniversary season will …

Mike Neff Won’t Slow Down – Can’t Slow Down
Sunday, 13 Feb, 2011 – 8:17 | One Comment
Mike Neff Won’t Slow Down – Can’t Slow Down

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Mike Neff’s return to the cockpit of an NHRA Funny Car in 2011 promises to keep his mind working 24/7.
Neff – who helped tune team-owner John Force to his record …

Massey Set To Re-Fire His Stalled Top Fuel Career
Friday, 11 Feb, 2011 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Massey Set To Re-Fire His Stalled Top Fuel Career
Massey Set To Re-Fire His Stalled Top Fuel Career

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Sidelined by the “rude awakening” that stalled his career in 2010, Spencer Massey plans to reintroduce himself to the NHRA Top Fuel ranks with a debut …

Ashley Force Hood Talks Racing and Motherhood
Tuesday, 1 Feb, 2011 – 8:12 | 6 Comments
Ashley Force Hood Talks Racing and Motherhood

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ashley Force Hood altered the NHRA Funny Car landscape last week with the revelation that impending motherhood will sideline her for at least the 2011 drag racing season.
Instead of trying …

Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011
Tuesday, 25 Jan, 2011 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011
Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
John Force Racing announced Tuesday that his daughter, Ashley Force Hood, and her husband are expecting a child and she will not drive a Funny Car for the JFR NHRA …

Kurt Busch Says He Is Going Straight In 2011
Tuesday, 25 Jan, 2011 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Says He Is Going Straight In 2011
Kurt Busch Says He Is Going Straight In 2011

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Kurt Busch goes “double-dipping”  this season, he won’t be concerned with NASCAR’s new single-series point rules.
Busch is going NHRA drag racing in a “Factory Hot Rod.”
NASCAR’s 2004 Sprint Cup …

NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
Thursday, 20 Jan, 2011 – 11:41 | Comments Off on NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA officials will ramp-up their crackdown on oildowns during the 2011 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season, including implementation of “strict penalties” for all classes competing at national events.
In an …

Minter: Roosevelt Johnson A Hero On And Off The Drag Strip
Saturday, 15 Jan, 2011 – 10:45 | One Comment
Minter: Roosevelt Johnson A Hero On And Off The Drag Strip

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Most folks don’t get into the sports reporting business for the money. They do it for chances to write about people like Roosevelt Johnson.
Johnson, one of the South’s pioneering drag …

Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing

2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it …

Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves
Thursday, 6 Jan, 2011 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves
Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves

In Racin’ news on Thursday:
Brian Husen has been named the crew chief of Del Worsham’s Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel dragster, it was announced Thursday.  Rod Centorbi will remain the assistant crew chief on Worsham’s team …