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Tony Schumacher wins NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Jun. 17, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tony Schumacher raced to his first Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday in the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Schumacher had a 3.946-second run at 313.58 mph to edge Mike Salinas in the final round, the 150th final of Schumacher's career. He has six career victories at...

Courtney Force tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying

Jun. 16, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Courtney Force topped Funny Car qualifying for the fifth time in the last six events and the seventh time this season Saturday at the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Force had a 3.993-second pass at 325.92 mph in a Chevy Camaro on Friday during her second qualifying run....

Courtney Force enjoying best stretch of Funny Car career

Jun. 15, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

Courtney Force has had a whirlwind few weeks, spending time in Nashville as a presenter at the CMT Music Awards, watching her husband Graham Rahal finish 10th at the Indianapolis 500 and squeezing in sponsor events in places like Chicago and Florida. And that's on top of putting together the most dominant stretch...

NHRA: Courtney Force fastest _ again _ at Thunder Valley

Jun. 15, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Courtney Force outran the Funny Car again Friday on the first day of qualifying for the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Force had a 3.993-second pass at 325.92 mph during her second qualifying run. The points leader has four victories this season and has led qualifying...

NHRA: Courtney Force beats father John in Virginia

Jun. 10, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Courtney Force beat father John Force on Sunday in the Virginia NHRA Nationals for her fourth Funny Car victory of the season. Courtney edged her 69-year-old dad with a 4.039-second pass at 321.96 mph at Virginia Motorsports Park. "It was really exciting for us to be part of an...

Courtney Force takes No. 1 qualifier in Virginia

Jun. 9, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Courtney Force took her sixth No. 1 qualifier of the year and fourth in the past five events Saturday in the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Force had a 3.983-second pass at 323.35 mph during her second qualifying run Friday in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag...

Courtney Force leads Funny Car qualifying in Virginia

Jun. 8, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Courtney Force led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Force had a 3.983-second pass at 323.35 mph during her second qualifying run of the day in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series' first visit to the track since...

Millican gets second straight Top Fuel win at NHRA in Joliet

Jun. 3, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Clay Millican beat Leah Pritchett to earn his second consecutive win in Top Fuel at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway on Sunday. Millican got past Pritchett with a winning pass of 3.894 seconds at 289.32 mph in the final round. It was Millican's second victory of the...

Torrence sets track records at NHRA qualifying in Joliet

Jun. 2, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Steve Torrence earned the top spot in Top Fuel after the second day of qualifying Saturday for the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Torrence set track records with a run of 3.677 seconds at 333.58 mph on Friday night, and held on to the No. 1 position for the first time...

Torrence sets track records at NHRA qualifying in Joliet

Jun. 2, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Steve Torrence topped Top Fuel qualifying Friday night in the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Ravceway. Torrence set track records with a run of 3.677 seconds at 333.58 mph in the final run of the night. Though he has a class-leading three wins this season, the Top Fuel points...