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Drag Racing

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  • Aurora drag race leads to drug charges

    Two vehicles that appeared to be drag racing sped past an Aurora police officer early Sunday morning, leading to a traffic stop that ended in drug charges. Aurora police said that around 9:40 a.m. an officer was parked near Farnsworth Avenue and Coolidge...
  • Motorsports to undergo changes next year

    Motorsports to undergo changes next year
    Motor racing will undergo several changes in 2015. In NASCAR, Carl Edwards will move to a different team in hopes of winning his first Sprint Cup championship. He will drive for Joe Gibbs Racing, joining Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth after...
  • NHRA drag racing looks to shorten breaks from fast action to draw fans

    NHRA drag racing looks to shorten breaks from fast action to draw fans
    In between qualifying rounds Friday, drag racer Jack Beckman signed autographs at the open-air pit area at Auto Club Raceway, including one for 9-year-old Max Leon of Whittier. Max's father, Joseph Leon, said that's one reason he brought his son to...
  • Tony Schumacher wraps up his eighth NHRA season title in top fuel

    Tony Schumacher wraps up his eighth NHRA season title in top fuel
    Tony Schumacher clinched his record eighth top-fuel drag racing championship Saturday at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Schumacher locked up the title in the last round of qualifying ahead of Sunday's final eliminations in the season-ending NHRA Finals....
  • Matt Hagan, Erica Enders-Stevens win NHRA titles in Pomona

    John Force kept the pressure on Matt Hagan almost until the end, but it wasn't enough to prevent Hagan from winning both the season-ending NHRA Finals and his second funny car drag racing title Sunday. In the pro stock division, Erica Enders-Stevens...
  • Drag racing team owner Don Schumacher has surgery for skin cancer

    Drag racing team owner Don Schumacher has surgery for skin cancer
    Don Schumacher, one of the most successful team owners in NHRA drag racing, had surgery Wednesday to treat a form of skin cancer, his team said. Schumacher, 70, had the procedure at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after the cancer -- Stage 1...
  • John Force going for his 17th title in NHRA finals this weekend

    John Force going for his 17th title in NHRA finals this weekend
    Despite financial and personnel setbacks this year that rocked his team, drag-racing legend John Force has a solid shot at winning yet another championship as the NHRA holds its season finale this weekend in Pomona. The popular Force, at 65, is in...
  • John Force's crew chief quits as drag racer seeks 17th title

    John Force's crew chief quits as drag racer seeks 17th title
    Legendary drag racer John Force is trying to win an unprecedented 17th funny car title with only two races left in the NHRA season, in Las Vegas and Pomona. But his championship hopes took a hit Wednesday when Force announced that  veteran crew chief...
  • Top-fuel king Tony Schumacher seeking record eighth NHRA title

    Top-fuel king Tony Schumacher seeking record eighth NHRA title
    The Sarge is back. Tony Schumacher has won a record seven NHRA top-fuel titles and a record 76 individual events, but his last championship was five years ago. Now, the 44-year-old driver with the crewcut nicknamed "The Sarge" is leading the...
  • Drag racing's Courtney Force makes history as she chases title

    Drag racing's Courtney Force makes history as she chases title
    Drag racing's Courtney Force is battling her legendary father for her first NHRA championship while making history in the process. Force is the daughter of John Force, the record 16-time champion in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s funny car class. Funny...
  • Richie Crampton gets first top-fuel victory in NHRA Summernationals

    Richie Crampton gets first top-fuel victory in NHRA Summernationals
    Richie Crampton raced to his first career top-fuel victory in the NHRA Summernationals at Englishtown, N.J., to become the 100th category winner in NHRA history. Crampton, the Australian making his ninth career start, powered his Morgan Lucas Racing-...