NHRA: Courtney Force Ends Winless Drought; Kalitta & Anderson Also Score in Houston

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BAYTOWN, Texas – official series release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force raced to her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. It is the fifth consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event that has featured a female winner. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also were …

NHRA: Getting the Band Back Together; Pritchett & BVR Reunite for Houston

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HOUSTON, Texas — official team release — NHRA photo — Leah Pritchett is getting the band back together for one more race. Pritchett will reunite with the staff and crew of her Bob Vandergriff Racing team to compete in this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals at Texas’ Royal Purple Raceway, April 29-May 1. The move comes after Pritchett won her first NHRA Top Fuel …

NHRA: Second Alone; Capps Claims 44th Win as Enders-Stevens, Kalitta Also Score in Houston

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BAYTOWN, Texas – official series release — NHRA photo — Ron Capps raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Royal Purple Raceway …

WEST: Houston Motorsports Park Launches 2015 NASCAR Season With Test Sessions

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HOUSTON — official track release – Jake Bow photo — Houston Motorsports Park, one of the nation’s premier stock car racing venues, will launch their 2015 NASCAR short track racing season with two “Test and Tune” dates – March 7 and March 21, 2015. These two practice dates will lead up to HMP’s annual SpeedFest event which is set for …

INDYCAR: A.J. Foyt Still Recovering From Bypass Surgery; Remains In Houston Hospital

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HOUSTON – official release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — A.J. Foyt, who underwent successful triple bypass surgery on his heart Nov. 12, remains in a Houston hospital due to a post-operative complication which has been resolved. “A.J.’s doing really well,” said Larry Foyt, the youngest son of the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner and the director of his father’s racing team. “I’d …

INDYCAR: Grand Prix of Houston Not Returning for 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — IndyCar photo — INDYCAR announced today that the Grand Prix of Houston will not return to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2015. The 1.7-mile temporary circuit at NRG Park hosted doubleheader races in each of the past two seasons, but INDYCAR and officials from the Grand Prix of Houston were unable to define a …

NHRA: Hometown Favorite Enders-Stevens Scores 99th Female Pro Wally; Brown and Hight also Triumph in Houston

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April 27, 2014 — official release — NHRA photo — HOUSTON, TX — Erica Enders-Stevens drove to victory in Pro Stock Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries, notching her second win of the season and the 99th by a woman in the history of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Immediately following Enders-Stevens’ …

NHRA: Torrence Takes Over Top Fuel No. 1; Worsham, Johnson Remain Atop Qualifying Charts at Houston

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April 26, 2014 — official release — NHRA photo — HOUSTON, TX — Texas native Steve Torrence will enter eliminations as the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Royal Purple Raceway. Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into eliminations as …

NHRA: Awesome Aussie; Crampton Flexes Muscle to Lead Opening Day Qualifying at Texas

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April 25, 2014 — official release — NHRA photo — HOUSTON, TX — Rookie Richie Crampton flexed his muscles en route to the current No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Royal Purple Raceway on Friday. Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were the …

NHRA: Pedregon Hopes Past Success Leads to 2014 Turnaround

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April 25, 2014 — official release — NHRA photo — HOUSTON, TX — Cruz Pedregon has had far too much success and has been around the sport far too long to get overly concerned about a slow start to his 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Plus, the two-time Funny Car world champion has a pretty good security blanket at …

NHRA: Texas on His Mind; Tim Wilkerson Ready to End Drought in Houston

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April 24, 2014 — official release — NHRA photo — HOUSTON, TX — Tim Wilkerson knew about the streak at the most recent NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, just like he did last year at Royal Purple Raceway when he advanced to the final round. But with a 60-race winless streak dating back to Seattle in 2011, Wilkerson …