Ashley, Lindberg take top honors; Line, Heath, Fischer score first wins in Brainerd

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series was in full effect as Justin Ashley, Johan Lindberg, Ben Line, Brian Heath, and Brian Fischer reeled in victories Sunday evening during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd Int’l Raceway.
21 Aug 2017
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The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series was in full effect as Justin Ashley, Johan Lindberg, Ben Line, Brian Heath, and Brian Fischer reeled in victories Sunday evening during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd Int’l Raceway. In their first…
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Page, Cox, Hill lead winners list at Cecil County's Northeast Shootout

Dan Page, DJ Cox Jr., and Calvin Hill led the list of champs as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division competed at Cecil County Dragway for the Northeast Shootout.
18 Aug 2017
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Preview | Saturday RISING SUN, Md. – Dan Page and DJ Cox Jr. took home the wins along with brothers Brian and Mike Sawyer at this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Cecil County Dragway. Page,…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Sportsman winner Don Sefton

16 Aug 2017
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Nearly a decade after winning Super Comp at the 2008 Seattle race, Don Sefton returned for an encore performance by winning in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs. Paired with Bryan Warr in the final, Sefton picked up the win with a slowing 7.239…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Dragster winner Andy Morris

16 Aug 2017
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Yet another first-time national event champ was Andy Morris, who claimed victory in Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs. Morris won the final round after opponent Kyle Seipel fouled by one-thousandth of a second. Earlier in the event, Morris drove…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Street winner Tom Brown

16 Aug 2017
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The Super Street final was decided on the starting line when Larry Miner fouled by .014-second, sending Tom Brown to his first national event title. Brown never strayed far from the 10.90 index in his wins against Allan Macham, Steve Beggerly, and…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Gas winner Dan Davis

16 Aug 2017
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The Super Gas final was also a very competitive battle with Dan Davis collecting his first national event title at the expense of Gene Kelly. Davis, in his ’95 Ford Probe, gained a slight lead at the start, .017 to .025, then held on for the win, 9.…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Comp winner Randy Beck

16 Aug 2017
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Randy Beck’s first national event win in Super Comp was the result of a very solid driving performance that included a narrow win over Greg Taylor in the final round. In one of the best races of the day, Beck, the son of two-time NHRA Top Fuel champ…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Stock winner Jody Lang

16 Aug 2017
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Jody Lang’s mini version of the Western Swing was especially productive because he backed up his Sonoma Super Stock victory with a Stock win in Seattle. Lang scored career win No. 28 when he defeated Justin Lamb in a competitive final. Driving his…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Stock winner Jeff Lane

16 Aug 2017
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Jeff Lane has now won 11 NHRA national events, including six at his home track, Pacific Raceways, after claiming the Super Stock title over Justin Lamb. Driving the Cobalt that is normally raced by his son, Cody, Lane scored a critical quarterfinal…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Comp winner Brian Hyerstay

16 Aug 2017
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Brian Hyerstay, in his tiny four-cylinder powered G/Dragster, knocked off local racer Ryan Warter in the Comp final. Hyerstay was ahead by a comfortable margin after a five-hundredths starting-line advantage and kept his foot in the throttle to…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Jay Payne

16 Aug 2017
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02:17
California-based racers Jay Payne and Steve Gasparrelli dueled in the final round of Top Alcohol Funny Car. Payne, with the help of crew chief and reigning class champ Jonnie Lindberg, powered to a 5.526 to take the victory over Gasparrelli’s 5.646…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Kim Parker

16 Aug 2017
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Appearing in her first national event final, Kim Parker faced the toughest competition in the class in reigning NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champion Joey Severance. Parker posted a 5.748 for the Top Alcohol Dragster victory after Severance…
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Sportsman champion highlights

Kim Parker and Jay Payne collected wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, respectively, during the NHRA Northwest Nationals, but the real star of the show was homestate racer Jody Lang, who won for the second week in a row when he claimed the Stock title.
16 Aug 2017
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Jay Payne and family in winner's circle
Kim Parker and Jay Payne collected wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, respectively, during the NHRA Northwest Nationals, but the real star of the show was homestate racer Jody Lang, who won for the second week in a row when he…
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Cowie, Westerfield take NHRA Lucas Oil Series wins at Pacific Raceways

Shawn Cowie and Shane Westerfield won in the alcohol classes as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event presented by Les Schwab Tires took place at Pacific Raceways.
14 Aug 2017
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Preview | Friday | Saturday KENT, Wash. - Shawn Cowie, Shane Westerfield, and Jeff Lane led the winner’s circle this past weekend during the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing…
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Gary Poppins Snacks to sponsor Megan Meyer in Brainerd

Top Alcohol Dragster racer Megan Meyer will receive backing from gourmet popcorn manufacturer Gary Poppins Snacks at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Braienrd, Minn.
14 Aug 2017
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With a recent national event win in Chicago added to her three Divisional wins this season, Top Alcohol Dragster racer Megan Meyer is currently in first place in NHRA’s Central Region, and third place in the overall NHRA Lucas Oil National…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Sportsman winner Bart Smith

11 Aug 2017
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After a tough start to the 2017 season in Pacific Division competition, former drag boat racer Bart Smith picked the right time to get over the hump and collect his first win in the Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs class after final-round…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Dragster winner Paul Nero

11 Aug 2017
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Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs winner Paul Nero didn’t leave much room for opponent Jeff Havens in the final round with a package that featured a .010 light and a 6.708 on his 6.70 dial. Nero’s consistency helped him survive a couple of close…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Street winner Chris Borges

11 Aug 2017
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Evan Kowalski winning his first national event title in 10 starts was impressive, but then there was Super Street champ Chris Borges, who won in his national event debut. Racing in the “big show” for the first time, Borges topped Matt Blodgett in…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Gas winner Evan Kowalski

11 Aug 2017
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At age 20, Super Gas winner Evan Kowalski became the latest graduate of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League to find success at the national event level. In his 10th appearance at a national event, Kowalski gained a sizable lead against…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Comp winner Val Torres Jr.

11 Aug 2017
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En route to his fourth career win, Super Comp champ Val Torres Jr. defeated his brother, Gabe, in the quarterfinals, then went on to defeat Ryan McClanahan in the final. Torres was almost unstoppable with a .001 light and an 8.919, while McClanahan…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Stock winner Brian McClanahan

11 Aug 2017
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As the son of former national champ Jerry McClanahan and the father of 2010 Super Stock national champ Ryan McClanahan, Brian McClanahan has been to the winner’s circle many times at NHRA national events, but he didn’t have a Wally trophy to call…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Stock winner Jody Lang

11 Aug 2017
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Jody Lang, who also has wins in Super Gas and Stock, wheeled his trusty GT/MA Malibu to a victory over two-time national champ Justin Lamb in the Super Stock final. Facing a 30-mph speed differential, Lang managed to judge the finish line and post a…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Sportsman champion highlights

Four of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman champions crowned at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals were visiting a national event winner’s circle for the first time, and then there was Jody Lang, who earned career win No. 27 when he claimed the Super Stock title.
11 Aug 2017
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Jody Lang
Four of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman champions crowned at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals were visiting a national event winner’s circle for the first time, and then there was Jody Lang, who earned career win No. 27 when he…
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Firebird celebrates 50th season with Nightfire Nationals Heritage Series event

In celebration of Firebird Raceway’s historic 50th year, the Nightfire Nationals returns to the famed Idaho track Aug. 11-13 for a race marks a key stop for both Funny Car and Top Fuel in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.
10 Aug 2017
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In celebration of Firebird Raceway’s historic 50th year, the Nightfire Nationals returns to the famed Idaho track Aug. 11-13 for a race marks a key stop for both Funny Car and Top Fuel in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. Leading the charge will be…
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Larson, Vandeventer star at Brainerd International Raceway Thunder at the Lakes

Brett Speer and Ben Line led the list of winners as Brainerd International Raceway hosted the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series West Central Division for Thunder at the Lakes.
08 Aug 2017
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Preview | Saturday In the final results from Brainerd International Raceway and the Thunder at the Lakes Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series it was Kendra Larson and Jeremiah Vandeventer leading the…
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Foster doubles up in Indy, Tedesco and Wolf take dragster titles

Chris Foster grabbed two NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series trophies this weekend in Top Alcohol Funny Car at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis as racers completed the postponed Lucas Oil Series event from earlier this year along with the weekend’s originally scheduled event.
08 Aug 2017
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Preview | Thursday | Friday | Saturday INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Foster grabbed two NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series trophies this weekend in Top…
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Parker, Payne, Hyerstay among champs crowned at Northwest Nationals

Kim Parker, Jay Payne, and Bryan Hyerstay all celebrated in the winner’s circle with their teams following their final-round victories at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Seattle.
07 Aug 2017
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Kim Parker, Jay Payne, and Bryan Hyerstay all celebrated in the winner’s circle with their teams following their final-round victories at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Seattle. Local Top Alcohol Dragster runner, Parker of…
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Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Top Sportsman winner Randy Cruickshank

03 Aug 2017
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Randy Cruickshank, another local who hails from Wheat Ridge, Colo., scored his first national event title in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs after Bud Preuss fouled in his ’69 Camaro. Cruickshank didn’t leave much room for his opponents with…
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Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Top Dragster winner Brad Basgall

03 Aug 2017
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Brad Basgall won the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs title with a coasting effort after opponent Jason Covington ran into a mechanical issue in the final. Basgall, who was making his first national event appearance of the season after a pair of…
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Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Super Street winner Troy Grant

03 Aug 2017
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Another Denver champ who was blessed with a short tow was Super Street champ Troy Grant, of Golden, Colo. Grant’s final-round battle against John Bianco’s ’55 Chevy was a memorable race. Grant left first, .005 to .034, and held on for the win with…
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