NHRA: Savoie Enjoying Improbable Title Run; Takes Laid-Back Approach to Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — NHRA photo — Jerry Savoie’s banner season in Pro Stock Motorcycle continued at the most recent event in Dallas, where the alligator farmer picked up his third win of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It made him a bonafide championship contender on his Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki, putting him …

NHRA: Beckman Looking to Finish Storybook Season in Style; Seeks Eighth 2015 Win in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman has put together a storybook season in what has turned into one of the most thrilling years in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car history. But for the Funny Car standout to have an ending he can celebrate, Beckman knows he will need to turn in …

NHRA: Force to Don EiKO Lighting Colors for Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas

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YORBA LINDA, Calif. — official team release — JFR photo — Sixteen-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car champion John Force will be swapping the traditional blue of his Peak Antifreeze & Coolant Camaro SS Funny Car for a one-race look with EiKO Lighting at this weekend’s NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas. EiKO is a manufacturer and distributor of …

NHRA: Brown ‘Changing Nothing’ in Title Approach; Hopes to Seal Second Crown in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — NHRA photo — Antron Brown insisted he did not need to change much in regards to his approach heading into the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Competing in the rigorous Top Fuel class all season was all he needed and the payoff has been evident through the first …

NHRA: Van Hook Pitching In to Aid Chip Ellis, PiranaZ Pro Stock Motorcycle Team in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — When Chip Ellis quit his job in Montana to finish out the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season and work full-time with the Junior Pippin/PiranaZ Pro Stock Motorcycle team, he was a little afraid his former employer Barry Van Hook would be upset with him. “Barry’s a racer, he’ll understand,” Ellis reasoned …

NHRA: Massey, Worsham, Enders-Stevens, Hines Hit the Jackpot in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — official release — NHRA photo — Erica Enders-Stevens reclaimed the Pro Stock points lead with one race remaining by earning a major victory at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Del Worsham (Funny Car), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the …

NHRA: Track Records Tumble; Todd, Hagan, Enders-Stevens, Hines Lead Record Day in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — official release — NHRA photo — Matt Hagan took another step towards a second Funny Car world championship when he qualified No. 1 with the sixth quickest time in NHRA Funny Car history at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Hagan powered his Dodge Charger to a career-best performance …

NHRA: Jimmy Who? Force Soars to Friday No. 1 With Interim Tuner John Medlen; Crampton, Enders-Stevens and Savoie Also On Top

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LAS VEGAS — official release — NHRA photo — In the thick of the battle to earn another NHRA Funny Car world championship, John Force raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Richie Crampton, Erica Enders-Stevens and Jerry Savoie were also provisional No. 1 qualifiers for the fifth …

NHRA: Force Ready to Race After Onslaught of Recent Challenges

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LAS VEGAS — official release — NHRA photo — When the outlook has been at its most challenging for NHRA Funny Car icon John Force over the years, that has often brought out the very best in the 16-time and reigning world champion. After the departure of longtime crew chief Jimmy Prock last Wednesday with only two races remaining in …

NHRA: Schumacher Searching to Clinch Countdown Supremacy in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — official release — NHRA photo — Following a dominant run that included three victories in the first four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship events, Tony Schumacher holds a commanding 134-point lead in Top Fuel with two playoff races remaining. But after making two of the most amazing comebacks in NHRA history in …