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    Ford delivers 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet racers, lays claim to quickest production car [w/video]
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    We're all for an event that culminates with the serving of cake, especially when the sweet stuff is delivered in tandem with supercharged Mustang coupes built especially for drag racing. Ford recently threw a party at the Auto Alliance Mustang factory in Flat Rock, MI to celebrate the official ...

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    Event Alert: May 2010 Calendar of Automotive Events
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    We've wrapped up our Beijing Motor Show coverage as April closes and May begins, signaling the end of the major international auto show season. We'll have a spring and summer full of concours, racing, meets, exhibitions and more to keep us busy though until the new car reveals pick up again in ...

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    Spectator killed by debris at NHRA drag race in Arizona [w/video]
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    Antron Brown's crash during NHRA Arizona Nationals – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Motorsports are dangerous, there's no doubt about it. Drivers, co-drivers and track personnel are well aware of the possibilities of serious injury or even death, but perhaps those watching ...

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    Report: NHRA to host first ever four-lane drag race
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    Your eyes do not deceive you – what you see above is four lanes of funny car action at the zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC, built specifically for such shenanigans. That was just an exhibition run, but the National Hot Rod Association has announced that this year it will run 4-up racing in ...

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    VIDEO: With F1 program scrapped, where will Toyota Motorsports land next?
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    Toyota GT-One – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As Toyota president Akio Toyoda announced the withdrawal of his company from the Formula One World Championship, he reiterated Toyota's commitment to motorsport competition. But while this may have been pure lip-service, the Japanese ...

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    Racecar fabricator and NuFormz owner Shaun Carlson dead at 35
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    In the late hours of October 4th 2009, the world lost an innovator in sport compact racing, Shaun Carlson. The NuFormz owner and fabricator extraordinaire had a genetic heart condition – however, it is unknown if the defect contributed to his death. In more recent years, Carlson, 35, had ...

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    Chutes Away! Ford replaces GM as Official Sponsor of NHRA
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    As the only American automaker not recently put through a government-sponsored bankruptcy, it comes as little surprise that Ford has taken over the spot long held by General Motors as the Official Sponsor of the NHRA. The first sign of dissension in the ranks came earlier this year as GM's ...

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    REPORT: GM pulls its chute on NHRA support
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    It comes as little surprise that General Motors has canceled its contracts with the NHRA teams it had previously been boosting with money, support vehicles and free parts. "I knew it was coming, I was forewarned," Ken Black, NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock team owner told CompetitionPlus.com. "That's ...

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    Ford Racing announces plans for 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet
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    2009 Ford Mustang FR500CJ Cobra Jet - Click above for high-res gallery
    At last year's SEMA show, Ford unveiled the latest Mustang to join the Ford Racing stable, the FR500CJ Cobra Jet. The purpose-built drag racer came standard with go-fast parts from the Ford Racing catalog, including a 400 ...

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    Rumormill: Shelby to unveil a new special-edition Mustang at NHRA Winternats
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500
    We don't know what it is yet, but according to the folks at InsideLine, Carroll Shelby is preparing to unveil a new special-edition Ford Mustang next week. Rumored to be less powerful than the GT500KR, the limited-run model ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1963 LeMans Tempest sells for $226,521
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    1963 Pontiac LeMans Tempest on eBay – Click above for high-res image gallery
    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Man_Puts_Crappy_Rusty_Car_on_Ebay_Sells_For_226K'; The eBay auction for this 1963 Pontiac LeMans Tempest started out innocently enough. Obtained after owner died. Appears to ...

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    ROUSH Mustangs approved for NHRA competition
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    NHRA Stock Car drag racing has generally been reserved for vehicles with factory-spec powertrains, but for the first time the rule book is allowing vehicles with aftermarket parts to compete. Two versions of the ROUSH's supercharged powertrains -- the 430 horsepower V8 from the Stage 3 Mustang and ...

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    Mopar unveiling Dodge Challenger drag race pack on July 13
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    2006 Dodge Challenger Super Stock concept With a name like Challenger, Dodge's new muscle car had better put down some serious quarter-mile times or else be able to propel itself into outer space. Fortunately, Chrysler's performance parts division Mopar is preparing to do one (if not the other) ...

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    Safety concerns cause NHRA to limit races to 1,000 feet
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    The NHRA has acted very quickly in an effort to improve the safety of its Top Fuel and Funny Car races. Due to the tragic death recently of '94 and '95 Top Fuel champion Scott Kalitta, the drag strip for these two fastest classes will be shortened from the traditional 1,320 feet to 1,000 feet. Race ...

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    NHRA driver Scott Kalitta killed in NHRA qualifying
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    It is never pleasant to report auto-related tragedies. Thats why it's particularly saddening to report the death of NHRA driver Scott Kalitta, who suffered a horrific crash during Funny Car qualifying at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ on Saturday. Witnesses pegged his speed to ...

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    Get in, sit down and shut up! Chrysler confirms drag package for Challenger
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    Dodge Challenger Super Stock shown from 2006 SEMA ShowFans of going as fast as possible in a straight line, which includes some of us at Autoblog, have reason to rejoice. Chrysler has officially announced that the drag package for its upcoming Challenger, initially shown at SEMA in late 2006, will ...

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    Ashley Force makes history with finals win over dad
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    Score another one for women! Less than a week after Danica Patrick recorded her first IRL win, pro drag racer Ashley Force made history this weekend by becoming the first woman to win a Funny Car national event at the Southern Nationals in Atlanta. Not only is the 25-year-old Force red hot in her ...

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    Rumormill: Dodge Challenger SS Drag package weeks away
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    Dodge Challenger Super Stock shown from 2006 SEMA ShowJust like in the '60s, some people will take their new 2008 Dodge Challengers to the drags. Chrysler is reportedly ready to make this very easy for new Challenger owners. Allpar is reporting that within a few weeks, there will issue forth from ...

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    NHRA 2007 season ends in Pomona
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    The 2007 NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series ended this weekend at Pomona Raceway in California. It was a fitting end to a dramatic season marked with the passing of John Force Racing driver Eric Medlin and NHRA founder Wally Parks. There was also the spectacular crash in Texas between John Force and ...

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    NHRA founder Wally Parks passes at 94
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    In our own little subsection of society, few men have had as much influence on our pistonhead way of life than Wally Parks. Over 94 years, he was a test driver for GM, founded the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), had a hand in starting Motor Trend in 1948, co-founded Hot Rod magazine and deemed ...

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