NHRA: Force Ready to Return to Winning Ways at Brainerd; Looking for 12th BIR Victory in Lucas Oil Nationals

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BRAINERD, Minn. – official series release — NHRA photo — When you have 143 victories in your NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, which is the case for 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force, that success is bound to be spread over every stop on the NHRA circuit. But no facility has been as good to the iconic …

NHRA: Pro Stock Motorcycles to Return to Brainerd in 2015

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BRAINERD, Minn. — official series release — NHRA photo — After a two-year hiatus, Pro Stock Motorcycle will return to the pro category lineup at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in 2015. With a storied history at the popular NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in central Minnesota, NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle teams will once …

NHRA: Lucas Claims Sponsor’s Event with Rain-Soaked Lucas Oil Nationals Win in Brainerd

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BRAINERD, Minn. – official release — NHRA photo — Morgan Lucas raced to his third Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Fuel victory in spectacular fashion Sunday to close out the rain-drenched NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd Int’l Raceway. The Funny Car final round between John Force and Ron Capps, along with the Pro Stock semifinals and …

NHRA: Brown, Force and A. Johnson Top Final Qualifying Charts in Brainerd

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BRAINERD, Minn. – official release — NHRA photo — Top Fuel driver Antron Brown raced to his third No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd Int’l Raceway. John Force (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the penultimate race in …

NHRA: Hight, Kalitta and A. Johnson Top Opening Day Qualifying at Brainerd

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BRAINERD, Minn. – official release — NHRA photo — Funny Car points leader Robert Hight raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd Int’l Raceway. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the penultimate event in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season. After opening …

NHRA: Del Worsham Looking to Snap Recent Slump in Brainerd

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BRAINERD, Minn. — official release — NHRA photo — A disappointing three-race stretch on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Western Swing could have left Del Worsham frustrated entering the key point of the year. Instead, the Funny Car standout is eager to return to action and get his 2014 season turned around at the perfect time. Worsham will …

NHRA: Crampton Gearing Up for Lucas Oil Sponsored Event at Brainerd

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BRAINERD, Minn. — official release — Geiger Media photo — Australian Top Fuel rookie Richie Crampton may not have any family ties to Brainerd Int’l Raceway, but this weekend’s 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals feels very much like a hometown race. Having the Lucas Oil name attached to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event makes the race …