NHRA Full Throttle Championship results.
EXTREME SPORT: Travis Pastrana, a multiple X Games gold medal
winner and former Rally America champion, will try his hand at NASCAR
next year when he enters up to seven NASCAR Nationwide Series events
for Pastrana-Waltrip Racing.
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS! HAGAN AND FORCE BATTLE FOR THE WORLD TITLE AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS:
After 22 races and more than 330 rounds of racing; after traveling all
across the country, from the West Coast to the East Coast and back
again over the span of nine months; after picking up national records
and round wins by hundredths of a second, the NHRA Full Throttle Funny
Car world championship comes down to this: Matt Hagan vs. John Force at
the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Youth vs.
Experience. DSR vs. JFR. The Country Boy vs. the Truck Driver. And
there’s only 37 points separating the two.
POSSIBLE RETURN: General Motors is set to return to the IZOD
IndyCar Series in 2012, according to a report by Autoextremeist.com’s
Peter De Lorenzo. IndyCar officials have neither confirmed nor denied
TOP TWO DRIVERS IN EACH CLASS DISCUSS FINAL TWO STOPS ON NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SCHEDULE:
The culmination of another impressive season is upon us as the NHRA
Full Throttle Drag Racing Series heads into its final two races of the
season, beginning this weekend with the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The
Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After 21 races in nine months, the
battle for the world championship has come down to less than 100 points
separating the first and second place drivers in each of the four
A LITTLE EARLY: Kasey Kahne was given his release from Richard
Petty Motorsports last week, allowing him to join his 2011 race team,
Team Red Bull, last weekend at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway.
TWO TO GO! COMPETITION GETS TIGHT AS COUNTDOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP APPROACHES ITS FINAL TWO RACES:
With 21 races already in the record books for 2010, the competition
couldn’t be tighter heading into the final two races of the NHRA Full
Throttle Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. In all four
classes, the top two drivers in the point standings are within striking
distance of each other, with less than 100 points separating each
driver. In Top Fuel, points leader Larry Dixon has been strong all year
long, posting a perfect final-round record of 12 wins in 12
appearances, and tallying up an impressive eight No. 1 qualifiers for
the year. But second-place driver Cory McClenathan has stayed hot on
his trail and currently sits just 89 points out of the lead heading
into the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals next weekend.
DIXON STRENGTHENS POINTS LEAD WITH 12TH WIN OF SEASON; PEDREGON NABS SECOND WIN OF SEASON IN READING:
Top Fuel points leader Larry Dixon picked up his 12th win in 12
final-round appearances Sunday in high fashion, winning a pedal-fest
final round against second-place in the point standings Cory
McClenathan at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in
Reading, Pennsylvania. After smoking the tires early in the run, Dixon
was able to get back on the throttle of his Al-Anabi Racing dragster
and drive past McClenathan to secure only his second win at Maple Grove
and strengthen his points lead to 89 over the field.
SECURED: With Tony Stewart’s victory Sunday at Auto Club
Speedway in California, Chevrolet clinched its 34th manufacturers
championship in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition.