NHRA: Still in the Hunt; Allen Johnson Chasing Crucial Countdown Points in Texas

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ENNIS, Texas – official series release — NHRA photo — After back-to-back semifinal appearances to open the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, Pro Stock standout Allen Johnson seemed to be building up to something big. But after a first-round loss at the most recent event at Maple Grove Raceway dropped Johnson to fifth in the …

NHRA: Dave Richards Set for Texas Debut With Help From Family Friends

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – official team release — Photo supplied — Dave Richards is quickly adding to his experience as a Funny Car driver in NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and his latest venture into the world of the thunderous nitro-fueled race cars will include a debut in the Lone Star State at this weekend’s 30th annual AAA …

NHRA: Schumacher Doubles Down; Courtney Force, Connolly and Hines Also Win in Texas

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ENNIS, Texas – official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex. Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock …

NHRA: Courtney Force, Todd, Gray and Krawiec Earn No. 1 Qualifiers in Dallas

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ENNIS, Texas – official release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force earned her fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals following her track record setting performance on Friday. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations …

NHRA: Courtney Force Shatters Track Records in Dallas; Todd, Gray and Arana Jr. Also Lead Qualifying Fields

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ENNIS, Texas – official release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals with a track record performance at Texas Motorplex. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led their respective categories during round two of the NHRA Mello Yello …

NHRA: Hight Prepared to Face Doubleheader Pressure in Dallas

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ENNIS, Texas — official release — NHRA photo — Robert Hight enjoyed a tremendous 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season, winning five times and leading the points for an impressive 13-race stretch, the most in his career. But as noteworthy as that is, Hight knows his Funny Car season will ultimately be determined on how he performs …

NHRA: Cruz Pedregon Ready to Flip Countdown Switch

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ENNIS, Texas — official release — NHRA photo — If taking momentum into the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship is an important factor in winning a world championship title, Funny Car standout Cruz Pedregon may not like his chances. But if performing well under pressure and in big moments is just as important, then things may …

NHRA: Torrence Hopeful for First Win of Season in Front of Home Crowd

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ENNIS, Texas — official release — NHRA photo — It might have been an excruciating defeat at the time, but Steve Torrence also knows that his runner-up finish in Top Fuel at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is a surefire sign that the Texas native is ready to compete for an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship. Torrence …

NHRA: Massey Searching for Momentum to Ignite Countdown Charge

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ENNIS, Texas — official release — NHRA photo — Spencer Massey was in unfamiliar territory as far as recent history when he started the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. By the end of the six-race playoff the Top Fuel standout wouldn’t mind a late-season push, putting him into some more uncharted territory. After starting …

NHRA: Morgan Lucas Adds Dallas Stop to Part-Time Schedule

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ENNIS, Texas — official release — NHRA photo — Lucas Oil/GEICO driver Morgan Lucas made a lot of Top Fuel teams happy during the first round of the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals on Sunday, but before he and his Morgan Lucas Racing team could complete their work, the race was postponed. The Charlotte event will be completed during the NHRA FallNationals next …