NHRA: Enders-Stevens, Hagan Crowned Champions With Finals Wins; Lucas, Arana Jr. Also Claim Season-Ending Wallys

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Erica Enders-Stevens became the first woman to win an NHRA Pro Stock world championship title Sunday when she defeated her closest points rival Jason Line in the final round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals. In other racing, Matt Hagan claimed the Funny Car world championship in dramatic fashion over John …

NHRA: Unmatched Legacy Continues With Eighth Top Fuel Crown for Schumacher

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher, the winningest driver in NHRA Top Fuel competition, locked up his eighth Mello Yello Top Fuel championship during qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Schumacher clinched the championship by qualifying for the event and nearest competitor Spencer Massey not earning enough bonus points in the final session to …

NHRA: Schumacher Clinches Eighth Top Fuel Title; Crampton, DeJoria, Line and Arana Jr. Claim No. 1 Qualifiers in Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher earned a record eighth Top Fuel world championship title Saturday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) earned No. 1 qualifying positions and …

NHRA: Kalitta, Johnson, Gray and Arana Jr. Lead Opening Day Qualifying at Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Doug Kalitta raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the final race of …

NHRA: Battle Between Hagan and Force Could be One For the Ages

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — With recent history in mind, it is not surprising the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship is coming down to another thrilling battle between Matt Hagan and reigning world champ John Force. The two talented Funny Car stars have duked it out on an almost annual …

NHRA: Force and Hagan Carry Titanic Title Fight to Auto Club Finals at Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — With recent history in mind, it is not surprising the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship is coming down to another thrilling battle between Matt Hagan and reigning world champ John Force. The two talented Funny Car stars have duked it out on an almost annual …

NHRA: Game faces on for Antron Brown, MATCO Tools team headed to Phoenix

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February 10, 2014 — team report — Greg Griffo photo — Pomona, CA — On rare occasions when Antron Brown’s day ends in the opening round of an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event he’s eager to hop a plane and rush home to be with his family in Pittsboro, Ind. When the 2012 Top Fuel world champion was eliminated …

NHRA: John Force, Khalid alBalooshi, and Jason Line score season-opening Winternationals Wallys

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February 10, 2014 — series release — NHRA photo — POMONA, CA — John Force opened his pursuit of a 17th Funny Car world championship title in record-setting fashion when he raced to victory Sunday at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were winners of the season-opening NHRA Mello Yello Drag …

NHRA: Kalitta, Force, Nobile top final fields in Pomona

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February 9, 2014 — series release — NHRA photo — POMONA, CA — Doug Kalitta raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Saturday at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. John Force (Funny Car) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the season-opening …