NHRA: Dazzling Debut; Allen Johnson and Dodge Dart lead list of Gatornationals victors; Kalitta, Hight, Steve Johnson also victorious

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March 17, 2014 — NHRA photo — GAINESVILLE, FL — What a dazzling debut it was for Allen Johnson’s MOPAR team and the new Pro Stock Dodge Dart. The driver affectionately known as “AJ” claimed his second Gatornationals title in a row and his second consecutive win this season by using a quicker reaction time and racing to a final-round …

NHRA: Pedregon, Langdon, Connolly and Ray race to final No. 1 qualifying positions

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March 15, 2014 — NHRA photo — GAINESVILLE, FL — For the third season in a row and the fifth time overall Cruz Pedregon earned the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into …

NHRA: Langdon, Tasca, Connolly, and Smith race to Gatornationals qualifying leads

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March 14, 2014 — NHRA release — NHRA photo — GAINESVILLE, FL — Defending NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champ Shawn Langdon raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were the leaders in their …

NHRA PSM: MiraMonte Records named title sponsor for NHRA Pro Bike Battle

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March 14, 2014 — NHRA photo — GAINESVILLE, FL — MiraMonte Records, the official record label of country music songwriter and entertainer Danny Griego, has signed a multiyear agreement to become the title sponsor for a lucrative race-within-a-race bonus program for Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle …

AUDIO: Conversation with NHRA Young Gun Blake Alexander!

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July 4, 2013 – For 24-year-old Blake Alexander, Drag Racing is not just a sport, it’s a way of life and a family affair.  Born and raised in California but now living in Virginia, this young man started saving for a Junior Dragster when he was 5 years old and worked through much of his childhood and teen years to …