| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Qualifying for the two elite classes of NHRA drag racing will be shortened to two days from three at this year's Circle K Winternationals in Pomona next month.
The sport's so-called nitro classes -- top fuel and funny cars, the 300-mph dragsters that...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Alexis DeJoria on Saturday became the first woman in NHRA drag-racing history to make a pass of under four seconds in a funny car, one of the sport's two elite classes.
During the third round of qualifying for the Circle K Winternationals, DeJoria...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Ron Capps awoke Saturday and promptly saw his phone was "lit up" with calls and text messages, he said. "I thought maybe something bad had happened."
What had happened the day before certainly wasn't good. A day earlier, the 7,000-horsepower engine on...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
John Force added another chapter to his legendary career Sunday as the 64-year-old drag racer won the funny car race at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona.
Force, who earned a record 16th funny car championship last year, knocked out...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
One might think that after setting nearly every record in NHRA funny car drag racing, 64-year-old John Force would have nothing left to prove.
But Force, who won a record 16th funny car title last year, believes he has everything to prove. That's...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Retired Burbank Firefighter Alan (“Big Al”) Lowrie, age 69 of Glendora, passed away at San Dimas Hospital, February 11th. Born in Park Falls, Wisconsin, his Family moved to Burbank when he was a young Boy. He attended Mingay ES, Luther Burbank...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:06 PM
The incomparable John Force isn't slowing down.
Force, who won a record 16th title in NHRA drag racing's funny car class last year at age 64, opened this year's season with a record run at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
Force's opening pass in...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 2:05 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Doug Kalitta and Robert Hight won the top two divisions at the NHRA Gatornationals.
Kalitta beat former series champion Antron Brown in the Top Fuel division Sunday, and Hight topped his boss, 16-time champion John Force, in the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Drag racer John Force added to his legendary career Sunday by clinching a record 16th funny car title at age 64 with a victory in Las Vegas.
Force won the NHRA Toyota Nationals by defeating his daughter Courtney in the final round of eliminations with a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Ron Capps, the veteran funny car drag racer, has finished second in the championship standings four times.
That includes last year, when the Carlsbad driver lost the title by only two points to Jack Beckman, his teammate at Don Schumacher Racing.
| Sep 29, 2013
| 10:37 PM
Indy Point won the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship by 11/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday, giving jockey Gary Stevens his third graded stakes win of the weekend.
Argentina-bred Indy Point ran 11/4 miles in 1:57.47 and paid $6, $4.40 and $2.80 as...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:27 PM
A rewarding part of Shawn Langdon's return to his home track in Pomona this past week was mingling with teenage drivers in the amateur drag-racing classes.
"They say, 'Hey, I want to race top fuel some day,'" said Langdon, a 31-year-old Mira Loma native...