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Drag Racing

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

    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 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...
  • Test drive your weekend with 2014 Ford, Dodge and Toyota models

    Test drive your weekend with 2014 Ford, Dodge and Toyota models
    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. Dodge If test...
  • Brendan Gaughan wins Nationwide race at Road America

    Brendan Gaughan wins Nationwide race at Road America
    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,...
  • Perdue returns to Southern Maryland for President's Cup hot rod race

    Perdue returns to Southern Maryland for President's Cup hot rod race
    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...
  • The irrepressible John Force: Drag racing's king in his own words

    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

    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...