After winning his fifth race of the season in Dallas last Sunday, Tony Schumacher heads for the O’Reilly Mid-South Nationals here this weekend at MemphisMotorsportsPark holding the coveted Top Fuel points lead.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2009
TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2009
World of Outlaws drivers shared their thoughts on the National Open and racing at the storied half-mile against the always tough Pennsylvania Posse.
MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2009
The official opening of Kansas Speedway was in 2001, with the first events being an ARCA race and a NASCAR Camping World Series West race on the same day – June 2.
Highly touted as a pre-season favorite to win the Funny Car championship, many expected to see Robert Hight visit every winner’s circle on the circuit. However, his Auto Club Ford Mustang team encountered one of the worst slumps in recent memory and had a horrible...
Top racers in 11 categories were on hand vying for points leading to divisional and national championships.
The battle for the World of Outlaws title got even closer after the opener of the Team Chevy Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway on Friday night, with Jason Meyers cutting nine more points off of three-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz’s lead and...
SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2009
HIGHT, SCHUMACHER, ANDERSON AND ARANA WIN O’REILLY NHRA SUPER START BATTERIES NHRA FALL NATIONALS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX
Robert Hight, who barely advanced to the Countdown to 1, has now won the first two of the six championship playoff events.
Paulie Harraka led 149 of 150 laps en route to winning the Toyota/Copart 150, while Jason Bowles came away with a fourth-place finish to clinch the 2009 series championship.
Valleyford's Jake Bissett rode into Montana looking to secure a 2009 Legends divsion championship and trailing by six points. The Freeman High School freshman faced long odds and was strong all night.
Johnny Sauter led a race-high 62 laps. He surrendered the lead to pit under caution on Lap 120 to take right-side tires and emerged in fourth behind Matt Crafton, Jason White and Timothy Peters, who all stayed out.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 2009
EDWARDS SCORES MAXIMUM QUALIFYING BONUS POINTS AT O’REILLY SUPER START BATTERIES NHRA FALL NATIONALS
Pro Stock racer Mike Edwards took advantage of NHRA’s new qualifying bonus point system and earned the maximum 12 points during two days of qualifying at the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals presnted by Castrol Syntec.
After passing polesitter Kyle Busch for the lead on Lap 118 at Dover International Speedway, Clint Bowyer led the final 83 laps of the Dover 200 and beat Mike Bliss to the finish line by 1.319 seconds to win his second series race of the...
For Jason Sides it was his second A-Feature win of the season and the fourth of his career with the World of Outlaws.
HIGHT, DIXON, EDWARDS AND KRAWIEC LEAD QUALIFYING AT O’REILLY SUPER START BATTERIES NHRA FALL NATIONALS
Robert Hight, who barely made it into the NHRA Full Throttle Series Countdown to 1, has made the most of his opportunity and followed up his win last weekend in Charlotte, N.C. by leading qualifying at the Texas Motorplex at the second event in the...
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2009
To reach the top of the points standings Corey Juhnke has had to overcome the persistent Dan Garber and the improving Steve Bayne while also taking note of up-and-coming drivers such as Jason O’Neil, Colton Garber, Braeden Havens and Darryl Carrillio.
Cory McClenathan and the Fram Tough Guard Top Fuel team have one victory under their belts, as well as the Countdown to 1 playoffs points lead, following the NHRA Carolina Nationals on last Sunday.
Danny Lasoski is currently sixth in the World of Outlaws championship standings heading into this weekend’s pair of events. He has racked up 38 Top-10 finishes with 21 of those being Top-Fives.
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.