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Beyond the event winners, there were a handful of Sportsman racers who also made their mark on the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
29 Mar 2017
Kevin McKenna, National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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There is a strong likelihood that the recent Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will be remembered as one of the best races of the 2017 season and for Sportsman racers Lester Johnson, Roy Hill, and Carl Tasca, it was certainly a memorable race.…
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NHRA Southeast Division races into Georgia

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division arrives at South Georgia Motorsports Park for the third of seven events in the division, March 31-April 2, where drivers will be racing to earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. 
28 Mar 2017
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Division 2
Cecil, Ga. - The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division arrives at South Georgia Motorsports Park for the third of seven events in the division. This Friday through Sunday, March 31-April 2, 2017, drivers will be racing to earn points…
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Stanfield Racing Engines joins Sportsman Performance Bonus awards program

Stanfield Racing Engines has signed on as the Sportsman Performance Bonus Award sponsor for Super Stock in the 2017 Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
28 Mar 2017
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Stanfield Racing Engines has signed on as the Sportsman Performance Bonus Award sponsor for Super Stock in the 2017 Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. The Stanfield Racing Engines Sportsman Performance Bonus Award will aim to increase…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Sportsman winner Jeffrey Barker

27 Mar 2017
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In 2015, Jeffrey Barker won the inaugural championship in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs, and after a pair of wins, he’s an early favorite again this season. With 6.5-second elapsed times in his Cobalt, Barker is essentially bracket racing a…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Super Gas winner Sherman Adcock Jr.

27 Mar 2017
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Two-time national champion Sherman Adcock Jr. has appeared in more than 20 national event finals during his great career, but few were as meaningful as the Gatornationals Super Gas final, where he took on his longtime friend and fellow NHRA champion…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Super Comp winner Jacob Elrod

27 Mar 2017
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The Gainesville Super Comp field was loaded with talent, and the final round reflected the quality of the competition with 2015 Super Gas national champion Jacob Elrod taking on former Million Dollar Drag Race champ Troy Williams Jr. In one of the…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Stock winner Terry Nagel

27 Mar 2017
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Longtime Division 3 Stock racer Terry Nagel has been on a tear that most racers can only dream about. Nagel won the Division 3 National Open event in Indianapolis last fall and also captured the Division 2 Lucas Oil Series opener in Orlando, Fla.,…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Super Stock winner Fred Allen

27 Mar 2017
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In Super Stock, Michael Volkman managed to win 11 straight rounds in Gainesville aboard his GT/LA Sebring before a red-light start ended the streak in the final round. Volkman’s foul allowed Fred Allen to claim his first national event title in his…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Comp winner David Rampy

27 Mar 2017
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For David Rampy, the victory marked win No. 93 in his storied career. Driving his Skillman Automotive-backed A/EA Bantam roadster, Rampy qualified No. 7 and worked his way to the semifinals without incurring a large Competition Index Control penalty…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Annie Whiteley

27 Mar 2017
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Annie Whiteley not only won her fourth career Top Alcohol Funny Car title and made the quickest and fastest runs of her career, but she also got to share the Gainesville winner’s circle with her son, Steven, who scored the NHRA J&A Service Pro…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Justin Ashley

27 Mar 2017
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Justin Ashley, the son of former nitro and Pro Mod racer Mike Ashley, was competing in just his second event behind the wheel of the Meyer family’s injected nitro dragster. The 22-year-old ran low elapsed time of the event in qualifying with a 5.143…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sportsman champion highlights

David Rampy, Terry Nagel, and Jeffrey Barker continued recent hot streaks to highlight NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Here's a look at final-round highlights and interviews with the event winners.
27 Mar 2017
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Terry Nagel in Gainesville winner's circle
A week after winning the Southeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Gainesville Raceway, David Rampy and Jeffrey Barker doubled up with wins in Comp and Top Sportsman, respectively, at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Not…
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Smiley, Covington, Helms lead winners at Texas Sportsman Challenge

Clark Smiley, Joel Covington, and Kevin Helms led the winners list at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central Division season-opening Texas Sportsman Challenge at Royal Purple Raceway.  
26 Mar 2017
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Preview | Friday | Saturday Texas racing was on full display as local racers Clark Smiley and Joel Covington celebrated with their teams in the winner’s circle following…
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NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League 2017 division schedules

The schedule of Jr. Dragster championship events in NHRA’s seven divisions has been set, and once again Divisions 1-6 will use a single championship race to decide champions while Division 7 racers will compete in a 10-race points series.
24 Mar 2017
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Jr. Dragster on the starting line
The schedule of Jr. Dragster championship events in NHRA’s seven divisions has been set, and once again Divisions 1-6 will use a single championship race to decide champions while Division 7 racers will compete in a 10-race points series. The…
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The hottest driver in drag racing

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 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA 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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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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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.   The SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown will…
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