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Coughlin honored, humbled as Hall of Fame induction nears

Coughlin honored, humbled as Hall of Fame induction nears

PRI Trade Show news 2010-10-13

PRI Trade Show -- 23 Years and Rolling Strong LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- 1988. Ronald Reagan's second term coming to a close; Kirk Gibson's dramatic World Series home run; Notre Dame won its last college football national championship and the giants ...

Reading: Morgan Lucas preview

Lucas will learn the value of teamwork in Reading READING, Pa. (Oct. 7) -- Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas enters this weekend's 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals without a crew chief in charge of his 8,000-horsepower GEICO Powersports/Lucas Oil ...

Jeg Coughlin Sr. named to International Drag Racing HoF

Jeg Coughlin Sr. to be inducted into International Drag Racing Hall of Fame DELAWARE, Ohio (Aug. 31) -- Drag racing legend Jeg Coughlin Sr. will be inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame sponsored by Lucas Oil Products on ...

Dale Armstrong inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame

NHRA'S DALE ARMSTRONG INDUCTED INTO MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME OF AMERICA CLASS OF 2010 DETROIT (Aug. 25, 2010) - Legendary NHRA crew chief and mechanical wizard Dale Armstrong was one of seven icons from the world of motorsports inducted into the ...

Brainerd: Goodyear Racing event summary

BODE GETS FIRST FUNNY CAR WIN AS NHRA SEASON REACHES COUNTDOWN TO ONE BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 16, 2010) -- Bob Bode earned his first NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car victory during a tense racing weekend at the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd ...

Brainerd: Jeg Coughlin Jr final report

Red-hot Coughlin wins again in Brainerd BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) -- Jeg Coughlin Jr. let everyone on his JEGS.com race team know he wanted to go into the Countdown to the Championship with as much momentum as possible. After adding another win to ...

Brainerd: Series final eliminations report

BODE REACHES FIRST CAREER FINAL, WINS FIRST CAREER RACE Dixon, Coughlin and Hines round out winners at final Countdown to 10 race BRAINERD, Minn. -- Three drivers had a shot at their first career NHRA Full Throttle Series win on Sunday at the 29th ...

Denver: Jeg Coughlin Jr. Saturday report

Coughlin taming tricky Bandimere track with ease DENVER (July 24) -- With only one drag race a year at altitude, tuning a racecar for the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway can be a bit of a guessing game. But four-time Pro Stock ...

Sonoma: Larry Dixon preview

* Larry Dixon enters the Fram-Autolite Nationals in first place in the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel point standings. He leads second-place Cory McClenathan by 172 points; Dixon has qualified for the 2010 Countdown to 1 NHRA Playoffs. Last weekend in ...

Sonoma: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Sonoma "I'm so excited to get back to racing at Sonoma. Last year we had an awesome weekend winning the race and sweeping the Western Swing. I still have to sometimes pinch myself to believe that our Matco team accomplished that.

Seattle: Larry Dixon preview

Larry Dixon enters the NHRA Northwest Nationals in first place in the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel point standings. He leads second-place Tony Schumacher by 176 points. Dixon won at Norwalk, Ohio last month for his seventh win of the season; he is ...

Seattle: Morgan Lucas preview

Drag racing's youngest nitro driver has fond memories of Seattle SEATTLE (July 5) -- Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas was just 11 years old when he took his first drag racing road trip from Southern California to Seattle's Pacific Raceways. Riding ...

Norwalk: Tony Schumacher Friday report

"SARGE" DROPS INTO NINTH POSITION NORWALK, Ohio, June 25, 2010 - Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, aboard his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, took the ninth starting position here Friday during the first day of qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment ...

Norwalk: Larry Dixon preview

Larry Dixon enters the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in first place in the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel point standings. He leads second-place Tony Schumacher by 123 points. Last weekend in Bristol, Tenn., Dixon was the No. 3 qualifier but ...

Bristol: Larry Dixon preview

Larry Dixon enters the Thunder Valley Nationals on a two-race win streak and in first place in the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel point standings. He leads second-place Tony Schumacher by 199 points. Dixon won NHRA SuperNationals at Englishtown, ...

Englishtown: Larry Dixon preview

Larry Dixon enters the NHRA SuperNationals in first place in the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel point standings. He leads second-place Tony Schumacher by 135 points and third place Cory McClenathan by 159 points. Dixon won last weekend's United ...

Englishtown: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Englishtown "I'm couldn't be more excited to get to a race than the SuperNationals at Englishtown. This is my home track. I grew up going to Raceway Park and Atco watching all the greats like Don Prudhomme and Kenny Bernstein ...

Joliet: Toyota Motorsports preview

DIXON LOOKS TO EXTEND STREAK IN CHICAGO -- Larry Dixon will be looking to extend his streak of five consecutive semi-final or better appearances this weekend at the Route 66 Raceway. During the current five-race stretch, Dixon has registered a 16-2 ...

Joliet: Larry Dixon preview

Larry Dixon enters the United Association Route 66 Nationals in first place in the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel point standings. He leads second-place Cory McClenathan by 97 points and third place Tony Schumacher by 108 points. Dixon has advanced ...

Topeka: Larry Dixon preview

* Larry Dixon won the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga. this past weekend. With the win, his fourth of the season, Dixon tied NHRA legend Joe Amato for second place on the NHRA's all-time Top Fuel winners list and seventh ...

Goodyear Racing Atlanta event summary

GOODYEAR-SHOD CARS WIN SIX TIMES AT NHRA RACE AT ATLANTA DRAGWAY COMMERCE, Ga. (May 17, 2010) -- Top Fuel star Larry Dixon tied Joe Amato on the all-time win list for the NHRA's Top Fuel category as he highlighted the six drivers who won at ...

Atlanta: Series final eliminations report

DIXON, HIGHT, COUGHLIN AND HINES WIN SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS AT ATLANTA DRAGWAY COMMERCE, Ga. -- Larry Dixon tied Joe Amato for second on the NHRA Top Fuel wins list by racing to his 52nd career victory Sunday at ...

Atlanta: Toyota Motorsports final report

DIXON PUTS TOYOTA IN ATLANTA WINNER'S CIRCLE COMMERCE, Ga., (May 16, 2010) -- After leading every qualifying session on Friday and Saturday, Larry Dixon's domination continued on Sunday -sweeping through Sunday's eliminations on the way to ...

Atlanta: Jeg Coughlin Jr. final report

Coughlin joins elite list with his 50th professional victory ATLANTA (May 16) -- Jeg Coughlin Jr. became just the ninth professional drag racer in NHRA history to win 50 national events Sunday when he captured the title of the 30th annual Southern ...

Atlanta: Toyota Motorsports preview

LUCAS RETURNS TO SITE OF FIRST TOP FUEL WIN -- After previously reaching five Top Fuel finals, Morgan Lucas captured his first NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series victory last year at the Atlanta Dragway. The win was the first of three on the ...

Atlanta: Larry Dixon preview

Larry Dixon enters the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals as the Top Fuel points leader. Dixon has won two of the last three races and leads second-place Cory McClenathan by 41 points. Doug Kalitta is in third place 86 points behind ...

Gateway Int'l Raceway event notes

Hight, Schumacher, Johnson, Phillips Win at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at GIR MADISON, Ill. -- The title sponsor of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway got the most bang for its buck Sunday as ...

Las Vegas: Larry Dixon preview

Larry Dixon captured his 50th career victory when he won the 23rd annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals last weekend and tied Kenny Bernstein for the most Top Fuel wins at Houston Raceway Park. Dixon was the No. 1 qualifier; he also recorded the low ...

Baytown: Del Worsham preview

Larry Dixon enters the 23rd annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in fourth place in the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel point standings. He trails third place Doug Kalitta by 24 points and points leader Cory McClenathan by 77 points. Last ...

Baytown: Larry Dixon preview

* Larry Dixon enters the 23rd annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in fourth place in the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel point standings. He trails third place Doug Kalitta by 24 points and points leader Cory McClenathan by 77 points. Last ...

Charlotte: Larry Dixon preview

The NHRA 4-Wide Nationals will be the first national event in NHRA history in which teams will compete in four lanes instead of the traditional two. All of the basic rules of drag racing will be in place, but four cars will roll to the starting line ...

Gainesville: Larry Dixon preview

Larry Dixon enters the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals in third place in the NHRA Full Throttle point standings. He trails second-place Doug Kalitta by 35 points and points leader Cory McClenathan by 40 points. Dixon won the 50th annual NHRA ...