• Top Dragster, Top Sportsman to compete for NHRA national championships in 2015

    MoeNHRA’s Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes will compete for NHRA national championships beginning in 2015. Both season champions will be awarded with NHRA National Champion’s Wally trophies along with National Championship rings and jackets.

    The two classes will be contested at 14 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events across the country, as well as the three NHRA JEGS SPORTSnationals events and at all NHRA Lucas Drag Racing Series divisional events. To earn NHRA National Championships, drivers in both classes will count their best three of their first five national events, and their best five of their first eight divisional events. The JEGS SPORTSnationals events will be counted as national events, with competitors earning national event points. Continue reading  Post ID 402

    The six-second, 200-mph race cars featured in both classes have continued to increase in popularity and participation. The addition of three new events in 2015 will include the Route 66 NHRA Nationals which also plays host to the JEGS Allstars.

    “We’ve seen the two categories grow since 2002 with the introduction of Top Sportsman and 2005 with Top Dragster,” said Josh Peterson, NHRA Vice President of Racing Administration. “Recognizing an NHRA National Champion in Top Sportsman and Top Dragster is the next step as interest by racers, sponsors and fans continues to grow.”

    Class field sizes will not change as a 32-car field will be contested at all national events, including the three JEGS SPORTSnationals, and at Lucas Oil divisional events in divisions 1-5. Divisions 6 and 7 will continue to contest 48-car fields with the final Lucas Oil divisional event of the year held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosting a 64-car field.



  • Qatar Racing Club Terminates Funding for All Al-Anabi Racing North American Operations

    1_5_LangdonBROWNSBURG, Ind. – – The Qatar Racing Club has terminated funding for all motorsports activities in North America. This decision includes the two-car Al-Anabi Racing Team operated by Alan Johnson Racing, the team announced today. The decision was made in the final days of 2014, and team members were notified this morning.

    “We are obviously surprised and disappointed about this completely unexpected turn of events,” Alan Johnson Racing team owner Alan Johnson said. “Our plans for the 2015 NHRA season were nearing completion starting with pre-season testing next week in (West Palm Beach) Florida and the first race of the 2015 NHRA season a month from today in (Pomona) California. Many things are uncertain, and our situation is obviously still evolving. We are currently exploring our options, and we hope to have more news in the near future.” Continue reading  Post ID 395

    The Al-Anabi Racing Team won NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championships in 2010, ’11 and ’13. The team won 42 races in the last six seasons with drivers Larry Dixon, Del Worsham, Shawn Langdon and Khalid alBalooshi. When the team has additional information regarding its future, it will make another announcement; until that time, team members are unable to grant any interview requests.

    Alan Johnson has won 11 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel World Championships with five different drivers: Gary Scelzi, Tony Schumacher, Larry Dixon, Del Worsham and Shawn Langdon; he is a 15-time NHRA champion in various capacities including crew chief, team owner and team manager. For additional information on Alan Johnson Racing, please visit www.alanabiracing.com.



  • Jim Dunn Racing Announces New Driver for 2015

    1_5_HaleJim Dunn Racing announced today that John Hale will drive its Dodge Nitro Funny Car for the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at all 24 events.
    “Our goal is to go out and do the best we can for our sponsors and fans, while making it into the Countdown to the Championship,” said team business manager, Jon Dunn. “We’re looking forward to having John Hale behind the wheel to help us achieve those goals.”

    For Hale, driving for the Dunn family is an opportunity of a lifetime. The Texas native achieved his Nitro Funny Car license in 2013 and competed in several national events in 2013 and 2014. Hale is a two-time Nostalgia Funny Car champion and actively competes on the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage series, where he won the 2011 and 2013 California Hot Rod Reunions. Continue reading  Post ID 399

    “When the Dunns approached me to drive for them in the 2015 season, I knew it was an opportunity I had to take,” Hale said. “The Dunns run a tight, family-based operation, and that’s something I’m really excited to be part of. When I’m at home or on the road with my nostalgia team, we are a family. All I know how to do is race with family.”

    Hale replaces Jeff Arend, who has driven for Jim Dunn Racing in 2013 and 2014.

    “Our decision to put John Hale in the seat was a business decision.” Jon Dunn said. “Jeff is a great driver and friend to our team. We wish him nothing but the best for him.”

    The NHRA Mello Yello season kicks off with the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on February 5th – 8th.

    Fans can follow Jim Dunn Racing at:
    Facebook.com/JimDunnRacing,
    Twitter @JDunnRacing
    Instagram at JimDunnRacing



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