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Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

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Abreu Tops Qualifying Night At Chili Bowl
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Californian Rico Abreu came up Aces during Wednesday’s River Spirit Qualifying Night, winning the 25-lap A-Feature for the second time in as many years during the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Okla.
“I believe last year that’s kind of how it went, too,” Abreu said after his victory […]

Thu, 01/14/16 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Abreu Tops Qualifying Night At Chili Bowl
New NHRA Pro Stock Specs Off To A Slow Start
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Shane Gray and Gray Motorsports are halfway through a four-day test of the sanctioning body’s new Pro Stock rules configuration, and the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular classified his early results as “laughable and tricky.”
“Well, it’s slow,” said Gray, who is lapping the team’s 2015 Chevrolet Camaro updated to […]

Wed, 01/13/16 – 15:40 | One Comment
Bright Shines On Opening Night Of Chili Bowl
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With only a few feet to spare at the finish line, Pennsylvania’s Alex Bright held off Indiana’s Joey Saldana to kick off the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, topping Tuesday’s Warren Cat Qualifying Night for his first Chili Bowl preliminary score.
“Absolutely amazing,” Bright said after his win on the quarter-mile Tulsa […]

Wed, 01/13/16 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Bright Shines On Opening Night Of Chili Bowl
Rico Abreu Leads Red Hot Chili Bowl Field
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By Len Hayward | Senior Correspondent
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TULSA, Okla. – Rico Abreu feels no pressure in attempting to defend his title during the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.
Sounds simple but that’s the level of confidence the Rutherford, Calif., driver has right now. His win at the Chili Bowl in 2015 helped turn Abreu into a national […]

Tue, 01/12/16 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Rico Abreu Leads Red Hot Chili Bowl Field
Sprint Unlimited Details Released
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NASCAR this week unveiled the specifics of the season-opening Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at newly updated Daytona International Speedway scheduled for Feb. 13.
Twenty-five drivers – including all drivers who participated in last year’s Chase playoffs – are eligible under the new rules for the 75-lap Speedweeks event.
“We’re ready to go,” said NASCAR Executive Vice President […]

Tue, 01/12/16 – 8:52 | One Comment
Patron Ligier Moves To Top On The Final Roar
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Luis Felipe “Pipo” Derani made a good first impression on the final day of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Derani drove the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Ligier to a lap of 1:39.249 (129.130 mph) in the Roar, which is an open test held before the 24, the opening […]

Sun, 01/10/16 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Patron Ligier Moves To Top On The Final Roar
Day 2 At The Roar: Shank Keeps Cranking At DIS
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Michael Shank Racing’s Oliver Pla led the scoring charts for the second day in a row Saturday during the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway’s infield road course.
Pla, driving the No. 60 Honda Ligier JS P2 prototype, set the pace Saturday night with a lap of 1:39.687 (128.562 mph).
He also posted the […]

Sun, 01/10/16 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Day 2 At The Roar: Shank Keeps Cranking At DIS
Shank Racing Leads Roar Before The 24 Pack
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The new year has started off rather well for Michael Shank Racing.
On Friday, the team posted the fastest times during Friday’s opening day of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Also on Friday, the
team announced it has accepted an invitation to compete in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans event.
The […]

Sat, 01/9/16 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Shank Racing Leads Roar Before The 24 Pack
Review: Panning For Rust In American Barns
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If you’ve grown weary of Wayne Carini and Richard Rawlings and assorted reality TV car guys hitching a trailer to the ride of your dreams, it’s time to channel your inner Tom Cotter.
“Old cars are everywhere!” Cotter declares in the closing pages of Barn Find Road Trip, the chronicle of his latest trek into the […]

Sat, 12/26/15 – 10:07 | Comments Off on Review: Panning For Rust In American Barns
NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule
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Four months after missing the initial cut, Heartland Park Topeka has been added to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA officials have reached an agreement with Heartland Park Topeka’s new ownership group, Heartland Park Topeka, LLC, led by Chris Payne and Todd Crossley. The 28th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals will be contested […]

Sun, 12/20/15 – 13:31 | Comments Off on NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule