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TOP TEN FINISH FOR SPENCER PIGOT IN HIS FIRST TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

Posted by Mike Cope on Apr 11, 2017 10:35:49 AM

JR Hildebrand Finishes 11th Despite Final-Lap Contact; Suffers Broken Bone In Left Hand

 

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 9, 2017) - Race Notes 

Though neither had driven on Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit in years, both Spencer Pigot and JR Hildebrand showed their...

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MEDICAL UPDATE ON ED CARPENTER RACING DRIVER JR HILDEBRAND

Posted by Mike Cope on Apr 11, 2017 10:32:25 AM

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sunday, April 9, 2017) – Ed Carpenter Racing driver JR Hildebrand suffered a broken bone in his left hand during an incident at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hildebrand was entering the first turn on Lap 85 when his No. 21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet made...

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ED CARPENTER RACING PREPARED TO TAKE ON THE STREETS OF LONG BEACH

Posted by Mike Cope on Apr 5, 2017 2:11:34 PM

 Historic Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach A Season Highlight for ECR Drivers  Hildebrand and Pigot

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PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil driver John Force races to semifinals of NHRA Nationals at Las Vegas

Posted by Mike Cope on Apr 3, 2017 1:28:26 PM

LAS VEGAS (April 2) – John Force raced to the semifinals of Sunday’s NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway but came up short of his second consecutive Funny Car final in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. 

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Monster Energy driver Brittany Force falls in NHRA Nationals quarterfinals in Las Vegas

Posted by Mike Cope on Apr 3, 2017 1:26:07 PM

LAS VEGAS (April 2) – Brittany Force and the Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster won a first-round matchup in Sunday’s NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway before falling to Leah Pritchett in the second round. 

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Rare mistake ends Las Vegas race for Auto Club driver Robert Hight

Posted by Mike Cope on Apr 3, 2017 1:22:54 PM

LAS VEGAS (April 2) – Robert Hight, widely regarded as one of the best Funny Car drivers in the sport, made a rare mistake on the starting line during the NHRA Nationals on Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Courtney Force, Advance Auto Parts team looking for consistency after upset loss in Vegas first round

Posted by Mike Cope on Apr 3, 2017 1:19:33 PM

LAS VEGAS (April 2) – After an upset loss in the first round of the NHRA Nationals on Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Courtney Force huddled with her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS team to figure out a plan of attack moving forward.

Force, the No. 1 qualifier in...

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John Force Racing's 2,500th Funny Car round winanother milestone in team's stellar history

Posted by Mike Cope on Mar 22, 2017 12:41:07 PM

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 21) – John Force’s Funny Car victory Sunday in the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., was memorable for many reasons, including yet another milestone over the team’s 40-year existence in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.After winning all four...
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PEAK Chevy driver John Force takes Gatornationals, gives John Force Racing 2,500th Funny Car round win

Posted by Mike Cope on Mar 20, 2017 1:49:16 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19) – He may have been serenading the tune “Singin’ in the Rain,” but John Force was winning under the Florida sunshine Sunday in a perfectly-tuned PEAK Motor Oil and Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car. The 16-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champion...

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PEAK Chevrolet driver John Force heads to Gainesville seeking 8th Gatornationals wally

Posted by Mike Cope on Mar 15, 2017 3:38:00 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 14) – John Force hopes to relive past success this weekend as he and his PEAK Coolant & Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS team head to the NHRA Gatornationals, the third stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

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