NHRA Drag RacingNearly two years ago, NHRA promised its legion of fans in the New England states that it would soon bring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series – the fastest, most exciting form of motorsports on the planet – to that region of the country.

Today, NHRA made it official by announcing the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will visit New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., for the inaugural NHRA New England Nationals, June 20-23, 2013. The announcement marks a process that began more than a decade ago when NHRA decided it wanted to stage an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event in this region of the country. NHRA enjoys the most geographically diverse schedule of any of the major motorsports and the addition of New England only reinforces that position.
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NHRA Drag RacingJack Beckman raced to his first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Dollar General NHRA Summernationals at Heartland Park Topeka.

David Grubnic (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.

Beckman used a quicker reaction time to defeat teammate Ron Capps in the final round with a performance of 4.158 seconds at 303.09 mph in his Valvoline/NextGen Dodge Charger. Capps’ NAPA Auto Parts Charger posted a quicker, but losing performance of 4.107 at 304.39.

Following the Las Vegas event in early April, Beckman and Capps switched cars and crews within their Don Schumacher Racing organization. Since then Capps has been to four consecutive finals and Beckman has struggled a bit, posting one DNQ, a first round loss and two second round losses.
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Road & Track Presents — Its a battle of American muscle when the Chevy Corvette ZR1 battles it out on the track against the explosively quick C6.R in part 4 of The Ultimate GT Showdown. Hosted by IndyCar driver and commentator Sam Posey, and includes on-track driving by Jan Magnussen.

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Brown Posts Rare First-Round Elimination at Southern Nationals

U.S. Army NHRA Top Fuel driver Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher has heard the line many times from the Army Strong Soldiers he interacts with every race weekend – never accept defeat.

Hence, after dropping his fourth final-round loss of the season to Steve Torrence in the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, Schumacher will hold to form and once again take the advice to heart.
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