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Englishtown: Performance records

TRACK RECORDS: Top Fuel* E.T. 4.455 seconds by Tony Schumacher, June '07 MPH 332.51 mph by Whit Bazemore, June '07 Funny Car* E.T. 4.729 seconds by Tommy Johnson Jr, June '07 MPH 328.30 mph by Gary Scelzi, June '05 Pro Stock E.T. 6.592 seconds ...

Indy ORP: US Nationals Funny Car pre-event notes

TONY PEDREGON HOPES TO FINISH REGULAR SEASON STRONG WITH A MAC TOOLS U.S. NATIONALS TROPHY IN HAND CLERMONT, Ind. - Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Tony Pedregon loves the view from where he is sitting as he prepares for the world's most ...

Topeka: Robert Hight preview

AUTO CLUB'S ROBERT HIGHT WANTS TO HEAT UP IN TOPEKA TOPEKA (May 25, 2009) --- Robert Hight has had limited success at Heartland Park Topeka in his past four appearances. He has three No.1 qualifiers and three times he has raced to the semi-finals.

Commerce: John Force preview

Force Tries to Extend Dominance at Atlanta; Veteran Aims for 60th Round Win at Southern Nationals ATLANTA, Ga. -- "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather, skidding ...

Gainesville: John Force Racing Saturday notes

ASHLEY FORCE HOOD LEADS JFR INTO GATORNATIONALS ELIMINATIONS GAINESVILLE -- Ashley Force Hood made the most of her last qualifying session at the 40th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals blasting to the No. 2 qualifying position just behind fellow ...

Gainesville: Bob Tasca III Saturday notes

TASCA IS NO. 1 QUALIFIER AT NHRA GATORNATIONALS FIRST CAREER TOP QUALIFYING HONORS FOR TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE TEAM * In his 27th NHRA competition appearance, Bob Tasca III is the No. 1 qualifier -- his first career top ...

Don Schumacher makes personnel changes

DON SCHUMACHER CONFIRMS PERSONNEL CHANGES AT DSR FOR 2009 BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 15, 2009) - Don Schumacher confirmed today that Mike Green will be the crew chief on the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster driven by six-time NHRA champion Tony Schumacher ...

DPM, 3B Racing reach agreement

3B RACING ACQUIRES MATCO TOOLS RACING TOP FUEL TEAM Antron Brown and Lee Beard will continue to lead championship-contending NHRA race team BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Dec. 3, 2008) -- 3B Racing (owned by Tim Buckley) and David Powers Motorsports (owned by ...

Las Vegas II: Urs Erbacher preview

Four-time Euro champ Erbacher returns to USA looking for more LAS VEGAS (Oct. 28) -- Switzerland's only Top Fuel pilot, Urs Erbacher, has earned four FIA European championships in his drag racing career. Now he'll travel 6,000 miles from Geneva to ...

Memphis: Doug Herbert preview

Herbert Looking to Rebound in Memphis This weekend, Sept. 26-28, Doug Herbert and the SnaponFranchise.com dragster will be in Memphis, Tenn., for the O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals at the Memphis Motorsports Park. With four races remaining in ...

Indy ORP: Robert Hight preview

HIGHT WANTS TO START CHAMPIONSHIP RUN AT MAC TOOLS US NATIONALS INDIANAPOLIS, IN --- Automobile Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight understands the mystic surrounding an event like the 54th annual Mac Tools US Nationals better than ...

Seattle: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Seattle "We're excited to get to Seattle and keep going rounds. I've never competed at Pacific Raceways, so it will be nice to get another race track under my belt. We opened the (Western) Swing with a good outing at Denver and we ...

Denver: Rod Fuller preview

Rod Fuller on Denver "We're looking forward to defending our win at Denver. Last year, was an awesome race for us. Being an old sportsmen racer and knowing the Bandimere's so well, I always look forward to racing there. This is a big three-race ...

Englishtown: Performance records

TRACK RECORDS: Top Fuel E.T. 4.455 seconds by Tony Schumacher, June '07 MPH 332.51 mph by Whit Bazemore, June '07 Funny Car E.T. 4.729 seconds by Tommy Johnson Jr, June '07 MPH 328.30 mph by Gary Scelzi, June '05 Pro Stock E.T. 6.592 seconds, ...

Englishtown: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Englishtown "I am excited to get back to my hometown track where it all started for me. To come back to Englishtown, where I grew up watching the Summernationals, is like a dream come true to race in Top Fuel. There will be a lot ...

Joliet: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Chicago "We just want to keep the momentum of this Matco Tools dragster rolling along. I'm excited about Chicago. I've done well there on the bikes, so I can't wait to get on that awesome Joliet track in the Matco dragster. We'll ...

Goodyear Racing introduces new tire

Goodyear Introduces New Tire for NHRA'sTwo Top Drag Racing Categories AKRON, Ohio, May 29, 2008 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's racing division announced today the introduction of the next-generation rear drive tire for the NHRA's Top ...

Topeka: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Topeka "I'm excited to race at Topeka. I've never been to the track, so it's an unknown to me. I'm looking forward to the challenge and going out there and meeting some new fans and having a lot of fun." Lee Beard (crew chief) ...

Bristol: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Bristol "I'm so excited to get to Bristol. I haven't raced there in years. The last time we ran there was during the Winston Showdown almost 10 years ago. Our Matco team has been on a roll and we want to got into Bristol and have a ...

St. Louis: John Force earns record round win

MADISON, Ill. -- One week after his daughter made Funny Car history with a breakthrough victory in Atlanta, Ga., John Force celebrated his 59th birthday Sunday by becoming the first driver to win 1,000 competitive rounds in the NHRA POWERade Drag ...

Commerce: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Atlanta "I look forward to going back to the East Coast at Atlanta Dragway. Right now, our team is rolling along and I just want to keep this Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster going rounds. The competition is tough, so it's always a ...

Series drivers GPLB Pro/Celebrity race notes

PEDREGON LEADS THREE DRAG RACERS IN TOP 10 AT TOYOTA GPLB PRO/CELEBRITY RACE WITH FIFTH PLACE FINISH Bazemore finishes sixth; Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Marty Nothstein eighth LONG BEACH -- Two-time and defending NHRA POWERade Series Funny ...

Las Vegas: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Las Vegas 1 "Coming off our win in Houston I couldn't be more excited to get back to the track. We have such an awesome team here at DPM with the Matco Tools guys and I just want to keep the momentum going. I've never won at ...

Baytown: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Houston "Our Matco Tools dragster is running great, we just have to get passed this second round jinx. Lee (Beard) has the car haulin' in qualifying. He's done well at Houston, so I think this could be the race where we go some ...

Gainesville: Frank Hawley preview

Frank Hawley returns to Funny Car Competition in his Hometown of Gainesville GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 12, 2008) - For the first time in more than 18 years, local Gainesville resident, business owner, and drag racing legend Frank Hawley will be ...

David Power Motorsports relocates team shopw

DAVID POWERS MOTORSPORTS RELOCATES TO NEW FACILITY IN BROWNSBURG, IND. BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 29, 2007) -- NHRA Top Fuel team David Powers Motorsports has relocated to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Brownsburg, Ind. The 40,000 square-foot ...

Final season standings

POMONA, Calif. -- Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following the 43rd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series ...

Standings after Richmond

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Point standings following the Second annual Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorprorts Park, the fourth and final race in the Countdown to 1, the first round of the NHRA Playoffs. The top four drivers advance to the ...

Richmond: Final top-16 results

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the Second annual Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorprorts Park. The race is the 21st of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. TOP FUEL: 1.

David Powers Motorsports, Bazemore part ways

DAVID POWERS MOTORSPORTS TO PART WAYS WITH VETERAN RACER WHIT BAZEMORE PITTSBORO, Ind. (Oct. 10, 2007) -- Whit Bazemore, a 20-time NHRA Funny Car winner, has been released from David Powers Motorsports to pursue other opportunities team owner ...

Richmond: Post race notes

TOP FUEL * Doug Kalitta claimed his 30th career victory by powering his Mac Tools dragster to a razor-thin win over Melanie Troxel. Kalitta posted the winning performance of 4.647 seconds at 316.08 mph to Troxel's 4.649 at 316.45. * Kalitta won ...

Richmond: Final eliminations report

SCELZI, CAPPS BUMP TEAMMATE BECKMAN ON DRAMATIC FINAL DAY OF THE COUNTDOWN TO 4 Kalitta wins first race of 2007; Connolly wins fifth in a row, enters Countdown to 1 as No. 1 seed in Pro Stock DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Four-time POWERade Series ...

Richmond: Final round-by-round results

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Final round-by-round results from the Second annual Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorprorts Park, the 21st of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: TOP FUEL: ROUND ONE Doug Herbert, 4.658, ...

Richmond: Whit Bazemore final report

BAZEMORE POSTS FIRST-ROUND EFFORT AT RICHMOND PETERSBURG, Va. (Oct. 7, 2007) -- Whit Bazemore drove his David Powers-owned Matco Tools dragster to a first-round finish Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park to complete the second annual Torco ...

Richmond: Saturday qualifying report

COUNTDOWN TO 1 FIELD BEGINNING TO FILL OUT AS FOUR MORE DRIVERS EARN BERTHS Schumacher, Dixon, Fuller and Tony Pedregon all clinch berths in the Countdown to 1 DINWIDDIE, Va. -- On the strength of his 45th career No. 1 qualifier Saturday at the ...

Richmond: First-round pairings

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Second annual Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorprorts Park, the 21st of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on ...

Richmond: Whit Bazemore Saturday notes

BAZEMORE RACES MATCO RAIL TO NO. 4 SPOT AT RICHMOND PETERSBURG, Va. (Oct. 6, 2007) -- Whit Bazemore raced his David Powers-owned Matco Tools dragster to the No. 4 qualifying position Saturday afternoon at Virginia Motorsports Park as he looks to ...

Richmond: Whit Bazemore Friday notes

BAZEMORE FLIES TO NO. 2 SPOT FRIDAY AT RICHMOND PETERSBURG, Va. (Oct. 5, 2007) -- Whit Bazemore, who enters the final race in the Countdown to Four ranked sixth in the Top Fuel standings, raced his David Powers-owned Matco Tools rail to the ...

Richmond: Rod Fuller Friday notes

FULLER PEDALS TO NO. 9 SPOT FRIDAY AT RICHMOND PETERSBURG, Va. (Oct. 5, 2007) -- Rod Fuller raced his David Powers-owned Caterpillar dragster to the provisional No. 9 qualifying position Friday evening following a lengthy rain delay at ...

Richmond: Friday qualifying report

ONE ROUND OF QUALIFYING COMPLETED AT RAIN-SLOWED TORCO RACING FUELS NHRA NATIONALS Brandon Bernstein, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Dave Connolly hold provisional No. 1 qualifying positions DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Fourth-place Brandon Bernstein's fight to ...

Richmond: Friday qualifying results

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- Results Friday after the first of three rounds of qualifying for the Second annual Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, 21st of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue ...

Richmond: Cory McClenathan preview

McClenathan Looking for 400th Round Win, 30th Race Win at Torco Racing Fuels Nationals Cory McClenathan's next Top Fuel round win will be his 400th, a milestone reserved for NHRA racers in the sport for the long haul. McClenathan, 44, has 29 ...

Richmond: Whit Bazemore preview

"It's simple, we need to go there and win. Going to the semis won't do it. The guys in front of us are the best cars in the class for a reason. As far as the championship goes, we have steep challenge in front of us, but it's mathematically ...

Dallas: Final top-16 results

ENNIS, Texas -- Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex. The race is the 20th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. TOP ...

Dallas: Final round-by-round results

ENNIS, Texas -- Final round-by-round results from the 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex, the 20th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: TOP FUEL: ROUND ONE Whit Bazemore, ...

Standings after Dallas

ENNIS, Texas - Point standings for the eight drivers in each class who have qualified for the NHRA playoffs, following the 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex, the 20th of 23 events in the NHRA ...

Dallas: Cory McClenathan final report

McClenathan Not Happy with Quarterfinal Finish at Fall Nationals Cory McClenathan was unhappy with his performance Sunday in the O'Reilly Fall Nationals when he left the Texas Motorplex. The driver of the FRAM Top Fuel dragster was glum ...

Dallas: Whit Bazemore final report

BAZEMORE DRIVES TO SEMIFINALS AT DALLAS, MOVES TO SIXTH IN COUNTDOWN STANDINGS ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 23, 2007) -- Whit Bazemore drove his David Powers-owned Matco Tools dragster to a semifinals finish Sunday at Texas Motorplex. With his effort, the ...

Dallas: Whit Bazemore Saturday notes

BAZEMORE DRIVES MATCO RAIL TO NO. 10 POSITION AT DALLAS, RECORDS QUICKEST RUN OF SATURDAY QUALIFYING ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 22, 2007) -- Whit Bazemore drove his David Powers-owned Matco Tools dragster to low elapsed time of the day Saturday afternoon ...

Dallas: First-round pairings

ENNIS, Texas -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex, the 20th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based ...

Dallas: Friday qualifying results

ENNIS, Texas -- Results Friday after the first two of four rounds of qualifying for the 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex, 19th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Qualifying ...

Dallas: Whit Bazemore Friday notes

BAZEMORE RACES TO NO. 11 SPOT FRIDAY AT DALLAS ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 20, 2007) -- Whit Bazemore drove his David Powers-owned Matco Tools dragster to the provisional No. 11 qualifying position Friday evening at Texas Motorplex to kick off qualifying ...

Dallas: Jack Beckman preview

BECKMAN CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY IN DALLAS, DRIVES THE VALVOLINE DODGE NORTH HILLS, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2007) - It is now officially one year since Jack Beckman competed in his first race in a Funny Car for Don Schumacher Racing. It was at the Texas ...

Dallas: Round 20 preview

QUIET STAR HIGHT LOOKS TO MAINTAIN HIS SUCCESS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX ENNIS, Texas -- Robert Hight, in his Auto Club Ford Mustang, has been quietly moving through the Funny Car category, but that is the way he likes it. For most of the season ...

Dallas: Whit Bazemore preview

The Bazemore Bulletin The pre-race release of 20-time NHRA winner Whit Bazemore and the Matco Tools Iron Eagle Top Fuel team "Dallas is one of the tracks that has a big history in our sport. It's a very fast track and the second to last race in ...

Memphis: Doug Herbert final race report

HERBERT CONTINUES MARCH TOWARD CHAMPIONSHIP MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 16, 2007) Doug Herbert, driver of the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster, continued his march toward the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel championship today with his fourth final around ...