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NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League 2017 division schedules

The schedule of Jr. Dragster championship events in NHRA’s seven divisions has been set, and once again Divisions 1-6 will use a single championship race to decide champions while Division 7 racers will compete in a 10-race points series.
24 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jr. Dragster on the starting line
The schedule of Jr. Dragster championship events in NHRA’s seven divisions has been set, and once again Divisions 1-6 will use a single championship race to decide champions while Division 7 racers will compete in a 10-race points series. The…
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Factory Stock Showdown ace David Barton previews season opener in Gainesville

One of the many highlights of the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals is the 2017 debut of the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown. David Barton, who captured three Factory Stock Showdowns last year, joins Factory Stock fan and NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio via Skype delivered by Papa John’s.
10 Mar 2017
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One of the many highlights of the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals is the 2017 debut of the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown. The action features factory-built muscle cars from Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford. Last year, David Barton captured…
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About the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series

15 Jan 2017
NHRA.com staff
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Heritage Series
To help preserve NHRA’s rich history and tradition while capitalizing on the success of nostalgia drag racing competition, NHRA in 2009 formed the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series that today crowns year-end points champions in 14 categories.…
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NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League

04 Jan 2017
Jr Dragster
The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League offers kids ages 5-17 a chance to race half-scale dragsters in a controlled environment at many of NHRA's 130 member tracks throughout the United States and in Canada. The cars that Jr. Drag Racing…
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Bradenton Motorsports Park joins NHRA Member Track Network

20 Dec 2016
Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Fla., has joined the NHRA Member Track Network within the Southeast Division, NHRA’s Division 2. Bradenton Motorsports Park opened in 1974 as DeSoto Memorial Dragway and held a Lucas Oil series event…
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NHRA 2017 Rulebook now in stock

20 Dec 2016
The print edition of the NHRA 2017 Rulebook is now in stock in the familiar pocket-friendly size at the wallet-friendly price of $10.…
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NHRA National Dragster's final issue of 2016 now online

09 Dec 2016
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Tulsa, Bristol to host 2017 Jr. Conference Finals events

07 Dec 2016
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Conference Finals
The 2017 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals and Eastern Conference Finals will be held at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Okla., and Bristol Dragway in Tennessee, respectively. The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals…
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A final look back at 2016

07 Dec 2016
Kevin McKenna, National Dragster Senior Editor
If you had to pick one Sportsman run as the most impressive of the 2016 season, which would you choose? I posed that question to my panel of experts that includes NHRA announcers Alan Reinhart and Brian Lohnes and NHRA Director of Statistics &…
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2016 Super Stock champion Jimmy DeFrank

05 Dec 2016
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For the fifth time in his storied career, DeFrank was crowned the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national champion in Super Stock. Driving his California Car Cover entry, DeFrank began the season with a victory at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in…
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2016 Stock and Top Dragster champ Jeff Strickland

03 Dec 2016
Jeff Strickland pulled off an extremely rare feat when he won national championships in both Stock and Top Dragster. Driving a COPO Camaro for the Gray Motorsports team, Strickland won the title at the final event of the season when he defeated his…
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2016 Top Sportsman champ Mike Williams

02 Dec 2016
Mike Williams used a late-season rally to take the title in the Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs class. The Canadian racer won the rain-delayed Division 7 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Las Vegas in November and returned two days…
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Mopar Road Ready teen-driving school set for Austin

01 Dec 2016
“Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge” is continuing its mission of teaching teens safe driving skills with the program’s first-ever Texas stop. Four complimentary, advanced behind-the-wheel training sessions are scheduled for the…
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2017 Hot Rod Heritage Series schedule set

01 Dec 2016
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Heritage Series
NHRA officials have announced the 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series schedule, headlined by the Nostalgia Top Fuel and Nostalgia Funny Car categories. The series, celebrating its tenth season, includes classes for front engine dragsters,…
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Dates set for 2017 Hot Rod Reunion events

01 Dec 2016
The NHRA Motorsports Museum has announced the 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion racing schedule. Unique among motorsports events, Hot Rod Reunion events honor some of the top names in hot rodding from the past and feature a fabulous array of drag cars,…
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2016 Super Comp champion: Nick Folk

30 Nov 2016
After years as one of the sport’s most successful E.T. bracket racers, Nick Folk pursued the NHRA Super Comp title this season and was rewarded with the national championship. He got off to a hot start with a runner-up finish at the JEGS NHRA…
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2016 Super Gas champion: Mia Tedesco

29 Nov 2016
For just the third time in the history of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and for the first time in Super Gas, a woman was crowned the national champion. Mia Tedesco drove her CARS Protection Plus Cavalier to national and divisional…
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Firebird Raceway completes upgrades and improvements

28 Nov 2016
The New Crew at Firebird Raceway outside of Boise, Idaho, has completed upgrades and improvements at the facility, work that began Firebird following the final event of the season in late-October.   A-1 Quality Concrete, earned the bid to…
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New NHRA National Dragster issue online

23 Nov 2016
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The Sports Report: Catch 22

23 Nov 2016
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Catch 22

23 Nov 2016
Kevin McKenna, National Dragster Senior Editor
The fact that Matt Driskell won’t have to repaint the competition number on his six-second dragster is little consolation to the man who came up short of winning the championship in the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs class for the…
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Summit National Championships Super Pro Motorcycle winner Curtis Spracklin

22 Nov 2016
Curtis Spracklin, the Super Pro Motorcycle wild card entry, made his second trip to the National Championship pay off when he rode his ’05 Athanis past fellow Division 5 racer Michael Shelton’s Hayabusa to claim this year’s title…
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Summit National Championships Sportsman winner Jeff Hefler

22 Nov 2016
Jeff Hefler won his third Summit Racing Series national championship at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Division 4 champ Hefler, who also won national championships in 2010 and 2013, drove his Fort Worth, Texas-based ’65 Chevy to the Sportsman…
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Summit National Championships Pro winner Chad Isley

22 Nov 2016
Division 3 ace Chad Isley, a former Summit Motorcycle national champion who last won in 2013, collected his second crown, this time on four wheels with his Charleston, Ill.-based ’67 Chevy when he bested Division 5 runner Steve Stockton in…
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Summit National Championships Super Pro winner Timmy Smith

22 Nov 2016
Timmy Smith, a Division 2 racer from Roanoke, Ala., won his first Summit Series national championship by driving his dragster to victory in Super Pro class, besting Division 4 champion Max McGlothin and his ’27-T Ford in the final round.
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Gas winner Brad Pierce

22 Nov 2016
Brad Pierce claimed his seventh career victory in Super Gas and his second of the 2016 season when he drove his vintage Corvette to a final-round win against Ed Olpin. Pierce, who also won the Phoenix national event earlier this year, put together…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Comp winner Zach Meziere

22 Nov 2016
Zach Meziere became the fourth member of the Meziere family to claim a national event win when he earned the Super Comp title. The third-generation racer drove to an 8.911 in the final round to get the best of opponent Dick Vander Meer’s 8.…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Stock winner Bob Gullett

22 Nov 2016
The late-season drama that historically surrounds the crowning of the Lucas Oil Series national champions was confined to Stock in Pomona, where Jeff Strickland and Brad Burton entered the event in a heated battle for the top spot. Strickland,…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Comp winner Brian Hyerstay

22 Nov 2016
Pomona Comp titlist Bryan Hyerstay won the season finale event after a second-place finish in the championship battle. Wheeling his tiny Volkswagen-powered G/Dragster, Hyerstay lost .17-second to Competition Index Control penalties before he…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Alcohol Funny Car winner Doug Gordon

22 Nov 2016
Doug Gordon came up short in his bid to unseat Jonnie Lindberg for the 2016 Top Alcohol Funny Car title, but he was able to finish the season on a high note with a Pomona victory. Gordon drove his MB Cabinets Camaro to his sixth win of the season.…
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