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Drag Racing

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  • 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...
  • Drag racing's Alexis DeJoria finding her groove with another win

    Drag racing's Alexis DeJoria finding her groove with another win
    There's an old saying in motor racing that money buys speed, but even that wasn't enough at first for drag racer Alexis DeJoria. DeJoria, 36, is the daughter of billionaire John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair care products company...
  • Doug Kalitta, Robert Hight take top titles at NHRA Gatornationals

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Doug Kalitta and Robert Hight won the top two divisions at the NHRA Gatornationals. Kalitta beat former series champion Antron Brown in the Top Fuel division Sunday, and Hight topped his boss, 16-time champion John Force, in the...
  • 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,...
  • Drag racer Alexis DeJoria makes NHRA funny car history in Pomona

    Drag racer Alexis DeJoria makes NHRA funny car history in Pomona
    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...
  • NHRA's Ron Capps bounces back from engine explosion at Pomona

    NHRA's Ron Capps bounces back from engine explosion at Pomona
    Ron Capps awoke Saturday and promptly saw his phone was "lit up" with calls and text messages, he said. "I thought maybe something bad had happened." What had happened the day before certainly wasn't good. A day earlier, the 7,000-horsepower engine on...
  • John Force has record-setting day at Winternationals in Pomona

    One might think that after setting nearly every record in NHRA funny car drag racing, 64-year-old John Force would have nothing left to prove. But Force, who won a record 16th funny car title last year, believes he has everything to prove. That's...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Teenagers caught drag racing in L.A. River [updated]

     
    Police check licenses on hopped-up cars driven by teen-agers drag racing on paved section of the Los Angeles River bottom. Four squad cars converged on racers. Photo taken at 6th Street Bridge....