John Force Looking For 1st Texas Win Since The Big Crash, Says Recent Success All Due To Test at Maple Grove

John Force knows that the time to pounce is now. Will the Funny Car legend grab another championship trophy at Pomona next month? That’s not likely. But, he’s hoping he can capitalize on some new found speed and end the season on a high note. Force, is looking to win again in this weekend’s AAA Texas FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, a track at which Force has triumphed seven times, the most of any driver in a NHRA’s professional classes. He also has 11 No. 1 qualifiers, 15 finals appearances and 71…

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Debuting New Car, Force Is Hoping Past Success In Texas Leads To Her Furthering Closing Funny Car Gap

Heading into the Countdown, Courtney Force was sixth in the Funny Car points standings. She had six first or second round defeats in a span of eight events. But, since the playoffs have started, her success has gone up. Force, has stormed up to third in the standings with just three races left. In fact, she has made it to the final round in two of the three countdown races and is looking to close the gap even more this weekend at Texas. But, she’s hoping the little extra motivation…

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Funny Car Championship Likely Between Ron Capps vs. Robert Hight

There’s now just three races left in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series season. The teams head to Texas this weekend, Vegas in two weeks and Pomona in a month. That’s all that’s left in 2017 for the series. With that being said, the Funny Car championship is likely down to a battle between just two drivers now, Ron Capps vs. Robert Hight. Capps, currently leads Hight by just 46 points heading into this weekend’s event, as making up points on these two will be tough to come by…

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Robert Hight Has To Be The Funny Car Favorite For This Weekend’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS – Is there anyone in Funny Car competition right now that has been hotter than Robert Hight? The John Force Racing driver currently sits second in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series points standings, and has had three final round appearances over the last five events. In fact, he’s won two of them in defeating Tommy Johnson Jr. at both Denver and Seattle. On top of that, Hight has two Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals victories in Funny Car action, both in the last nine years (2008, 2013). So, with…

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Ron Capps Hoping for Seattle Repeat, Tommy Johnson Jr. Hoping To Keep Capps Out of Funny Car Victory

Ron Capps first took over the NHRA Funny Car points lead back in late April at Charlotte. He’s never given it back since. Now, he heads to the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, hoping to land in victory circle for a second straight year on Sunday afternoon in Seattle. Capps, earned his first win in the Pacific Northwest last year, which also helped propel him to his first career championship later on in the season too. This…

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