| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:39 PM
Dawn Perdue has been following racing for as long as she can remember.
When she was 9, Perdue watched a drag race with her father. Immediately after seeing a jet dragster go down the track, she turned to her father and told him her dream was to race in...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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-...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:50 PM
As NHRA drag racing returns to Seattle this weekend to wrap up its three-race Western Swing, John Force's funny car team is on a roll, having won the last three events.
Funny cars are one of the two elite classes of 300-mph dragsters in the National Hot...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Ten Years Ago
Foothill Summer Theatre, long a mainstay summer musical theater program here, staged six performances of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" in the auditorium at La Cañada High School during late July 2004. The cast showcased the talents of...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 3:50 PM
John Force raced to his 140th career victory Sunday, beating Ron Capps in the funny car final in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
The 65-year-old Force powered his Ford Mustang to a winning pass of 4.113 seconds at 317.27 mph for his first...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:57 PM
On a day when the Pro Stock Motorcycle class pitted a father and his son and two other classes saw teammates square off against each other, all Top Fuel winner Antron Brown had to battle Sunday was drag-racing history at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:07 AM
It’s not just construction season in Chicagoland. This weekend, it’s test drive season.
Toyota, Dodge and Ford host test-drive programs of their newest vehicles free and open to the public throughout the Chicago suburbs.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Brendan Gaughan took the lead after a green-white-checkered restart at Elkhart Lake, Wis., then held on to win the rain-soaked and wild NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America on Saturday.
Alex Tagliani was second, followed by Kevin O'Connell,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:06 PM
The incomparable John Force isn't slowing down.
Force, who won a record 16th title in NHRA drag racing's funny car class last year at age 64, opened this year's season with a record run at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
Force's opening pass in...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:20 PM
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Alexis DeJoria raced to the first funny car victory in her career by beating Robert Hight in the final on Sunday in the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
DeJoria, the wife of television personality Jesse James and daughter of...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Alexis DeJoria on Saturday became the first woman in NHRA drag-racing history to make a pass of under four seconds in a funny car, one of the sport's two elite classes.
During the third round of qualifying for the Circle K Winternationals, DeJoria...