NHRA season champions, 1974-2008*

Top Fuel

Year Champion
1974 Gary Beck
1975 Don Garlits
1976 Richard Tharp
1977 Shirley Muldowney
1978 Kelly Brown
1979 Rob Bruins
1980 Shirley Muldowney
1981 Jeb Allen
1982 Shirley Muldowney
1983 Gary Beck
1984 Joe Amato
1985 Don Garlits
1986 Don Garlits
1987 Dick LaHaie
1988 Joe Amato
1989 Gary Ormsby
1990 Joe Amato
1991 Joe Amato
1992 Joe Amato
1993 Eddie Hill
1994 Scott Kalitta
1995 Scott Kalitta
1996 Kenny Bernstein
1997 Gary Scelzi
1998 Gary Scelzi
1999 Tony Schumacher
2000 Gary Scelzi
2001 Kenny Bernstein
2002 Larry Dixon
2003 Larry Dixon
2004 Tony Schumacher
2005 Tony Schumacher
2006 Tony Schumacher
2007 Tony Schumacher
2008 Tony Schumacher

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Funny Car

Year Champion
1974 Shirl Greer
1975 Don Prudhomme
1976 Don Prudhomme
1977 Don Prudhomme
1978 Don Prudhomme
1979 Raymond Beadle
1980 Raymond Beadle
1981 Raymond Beadle
1982 Frank Hawley
1983 Frank Hawley
1984 Mark Oswald
1985 Kenny Bernstein
1986 Kenny Bernstein
1987 Kenny Bernstein
1988 Kenny Bernstein
1989 Bruce Larson
1990 John Force
1991 John Force
1992 Cruz Pedregon
1993 John Force
1994 John Force
1995 John Force
1996 John Force
1997 John Force
1998 John Force
1999 John Force
2000 John Force
2001 John Force
2002 John Force
2003 Tony Pedregon
2004 John Force
2005 Gary Scelzi
2006 John Force
2007 Tony Pedregon
2008 Cruz Pedregon

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Pro Stock

Year Champion
1974 Bob Glidden
1975 Bob Glidden
1976 Larry Lombardo
1977 Don Nicholson
1978 Bob Glidden
1979 Bob Glidden
1980 Bob Glidden
1981 Lee Shepherd
1982 Lee Shepherd
1983 Lee Shepherd
1984 Lee Shepherd
1985 Bob Glidden
1986 Bob Glidden
1987 Bob Glidden
1988 Bob Glidden
1989 Bob Glidden
1990 Darrell Alderman
1991 Darrell Alderman
1992 Warren Johnson
1993 Warren Johnson
1994 Darrell Alderman
1995 Warren Johnson
1996 Jim Yates
1997 Jim Yates
1998 Warren Johnson
1999 Warren Johnson
2000 Jeg Coughlin Jr.
2001 Warren Johnson
2002 Jeg Coughlin Jr.
2003 Greg Anderson
2004 Greg Anderson
2005 Greg Anderson
2006 Jason Line
2007 Jeg Coughlin
2008 Jeg Coughlin

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Pro Stock Motorcycle

Year Champion
1987 Dave Schultz
1988 Dave Schultz
1989 John Mafaro
1990 John Myers
1991 Dave Schultz
1992 John Myers
1993 Dave Schultz
1994 Dave Schultz
1995 John Myers
1996 Dave Schultz
1997 Matt Hines
1998 Matt Hines
1999 Matt Hines
2000 Angelle Sampey
2001 Angelle Sampey
2002 Angelle Sampey
2003 Geno Scali
2004 Andrew Hines
2005 Andrew Hines
2006 Andrew Hines
2007 Matt Smith
2008 Eddie Krawiec

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* prior to 1974, the World Finals event champion was declared the season champion