NHRA: Wilkerson Riding Early Season Surge; Seeking Back-to-Back Atlanta Wins

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COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — The last time Tim Wilkerson arrived at Atlanta Dragway, he was hoping to finally end a long dry spell in the winner’s circle. A year later, Wilkerson is simply aiming to add to what has been an impressive start to his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The Funny …

AUDIO/RECAP: Wilkerson and Force Among NHRA Four-Wide Stars

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Chris Seelman photo — Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) both became double winners on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season in front of a sold-out crowd during Sunday’s seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Jason Line …

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: Thundering to the Top; Schumacher, Wilkerson and McGaha Lead Opening Day Fields in Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official series release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher drove to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in northeast Tennessee. Schumacher ran a track record …

NHRA: Wilkerson On the Right Track Headed to Gateway

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MADISON, Ill. — official release — NHRA photo — It took a strong performance in a pressure moment just for Tim Wilkerson to compete in the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. The Funny Car veteran has since responded with strong performances at the first two Countdown races, keeping him in championship contention in a …

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: Texas on His Mind; Tim Wilkerson Ready to End Drought in Houston

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April 24, 2014 — official release — NHRA photo — HOUSTON, TX — Tim Wilkerson knew about the streak at the most recent NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, just like he did last year at Royal Purple Raceway when he advanced to the final round. But with a 60-race winless streak dating back to Seattle in 2011, Wilkerson …