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  • Alan Boyd Lowrie March 14, 1944 - February 11, 2014

    Alan Boyd Lowrie  March 14, 1944 - February 11, 2014
    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...
  • Drag racer Alexis DeJoria makes NHRA funny car history in Pomona

    Drag racer Alexis DeJoria makes NHRA funny car history in Pomona
    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...
  • John Force has record-setting day at Winternationals in Pomona

    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...
  • NHRA's Ron Capps bounces back from engine explosion at Pomona

    NHRA's Ron Capps bounces back from engine explosion at Pomona
    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...
  • Reigning funny car champion John Force, 64, wins in Pomona

    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...
  • Drag racing champion John Force, 64, sets Pomona track record

    Drag racing champion John Force, 64, sets Pomona track record
    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...
  • Five thoughts on NASCAR at Dover, the NHRA at St. Louis and more

    Five thoughts on NASCAR at Dover, the NHRA at St. Louis and more
    Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including NASCAR's Chase for the Cup at Dover and NHRA drag-racing at St. Louis, five things come to mind: -- Wouldn't it be something if Jeff Gordon won the Chase? Gordon, of course, got into the title...
  • A city that speed calls home

    A city that speed calls home
    Hot rodder Jimmy Shine's tattoo-covered arms are elbows-deep under the hood of a 1932 Ford as he adjusts the electrical wiring on a $100,000 racing engine that hasn't started in years. Before a co-worker turns the ignition, Shine glances uneasily at the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown changes law to help car racers compete in California

     
    Gov. Brown thinks rules limiting racing teams are a drag...
  • NHRA schedule 2013 on ESPN2 and ESPN

     
    NHRA schedule 2013 on ESPN2 and ESPN begins with the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 14-17. From ESPN's press release: Dave Rieff Named to Anchor Role for ESPN NHRA Drag Racing Coverage When the newly re-named NHRA...
  • NHRA's John Force supports daughter's nude pics in ESPN 'Body Issue'

    Legendary drag racer John Force said Wednesday he supported the decision by his drag-racing daughter, Courtney Force, to join other athletes in posing nude for this year's edition of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue." "My daughter is very proud of what...
  • Post-race inspection: Five takeaways from weekend's motor racing

    Post-race inspection: Five takeaways from weekend's motor racing
    1. Ryan Newman earns the never-give-up award. After hearing he'll lose his ride with Stewart-Haas Racing next year, Newman won the pole position in record time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and then captured his first Brickyard 400. Just as impressive...