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Racing News: Brian Deegan Earns Trio of Wins in LOORS Rounds 11 and 12


Brian Deegan Steals The Show In LOORS Rounds 11 & 12

Metal Mulisha founder and 2010 Lucas Oil Driver of the Year “The General” Brian Deegan took home three wins over the weekend at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series
and is on target to set an all-time Lucas Oil Off Road record for most
consecutive wins in the Pro Lite Unlimited Class. In Saturday’s Pro Lite
race, Deegan took his third successive win in the class this year,
after taking the lead in the first lap and maintaining his position for
nearly the entire race in his #38 Lucas Oil/Rockstar Energy/Metal
Mulisha/ Ford.

NHRA: Records Fall at Third Stop of Countdown in Reading

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RECORDS FALL AT THIRD STOP OF COUNTDOWN IN READING:
Jason Line raced
to his second win of the Countdown to the Championship in his fourth
consecutive final-round appearance Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA
Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pennsylvania. But the win,
his sixth of the season, may not have been the biggest boost of the
weekend to his already impressive points lead in Pro Stock. It was the
6.477-second run during eliminations that did that. The national
recording-setting pass, the quickest in NHRA Pro Stock history,
shattered the previous record set and gave the driver of the Summit
Racing Pontiac GXP a 20-point bonus at the end of the day. When all was
said and done, Line left Maple Grove Raceway with a 181-point lead over
second-place driver Greg Anderson heading into the final three races of
the season.

Racing News: Lewis Picks Up Sixth Runoffs Gold Medal in Dominating GT-1 Performance

Lewis Picks Up Sixth Runoffs Gold Medal in Dominating GT-1 Performance
Michael Lewis of Poway, California, had his way with the GT-1 field on a wet and rainy Sunday afternoon at Road America on his way to a sixth gold medal at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. Simon Gregg of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, was second and Jim Bradley of Gaston, Indiana, finished third.

NHRA: Massey Moves Into Points Lead While Neff, Line and Krawiec Keep Top Spots After Dallas

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MASSEY MOVES INTO POINTS LEAD WHILE NEFF, LINE AND KRAWIEC KEEP TOP SPOTS AFTER DALLAS:

Top Fuel pilot Spencer Massey had a near-perfect weekend as he returned
to his home state of Texas for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at
Texas Motorplex. With a second consecutive runner-up finish for the
season and the points lead after he knocked off teammate Antron Brown in
the semifinal round, Massey and his Prestone/FRAM dragster left Texas
Motorplex in the exact spot he wanted to be in—the lead.

NHRA: zMAX Winners Ready to Keep Momentum Rolling in Texas

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zMAX WINNERS READY TO KEEP MOMENTUM ROLLING, EVERYONE ELSE LOOKING TO
START THEIR OWN MOMENTUM AS THEY HEAD TO THE LONESTAR STATE:

Starting off the Countdown to the Championship with a victory is great,
but if you want to end the Countdown with the NHRA Full Throttle
championship trophy, you have to keep winning and that’s what Matt
Hagan, (Funny Car) Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock
Motorcycle) plan to do. Conditions were ripe for the picking at zMAX
Dragway where record-setting runs were the norm, but the conditions
won't be the same when the teams roll into Dallas where the forecast is
hot and humid. The game plan will have to be shifted from record-setting
numbers to just going A to B and getting those round wins. As Hagan
proved last weekend, big moves in the point standings are a real
possibility at each of the Countdown races as he jumped from sixth to
second.

Racing News: NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals Rocks the Motor City at Milan Dragway

NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals Rocks the Motor City at Milan Dragway
The NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals rolled into the Motor
City August 26–28 showcasing the best in musclecar performance. The 5th
Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals at Milan Dragway in Milan,
Michigan, saw huge fan attendance as well as strong racer and show car
participation. Detroit-area fans got their moneys worth with great
racing, an incredible display of cars in the show and a 300+ mph jet car
exhibition.

NHRA: Drivers Revved Up for zMax and Start of Countdown to the Championship

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DRIVERS REVVED UP FOR zMAX AND START OF COUNTDOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP:

It’s been a full week since the final drivers clinched their spots in
the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. A full week since
the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series last raced. Now, after a brief
break from racing action, the drivers and crew members will return to
the dragstrip for the start of a three-races-in-three-weeks stretch,
beginning this week at zMAX Dragway with the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA
Nationals. And for those drivers competing in the NHRA Countdown to the
Championship, the time couldn’t come quick enough.

NHRA: Big Wins at Drag Racing's Big Go

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BIG WINNERS AT NHRA DRAG RACING’S BIG GO:
Antron Brown, Mike Neff,
Greg Anderson and Hector Arana Jr. were winners in their respective
categories at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals—the final race of the regular
season before the start of the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the
Championship—the six-race playoffs to determine the world champions.
Brown became the first driver to win the historic event in both Top Fuel
and Pro Stock Motorcycle when he powered his Matco Tools dragster to a
3.813-second run at 321.73 mph. The final-round performance was enough
to get past Del Worsham and secure his fifth win of the season and 30th
of his career.

NHRA: Drivers Hoping to Make Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship

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MAC TOOLS U.S. NATIONALS IS LAST CHANCE FOR DRIVERS HOPING TO MAKE THE FULL THROTTLE COUNTDOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP: Funny
Car driver Bob Tasca knows what type of Labor Day weekend he’ll be
having. While many people may spend their last long weekend of summer
relaxing by the pool, the New England native will spend his days
counting points and crossing fingers as the NHRA Full Throttle Drag
Racing Series returns to historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for
the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. It’s the final race
of the regular season and the place where drivers will have one more
shot at locking in a spot in the top 10 point standings before the start
of the Countdown to the Championship—NHRA’s six-race playoffs to
determine the world champions. Tasca sits in the 10th and last spot in
the Funny Car points but has yet to secure his spot in the Countdown.
With 11th-place driver Johnny Gray just 62 points behind, or just a
little more than three round-wins, Tasca knows just how important his
approach to Indy will be.

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