September 1, 2015

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NHRA: Elyrian Dave Connolly qualifies in Top Fuel, will face teammate Larry Dixon today in 1st round

NORWALK — It can never be all good news when it comes to the world of drag racing. Elyria High grad Dave Connolly locked down a spot in the 16-driver bracket during Saturday’s qualifying sessions, but the Top Fuel rookie will have to face teammate Larry Dixon — a two-time NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals Read More…

NHRA: John Force finding his form after rough stretch on and off track

NORWALK — It’s been a strange year for drag racing icon John Force. The 16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion has had to deal with more in the last 12 months than in any year in recent memory. Last year longtime sponsors Ford and Castrol informed Force they were not going to renew their deals. Read More…

NHRA Nationals: Weather cool, times smoking hot

NORWALK — Race fans probably found it hard to recognize the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals on Friday at Summit Motorsports Park. There was no pouring rain. There was no insufferable heat. There was no Ohio weather anywhere to be seen. Thanks to the cool temperatures and the two night qualifying sessions, the fans were Read More…

NHRA Nationals: Elyria native Dave Connolly still adjusting to life as a Top Fuel driver after years in Pro Stock class

NORWALK — It has been a frustrating but fulfilling season for Elyria native Dave Connolly. Connolly, who made his name in professional drag racing in the Pro Stock ranks, made the switch to Top Fuel this season, sliding into the seat of the second car on the Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel team. The difference Read More…

NHRA Nationals notes: Top Sportsmen drivers Jerry Albert of Avon and Scott Wasko of Columbia Station ready to race

NORWALK — While most of the area sportsmen drivers got a round of racing in Friday afternoon, a pair of Top Sportsmen competitors had to wait until this morning. Avon’s Jerry Albert and Columbia Station’s Scott Wasko said qualifying went great and they are ready to get on the track and compete. “It’s a fun Read More…

Motorsports: Veteran Larry Dixon glad to be alive … and racing again in Norwalk … after scary crash

NORWALK — Two-time Summit Racing Equipment Nationals champion Larry Dixon is happy to be back at Summit Motorsports Park this weekend. Actually, the Top Fuel driver is happy to be anywhere this weekend. Dixon spent a good portion of Thursday’s media luncheon talking about his spectacular March 14 crash at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Read More…

NHRA Nationals: A little competition and a whole lot of speed are two of Shawn Langdon’s favorite things

CLEVELAND — If the NHRA’s Top Fuel Dragster season championship comes down to a final run in the last race, that will be just fine with Al-Anabi Racing’s Shawn Langdon. Since the season opener in Pomona, Calif., Langdon and Tony Schumacher have been locked in a neck-and-neck battle for first place in the Top Fuel Read More…