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STARTING LINE SCUFFLE REVEALS LARGER ISSUE UNDER THE SURFACE

A small scuffle between a past and present Funny Car driver on the starting line during the NHRA Toyota Nationals, Sunday in Las Vegas, ripped the scab off of a big sore which has been festering since earlier this season.

The issue, which was kept in hushed tones throughout the Funny Car pits, on Sunday became very much public.

NHRA ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF GLEN CROMWELL TO PRESIDENT; PETER CLIFFORD TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The National Hot Rod Association announced that Glen Cromwell, who rose through NHRA’s ranks from Division Director to become Senior Vice President, Media and Marketing, is promoted to President, effective January 1, 2018.

Cromwell succeeds Peter Clifford as President. Clifford will assume the newly created post of Chief Executive Officer, following over 20 years with the organization, including serving as its president since 2015. Cromwell will head up NHRA’s leadership team and will report to Clifford and the board.

TASCA RETURNS IN 2018 WITH FORD PERFORMANCE

 

Ford will bring its legendary performance legacy to help fuel Bob Tasca III’s Mustang Funny Car for the 2018 NHRA drag racing season.

Ford Performance will help the team make the car as “slippery” as possible through the company’s investments in aerodynamics engineering, including racing and production vehicle wind tunnels.

Ford and its selected brands will sponsor Bob Tasca III and Tasca Racing for at least 16 races next season, building on the company’s legacy of drag racing that dates back to the start of the sport. Other sponsors will be solicited to fill out of the rest of the season.

SCHUMACHER AND FORCE SQUARE OFF FOLLOWING CONTROVERSIAL RACE

 

There's little Don Schumacher and John Force will agree on. 

The titans of nitro racing found common ground during final eliminations of the NHRA Toyota Nationals. They said one another's actions are an embarrassment to the sport. 

The source of their common ire can be traced to a second-round drag race where newly christened point leader Robert Hight extended his point lead with a victory over John Force under questionable circumstances. 

E3 SPARK PLUGS NAMED SERIES SPONSOR OF PRO MOD RACING; 2018 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

E3 Spark Plugs, an industry leader in spark plug technology, has been named the series sponsor for NHRA Pro Mod racing. The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service will feature 12-races during the coming season and will feature a second visit to Texas during the year as well as a change to the qualifying procedures.

The series will race at the Texas Motorplex, Oct. 4-7 during the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in their 3,000 horsepower cars that include ’67 Mustangs, ’68 Firebirds and ’69 Camaros, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars.

HAGAN GETS BACK TO FUNNY CAR WINNERS CIRCLE

Matt Hagan’s mini slump is over.

Hagan, a two-time nitro Funny Car world champion driver (2011, 2014), broke out of his funk with a victory at the NHRA Toyota Nationals Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

McMILLEN FINALLY RECORDS FIRST TOP FUEL VICTORY IN 195TH TRY

Terry McMillen left Las Vegas this weekend with a wife, a Wally, and a wonderful antidote to a wicked case of Valley Fever.

McMillen, the popular underdog who’s starting to bite, scored his first NHRA Top Fuel victory Sunday at the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

KRAWIEC HASN’T CLINCHED BIKE TITLE YET BUT GETS 43RD VICTORY

Eddie Krawiec is floating in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle stratosphere.

He rose to the top of the qualifying order, took his points lead to a virtually untouchable level with one race remaining in the schedule, and soared into the sport’s outer orbit Sunday with his final-round victory against Hector Arana Jr. at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

ANDERSON STRETCHES PRO STOCK POINTS LEAD WITH VEGAS WIN

Needing a clutch performance to set the stage for his fourth career NHRA Pro Stock world championship, Greg Anderson delivered Sunday.

Anderson clocked a 6.698-second elapsed time at 204.70 mph to beat Bo Butner, who slowed to 15.506 seconds.

T. COUGHLIN WINS NHRA PRO MOD CHAMPIONSHIP; JACKSON WINS SEASON ENDING EVENT AT VEGAS

Troy Coughlin earned his third NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world championship on Sunday during the season ending event for the category at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the NHRA Toyota Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing is presented by Real Pro Mod Association which is the season ending event for the category.  

Coughlin earned the crown when he defeated Mike Castellana, his nearest competitor in points during the second round of eliminations.

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