Category archives for: NHRA

Schumacher Ready For Route 66 Return

Tony Schumacher, fresh off a victory in New Hampshire, hopes to have similar success at Route 66 Raceway in Illinois this weekend. (NHRA Photo)

Tony Schumacher realizes the days of winning 15 Top Fuel races in an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season may be over. But victories like the one a year ago at Route 66 Raceway and this past Sunday in Epping, N.H., make winning just as gratifying for the seven-time world champion.

NHRA: Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals

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Top Fuel: Tony Schumacher
Funny Car: Ron Capps
Pro Stock: Dave Connolly

Capps Ends Lengthy Funny Car Drought

Ron Capps scored his first NHRA Funny Car triumph of the season Sunday at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H. (Harry Cella Photo)

Ron Capps raced to his first victory of the season in Funny Car Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals.

Yates Out As McGaha’s Crew Chief

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NHRA Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha and Jim Yates, who started the season as his crew chief, have parted ways effective immediately.

Brown Tops The Charts In New England

Matco Tools has signed a multi-year contract extension to continue as sponsor of Antron Brown in the NHRA Top Fuel division until 2017. (Harry Cella Photo)

Antron Brown will lead the Top Fuel category from the No. 1 qualifying position in Sunday’s eliminations at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals.

Hight Blisters New England Asphalt

Robert Hight topped the NHRA Funny Car class during qualifying at New England Dragway Friday afternoon. (Harry Cella Photo)

Robert Hight raced to the first three-second Funny Car run in New England Dragway history during Friday qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals.

PHOTOS: NHRA At Bristol Dragway

Jonathan Gray (near lane) and Jason Line during NHRA Pro Stock competition Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. (Mike Gbur Photo)

Here are images from Sunday’s NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event held at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway.

PHOTOS: National Hot Rod Reunion

Steve Crook (near lane) launches off the line against Ted Turley Jr. (far lane) during the Holley National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway Park. (Mark Schmidt Photo)

Enjoys photos from the Holley National Hot Rod Reunion held June 12-14 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.

New England Could Be Tasca’s Charm

Bob Tasca is hoping to score his first NHRA Funny Car victory of the year this weekend at New England Dragway. (NHRA Photo)

If Bob Tasca knows a turnaround is coming, and the Funny Car driver is confident one is, having that turnaround begin to take shape at his home track might be the ideal way to make a resounding resurgence.

Brittany Force Takes Confidence To N.H.

Brittany Force led the NHRA Top Fuel field during qualifying at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway last weekend. (Mike Gbur Photo)

Making her second trip to New England Dragway, Top Fuel driver Brittany Force will have an entirely different look and mindset heading into the 2014 Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals, which takes place this weekend at the historic track located just north of the Boston metro area.


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