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Brown, Worsham, Skillman, Arana Jr. Win at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Del Worsham (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were all winners at the 4th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. For Antron Brown it was his fourth consecutive win at Gateway Motorsports Park in as many years. He outlast Dave Connolly who was hoping to win ...

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Saturday NHRA Race Action from Gateway Motorsports Park

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Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Gerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) paced the field on Friday night and hoped to hold their lead on Saturday.  Greg Anderson and Jerry Savoie were able to hold on the top spots but Beckman and Dixon could stay on top as Matt Hagen (Funny Car) and Steve ...

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Saturday NHRA Racing has begun at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Race Info: WHAT: Fourth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the second of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2015 ...

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NHRA’s Friday Night Lights at AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Funny Car Tim Wilkerson’s first pass on Friday afternoon did not crack the top 12, but he came out flying with his evening pass and became the first car to break into the 3 second mark at Gateway Motorsports Park and set a new track record. Wilkerson from Springfield, IL calls Gateway his home track and he electrified the crowd with his ...

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Antron Brown Grabs Early Top Fuel Lead at Gateway Motor Sports Park

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Antron Brown , NHRA Top Fuel season points leader, grabbed the early lead with first run at Gateway Motorsports Parks. His pass was 331.50 MPH, 3.792 pass.  Larry Dixon was second with 322.04 mph, 3.809 ET run. The Friday evening has begun.     Photos by Larry Vancil St. Louis Motor Racing News For NHRA tickets and information, please visit www.gatewaymsp.com or call ...

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John Force Aims For His 144th Career Funny Car Win At Gateway Motorsports This Weekend

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In 2013 when John Force won his 16th Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship he moved to the top spot from the No. 5 position. This season Force once again entered the Countdown to the Championship as the No. 5 driver in the points and he is already off to a better start in 2015.  Two years ...

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Tim Wilkerson Hopes For “Home Field” Advantage at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

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  From the pitside grandstands at Gateway Motorsports Park, the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch is clearly visible, just a few miles away on the other side of the Mississippi. Only blocks away from the beautiful and distinctive national monument sits Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals play 81 home games per season at Busch, and ...

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Courtney Force, Antron Brown, Dave Connolly, and Jerry Savoie winners at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals At Gateway

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It has been a historic year for Courtney Force. Most notably she won the 100th NHRA event by a female earlier this year. Today, she became the first female in NHRA history to win back-to-back national Funny Car events. She won last week at Dallas. This is also her fourth Funny Car win this season, the most event wins in ...

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NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Action at Gateway

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Besides NHRA Top series race action, there is plenty of other drag racing between rounds. Check out the photos. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE AAA INSURANCE NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS – PROM MOD DRAG RACING AT GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK!

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Race Highlights from AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals At Gateway

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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Bike) were all winners in their respective classes at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals held at Gateway Motorsports Park. This was also the third of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. Funny Car Finals Courtney Force posted a pass at 4.094 ...

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NHRA – Saturday Race action

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John Force (Funny Car), Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Bike) all capture top qualifying position at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.   Pro Bike – Final Session Eddie Krawiec captured top qualifier for the Sunday’s Finals. This was his 9th top qualifier of the season and 23 of his ...

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AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Race Info

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Third annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the third of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2014 NHRA Mello Yello ...

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Force, Crampton, Enders-Stevens, Krawiec – NHRA Round 1 Leaders at Gateway Motorsports

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John Force powered to the Funny Car top qualifying position at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel) Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) took the top qualifying spot in their respective categories. “We always know we can run better at night when conditions cool down,” said Force. Force ...

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Gordon Wins the Brickyard 400

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Jeff Gordon wins the Crown Royal Presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard. Gordon was the first NASCAR winner at the inaugural Brickyard 20 years ago at age 23 and now he is the first 5-time winner NASCAR at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I can’t believe this just happened,” said Gordon. “We got number 5!” The pivotal point of ...

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Ty Dillon Wins Nationwide Race at Indy

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Ty Dillon wins the Nationwide 3rd Annual Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and got to “kiss the bricks” at famed race track. Dillon also secured the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE NATIONWIDE PRE RACE AT INDY! Race Results: Fin Driver Team 1 Ty Dillon 2 Kyle Busch(i) 3 Matt Kenseth(i) 4 Kevin ...

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Harvick captures the Brickyard 400 pole

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Kevin Harvick won the pole for the 21st Annual Crown Royal presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachinesRecords.com with a lap of 47.753 seconds, 188.470. Harvick set a new track record in the first round of qualifying with a lap of 47.647 seconds, 188.89.

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Busch Wins Pole for Nationwide Race at Indy

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Kyle Busch earned his 40th career NASCAR Nationwide Series pole and series leading fourth this year. His other poles in 2014 came at Darlington, Charlotte and Michigan. Busch is on the second consecutive year at the Lilly Diabetes 250. He won the from the pole last year. Busch’s 179.888 mph is a new top qualifying speed for the event, topping ...

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Jones Wins the ARCA Race At Lucas Oil Raceway

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Brandon Jones Wins The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. This is his second straight ARCA win. Austin Wayne Self came in second and Frank Kimmel came in third.

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