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STUCK AT 149, FORCE SEEKS A 150 WIN BREAKTHROUGH

 

There was a time when even Superman couldn’t stop John Force from winning. That’s because Force was Superman.

Force, the 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion, is still super these days, and despite rolling over the 70-year-old odometer, he’s still competing with a torrid pace. However, for the seasoned veteran Force, his win-total has been stuck on 149 since beating Ron Capps in Denver last season.

RICHARD FREEMAN RETURNS TO PS WITH NEW MUSTANG

 

Richard Freeman isn't one to mince words and didn't start when it came to describing his first runs behind the wheel of his new Pro Stock Mustang.

"Well, the first three runs weren't worth a f***," Freeman said without hesitation.

AREND EXCITED ABOUT FILLING IN FOR LINDBERG AT CHICAGO

 

Over the last several years, nitro Funny Car driver Jeff Arend has found a niche competing on a limited schedule in the NHRA Mello Yello Series – and he also has served as a fill-in driver.

Arend’s next assignment will be substituting in for Jonnie Lindberg, the primary driver for Jim Head, at the Route 66 Nationals May 30-June 2 in Chicago. Lindberg is missing the event to return to his native Sweden as he pursues U.S. citizenship.

NITRO NOTES WITH BRANDON MUDD: THE UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATION PODCAST

In this episode of Nitro Notes, series host Brandon Mudd discusses a recent commentary written by Susan Wade, as told by Tami Powers.

Tune in as the show focuses in on the state of drag racing marketing, and how the sport moves forward.

MCMILLEN FEATURED BY YOUTUBE STAR STEPHEN SHARER

 

During the 2nd annual Virginia NHRA Nationals Terry McMillen Racing hosted YouTube star Stephen Sharer, introducing the social media personality to the sights and sounds of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing. McMillen, driver of the AMALIE® Motor Oil XTERMIGATOR®, became familiar with Sharer through his son Cam’s interest in the Sharer’s wildly popular family-friendly videos online. 

CAR CHIX GRUDGE MATCH RACE COMING TO NHRA ROUTE 66 NATIONALS

 

Car Chix, the premier motorsports organization for women will debut ‘Car Chix Grudge Match’ during the NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway May 31st and June 1st.  The ‘Car Chix Grudge Match’ will feature Georgina Buckley and Lea Ochs racing head-to-head in a best two out of three competition. Car Chix will also be sharing the stage with drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney, the Honorary Grand Marshall of the NHRA Route 66 Nationals.

ALEXANDER LEARNING WITH EACH DAY AS FUNNY CAR OWNER

 

During the offseason, NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel driver Blake Alexander took a massive leap in his drag racing career when he became a team owner.

Alexander purchased Brian Stewart’s Funny Car and in partnership with savvy veteran Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson, announced he would attend 12 races in 2019 as a team owner and driver with primary sponsorship from Pronto Auto Service Center.

CLAY MILLICAN RETURNS TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, WITH THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX

 

Clay Millican plans to go back to where it all began.

For the first time since his Top Fuel debut in 1999, Millican and the Chicago White Sox will partner for the NHRA Route 66 Nationals outside of Chicago, Ill.

VIETNAM WAR HAD A PROFOUND EFFECT ON DRAG RACING

 

No one national incident made an impact on drag racing more than the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War.

Drag racing experts and historians believe that in 1962 - 1966 no other form of motorsports enjoyed a faster evolution of innovation, performance, and popularity. By 1967, this growth slowed dramatically.

EVEL KNIEVEL TRIBUTE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR PALMER

 

The 2019 NHRA Heartland Nationals will be a race to remember for Evel Knievel fan and Top Fuel Dragster pilot Scott Palmer. In collaboration with the Evel Knievel Museum and the Knievel family, Palmer will honor the late daredevil with an Evel-themed dragster, driving suit and helmet June 7-9 in Topeka, Kansas.

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