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Courtney Force Retires From NHRA Competition

NHRA 2017 Epping Brittany Force and Courtney Force selfie courtesy NHRA

(Photo via NHRA)

John Force Racing, one of the top-caliber organizations in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, announced Thursday morning (Jan. 24) that Courtney Force will be stepping out of the driver’s seat of her Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car. “I will be stepping away from my driving duties, effective immediately,” Force said. “This was a …

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Antron Brown, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson Win Rain-Delayed New England Nationals

NHRA 2016 Epping Antron Brown Greg Anderson Ron Capps winners courtesy NHRA

Persistent rains washed out the NHRA New England Nationals from New England Dragway in Epping, N.H. yesterday, forcing postponement of the Mello Yello Series eliminations to Monday. Everything went off without a hitch though on the makeup day, with Antron Brown, Ron Capps and Greg Anderson taking home the wins. Brown faced off against Steve Torrence …

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Carolina Nationals Day 2 Roundup

NHRA 2015 Charlotte Clay Millican credit Toni Montgomery

(Photo: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch)

After two qualifying sessions in the heat of the day on Saturday, the field has been set for eliminations on Sunday for the Carolina Nationals. The high track temperatures made for a lot of sliding around and not a lot of improvement on the times set on a much cooler track on Friday night during the …

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Carolina Nationals Day 1 Roundup

NHRA 2015 Charlotte JR Todd Jimi Hendrix Foundation dragster closeup credit Toni Montgomery

Photo Credit: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Countdown to One begins this weekend at zMax Dragway with the Carolina Nationals. Our own Toni Montgomery is on-site with an update on Friday’s activities. JR Todd and Kalitta Motorsports unveiled the Jimi Hendrix Foundation Purple Haze dragster (pictured above); the team will campaign the car in the …

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NHRA Top Fuel Championship-Contending Team Ceases Operation

zMax Dragway Carolina Nationals Shawn Langdon 2014 Mike Neff 125

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Alan Johnson Racing and driver Shawn Langdon, the sixth seed in Top Fuel in the 2015 NHRA Countdown to the Championship, will not make the trip to Charlotte this week to kick off the playoffs. The team announced it is suspending operations immediately until adequate sponsorship funding can be found. AJR unexpectedly lost its funding …

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Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in the Books, Countdown Field Set

NHRA 2015 Indianapolis Winners Circle Savoie Enders Beckman Lucas courtesy NHRA Media

(Photo Courtesy NHRA Media)

Racing action at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the biggest race of the NHRA season, wrapped up on Monday with elimination rounds. At the end of the long weekend, Morgan Lucas, Jack Beckman, Erica Enders-Stevens and Jerry Savoie ended up on the podium hoisting the Wally. Lucas is racing just a part-time schedule in Top Fuel …

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Spencer Massey, Don Schumacher Racing Part Ways

NHRA 2015 Spencer Massey headshot courtesy NHRA Media e1596394973585

Photo Credit: NHRA Media

Don Schumacher Racing announced tonight that Spencer Massey has been released as driver of the Red Fuel/Sandvik Coromant Top Fuel dragster effective immediately. No details other than the statement of team owner Don Schumacher were given and the team does not intend to make further comment on the matter. “Spencer is no longer with DSR,” said Schumacher. …

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Son of Top Fuel Racer Killed in Motorcycle Accident

NHRA 2015 Clay Millican car courtesy NHRA Media

(Photo Courtesy NHRA Media)

Dalton Millican, the 22-year-old son of NHRA Top Fuel driver Clay Millican, was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident last night near the family’s hometown of Drummonds, Tennessee. Funereal arrangements are pending and will be announced once they have been finalized. “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss to our family. We appreciate all of …

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NHRA Teams Up With FOX Sports Starting in 2016

NHRA 2015 Charlotte JR Todd car courtesy Kalitta Motorsports

(Photo: Kalitta Motorsports)

NHRA today announced a multi-year agreement with FOX Sports that will begin with 2016 coverage of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. That means NHRA will part ways with longtime television partner ESPN at the conclusion of 2015. The new deal calls for a minimum of 16 Sunday elimination shows to be broadcast live, with …

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