Five-time winner Coan leads JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals champs

After finishing as runner-up a season ago, Comp Eliminator standout Jason Coan returned to his winning ways to lead the list of champions crowned on Sunday at the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.
28 May 2017
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Preview | Friday | Saturday BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After finishing as runner-up a season ago, Comp Eliminator standout Jason Coan returned to his winning ways to lead…
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Remembering Johnny Abbott

Former U.S. Nationals-winning Top Fuel driver Johnny Abbott, who passed away May 20, was a fierce racer and a generous human being.
26 May 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
John Abbott
We lost former Indy-winning Top Fuel driver Johnny Abbott last Sunday, ending the life but not the legacy of one of the great gentlemen in our sport. You only have to visit his Facebook page and…
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Tasca Racing looking for big win at hometown track with backing from PPG

Tasca Racing and driver Bob Tasca III will be looking for a major win at the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway, Tasca’s home track, in Epping, N.H. For this event, Tasca’s Ford Shelby Mustang will be sponsored by PPG.
25 May 2017
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Bob Tasca
Tasca Racing and driver Bob Tasca III will be looking for a major win at the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway, Tasca’s home track, in Epping, N.H. For this event, Tasca’s Ford Shelby Mustang will be sponsored by PPG. “My family…
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Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 1991 Summernationals

Throughout 2017, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: the 1991 Summernationals.
25 May 2017
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Flashback Friday
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Throughout 2017, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: the 1991 Summernationals. The race features the last win by one of the…
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Former Indy Top Fuel winner Johnny Abbott passes away

25 May 2017
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Former U.S. Nationals-winning Top Fuel driver Johnny Abbott died May 20. He was 79. Abbott, who began his Top Fuel career in the early 1960s and continued competing into the mid-1980s, had the greatest day of a fine career at the 1981 U.S.…
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NHRA Today roundtable: Menards Heartland Nationals review

John Kernan joins Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to review the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties and to take a look at the upcoming NHRA New England Nationals.
25 May 2017
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John Kernan joins Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to review the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties and to take a look at the upcoming NHRA New England Nationals,…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Top Sportsman winner Sandy Wilkins

25 May 2017
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02:10
A year after winning the Division 2 championship and posting a third-place finish nationally in the Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs class, Sandy Wilkins won again. Wilkins, the 2015 Atlanta winner, drove a smart, consistent race, using a…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Top Dragster winner Joe Fisher

25 May 2017
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Joe Fisher, who is a title rights sponsor of the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs class through his RacingRVs.com business, followed his quarterfinal finish in Super Gas with a win in Top Dragster. Fisher’s path to the final round included…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Super Street winner Doug Wood

25 May 2017
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02:18
Super Street champion Doug Wood fulfilled a 15-year quest to win his first NHRA national event title. Wood was sharp in the final when he coupled a .020 light and a 10.908 for the win over Hancock, who broke out with a 10.848. Wood also topped…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Super Gas winner Ray Miller III

25 May 2017
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02:16
Ray Miller III has won six national event Wallys, and three of them have come at Atlanta Dragway. Miller successfully defended his 2016 Super Gas title when he drove his Corvette to a final-round win against David Tatum III, who fouled. Miller also…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Super Comp winner Luke Bogacki

25 May 2017
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02:54
Two weeks after winning the K&N Spring Fling Million event in Las Vegas, Luke Bogacki struck gold again when he won in Super Comp. The two-time national champion claimed career win No. 12 when he drove past Tony Helms in the final, 8.914 to a…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Stock winner Jimmy Hidalgo Jr.

25 May 2017
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02:40
At the 2016 Atlanta race, Jimmy “Cooter” Hidalgo Jr. nearly completed a double of his own with a win in Super Stock and a runner-up finish in Stock. The Louisiana-based Hidalgo obviously likes Atlanta Dragway because he returned this year and added…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Super Stock winner David Rampy

25 May 2017
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01:51
David Rampy breezed through the tough Super Stock field with his Skillman Auto Group Camaro. In eliminations, he faced a tough roster that included Terry Emmons, Chad Taylor, Craig Couris, and championship contender Kevin Helms. In the final, Rampy…
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Successful test prepares John Force for critical Eastern Swing

Even though John Force ran well at times during the last race in Topeka, that first-round loss to Bob Tasca III told the 16-time Funny Car champ that his car wasn’t exactly like he wanted it. So, the team spent a day testing at Lucas Oil Raceway, and Indy Bureau Chief John Kernan says Force left Indy with a lot of confidence.
24 May 2017
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NHRA Today™
01:18
Even though John Force ran well at times during the last race in Topeka, that first-round loss to Bob Tasca III told the 16-time Funny Car champ that his car wasn’t exactly like he wanted it.  So, the team spent a day testing at Lucas Oil…
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Maxant Industries joins Pedregon For Epping and Englishtown

24 May 2017
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Cruz Pedregon
Maxant Industries, the leader in honey bee processing equipment, will join Cruz Pedregon Racing as a major associate sponsor for the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping and the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown. Jake Heinemann, CEO at Maxant…
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WFO Radio Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Winners Edition

24 May 2017
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Check out the WFO Radio Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Winners Edition featuring "winnersviews" with Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Tanner Gray, Steve Jackson, and Austin Williams. Capps discusses his historic fourth consecutive Funny Car win, his role…
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Crew Chief Confidential: NHRA Heartland Nationals

Dave Connolly joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about Tanner Gray’s recent Pro Stock win at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka. Bloom also interviewed the winning crew chiefs in Top Fuel and Funny Car, Brian Corradi and Rahn Tobler.
23 May 2017
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Crew Chief Confidential
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Dave Connolly joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about Tanner Gray’s recent Pro Stock win at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties in Topeka. …
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NHRA JEGS SPORTSnationals to be featured on NHRA All Access

The 2017 JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals presented by Quick Fuel will be featured on NHRA All Access, Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. A weekend pass can be purchased for just $9.95, and current subscribers to NHRA All Access will receive the content at no additional charge.
23 May 2017
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Sportsnationals
The 2017 JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals will be featured on NHRA All Access. The extreme racing action from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the JEGS SPORTSnationals presented by Quick Fuel will be featured during the Memorial Day weekend event…
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Rookie Report Card after Topeka

A look at the season stats of the 2017 rookie class -- Top Fuel runners Troy Coughlin Jr. and Shawn Reed, Funny Car driver Jonnie Lindberg, Topeka Pro Stock winner Tanner Gray, and Pro Stock Motorcycle's Joey Gladstone -- following the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties.
23 May 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA.com Managing Editor
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Topeka Rookie Report Card
Pro Stock racer Tanner Gray put a little more distance between himself and the rest of the 2017 rookie class when he won his second Wally of the season during the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Following is a look at the…
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Fast Five: Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties

From national-record runs to the continuation of a winning streak, the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, race No. 8 on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, was jam-packed with great moments. Here's a look at five of the biggest moments from the event.
22 May 2017
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Fast Five
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From national-record runs to the continuation of a winning streak, the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, race No. 8 on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, was jam-packed with great moments. Here's a look at five of the…
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Capps wins fourth straight, Brown and Gray also earn Topeka wins

Ron Capps picked up his fourth-straight victory for the first time in his career, while Antron Brown found the Top Fuel winner's circle again and Tanner Gray earned his second career Pro Stock win at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties.
21 May 2017
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Event winners Antron Brown, Ron Capps, and Tanner Gray 4
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Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Sunday Notebook

News, notes, quotes, and photos from race day at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, race eight of 24 on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
21 May 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Hagan shatters Funny Car marks on record-setting day in Topeka

Matt Hagan set both ends of the NHRA Funny Car national record with a stunning blast of 3.802 seconds at 338.85 mph to lead Funny Car qualifying at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) lead their respective fields.
20 May 2017
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Matt Hagan
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Facebook Live replay: Watch final nitro qualifying from Topeka

In an historic first for the sanctioning body, NHRA live-streamed the fourth qualifying session from the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties on its Facebook page. You can watch a full replay here.
20 May 2017
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Topeka
In an historic first for the sanctioning body, NHRA live-streamed the entire fourth qualifying session from the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties on its Facebook page, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Central. The stream included NHRA's…
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Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Saturday Notebook

20 May 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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topeka
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Hight sets Funny Car speed record, Torrence, Butner lead day one of qualifying

Robert Hight made the fastest pass in Funny Car history, 337.66 mph, and leads the Funny Car field on a rain-shortened day at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) lead their respective fields.
19 May 2017
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Robert Hight
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Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Friday Notebook

19 May 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Topeka
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NHRA All Access season passes now available for just $79.95

NHRA All Access, NHRA’s live-streaming service, is now available at the reduced price of $79.95. The service offers live video from all 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events, video on demand of past events and historic video, and more.
19 May 2017
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All Access
NHRA All Access, NHRA’s live-streaming service, is now available at the reduced price of $79.95. NHRA All Access can be viewed from any PC, mobile or Roku device and proves live on on-demand video from all 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series…
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Roundtable: Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals pre-race preview

NHRA's John Kernan, Amanda Busick, and Lewis Bloom preview the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka, race No. 8 of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
19 May 2017
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NHRA Today™
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NHRA's John Kernan, Amanda Busick, and Lewis Bloom preview the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka, race No. 8 of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
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That was then, this is now: 1991

The 1991 season was one of the wildest in NHRA history, with broken barriers, a nitro-shortage scare, wild crashes, overdue wins, rookie phenoms, and much more, and we've got the trivia quiz to prove it.
19 May 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Blowover
I had a lot of fun researching and reminiscing while creating last week’s column about Pat Austin’s double at the 1991 Topeka event, but, typical me, leafing through those old issues of National Dragster got my gears spinning. Going…
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