The NHRA has released its 2010 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule and to this point Spokane County Raceway is not shown as a stop for the Northwest swing.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2009
Jac Haudenschild finished the season ninth in World of Outlaws point standings on the strength of 31 Top-10 finishes with 14 of those being Top-Fives, with the Carnahan Motorsports team for whom drove finishing eighth in car owner points.
MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2009
The most dominant driver of this decade won a record fourth consecutive championship Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he raced hard to finish fifth when 25th place would have gotten the job done.
Denny Hamlin’s fourth victory of the season was his second in the Chase. Surging into the lead after a restart on Lap 222 of 267, Hamlin crossed the stripe 2.632 seconds ahead of Jeff Burton, who posted his second straight runner-up finish and his fourth...
SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009
After capping off his fourth consecutive championship season, Jimmie Johnson has put his Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet team in an echelon that includes few others.
Two laps after a restart on Lap 163, after pitting for new tires, Kyle Busch passed Carl Edwards for the lead and held it the rest of the way, despite a caution for Jason Leffler's contact with the wall on Lap 184.
SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2009
Steve David captures driver's championship and with it retains the legendary U-1 status of his hydroplane heading into 2010.
The native of Butler, Pennsylvania visited countless tracks for the first time and gained priceless experience each and every time he and his team rolled through the pit gate. After the nearly 10-month and 70-race season he was awarded the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the...
The victory was Harvick's second in a row, his third in six starts this year and the sixth of his career. Matt Crafton finished second and Colin Braun third, as both drivers also passed Peters, who ran fourth, on the final two-lap dash.
FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2009
Jimmie Johnson, following his seventh victory of the 2009 season at Phoenix International Raceway, carries a 108-point lead into Sunday’s Ford 400 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The lead isn’t insurmountable as Mark Martin still can deny Johnson a record fourth consecutive championship — but...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2009
With the 2010 season kicking off in just over 12 weeks the drivers and teams of the NHRA Full Throttle Series will have little time to enjoy their recently completed season.
Northwest I-5 DIRTcar Late Model Tour Champ Jeremy Shank Looks For Final ’09 Flourish At Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Reigning Northwest I-5 DIRTcar Late Model Tour champion, Jeremy Shank, would love to cap his career year with a high-profile victory during the inaugural Silver State DIRTcar Championships this weekend (Nov. 20-21) at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Although Kyle Busch was unable to secure his first NASCAR national-series championship last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway — despite a 272-point advantage going in — how he didn’t clinch was a microcosm of his season, arguably one of the greatest in series history.
This fourth title breaks his tie of three with friend and former competitor Jack Sprague. Sprague is the 1997, 1999 and 2001 series champion. Hornaday’s three previous titles came in 1996, 1998 and 2007.
Craig Dollansky was victorious for the first time in 2009 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York in late July and followed that up with a victory in the opener of the inaugural Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Missouri and also triumphed at River...
SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2009
The win capped an intense week – and year – between rivals Tony Schumacher and Larry Dixon as Schumacher had to completely rebuild his team this past offseason after former crew chief Alan Johnson left to form his own team with Sheikh Khalid bin Hamed...
A week after teasing his Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors with a 38th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway—his worst of the season—Jimmie Johnson regained control of his championship quest.
After Larry Dixon took the points lead with the quickest pass in the third qualifying session, Tony Schumacher stole it back in the fourth session with the second-quickest pass in Top Fuel history, a 3.772 second run at 320.58 mph, to take a two-point lead...
Carl Edwards won Saturday's Able Body Labor 200 to postpone Kyle Busch's formal NASCAR Nationwide Series championship clinching party for one week.
SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2009
Tony Schumacher and the U.S. Army team entered the day with a two-point lead, but he lost traction on Friday's qualifying run, opening the door for Dixon and the Al-Anabi team which will now enter Saturday’s final day of qualifying with a one-point lead over...
Ron Hornaday broke a tie for most series championships with his close friend Jack Sprague, who is not active in the series this year. And even at 51, Hornaday is confident he can add to his championship total.
FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2009
Joey Saldana capped of the best season of his World of Outlaws career last Saturday night by scoring his 20th A-Feature win and 21st overall victory. He was triumphant in two of the three World of Outlaws events at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor...
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2009
Darrah joins KKR teammates Brad Sweet and Joey Saldana. Sweet is currently battling for the USAC Mopar Midget National Championship, 14 points shy of first in the driver standings. Saldana, who drives the No. 9 Budweiser / CURB Records sprint car, won a series-leading 20...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.