Sun, 19/04/15 – 18:28 | No Comment

Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

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Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Shawn Langdon and Alan Johnson served-up the proverbial knuckle sandwich – or was it a middle finger? – to any and all doubters Sunday with a victory in the Top Fuel final of the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Operating on a limited budget after team-owner Johnson lost his primary […]

Mon, 02/9/15 – 8:03 | Comments Off
Q&A: Schumacher Talks About Countdowns And U.S. Nationals
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Reigning NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher and crew chief Mike Green have had their marching orders re-issued for the 2015 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season: Install six-disc clutch…hit throttle…rule the world.
It’s a formula that carried Schumacher, Green and the U.S. Army dragster to victories in three-of-six Countdown to the Championship playoff races […]

Sun, 02/8/15 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Former world champion Shawn Langdon, whose 2015 season was placed in financial jeopardy one month ago, raced to the quickest Top Fuel time in NHRA history Saturday during a rain-shortened day of qualifications for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
The fourth and final round of qualifying was cancelled due […]

Sun, 02/8/15 – 8:08 | Comments Off
Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Tommy Johnson Jr., Doug Kalitta and Jason Line rolled into historic Auto Club Raceway in Southern California rust-free Friday, each emerging as provisional No. 1 qualifiers after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Line […]

Sat, 02/7/15 – 8:12 | Comments Off
Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Matt Hagan begins defense of his 2014 NHRA Funny Car world championship this weekend armed with his typical optimism and a new body, courtesy of his manufacturer.
Hagan’s offseason included a visit to the Fiat Chrysler Automotive headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., where the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T carbon-fiber body he […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 16:57 | Comments Off
Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
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During a telephone interview earlier this week, Jason Line sounded as though he knew exactly what question he was going to be asked first and he had an answer loaded and ready – probably because he had been asked the question more times than he would prefer in recent months.
Thoughts about the last run of […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 10:13 | Comments Off
Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dave Connolly’s door-slamming days are so-over, as the one-time Pro Stock prodigy breathes-in the rarified nitro air synonymous with driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Connolly is scheduled to make his competitive debut in the C&J Energy Services dragster fielded by Bob Vandergriff Racing Friday during the first two of four […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 8:57 | Comments Off
Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Funny Car icon John Force’s brand-switch from Ford to Chevrolet bodywork for the 2015 NHRA season has come gift-wrapped with a weight penalty that will have the 16-time world champion counting not only 60-foot times but also calories.
The Chevrolet Camaro hot rods Force, daughter Courtney and son-in-law Robert Hight will […]

Wed, 02/4/15 – 19:24 | Comments Off
IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date

The Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will not begin on March 8 as scheduled.
In a press release issued by the series, officials said that it has been unable to find a replacement for the race in Brasilia, Brazil, which was cancelled by event organizers this week.
The statement read: INDYCAR has explored several possibilities in an attempt […]

Tue, 02/3/15 – 8:18 | Comments Off
Fogarty, Stallings Roll Out The Future In Dallas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
DALLAS – Sports car ace Jon Fogarty says Hyundai’s management team “needs a vision of who they want to be” in the door-slamming world of sedan sports car racing.
“It is my ambition to be a part of forming what that vision is,” said Bob Stallings, owner of the Hyundai Genesis […]

Mon, 02/2/15 – 19:13 | Comments Off