NHRA: Tasca Returning to New England Roots; Hoping for First Win at Epping

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New England Dragway represents the beginning for Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III. In fact, his first racing memories behind the wheel happened at the track that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

NHRA: Johnson Still Learning in 30th Season; Looking for Win at Atlanta Dragway

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COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — The 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season marks the 30th season of racing for Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson. But even as the longtime rider enters his third decade in the class, Johnson fully admits there is still plenty to learn. The never-ending process to improve continues …

NHRA: Wilkerson Riding Early Season Surge; Seeking Back-to-Back Atlanta Wins

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COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — The last time Tim Wilkerson arrived at Atlanta Dragway, he was hoping to finally end a long dry spell in the winner’s circle. A year later, Wilkerson is simply aiming to add to what has been an impressive start to his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The Funny …

NHRA: Connolly to Aid Gray in Quest for Countdown During Atlanta’s Southern Nationals

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ATLANTA — official team release — Gray Motorsports photo — Having lost his NHRA Top Fuel ride with Bob Vandergriff Racing in early April, Dave Connolly will assist his friend Shane Gray with the performance of the Valvoline/Nova Services Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Atlanta Dragway, returning to the Pro Stock category — where he is a 26-time winner — …

NHRA: Courtney Force Ends Winless Drought; Kalitta & Anderson Also Score in Houston

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BAYTOWN, Texas – official series release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force raced to her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. It is the fifth consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event that has featured a female winner. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also were …

NHRA: Hagan Turning the Corner Headed to Houston; Looking for First Win of 2016

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BAYTOWN, Texas — official series release — NHRA photo — Two-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan often compares his role as a driver to that of a quarterback, especially during his team’s current circumstances this season. He knows it is his responsibility to keep spirits and confidence high, even with the team struggling to start the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag …

NHRA: Advance Auto Parts to Support John Force for Eight Races in 2016

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HOUSTON – official team release — JFR photo — 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force will be racing an Advance Auto Parts-branded Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car this weekend during the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. The 10,000 horsepower Funny Car will continue to fly the standout blue PEAK Antifreeze branding, but Force will be looking for his …

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: DeJoria, Torrence, Anderson & Krawiec Claim Four-Wide No. 1 Qualifiers

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CONCORD, N.C. – official series release — NHRA photo — Alexis DeJoria raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car in front of a sold-out zMAX Dragway crowd Saturday at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their respective categories …

NHRA: DeJoria Breaks Hagan’s zMAX Track ET Record in Third Round Qualifying

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CONCORD, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — John Davison photo — Alexis DeJoria was the star of third round qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on Saturday afternoon at zMAX Dragway, racing to the provisional pole in Funny Car with one session remaining before Sunday’s seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented …