NHRA: Alexis DeJoria to Miss Seattle Event Due to Injuries From Recent Crash

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NHRA Funny Car pilot Alexis DeJoria and her Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Funny Car team will not enter the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle this weekend, due to injuries DeJoria sustained in a recent crash.

NHRA: Wilkerson Searching to Cement Countdown Spot With Fourth Win in Seattle

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KENT, Wash. — official series release — NHRA photo — Tim Wilkerson is in a much more enviable position than he has been in previous seasons when it comes to qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Mello Countdown to the Championship. But the popular Funny Car driver is not about to relax heading into the final leg …

NHRA: Schumacher Looking to Tie Amato With Fifth Pacific Raceways Win This Weekend in Seattle

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KENT, Wash. — official series release — NHRA photo — With four wins at scenic Pacific Raceways, eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher knows how to close out the legendary NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Western Swing with a bang. Another win at this weekend’s 28th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals in his 10,000-horsepower U.S. Army dragster would tie …

GRC: David Higgins to Return to Global Rallycross with DirtFish Subaru in Seattle

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LOS ANGELES – official release — Lars Gange/Subaru Rally Team USA photo — Six-time American rally champion David Higgins will return to Red Bull Global Rallycross at the series’ Seattle round, held at DirtFish Rally School Sept. 26-27. Higgins will enter the event in a DirtFish Rally School sponsored 2014 Subaru WRX STI prepared by Vermont SportsCar. Higgins competes full-time for …

NHRA: Force-Power Leads in Seattle; John Force, Tony Schumaacher and Allen Johnson Top Day 1 Qualifying

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KENT, Wash.  — official release — NHRA photo — John Force raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car during Friday qualifying at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals. Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle. Force ran a …

NHRA: Torrence Looking to Break Recent Slump in Washington

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KENT, Wash. — official release — NHRA photo — Steve Torrence might not have the recent results to show for it, but he believes his 10,000-horsepower Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster is running as well as it has all season on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit. Now needing a few fortunate breaks to go his way, Torrence …

AMA SX: Villopoto Grabs Fifth Win of 2014 at Home in Seattle

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SEATTLE (April 13, 2014) – In front of 53,927 fans inside CenturyLink Field, Seattle-area native Ryan Villopoto grabbed his fifth win of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season during the 15th stop of the 17-race championship on Saturday night. In the penultimate race of the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda’s Cole Seely …

AMA SX: Villopoto Leads Supercross Field to his Home in Seattle

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April 8, 2014 — official release — Hoppenworld photo — AURORA, IL — As the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field this Saturday night, Monster Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, who is from nearby Poulsbo, Wash., carries a 45-point lead in the 450SX Class point standings. With his fourth win in the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, …