Same time next year

Chris Whitfield pulled off a feat even more rare than a double when he earned back-to-back Super Comp titles at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals
26 Jul 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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The first half of the 2017 NHRA season featured five doubles at national events, but that remains a rare feat that has only occurred 38 times by 24 different drivers. In Denver, Kris Whitfield pulled off a feat that is even more rare when he won…
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Heartland Park hosts West Central Division double-header weekend

The NHRA West Central division’s Double-Header Weekend presented by Aeromotive takes place at Heartland Park Topeka on July 27- 30. The double-header is two of six events in the NHRA West Central division.
25 Jul 2017
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Division 5
TOPEKA, Kan. – The NHRA West Central division’s Double-Header Weekend presented by Aeromotive takes place at Heartland Park Topeka on July 27- 30. The double-header is two of six events in the NHRA West Central division and part of the 45 Lucas Oil…
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Rampy, Fletcher, Helms add to win totals during Mile-Highs

David Rampy, Dan Fletcher, and Kevin Helms all added to their win counts, while Bradley Johnson, Brad Basgall, and Randy Cruickshank each captured their first NHRA national event win at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
23 Jul 2017
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Dan Fletcher
David Rampy, Dan Fletcher, and Kevin Helms all added to their win counts, while Bradley Johnson, Brad Basgall, and Randy Cruickshank each captured their first NHRA national event win at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.…
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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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Eight is not enough

Once again, the JEGS Allstars provided a perfect showcase for the best drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series and the Division 3 team took him the title for the eighth time
19 Jul 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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There may be no such thing as a perfect race, but even if that’s the case, the JEGS Allstars event, heled each year at Route 66 Raceway, certainly comes close. Each year, 80 of the best racers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn exclusive…
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Fletcher discusses 100-win milestone victory, rigors of Sportsman racing

Dan Fletcher joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about his 100th career win, recorded recently at the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals held outside Chicago. 
18 Jul 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Dan Fletcher joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about his 100th career win, recorded recently at the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals held outside Chicago. …
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Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Gateway Motorsports Park postponed

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event scheduled for July 21-22 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., has been rescheduled due to a multiple-day excessive heat advisory for the St. Louis area. The event has been rescheduled for Oct. 20-22.
17 Jul 2017
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The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series All-American Hot Rod Showdown scheduled for July 21-22 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., has been rescheduled due to a multiple-day National Weather Service excessive heat advisory for the St. Louis…
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Mandella, Lamb, McClanahan score in Sonoma

Tony Mandella, Justin Lamb, and Brian McClanahan led the list of champions as Sonoma Raceway hosted the NHRA Division 7 Drag Race presented by Korbel.
17 Jul 2017
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Division 7
Preview | Friday | Saturday Tony Mandella, Justin Lamb, and Brian McClanahan grabbed wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division event presented by…
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Hart, Burkart collect wins at New England Night Of Fire

John Hart in Alcohol Dragster and Phil Burkhart in Alcohol Funny Car led the winners list as New England Dragway hosted the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Night of Fire.
17 Jul 2017
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Preview | Friday | Saturday | Sunday EPPING, N.H., - Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car standouts Josh Hart and Phil Burkhart celebrated in winner’…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Top Sportsman winner Mark McDonald

17 Jul 2017
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Mark McDonald completed a perfect weekend in the Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs class when he claimed both the JEGS Allstars title on Saturday and the national event title on Sunday. McDonald won eight straight eliminations rounds, including…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Top Dragster winner Zach Sackman

17 Jul 2017
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Zach Sackman won his first national event title in Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs when he drove past Shanna Snyder’s Vintage Trailers dragster in the final. Sackman, who shares driving duties with his brother, Matt, slowed to a 6.206 on his 6.…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Super Street winner Dan Fletcher

17 Jul 2017
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Twenty-three years after his first win, Dan Fletcher joined John Force (148) and Frank Manzo (105) in the exclusive 100 wins club when he bagged the Super Street title in Chicago. Fletcher won the landmark event after his final-round opponent,…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Super Comp and Super Gas winner Luke Bogacki

17 Jul 2017
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With a double in Norwalk and a victory in Saturday’s JEGS Allstars race, reigning national champion Nick Folk entered the Super Comp class as the hottest driver in the sport, but he was no match for Luke Bogacki in the final round. Bogacki picked up…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Stock winner Brad Burton

17 Jul 2017
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01:45
Brad Burton drove father Scott’s white Pontiac to a 10.412 on his 10.39 dial for the win in Stock against Division 1 JEGS Allstars racer and reigning division champ Justin Picillo, who broke out by a hundredth of a second behind the wheel of Jeg…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Super Stock winner Aaron Stanfield

17 Jul 2017
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Last month in Bristol, Greg Stanfield and his son, Aaron, just missed out on a memorable Father’s Day when Aaron won the title in the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs class and Greg scored a runner-up finish in Super Stock. In Chicago, the…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Comp winner David Rampy

17 Jul 2017
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David Rampy lost just .06-second to Competition Index Control penalties during Comp eliminations while final-round opponent Brian Hyerstay was down 11-hundredths in his G/Dragster. Rampy did his job on the starting line with a .009 light but didn’t…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

17 Jul 2017
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Sean Bellemeur returned to the seat of Tony Bartone’s Steve Boggs-tuned Camaro and collected his third national event title when he drove past Shane Westerfield in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final, 5.528 to 6.095. Bellemeur entered eliminations as…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Top Alcohol Dragster winner Megan Meyer

17 Jul 2017
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Megan Meyer is clearly a rising star in the Top Alcohol Dragster class, and the second-generation racer claimed her third win of the season when she stopped reigning champ Joey Severance in the final, 5.427 to a slowing 5.798. Meyer, who also…
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Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters Sportsman champion highlights

The Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters had a JEGS Allstars double, a traditional double, and a rare father-son final round, but all of them took a backseat to the most newsworthy event of the weekend: Dan Fletcher’s milestone 100th NHRA national event victory.
17 Jul 2017
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Dan Fletcher in winner's circle
The Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters had a JEGS Allstars double, a traditional double, and a rare father-son final round, but all of them took a backseat to the most newsworthy event of the weekend: Dan Fletcher’s…
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Behind the Numbers: Can anyone catch Tanner Gray in the rookie of the year race?

Tanner Gray has a big lead in the Auto Club Road to the Future Award race. Can any of his fellow rookies catch him? Let's go through the 2017 class as the Countdown to the Championship approaches.
17 Jul 2017
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Behind the Numbers
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With 11 races to go in the 2017 season (seriously? Where has the time gone?), now seems like as good a time as any to take a look at this year's rookie class. Let’s start with the obvious: It’s going to be very, very difficult for anyone to…
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JEGS Allstars Top Sportsman champion Mark McDonald

17 Jul 2017
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Mark McDonald got his weekend off to an excellent start at a track that he calls one of his favorites. The North Central Division racer advanced to his first Top Sportsman final at Route 66 Raceway in 2016 and made good on that appearance a year…
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JEGS Allstars Top Dragster champion Steven Furr

17 Jul 2017
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After a runner-up finish in 2016, Division 2 ace Steven Furr was able to return to the JEGS Allstars and finish the job with a win over Division 5’s Phil Unruh in the final. Furr cruised to the win after Unruh fouled by three-thousandths of a second…
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JEGS Allstars Super Street champion Josh Dalrymple

17 Jul 2017
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A great reaction time for Josh Dalrymple got him the Super Street victory against Southeast Division driver Jonathan Anderson in a double-breakout final. Both drivers posted identical 10.886 elapsed times, but Dalrymple’s .002 light scored him, and…
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JEGS Allstars Super Gas champion Ken Mostowich

17 Jul 2017
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01:40
A slim advantage off the starting line only grew for Pacific Division representative Ken Mostowich, who defeated Northwest Division driver Dave Kelly to win the JEGS Allstars Super Gas trophy. Mostowich also has four national event Wallys (three in…
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JEGS Allstars Super Comp champion Nick Folk

17 Jul 2017
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01:12
Fresh off his double-up performance in Norwalk, Nick Folk took home the JEGS Allstars Super Comp title with a killer .013-second package against fellow West Central Division competitor and class blocker Trevor Larson in the final. Larson’s .015-…
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JEGS Allstars Stock champion Andrew Hill

17 Jul 2017
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Andrew Hill provided a valuable contribution to the Division 3 championship effort when he drove to the Stock title over Division 7 racer Tibor Kadar. Hill was first off the line with a .008 light in his ’70 Camaro and held on for the double-…
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JEGS Allstars Super Stock champion James Antonette Jr.

17 Jul 2017
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James Antonette Jr. and his family celebrated their win in the prestigious JEGS Allstars race. Antonette scored the lone win for the Northeast Division team when he drove to the Super Stock title over Division 3’s Jeff Dona. Antonette was flawless…
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JEGS Allstars Comp champion Brian Browell

17 Jul 2017
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01:17
Brian Browell’s victory put an emphatic stamp on the team victory for the Division 3 squad as his blistering (-.70) 7.13 in his D/Dragster stopped the (-.50) 8.86 from Division 6’s Brian Hyerstay and his VW-powered G/Dragster.
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JEGS Allstars Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Andy Bohl

17 Jul 2017
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Andy Bohl, representing the North Central Region, scored his first JEGS Allstars win by escaping with a thrilling final-round victory against the West Region’s Chris Marshall, whose parachutes deployed prematurely as he was pulling away from Bohl,…
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JEGS Allstars Top Alcohol Dragster champion Joey Severance

17 Jul 2017
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00:59
West Region representative Joey Severance won his second JEGS Allstars Top Alcohol Dragster title as the reigning and two-time champ defeated reigning Super Gas champ Mia Tedesco, representing the North Central Region, in the final round, 5.25 to 5.…
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