Johnson City Press Friday, July 25, 2014
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Lightning plays havoc at Thunder Valley

Lightning plays havoc at Thunder Valley

June 13th, 2014 11:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The fastest drag racing cars on the planet couldn't outrun the weather Friday night at the NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Anderson facing toughest challenge ever

Anderson facing toughest challenge ever

June 13th, 2014 8:04 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Four-time NHRA Pro Stock World Champion Greg Anderson has faced challenges before, but nothing quite like the beginning of this season.

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Millican wants win in home state

Millican wants win in home state

June 13th, 2014 8:03 pm by Jeff Birchfield

After so much success in a rival organization, Clay Millican would love to score his first ever NHRA victory at this weekend's Thunder Valley Nationals.

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Pedregon hopes to build on Jersey win

Pedregon hopes to build on Jersey win

June 12th, 2014 8:52 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon's fortunes have changed over the past two races with a final-round appearance at Kansas and a win at the NHRA's last drag race at Englishtown, New Jersey.

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Johnson tired of same old question

Johnson tired of same old question

June 12th, 2014 8:48 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Allen Johnson has won a NHRA Pro Stock world championship and national events at such places as Gainesville and Pomona. Still, there is no trophy from the Thunder Valley Nationals, the home race which the 54-year-old driver desperately wants to win.

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It's anybody's race this time at Bristol

It's anybody's race this time at Bristol

June 12th, 2014 8:46 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There are no clear-cut favorites for this weekend's Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway although some drivers appear to have a decent shot of hoisting a Wally for winning on Sunday evening.

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Pritchett rising through the ranks

Pritchett rising through the ranks

June 11th, 2014 10:42 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Pritchett, 26, will have a chance to work on the first goal of winning this weekend at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Coughlin riding a hot streak

Coughlin riding a hot streak

June 11th, 2014 10:41 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The five-time and defending Pro Stock champion is on another big run with three consecutive final-round appearances.

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Tucker trying to get established in Pro Stock ranks

Tucker trying to get established in Pro Stock ranks

June 10th, 2014 7:11 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Shane Tucker has spent much of the last decade becoming one of the biggest Pro Stock drag racing stars in his native Australia, but for the next month, he will be try to make his mark on the U.S. circuit.

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Crampton enjoying wild ride

Crampton enjoying wild ride

June 10th, 2014 7:08 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It has been a whirlwind few weeks for Richie Crampton heading into this weekend's NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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