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Toni Montgomery

Toni Montgomery
A writer for Frontstretch since 2002, and editor since 2006, Toni heads up the NHRA coverage for the site. She’s responsible for post-race coverage in the weekly Pace Laps multi-series round-up along with the weekly Nitro Shots column featuring news and features from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. An award-winning former writer for the Presbyterian Church, Toni works in web design and freelances with writing in North Carolina.

K&N Horsepower Challenge Fan Vote Now Open

Fan voting opened as of Thursday, February 5 for the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special bonus event for the NHRA Pro Stock Class. The all-star event will take place on Saturday, April 11, during the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Drivers qualify by …

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Red Line Oil to Sponsor J.R. Todd at Select Events

Kalitta Motorsports has announced that long-time associate sponsor Red Line Oil has stepped up to be the primary sponsor of the Top Fuel Dragster driven by J.R. Todd at select events this season beginning with the Circle K Winternationals this weekend in Pomona. “Red Line’s closest relationship in racing is …

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NHRA 2015 Preview: Top Fuel and Funny Car

Days are getting longer, winter is hopefully winding down, and football season has come to an end. What does all that mean? It means it’s time for racing season! The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series hits the track at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona this weekend for the Circle …

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Penalties to Go Up for Oildowns in Top Fuel and Funny Car Says NHRA

NHRA announced an increase to the penatlies levied against teams in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories for causing an oildown during the 2015 season. Penalties for other classes will remain the same as 2014. Oildowns and the subsequent cleanup cause significant delays in the racing action, something NHRA …

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Alan Johnson Racing and Driver Shawn Langdon Will Race in Pomona

Alan Johnson Racing announced today that they will field a car for driver Shawn Langdon at the Circle K Winternationals in Pomona next weekend. After the sudden departure of Al-Anabi Racing in the closing days of 2014, who unexpectedly announced the cessation of support of all North American racing ventures …

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Al Unser to Be Honored at Legends Day at Indy in May

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser will be honored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Firestone during the 45th anniversary of his first 500 win at “Legends Day Honoring Al Unser presented by Firestone” on Saturday, May 23. Unser, who won the race in 1970, 1971, 1978, ad 1987 will …

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INDYCAR Names Brian Barnhart Race Director

INDYCAR announced today that Brian Barnhart, Vice President of Competition, has been named Race Director for 2015. The three-steward Race Control system implemented in 2014, in which all in-race penalties must be approved by 2/3 vote of the three stewards officiating at each event, will remain in place and will …

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