NHRA: J.R. Todd to Race for Bob Vandergriff at Gainesville

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March 12, 2014 — photo courtesy NHRA — GAINESVILLE, FL — Bob Vandergriff Racing will again be a two-car team at the 2014 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, where J.R. Todd will drive the Total Equipment And Service-sponsored Top Fuel dragster. This is the first of a planned 10 races with Todd behind the wheel. Mike Guger will also return as …

NHRA: Tonglet to Miss Gatornationals; Eddie Reed to Debut for Nitro Fish Team

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March 8, 2014 — NHRA photo — GAINESVILLE, Fla. – L.E. Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, will not be racing his Nitro Fish Apparel Suzuki at the upcoming Amalie Gatornationals, the traditional season-opener for NHRA’s two-wheel racers. Tonglet, 24, recently fulfilled a longtime goal when he was hired by the Metairie, La. Fire Department and his rigorous …

NHRA: Capps eager to get 2014 season on track

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February 27, 2014 — series release — NHRA photo — CARLSBAD, CA — The 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has not started exactly as Funny Car standout Ron Capps had hoped. But if there was ever an event to spark a turnaround, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville would likely be one …