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  • Doug Kalitta is fastest in top-fuel qualifying at Winternationals

    Doug Kalitta is fastest in top-fuel qualifying at Winternationals
    NHRA top-fuel drag racer Shawn Langdon doesn't know whether he'll drive a full season this year because his team's sponsorship was abruptly pulled a month ago. But for now, Langdon said he's not concerned about being competitive amid the funding...
  • Al-Anabi Racing's sudden departure causes ripple effects in drag racing

    Al-Anabi Racing's sudden departure causes ripple effects in drag racing
    In the smoky, greasy world of big-league American drag racing, the Al-Anabi Racing team stood apart. Funded by a speed-loving prince from the ruling family of the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, the team's shiny dragsters and its crews' crisp...
  • John Force to get back to his kind of business at NHRA Winternationals

     John Force to get back to his kind of business at NHRA Winternationals
    Drag racing's best are eager to get back to speeding 300 mph this weekend at the season opener in Pomona, but perhaps no one more than John Force. The 65-year-old Force, a National Hot Rod Assn. legend with 16 funny car titles, has spent most of the...
  • NHRA drag-racing legend John Force teams with Chevrolet

    Legendary drag racer John Force, securing a badly needed auto-manufacturing sponsor for his four-car team, said Thursday he signed a multi-year deal with Chevrolet. The announcement came three weeks before the National Hot Rod Assn. opens its season...
  • 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...