Countdown contenders are running out of time in the NHRA POWERade Series. One driver who doesn't have to worry is Tony Schumacher, who has won eight of 15 national events in the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster.
Just how good is Ashley Force? Another victory or final-round finish this weekend at Gateway International Raceway would go a long way to establish her as a genuine championship heavyweight, writes Bill Stephens.
The stage is set for the NHRA's season-ending Countdown race this weekend at Pomona. For Rod Fuller (Top Fuel), Tony Pedregon (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Motorcycle), the 2007 POWERade titles are theirs to lose.
Kenny Bernstein is back, John Force is looking for his 15th title and the field has never been more wide-open. Add Ashley Force and you have one dramatic season ahead in Funny Car, writes Bill Stephens.