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  • Shawn Langdon caps dream season with Auto Club NHRA Finals wins

    A rewarding part of Shawn Langdon's return to his home track in Pomona this past week was mingling with teenage drivers in the amateur drag-racing classes. "They say, 'Hey, I want to race top fuel some day,'" said Langdon, a 31-year-old Mira Loma native...
  • Drag racer Antron Brown is not slowing down

    The last time Antron Brown played Pomona, he wound up in a sand trap, which would have been fine if he'd been driving a ball at the Mountain Meadows Golf Course across the street and not a 320-mph dragster at the Auto Club Raceway. Brown, 37, has had...
  • How Darrell Wallace Jr. and Jeff Gordon are shaking up NASCAR

    How Darrell Wallace Jr. and Jeff Gordon are shaking up NASCAR
    Looking back at the weekend's motor racing, including NASCAR's races at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and NHRA drag racing at Las Vegas, five things come to mind: Darrell Wallace Jr. will probably win another race soon. Wallace, 20, became only the second...
  • John Force and daughters a top draw at NHRA Finals at Pomona

    It's been a challenging, rewarding and revealing year for America's first family of drag racing, the Forces of Yorba Linda. John Force, the 64-year-old patriarch, was in fifth place in the Mello Yello Series funny-car standings in July before a switch...
  • Shawn Langdon comes full circle to win NHRA top-fuel season title

    It wasn't the blazing ride into the sunset Shawn Langdon envisioned. With dusk settling on the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona on Saturday, the top-fuel drag racer smoked his tires on his final qualifying run of the NHRA Finals, sputtering down the 1,000-foot...
  • Post-race inspection: Five takeaways from weekend's motor racing

    Post-race inspection: Five takeaways from weekend's motor racing
    1. Ryan Newman earns the never-give-up award. After hearing he'll lose his ride with Stewart-Haas Racing next year, Newman won the pole position in record time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and then captured his first Brickyard 400. Just as impressive...
  • Whitney, Causey, Mulligan lead charge of young women excelling in racing

    Whitney, Causey, Mulligan lead charge of young women excelling in racing
    Any short list of national motorsports highlights in 2013 has to include Danica Patrick's historic run to the pole in the Daytona 500. That's just the most visible sign of something increasingly clear at any local dragway or stock-car track: Women are...
  • Five thoughts on NASCAR at Michigan, NHRA's Ron Capps and more

    Looking back at the weekend in motor racing -- including the NASCAR race in Michigan, NHRA drag racing in Minnesota and the motocross event in Utah -- five things come to mind: 1. Clint Bowyer keeps rolling. The headlines naturally went to Joey Logano...
  • Five thoughts on NASCAR in New Hampshire, NHRA top fuel and more

    Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including NASCAR's Chase for the Cup in New Hampshire and NHRA drag-racing in Texas, five things come to mind: 1. Jimmie Johnson is lurking. Yes, teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing...
  • Five thoughts on NASCAR at Dover, the NHRA at St. Louis and more

    Five thoughts on NASCAR at Dover, the NHRA at St. Louis and more
    Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including NASCAR's Chase for the Cup at Dover and NHRA drag-racing at St. Louis, five things come to mind: -- Wouldn't it be something if Jeff Gordon won the Chase? Gordon, of course, got into the title...
  • Walt Arfons dies at 96; brother Art nabbed his land speed record

    When Walt Arfons first strapped a jet engine onto a hot rod, experts thought the car would melt, explode or spin wildly out of control. They were wrong. Working in his family's old feed mill and hardware store on Pickle Road in Akron, Ohio, Arfons...