NHRA: Battle Between Hagan and Force Could be One For the Ages

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — With recent history in mind, it is not surprising the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship is coming down to another thrilling battle between Matt Hagan and reigning world champ John Force. The two talented Funny Car stars have duked it out on an almost annual …

NHRA: Force and Hagan Carry Titanic Title Fight to Auto Club Finals at Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — With recent history in mind, it is not surprising the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship is coming down to another thrilling battle between Matt Hagan and reigning world champ John Force. The two talented Funny Car stars have duked it out on an almost annual …

NHRA: Brittany Force Looking for Reversal of Countdown Misfortune in Gateway

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MADISON, Ill. — official release — NHRA photo — The start of Brittany Force’s first experience with the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship did not go as planned. But with four more opportunities for playoff redemption, the sophomore Top Fuel driver knows she can still put together a thrilling end to her 2014 season. Force, …

NHRA: Hight Prepared to Face Doubleheader Pressure in Dallas

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ENNIS, Texas — official release — NHRA photo — Robert Hight enjoyed a tremendous 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season, winning five times and leading the points for an impressive 13-race stretch, the most in his career. But as noteworthy as that is, Hight knows his Funny Car season will ultimately be determined on how he performs …

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: Torrence Hopeful for First Win of Season in Front of Home Crowd

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ENNIS, Texas — official release — NHRA photo — It might have been an excruciating defeat at the time, but Steve Torrence also knows that his runner-up finish in Top Fuel at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is a surefire sign that the Texas native is ready to compete for an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship. Torrence …

NHRA: Girl-Power; Dejoria and Enders-Stevens Rise in Charlotte, Todd and Krawiec Also Lead Final Fields

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — NHRA photo — Alexis DeJoria and Erica Enders-Stevens raced to No. 1 qualifying positions in their categories Saturday at the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals, extending the most successful season for females in NHRA history into the playoffs. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions at …

NHRA QUALIFYING: Hagan Storms to No. 1; Todd, Enders-Stevens, Arana Jr. Also Pace Opening Day in Charlotte

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — NHRA photo — Former Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan opened NHRA’s playoffs by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the first of six playoff …

NHRA: Johnson Cherishing Underdog Role as Countdown Playoffs Open

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — NHRA photo — Entering the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship in the 10th position, Pro Stock Motorcycle Steve Johnson rider will have the biggest mountain to climb when compared to the other nine competitors in the two-wheel category who qualified for the six-race playoffs. But simply having an opportunity to …

NHRA: Enders-Stevens Ready, Not Satisfied, Entering Championship Countdown

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — NHRA photo — Elite Motorsports Pro Stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens has had her best season as a professional in 2014, but she’s far from being satisfied. As the Countdown to the Championship begins with the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals this weekend at zMax Dragway, Enders-Stevens has her sights set on the Pro Stock championship …

NHRA: Petrolhead Extends Sponsorship with Scotty Pollacheck

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MEDFORD, Ore. — official release — NHRA photo — Apparel company Petrolhead has extended its sponsorship of the Scotty Pollacheck Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle racing team throughout the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. “To have a sponsor extend their agreement with you means you are giving them value,” said Pollacheck. “We are proud that Petrohead finds value in our race …

NHRA: Countdown to Championship Glory Begins in Charlotte for NHRA Pro Teams

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — NHRA photo — Pro Stock points leader Jason Line knows when he pulls into zMAX Dragway for the seventh annual NHRA Carolina Nationals, Sept. 12-14, the atmosphere will be different. As competitive as every race on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit is, the start of the Mello Yello Countdown to the …