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ANDERSON ON CUSP OF FIFTH PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP, EARNS SIXTH NO. 1 OF SEASON

It’s not over until the fat lady sings.

Well whoever that person is, she hasn’t performed yet, but she is warming up.

KRAWIEC TAKES PSM WORLD TITLE AND NO. 1 QUALIFIER; B. FORCE, BECKMAN AND ANDERSON SECURE NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT POMONA

Eddie Krawiec clinched his fourth NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship, and first since 2012, by qualifying Saturday at the season ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

En route to the world title Krawiec rode to seven victories including the first race of the season for the two-wheeled category at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. and his second Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals win in Indianapolis. In the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, Krawiec cemented his fourth crown with four wins in the first five races and took the points lead when the team left the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, N.C.

BECKMAN FINDS HIS RHYTHM, TOPS FUNNY CAR AT POMONA

It has been a long, challenging season for former Funny Car champion Jack Beckman.

Despite having a car good enough to record two wins in four finals this season, the team never truly felt a part of the championship discussion. And with a brand new crew and all-new parts and pieces on the Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car entry for Don Schumacher Racing, who could blame them.

BRITTANY FORCE CLOSES GAP WITH PROVISIONAL NO. 1 AT POMONA

Brittany Force has been around success her entire life.

She has watched her father, 16-time Funny Car champion John Force, become the most decorated racer in NHRA history. She has watched both of her sisters, Ashley and Courtney Force, make waves in the same class as their father with multiple wins and championship battles of their own.

ELLIS TALKS ABOUT PASSING OF HIS FRIEND, HERO PIPPIN

 Veteran NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chip Ellis will be competing at the season-ending NHRA Auto Club Finals Friday through Nov. 12 in Pomona, Calif., with a heavy heart.
 
On Nov. 5, Eliis’ good friend, Junior Pippin, who he had be driving for since mid-May of 2015 passed away. Pippin, who lived in Conyers, Ga., was 64.

B. FORCE, BECKMAN, ANDERSON AND ELLIS CURRENT NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

Top Fuel title contender Brittany Force piloted her Monster Energy dragster to the quickest pass in Auto Club Raceway at Pomona history during qualifying at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also preliminary qualifiers in their respective categories at the final event of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

SANFORD, WILLING TO GET HANDS DIRTY, READY TO LAUNCH FULLTIME TOP FUEL CAREER

Ashley Sanford sat there politely, hands folded in her lap, visiting with a Southern California reporter.

One of the three pieces of jewelry on her left hand was a tiny combination wrench twisted to form a ring. Bright blue polish adorned her fingernails.

ANTRON: HE CAN CATCH A LIGHT BUT NOT A PIG

 

Antron Brown understands in this world of magical cell phones, and ever-reaching social media, the absurd really doesn't happen unless someone catches the experience on video. 

Thus begins the sordid tale of Brown's absurd interruption during an interview with CompetitionPlus.com discussing the merits of reformulating the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing's Countdown to the Champion. 

"So your solution to fixing the Countdown is to ensure playoff cars only run playoff cars?" Brown was asked.

2018 NHRA HOT ROD HERITAGE RACING SERIES SCHEDULE RELEASED

The 2018 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series schedule was announced by series officials.  The series, in its eleventh season, includes classes for front engine dragsters, altereds and gassers, and is highlighted by the nitro burning Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters and Nostalgia Funny Cars.
 
The season opener moves back to famed Auto Club Famoso Raceway and the 60th Good Vibrations March Meet, March 1-4 in Bakersfield, Calif., followed by the Nostalgia Reunion at Sacramento (Calif.) Raceway in early April.  The series then heads north for the first of two stops at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho, the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor with a second stop at Sacramento Raceway slated for June 9-10, a Friday-Saturday night event.
 

ANTRON BELIEVES COUNTDOWN NEEDS MAJOR REWORKING IF IT’S TO REMAIN

Let the record reflect, multi-time Top Fuel champion Antron Brown would not openly defy the rules of drag racing. He will play by them. 

This doesn't mean he has to like them.

And, when it comes to the current configuration of the NHRA's Countdown to the Championship, he's anything but a fan. 

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