Archive for April 2011
John Force powered his Castrol High Mileage Ford Mustang to a 4.097 second run at 310.27 mph to lead the category. If his performance holds during Saturday’s final two qualifying sessions, Force will earn his third consecutive No. 1 effort of the season and inch closer to Pro Stock great Warren Johnson’s all-time NHRA No. 1 qualifying record of 138.
Erica Enders, 27, who is one of only five women to ever compete in the Pro Stock category since it was introduced by NHRA in 1970, is in position to become the first female winner in the 200-mph category. She remains the only female driver to ever reach a final round in NHRA Pro Stock – what many motorsports journalists have called the most tightly-packed competitive form of auto racing – by posting runner-up finishes in Gainesville (2006) and Chicago (2005).
The victory was Edwards’ second of the season and 31st of his career—tying him for fourth all time with NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Jack Ingram.
Victory moves Las Vegas native to fourth place in career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories in only his 88th start.
Del Worsham, Jack Beckman and Greg Anderson all won in their respective division's during Sunday's final round action at zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC.
With a push from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson surged past Clint Bowyer about six inches from the finish line. The finish tied Ricky Craven’s victory over Kurt Busch at Darlington in 2003 for the closest since the introduction of electronic timing and scoring in 1993.
It was a battle that came down to the final laps with six drivers having a shot at victory on the tricky All-America Speedway one-third mile. When the checkered flag flew Jason Fensler scored his second career victory an left the sell-out crowd stunned with the side-by-side racing.
Kyle Busch got the win on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the race seven laps past its scheduled distance at the 2.66-mile track. Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Joey Logano, had just pushed Busch to the lead when Wallace’s wreck brought out the record 11th caution of the race.
The victory was Kenseth’s second at Texas and the 19th of his NASCAR SprintCup career. Kenseth’s Roush Fenway Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle came home third and fourth, respectively.
Kyle Busch, who was gunning for his third consecutive win and fourth of the season, was chasing Carl Edwards for the lead on Lap 88 of 200 when the No. 52 Chevrolet of Tim Schendel blew a tire and slid up into Busch’s path. With no room to maneuver and no time to react, Busch slammed into the back of Schendel’s car, knocking Busch’s No. 18 Toyota out of the race.
Robert Hight scored his second NHRA national event victory of the season at Sunday's SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, NV. Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Antron Brown (Top Fuel) also were winner's in their respective divisions.
Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the lead on Lap 497 of 500 and pulled away to win the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 Sprint Cup race Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Earnhardt ran second, extending his winless streak to 99 races.
With the white flag on the horizon Johnny Sauter turned up the heat on Kyle Busch and made a daring pass stick en route to victory at Martinsville Speedway in the running of the Kroger 250 on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
John Force claimed his first top qualifying honor of the season with a 4.136-sec. pass at 309.27 mph as the NHRA heads into today's final round of the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Larry Dixon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also closed out qualifying with atop their respective divisions.
Jason Sides makes late race pass for victory at California's Calistoga Speedway. Craig Dollansky slowed coming to the checkered flag and that was the opening Sides needed for his second victory of the season.
Larry Dixon, who claimed one of his 12 season victories at Las Vegas last year by defeating Cory McClenathan in the final round, posted a 3.904-second run at 312.78 mph in his Al-Anabi Racing dragster to lead the qualifying order in the 7,000-horsepower category.
Sammy Swindell added to his many accomplishments on the World of Outlaws circuit as he picked up the inaugural win at Merced Speedway.