2016 NHRA: NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Teleconference
The following are excerpts from a teleconference featuring NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series guests Courtney Force (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel).
2016 NHRA: K&N Filters Extends Sponsorship Of K&N Horsepower Challenge Through 2018
NHRA officials announced today that K&N Engineering Inc. has signed a multiyear agreement to extend the company’s sponsorship of the K&N Horsepower Challenge. The K&N Horsepower Challenge is the longest running specialty event in the NHRA.
2016 NHRA: Drag Racing Legend Shirley Muldowney Diagnosed With Lung Cancer, Will Undergo Surgery Wednesday In Charlotte
Drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney has been diagnosed with lung cancer and will undergo surgery at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in downtown Charlotte early Wednesday morning to remove her right lung, where a Stage II tumor has grown. Renowned thoracic and cardiac surgeon Dr. Harold Howe will lead the team performing the five-hour-long procedure.
2016 NHRA: Red-Hot Troy Coughlin Jr. Leads Team JEGS Into Historic JEGS Sportsnationals
After bagging a runner-up finish and semifinal result in Division 3 action this past weekend in Norwalk, Ohio, Troy Coughlin Jr. heads south to historic Beech Bend Raceway Park for the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals presented by Quick Fuel Technology, the most prestigious Sportsman drag race on the NHRA schedule.
The 13th time was a charm for Jason Line. Line, who had not reached the final round or qualified No. 1 at the National Hot Rod Association Kansas Nationals in his 12 previous starts, defeated KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson to win the Pro Stock class at Heartland Park Topeka.
2016 NHRA: Runner-Up Finish Caps Troy Coughlin Jr's Huge Weekend In Home State Of Ohio
Reigning Pro Mod Rookie of the Year Troy Coughlin Jr. proved his return to the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series was the right one with an epic weekend of drag racing at the Budweiser Cavalcade of Stars. Racing alongside his uncle Mike Coughlin, Troy Jr. recorded a runner-up and a semifinal finish in the two Division 3 Super Comp races contested.
2016 NHRA: Third Consecutive Semifinal Appearance Leaves Allen Johnson Wanting More
Allen Johnson made it to the semifinals for the third consecutive race this weekend at the 28th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals in his Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart. After qualifying in the No. 7 spot, Allen Johnson took out Aaron Strong and Bo Butner on his way to the semifinals.
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