| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:37 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:54 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:50 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
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...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:27 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:20 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:39 PM
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...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:06 PM
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...