Quickest Force in Top Fuel History at Mile High

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Brittany Force broke the track record at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver, CO over the weekend after the 35-year old posted the quickest ET in Top Fuel history at the legendary track. Force nailed a run with a 3.717-second pass at 326.00 mph to score her third Number One qualifier of the year and her 23rd overall at the Dodge/SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Thunder on the Mountain. Force had just set Low ET at the previous NHRA event with a 3.696-second elapsed time at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, OH. It was the second final round of the 2021 season and 25th of Force’s career at Summit Motorsports Park. Second Woman to Win Top Fuel World Title Born in Yorba Linda, California, Brittany is the daughter of Funny Car legend John Force and the sister of retired...

July 20, 2021
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Gonzalez Wins E3 Pro Mod at Mile High Nationals

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The E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service made its first-ever appearance at Thunder on the Mountain outside Denver in the fifth event of its 2021 NHRA season. Year after year, Bandimere Speedway hosts one of the National Hot Rod Association's most thrilling races of that season. With driver’s having to squeeze every ounce of power out of the motors at an elevation that is more than a mile high, the altitude affects everything in a very unique way. Generally speaking, an engine loses three percent (3%) of its rated power for every 1,000 feet of altitude gained, which has crews scrambling to find the right engine tuning and aerodynamics to deliver the most horsepower to the track with over a 15% deficit. Everyone expected the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod...

July 19, 2021
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Pro Mod Rookie Takes a Tumble at Thunder on the Mountain

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Mile-high racing at Thunder on the Mountain was going to be a whole new experience when the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Racing Series presented by J&A Service rolled into Bandimere Speedway just outside Denver. Located at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, the premier track opened its gates in 1958. Since that opening day, the quarter-mile dragstrip has been a fan favorite; and each year proudly hosts the NHRA’s Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals. To add to the excitement of coming to a new track, racing at altitude can be tricky. When it comes to adjusting for engine power and aerodynamics, this can leave the most seasoned crews and veteran drivers struggling to find the right setup. The final qualifying session for racers in the E3 Pro Mod Series featured a lot of drama as defending...

July 18, 2021
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Tasca Goes 171 MPH in Fully Electric Ford Cobra Jet

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Longtime driver of Ford Mustang Cobra Jet race cars Bob Tasca III (pictured in NHRA Funny Car action) just made another pass that was one for the record books. This time Tasca’s record setting run would be in a Ford Electric Cobra Jet at 8.12-second ET at 171.97 mph. The veteran nitro funny car driver was a shoo-in for the job and was quick to slip behind the wheel of the all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400-horsepower e-drag car at NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals yesterday crushing the 8.27 seconds at 168 mph he recorded in September of last year. The name of Ford’s all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 drag car may be somewhat misleading since it’s throwing 1500+ horsepower to the rear wheels. Ford Motor Company says that’s the equivalent to three 2021...

June 28, 2021
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Norwalk Hosts Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

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Norwalk is a small city in northern Ohio that is filled with drag racing fans. As a longtime host of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, the city sits at the center of the Firelands, a subregion of the Connecticut Western Reserve and a colony founded by fire sufferers after many east coast cities were destroyed by fire during the Revolutionary War. Summit Motorsports Park (originally Norwalk Raceway) has hosted the National Hot Rod Association’s NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series for the past fourteen years. Prior to the pandemic, the annual event was regularly held on the July 4th weekend. Nonetheless, the same patriotic spirit filled the streets again this year, as the all-American downtown greeted race teams, drivers, and race fans who were eager to return to the...

June 28, 2021
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John Force wins NHRA's 900th Funny Car Event

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New England Dragway in Epping NH is one of the throwback pieces of pavement that competitors and National Hot Rod Association fans look forward to each season on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. However, in the year following the global pandemic, many of NHRA’s lesser funded drivers skipped the long trek to the Northeast to save team resources. Nonetheless, when Friday’s qualifying round kicked off for competitors in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock, fans were thrilled to see crews scrambling to take full advantage of the atmospheric conditions on the legendary New Hampshire surface that made putting the power to the ground tricky proposition at best. This year with an enthusiastic crowd back in the stands at Epping, the best drivers and drag racing teams in the...

June 14, 2021
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Capps Falls to Hight in Funny Car at NHRA SpringNationals

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After the rains hit at Houston Raceway Park on Sunday, officials had to postpone the remainder of the eliminations for the 34th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil. The inclement weather soaked the track midway through the first round of Top Fuel eliminations before drivers in Nitro Funny Car and Pro Stock could take to the track for their initial runs. Monday was a delightful day with temperatures in the mid-70s, but a lot of Texas sunshine pushed track temperatures to nearly 110 degrees. That’s when things got really tricky for both the drivers and the teams. The somewhat green racetrack didn’t want to provide consistent traction, which left most drivers steering right then left while punching the throttle between lifting off the gas. For...

May 25, 2021
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alBalooshi Goes 254 mph; Stevie Fast Takes E3 Pro Mod Win

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In E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series action at NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, points leader Justin Bond earned his second Number One qualifying position in his last three races. Bond posted a run of 5.631 ET at 253.75 mph in his ProCharger-powered Bahrain 1 Racing Camaro on Friday and the time held up. Khalid alBalooshi qualified second overall in Pro Mod with a 5.658 ET at 253.61 mph and set the fastest speed of the event in Round One at 254.57 mph. Jose Gonzalez, the Pro Mod winner at the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in the season opener, placed third in qualifying after going 5.678 at 252.80. After leaving the tree late with a .119 reaction time, veteran pro mod driver Jose Gonzalez got into a whole lot of trouble during first round eliminations....

May 17, 2021
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The GOAT Wins NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

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If anyone was doubting the comeback efforts of John Force Racing in 2021, Saturday’s qualifying round for the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals put an end to any speculation of demise. For just the second time in NHRA history, a father and daughter duo will start a NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series national event as the Number One qualifier in Nitro Funny Car and Nitro Top Fuel. Two years ago, John Force (the Greatest of All Time) and his daughter, former NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force, achieved the same qualifying magic at Houston for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring Nationals. After two strong runs on Saturday, the 72-year old Force, who was the first Funny Car four-wide winner at Charlotte, posted a 3.902 ET at 330.55 mph in his PEAK/Blue DEF Platinum...

May 17, 2021
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Bubba Wallace Experiences Nitro Tears to Win Toyota 4 Wide

Bubba Wallace Experiences Nitro Tears to Win Toyota 4 Wide Image

Toyota Racing sponsored a crossover event on Thursday that combined two NASCAR Cup drivers with a pair of NHRA drivers to compete in a heads-up drag race at zMax Dragway in conjunction with NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals outside Charlotte, NC. Kalitta Motorsports’ DHL Toyota Top Fuel pro Shawn Langdon and DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car champion J.R. Todd joined Bubba Wallace, driver of #23XI DoorDash Toyota Camry, and Daniel Hemric driver of #18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra for a four-wide race in stock production Toyota Supras. Following an action-packed day of NHRA Drag Racing behind the scenes, the foursome competed in a winner take all 4-wide event with Bubba Wallace claiming the win. With teams preparing for the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Kalitta Motorsports...

May 16, 2021
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