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: 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: 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: Still Hot-lanta for Hight; Massey, Coughlin, Krawiec Also Grab Atlanta Victories

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COMMERCE, GA — official release — NHRA photo — Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car victory in a row and fourth overall this season on Monday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA …

NHRA: Monday Finish for SummitRacing.com Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway

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COMMERCE, GA — official release — NHRA photo — NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway until Monday, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Racing will resume at 9 a.m. ET on Monday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and will be followed by the continuation of racing in …

NHRA: Girl-Power in Atlanta; DeJoria, Enders-Stevens, Kalitta and Krawiec Top Final Atlanta Fields

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COMMERCE, GA — official release — NHRA photo — Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) again proved they are two of the strongest competitors in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and both are ready to win the 100th race by a female driver after each qualifying No. 1 at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern …

NHRA: Ladies Dominate Atlanta Qualifying as Track Records Fall; DeJoria, Enders-Stevens, Torrence and Krawiec Provisional No. 1s

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COMMERCE, GA — official release — NHRA photo — Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) both laid down new track records en route to current No. 1 qualifying efforts as they vie to secure the 100th win by a female driver at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals on Friday. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Eddie Krawiec …

NHRA: Anderson Ready to Return to Winning Ways at Atlanta

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COMMERCE, GA — official release — NHRA photo — Greg Anderson knocked off the rust and cleared up any reservations he might have had upon returning to the driver’s seat in Houston following heart surgery in February. Now, the four-time Pro Stock world champion is ready to send his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro back to the winner’s circle. After …

NHRA: Hot-Streak has Brown Carrying Momentum to Atlanta

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COMMERCE, Ga. – Athletes often talk about being in the zone, a feeling where nothing can go wrong. It’s a feeling Top Fuel standout Antron Brown can relate to at the moment, and the 2012 world champion is taking full advantage of a hot streak that has impressed everyone in the motorsports world. Brown, who drives the 8,000-horsepower Matco Tools …

NHRA: Kandy Extends Sponsorship with Angie Smith

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Kandy Magazine has extended its sponsorship of Matt Smith Racing rider Angie Smith to a multiple-race agreement encompassing this weekend’s event in Atlanta and the upcoming event in Englishtown. “Based on the success of the initial race sponsorship in Charlotte and the welcoming of the NHRA community, along with the great work ethic of Angie and her crew, made it …

NHRA: Pedregon to Promote “Spark Of Hope” Charity in Atlanta

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COMMERCE, GA — team release — Photo courtesy Tony Pedregon Racing — Two-time NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car world champ Tony Pedregon will unveil a new hot-pink, sparkling-cross design on his Funny Car at this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals to promote the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation “Spark Of Hope.” “As our team continues to make progress with …