NHRA: Brown, Pedregon, Enders and Arana Jr. Lead Opening Day Fields at Englishtown

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. – official series release — NHRA photo — Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. …

NHRA: Second Verse Same as the First; Pedregon, Brown, Line and Stoffer Hold Onto No. 1 Qualifiers in Atlanta

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COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — Cruz Pedregon secured the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car on Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at Atlanta Dragway. The …

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: Schumacher, Pedregon, Enders-Stevens and Arana Jr. Top Final Reading Fields

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MOHNTON, Pa. – official release — NHRA photo — Top Fuel points leader Tony Schumacher claimed the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will also lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the fourth of …

NHRA: Kalitta, Pedregon, Enders-Stevens and Savoie Pace Day One Qualifying at Reading

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MOHNTON, Pa. – official release — Harry Cella photo — Doug Kalitta raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also led their categories at the fourth of six playoff events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing …

NHRA: Cruz Pedregon Ready to Flip Countdown Switch

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ENNIS, Texas — official release — NHRA photo — If taking momentum into the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship is an important factor in winning a world championship title, Funny Car standout Cruz Pedregon may not like his chances. But if performing well under pressure and in big moments is just as important, then things may …

NHRA: Crampton Becomes 100th Top Fuel Winner; Pedregon, Coughlin, Hines Also Score in Englishtown

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. – Richie Crampton claimed his first career Top Fuel victory, becoming the 100th different winner in the category, at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals on Sunday. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were respective winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. …

NHRA: Kalitta, Pedregon, Allen Johnson, Krawiec Lead Fields in Englishtown

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. – Doug Kalitta was quickest in Top Fuel Saturday and earned the No. 1 qualifying position at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA …

NHRA: Cruz Pedregon Blazes to Record-Setting Run; Kalitta, A.J. and Krawiec also Lead Opening Day in Englishtown

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. – Cruz Pedregon raced to the quickest Funny Car run in history Friday to take the qualifying lead in a record-setting day of action at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello …

NHRA: Pedregon Hopes Past Success Leads to 2014 Turnaround

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April 25, 2014 — official release — NHRA photo — HOUSTON, TX — Cruz Pedregon has had far too much success and has been around the sport far too long to get overly concerned about a slow start to his 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Plus, the two-time Funny Car world champion has a pretty good security blanket at …

NHRA: Pedregon, Langdon, Connolly and Ray race to final No. 1 qualifying positions

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March 15, 2014 — NHRA photo — GAINESVILLE, FL — For the third season in a row and the fifth time overall Cruz Pedregon earned the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into …