John Force Racing dominates Gatornationals; Kalitta Motorsports wins 2nd in a row

It was another Kalitta mosh pit at Sunday’s Gatornationals finals.

After Alexis DeJoria won in the Funny Car category in Phoenix, the Kalitta Motorsports Team brought home their second Wally in two races, this time with a Top Fuel win by Doug Kalitta.  The teams of Kalitta, DeJoria, & David Grubnic cheered and tackled each other at the start line when defending event winner Antron Brown smoked the tires and Kalitta took the win with a 3.83 second pass at 323.87 miles per hour.

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Notes from Friday Qualifying at the 2014 Gatornationals

Enders-Stevens sets Pro Stock national record speed

Erica Enders-Stevens set the national top speed record for Pro Stock on Friday with a 214.69 mile per hour run. She made the record-setting run in her first qualifying attempt lined up against Jeg Coughlin. With the run, Enders-Stevens also knocks off Mike Edwards as the track record holder at Auto Plus Raceway. Enders-Stevens previously held the track record in 2011.

Although Enders-Stevens’ speed was the fastest,

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Gray & Brown help Schumacher to 200 wins; Arana Jr. & Johnson take home Wallys

Don Schumacher Racing clinched its 200th win Sunday at Gatornationals with a pair of victories from Johnny Gray and Antron Brown in Funny Car & Top Fuel respectively at Gatornationals on Sunday

“That’s an incredible number. Never thought it would happen, never even considered it,” owner Don Schumacher said of the milestone, reflecting over how difficult it was racing in the 1970s when he won 5 of those victories himself. Schumacher credited his drivers like his son Tony,

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Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School Feature

Gatornationals is popular with local fans, but what you may not know is many of these drivers learned their trade right here in Gainesville – and so can you. Tori visits Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School for WUFT and finds out what it’s really like to be a drag racer.

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