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  • 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...
  • A city that speed calls home

    A city that speed calls home
    Hot rodder Jimmy Shine's tattoo-covered arms are elbows-deep under the hood of a 1932 Ford as he adjusts the electrical wiring on a $100,000 racing engine that hasn't started in years. Before a co-worker turns the ignition, Shine glances uneasily at the...
  • Drag racing's Ron Capps hopes to finally end title chase on top

    Ron Capps, the veteran funny car drag racer, has finished second in the championship standings four times. That includes last year, when the Carlsbad driver lost the title by only two points to Jack Beckman, his teammate at Don Schumacher Racing. Now,...
  • 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...
  • Drag racer John Force, 64, clinches record 16th funny car title

    Drag racer John Force added to his legendary career Sunday by clinching a record 16th funny car title at age 64 with a victory in Las Vegas. Force won the NHRA Toyota Nationals by defeating his daughter Courtney in the final round of eliminations with a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Incomparable NHRA drag racer John Force keeps winning at age 64

    As drag racing's best arrived in New England on Thursday for their next event, driver John Force was coming off another win last weekend at age 64. Let that sink in for a moment. Sixty-four. Force is the legendary 15-time champion in funny cars, one...