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ANDERSON LEADS ANOTHER KB RACING 1-2 IN QUALIFYING

Different track, different conditions, same story.

Another KB Racing 1-2 in qualifying.

PRO MOD RACER FRIGO MENDING AFTER SURGERY FOR BROKEN ARM

Sidnei Frigo suffered a broken left arm and bruised right hip in his frightening crash at approximately 240 mph during qualifying Friday night for the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway at Baytown, Texas.

The 44-year-old Brazilian Pro Mod racer underwent corrective surgery Saturday at Memorial Hermann Hospital. According to Anthony Lum, crew chief for the Artivinco Corvette, Frigo is expected to be released early next week and is expected to return home to Sao Paulo.

BROWN SEEKS 100TH FINAL-ROUND APPEARANCE

Antron Brown said last June when he won the Top Fuel trophy at his home dragstrip at Englishtown, N.J., that he wants to make history, wants to make more drag-racing history.

He’s on the verge this weekend at Baytown, Texas, of achieving another milestone.

WILKERSON, TORRENCE AND ANDERSON TAKE TOP QUALIFYING POSITIONS AT HOUSTON

 

Tim Wilkerson raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car at Royal Purple Raceway at the NHRA SpringNationals on Saturday.

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also earned top qualifying positions in their respective categories at the sixth event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

WILKERSON CONTINUES HOT STREAK WITH PROVISIONAL TOP SPOT IN HOUSTON

It is safe to say Tim Wilkerson has been on quite a roll as of late.

The veteran racer out of Springfield, Illinois has two wins already this season - the only Funny Car driver with multiple wins this season - and has qualified in the top half of the field in every race this season. Those efforts place him fourth in the championship standings after five events.

TEXAS BOY TORRENCE FASTEST FRIDAY IN HOUSTON

Steve Torrence is a Texas boy.

No matter where he goes, the Lone Star State is not far from his mind. So when Torrence has an opportunity to return home and race within driving distance of his hometown, he is more than excited about the challenge. Especially after having not hoisted a trophy in his home state since winning the Top Alcohol Dragster championship back in 2005.

FRIGO CRASHES AT HOUSTON, FLIES OVER WALL

Brazilian Pro Modified driver Sidnei Frigo was conscious Friday evening following his violent, over-the-wall crash during qualifying at the NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway at Baytown, Texas.

Frigo was responsive to emergency medical personnel at the scene and was transported via helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in downtown Houston as a precaution.

STOTT’S SOUTHEAST GASSERS SERIES HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME

Five years ago Quain Stott had a brilliant plan.

The former IHRA Pro Modified world champion would build a series of race cars the wrong way on purpose. Today, Stott will tell you, depending on the type of day he’s experienced, it was one of the wisest decisions he’s ever made. 

Stott’s race cars are period correct Gassers from the mid-1960s and they are a hit in the Carolinas, a part of the country where doorslammer racing is as common as Duke’s mayonnaise and tomato sandwiches.

Stott says it was peer pressure which led him down this road of creating a period correct Gasser series known as the Southeast Gassers.

TORRENCE, WILKERSON AND ANDERSON LEAD QUALIFYING AT HOUSTON

Texas native Steve Torrence raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA SpringNationals, the sixth event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.  

Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) were also qualifying leaders in their categories at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston.

SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR LUCAS OIL SERIES AT VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK

Due to forecasted inclement weather on Sunday, Virginia Motorsports Park and NHRA Northeast division officials have made the decision to complete this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Power in the Park event on Saturday.
 
The schedule will call for three rounds of qualifying/time trials for all categories on Friday, April 29.  The Top 8 races for Super Street, Stock, Super Comp, Super Stock and Super Gas are also scheduled for Friday if time permits.  Any racers entering the event on Saturday will be placed on the bottom of the qualifying sheet provided fields are not full. (Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp -- 32 car fields) (Stock & SS -- 128 car fields).

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