The NHRA Full Throttle Series kicks off in 2012 with the 52nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals, which is presented by Super Start Batteries. The exciting season opener will see new cars, teams, drivers and sponsors hitting the track.
Ron Capps and Antron Brown seem to be streaks ahead of the pack at this relatively early stage in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Racing Series. Both drivers have dominated their respective fields during the first two events of the season and have also started to build a rather impressive points lead in the Full Throttle standings.
When Doug Kalitta won the NHRA Top Fuel opener in Pomona on Tuesday, it was a rather emotional victory for him. Not only was the race physically and mentally draining due to the large amounts of rain which plagued the track, but this was the first time that Kalitta won since losing his teammate and cousin Scott Kalitta last June in a tragic racing accident.
When drag racing became more and more popular in the early 1950s and 60s, the National Hot Rod Associationâ€™s home track was Pomona Raceway in California. The track was built as a quarter-mile and the carsâ€™ speeds were only nearing 200 mph so the logistics worked. But that was then, and this is now. Today cars reach speeds in excess of 325 mph, and officials now fear that the track hasnâ€™t changed enough to accommodate these high speeds.
Ashley Force was born on 29 November 1982 â€“ the daughter of John and Laurie Force. John Force has been National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) champion fourteen times, so it came as no surprise that Ashley showed an interest in auto racing at an early age. After high school, Ashley attended California State University-Fullerton graduating with a B.A. in communications, specializing in television and video. In 2007 Ashley Force was voted by an AOL Sport Poll as the Hottest Athlete, chosen over Tom Brady and Danica Patrick.