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For the first time in the diverse history of the National Hot Rod Association two women are leading the Top Fuel and Funny Car point standings – and they happen to be siblings.
Courtney Force, 27, scored her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, and jumped from sixth into a first-place tie in points […]

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Brittany Becomes Latest Force To Be Reckoned With
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Brittany Force raced to her first career victory and took control of the Top Fuel point standings Sunday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on Sunday in Gainesville, Fla.
Force powered her Monster Energy dragster to a 3.772-second run at 318.77 mph to outlast Terry McMillen’s 3.981 at 266.90 in his Amalie Motor Oil dragster.
It […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Brittany Becomes Latest Force To Be Reckoned With
Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick for the lead in overtime and went on to win at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval on Sunday afternoon in Fontana, Calif.
Harvick, who led 142 laps and had a big lead when a wreck brought out a caution with two laps to go, finished […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
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The No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2 won its second-straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race Saturday when it captured the 64th Twelve Hours of Sebring event in Florida.
As he did in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Pipo Derani captured the checkered flag for ESM with late-race heroics.
With five minutes […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 9:06 | Comments Off on ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was business as usual up at the head of the field during Sunday’s season-opening Formula One race in Australia, but back about four spots, all history was breaking out.
Mercedes AMG drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton surprised nobody when they finished the Australian Grand Prix first and second respectively. […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 8:37 | Comments Off on America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World
Beckman Sets ET Record En Route To Gatornationals Pole
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Morning rain delayed the start of Saturday’s qualifying for the 47th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and it paid off in record-smashing fashion for Jack Beckman.
“Fast Jack” began the fourth and final session at Gainesville Raceway on the provisional pole and was in the last pair of Funny Cars to go down the […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Beckman Sets ET Record En Route To Gatornationals Pole
‘Haastralian’ GP Puts America Back In Game
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Gene Haas’ fledgling Formula One team will begin its race-day routine for Sunday’s 2016 season-opening Australian Grand Prix from the back of the grid _ a few seconds but perhaps years away from competing wheel-to-wheel with powerhouses Mercedes AMG and Scuderia Ferrari.
But at least Haas F1 Team has beaten Halley’s […]

Sat, 03/19/16 – 12:32 | Comments Off on ‘Haastralian’ GP Puts America Back In Game
Brittany Force Takes Provisional Pole At Gatornationals
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Top Fuel drivers Brittany Force and Steve Torrence continued to benefit from their technical alliances with super-tuner Alan Johnson Friday during first-round qualifications for the 47th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Bidding to score her first national event victory, Force raced into the provisional qualifying lead and Torrence _ winner of the season-opening Circle […]

Sat, 03/19/16 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Takes Provisional Pole At Gatornationals
Dillon On Pole In Fontana
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Austin Dillon collected his first Sprint Cup Series poll of the season on Friday, and the second of his career, when he laid down a lap at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval in 38.200 seconds (188.482 mph).
The pole was Dillon’s first since he topped qualifying for the season-opening Daytona 500 in his 2014 rookie season. […]

Sat, 03/19/16 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Dillon On Pole In Fontana
Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
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SEBRING, Fla. – Item: Five Huracan teams were given post-race time penalties after the Rolex 24 at Daytona, plus Lamborghini was stripped of its GTD manufacturer points and fined $25,000. It is the first time IMSA used the so-called sandbagging rule designed to penalize teams that do not cooperate in the Balance of Performance (BoP).
“Competitors […]

Sat, 03/19/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring
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Honda-powered Ligiers JS P2 cars dominated prototype qualifying for Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring race on Friday.
Earning the pole was the No. 60 Ligier of Michael Shank Racing, which posted a lap at 121.061 mph. The car is being driven by the threesome of Ozwaldo Negri, John Pew and Olivier Pla, who drove in qualifying.
Second […]

Fri, 03/18/16 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring