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Nitro Time Machine: Wild Comp eliminator action from the 2015 Reading race

We've all seen weird runs at the dragstrip, but you probably haven't ever seen anything like this qualifying duel between Comp racers Jay Schonberger and Dave Wolkwitz at the 2015 Reading event. You won't believe your eyes.
14 Oct 2022
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Nitro Time Machine
NTM Reading
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Rick Hendrick talks NHRA, Pro Stock, and Greg Anderson's 100th career victory

Charlotte being the heart of NASCAR country, it’s not surprising to see circle-track legends like Rick Hendrick, sponsor of Greg Anderson’s Pro Stock Camaro, on hand watching at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals.
24 Sep 2022
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With milestone 600th start on deck. Cruz Pedregon looks back and ahead at career

Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champ Cruz Pedregon will become just the third racer in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series to record 600 raceday starts when he fires the car Sunday morning at zMAX Dragway.
24 Sep 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Cruz Pedregon
With his place in the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals Funny Car field safely secured with his 3.93-second blast Friday night, two-time NHRA Funny Car world champ Cruz Pedregon will become just the third racer in the NHRA Camping World Drag…
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Schumacher, Scag Power Equipment renew NHRA partnership through 2025

NHRA Top Fuel championship contender Tony Schumacher and the Maynard Family Racing team have renewed their partnership agreement with Scag Power Equipment through the 2025 NHRA season.
24 Sep 2022
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Scag Power Equipment
NHRA Top Fuel championship contender Tony Schumacher and the Maynard Family Racing team have renewed their partnership agreement with Scag Power Equipment, an industry leader in commercial and residential riding, stand-on, and walk-behind lawn…
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Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals Saturday preview

Friday’s lone qualifying session at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals only helped whet the appetite of everyone in attendance. With similarly cool conditions forecast for today, those early numbers may be in jeopardy as the teams will come armed with the knowledge gained on their opening passes.
24 Sep 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals
Friday’s lone qualifying session at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals only helped whet the appetite of everyone in attendance as Doug Kalitta, John Force, and Erica Enders were all impressive in taking the provisional No. 1 spots at zMAX Dragway…
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Kalitta, Force, and Enders lead Betway Carolina Nationals Friday fields

Doug Kalitta, John Force, and Erica Enders led qualifying on the opening day of the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, where qualifying at the second event of the Countdown to the Championship sizzled under the lights at zMAX Dragway.
23 Sep 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta, John Force, and Erica Enders led qualifying on the opening day of the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, where qualifying at the second event of the Countdown to the Championship sizzled under the lights at zMAX Dragway. Kalitta, one…
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Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals Friday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over zMAX Dragway on Friday of the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals to capture all of the action on and off the racetrack.
23 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Sportsman to the lanes! 45
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Tim Wilkerson eager to make up for the one that got away in Reading

Tim Wilkerson is still kicking himself after his red-light in the final round of last weekend’s Pep Boys NHRA Nationals, but he’s glad that he only had to wait five days to get back behind the wheel at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals.
23 Sep 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Tim Wilkerson
Tim Wilkerson is still kicking himself after his red-light in the final round of last weekend’s Pep Boys NHRA Nationals, but he’s glad that he only had to wait five days to get back behind the wheel of his Levi, Ray & Shoup Funny Car at the…
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Pro Stock standout Bo Butner looking to make big move in Charlotte

With five races left in the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Bo Butner knows he has ground to make up starting at this weekend’s Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
23 Sep 2022
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Bo Butner
With five races left in the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Bo Butner knows he has ground to make up starting at this weekend’s Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. But coming off his first No. 1 qualifier in three…
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Rickie Smith after hometrack FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod win in Charlotte

In what he says is his final season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, multi-time world champ Rickie Smith said he already received his one wish for the year, which was picking up a victory to go out in style.
23 Sep 2022
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Rickie Smith
In what he says is his final season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, multi-time world champ Rickie Smith said he already received his one wish for the year, which was picking up a victory to go out in style.…
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Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals Friday preview

Round two of the six-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoffs kicks off today at zMAX Dragway with the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals.
23 Sep 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals
Round two of the six-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoffs kicks off today at zMAX Dragway with the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals. Austin Prock (Top Fuel) and John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight (…
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NHRA Safety Safari: One of Wally Parks' key contributions to drag racing

For nearly 70 years, the NHRA Safety Safari presented by Simpson has made the National Hot Rod Association the premiere place to drag race.
22 Sep 2022
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The NHRA Safety Safari: One of Wally Parks' key contributions to drag racing
Wally Parks knew that in order for drag racing to grow to its full potential, it would have to be sustainable.  Race tracks would need to be consistent in their processes and preparation, the staff that ran the events would have to be…
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Mountain Motor Pro Stock headed to Charlotte for NHRA season finale

The Mountain Motor Pro Stockers are set to resume competition this weekend at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, NC.
22 Sep 2022
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Mountain Motor Pro Stock to headed to Charlotte for NHRA season finale
With fall weather starting to move in, the Mountain Motor teams are excited to get be racing at Zmax Dragway this weekend as we expect to see record-setting numbers for a number of racing classes due to the weather. Again at the Carolina Nationals,…
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Pedregon at the Pentagon: World champ gets a special trip between events

Between races in the Countdown to the Championship, two-time Funny Car world champ Cruz Pedregon and his team were able to enjoy an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
21 Sep 2022
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Cruz Pedregon
Between races in the Countdown to the Championship, two-time Funny Car world champ Cruz Pedregon and his team were able to enjoy an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The tour took place on Monday after an…
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Defending Top Fuel event winner Josh Hart looks to jump into title hunt

Last year, Josh Hart played the spoiler, beating a trio of Top Fuel title contenders. Now in the Countdown playoffs for the first time, Hart hopes a second straight victory at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals can put him in the thick of the championship conversation.
21 Sep 2022
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Josh Hart
A year ago, Josh Hart played the spoiler role perfectly in his fall visit to zMAX Dragway during his rookie season, beating a trio of Top Fuel title contenders en route to second career NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series victory. Now in the…
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Watch this weekend's Division 1 Summit Series E.T. Finals for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 Summit Racing Series Finals event from Maple Grove Raceway for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster.
21 Sep 2022
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Division 1 Summit Series E.T. Finals
NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 Summit Racing Series Finals event from Maple Grove Raceway for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage are Competition…
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Weekend Rewind: Relive the highlights of the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals

The Pep Boys NHRA Nationals kicked off the Countdown to the Championship with a drama-filled event at Maple Grove Raceway. Here's a look at just a few of the highlights.
21 Sep 2022
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Behind the scenes with the winners of the 2022 Pep Boys NHRA Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the 2022 Pep Boys NHRA Nationals as they celebrate their Countdown to the Championship-opening victories at Maple Grove Raceway with their crews and with one another.
21 Sep 2022
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Behind the scenes
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Motorsports Hall of Fame of America fetes Linda Vaughn, First Lady of Motorsports

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America recently saluted Linda Vaughn, the First Lady of Motorsports, with a proclamation for Linda Vaughn Day, Sept. 19.
21 Sep 2022
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Linda Vaughn
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America recently saluted Linda Vaughn, the First Lady of Motorsports, with a proclamation for Linda Vaughn Day, Sept. 19. Vaughn previously was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019. The proclamation reads…
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Pep Boys NHRA Nationals FOX broadcast delivers record audience of 1.6 million

Sunday’s NHRA on FOX television coverage from the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals, which was the NHRA’s NFL adjacent broadcast, delivered 1,678,000 viewers, making it the most-viewed NHRA telecast record.
20 Sep 2022
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FOX
Sunday’s NHRA on FOX television coverage from the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals, which was the NHRA’s NFL adjacent broadcast, delivered 1,678,000 viewers, making it the most-viewed NHRA telecast record. That is up 150,000 viewers (10%) from the…
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Tricky Tipster: Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals

The Countdown to the Championship heats up this weekend at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, the second of six races in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series playoffs. Tricky Tipster, NHRA's in-house oddsmaker, has tabbed Brittany Force, Robert Hight, and Erica Enders as the favorites.
20 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tipster
The Countdown to the Championship delivered as advertised last week in Reading with wins by favorites Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Joey Gladstone as well as a surprise Top Fuel victory by Austin Prock. Now, drivers who did not win, or at least…
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Erwin, Scott, Hildebrant, Couch, Tilson capture Division 4 Summit championships

Todd Erwin, Jason Scott, Jason Hildebrant, Cody Couch, and Bryan Tilson all punched their tickets for the Summit National Championship battle later this year in Las Vegas with big wins at the Division 4 Summit Series Finals in Ardmore, Okla.
20 Sep 2022
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Division 4 Summit
The following are Saturday's final results from the 2022 NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals: SUPER PRO Todd Erwin, dragster, 4.480, 154.43  def. Chuck Wier, dragster, 6.522, 103.90.  PRO…
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Division 3's Keil, Buchanan, Ellison, Collier, Sheppeard headed to Las Vegas title bash

Carl Keil, AJ Buchanan, Caleb Ellison, Garreth Sheppeard, and Steven Collier won the Division 3 Summit Series FInals and will represent the division at the Summit National Championship later this fall in Las Vegas.
20 Sep 2022
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Division 3
The following are Saturday's final results from the 2022 NHRA Summit Racing Series North Central Division Finals: SUPER PRO Carl Keil, Rossford, Ohio, '15 Dragster, 4.790, 142.96  def. Michael Sturgill, Beavercreek, Ohio…
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Nitro Time Machine: Ron Capps gets huge playoff win at 2018 Charlotte race

With then crew chief Rahn Tobler at the helm, Ron Capps scored a crucial Countdown to the Championship victory in Funny Car at the 2018 fall Charlotte event.
20 Sep 2022
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Nitro Time Machine
Charlotte
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Robert and Richard Phillips, Saisi, and Lee, pace winners at Sacramento

The climate gods blessed the weekend with benevolent weather, giving over 170 drag racers pleasant conditions at Sacramento Raceway and a chance to snatch one of the 10 gold Wallys up for grabs as the 2022 Heritage Racing Series winds down with only one race remaining on the schedule
20 Sep 2022
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Sacramento
  by Stephen Justice The climate gods blessed the weekend with benevolent weather (no triple-digit heat) giving over 170 drag racers pleasant conditions at Sacramento Raceway and a chance to snatch one of the 10 gold…
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2022 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Dragster champion Dylan Hough

20 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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163:06
Two weeks after winning the Super Comp title in Seattle, Dylan Hough scored again in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers. Hough, the son of Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Brian Hough, used a .019 light and a 6.823 on his 6.81 dial to stop…
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2022 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Sportsman champion Brian Antony

20 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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127:54
More than a decade after scoring his first national event win in Brainerd, Brian Antony grabbed another Wally at his home track. Antony drove his Dodge Avenger to a 6.90 on his 6.87 prediction to stop Michael Chitty, who was just a hundredth of a…
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2022 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Super Gas champion Trevor Larson

20 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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85:34
Trevor Larson, whose wife. Kendra, won in Top Dragster at last year’s event, kept the family win streak alive with his third Brainerd victory when he defeated Kevin Dyck in the Super Gas final. Larson powered Chris Hess’ ’68 Camaro to a 9.890 to win…
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2022 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Super Comp champion Tony Leonard

20 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
143:15
Super Comp champ Tony Leonard was one of six Minnesota drivers to collect a Sportsman victory at their homestate event, capturing his first NHRA national event Wally in his first final-round appearance, defeating Texan Craig Anderson with a near-…
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2022 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Stock champion Tracy Fairchild

20 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
116:28
Appearing in his first career final, Tracy Fairchild scored his first win when he drove his D/SA ’70 AMX past Ron Feist in the Stock final. Fairchild also became the first driver of an American Motors vehicle to win an NHRA event in more than a…
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