NHRA: Beckman Storms to $100,000 Payday; Wins Funny Car Portion of Traxxas Nitro Shootout

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman earned a $100,000 payday with his victory in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Funny Car Sunday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Beckman, the 2012 world champ, claimed the victory with a winning performance of 4.051 seconds at 309.06 mph, defeating Robert Hight in the final of the …

NHRA: Force, Millican Earn Eighth Seeds in Traxxas Nitro Shootout Lottery Drawings

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force and Clay Millican upset the odds to claim the No. 8 positions in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout following special lottery drawings held Wednesday during a press conference in downtown Indianapolis to preview the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race. Force, who was runner-up at Norwalk …

NHRA: Fan Vote Closes for Traxxas Nitro Shootout at Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — NHRA Funny Car racers Alexis DeJoria and Courtney Force were side-by-side as the Traxxas Nitro Shootout fan vote ended Tuesday, promising for one of the most thrilling lottery drawings in the history of the famed all-star race. DeJoria’s fan base granted her a tiny one percentage point lead in Funny Car with 43 percent, …

NHRA: Todd to Replace Massey in Traxxas Nitro Shootout at Indianapolis

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CLERMONT, Ind. — official series release — NHRA photo — NHRA officials announced late Monday that Seattle winner J.R. Todd has been inserted into the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Top Fuel field in place of Spencer Massey, who did not enter the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals prior to the posted deadline. Todd is placed into the field by virtue of his …

NHRA: Time Ticking Away; Traxxas Nitro Shootout Fields Nearly Full

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GLENDORA, Calif. — official series release — NHRA photo — As the first third of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season comes to a close, only one spot remains open for the eight-car Top Fuel field in the 2015 NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout. Two positions remain in the ultra-competitive Funny Car field with nine races remaining until …

NHRA: Force Smokes Competition to Win Traxxas Nitro Shootout on Final Indy Qualifying Day

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official release — Kent Steele photo — John Force took home the Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday, concluding an action packed day of racing at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race. Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champ, pocketed $100,000 and bragging rights when he beat teammate Robert Hight with …

NHRA: Schumacher Triumphs in Traxxas Nitro Shootout for $100,000 Payday

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. – official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher collected a $100,000 prize by winning Saturday’s Traxxas Nitro Shootout at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Schumacher, a seven-time world champ and the winningest Top Fuel driver at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with nine career victories, defeated Richie Crampton in the specialty bonus event final round with …

NHRA: Brittany Force and Tim Wilkerson Secure Traxxas Shootout Wild-Card Spots

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INDIANAPOLIS  –  official release — Mike Gbur photo — Brittany Force and Tim Wilkerson secured the No. 8 positions in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout following special lottery drawings held during a press conference in downtown Indianapolis to preview the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Force, who has reached three final rounds this season, earned the most fan votes in her category with …

NHRA: Traxxas Shootout Fan Voting Opens for Six Top Fuel, Funny Car Drivers

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GLENDORA, Calif. – official release — NHRA photo — Only one spot remains open in each of the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout fields for Top Fuel and Funny Car. Those two positions will be determined by NHRA fan votes and a pair of lottery-style drawings. Six drivers in both Top Fuel and Funny Car are eligible for the fan-vote/lottery positions …