Which champion will repeat?

06 Jan 2017
Poll Position
2016 champions
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will be bannering the No. 1 on the side of their rides this season after finishing the 2016 season as champs, but can they keep it? All…
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2016 NHRA Mello Yello champs

14 Nov 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
Four new NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champs have been crowned, each with his own unique story, but which one was the most special or most deserving? While it’s easy to say that the sentimental favorite is Ron Capps, who finally scored…
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Who will win 2016 world titles?

07 Nov 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Poll Position
The 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series comes to a close this weekend at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, and three world titles will be awarded during the weekend. The two best battles are in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, in which…
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Best of Dallas

16 Oct 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
After three action-packed events to open the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series headed to Texas for the fourth of six events that will determine this year’s world champions. The exciting action…
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Best of: St. Louis

25 Sep 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
The drama that is the 2016 Countdown to the Championship escalated in St. Louis during the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the second round of the six round playoffs. On a day when many of the points leaders went out early, Shawn Langdon (Top…
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Best of Charlotte

18 Sep 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
The 2016 Countdown to the Championship kicked off with an action-packed weekend of racing at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock…
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Championship picks

12 Sep 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Poll Position
The 2016 Countdown to the Championship kicks off this weekend at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the first of six races that will determine this year's world champions in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. Antron…
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Best of Brainerd

21 Aug 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
The penultimate race of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season before the start of the playoffs offered dramatic on-track battles and unreal performances on the Brainerd Int'l Raceway surface at the annual Lucas Oil NHRA…
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Best of Sonoma

31 Jul 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
Racers and fans who came to Wine Country for the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals knew that last weekend’s Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals was going to be a tough act to follow, but the second leg of the Western Swing was up to the challenge…
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Best of Denver

24 Jul 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
With a global audience watching the final rounds live on FOX television and a packed house at scenic Bandimere Speedway for three days, the annual NHRA Western Swing kicked off with what could easily be described as the best event of the season so…
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Poll Position: Chicago

10 Jul 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
The second half of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season kicked off with the K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago, and it delivered all of the drama and excitement that fans have come to expect. The four Professional…
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Best of Norwalk

26 Jun 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
After stops in Epping, Englishtown, and Bristol, the grueling four-race stretch that has come to be known as the "Eastern Swing" came to a conclusion at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. The event’s many…
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Best of Bristol

19 Jun 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
After two weeks in the Northeast, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series headed south to Bristol Dragway for Father’s Day weekend, and the 2016 edition of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals did not disappoint. From a pair of drivers who got…
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Best of Englishtown

12 Jun 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
The aptly named 2016 NHRA Summernationals featured great performances on the opening day of qualifying before teams adapted to warm conditions that created exciting racing at historic Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown. Ron Capps'…
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Best of Epping

06 Jun 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
It took an extra day to complete the 2016 NHRA New England Nationals, but it was well worth the wait because fans were treated to a great day of racing action under sunny, blue skies. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), and Greg …
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Best of Topeka

23 May 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
The 2016 NHRA Kansas Nationals will very likely go down in the history books as one of the best races in the history of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. From the incredible Friday night qualifying that produced the quickest and fastest Funny…
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Best of Atlanta

15 May 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
For the last 36 years, Atlanta Dragway has hosted an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event, but it isn’t an exaggeration to suggest that the 2016 edition of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals was the best. How…
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Best of Houston

01 May 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
Coming off a typically unpredictable four-wide event in Charlotte, it might have been tempting to expect a bit of a letdown when teams headed west to the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway, but that was hardly the case. Track records in…
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Best of Charlotte

25 Apr 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
As the only four-lane event on the tour, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods always delivers exciting and sometimes crazy action as drivers line up four wide and battle for supremacy. This year's event at zMAX Dragway was no…
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Best of Las Vegas

04 Apr 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
After three exciting races to open up the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the tour headed to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Would the first of two annual trips to the Nevada desert live up to the hype of those first three events,…
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The best of Gainesville

21 Mar 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
One of the “majors” on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is one of the must-attend events of the year, and this year’s East Coast opener certainly lived up to the…
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Best of Phoenix

29 Feb 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
After a strong start to the 2016 season in Pomona, the drivers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series served up another action-packed event in Phoenix, where fans were treated to just the second all-female Top Fuel final, a first-time winner in…
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Best of Pomona

15 Feb 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
The 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicked off at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, and there were story lines aplenty in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock. From the debut of the new EFI Pro Stockers to a pair of incredibly close nitro finals,…
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New Year's Resolution

04 Jan 2016
National Dragster staff
Poll Position
Welcome to 2016 and all that it may hold. It's that time of year again to promise yourself some changes. What's your New Year's Resolution? What’s Your New Year’s Resolution Going To Be? …
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