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NHRA: Brown, Force, Enders-Stevens, Hines Win in Ohio

BROWN, FORCE, ENDERS-STEVENS, HINES WIN IN OHIO: In a side-by-side final-round duel with longtime rival Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force picked up his 140th career win last Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in Norwalk. In the championship round, Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a performance of 4.113 seconds at 317.27 mph while Capps had a run of 4.135 at 305.56 in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger. Force, the reigning Funny Car world champion, earned his first-ever win at Norwalk and second of the 2014 season.

Movers & Shakers: Royal Purple Announces Fourth Annual Show It Off at SEMA Contest; Power Automedia Announces Launch of “Revved”

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Royal Purple, Power Automedia, BOLT Lock and more.

Racing News: Tanner Foust Wins World RX of Finland

On the same weekend, FOX athletes took multiple class wins and the overall victory in Baja, were triumphant at a short-course rock race in California and swept the podium at Australia’s biggest desert race—the Finke.

NHRA: Hagan, Brown, Nobile, Arana Jr. Race to Wins in Chicago

HAGAN, BROWN, NOBILE, ARANA JR. RACE TO WINS IN CHICAGO: Matt Hagan ended an 11-race winless streak in Funny Car with a victory last Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Route 66 Raceway.

Movers & Shakers: Rockland Boulders Hosts Collector Car Appreciation Day Event at Provident Bank Park

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Motovicity, Rockland Boulders, Stacey David's "GearZ," Performance Industry Publishing and Enerpulse Technologies.

Racing News: Patrik Sandell Wins Red Bull Global Rallycross

Patrik Sandell from the Olsbergs MSE team scored the win in the Kobalt Tools Ford Fiesta ST last weekend at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Through two days of tough heat racing, Sandell never finished lower than second to bypass the Last Chance Qualifier and advance directly to the Final, where he had a front-row starting position. The Kobalt Tools driver held the lead position for all 10 laps to the checkered flag. Sandell is now tied for third in the championship standings.

NHRA: Schumacher, Capps, Connolly and Smith Win in Epping

Ron Capps raced to his first victory of the season in Funny Car Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals. Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Angie Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway. Capps drove his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger to the win over Alexis DeJoria with a 4.095-second run at 315.19 mph to claim the 41st victory of his career.

Movers & Shakers: Roadwire Expands Into New World Headquarters; Royal Purple to Appear in New "Transformers" Movie

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Roadwire, Royal Purple and Ingersoll Rand.
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