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  1. Playoff picture taking shape as POWERade Series moves to Brainerd...

    Bill Stephens

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2008
  2. Championship contenders chasing consistency and momentum at Gatew...

    Bill Stephens

    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.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2008
  3. POWERade titles on line this weekend at Pomona

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2007
  4. Beckman's strong runs making him serious Funny Car contender

    Bill Stephens

    Jack Beckman had another good weekend at Memphis, making him a true contender for the NHRA Funny Car title, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2007
  5. NHRA season hitting stride with Atlanta event

    Bill Stephens

    All four pro classes are ready to rumble at Atlanta Dragway this weekend. Old favorites and rising stars will highlight the NHRA action, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2007
  6. NHRA off to fast start with brilliant opener

    Bill Stephens

    The Winternationals provided about all that could be hoped for in an NHRA opener. Drama from start to finish kicked off the season, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2007
  7. Funny Car stars old and new will light up '07

    Bill Stephens

    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.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2007
  8. Four pro classes a toss-up as Reading rerun set

    Bill Stephens

    Reading redux brings tweaks in the standings, but Pennsylvania will still be critical for the pro class contenders, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2006
  9. Denver looms large for NHRA contenders

    Bill Stephens

    The Western Swing could be critical to any hopes of winning an NHRA title, and it all starts this weekend outside Denver, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2006
  10. Johnson still searching for right combination

    Bill Stephens

    Kurt Johnson is supposed to be a contender but he's currently mired in 17th. He still has time tio catch up though, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2006
  11. Fuller and Co. have built strong foundation

    Bill Stephens

    Having excelled in a part-time role this season, Rod Fuller and his team figure to be bona fide contenders for the Top Fuel title in '06.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2005
  12. Dixon hanging tough in Top Fuel race

    Bill Stephens

    This weekend's race in Reading, Pa., kicks off the most crucial stage of the season for the title contenders in each professional class.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2005
  13. Lucas feels he has team to beat

    Bill Stephens

    Morgan Lucas is only 21, but he's already a threat to win a Top Fuel championship.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2005
  14. Showers' story gets even better

    Bill Stephens

    Reggie Showers lost both legs as a teenager. But now, he's a serious Pro Stock drag contender.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2003
  15. Points crucial at Brainerd

    Bill Stephens

    NHRA category points leaders are getting closer to wrapping up championships for 2003.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2003
  16. Gwynn's team looking to improve

    Bill Stephens

    Once a title contender, Darrell Gwynn's team has just one round win in 2002.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2002