NHRA: The Hot Streak Continues; Beckman Rockets to Seattle Qualifying Lead Alongside Connolly and Coughlin

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KENT, Wash.  — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman continued his hot streak in Funny Car by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals. Dave Connolly (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were quickest in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle, the final of …

NHRA: Record Pace; Beckman Leads Sonoma Qualifying Fields With Quickest Funny Car Run Ever

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman powered his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T to the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday as he raced to the qualifying lead at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were leaders in …

NHRA: Brown, Pedregon, Enders and Arana Jr. Lead Opening Day Fields at Englishtown

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. – official series release — NHRA photo — Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. …

NHRA: “The Sarge” Shows the Way; Schumacher Leads Opening Day Gatornationals Qualifying

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — official series release — NHRA photo — Defending world champ Tony Schumacher raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock), and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the third of 24 NHRA Mello …

NHRA: Happy Anniversary; Force Marches to Early No. 1 in Gateway as Crampton, Enders-Stevens, Krawiec Also Lead Fields

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MADISON, Ill. — official release — NHRA photo — John Force continued his march to a record 17th world championship title by racing to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were …

INDYCAR: Hometown Hero Ed Carpenter Paces Day 1 of Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

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SPEEDWAY, IN — Story by Race Chaser Online open wheel correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Jim Haines photo — One year ago, on Pole Day 2013, hometown hero Ed Carpenter tugged the crowd to its feet and stormed to the pole against the odds and heavier funded teams at Indianapolis. A year removed from the magical scene and an Indy 500 …

INDYCAR: Andretti Makes Statement in Warm-Ups; Clocks Blistering 232.2 MPH Lap

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SPEEDWAY, IN — official release — Chris Owens photo — Ed Carpenter’s lap of 230.522 mph during the brief “Fast Friday” session on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval appears to be a precursor of big speeds for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Marco Andretti posted a lap of 232.239 mph (38.7531 seconds) in the May 17 practice preceding Round …