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Top qualifying spots hold up at Thunder Valley

Top qualifying spots hold up at Thunder Valley

June 15th, 2013 9:14 pm by Jeff Birchfield

All the fast times set in ideal conditions on Friday night held up in Saturday qualifying for the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Worsham back on top in Funny Car

June 14th, 2013 11:00 pm by Jeff Birchfield

After winning the 2011 Top Fuel championship and spending last season as a crew chief for Alexis Dejoria, Worsham drove the Kalitta Motorsports Toyota to the provisional pole in Friday qualifying for the NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragw

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Records fall at Thunder Valley Nationals

Records fall at Thunder Valley Nationals

June 14th, 2013 10:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

With cooler than normal than conditions for this time of year, five cars bested Shawn Langdon’s record at the Thunder Valley Nationals.

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Bristol was love at first sight for Tasca

Bristol was love at first sight for Tasca

June 14th, 2013 8:26 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Thunder Valley is not only a crucial race for Bob Tasca III but also has family history for the Funny Car driver.

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Thunder Valley has been good to Edwards

Thunder Valley has been good to Edwards

June 14th, 2013 8:22 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Pro Stock racer Mike Edwards has won four straight Thunder Valley Nationals titles and looks to add to his total this weekend at Bristol Dragway.

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Langdon sets higher standard

Langdon sets higher standard

June 14th, 2013 8:15 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Heading into this weekend’s Ford Thunder Valley Nationals, Shawn Langdon already bettered his win total from last year including the last two races at Kansas and Englishtown to grab the points lead.

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Johnson eager for win on home track

Johnson eager for win on home track

June 13th, 2013 9:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Allen Johnson calls last year's loss in the Pro Stock final at Bristol Dragway the most heartbreaking of his career. The Greeneville driver is still looking for his first win on his home track.

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Capps ready for Bristol's enthusiastic crowd

Capps ready for Bristol's enthusiastic crowd

June 13th, 2013 9:25 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Ron Capps has three wins at Bristol Dragway and always enjoys the fans and atmosphere when racing at Thunder Valley.

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Leffler’s death  hits close to home at Thunder Valley

Leffler’s death hits close to home at Thunder Valley

June 13th, 2013 9:19 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jason Leffler, 37, was killed from injuries sustained in arace at Bridgeport, N.J. NHRA drivers in town to race the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway know the dangers all too well.

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Brogdon ready to challenge mega teams

Brogdon ready to challenge mega teams

June 12th, 2013 10:26 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Rodger Brogdon is still best known to drag racing fans for his wild wreck at St. Louis in 2005, where he was upside down at 205 mph. The 46-year-old Texan believes it’s time to be known for something else -- the NHRA Pro Stock driver ready to challenge t

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