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Behind the Numbers: Consistency has Todd off to the races

J.R. Todd has the best reaction time average in the Funny Car class and one of the most consistent cars. That combination has helped him to a great start in his second season behind the wheel of the DHL Toyota Camry.
25 Apr 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Behind the Numbers
J.R. Todd
Earning two wins in five races means something beyond the 100 points awarded to the racer that hoists the Wally in the winner’s circle. Wins are something of a status symbol in NHRA Drag Racing, something to point to as the season chugs to its…
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WFO Radio NHRA SpringNationals Winners Edition

25 Apr 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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WFO
NHRA SpringNationals Winners Edition featuring Brittany Force, J.R. Todd, Matt Hartford, Doug Vancil, and Jim Whiteley.  Brian Massingill from SAMTech.edu previews the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown in Charlotte. NHRA's Alan Reinhart and host…
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zMAX Dragway: Ten Years of Thrills

ZMAX Dragway, home of the upcoming NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals as well as the NHRA Carolina Nationals in the fall, turns 10 years old this May. Here’s a timeline of significant events at the famed facility.
25 Apr 2018
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Charlotte
ZMAX Dragway, home of the upcoming NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals as well as the NHRA Carolina Nationals in the fall, turns 10 years old this May. Here’s a timeline of significant events at the famed facility. Groundbreaking,…
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Beckman looking for second win of 2018 at NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

A strong start to Jack Beckman’s 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season includes the former Funny Car world champion winning in Gainesville, a runner-up at the four-wide event in Las Vegas, a No. 1 qualifier and the points lead through five events.
25 Apr 2018
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Jack Beckman
A strong start to Jack Beckman’s 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season includes the former Funny Car world champion winning in Gainesville, a runner-up at the four-wide event in Las Vegas, a No. 1 qualifier and the points lead through five…
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Crew Chief Confidential: NHRA SpringNationals

NHRA’s Lewis Bloom interviewed the winning crew chiefs from the NHRA SpringNationals: Eddie Guarnaccia (ProStock), Alan Johnson (Top Fuel), and Todd Smith Jon Oberhofer (Funny Car), who discuss the stories behind their success at Royal Purple Raceway.
24 Apr 2018
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Crew Chief Confidential
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Torrence looking for more four-wide success heading to Charlotte

Not only is Steve Torrence the defending event winner at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals event, which returns this weekend to zMAX Dragway, but the Top Fuel standout also won the inaugural four-wide racing event in Las Vegas earlier this month.
24 Apr 2018
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Steve Torrence
Not only is Steve Torrence the defending event winner at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals event, which returns this weekend to zMAX Dragway, but the Top Fuel standout also won the inaugural four-wide racing event in Las Vegas earlier…
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Tonglet returns to White Alligator Racing with Savoie

LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, will return to White Alligator Racing with Jerry Savoie beginning with this weekend's NKG Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
24 Apr 2018
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LE Tonglet
LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, will return to White Alligator Racing beginning with this weekend's NKG Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.   Tonglet, of Metairie, La., will race the KPK/Nitrofish…
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Kalitta Motorsports welcomes NASCAR stars to Charlotte SealMaster Track Walk

Kalitta Motorsports and driver Richie Crampton are will welcome NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ThorSport Racing drivers Matt Crafton and Myatt Snider to the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The drivers will join Crampton in participating in the SealMaster Track Walk prior to the beginning of the NHRA race action. 
24 Apr 2018
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track walk
Kalitta Motorsports and former NHRA Rookie of the Year Richie Crampton will welcome NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesand ThorSport Racing drivers Matt Crafton and Myatt Snider to the NGK Spark Plugs  NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The drivers…
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Fast Five: NHRA SpringNationals

NHRA’s Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom pick their top five moments from the NHRA SpringNationals from Royal Purple Raceway just outside Houston.
23 Apr 2018
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Todd can become first to win two Four Wide events in one season

After putting his name in the record books as the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car driver to win a four-wide event in Las Vegas, J.R. Todd now has a chance for another historic first heading to the “Bellagio of dragstrips,” zMAX Dragway. 
23 Apr 2018
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J.R. Todd
After putting his name in the record books as the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car driver to win a four-wide event in Las Vegas, J.R. Todd now has a chance for another historic first heading to the “Bellagio of dragstrips,” zMAX…
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Force, Todd, Hartford collect meaningful victories at NHRA SpringNationals

Brittany Force, J.R. Todd, and Matt Hartford claimed victories in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, respectively during the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Force won for the first time since her accident in Pomona while Todd remained perfect with his fourth Funny Car final. Hartford joined an exclusive club when he became just the 66th winner in the history of Pro Stock.
22 Apr 2018
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Event winners Brittany Force, Matt Hartford, and J.R. Todd celebrate their big wins 4
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NHRA SpringNationals Sunday Notebook

22 Apr 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Houston
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Pritchett, Hight take No. 1 spots with late Houston heroics; Anderson holds PS lead

After two days of qualifying, Leah Pritchett, Robert Hight, and Greg Anderson emerged as the professional low qualifiers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, respectively at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
21 Apr 2018
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NHRA SpringNationals Saturday Notebook

21 Apr 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Houston
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B. Force, Hagan, Anderson lead opening-day qualifying at NHRA SpringNationals

Brittany Force set a new track record en route to the provisional No. 1 spot in Top Fuel and was joined atop the qualifying sheets at the NHRA SpringNationals by Matt Hagan in Funny Car and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.
20 Apr 2018
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Brittany Force
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Morton claims Redemption title in Houston

Kayla Morton, far lane, drove her Hot Mess Express Mustang to a win over Barry 'the Godfather" Nicholson in Friday's special Redemption No Prep exhibition at the NHRA SpringNationals.
20 Apr 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Redemption
Kayla Morton was crowned the champion of the special No Prep event held during the opening day of qualifying for the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Morton drove her Hot Mess Express ProCharger-equipped Ford Mustang to a final round…
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NHRA SpringNationals Friday Notebook

Brittany Force set a new track record en route to the provisional No. 1 spot in Top Fuel and was joined atop the qualifying sheets at the NHRA SpringNationals by Matt Hagan in Funny Car and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.
20 Apr 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Houston
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Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 1994 Slick 50 NHRA Nationals

Throughout 2018, NHRA All Access subscribers again will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of our Flashback Friday series. This week: the 1994 Slick 50 NHRA Nationals in Houston.
20 Apr 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Flashback Friday
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Throughout 2018, NHRA All Access subscribers again will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of our Flashback Friday series. This week: the 1994 Slick 50 NHRA Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway (then known as…
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Mustang Funny Cars through the years

Ford’s announcement earlier this week of an all-new Mustang Funny Car body for the 2019 season was no doubt met with great enthusiasm by the Blue Oval fan contingent. The Ford Mustang may be the class’ hardest-working model, and certainly it’s longest running.
20 Apr 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Mustang
Ford’s announcement earlier this week of an all-new Mustang Funny Car body for the 2019 season was no doubt met with great enthusiasm by the Blue Oval…
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NHRA Today Roundtable: NHRA SpringNationals

John Kernan, Tony Pedregon, and Dave Rieff joined Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio presented by Papa John's to preview this weekend's NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
19 Apr 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
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Kindness General Contractors to sponsor Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car at NHRA SpringNationals

Kindness General Contractors (KGC) will have its primary graphics on the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car during this year’s NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas.
19 Apr 2018
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Jim Campbell
Kindness General Contractors (KGC) will have its primary graphics on the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car during this year’s NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas.  The special edition color scheme represents a new sponsor that joined the team at the…
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Enders discusses 2018 Pro Mod debut and heading home to Houston for NHRA SpringNationals

Erica Enders joined NHRA reporters Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's via Skype to discuss her 2018 NHRA Pro Mod debut and racing at her home track, Royal Purple Raceway, for the NHRA SpringNationals.
19 Apr 2018
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Enders hopes to give season boost at home track at NHRA SpringNationals

More than ready to put a prolonged slump behind her, a visit to Royal Purple Raceway for this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals might be just the place for Erica Enders to give her 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season the jump start it needs.
19 Apr 2018
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Erica Enders
More than ready to put a prolonged slump behind her, a visit to Royal Purple Raceway for this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals might be just the place for Erica Enders to give her 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season the jump start it needs…
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Tricky Tipster forecasts Torrence, Capps, Butner, and Smith as Houston favorites

Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Bo Butner, and Rickie Smith have the best chance of winning the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston according to Tricky Tipster, NHRA's resident wizard of odds.
19 Apr 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Tricky Tipster
After watching a couple of longshots hit the pay window at the recent Denso Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, Tricky Tipster has set the line for NHRA's annual stop at Royal Purple Raceway and has given the top billing to Steve Torrence…
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Torrence chases first Top Fuel win in home state at SpringNationals

Steve Torrence joined NHRA Reporters Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's via Skype to talk about the upcoming NHRA SpringNationals in Torrence's home state of Texas.
18 Apr 2018
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NHRA Today™
07:03
Steve Torrence joined NHRA Reporters Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's via Skype to talk about the upcoming NHRA SpringNationals in Torrence's home state of Texas. Torrence has yet to bring home a Wally…
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WFO Radio welcomes Don Prudhomme, Sean Bellemeur

18 Apr 2018
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WFO
Don “the Snake” Prudhomme stops by WFO to discuss his return to racing in the NORRA Mexican 1000. Sean Bellemeur talks about winning in Top Alcohol Funny Car at The Strip and Jeff Foster gives his final Vegas report. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and host…
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Previous success, early win has Courtney Force excited for NHRA SpringNationals

A strong start, including her first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series win since 2016, has Courtney Force excited about the upcoming three-race stretch that starts at this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
18 Apr 2018
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Courtney Force
A strong start, including her first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series win since 2016, has Courtney Force excited about the upcoming three-race stretch that starts at this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Add in the fact…
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New Ford Mustang Funny Car body scheduled to debut in 2019

Ford has announced that it debut an all-new Mustang Funny Car body for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, using technology that the automaker employs in both NASCAR and IMSA competition.
18 Apr 2018
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Ford
Ford made headlines this year when it officially returned to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series after a three-year hiatus. Next year figures to be just as noteworthy when Ford Performance rolls out a new Mustang Funny Car body for NHRA…
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Schumacher expects Army team to march to victory again soon this season

It’s been more than a year since Tony Schumacher, NHRA’s winningest Top Fuel driver, has clutched a race-winning Wally, but “the Sarge” says he expects that the U.S. Army team, led by Mike Neff and Phil Shuler, will be saluted again soon.
17 Apr 2018
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Todd talks Vegas Four-Wide race win, progress as a Funny Car driver

Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals winner J.R. Todd, who added a third Funny Car Wally to his collection, joined NHRA’s Amanda Busick via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio presented by Papa John’s to talk about the race win and his progress as a Funny Car driver.
16 Apr 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
05:10
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