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: 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 …

NHRA: Morgan Lucas returns to NHRA competition in Gainesville

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March 13, 2014 — Rhonda Hogue McCole photo — GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Morgan Lucas will carry a different mind-set into this weekend’s NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville when he returns to drag racing behind the wheel of the Lucas Oil/GEICO Top Fuel dragster. The nine-time national event winner stepped away from full-time racing in 2014 to tend to his …

NHRA: Courtney Force seeks Turnaround at Gatornationals

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March 13, 2014 — NHRA photo — GAINESVILLE, FL — Funny Car standout Courtney Force has watched her John Force Racing teammates start the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in impressive fashion. Her legendary father, John, has kept the momentum from his 16th Funny Car world championship a year ago, winning the first race of the season and …

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 …