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  • Drag racer John Force, 64, clinches record 16th funny car title

    Drag racer John Force, 64, clinches record 16th funny car title
    Drag racer John Force added to his legendary career Sunday by clinching a record 16th funny car title at age 64 with a victory in Las Vegas. Force won the NHRA Toyota Nationals by defeating his daughter Courtney in the final round of eliminations with a...
  • How Darrell Wallace Jr. and Jeff Gordon are shaking up NASCAR

    How Darrell Wallace Jr. and Jeff Gordon are shaking up NASCAR
    Looking back at the weekend's motor racing, including NASCAR's races at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and NHRA drag racing at Las Vegas, five things come to mind: Darrell Wallace Jr. will probably win another race soon. Wallace, 20, became only the second...
  • John Force and daughters a top draw at NHRA Finals at Pomona

    John Force and daughters a top draw at NHRA Finals at Pomona
    It's been a challenging, rewarding and revealing year for America's first family of drag racing, the Forces of Yorba Linda. John Force, the 64-year-old patriarch, was in fifth place in the Mello Yello Series funny-car standings in July before a switch...
  • Shawn Langdon comes full circle to win NHRA top-fuel season title

    Shawn Langdon comes full circle to win NHRA top-fuel season title
    It wasn't the blazing ride into the sunset Shawn Langdon envisioned. With dusk settling on the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona on Saturday, the top-fuel drag racer smoked his tires on his final qualifying run of the NHRA Finals, sputtering down the 1,000-foot...
  • Shawn Langdon caps dream season with Auto Club NHRA Finals wins

     Shawn Langdon caps dream season with Auto Club NHRA Finals wins
    A rewarding part of Shawn Langdon's return to his home track in Pomona this past week was mingling with teenage drivers in the amateur drag-racing classes. "They say, 'Hey, I want to race top fuel some day,'" said Langdon, a 31-year-old Mira Loma native...
  • Walt Arfons dies at 96; brother Art nabbed his land speed record

    Walt Arfons dies at 96; brother Art nabbed his land speed record
    When Walt Arfons first strapped a jet engine onto a hot rod, experts thought the car would melt, explode or spin wildly out of control. They were wrong. Working in his family's old feed mill and hardware store on Pickle Road in Akron, Ohio, Arfons...
  • Post-race inspection: Five takeaways from weekend's motor racing

    Post-race inspection: Five takeaways from weekend's motor racing
    1. Ryan Newman earns the never-give-up award. After hearing he'll lose his ride with Stewart-Haas Racing next year, Newman won the pole position in record time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and then captured his first Brickyard 400. Just as impressive...
  • Five thoughts on NASCAR at Michigan, NHRA's Ron Capps and more

    Five thoughts on NASCAR at Michigan, NHRA's Ron Capps and more
    Looking back at the weekend in motor racing -- including the NASCAR race in Michigan, NHRA drag racing in Minnesota and the motocross event in Utah -- five things come to mind: 1. Clint Bowyer keeps rolling. The headlines naturally went to Joey Logano...
  • Henrik Stenson breaks through for win at Deutsche Bank Championship

    Henrik Stenson breaks through for win at Deutsche Bank Championship
    A great summer of golf finally paid off for Henrik Stenson. Stenson made three consecutive birdies to race by a fast-fading Sergio Garcia, and he holed a bunker shot for birdie on the 17th hole to turn back a final threat from Steve Stricker and win the...
  • Drag racing's Ron Capps hopes to finally end title chase on top

    Drag racing's Ron Capps hopes to finally end title chase on top
    Ron Capps, the veteran funny car drag racer, has finished second in the championship standings four times. That includes last year, when the Carlsbad driver lost the title by only two points to Jack Beckman, his teammate at Don Schumacher Racing. Now,...
  • Matt Kenseth wins at New Hampshire for second straight Sprint Cup victory

    Matt Kenseth wins at New Hampshire for second straight Sprint Cup victory
    LOUDON, N.H. -- Matt Kenseth made it two for two in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kenseth followed his win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at Chicagoland with his series-...