WFO Radio NHRA Nitro NHRA Carolina Nationals Winners Edition

20 Sep 2017
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NHRA Carolina Nationals Winners Edition featuring Doug Kalitta, Robert Hight, Tanner Gray, Eddie Krawiec, and Jonathan Gray. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and host Joe Castello recap zMAX and get ready for Countdown race two in Maple Grove.…
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Crew Chief Confidential: NHRA Carolina Nationals

NHRA’s Lewis Bloom spoke to the winning crew chiefs from the NHRA Carolina Nationals: David Connolly (Pro Stock), Matt and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle), Jimmy Prock (Funny Car), and Jim Oberhofer (Top Fuel).
20 Sep 2017
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Crew Chief Confidential
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Force ready to improve on last year's runner-up finish at Dodge NHRA Nationals

The Top Fuel standout put together a semifinal showing Sunday in Charlotte, jumping to fourth in the loaded class, but Brittany Force has hopes for much more to end her 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
20 Sep 2017
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Brittany Force
Brittany Force isn’t about to let up after a solid start to open the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. The Top Fuel standout put together a semifinal showing Sunday in Charlotte, jumping to fourth in the loaded class, but Force has…
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Amalie Motor Oil dragster clutch specialist Simmons on her journey to drag racing

Kaylynn Simmons got her start as the clutch assistant on Terry McMillen's Top Fuel machine, but worked her way up to become the clutch specialist in short order.
19 Sep 2017
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NHRA Today™
01:27
Women have always played a key role in NHRA drag racing.  Shirley Muldowney blazed the trail that many have followed and while a good many of them gained fame as drivers, others have made their marks behind the scenes, working on the cars.…
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Tasca Racing returns to NHRA Mello Yello tour at Maple Grove

Bob Tasca III and his AutoAlert Ford Mustang will return to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour at Maple Grove Raceway for the Dodge NHRA Nationals with backing from AutoAlert.
19 Sep 2017
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Bob Tasca
Bob Tasca III and his AutoAlert Ford Mustang will return to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour at Maple Grove Raceway for the Dodge NHRA Nationals with backing from AutoAlert. “It feels like it’s been an eternity since I was in the seat…
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Fast Five: NHRA Carolina Nationals

The NHRA Carolina Nationals kicked off the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway. NHRA’s Dave Rieff and Lewis Bloom picked their five biggest moments of the event.
18 Sep 2017
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Mopar Mega Block Party will kick off Dodge NHRA Nationals weekend

The Mopar Mega Block Party will jump start the Dodge NHRA Nationals for the second consecutive year, with a full slate of fan-friendly activities set for Thursday, Sept. 21, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pa. 
18 Sep 2017
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Mopar
The Mopar Mega Block Party will jump start the Dodge NHRA Nationals for the second consecutive year, with a full slate of fan-friendly activities set for Thursday, Sept. 21, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pa.  The free-to-the-public…
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Dodge NHRA Nationals comes at key time in Mello Yello Countdown

Maple Grove Raceway will serve host to an important race on the tour, the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, Sept. 21-24, the second stop in the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
18 Sep 2017
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Home to many of the most historic performances in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history, Maple Grove Raceway will again serve as host to an important race on the tour, the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, Sept. 21-24. The race serves as the…
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Nostalgia racer Audrey Worm ready for Top Fuel debut in Maple Grove

Audrey Worm will make her Top Fuel debut at the Dodge NHRA Nationals this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway. She joined NHRA’s Amanda Busick via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio presented by Papa John’s.
18 Sep 2017
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Audrey Worm will make her Top Fuel debut at the Dodge NHRA Nationals this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway. She joined NHRA’s Amanda Busick via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio presented by Papa John’s. Worm, of Grantville, Pa., finished her…
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Kalitta earns first win of 2017, Hight, T. Gray, Krawiec kick off Countdown with victories

Doug Kalitta got his first win of the season, while Robert Hight, Tanner Gray, and Eddie Krawiec all started the Countdown to the Championship with wins at the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
17 Sep 2017
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Winner's Circle
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NHRA Carolina Nationals Sunday Notebook

Doug Kalitta earned his first win of the season, while Robert Hight, Tanner Gray, and Eddie Krawiec kicked off the Countdown to the Championship with victories.
17 Sep 2017
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Charlotte Hero
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C. Force, Kalitta, T. Gray, Hines hold onto Charlotte poles

Courtney Force earned her seventh No. 1 qualifier of the season, while Doug Kalitta, Tanner Gray, and Andrew Hines all also held onto their top spots at the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
16 Sep 2017
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Courtney Hero
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A weekend in Funny Car driver Todd's shoes

Sporting News writer Ryan Fagan spent a weekend with Kalitta Motorsports driver J.R. Todd and documented his experience.
16 Sep 2017
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J.R. Todd
There's nothing quite like Funny Car racing, and Sporting News writer Ryan Fagan got to experience it firsthand with the driver of the Kalitta Motorsports DHL Toyota, J.R. Todd. Fagan…
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NHRA Carolina Nationals Saturday Notebook

Doug Kalitta, Courtney Force, Tanner Gray, and Andrew Hines stood on their Friday runs to take the poles at the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
16 Sep 2017
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Charlotte Hero
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Kalitta, C. Force, T. Gray, Hines take Friday poles

Doug Kalitta, Courtney Force, Tanner Gray, and Andrew Hines grabbed the provisional poles at the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
15 Sep 2017
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NHRA Carolina Nationals Friday Notebook

Doug Kalitta, Courtney Force, Tanner Gray, and Andrew Hines grabbed the provisional poles at the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
15 Sep 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Charlotte Hero
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‘The Snake’s’ Take

Legendary drag racer Don "the Snake" Prudhomme looks back on his career and shares his thoughts on topics ranging from his best cars, best seasons, and best pals like Tom McEwen and Roland Leong.
15 Sep 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Don Prudhomme
Last week’s wide-ranging remembrances from Ed McCulloch inspired some extremely positive responses from the Insider Nation, so, as promised, here’s a similar type of article that I wrote a few years ago (2010) for National Dragster…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 58 No. 19)

NHRA National Dragster’s 19th issue of 2017, featuring Indy coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
14 Sep 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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National Dragster cover
NHRA National Dragster’s 19th issue of 2017, featuring Indy coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is the World’s Biggest Drag…
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Corradi, Matco Tools team ready for another championship battle

Matco Tools Top Fuel crew chief Brian Corradi joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about the 2017 Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. 
14 Sep 2017
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Crew Chief Confidential
03:55
Matco Tools Top Fuel crew chief Brian Corradi joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about the 2017 Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.  Corradi is the lead tuner,…
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NHRA Today Roundtable: Kicking off the Countdown in Charlotte

The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown officially kicks off this weekend at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C., as 10 competitors in the four Mello Yello Pro classes start their battles to the Finals. John Kernan joins Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's for another NHRA Today roundtable.
14 Sep 2017
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NHRA Today™
06:27
The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown officially kicks off this weekend at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C., as 10 competitors in the four Mello Yello Pro classes start their battles to the Finals.  Which current top seed has the best chance at…
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Torrence, Capps, Skillman, Krawiec top Tricky Tipster's Charlotte rankings

Indy champions Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle), along with Funny Car points leader Ron Capps are NHRA National Dragster's Tricky Tipster's favorites for wins at this weekend's NHRA Carolina Nationals.
14 Sep 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster
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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Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Savoie feels relaxed heading into Countdown

Having achieved a lifelong dream in 2016 with his first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world title, Jerry Savoie is feeling good entering the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, which starts at this weekend’s NHRA Carolina Nationals.
14 Sep 2017
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Jerry Savoie
Having achieved a lifelong dream in 2016 with his first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world title, Jerry Savoie is feeling good entering the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, which starts at this weekend’s NHRA Carolina Nationals at…
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Hot Rod's Drag Week gives hot rodders the ultimate street/strip challenge

Hot Rod Magazine’s annual Drag Week event challenges hot rodders to not only race their car at five dragstrips but also to drive the same car from track to track, which this year encompassed about 1,000 miles of highway time. NHRA Top Fuel star Richie Crampton, one of the Drag Week competitors, along with NHRA announcer Brian Lohnes and Hot Rod’s David Freiburger, joined Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about the event.
13 Sep 2017
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NHRA Today™
07:24
Hot Rod Drag Week sees more than 350 street-legal cars and trucks drag race on five dragstrips over five days. Racers can enter any type of vehicle they want in nearly a dozen different classes, as long as their vehicle can pass a tech inspection…
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Sampey discusses team's decision to take time off from Mello Yello tour

Former NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about her team’s recent decision to skip the next four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. 
13 Sep 2017
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NHRA Today™
06:03
Former NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about her team’s recent decision to skip the next four NHRA Mello Yello Drag…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro: Countdown preview

13 Sep 2017
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On this week's episode of WFO Radio NHRA Nitro, host Joe Castello and NHRA's Alan Reinhart recap the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and preview the NHRA Countdown and NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte. Reinhart and Castello discuss the…
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Tanner Gray unveils new wrap ahead of NHRA Carolina Nationals

The new design evokes the Pro Stock rookie's racing past and will debut at zMax Dragway in Charlotte.
13 Sep 2017
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Tanner New Car
Pro Stock rookie Tanner Gray has already made his mark on the quarter mile, winning four times in his first 16 races. The new wrap his Chevy Camaro will be sporting at the NHRA Carolina Nationals this weekend, and throughout the Countdown, will pay…
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Wix Filters will sponsor Langdon/Kalitta Top Fueler in Charlotte

Wix Filters will grow its relationship with Kalitta Motorsports as they take the primary position on the Top Fuel dragster driven by former Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon for the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
13 Sep 2017
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Wix Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, will grow its relationship with Kalitta Motorsports as they take the primary position on the Top Fuel dragster driven by former Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon for the NHRA Carolina…
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Line hopes to get back to Pro Stock winner's circle in Charlotte

Former Pro Stock champion Jason Line can get his bid for another title started right way with a win at the NHRA Carolina Nationals, the opening event of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
13 Sep 2017
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Jason Line
The regular season in 2017 has looked far different for Jason Line than his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship season a year ago. But the Pro Stock standout can still replicate the start to the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship…
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Todd knows he needs a hot start to boost Funny Car title hopes

For J.R. Todd to have a shot at a Mello Yello Funny Car championship, he'll need to get off to a good start. That begins with the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
12 Sep 2017
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J.R. Todd
Coming off the biggest win in his career, J.R. Todd hopes to put that momentum to good use. Starting from the eighth position in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, the Funny Car standout knows he can’t waste any time, either. For Todd…
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Denso sparks Angie Smith's Countdown hopes with three-race sponsorship

Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc. will serve as the lead sponsor of Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith at the upcoming NHRA Carolina Nationals and two additional events in NHRA's Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
12 Sep 2017
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Angie Smith
Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier Denso Corp., will serve as the lead sponsor of Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith at the upcoming NHRA Carolina Nationals. The Sept. 15-17 event takes…
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