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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 at 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, Indy Bureau Chief John Kernan says Force left Indy with a lot of confidence.
24 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
01:18
Even though John Force ran well at times during the last race at 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, N.H.,and the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J. Jake Heinemann, CEO…
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WFO Radio Menard's NHRA Heartland Nationals Winners Edition

24 May 2017
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WFO
Check out the WFO Radio Menard's 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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Crew Chief Confidential
07:08
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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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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
News
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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
03:27
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
News
topeka
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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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
05:19
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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Torrence has no plans of slowing down at NHRA Heartland Nationals

Coming off arguably the best three-week stretch in his Top Fuel career, Steve Torrence heads to Heartland Park Topeka, the site of this weekend’s 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, a confident driver.
19 May 2017
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Steve Torrence
Coming off arguably the best three-week stretch in his Top Fuel career, Steve Torrence heads to Heartland Park Topeka, the site of this weekend’s 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, a confident driver. Torrence has…
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Torrence, Capps, Butner top Tricky Tipster's picks for Topeka

Three of the hottest drivers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series right now -- Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) -- are the favorites of NHRA National Dragster's Tricky Tipster to win the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties.
18 May 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, and Bo Butner
For more than five decades, NHRA National Dragster's famed Tricky Tipster has tested his prognosticating skills prior to each national event, putting odds on the top eight racers he thinks have the best shot at victory in Tricky Tipster.…
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Skillman hopes to add to Pro Stock's win parity at Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties

There have been six different winners at the first seven races. Having finally escaped the doldrums of a frustrating stretch, Drew Skillman would like to be the next on that list.
18 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Skillman
To exemplify the impressive parity in Pro Stock during the first portion of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, there have been six different winners at the first seven races. Having finally escaped the doldrums of a frustrating…
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JEGS Allstars points change announced for 2018 event

NHRA has announced a change to the structure in which racers earn points toward a berth in the popular JEGS Allstars program. Beginning with the 2018 JEGS Allstars event, racers will now count their best five in-division events toward their JEGS Allstars points total.  
17 May 2017
News
Jegs
NHRA has announced a change to the structure in which racers earn points toward a berth in the popular JEGS Allstars program. Beginning with the 2018 JEGS Allstars event, racers will now count their best five in-division events toward their JEGS…
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Torrence, Enders guests on this week's WFO Radio NHRA Nitro

17 May 2017
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WFO
This week on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro, back-to-back Top Fuel winner Steve Torrence, Erica Enders, NHRA National Dragster's  Kevin McKenna, John DiBartolomeo, and Terry Brannon are the featured guests. The NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and host Joe Castello…
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Reigning champ Capps is red hot approaching Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties

In a class full of star competitors and breathtaking performances, Funny Car’s Ron Capps has managed to stand out in an impressive way over the past month. Coming off his first Funny Car world championship, Capps hasn’t let down one bit, taking over the points lead by winning three straight races.
16 May 2017
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Ron Capps
In a class full of star competitors and breathtaking performances, Funny Car’s Ron Capps has managed to stand out in an impressive way over the past month. Coming off his first Funny Car world championship, Capps hasn’t let down one bit, taking…
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Hubert's Lemonade wrap to reappear on Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car driven by Jim Campbell

The bright yellow of Hubert’s Lemonade will once again be a part of multiple summer races on the Jim Dunn Racing car driven by Jim Campbell and will make its debut at the Menards NHRA Heartlands Nationals presented by Minties on Friday. 
16 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Hubert
The bright yellow of Hubert’s Lemonade will once again be a part of multiple summer races on the Jim Dunn Racing car driven by Jim Campbell and will make its debut at the Menards NHRA Heartlands Nationals presented by Minties on Friday.  The…
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Tasca will compete in Topeka with backing from Gary Crossley Ford

Tasca Racing will compete in Funny Car at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka with backing from Gary Crossley Ford.
15 May 2017
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Bob Tasca
Tasca Racing will compete in the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka with backing from Gary Crossley Ford. “Todd Crossley, the owner of Crossley Ford, is a close friend of mine, and I’m proud to…
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Texas-sized confidence driving Steve Torrence

With his confidence at an all-time high, Steve Torrence heads to Topeka looking for three straight wins after back-to-back wins in Charlotte and Atlanta. He joins Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about his hot streak.
15 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
10:21
With his confidence at an all-time high, Steve Torrence heads to Topeka looking for three straight wins after back-to-back wins in Charlotte and Atlanta.  From his Capco office in Kilgore, Texas, the self-funded driver joins Amanda Busick…
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Surviving the Swing

12 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Kalitta Motorsports
Kalitta
Greetings! I’m happy to be reporting back after our first three-race swing of the 2017 season! We kicked this swing off in Houston, Texas, with the Spring Nationals. It was the debut event for Shawn Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology…
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Tony Pedregon pinch hits for brother Cruz at Indy test

FOX Sports NHRA analyst Tony Pedregon made his first runs in a nitro car since 2015 during a recent test session at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
12 May 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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cruz
Two-time NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car world champion Tony Pedregon took a break from his current duties as a color analyst on the NHRA FOX Sports television broadcasts to return to the seat of a 10,000-horsepower nitro Funny Car. Pedregon got the…
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Brittany Force’s team heading to Topeka with renewed confidence

After struggles at recent races, Brittany Force's Top Fuel team tested at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Indy Bureau Chief John Kernan reports from the track.
11 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
01:21
Even with a newly designed front half on her Top Fuel dragster, Brittany Force continued to struggle in Atlanta. The team smoked the tires early in qualifying and in a first-round loss.   Despite the limited data, her team was able to…
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Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 1993 Sears Craftsman Nationals

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 1993 Sears Craftsman Nationals. The race features some historic runs in the Funny Car class, a rare appearance in a Pro Stock final by a recent Super Stock race winner, and a very young Del Worsham racing in Top Fuel.
11 May 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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 1993 Sears Craftsman Nationals. The race features some historic runs…
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