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2014 NHRA: NHRA Newsmakers: April 2, 2014
Posted by: newsla on Apr 03, 2014 - 06:14 AM
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2014 NHRA: NHRA Newsmakers: April 2, 2014


NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS, A SPECTACLE LIKE NO OTHER: Without question, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, now in its fifth year, presents one of the most powerful sights and sounds on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit. It marks the fifth of 24 events during the 2014 season and takes place April 11-13 at zMAX Dragway, Bruton Smith’s famed “Bellagio of Drag Strips.” The world’s top racers will once again try to stay out in front at the one-of-a-kind thrill show where cars race four-wide at the world’s only four-lane, all-concrete drag strip. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (PSM) were last year’s winners of the event that will once again be televised on ESPN2. For more on this story visit www.NHRA.com.

 

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ASHLEY FORCE HOOD RENEWS FUNNY CAR LICENSE: Showing absolutely no signs of rust after more than three years out of the cockpit, Ashley Force Hood made runs of 4.11, 4.04 and 4.01 at a top speed on the final run of 322 mph in sister Courtney’s Traxxas Mustang during Monday testing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Force Hood, who had not wheeled a Funny Car since the 2010 Auto Club NHRA Finals, was renewing her license. She rattled off a trouble-free first pass of 4.11, shutting off a bit early to a 292-mph speed. “The run was really smooth,” she said. “Everything went better than I was expecting actually. It was nice, but it was nerve-racking. I feel like I have added five years to my life." For more on this story visit www.NHRA.com.

WOMEN RACE TO VICTORIES AT LAS VEGAS: Girl power reigned supreme when Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) raced to victories March 28 at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) also was a winner at the fourth event on the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.It was the second time that two female drivers have earned victories at the same NHRA event. In 2012, Courtney Force and Enders-Stevens made history as the first pair of females to win the same race at Pacific Raceways in Seattle. Meanwhile, Schumacher ended a 15-race winless drought by claiming his 73rd career victory. For more on this story visit www.NHRA.com.

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