Saturday, July 20, 2013

7/20/13 Drag Racing News

Drag racing: Khalid Al Balooshi hungry for more on Western Swing
The National
Khalid Al Balooshi is looking to build on his second career Top Fuel drag racing victory as the season enters its annual Western Swing - three races on consecutive weekends: Denver, Colorado; Sonoma, California; Seattle, Washington. The Emirati's win ...
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NHRA Division 7 Drag Racing continues in Sonoma this weekend
Napa Valley Register
The event is the fifth of seven slated for the NHRA's Pacific Division and will feature drag racing in nine categories. Competitors will battle for points leading to divisional and national championships, as well as a share of the year-end purse of ...
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Traxxas Nitro Shootout fields nearly full
As the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series prepares to start the famed Western Swing, only one spot remains open for the eight-car field in the 2013 NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout in Funny Car. All seven positions in the Top Fuel field have been filled ...
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Abandoned Airstrip Used For Drag Racing, Taken Back By Crashing Plane
Hot Rod Magazine (blog)
Back in1983 an Air Canada 767-233 with 61 pasengers crash-landed onto a dragstrip at the former Royal Canadian Air Force base in Gimli, Manitoba. The base had been decommissioned and turned into a racing park called Gimli Motorsports Park. A sports ...
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Shawn Langdon runs out front in competitive NHRA Top Fuel division
If you think Top Fuel dragster pilot Shawn Langdon is nervous to be leading drag racing's premierleading drag racing's premier category at the Mello Yello NHRA Series season's midpoint, think again. "Nervous?" Langdon asked with a chuckle. "When I was ...
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