NHRA: Johnson Breaks Through in Thunder Valley; Langdon & Line Also Roll to Wins

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Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to his first Funny Car victory of the season and 13th of his career Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

NHRA: Langdon Looking to Break Through at Epping; Four-Straight Races on Tap

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Five straight first-round losses wasn’t how former Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon wanted to start his 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, especially after a victory closed out his 2015 campaign.

NHRA: Don Schumacher Racing Signs Shawn Langdon for Full 2016 Mello Yello Series Season

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. – official team release — NHRA photo — Shawn Langdon has been hired to drive full time for Don Schumacher Racing in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, giving DSR a world champion in the cockpit of each of its three Top Fuel dragsters. Langdon joins teammates Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown in the DSR lineup, …

NHRA: Shawn Langdon and Alan Johnson Racing to Compete in 4-Wide Nationals

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. — official team release — NHRA photo — Alan Johnson Racing and Top Fuel points leader Shawn Langdon will compete in this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, the team announced on Monday. The fourth race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is set for March 27-29 at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Mello …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Still Searching; Shawn Langdon Tops NHRA Top Fuel Class Despite Needing Sponsorship

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Photo courtesy Shawn Langdon — It’s good to be king. At least, it should be. NHRA Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon is at the top of the heap, and has been for a while now. Langdon won his first world championship in 2013, and …

NHRA: Doing What He Has To; Langdon Tops Gatornationals Qualifying Along With Pedregon, McGaha and Smith

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – official series release — NHRA photo — Shawn Langdon claimed his second straight No. 1 qualifier at the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on Saturday afternoon. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello …

NHRA: Langdon, Re-Branded Alan Johnson Racing To Compete at Pomona Winternationals

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. — official team release — C&R Racing photo — Alan Johnson Racing (AJR) and 2013 Top Fuel World Champion Shawn Langdon announced on Thursday that they will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. AJR is moving forward into the new season while exploring …

NHRA: Defending Top Fuel Champ Shawn Langdon Prepared for Chance to Repeat

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. — official release — NHRA photo — Shawn Langdon may not be entering the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship as the top seed as he did a year ago, but the reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world champion feels more prepared than ever heading into the most crucial part of the season. While last …

NHRA: Schumacher, Crampton and Langdon Impress During Final U.S. Nationals Test Day

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official release — NHRA photo — Several Top Fuel drivers, including nine-time Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winner Tony Schumacher, defending winner Shawn Langdon and noted rookie Richie Crampton, raced to impressive performances Thursday during the final day of testing at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. NHRA teams utilized the two-day open test to prepare for the world’s …