Vandergriff Adds More Sponsors

NHRA Top Fuel driver/owner Bob Vandergriff, Jr. has added Caterpillar to his list of sponsors while also resigning Speedco for the 2011 season, which opens this weekend at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.).

Hight & Vandergriff Lead Indy Drills

Robert Hight and Mike Neff were the quickest in Funny Car, while Top Fuel pilot Bob Vandergriff, Jr. and Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Andrew Hines put up the best time in their respective categories Wednesday during the first of two days of open testing at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
Morgan Lucas launches off the starting line during Sunday’s Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.). (Angela Barraza Photo)

GEICO Signs Extension With Lucas

Insurance giant GEICO has renewed its agreement with Morgan Lucas Racing and NHRA Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas for three more years

Force Beefs Up Team For 2012 Title Drive

Unwilling to accept his team’s 2011 results as just an unexpected bump in the road, John Force made a series of aggressive off-season moves designed to return his namesake team to its customary position atop the NHRA Funny Car standings

Dollar General Backs Topeka NHRA

NHRA announced that Dollar General, the nation’s largest small-box discount retailer, will become the title rights sponsor of the annual NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event in Topeka, Kan. The Dollar General NHRA Summernationals will be held May 18-20 at Heartland Park Topeka

Force Gets No. 134 In NHRA Opener

John Force raced to his 134th career Funny Car victory Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
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NHRA: Firebird Int’l Raceway

Top Fuel: Antron Brown
Funny Car: Robert Hight
Pro Stock: Jason Line

VIDEO: Bill Jenkins Memorial

“Everyone at NHRA is saddened by the passing of Bill ‘Grumpy’ Jenkins, not only a pioneer in the sport, but also an iconic figure in NHRA Pro Stock racing,” said Tom Compton, president, NHRA.

NHRA Forms Motorcycle Tech Advisory Council

NHRA officials announced today the formation of a Pro Stock Motorcycle Technical Advisory Council to provide input on rules and other technical matters.

VIDEO: Courtney Force Preps For Countdown!

Rookie NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force qualified for the Countdown to the Championship in her first attempt. Now, she's ready to claim the championship her father John Force has won 15 times. The Countdown begins this weekend at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.

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