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Meet Terry Nagel, the NHRA Stock racer who has won three of his last four events, including the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
22 Mar 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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Last weekend at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, nitro racers Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan had their two-race winning streaks snapped in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively. There is one other driver who suffered no such loss of…
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Whiteley, Rampy among winners at Gatornationals

Ann Marie Whiteley and David Rampy raced to victory to highlight NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action at this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
20 Mar 2017
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David Rampy
Ann Marie Whiteley and David Rampy raced to victory at this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Whitely grabbed her fourth national event win in Top Alcohol Funny Car, and Rampy added his 93rd national event win…
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Follow A Dream/Permatex team hopes for smoother sailing at Gatornationals

15 Mar 2017
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Heading into its 2017 national event debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the Follow A Dream/Permatex Top Alcohol Funny Car team feels like it has already gone through a season's worth of adversity.. Early last week en route to…
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Fast Five: Factory Stock Showdown

The popular School of Automotive Machinists and Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown returns at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Here are five questions that are will be answered in Gainesville.
15 Mar 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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The Amalie NHRA Gatornationals will not only feature the first event of the season for racers in the Pro Stock Motorcycle and the J&A Service Pro Mod series, but it will also mark the 2017 debut of the new and improved School of Automotive…
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Factory Stock Showdown ace David Barton previews season opener in Gainesville

One of the many highlights of the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals is the 2017 debut of the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown. David Barton, who captured three Factory Stock Showdowns last year, joins Factory Stock fan and NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio via Skype delivered by Papa John’s.
10 Mar 2017
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One of the many highlights of the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals is the 2017 debut of the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown. The action features factory-built muscle cars from Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford. Last year, David Barton captured…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Top Sportsman winner Mike Ferderer

08 Mar 2017
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Mike Ferderer collected career title No. 24 in the Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs class. Ferderer, who claimed his first victory and the Super Gas national championship in 1985, was able to celebrate early in the final round when his opponent…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Top Dragster winner Grant Durie

08 Mar 2017
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Much like the Pomona season opener, the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs field once again featured a number of entries that flirted with the 6.00-second class limit. After three qualifying passes, the top-six qualifiers had all run 6.10 or…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Gas winner Aaron Kinard

08 Mar 2017
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Nearly three years after his most recent national event win in Las Vegas, Aaron Kinard visited the winner’s circle at a national event for the sixth time in his career. A three-time winner of the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, Kinard faced off against…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Comp winner Val Torres Sr.

08 Mar 2017
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California-based Val Torres Sr. upped his career win total to five after driving past Marco Perivolaris in the Super Comp final. Torres, whose most recent win came last year in Sonoma, gave up a slight lead at the start, .002 to .023, but prevailed…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Stock winner Kyle Rizzoli

08 Mar 2017
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Kyle Rizzoli bagged his fifth career win and his second in Stock when he downed two-time national champ and Pomona Super Stock winner Justin Lamb in the final round. While his numbers in the final were solid, Rizzoli wasn’t afraid to admit that he…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Sportsman champion highlights

Well-known West Coast racers Val Torres Sr., Kyle Rizzoli, Aaron Kinard, and Mike Ferderer were among the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners crowned at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, but it was veteran George Stassi who stole the show with his win in Super Stock. Here's a look at final-round highlights and interviews with the event winners.
08 Mar 2017
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Well-known West Coast racers Val Torres Jr., Kyle Rizzoli, Aaron Kinard, and Mike Ferderer were among the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners crowned at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, but it was veteran George…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Stock winner George Stassi

08 Mar 2017
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Veteran George Stassi stole the show at the NHRA Arizona Nationals with his win in Super Stock. Stassi has been racing in Division 7 events for the last 50 years, but he had never won a national event, or even advanced to a final round, until he…
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Advance Auto Parts to back NHRA A/Fuel Dragster driver Josh Hart

Advance Auto Parts will continue to be the major primary sponsor of Josh Hart’s A/Fuel Dragster in the 2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
08 Mar 2017
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Advance Auto Parts will continue to be the major primary sponsor of Josh Hart’s A/Fuel Dragster in the 2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. TechNet Professional Auto Service will provide associate sponsorship support. Hart will kick off the 2017…
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Meyer, Martin, and Rampy lead winners list at Division 2 event in Gainesville

Megan Meyer, Ray Martin, and David Rampy led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division event at Gainesville Raceway for the Prelude to the Gators, the second of seven events in the NHRA Southeast Division.
08 Mar 2017
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Megan Meyer and Ray Martin raced to victory at this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Gainesville Raceway.  Meyer grabbed her third win in her fourth final round in Top Alcohol Dragster and Martin took home his first in Top Alcohol…
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Fifty plus one

Jeff Lane and his son, Cody, each celebrated wins at the Division 7 opener in Phoenix. For Jeff, it was win No. 50, and for Cody, it was his first.
08 Mar 2017
Kevin McKenna, National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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When Jeff Lane turned on the win light in the Comp final at last weekend’s Division 7 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opener at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, it represented a significant milestone in an already remarkable career. Lane’s…
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NHRA contingency program added to SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown

NHRA has announced the addition of a new contingency program for the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown with more than 15 postings for the specialty event.
07 Mar 2017
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NHRA has announced the addition of a new contingency program for the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown with more than 15 postings for the specialty event.   The SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown will…
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Laughlin kicks off 2017 Top Alcohol Dragster campaign in Gainesville

Alex Laughlin will begin his 2017 season in the Top Alcohol Dragster category this weekend at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Gainesville, as well as the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals next week.
07 Mar 2017
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Alex Laughlin will begin his 2017 season in the Top Alcohol Dragster category this weekend at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Gainesville, as well as the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals next week. Laughlin will pilot the Anthony…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Sportsman champion highlights

Ed Olpin's double win in Super Gas and Top Sportsman highlighted the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Check out video of his winning runs, as well as those of the other event winners.
02 Mar 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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The only thing better than opening the season with a win at the Circle K Winternationals is opening the season with two wins and Utah’s Ed Olpin knows that feeling well after claiming a pair of Pomona victories in Super Gas and Top Sportsman…
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By George, He's Done It

It took George Stassi 50 years to finally win his first NHRA national event, but he quickly found out that it was worth the wait.
01 Mar 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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During his five decades as a dedicated NHRA Sportsman racer, George Stassi Jr. has seen and done a lot, but he hadn't turned on a win light in a national event final round until last weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports…
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Champions crowned at Pacific Division opener at Wild Horse Pass

Shawn Cowie in Alcohol Dragster and Shane Westerfield in Alcohol Funny Car led the list of winners at the NHRA Pacific Division opener at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the first of seven events in the Pacific Division competition.
28 Feb 2017
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Champions were recognized Sunday  for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division Drag Race at Wild Horse Motorsports Park. Fans in attendance were treated to Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp, Super Stock, Super Gas…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Alcohol Funny Car winner Shane Westerfield

28 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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While he prepares for his nitro Funny Car debut in Gainesville, reigning and two-time Top Alcohol Funny Car national champ Jonnie Lindberg made a guest appearance behind the wheel of Jay Payne’s Peak Camaro and nearly pulled off a victory. Lindberg…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Super Stock winner Justin Lamb

28 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Two-time NHRA national champion Justin Lamb added a 17th national event title to his résumé after scoring the Super Stock title over Timothy Fletcher, who was driving his father, Dan’s, Peak-backed ’69 Camaro. Lamb also saved his best run for last…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Top Dragster winner Mike Coughlin

28 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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The Top Dragster presented by Racing RV’s class featured a number of entries that flirted with the 6.00-second class limit, including eventual winner Mike Coughlin. The former two-time Division 3 champ decided to venture West to watch his brother,…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Super Comp winner Steve Williams

28 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Steve Williams extended his winning streak at the Pomona season-opener to three straight years following his victory in Super Comp. The leader of the K&N Filters team, Williams won the Super Gas title in Pomona in 2015 and returned last season…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Super Gas winner Ed Olpin

28 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Ed Olpin entered the Circle K NHRA Winternationals with four national event victories to his credit including back-to-back Phoenix titles in 2014-15, and now, he has six after his historic feat. Oplin got the ball rolling when he drove his Corvette…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Top Sportsman winner Ed Olpin

28 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Moments after winning the Super Gas crown, Ed Olpin completed his double by defeating former Comp racer Jeff Gillette in the Top Sportsman final, which was decided by just a thousandth of a second at the finish line. Olpin is now the 21st driver to…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Stock winner Jerry Emmons

28 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Texan Jerry Emmons earned his 15th national event title when he drove to the Stock title against Justin Jerome and his F/SA Duster. Emmons, who won his first national event in 1990, drove his Lucas Oil-backed ’69 Camaro to several key wins during…
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Stassi, Durie first-time winners at Arizona Nationals

George Stassi and Grant Durie both raced to their first NHRA National event win this weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
27 Feb 2017
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George Stassi and Grant Durie both raced to their first NHRA National event win this weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Stassi, Brea, Calif., faced off with Washington racer and NHRA Northwest division…
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In defense of bracket racers

With a competitor base numbering in the tens of thousands, E.T. bracket racing is not only the most popular form of drag racing competition in the world, but from a driving standpoint, it’s also the most challenging.
22 Feb 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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There are those who think that E.T. bracket racing is easy or that bracket racers are somehow inferior to those racers who compete in heads-up or performance-based classes. People with that mindset are sadly mistaken. Bracket racing, where…
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Treadwell, Caheely, and Nagel lead winners list at Orlando Speed World Dragway

Jenny Treadwell, Tyler Caheely, and Terry Nagel led the list of winners at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division event at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
21 Feb 2017
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The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series kicked off its first divisional event of season in the southeast division, hitting Orlando Speed World Dragway this past weekend. Drivers from all over the southeast visited the strip to battle head-to-head in…
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