Johnson City Press Monday, July 28, 2014
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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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Former 'Toppers have pro options

Former 'Toppers have pro options

June 10th, 2014 7:12 pm by Trey Williams

Whether or not they elect to sign professional contracts this summer, two Senators got a vote of confidence via the Major League Baseball draft Saturday.

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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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Truck Series needs major overhaul

Truck Series needs major overhaul

June 10th, 2014 7:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Radical changes need to be made to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, particularly with the schedule.

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Colleges noticing local football talent

Colleges noticing local football talent

June 9th, 2014 7:05 pm by Douglas Fritz

Could 2014 be a banner year for high school football in Northeast Tennessee? If the college recruiting trail is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes.

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