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Sun, 2007-03-18 09:00
This hallowed quarter-mile has entertained spring-break-loving fans for decades
with such notable occasions as the first 260-mph Top Fuel and Funny Car runs in
1984 and the first 270-mph and 300-mph Top Fuel passes, in 1986 and 1992,
respectively. Its 675-foot concrete launchpad is one of the longest on the tour.
Sun, 2007-02-25 18:00
Keep up with this weekend's Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals
by reading our behind-the-scenes event notebook. We bring you the stories behind
the numbers and win-lights throughout the course of the weekend. Tune in daily
for the latest news from the pits.
Thu, 2007-02-22 09:00
NHRA’s annual duel in the desert has been a Southwest fixture since 1985,
when it joined the tour in a late fall slot. Since 1990, it’s been the second
stop on the tour’s westward march and a place for teams to redeem mistakes made
at the opener.
Mon, 2007-02-12 00:42
Every February since
1961, fans have flocked to Southern California not just for the un-winterlike
weather, but also for one of drag racing’s grandest traditions: the unveiling of
new cars, drivers, teams, and sponsorships at the NHRA POWERade season opener.
The Big Go West plays out at the fabled facility known for its outstanding
traction, smooth surface, and potential for record performances. Teams hope to
use the opener as a springboard in their pursuit of a spot in the Countdown to 8
championship program that ends in August.
Fri, 2007-02-09 00:31
DOUBLE A DALE RETURNS! - Okay, you read the news item that Jerry Tolliver’s
crew chief for his new Rockstar-backed Funny Car will be Dale Armstrong, but
have you really considered its meaning? Armstrong is one of the most talented
tuner/innovators in the sport’s history. The winner of the first dual Ollie
Award ever presented in the history of the All-Star Drag Racing Team (an honor
shared with his then driver, Kenny Bernstein), Armstrong’s contributions include
now-taken-for-granted things like onboard computers, sophisticated fuel delivery
systems and much, much more. Apparently refreshed from his recent years spent
restoring Muscle Cars and the like, if Armstrong returns with the same desire
he’s previously demonstrated, he’s capable of making Tolliver not only a winner,
but a champion. And his tuning “junior partner” isn’t exactly shabby either.
That job will be handled by part-time Funny Car and Fuel Altered competitor Jeff
Diehl. This is likely to be one heck of a competitive team, and in short
Thu, 2007-02-08 06:42
Keep up with this weekend's CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals
by reading our behind-the-scenes event notebook. We bring you the
stories behind the numbers and win-lights throughout the course of the
weekend. Tune in daily for the latest news from the pits.
Fri, 2007-02-02 20:31
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is hosting the Last-Chance Test Session
for professional NHRA teams, including POWERade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel
Dragster, Funny Car and Pro Stocks Friday through Sunday. The NHRA POWERade
Drag Racing Series teams will use this as a last-chance thrash to tune up their
cars before the 2007 season begins in Pomona, Calif. The Torco's CompetitionPlus.com team will be on hand to bring you the same day notes.
Sat, 2007-01-27 09:11
PHOENIX PHOTO GALLERY
second stop on the professional testing tour rolls into Firebird
Raceway in Phoenix, AZ., for the NHRA National Time Trials/Test &
Tune. The biggest names in professional drag racing will be on hand in
preparation for the grueling 2007 NHRA POWERade schedule.
Stay tuned as Torco's CompetitionPlus.com brings you the latest in
news, notes and photos throughout the three-day event.
Sun, 2007-01-21 12:00
The biggest names in professional drag racing will converge on The Strip at Las
Vegas Motor Speedway for the sixth annual Nitro Blast-off preseason test session
for NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams. The list of participants will read
like a who's-who of drag racing - including John Force Racing, Kenny Bernstein
and Don Schumacher Racing - as Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro
Stock Motorcycle teams fine-tune their entries in preparation for the grueling
2007 NHRA POWERade schedule.
Stay tuned as Torco's CompetitionPlus.com brings you the latest in news, notes and photos throughout the three-day event.
Sun, 2006-11-12 21:37
With Southern California’s foothills serving as a dramatic
backdrop, the season concludes where it began nine months earlier with an event
traditionally laced with championship drama and last-chance bids for teams to
accomplish goals for the year.