Thu, 18/01/18 – 8:43 | No Comment

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 […]

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Notes: Andretti To Remain With Honda
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Andretti Autosport, winner of three of the last four Indianapolis 500s, will continue to compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 with Honda power as part of a multi-year agreement.
The announcement by Michael Andretti, CEO of Andretti Autosport, ended speculation that Andretti’s organization was preparing to switch to Chevrolet twin-turbocharged […]

Fri, 09/1/17 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Notes: Andretti To Remain With Honda
Sterling Still Shining In His Silver Racing Years
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sterling Marlin is leaving Father Time choking in his dust.
Sterling turned 60 on June 30, but despite having enough candles on his birthday cake to set off the fire-alarm sprinklers, he continues to race like a teenager late for a date on prom night.
Sterling has won two […]

Mon, 08/28/17 – 20:16 | One Comment
Newgarden Wins Gateway; Provokes Teammate
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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If big-time, open-wheel racing truly is a matter of trust and respect, a potential problem is percolating at Team Penske.
Josef Newgarden’s daring pass under teammate Simon Pagenaud gave the first-year Penske driver a victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to a refurbished Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night.
Newgarden passed […]

Sun, 08/27/17 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Newgarden Wins Gateway; Provokes Teammate
Penske’s Power To Start Gateway In Historic Position
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The irony of his latest open-wheel accomplishment was not lost on Will Power, road-racing ace turned ovalmeister.
Power joined an elite list of “fitty-time” Indy car pole-winners Friday when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record-setting fashion during qualifying around Gateway Motorsports Park’s recently repaved short oval. The Team Penske […]

Sat, 08/26/17 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske’s Power To Start Gateway In Historic Position
Millington Racing For More Than Money And Trophies
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Ryan Millington always knew his mother was Missisquoi Abenaki, but he never understood his Native American heritage until he began racing for the Vermont-based Abenaki nation as well as himself; a revelation that has changed the 16-year-old Statesville, N.C., resident.
“It’s not just racing anymore. It’s more than that,” said Millington, […]

Fri, 08/25/17 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Millington Racing For More Than Money And Trophies
Beckman Lives Up To Name In Testing
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“Fast” Jack Beckman led the Funny Car field Thursday during the second and final round of testing for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind.
Meanwhile, Tony Schumacher improved upon his elapsed time from Wednesday to lead Top Fuel and give Don Schumacher Racing a sweep of the nitro categories heading […]

Fri, 08/25/17 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Beckman Lives Up To Name In Testing
Testing Under Way at U.S. Nats
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Eight-time NHRA world champion Tony Schumacher led Top Fuel drivers during the first of two days of  testing Wednesday for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind.
Meanwhile, Don Schumacher Racing teammate Matt Hagan led the Funny Car class as preparations began for “The Big Go,” the final event […]

Thu, 08/24/17 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Testing Under Way at U.S. Nats
DeJoria Back In Gear; Wins In Brainerd
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A resilient Alexis DeJoria launched a late-season rush toward the NHRA’s Funny Car playoffs Sunday with a victory in the 36th annual  Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
DeJoria recorded her first win of the season, fifth of her career and the 250th women’s victory in NHRA history when she defeated Tommy Johnson Jr. […]

Tue, 08/22/17 – 7:11 | Comments Off on DeJoria Back In Gear; Wins In Brainerd
Power Battles Back To Win At Pocono
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Will Power battled back from being a lap down, put some major defensive moves on Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden on the final laps and when on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway for the second straight year.
Power beat Newgarden to the finish line by 0.5268 of a second to pick up […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 18:24 | Comments Off on Power Battles Back To Win At Pocono
Pritchett Leads Field Into Brainerd Eliminations
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Leah Pritchett’s quickest run in NHRA history withstood two rounds of qualifying Saturday and secured pole position in Top Fuel during the 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. 
Record-smashing Robert Hight (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned No. 1 positions in their respective […]

Sun, 08/20/17 – 8:36 | Comments Off on Pritchett Leads Field Into Brainerd Eliminations