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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top Fuel points leader Torrence looks to keep rolling at NHRA Carolina Nationals

Following a successful 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season, Top Fuel’s Steve Torrence doesn’t plan on changing much in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
11 Sep 2017
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Following a successful 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season, Top Fuel’s Steve Torrence doesn’t plan on changing much in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. Considering that recipe for success includes seven victories,…
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Countdown to the Championship kicks off at zMAX Dragway

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicks off its six-race playoffs, the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, with a return to state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway for the NHRA Carolina Nationals, Sept. 15-17.
11 Sep 2017
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Charlotte Hero
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicks off its six-race playoffs, the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, with a return to state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway for the NHRA Carolina Nationals, Sept. 15-17.  It is the 19th of 24 races…
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Team Liberty Racing to return to competition in Las Vegas

Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will take time off the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit to focus on their engine program and will return to Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the NHRA Toyota Nationals.
11 Sep 2017
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Angelle Sampey
Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey have announced that the team will take time off the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit to focus on their engine program and will return to Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the end of October…
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Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series to expand to 10 events

The popular Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series category will expand and compete at 10 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
07 Sep 2017
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Harley
The popular Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series category will expand and compete at 10 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The first race of the season will take place at the season-opening Circle K…
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Capps confident heading to Countdown launch at NHRA Carolina Nationals

Ron Capps has six wins and nine final-round appearances through the first 18 races, including a runner-up at the recent Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, setting him up for what he hopes is another successful run in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
07 Sep 2017
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Ron Capps
After winning his first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship, Ron Capps’ title defense couldn’t have gone much better in the 2017 regular season. The Funny Car standout has six wins and nine final-round appearances through the…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Winners Edition

07 Sep 2017
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Check out the WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Winners Edition featuring Steve Torrence, J.R. Todd, Drew Skillman, Eddie Krawiec, and Mopar Hemi Challenge winner Jimmie Daniels, plus Bobby Lagana Jr., Richard Hogan, Mario…
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Rookie Report Card after Indy

A look at the stats of the 2017 rookie class through the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, race 18 of 24 (10 of 16 for Pro Stock Motorcycle) on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
06 Sep 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA.com Managing Editor
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Rookie Report Card
The regular season came to a close at NHRA's annual trip to Indianapolis for the World's Biggest Drag Race over Labor Day weekend, and little changed in the race for this year's Auto Club Road to the Future Award. Pro Stock's Tanner Gray remains the…
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Brittany Force completes successful test of new John Force Racing Funny Car

Top Fuel dragster driver Brittany Force completed a successful test in a new John Force Racing Funny Car on Tuesday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, making three runs down the famed track.
05 Sep 2017
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Brittany Force
Top Fuel dragster driver Brittany Force completed a successful test in a new John Force Racing Funny Car on Tuesday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, making three runs down the famed track. The Monster Energy dragster driver has had a…
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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.
04 Sep 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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Beckman banks another $100,000 with his third Traxxas Nitro Shootout title

Jack Beckman won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for the third time in six years, adding another $100,000 prize to his Traxxas bank account with a final-round decision over Robert Hight on Sunday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
03 Sep 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Jack Beckman won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for the third time in six years, adding another $100,000 prize to his Traxxas bank account with a final-round decision over Robert Hight on Sunday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Hight,…
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Torrence collects $100,000 with first Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory

Steve Torrence collected the $100,000 payday for winning the 6th annual Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Top Fuel drivers, a companion feature of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals
02 Sep 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence collected the $100,000 payday for winning the 6th annual Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Top Fuel drivers, a companion feature of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Torrence blasted to a 3.673 at 329.50 mph to fend off Schumacher’s…
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FOX Sports, NHRA team to deliver record nine hours of live coverage from Indy

FOX Sports and the NHRA are set to deliver a record nine hours of live multi-platform coverage from drag racing’s biggest, oldest and richest weekend of the year, as the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals close out the regular season from Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on Aug. 30 – Sept. 4.
02 Sep 2017
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FOX Sports and the NHRA are set to deliver a record nine hours of live multi-platform coverage from drag racing’s biggest, oldest and richest weekend of the year, as the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals close out the regular season from Lucas…
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Deric Kramer wins “Pro Stock Battle of the Burnouts” title at Indy

Deric Kramer, who won two of the four burnout challenges that ran throughout qualifying during the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, was declared the winner of the Pro Stock Battle of the Burnouts, edging Shane Gray for the title.
01 Sep 2017
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Deric Kramer, who won two of the four burnout challenges that ran throughout qualifying during the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, was declared the winner of the Pro Stock Battle of the Burnouts, edging Shane Gray for the title. Kramer won…
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Kalitta Motorsports announces extension with Global Electronic Technology, Top Fuel driver Langdon

01 Sep 2017
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Shawn Langdon
Kalitta Motorsports is pleased to announce an extension with Global Electronic Technology, the fastest name in credit card processing. Former Top Fuel Champion Shawn Langdon will continue to drive the Global Electronic Technology Top Fuel dragster…
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