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#NationalDragsterForAll: Read free issues of NHRA National Dragster magazine

01 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff


Free digital issues of NHRA National Dragster magazine have been made available to NHRA fans throughout 2020 as a way to expose our sport and its publication to new and old fans through their computers, smartphones, and social media. Beginning in 2021, future issues will only be viewable by NHRA members. To become an NHRA member, click here,

To view, click on the cover image or links below. The issue can be viewed in eBook format for a magazine-style experience or you can download a PDF for offline viewing.


Issue 24, Dec. 18, 2020: Year in Review special includes 2020 NHRA world champion profiles, greatest moments of the season, top points earners, the Year in Photos, and regional and divisional champ posters, plus an interview with NHRA President Glen Cromwell, a special tribute to retiring Top Fuel legend Chris Karamesines, Jr, Drag Racing League season review, Division 3 and 4 National Open coverage, and a Sponsor Spotlight on Jerry Bickel Race Cars.

Issue 23, Dec. 4, 2020: Tributes to retiring Pro Stock drivers Jason Line and Jeg Coughlin Jr.; 2020 champ profiles: “Stevie Fast” Jackson (E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service), Randal Andras (Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series), and Aaron Stanfield (SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown); JEGS SPORTSnantionals coverage; Summit National Championships; Division 7 Lucas Oil Series; Angelle Sampey interview; and more!

Issue 22, Nov. 20, 2020 Championship drama with coverage of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals and Dodge NHRA Finals; 2020 Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley; Antron Brown interview; Lucas Oil Series coverage; Racing Technology: Shock Absorbers; SEMA Update

Issue 21, Nov. 6, 2020 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals coverage; Midwest Nationals, Southern Nationals wrapups; Stat attack: DSR's yearlong Funny Car win streak; Jack Beckman interview; inside Dan Fletcher's Camapr, the winningest car in NHRA History; Lucas Oil Series; Summit Racing Series; Member Track News

Issue 20, Oct. 23, 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series announced and 2021 schedule; Race coverage from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the Southern Nationals, the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals and the SPORTSnationals completion, plus six Lucas Oil divisional, including three from Division 1 events; two Summit Racing Series ET Finals; and three NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series races; Leah Pruett interview; Summit Racing Series National Championship preview; racing gauges; Fall Buyers Guide.

Issue 19, Oct. 9, 2020 JEGS Allstars coverage; Midseason Review of the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod, and Top Fuel Harley classes; interview with TRD’s Slugger Labbe;  Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals;  Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series coverage; Moser Shootout; Summit Series Finals.

Issue 18, Sept. 25, 2020Complete coverage of the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals and the conclusion of the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals.; Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals previews; coverage of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series from Division 4 and 6; Shawn Langdon interview

Issue 17, Sept. 11, 2020Look at the potential next first-time Pro winners; JEGS SPORTSnationals coverage from New England Dragway; Tony Schumacher interview; behind the scenes at face-covering maker ProSub; Travels with Brenda: Debby DiGenova; Lucas Oil Series, National Open, and Hot Rod Heritage Series coverage.

Issue 16, Aug. 28, 2020Complete coverage of Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals; Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Angelle Sampey talks about breaking her four-year victory drought; U.S. Nationals previews of Pro Bike Battle, Hemi Challenge, and JEGS Allstars; Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series coverage; interviews with David Rampy and Dr. Jamie Meyer; race tech on racing wheels, and more. 

Issue 15, Aug. 14, 2020Complete coverage of Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals; Funny Car Summer with Alex Miladinovich and Mike McIntire Jr.; T.J. Zizzo interview; JEGS SPEEDweek coverage; Lucas Oil Series coverage; NHR AHot Rod Heritage Series coverage; Jr Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals

Issue 14, July 31, 2020Complete coverage of E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals; saluting NHRA's Return to Racing;  Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals preview; Bob Tasca III interview; Pro Stock newcomers; photo feature: Funny Cars of the 1960s and '70s; nitro deadlock wheels; Lucas Oil Series coverage

Issue 13, July 17, 2020NHRA Return to Racing coverage continues with Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service, and  SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown previews. Exclusive interviews with returning Top Fuel stars Tony Schumacher and Cory McClenathan; Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series coverage; K&N PSring Fling; Sponsor Spotlight: Brodix; CV-joint driveline tech

Issue 12, July 3, 2020NHRA Return to Racing special with Indy event preview, spectator guidelines, and how to hold a socially-distanced virtual watch party in your home; interviews with top Pro Stock Motorcycle riders; 5 Minutes with Erica Enders; 200-mph electric dragster feature; spotlights on nHRA contingency and National Dragster Be A Winner, Be A Member programs; Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series coverage

Issue 11, June 19, 2020Complete coverage of the announcement of the return to racing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, including a new, printable 2020 event schedule; Top Fuel and Funny Car drivers talk about what they've been doing to stay mentally and physically sharp; crew chiefs David Grubnic and Jim Oberhofer talk tuning and changes for the new schedule; Shawn Langdon on relearning how to drive a Top Fueler after two years in a Funny Car; 10 top Pro Stock power brokers; photo essay: wheelstands; Tech: crankshaft basics

Issue 10, June 5, 2020Racing coverage from Texas Motorplex Central Region Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series; catch up with the top 10 TOp Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock drivers -- what they've doing and looking ahead to a return to racing; photo feature: parachutes; Jr. Drag Racing Conference Finals previews; Bob Tasca III interview

Issue 9, May 22, 2020: Glen Cromwell interview; Wally Parks quotes; NHRA racers, tracks helping in the community; Don Schumacher Racing re-opens; Jay Payne feature; Billy Torrence truck restoration; NHRA engines vs. NASCAR vs. Formula 1 and Indy Car; Photo Feature: Victory Celebrations; 5 Minutes With Jack Beckman

Issue 8, May 8, 2020: Inside Ford's new 1,700-hp Electric Cobra Jet; deep dives into NHRA Factory Stock Showdown cars; Matt Bynum feature; photo essay: car names; the history behind some of the most iconic engines: 421 Pontiac, 426 Hemi, 427 Chevy, 428 Ford; Robert Hight interview; 10 most interesting people

Issue 7, April 24, 2020: Multimedia interactive issue! How and what NHRA's racers and sponsors are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic; racing hiatus "survival guide" of things to do; Photo essay: Burnouts; feature of multi-class Sportsman star Brad Plourd; Doug Kalitta interview; remembrances for Bunny Burkett, Jack Ditmars, and Charlie Taylor; shop tours

Issue 6, April 10, 2020: Clay Millican interview; Ron Capps talks about iRacing experience; 10-second Mustang buildup; Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sportsman coverage; "How I won the Gatornationals" with David Latino; March Meet coverage; Doorslammer Nationals coverage; Racing Technology: Camshafts

Issue 05, March 27, 2020: Aaron Stanfield and Doug Lambeck features; Andrew Hines interview; Jr. Drag Racing League features on J.R. Todd and Ty Gaynor, plus a newcomer's guide to racing; Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series coverage from Gainesville (Div. 2), Belle Rose (Div. 4), and Tucson (Div. 7); Tucson National Open (Div. 7)