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Factory Showdown Returns in 2015; Cobra’s, Mopar’s, COPO’s

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The intense racing of the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown is returning for the 2015 season at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events across the country. The NHRA Factory Stock Showdown was designed to showcase the NHRA Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, Dodge Mopar Challenger Drag…

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Saturday Highlights; Circle K NHRA Winternationals

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Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champ Erica Enders-Stevens (above) entered the day not qualified but took little time rectifying that situation as she raced her Elite Motorsports Camaro to the No. 1 spot with a 6.516 at 213,10, top speed of the meet. European…

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Redline to Sponsor JR. Todd at Winternationals

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Red Line Synthetic Oil will be the primary sponsor of the Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel dragster and driver J.R. Todd in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals and at select events throughout the season. “Red Line’s closest relationship…

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NHRA Drag Racing Kicks off today; Friday Gallery

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The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will kick off another season in sunny Southern California with the tradition-rich Circle K NHRA Winternationals, Feb. 5-8, at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The Circle K NHRA Winternationals kicks off the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag…

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J.R. Todd lands a full time Top Fuel ride in 2015

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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel standout J.R. Todd finished his 2014 season by racing in Pomona. He will start the 2015 season back at the historic drag racing venue in Southern California with the Circle K NHRA Winternationals, Feb. 5-8, at Auto…

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Alanabi Pulls Funds; Langdon & Johnson to Compete in Pomona

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Alan Johnson Racing announced that it will be fielding one Top Fuel dragster driven by 2013 Mello Yello world champion Shawn Langdon at the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season opener next week, the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. Alan…

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Check Out John Force Racing’s Crew Chief Line-up for 2015

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Jon Schaffer has been promoted to crew chief for 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force’s Peak Camaro SS Funny Car. John Force Racing’s brain trust will continue to be led by Mike Neff, crew chief for Robert Hight’s Auto Club Camaro SS Funny Car.…

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ALO Drink to back Jim Dunn in 2015

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Jim Dunn Racing has announced ALO Drink as its new primary sponsor on its Funny Car for the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The all-natural, aloe-vera-based beverage will be prominently displayed on the Dodge Funny Car and on the racing team hauler that…

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Connolly set to make Top Fuel Debut at Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. — Dave Connolly is just two weeks away from making his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel debut when the 2015 season begins with the Circle K NHRA Winternationals, Feb. 5-8, at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Needless to say,…

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New NHRA Jr. Street Class. Kids Race from age 13-16 in BIG CARS

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NHRA recently introduced their new youth racing program for 13-16 year olds that will give teenage boys and girls the opportunity to race against their peers. Contested in full-bodied street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate that combines racing and car safety. Find…

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Millican, Grubnic, Larsen join Stringer

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  From right, Clay Millican, Doug Stringer. Lance Larsen, and David Grubnic. NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel driver Clay Millican, veteran driver turned crew chief David Grubnic, and co-crew chief and general manager Lance Larsen will join forces under the new Stringer…

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Prock, Medlen join Beckman/DSR team for 2015 Mello Yello season

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Don Schumacher Racing will pair two of its newest and most experienced hires, veteran crew chief Jimmy Prock and friend and co-worker John Medlen, with 2011 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champion “Fast Jack” Beckman for a full assault on the 2015 championship.

“I feel like Santa made an early stop and left three wonderful gifts under the tree,” said Beckman, who again will be driving a Dodge Charger R/T. “It’s been a while since we started the season knowing we had funds for the entire season, and to find out Jimmy Prock was coming on board, I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be driving for him one day. Then the third gift was when Santa dropped John Medlen off. John and I have a very special history. I’ve emceed the Eric Medlen Nitro Night Charity dinner for Sonoma Raceway the last two years and have become very close to John and his family.

“Having those two guys up in our crew chief’s lounge is just unbelievable. I feel when I go in there I’m going to want to ask for their autographs.”

Prock won Funny Car championships at John Force Racing in 2009 and 2013, and Medlen won it in 2003 with driver Tony Pedregon at JFR.

Beckman and DSR’s other six teams will test in Florida in mid-Janary in advance of the 2015 season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals, Feb. 6-8 in Pomona.

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Resurfacing Underway at zMax Dragway

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Resurfacing under way at zMAX Dragway
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Since its grand opening in 2008, officials at zMAX Dragway have prided themselves on creating the best drag racing facility – with the best track surface – in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. After six years of NHRA national record performances and unparalleled fan entertainment, zMAX Dragway will resurface all four lanes in preparation for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, March 27-29, 2015.

After consulting with experts from across the country, zMAX Dragway opted for what is ultimately best for the fans: a total repave of the racing surface that annually hosts two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. The project, which began this week, will include an entirely new concrete surface across all four racing lanes of “the Bellagio of Dragstrips,” from the starting line to 700 feet downtrack, and asphalt from 700 feet beyond the finish line.

NHRA President Tom Compton noted, “When you combine design, facility assets and the overall fan experience, zMAX Dragway is as good as it gets. It’s developed an iconic status in such a short time, and I expect that to grow even stronger through the years.”

Racers like 16-time Funny Car champion John Force and current Pro Stock champion Erica Enders-Stevens also weighed in.

“The Bellagio of Dragstrips” has been one of our favorite places to race,” Force said. “Fans love seeing three-second runs and 300-mph passes at zMAX Dragway, and we love putting on a great show. Bruton Smith will always take care of the fans and the racers, which is why we love him.”

“Bruton has the finest facilities in the country, and I’m glad they made the decision to resurface the track,” Enders-Stevens said. “This will be a huge positive for all of NHRA. Bruton and his staff go above and beyond, and we’re appreciative for what he’s done for our sport.”

The completion date of the project depends on a number of factors, including weather, but all work will be complete in advance of any testing before the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, where track officials expect more of the record-setting speeds that zMAX Dragway has produced in the past.

“After a thorough investigation of the surface chipping we experienced in September, we’ve determined this is the very best course of action for the fans and the competitors,” said Marcus Smith, president and chief operating officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. “We’ll get this project done in time to test in March, and look forward to the record-breaking speeds zMAX has become known for at the Four-Wide Nationals.”

NHRA.com will provide updates and photos as the project progresses.

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