Johnson City Press Friday, July 3, 2015
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Worsham quietly having a good season

Worsham quietly having a good season

June 19th, 2015 11:29 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Del Worsham is glad to let the rival teams of Don Schumacher Racing and John Force Racing duke it out in the Funny Car ranks. He hopes while they are preoccupied, he can make some serious noise at this weekend's Thunder Valley Nationals.

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Courtney Force has eventful pass in Friday qualifying

Courtney Force has eventful pass in Friday qualifying

June 19th, 2015 11:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Courtney Force has seen her father, 16-time world champion John Force, take wild rides in his Funny Car plenty of times. She had her own eventful ride during Friday night qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Schumacher responds to Force's comments

Schumacher responds to Force's comments

June 19th, 2015 11:27 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Don Schumacher has heard and read the comments from rival John Force over the past week and the veteran car owner believes it's a case of Force being paranoid.

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Funny Car feud dominates pre-race talk

Funny Car feud dominates pre-race talk

June 18th, 2015 7:40 pm by Jeff Birchfield

As it is so often the case, the major storyline in drag racing revolves around John Force coming into this weekend's NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Kalitta keeps fighting to stay near top

Kalitta keeps fighting to stay near top

June 18th, 2015 7:39 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Doug Kalitta has never won an NHRA World Championship, but ask his peers who the top drivers are in the Top Fuel class and his name almost always comes up.

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Johnson back in the groove as he prepares for home track

Johnson back in the groove as he prepares for home track

June 18th, 2015 7:38 pm by Jeff Birchfield

After a miserable start to the drag racing season, Greeneville driver Allen Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest drivers on the NHRA tour with back-to-back final-round appearances over the last two races.

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Johnson fired up by Force comments

Johnson fired up by Force comments

June 17th, 2015 9:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Tommy Johnson Jr. isn't sure of the motivation behind John Force's rant following last weekend's NHRA race in New Hampshire. But Force's negative comments about Don Schumacher Racing has the Funny Car driver fired up.

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Enders ready for return  to her lucky track'

Enders ready for return to her lucky track'

June 17th, 2015 9:32 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The Thunder Valley Nationals are coming around at the right time for Erica Enders. The defending Pro Stock champion has fallen 70 points behind 4-time world champion Greg Anderson after his back-to-back wins the past two weeks on the NHRA tour.

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Todd looking to catch top runners at Thunder Valley

Todd looking to catch top runners at Thunder Valley

June 17th, 2015 9:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

J.R. Todd is well aware of his toughest competition coming into this weekend's NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. In fact, it's the same teams which his team dueled with at the end of last season when he finished as the Top Fuel division r

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Defending Funny Car champ enjoys slower pace of life off the track

Defending Funny Car champ enjoys slower pace of life off the track

June 16th, 2015 8:43 pm by Jeff Birchfield

After going over 300 mph in his NHRA Funny Car, Matt Hagan likes to slow down - way down - to 6 or 7 mph on his tractor and cut hay on the 500-acre spread which he calls home in Montgomery County, Virginia.

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