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Billy Torrence defied the odds, avenged his son and wrote an improbable ending to Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals by scoring his first career Top Fuel victory at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
The 60-year-old Texan and founder of Capco Contractors, Inc., applied an exclamation point to his pole-winning weekend with a final-round victory […]

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Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Change is, has been, will always be an integral part of auto racing. It’s baked into the racing cake. But during the 20th Century, changes in racing seemed more tweak-ish than quake-like.
But this is the 21st Century and changes have become revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary. And they have been forced […]

Fri, 06/22/18 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here
DSR Dominates Nitro Action In Thunder Valley
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don Schumacher Racing celebrated Father’s Day by sweeping NHRA’s two nitro classes during the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
Tony Schumacher, son of the “Donfather,” prevailed in Top Fuel and Ron Capps earned the Wally trophy in Funny Car Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. It was the first […]

Mon, 06/18/18 – 8:02 | Comments Off on DSR Dominates Nitro Action In Thunder Valley
Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans
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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

Sun, 06/17/18 – 9:35 | Comments Off on Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans
Millican On Top Fuel Pole At Thunder Valley
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Clay Millican secured the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the 18th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) are also No. 1 qualifiers at the 11th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Millican laid down his pole-winning run of 3.817-seconds at […]

Sat, 06/16/18 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Millican On Top Fuel Pole At Thunder Valley
Courtney Force Rolls On
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Courtney Force continued to outrun the Funny Car field Friday in Bristol, Tenn., earning the provisional pole at the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
Tennessee native Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also emerged as preliminary No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at Bristol Dragway during the 11th of […]

Sat, 06/16/18 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Rolls On
FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans
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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Federation Internationale de Automobile announced Friday at Le Mans, conceptual details of the technical regulations for the next generation of prototype race cars.
The big take aways are that beginning in 2020, all LMP1 cars will be hybrids and that chassis manufacturers will be mandated to make its hybrid units […]

Fri, 06/15/18 – 7:57 | Comments Off on FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans
‘The Mongoose’ Provided Quiet In A Noisy Sport
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The passing of drag racing legend Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen on Sunday reminded me of an interview I conducted with him at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, years after his barnstorming match-racing days against Don “The Snake” Prudhomme had taken their well-deserved place in NHRA history.
McEwen, […]

Fri, 06/15/18 – 7:15 | Comments Off on ‘The Mongoose’ Provided Quiet In A Noisy Sport
‘The Mongoose’ Helped Steer Drag Racing Into Mainstream
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Legendary drag racer Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, whose rivalry with Don “The Snake” Prudhomme carried NHRA Championship Drag Racing into mainstream America via a series of toy cars, is being remembered this week as the sport’s first marketing visionary.
McEwen died Sunday, June 10, at the age of 81.
“Drag racing never […]

Thu, 06/14/18 – 11:19 | Comments Off on ‘The Mongoose’ Helped Steer Drag Racing Into Mainstream
Toyota Hybrids Have Le Mans Field To Selves
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The bet here is that, barring major mechanical issues or race-day/night shunts,  a Toyota TS050 LMP1 will win this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s not premonition or extraordinary expertise talking. It’s mathematics.
The LMP1 Hybrid category at Le Mans has thinned down to one marque; Toyota. Gone are the wonderful Audi and Porsche hybrids […]

Thu, 06/14/18 – 10:02 | Comments Off on Toyota Hybrids Have Le Mans Field To Selves
Ferrari’s Vettel Keeps Climbing With Win No. 50
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastian Vettel’s landmark 50th career Formula One victory in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix rekindled memories of revered native son Gilles Villeneuve on the race course that bears his name.
Vettel, of Scuderia Ferrari, won Round 7 of the 21-race FIA Formula One World Championship in convincing fashion over Mercedes driver Valtteri […]

Wed, 06/13/18 – 14:48 | Comments Off on Ferrari’s Vettel Keeps Climbing With Win No. 50