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Neither rain nor Donny Schatz could keep Shane Stewart down on Saturday night as the Larson Marks Racing driver scored the biggest victory of his career, winning the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Click to read the full story…

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What appeared to be the moment of doom for Juan Pablo Montoya wasn't so bad after all. And what appeared to be a season of gloom for Honda driver Ryan Hunter-Reay ended in Victory Lane in a place that he knows all so well. Click to read the full story…

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Brady Short ended a more than four-year winless streak in the AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series by closing Indiana Sprint Week with the victory in Saturday's 30-lap feature at Tri-State Speedway, while Robert Ballou charged from 10th to finish fourth to clinch his first Sprint Week title. Click to read the full story…

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Scott Bloomquist held off a late-race charge from Jimmy Owens to win the fifth annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway on Saturday night. Click to read the full story…

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Denny Hamlin had trouble keeping his car on the bottom of the track in Saturday's Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It caused him to spin early on, but it ended up helping him drive to victory. Click to read the full story…

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Kyle Busch continued his march towards the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by winning Sunday's 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Click to read the full story…

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Chaz Davies was unbeatable on Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as he swept both World Superbike events at the California road course. Click to read the full story…

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Discount tickets for the July 24 Sioux Chief PowerPEX ARCA 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway (LOR) are selling at a brisk pace, and for good reason. Click to read the full story…

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Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo will make his Race Of Champions debut in London on Nov. 20-21, partnering with motorcycle racing legend Mick Doohan as Team Australia at the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - the home of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Click to read the full story…

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Brandon Waelti scored a popular hometown victory winning the second annual Norm Nelson Classic 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway. Click to read the full story…

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SONOMA, Calif. (July 28, 2015) – Sonoma Raceway will host the 28th NHRA Sonoma Nationals this weekend, July 31-Aug. 2.  Below are some notes of interest in advance of this weekend’s NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event:


•  Doug Kalitta is one of two NHRA drivers to three-peat in Sonoma. Kalitta did it from 1998-2000 in Top Fuel, and John Force from 1990-92 in Funny Car.  Kalitta has five total Sonoma victories, most recently in 2005.


•  John Force holds the record for most NHRA career victories in Sonoma, with seven in the Funny Car class (1990-92, 1994, 2000, 2002 and 2007).


•  Shawn Langdon holds the current Top Fuel elapsed time record in Sonoma at 3.743 seconds (2013), while Spencer Massey set the track Top Fuel speed record at 328.62 in 2012. Matt Hagan set both the elapsed time and speed track records in Funny Car in 2013 (3.986 seconds, 320.51 mph).


•  Ron Capps, a four-time Sonoma Funny Car Champion (1997, 2010, ‘11 and ‘13), will be inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame during pre-event ceremonies on Sunday, Aug. 2.


•  Courtney Force became the winningest female NHRA Funny Car driver with her victory in Sonoma last year. She bested dad, John Force, in the final round. She still holds that record with eight Funny Car wins.


•  Erica Enders-Stevens is the only female to boast a current track record in Sonoma, which she holds for low ET in the Pro Stock class (6.512).


•  Greg Anderson has the most Pro Stock wins in Sonoma with four (2005, ‘05, ‘07, ‘11).


•  Two-time Sonoma Pro Stock winner Jeg Coughlin, Jr. will return for a three-race stint in Pro Stock, beginning in Sonoma. The five-time Pro Stock world champion announced last year that he would not run a full-time season in 2015.


•  Joe Amato won the first-ever NHRA Top Fuel final at then-Sears Point Raceway in 1988. Other winners in the first year were Mark Oswald (Funny Car) and Harry Scribner (Pro Stock).


•  Don Prudhomme is the only driver to win in Sonoma in two different professional divisions - Funny Car in 1989 and Top Fuel in 1992.


•  Andrew Hines (2005, ‘08) and Eddie Krawiec (‘12, ‘14) are the only two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle winners in Sonoma.


•  Antron Brown has reached the finals in both Top Fuel (2008, ‘11, ‘12) and Pro Stock Motorcycle (2004, ‘06) in Sonoma. The only other racers to reach finals in two categories are Don Prudhomme (Top Fuel, Funny Car) and Gary Scelzi (Top Fuel, Funny Car).


•  Top Fuel Dragsters accelerate from 0-100 mph in 0.8 of a second and travel more than the length of three football fields in less than four seconds.


•  From a standing start, NHRA Top Fuel dragsters accelerate quicker than a jumbo jet, a fighter jet and a Formula One race car.


•  Top Fuel dragster leaves the starting line with a force nearly five times that of gravity, the same force of the space shuttle when it leaves the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.




28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals
WHAT: NHRA Sonoma Nationals
WHEN: July 31-Aug. 2
CIRCUIT: Drag Strip
2014 WINNERS: Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel); Courtney Force (Funny Car); Jason Line (Pro Stock); Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle)
INFORMATION: 800-870-RACE (7223), racesonoma.com/nhra

 


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