Top Fuel Racer, J.R. Todd

Top Fuel Racer, J.R. Todd
Through ten events so far this season, J.R. Todd sits in 6th place in the Mello Yello National Championship points standings in the Top Fuel division. He drives the Sealmaster/Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster and joins us this morning to get us ready for a …
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Top Fuel
Top Fuel dragsters are the quickest accelerating racing vehicles in the world and the fastest sanctioned category of drag racers, with the fastest competitors reaching speeds of 335 miles per hour (539 km/h) and finishing the 1,000 foot (305 m) runs in 3 …
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Top Fuel Dragsters Return to the Nitro Jam Lineup in 2013
NORWALK, Ohio (January 16, 2013) They are the known as the Kings of the Sport, rockets of the quarter-mile and quite simply the most exciting, heart-stopping form of motorsports on the planet. And this season the unmistakable sights, sounds and smells …
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Differences Between Top Fuel & Alcohol Dragsters

Differences Between Top Fuel & Alcohol Dragsters
Top Fuel dragsters and Alcohol dragsters burn different types of fuel. The fuels burn in different ways, thus creating different levels of performance on drag strips. Dragsters that burn alcohol are often called Top Alcohol class dragsters. The Top Alcohol …
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Up Close and Personal With NHRA Top-Fuel Drag Race Star Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta leads the 2016 championship standings in NHRA’s prestigious top-fuel dragster category. The former Sprint Car racer, a quiet man with two passions his air charter business and drag racing routinely rockets down the track in under …
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NHRA: Biker finds Top Fuel top thrill
Antron Brown could have stayed in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class and continued to be a force in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. But after 10 seasons and 16 motorcycle victories, Brown got a chance to drive a Top Fuel dragster last season and …
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7,000 Horsepower Top Fuel Dragster On Dirt: Yes, It’s Crazy

sport7,000 Horsepower Top Fuel Dragster On Dirt: Yes, It’s Crazy
Have you ever wanted to feel the exfoliating joy of a 40-foot-high, 300-foot-long sandblaster of a rooster tail? Then you want to get to know Dennis Rieck and his dirt-loving Top Fuel dragster, Hammerdown. When Rieck drops the hammer, sand flies.
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Top Fuel confirms place at Sydney Nitro Champs
The disagreement between Sydney Dragway and Australia’s Top Fuel racers that threatened to de-rail next month’s Nitro Champs at the Western Sydney venue has come to an end with the two groups agreeing that Australia’s premier drag racing category …
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Tony Schumacher wraps up his eighth NHRA season title in top fuel
Tony Schumacher clinched his record eighth top-fuel drag racing championship Saturday at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Schumacher locked up the title in the last round of qualifying ahead of Sunday’s final eliminations in the season-ending NHRA Finals.
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Latest Top Fuel News

sportFull Throttle: Top Fuel finish in NHRA race one to behold
Tuning a drag vehicle powered by a 500 cubic-inch, nitromethane-fueled engine is akin to rocket science. It’s a very intricate, delicate series of decisions based on factors such as the traction offered by a race track at any given moment, the amount of …
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Top Fuel Dragster
So you like horsepower, eh boy? How does 6,000 sound? The rumbling stumbling roar of a full race V-8 shooting flames out if its exhaust stacks. So you like acceleration? Zero to sixty in two tenths of a second good enough for you? The earth does move when …
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EPA’s ‘Top Fuel Sippers’ Don’t Use Fuel: They’re Electric Cars
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of top “fuel sippers,” compiled from its fuel-economy ratings. But none of them actually use any fuel at all. That’s because they’re all electric cars. DON’T MISS: What Is MPGe Anyway? What Is …
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Bob Vandergriff shuts down his NHRA Top Fuel team

sportBob Vandergriff shuts down his NHRA Top Fuel team
The world of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel competition shrank today as Bob Vandergriff announced he would be shutting the doors to his eponymous organization. His team fielded Top Fuel rails for Phoenix winner Leah Pritchett and Dave …
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11 Crossovers and SUVs with Top Fuel Economy
Vehicle shopping for many Americans has led to a showdown between a love for versatile SUVs and a need for excellent fuel efficiency. With recent innovations and the emergence of compact crossovers, the two are closer than ever to convergence. A new breed …
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TOP FUEL DRAG BOATS LEAVE HUGE WALL OF WATER W/ WORLD RECORD!
Top Fuel Drag Boats Leave HUGE Wall of Water w/ World Record! If you think top fuel racecars are impressive, then you have got to check out these top fuel hydro boats. In this video we take you straight to the top with the one known as “Problem Child.”
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Brittany Force gets 1st Top Fuel win at Gatornationals

sportBrittany Force gets 1st Top Fuel win at Gatornationals
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An hour after her first NHRA Top Fuel victory, Brittany Force was clutching the trophy as tightly as she does her steering wheel. She wasn’t about to let go, either. The trophy was that special, even for a member of drag racing’s first …
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Doug Kalitta at the top of his Top Fuel game
Consider that the veteran NHRA driver made it back-to-back victories in Top Fuel with his win at Houston the previous race — the first time he’d repeated in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in 10 years. And that his Atlanta success catapulted him to …
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Retail fuel prices to rise
The National Development and Reform Commission, the nation’s top economic planner, announced Thursday that gasoline prices will rise by 175 yuan ($ 26.5) per ton, while diesel prices will be lifted by 170 yuan per ton. After the adjustment, the retail price …
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Brittany Force gets 1st Top Fuel win at Gatornationals

sportBrittany Force gets 1st Top Fuel win at Gatornationals
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An hour after her first NHRA Top Fuel victory, Brittany Force was clutching the trophy as tightly as she does her steering wheel. She wasn’t about to let go, either. It was that special, even for a member of drag racing’s first …
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NHRA Top Fuel legend Muldowney to have cancer surgery Wednesday
Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Shirley Muldowney will undergo cancer surgery Wednesday in Charlotte to remove her right lung. “I’m a fighter, always have been, and I’m going to fight this as best I can with everything I got,” Muldowney, who is …
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Steve Torrence cruises to top-fuel title at Winternationals
A day after declaring himself “a hillbilly country kid” living out his dream, top-fuel driver Steve Torrence captured his first victory at the Circle K National Hot Rod Assn. Winternationals in Pomona. Torrence began Sunday as the No. 1 seed in his class …
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Doug Kalitta wins closest NHRA Top Fuel drag race ever by .0001 seconds

sportDoug Kalitta wins closest NHRA Top Fuel drag race ever by .0001 seconds
“Ask any racer. Any real racer. It don’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning’s winning.” There’s little that if you asked Doug Kalitta, he’d agree with those words, spoken by the character Dom Toretto in “The Fast and the Furious …
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Bob Vandergriff shuts down his NHRA Top Fuel team
The world of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel competition shrank today as Bob Vandergriff announced he would be shutting the doors to his eponymous organization. His team fielded Top Fuel rails for Phoenix winner Leah Pritchett and Dave …
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First Ride: 2016 Trek Top Fuel
The Top Fuel has been missing from Trek’s lineup for the last few years, long enough that the previous version rolled on 26” wheels and had a 2×10 drivetrain. For 2016 the XC race machine reemerges with 29” wheels, Boost 148 wheel spacing, and a …
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Adam Rippon’s win at U.S. Figure Skating Championships likely to fuel debate

US Championships Figure SkatingAdam Rippon’s win at U.S. Figure Skating Championships likely to fuel debate
Rippon earned 182.74 points for his free skate for a total of 270.75. Aaron, the 2013 U.S champ who led after the short program, received 177.72 points for 269.55 total. Chen had 180.60 points for 266.93 total after he fell on a triple axel, a jump he …
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VIDEO: Bollywood Entry At The European Figure Skating Championships Walks Away
The 2016 edition of the European Figure Skating Championships held in Slovakia welcomed a stellar Bollywood entry by Russian Olympic champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov. The couple delivered a flawless performance, while dancing to …
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Carolina Kostner sets competitive figure skating return
Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner said she plans to return to competitive figure skating in September for the first time in more than two years, according to Italian media. “I’ve talked to my team, and we’ve decided to stage the comeback in …
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Latest Top Fuel Racing News

sportAl-Anabi Racing’s sudden departure causes ripple effects in drag racing
After the prince, Sheik Khalid Al Thani, formed a team in 2008 with famed drag-racing crew chief Alan Johnson, his team won championships in top fuel — the most elite class of dragsters — in 2010, 2011 and 2013 with three different drivers. Also in …
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Tony Schumacher races to 77th NHRA Top Fuel No. 1 qualifying spot at Phoenix
“It is even more impressive that the run was my career best. The car is making good quality runs down the track and it is being consistent. If we can continue to do that we’ve got a good chance of going out and winning some races.” Matt Hagan topped …
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Three-time Atlanta winner Antron Brown leads Top Fuel qualifying
COMMERCE, Ga. — Antron Brown raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. Brown had a 3.758-second pass at 319.82 mph at Atlanta Dragway. “It was a great day,” said Brown, a three-time …
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