NHRA: Brown Still Shooting for Western Swing Wins as Series Heads to Sonoma

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Sweeping the famed Western Swing is no longer possible for reigning Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown, but there is plenty on the line for the two-time world champion at this weekend’s 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.

NHRA: History Made; No. 1 Qualifiers Sweep to Victory in Dominating Day at Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman finished off a dominating weekend at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday by racing to the Funny Car victory. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway. …

NHRA: Krawiec Tops Hines for Second Career Win in Pro Bike Battle at Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release by Kevin McKenna, National DRAGSTER Senior Editor — NHRA photo — Eddie Krawiec raced to victory in the NHRA Pro Bike Battle Saturday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals and earned $7,500 for the win in the all-star bonus race featuring the eight quickest riders from last year’s qualifying results. Krawiec accomplished the feat when Harley-Davidson teammate Andrew …

NHRA: Beckman Blasts to No. 1 in Funny Car; Backs Up National Record as Brown, McGaha and Krawiec Top Respective Fields

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec earned No. 1 qualifying positions at Sonoma Raceway and will lead their classes into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. No one in Funny Car was able to …

NHRA: Record Pace; Beckman Leads Sonoma Qualifying Fields With Quickest Funny Car Run Ever

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman powered his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T to the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday as he raced to the qualifying lead at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were leaders in …

NHRA: Anderson Amped Up; Ready to Chase Fifth Sonoma Dragway Win During NHRA Sonoma Nationals

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — NHRA photo — When it comes to performing at a high level and getting the most out of a Pro Stock car, it doesn’t get much more ideal than scenic Sonoma Raceway. It’s also one of many reasons why four-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson loves racing at the track. Of course, …

NHRA: Courtney Force Becomes Winningest Funny Car Female; alBalooshi, Line and Krawiec Also Triumph at Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. – official release — Courtney Force beat father John Force in the final to become the winningest female in Funny Car history at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday. Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway. …

NHRA: Force Sisters, Line and Hall Lead Opening Day Qualifying in Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force raced to the current No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car during Friday qualifying at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and John Hall (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Northern California. Courtney …

NHRA: DrinkHard Racing to Support John Hall for Remainder of 2014 Season

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SONOMA, Calif.  – DrinkHard Racing, a popular lifestyle brand with close ties to several of NHRA’s biggest stars, will support Pro Stock Motorcycle rider John Hall as he continues his quest for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello championship. The DrinkHard Racing logo will appear on Hall’s Matt Smith Racing-owned Buell beginning with this weekend’s Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif. Hall …

NHRA: Robert Hight Looking to Sweep Western Swing for First Time

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SONOMA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — After an impressive win streak early in the season, Robert Hight wanted to make sure he avoided repeating history. A win last weekend in Denver assured the Funny Car standout that would not be the case, leaving Hight now focused on unleashing another hot streak. Hight’s dominant four-race winning streak in …

NHRA: Rookie Jonathan Gray Sets Eyes on Countdown Field as Regular Season Begins to Wane

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SONOMA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Jonathan Gray may be a rookie on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit but the Pro Stock driver is also well aware of the situation he is in heading into the second race of the three-week NHRA Western Swing. By every account Gray has had a banner rookie season, …