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Drag Racing

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  • The irrepressible John Force: Drag racing's king in his own words

    There is no interview in sports quite like one with John Force, the legendary drag racer of 300 mph funny cars who has a record 16 NHRA championships. Force is 65, yet remarkably he's top-seeded again this year going into the National Hot Rod Assn.'s...
  • Robert Hight chases boss John Force in bid for second NHRA title

    Drag racing's Robert Hight has more wins in his class this year, five, than any driver. But he still enters the NHRA's title playoff chasing his boss, the legendary John Force. To make their rivalry even more pronounced, Hight is president of Force's...
  • Wally Ely: These TV car ads speed past this consumer

    I don't know which of my favorite gripes I want to write about — the nonsensical television commercials to sell new cars, or the several useless billboards on Route 22, the Lehigh Valley Thruway. OK. Let me tell you what I found in TV...
  • Drag racing's Erica Enders-Stevens aims for first pro stock title

    Erica Enders-Stevens is one of the most successful female drivers in drag racing history, but she's still looking for her first NHRA championship. The 30-year-old Houston native drives in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s pro stock class, which is one step...
  • Drag racing champion John Force, 64, sets Pomona track record

    Drag racing champion John Force, 64, sets Pomona track record
    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...
  • Alexis DeJoria wins her first NHRA funny car title

    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...
  • John Force's funny car team in top form as NHRA arrives in Seattle

    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...
  • La Cañada History: Drivers survived a fiery drag race crash

    La Cañada History: Drivers survived a fiery drag race crash
    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...
  • John Force beats Ron Capps for his 140th career victory in NHRA

    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...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay wins another IndyCar race in Alabama

    Ryan Hunter-Reay coasted to his second straight victory at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., when the rain-shortened IndyCar race finished under caution. A full-course caution came out for the final seven minutes of the timed race after...
  • U.S. motor racing takes Easter break, but Formula One set for China

    Major U.S. motor racing goes quiet this weekend for its traditional Easter break. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Verizon IndyCar Series and the National Hot Rod Assn.'s Mello Yello Series all have the weekend off. But Formula One will race Sunday...