NHRA: Hagan Turning the Corner Headed to Houston; Looking for First Win of 2016

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BAYTOWN, Texas — official series release — NHRA photo — Two-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan often compares his role as a driver to that of a quarterback, especially during his team’s current circumstances this season. He knows it is his responsibility to keep spirits and confidence high, even with the team struggling to start the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag …

NHRA: Advance Auto Parts to Support John Force for Eight Races in 2016

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HOUSTON – official team release — JFR photo — 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force will be racing an Advance Auto Parts-branded Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car this weekend during the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. The 10,000 horsepower Funny Car will continue to fly the standout blue PEAK Antifreeze branding, but Force will be looking for his …

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: DeJoria, Torrence, Anderson & Krawiec Claim Four-Wide No. 1 Qualifiers

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CONCORD, N.C. – official series release — NHRA photo — Alexis DeJoria raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car in front of a sold-out zMAX Dragway crowd Saturday at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their respective categories …

NHRA: DeJoria Breaks Hagan’s zMAX Track ET Record in Third Round Qualifying

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CONCORD, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — John Davison photo — Alexis DeJoria was the star of third round qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on Saturday afternoon at zMAX Dragway, racing to the provisional pole in Funny Car with one session remaining before Sunday’s seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented …

NHRA: Hagan Smashes zMAX Track Records; Torrence, Anderson & Krawiec Also Top Day One

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CONCORD, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — John Davison/zMAX Dragway photo — Despite intermittent rain throughout the afternoon, first round qualifying for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was completed at zMAX Dragway on Friday, featuring a mammoth track-record run and familiar leaders in all four Pro classes. However, Friday’s action was rain-shortened, with the second-round …

NHRA: Anderson Seeking Third Four-Wide Nationals Win; Looks to Extend Hot Start

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CONCORD, N.C. – official series release — NHRA photo — 2016 did not bring with it the start four-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson expected, but it brought one he will gladly take. There were vast changes in Pro Stock heading into the new NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, and the veteran admitted to at least some …

NHRA: Pritchett Lands Ride With Lagana Family for Charlotte’s Four-Wide Nationals

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AVON, Ind. — official team release — Although she lost her ride at Bob Vandergriff Racing just over a week ago, Leah Pritchett will continue to compete in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, driving the Nitro Ninja Top Fuel dragster owned by the Lagana family at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods this weekend in Charlotte. …

NHRA: Top Fuel Points Leader Brittany Force Readies for ‘Monster’ Four-Wide Challenge

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CONCORD, N.C. – official series release — NHRA photo — It is unique, it is thrilling and it is one of the biggest spectacles in all of motorsports. Seeing four 10,000-horsepower nitro machines power down zMAX Dragway during the seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods, April 22-24, is a scene unlike any other in drag racing. For …

NHRA: Anderson Stops Enders’ Sin City Win Streak; Banks $50,000 in K&N Horsepower Challenge

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — NHRA photo — Greg Anderson raced to victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge in an uncontested final round when teammate Jason Line’s car broke on the starting line Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Anderson’s Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro lost traction at the start, but he was able to …

NHRA: Torrence, Beckman and Line Bank No. 1 Qualifiers; Lead Fields Into Las Vegas Eliminations

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LAS VEGAS — official series release — NHRA photo — Following the final two rounds of qualifications, Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Line (Pro Stock) claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their classes into Sunday’s noon eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. In Top Fuel, Torrence held on to the …