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Pro Stock rising star Laughlin aims for improved Chicago showing

Struggles in previous years at tracks have turned into wins in both of Alex Laughlin’s Pro Stock victories. The rising star hopes a similar scenario plays out at Route 66 Raceway, the site of this weekend’s Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters.
06 Jul 2017
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Alex Laughlin
Struggles in previous years at tracks have turned into wins in both of Alex Laughlin’s Pro Stock victories. The rising star hopes a similar scenario plays out at Route 66 Raceway, the site of this weekend’s 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66…
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Past success in Windy City has Worsham excited for this weekend

After a week off and confident that a frustrating stretch is behind him, Funny Car standout Del Worsham hopes his good history with Chicago continues at this weekend’s 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters.
06 Jul 2017
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Del Worsham
There is something about Route 66 Raceway that brings out the best in Del Worsham. After a week off and confident that a frustrating stretch is behind him, the Funny Car standout hopes his good history with Chicago continues at this weekend’s 20th…
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WFO Radio: Route 66 Nationals preview

06 Jul 2017
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WFO
WFO Radio celebrates the Fourth of July with an in-depth conversation with Richard Freeman of Elite Motorsports about the future of Pro Stock. Freeman goes into great detail about what it takes to compete for the Pro Stock Mello Yello championship,…
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Melling Performance moves to title sponsor position on Enders' Chevy

05 Jul 2017
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Erica Enders
Melling Performance, a longtime associate sponsor of Elite Motorsports and two-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders, will become title sponsor of the 22-time national event winner for five national events, beginning with next weekend's 20th…
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NHRA JEGS Allstars finals to be featured live on Fox Sports 1

The final rounds from the NHRA JEGS Allstars competition are scheduled to be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, July 8, during the NHRA Mello Yello qualifying show from the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N.
05 Jul 2017
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Allstars
NHRA officials announced today that the final rounds from the NHRA JEGS Allstars competition are scheduled to be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, July 8, during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series professional qualifying show from the…
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Chicago native Schumacher looking to again thrive at hometown event

A native of Chicago, winning at Route 66 Raceway means a little more for eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher. It’s also become a routine thing for the longtime NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series star, as his five category wins are tied for the most in NHRA history at the facility.  
05 Jul 2017
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Tony Schumacher
A native of Chicago, winning at Route 66 Raceway means a little more for eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher. It’s also become a routine thing for the longtime NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series star, as his five category wins are…
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Chandler leaves behind lasting legacy after her brave battle against brain cancer

Terry Chandler, whose commitment to helping others has left an indelible mark on the NHRA and Don Schumacher Racing, lost her valiant fight with brain cancer on Tuesday afternoon.
04 Jul 2017
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Tery Chandler
Terry Chandler, whose commitment to helping others has left an indelible mark on the NHRA and Don Schumacher Racing, and whose memorable presence at racetracks and with her Make-A-Wish families and the Infinite Hero Foundation will continue to live…
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Brittany Force will try her hand at Funny Car later this season

John Force Racing is building a Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car for the team’s Monster Energy Top Fuel driver, Brittany Force, so that the second-generation driver can experience in testing the class that helped make her father famous. The announcement from JFR does not mean that the event-winning driver is leaving the Top Fuel class.
30 Jun 2017
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Brittany Force
John Force Racing is building a Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car for the team’s Monster Energy Top Fuel driver, Brittany Force, so that the second-generation driver can experience in testing the class that helped make her father famous. The…
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NHRA legends will help celebrate 20th running of Route 66 Nationals

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing returns to Route 66 Raceway July 6-9 for the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals, where the stars of today and yesterday will gather for four days of racing as the world’s top drag racers rocket to speeds exceeding 330 miles per hour in under four seconds.
30 Jun 2017
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Chicago
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing returns to Route 66 Raceway July 6-9 for the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals, where the stars of today and yesterday will gather for four days of racing as the world’s top drag racers rocket to speeds…
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JEGS Allstars set to battle at Route 66 Raceway

The 2017 JEGS Allstars event will take place on Saturday, July 8, at Route 66 Raceway during the Fallen Patriots Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by K&N, pitting the top drivers in NHRA's seven geographical
29 Jun 2017
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Allstars
For 33 years, the JEGS Allstars has brought together the top racers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series to face off in a battle of the “Best of the Best.” The 2017 JEGS Allstars event will take place on Saturday, July 8, at Route 66 Raceway…
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McMillen keeping season goals high heading to Chicago event

Despite a recent frustrating stretch, Terry McMillen still has the same goals he did at the start of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
28 Jun 2017
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Terry McMillen
Despite a recent frustrating stretch, Terry McMillen still has the same goals he did at the start of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. A span of five straight first-round losses has slowed that early-season momentum, but McMillen, who…
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WFO Radio Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Winners Edition

28 Jun 2017
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WFO
The WFO Radio Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Winners Edition features Steve Torrence, Jack Beckman, Dean Antonelli, John Medlen, Bo Butner, Randi Lyn Shipp, L.E. Tonglet, Tim Kulungian, Nick Folk, Jeff Strickland, ‘Stat Guy’ Lewis Bloom, and…
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Rookie Report Card after Norwalk

A look at the stats of the 2017 rookie class as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series reaches the midpoint at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, race 12 of 24 on the 2017 schedule.
27 Jun 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA.com Managing Editor
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Rookie Report Card
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series reached the midpoint over the weekend during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, race 12 of 24 on the 2017 schedule, and the rookie class continued to add to its round-wins total, as well as reaching…
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New Papa John's commercial, pizza box feature Pritchett

Papa John’s Pizza will salute the story of Leah Pritchett’s persistence with a new television spot, which will begin airing Monday, June 26, and a new national pizza box featuring Pritchett and her gold Papa John's dragster alongside Papa John and his prized 1971 Camaro Z28.
26 Jun 2017
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Leah Pritchett
Last year Leah Pritchett lost her dragster when her team owner retired. Through a relentless persistence to remain in the top 10 of points earners, she found a way to continue to compete and caught the eye of Papa John's. "When I met Leah I…
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Force to throw out first pitch at Chicago Cubs game July 5

A pair of world champions come together when 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a World Series champion Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field on July 5.
26 Jun 2017
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John Force
A pair of world champions come together when 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a World Series champion Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field on July 5.   John Force Racing President Robert…
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NHRA Funny Car world champion Capps nominated for 2017 ESPY Best Driver award

NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps has been nominated for 2017 ESPY Best Driver award.
25 Jun 2017
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Ron Capps
Ron Capps’ 2016 Funny Car world championship season and hot start to the 2017 season has earned him a nomination for an ESPY award in the Best Driver category. This is the first time he has been nominated for the prestigious honor in his 23-year…
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Mickey Thompson Tires to sponsor Pro Bike Battle all-star event

Mickey Thompson Tires has been named the official sponsor of the Pro Bike Battle event held at Sonoma Raceway.
24 Jun 2017
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Bike Battle
Mickey Thompson Tires has been named the official sponsor of the Pro Bike Battle event held at Sonoma Raceway. The multi-year agreement will feature the top motorcycle competitors in the country battling for a lucrative purse.  The Mickey…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 58 No. 13)

NHRA National Dragster’s 13th issue of 2017, featuring Epping and Englishtown coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
22 Jun 2017
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Erica Enders on National Dragster cover
NHRA National Dragster’s 13th issue of 2017, featuring Epping and Englishtown coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The annual Eastern Swing, NHRA’s annual four races…
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Torrence, Capps, Butner, Tonglet top Tricky Tipster's Norwalk rankings

Points leaders Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, and Bo Butner, along with two-time season winner LE Tonglet are NHRA National Dragster's Tricky Tipster's top picks for wins at this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
22 Jun 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Bo Butner, LE Tonglet
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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Savoie forced to sit out Norwalk race due to Tropical Storm Cindy

Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Jerry Savoie has withdrawn from this week’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals due to Tropical Storm Cindy, which is hitting his homestate of Louisiana.
22 Jun 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Jerry Savoie
Reigning NHRA Mello Yello series Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Jerry Savoie is a last-minute scratch from this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Naitonals in Norwalk. On Thursday afternoon, Savoie announced that he was skipping the event due to…
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Early-season success puts Tonglet ahead of schedule heading to Norwalk

LE Tonglet knew that teaming up with reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Jerry Savoie would pay off at some point during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. But the 2010 world champ didn’t expect it would come quite this quick.
22 Jun 2017
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LE Tonglet
LE Tonglet knew that teaming up with reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Jerry Savoie would pay off at some point during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. But the 2010 world champ didn’t expect it would come quite this quick…
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Racing at sponsor’s event brings out the best in Line

Racing at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, it would be almost impossible for Pro Stock standout Jason Line to miss his sponsor’s presence at this weekend’s race.
21 Jun 2017
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Jason Line
Racing at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, it would be almost impossible for Pro Stock standout Jason Line to miss his sponsor’s presence at this weekend’s race. While it puts extra…
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Arana Sr. undergoes surgery, will be sidelined three months

Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Hector Arana Sr. of the  Lucas Oil race team underwent major shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss at least three months of competition.
21 Jun 2017
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Hector Arana
Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Hector Arana Sr. of the  Lucas Oil race team underwent major shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss at least three months of competition.   Traveling from the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series race in…
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Pedregon joins the war against veteran suicide with Mission 22

Cruz Pedregon and his Funny Car team are joining the war against veteran suicide at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals with the help of Mission 22. 
21 Jun 2017
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Cruz Pedregon
Cruz Pedregon and his Funny Car team are joining the war against veteran suicide at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals with the help of Mission 22.  Mission 22 was founded by Special Forces operators Magnus Johnson and Mike Kissel and…
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Millican heads to Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals riding wave of momentum

No matter what happened on Sunday in his ninth career Top Fuel final round, Clay Millican would have gone to Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the site of this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, with a smile on his face.
20 Jun 2017
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Clay Millican
No matter what happened on Sunday in his ninth career Top Fuel final round, Clay Millican would have gone to Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the site of this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, with a smile on his face.…
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NHRA pioneer "Akron Arlen" Vanke dies

20 Jun 2017
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Arlen Vanke
NHRA racing pioneer “Akron Arlen” Vanke, who was instrumental in the foundations of drag racing in Ohio, died June 15. Vanke, along with brothers Walt and Art Arfons and Otis “Otie” Smith, began racing at the Akron Municipal Airport in the 1950s…
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Courtney Force hopes wait for first win of 2017 ends in Norwalk

Advancing to the final round the past two seasons at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Courtney Force feels like she’s closing in on her first Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals victory this weekend. 
20 Jun 2017
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Courtney Force
Advancing to the final round the past two seasons at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Courtney Force feels like she’s closing in on her first Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals victory this weekend.  Success and a first victory…
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NHRA Mello Yello Series hits halfway point at Summit Racing Equipment Nationals

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to one of the preeminent facilities in the country for the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, June 22-25.
20 Jun 2017
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Norwalk
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to one of the preeminent facilities in the country for the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, June 22-25. Fans will once again be able…
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Rookie Report Card after Bristol

A look at the season stats for the 2017 rookie class through the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, race 11 of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
20 Jun 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA.com Managing Editor
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Bristol Rookie Report Card
Three of the five candidates for this year's Auto Club Road to the Future Award that recognizes NHRA's top rookie in the Pro ranks were in competition at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Top Fuel racer Troy Coughlin Jr., Funny Car's Jonnie…
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Murphy wins Nostalgia Top Fuel title at Holley National Hot Rod Reunion

Racing took center stage during the final day of the 2017 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA at Beech Bend Raceway Park as eliminations took place in each of the categories. 
16 Jun 2017
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Reunion
Racing took center stage during the final day of the 2017 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA at Beech Bend Raceway Park as eliminations took place in each of the categories.  Jim Murphy took the win in Nostalgia Top Fuel…
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