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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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Millican to pilot special Shark Week dragster during Western Swing

Beginning this weekend at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, Clay Millican hopes to take a bite out of his competition in his Great Clips/Shark Week-themed Top Fuel dragster. 
19 Jul 2017
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Clay Millican
Beginning this weekend at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, Clay Millican hopes to take a bite out of his competition in his Great Clips/Shark Week-themed Top Fuel dragster.    The special livery on the dragster highlights…
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WFO Radio talks Pro Stock with Allen Johnson, Drew Skillman

19 Jul 2017
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro goes in depth on NHRA Pro Stock with Allen Johnson and Drew Skillman before the Mopar Mile High Nationals. Johnson discusses his success at Bandimere Speedway over the last decade and his ideas for improving the category.…
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It was love at first sight for Beckman at Bandimere Speedway

The first time Jack Beckman went to the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, he was a wide-eyed teenager and fan who simply wanted to take as many pictures and get as many autographs as he could.
18 Jul 2017
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beckman
The first time Jack Beckman went to the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, he was a wide-eyed teenager and fan who simply wanted to take as many pictures and get as many autographs as he could.  More than 30 years later,…
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Media expert Desser named to NHRA Board of Directors

Television and new media expert Ed Desser has been elected to the NHRA Board of Directors. Desser brings broad and deep experience in the business, presentation, and technology of worldwide sports content delivery across all platforms
18 Jul 2017
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Desser
Television and new media expert Ed Desser has been elected to the NHRA Board of Directors, announced NHRA Chairman of the Board Dallas Gardner.   Desser brings broad and deep experience in the business, presentation, and technology of…
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Mopar Mile-High Nationals will air live on FOX Broadcast Network

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to the big stage of the FOX broadcast network this afternoon when the late rounds of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals from Bandimere Speedway outside of Denver air live on the national network. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. Eastern.
18 Jul 2017
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Denver
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will return to the big stage of the FOX broadcast network when the late rounds of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals from Bandimere Speedway outside of Denver air live on the national network. Coverage begins…
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Torrence banking on recent mile-high success to keep hot streak going

Already on an impressive stretch in his 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence believes he can continue that momentum at one of the most difficult tracks on the circuit to navigate, Bandimere Speedway.
17 Jul 2017
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Steve Torrence
Already on an impressive stretch in his 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence believes he can continue that momentum at one of the most difficult tracks on the circuit to navigate, Bandimere Speedway…
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How to pick up points in the NHRA Mello Yello Series

How points are accumulated during the regular season, what they reset to after Indianapolis, and how it impacts the Countdown to the Championship.
17 Jul 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Beyond chasing down Wallys, drivers enter national events chasing down points in order to qualify for the Countdown for the Championship, the NHRA's version of the playoffs. The regular season runs from the first event in Pomona until the 18th event…
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Block Party, Hagan-Pritchett match race will highlight weekend of Mopar festivities

The Mopar Mile-High Block Party and a special match race between Mopar-teammates Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett will highlight a weekend of celebration for the annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
17 Jul 2017
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Mopar
The Mopar Mile-High Block Party and a special match race between Mopar-teammates Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett will highlight a weekend of celebration for the annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. On the evening of Thursday, July 20, the…
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Johnson looks to add to unprecedented success at Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Allen Johnson's victory in Denver tied him with Bob Glidden and John Force for the most wins at the scenic venue, meaning Johnson has big goals, including an 11th straight final round, at this year’s 38th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals, which takes place July 21-23 at Bandimere Speedway.
16 Jul 2017
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Allen Johnson
After his annual test session at Bandimere Speedway before the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals a year ago failed to yield the results he wanted, Pro Stock veteran Allen Johnson wasn’t sure if the Denver dominance he has enjoyed the past decade would…
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Former national-event-winning Funny Car racer John Collins dies

Funny Car veteran John Collins, who competed throughout the 1970s and ‘80s in the class and won the 1985 Fallnationals in Phoenix, died July 14 after a short battle with cancer.
14 Jul 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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John Collins
Funny Car veteran John Collins, who competed throughout the 1970s and ‘80s in the class and won the 1985 Fallnationals in Phoenix, died July 14 after a short battle with cancer.  Collins also was instrumental in getting NHRA to allow foreign…
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Veteran racer, car owner Chuck Beal passes away

Veteran NHRA racer Chuck Beal, a NHRA national event winner in Top Alcohol Funny Car and, more recently, a car owner and mentor to grandson Brandon Welch in nitro Funny Car, died July 13 of complications from a heart procedure.
14 Jul 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Chuck Beal
Veteran NHRA racer Chuck Beal, a NHRA national event winner in Top Alcohol Funny Car and, more recently, a car owner and mentor to grandson Brandon Welch in nitro Funny Car, died July 13 of complications from a heart procedure. He was 74. Beal…
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