NHRA: Getting the Band Back Together; Pritchett & BVR Reunite for Houston

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HOUSTON, Texas — official team release — NHRA photo — Leah Pritchett is getting the band back together for one more race. Pritchett will reunite with the staff and crew of her Bob Vandergriff Racing team to compete in this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals at Texas’ Royal Purple Raceway, April 29-May 1. The move comes after Pritchett won her first NHRA Top Fuel …

NHRA: Leah Pritchett Joins Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel Team for Full 2016 Season

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INDIANAPOLIS — official team release — BVR photo — Bob Vandergriff Racing will once again field a two-car Top Fuel dragster team in 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Dave Connolly will be driving the C&J Energy Services dragster with new teammate, Leah Pritchett, driving a dragster backed by Quaker State. It will be Pritchett’s first full NHRA Mello …

NHRA: Dixon Looking for More Indy Magic; Chasing Fourth U.S. Nationals Win Against Loaded Top Fuel Field

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — NHRA photo — Three-time Top Fuel world champion Larry Dixon’s fascination with the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals began more than 40 years ago. In fact, he had no trouble coming up with his first memory of the race, and the aura surrounding it, and it remains perfectly clear four decades later. “Coming here with …

NHRA: The Hot Streak Continues; Beckman Rockets to Seattle Qualifying Lead Alongside Connolly and Coughlin

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KENT, Wash.  — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman continued his hot streak in Funny Car by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals. Dave Connolly (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were quickest in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle, the final of …

NHRA: Vandergriff to Retire; Taps Connolly and Dixon for Two-Car Top Fuel Effort in 2015

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — official release — NHRA photo — Bob Vandergriff Jr. will step away from driving in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in 2015 and will transition solely into the owner’s seat with a pair of dragsters driven by three-time Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon and 25-time NHRA Pro Stock winner Dave Connolly. The two Bob Vandergriff …

NHRA: Bob Vandergriff Fined for Violations at Atlanta Dragway

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GLENDORA, CA — official release — NHRA has fined Top Fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr. $20,000 for violations of the NHRA Rulebook during last weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Vandergriff was fined for abandoning his race car on the track, remaining and walking on an active race track after exiting his race car, and for …

NHRA: Vandergriff Aiming for the Stars in Houston

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April 23, 2014 — official release — NHRA photo — HOUSTON, TX — Bob Vandergriff Jr. described his victory a year ago at Royal Purple Raceway as having a touch of Hollywood. It’s not often that sequels are held in higher regard than the original in the movie industry, but the Top Fuel standout hopes the 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts …

NHRA: Three-Time Champion Larry Dixon to Drive Second Bob Vandergriff Top Fuel Dragster

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April 11, 2014 — team release — HHP/Harold Hinson photo — ALPHARETTA, GA — Three-time NHRA Champion Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon has been selected to drive a second dragster for Bob Vandergriff Racing at the remaining 9 races, in a planned 10 race schedule in 2014. Casedhole Solutions and Total Equipment And Service (T.E.A.S.) will sponsor the car for those …

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 …