NHRA: Beckman Looking to Record Pair of Firsts During Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman has not yet won during the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season — though there’s hardly reason for concern through only two events — and has yet to record a victory at Gainesville Raceway in his standout Funny Car career. But with all that in mind, …

NHRA: Torrence Fired Up for Gainesville Gatornationals After Solid Start to 2016 Season

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – official series release — NHRA photo — While 22 races remain in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Top Fuel standout Steve Torrence wasn’t about to discount what a win at the season-opener in Pomona meant. Torrence started the year in impressive fashion with a Winternationals victory in his 10,000-horsepower Capco Contractors/Torrence Racing dragster, …

NHRA: Shane Gray Set for Big Pro Stock Return in Gainesville; 47th Annual Gatornationals on Tap

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — official team release — Gray Motorsports photo — Pro Stock driver Shane Gray and his veteran crew have been “testing the wheels off” their sleek Valvoline/Nova Services Chevrolet Camaro since the season-opening NHRA Winternationals, and the team is more than ready to have a big showing this weekend at Gainesville Raceway for the 47th annual Amalie Motor …

NHRA: Massey, Capps, Anderson and Stoffer Claim Gatornationals Glory

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — official series release — NHRA photo — Spencer Massey claimed his first Top Fuel win of the season Sunday during the 46th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville. Ron Capps (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the third of 24 NHRA Mello …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Enders-Stevens Continues to Impress NHRA Pro Stock Ranks; Seeking Back-to-Back Titles

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Elite Motorsports photo — If Erica Enders-Stevens’ drag racing career could ever be summed up in one word, perhaps the most fitting would be “first.” When she began racing in the NHRA Pro Stock class in 2005, she became the first woman to do …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Still Searching; Shawn Langdon Tops NHRA Top Fuel Class Despite Needing Sponsorship

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Photo courtesy Shawn Langdon — It’s good to be king. At least, it should be. NHRA Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon is at the top of the heap, and has been for a while now. Langdon won his first world championship in 2013, and …

NHRA: Doing What He Has To; Langdon Tops Gatornationals Qualifying Along With Pedregon, McGaha and Smith

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – official series release — NHRA photo — Shawn Langdon claimed his second straight No. 1 qualifier at the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on Saturday afternoon. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello …

NHRA: “The Sarge” Shows the Way; Schumacher Leads Opening Day Gatornationals Qualifying

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — official series release — NHRA photo — Defending world champ Tony Schumacher raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock), and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the third of 24 NHRA Mello …

NHRA: No Letup; Hines Prepping to Begin Title Defense During PSM Season-Opener in Gainesville

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GAINSEVILLE, Fla. — official series release — NHRA photo — Andrew Hines and his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team worked so diligently to return to prominence that it might be understandable for Hines to take a little time to enjoy the fruits of his labors after winning the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world …

NHRA: Brittany Force Seeks Breakthrough Victory at Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — official series release — Stephen Mellentine photo — Entering her third season in Top Fuel on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit, Brittany Force is still aiming to track down her first career victory. That fact says more about the impressive competition in the Top Fuel class than it does about Force’s young career, which already includes …

NHRA: Dazzling Debut; Allen Johnson and Dodge Dart lead list of Gatornationals victors; Kalitta, Hight, Steve Johnson also victorious

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March 17, 2014 — NHRA photo — GAINESVILLE, FL — What a dazzling debut it was for Allen Johnson’s MOPAR team and the new Pro Stock Dodge Dart. The driver affectionately known as “AJ” claimed his second Gatornationals title in a row and his second consecutive win this season by using a quicker reaction time and racing to a final-round …

NHRA: Langdon, Tasca, Connolly, and Smith race to Gatornationals qualifying leads

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March 14, 2014 — NHRA release — NHRA photo — GAINESVILLE, FL — Defending NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champ Shawn Langdon raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were the leaders in their …