Social activities provide fan entertainment at Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

There’s a whole lot more than racing going on at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. From pit-area displays and exhibits to a Cacklefest and the Eric Medlen ice Cream Social, there’s plenty for Sonoma fans to enjoy.
26 Jul 2017
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Sonoma
There’s a whole lot more than racing going on at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. From pit-area displays and exhibits to a Cacklefest and the Eric Medlen ice Cream Social, there’s plenty for Sonoma fans to enjoy. FRIDAY  Track Talk…
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Funny Car driver Todd looks to repeat Sonoma success in new class

J.R. Todd knows the importance of winning at Sonoma Raceway, doing it in 2016 in Top Fuel. While he's in a different class heading to the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals this weekend, the sentiment remains true.
26 Jul 2017
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J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd knows the importance of winning at Sonoma Raceway, doing it in 2016 in Top Fuel. While the Kalitta Motorsports driver is in a different class heading to the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals this weekend, the sentiment remains true for the now…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Winners Edition

26 Jul 2017
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WFO
Check out the WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Winners Edition featuring Robert Hight who discusses his first win of the 2017 season, Antron Brown as he gets ready for his Top Gear America debut, Drew Skillman after back to back…
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Crew Chief Confidential: Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

On this week’s Crew Chief Confidential, NHRA Reporter Lewis Bloom caught up with Robert Hight’s tuner Jimmy Prock, and Antron Brown’s crew chief Brian Corradi following the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
26 Jul 2017
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Crew Chief Confidential
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On this week’s Crew Chief Confidential, NHRA Reporter Lewis Bloom caught up with Robert Hight’s tuner Jimmy Prock, and Antron Brown’s crew chief Brian Corradi following the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Prock scored his first win in his return…
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Brown not thinking sweep yet as Western Swing moves to Sonoma

Antron Brown was the last driver to sweep the famed NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Western Swing, doing so in Top Fuel in 2009. A victory on Sunday in Denver has him headed in the right direction to do it again.
26 Jul 2017
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AB Sweep
Antron Brown was the last driver to sweep the famed NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Western Swing, doing so in Top Fuel in 2009. A victory on Sunday in Denver has him headed in the right direction to do it again, but the three-time world champ…
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Former NHRA Funny Car champ, Division 6 Director Frank Hall dies

25 Jul 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Frank Hall, a former world champion Funny Car driver and NHRA Division 6 Director, died July 16. Hall began racing in the late 1950s, driving supercharged gas dragsters and then injected fuel dragsters through the late 1960s. In 1970, he began…
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Fast Five: Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

The Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals kicked off NHRA's traditional Western Swing with a wild weekend on the mountain in Denver. NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Dave Rieff took a look at some of the event's most memorable moments.
25 Jul 2017
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Fast Five
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DeJoria knows strong performance at Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals crucial to Countdown chances

Alexis DeJoria knows she has ground to make up in the race to earn a spot in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, but that added pressure has already brought out some positive signs for the Funny Car standout.
25 Jul 2017
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Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria knows she has ground to make up in the race to earn a spot in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. But that added pressure has already brought out some positive signs for the Funny Car standout and she’s hopeful the best is…
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Rookie Report Card after Denver

A look at the season-to-date stats for the 2017 rookie class through the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, race 14 of 24 (seven of 16 for Pro Stock Motorcycle) on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
25 Jul 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA.com Managing Editor
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Denver Rookie Report Card
Four of the five rookie candidates eligible for the 2017 Auto Club Road to the Future Award were in competition during the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, race 14 of 24 (seven of 16 for Pro Stock Motorcycle) on the…
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Team Boddie Racing to participate in 16-car exhibition at Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Drivers from Team Boddie Racing, from the San Francisco area , will participate in a special 16-car exhibition race on Saturday, July 29 as part of the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. 
24 Jul 2017
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Boddie
Drivers from Team Boddie Racing, from the San Francisco area , will participate in a special 16-car exhibition race on Saturday, July 29 as part of the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.  The field will be comprised…
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Wilkerson fresh out of Funny Cars after pair of wheelstands in Denver

Tim Wilkerson must bounce back quickly after a pair of damaging wheelstands at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver.
24 Jul 2017
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Tim Wilkerson
Tim Wilkerson wounded his primary Funny Car during Saturday night qualifying at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals thanks to a spectacular wheelstand. While inconvenient, particularly because he had just pulled the chassis out in Norwalk two races…
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Hight gets first victory of season; Brown, Skillman, Krawiec win in Denver

Robert Hight got into the winner's circle for the first time this season, while Antron Brown, Drew Skillman and Eddie Krawiec all picked up Wallys at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
23 Jul 2017
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Event winners Eddie Krawiec, Drew Skillman, Robert Hight, and Antron Brown 5
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Hagan, Anderson, Tonglet clinch Countdown berths in Denver

Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, and L.E. Tonglet all clinched their spots in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
23 Jul 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Countdown
With their first-round victories at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Matt Hagan and Greg Anderson clinched their spots in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. Hagan became the second Funny Car driver to lock up a spot in the…
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An introduction to NHRA's pro classes

New to the NHRA? Get to know the four professional classes in our Mello Yello series right here.
23 Jul 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
class
The NHRA hosts four professional classes in the Mello Yello series, including Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. You can learn a little bit about each of them below, including technical specs, who took home the…
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New to NHRA Drag Racing? Here's what you need to know

New to NHRA Drag Racing? We've got you covered. Here's a quick rundown to get you up to speed on the world's fastest sport.
23 Jul 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
101
In addition to being a concert of as much as 20,000 combined horsepower, a drag race pairs two vehicles, including dragsters, cars, and motorcycles in a tournament-style elimination contest.  The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series' two…
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Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Sunday Notebook

23 Jul 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Denver
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Pritchett, C. Force, Skillman, and Krawiec grab top qualifying spots in Denver

Leah Pritchett set a Top Fuel track record, while Courtney Force (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) snagged the top qualifying spots at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
22 Jul 2017
Race coverage
Leah Pritchett
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Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Saturday Notebook

22 Jul 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Denver
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C. Force, Kalitta, Skillman, Krawiec grab top spots after first day of Denver qualifying

Courtney Force and Doug Kalitta set track records to join Drew Skillman and Eddie Krawiec as provisional No. 1 qualifiers after the first day of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
21 Jul 2017
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Courtney Force
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Checklist for NHRA's Western Swing: Knowing what and how many to pack

So, what does it take to keep a top-flight NHRA Funny Car team on the road for three straight weekends? John Collins, crew chief for Don Schumacher Racing’s Tommy Johnson Jr.-driven Make-A-Wish Funny Car, provided an inventory list of just the big-ticket items that he's stashed in their team hauler for the Western Swing.
21 Jul 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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John Collins
The Western Swing is a three-race marathon from Denver to Sonoma to Seattle and, most important for the majority of NHRA’s Brownsburg, Ind.-based Mello Yello teams, it’s a westward trek away from their shops, meaning no chance to refuel and…
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Miami fans: Demand your live NHRA on FOX broadcast network coverage!

NHRA race fans in the Miami area have been unable to watch NHRA's live FOX broadcast network coverage, including this weekend's Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, because the local FOX affiliate, WSVN, has been pre-empting the live broadcast and airing it later in the evening. Here's how you can help.  
21 Jul 2017
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FOX
NHRA race fans have been enjoying live national network race coverage on the FOX broadcast network the last two years, but NHRA has become aware of viewing problems in some areas. The hardest hit has been the Miami area, where FOX affiliate WSVN has…
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Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Friday Notebook

21 Jul 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
denverhero
Preview | Features | Photos | Results QUALIFYING SESSION RECAPS…
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Salisbury’s Stake in Top Fuel history

Thirty-five years ago at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Dwight Salisbury scored his lone NHRA Top Fuel win in a career that was filled with many other accomplishments.
21 Jul 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Dwight Salisbury
Salisbury steak: A savory dish made from a blend of ground beef and other ingredients and  usually served with gravy or brown sauce. Salisbury’s $take: A speedy Top Fueler made from a blend of a great driver…
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Austin Coil talks about life off the tour, today's tuners, Western Swing

Hall of fame nitro crew chief Austin Coil joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about his life after drag racing, and his take on today's crew chiefs. 
20 Jul 2017
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NHRA Today™
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Austin Coil joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about his life after drag racing.  Coil is considered by many to be the greatest nitro tuners of all time. Over his long…
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Hagan to debut Mopar 80th anniversary Funny Car graphics at Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

20 Jul 2017
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Matt Hagan
Two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Matt Hagan will help wish the Mopar brand a happy 80th birthday in nitro Hemi-engine fueled fashion, beginning this weekend at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals near Denver. The Don Schumacher Racing…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 58 No. 15)

NHRA National Dragster’s 15th issue of 2017, featuring Chicago and JEGS Allstars coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
20 Jul 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Dan Fletcher on National Dragster cover
NHRA National Dragster’s 15th issue of 2017, featuring Chicago and JEGS Allstars coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The 100-win club has a new member: Dan Fletcher…
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Champions crowned at Jr. Eastern Conference Finals

Cade Poe picked up a record fifth Conference Finals/National Championships Wally to headline the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Huddleston Performance at Bristol Dragway. Poe was joined by seven first-time individual champions and a first-time team champion.
20 Jul 2017
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Eastern Conference Finals champions
Cade Poe continued to add to his record as the winningest driver in the history of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League’s National Championships/Conference Finals when he added a fifth Wally to his collection. Poe, who won four Western…
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NHRA Today Roundtable: Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals preview

From the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s, Lewis Bloom, Amanda Busick, and John Kernan preview this weekend’s Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver.
19 Jul 2017
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NHRA Today™
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From the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s, Lewis Bloom, Amanda Busick, and John Kernan preview this weekend’s Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver. Top crew chiefs from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series talk about tuning…
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Torrence, Capps, Johnson, Smith top Tricky Tipster's Denver picks

Nitro points leaders Steve Torrence and Ron Capps, Denver dominator Allen Johnson, and a resurgent Matt Smith are the NHRA National Dragster Tricky Tipster's favorites for wins at this weekend's Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
19 Jul 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Allen Johnson, and Matt Smith
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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Racing at home track still has big challenges for Pro Stock’s Kramer

19 Jul 2017
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Deric Kramer
Deric Kramer has almost two decades of experience racing at his home track, Bandimere Speedway, the site of weekend’s 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, starting in Jr. Dragsters and including his Pro Stock debut in 2012. Despite all…
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