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Famed NHRA Western Swing ready for kickoff at legendary Bandimere Speedway

Bandimere Speedway will once again play host to the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals July 15-17 as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series kicks off its famed three-race NHRA Western Swing.
06 Jul 2022
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Bandimere Speedway
Boasting one of the most unique challenges in motorsports, legendary Bandimere Speedway once again plays host to the upcoming 42nd annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to Thunder…
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The explosive power of a nitro Hemi, exposed in slow motion!

The torque and power produced by a 500-cid nitromethane-burning Top Fuel Hemi come from the massive cylinder pressures pushing down on the pistons. If not contained, that pressure will escape the combustion chambers (in this case through the head gasket) and cause devastating results.
05 Jul 2022
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The explosive power of a nitro Hemi, exposed in slow motion!
While working to qualify his Top Fuel car in Norwalk, Mike Bucher's Hemi experienced a head gasket failure that was caught by NHRA on FOX cameras in super-slow motion. 
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Josh Hart and team prep for the start of the Western Swing

Top Fuel’s Josh Hart will be taking part in his first Western Swing, but his veteran team, led by Ron Douglas, is getting the R+L Carriers team well-prepped in advance of the Swing-opening event in Denver.
05 Jul 2022
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Josh Hart
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Doug Foley is committed to next-level Top Fuel racing

Now in his third season back in the seat racing for Wallys after a nine-year hiatus, Doug Foley is more committed than ever to bringing the Foley Lewis Racing program to the next level.
05 Jul 2022
Kelly Wade
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Doug Foley
When Doug Foley returned to NHRA Top Fuel two seasons ago, it had been nine long years since he'd been part of the nitro scene as a competitor. Now in his third season back in the seat racing for Wallys, Foley is more committed than ever to bringing…
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Happy Fourth of July from NHRA

Happy Fourth of July from the NHRA to all of our fans, racers, sponsors, and supporters.
03 Jul 2022
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Fourth of July
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SAN secures Senate, House resolutions recognizing Collector Car Appreciation Day

At the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 690 (S. Res. 690) recognizing July 8, 2022 as Collector Car Appreciation Day.
01 Jul 2022
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Collector Car Appreciation Day
At the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 690 (S. Res. 690) recognizing July 8, 2022 as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). A similar resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (…
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NHRA.com presents our Midseason NHRA Awards

As the calendar turns to July, we’re rapidly approaching the midway point of the 2022 season. So far, the show has been spectacular with record-setting performances, surprise winners, and dominant performances by championship favorites. To that end, we’ve polled a handful of NHRA insiders and come up with our mid-season awards.
01 Jul 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Camrie Caruso
As the calendar turns to July, we’re rapidly approaching the midway point of the 2022 season. So far, the show has been spectacular with record-setting performances, surprise winners, and dominant performances by championship favorites. To that end…
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Altered States: Fear and loathing (and a lot of thrills) on the quarter-mile

It was the summer of 1984, and the challenge was laid down: Could a wannabe-race-car-driver transform from journalist into quarter-mile hero? First of two parts.
01 Jul 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Altered States
I’ve been working at NHRA for a long time — I celebrated 40 years in May — and it’s funny that after all of the things I’ve seen and done and written about (including this column), to…
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'I was bracing for a bad one.' Ron Capps recounts scary near-collision in Norwalk

Ron Capps and opponent Dale Creasy Jr. nearly collided in round one of Funny Car at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals after Creasy lost traction and veered into Capps' lane. The reigning world champ recounts it all for NHRA.com readers.
30 Jun 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Ron Capps
Reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps has had a lot of pulse-quickening moments in his long and distinguished career – some good, some bad – but none of them came close to the heart-stopping moment in round one of the recent Summit Racing…
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Nine champs crowned in Sportsman competition at Norwalk national event

In addition to the thunderous Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Summit Motorsports Parks, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
30 Jun 2022
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Matt Cummings
In addition to the thunderous Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Summit Motorsports Parks, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Matt…
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Rob Flynn and Erica Enders: A Whole Lot of Winning Going On

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Brian Lohnes is joined by Rob Flynn and Erica Enders to talk about the incredible seasons both of them are having. 
30 Jun 2022
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Brian Lohnes is joined by Rob Flynn and Erica Enders to talk about the incredible seasons both of them are having.  For Flynn, tuning the dragster of Mike Salinas has been an…
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New issue of National Dragster packed with race coverage, features, and tech

The new issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, spotlighting coverage from the NHRA New England Nationals and NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and packed with other features on NHRA Sportsman racers, is available online and in the mail to NHRA Members around the world.
30 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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National Dragster
Read the new issue The new issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, spotlighting coverage from the NHRA…
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In Memoriam

29 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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In Memoriam
Recent passings of notable figures from within the NHRA world. The NHRA extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of those we have lost. Notices of passing can be sent to [email protected] Funny Car racer Denny…
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Twists and turns made for an interesting day of Top Fuel racing in Norwalk

Top Fuel racing at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals was a wild affair, with multiple storylines threading through final eliminations day.
29 Jun 2022
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Top Fuel racing in Norwalk
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Take an unfiltered look behind the scenes as Mike Salinas, Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Angelle Sampey celebrate their victories with crewmembers at the top end after the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
29 Jun 2022
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Behind the Scenes
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2022 Thunder Valley Nationals Top Sportsman winner Tyler Caheely

29 Jun 2022
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02:43
Tyler Caheely has now won three NHRA national event titles, and all three have come at Bristol Dragway. Caheely won the double-breakout Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers final against Cole Prejean by driving his Cavalier to a 6.811 on…
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2022 Thunder Valley Nationals Super Gas winner Chris Lewis

29 Jun 2022
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02:22
Chris Lewis made the long trek up from Georgia pay off with his first career national event score, driving his '68 Camaro to a near-perfect 9.902 in the Super Gas final round to defeat Tennessean Ausby Brewington, who had the holeshot lead but broke…
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2022 Thunder Valley Nationals Super Comp winner Shawn Langdon

29 Jun 2022
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00:51
Shawn Langdon may be better known recently for his Top Fuel career, but the two-time Super Comp world champ showed that he still knows his way around index racing by defeating Richmond winner John Labbous Jr. for his milestone 25th career win, seven…
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2022 Thunder Valley Nationals Stock winner Daren Poole-Adams

29 Jun 2022
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02:28
A month after winning his first career national event title in Charlotte, Daren Poole-Adams, struck again in Bristol with his Holley EFI FS/C Camaro. Poole-Adams won his second Stock Wally with a 9.667 on his 9.67 dial after veteran class and…
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2022 Thunder Valley Nationals Super Stock winner Mike Crutchfield

29 Jun 2022
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02:13
Appearing in his first national event final since the 2015 Gainesville race, Mike Crutchfield, picked up his fifth career victory after opponent Scott Libersher fouled in the Super Stock final. Crutchfield was red behind Libersher and sealed the win…
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2022 New England Nationals Top Sportsman winner Freddy Perkins

29 Jun 2022
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03:46
It was a case of “third time’s a charm” for “Fast Freddy” Perkins, near lane, as, after a runner-up in Epping 2016 and another at this year’s Gatornationals, Perkins went the distance in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers at New…
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2022 New England Nationals Super Street winner John Olson

29 Jun 2022
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02:13
John Olson, whose first win came eight years earlier in Super Gas in his homestate New Jersey, added a Super Street Wally to his collection, powering his ’66 Chevelle to an easy victory after the region’s top 10.90 talent, Keith Mayers, fouled in…
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Reigning Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence nominated for 2022 ESPYS Award

NHRA four-time defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence has been nominated for the Best Driver Award for the 2022 ESPYS.
29 Jun 2022
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Steve Torrence
NHRA four-time defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence has been nominated for the Best Driver Award for the 2022 ESPYS. Torrence claimed his NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series championship in Top Fuel last year, giving the Texan his…
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2022 New England Nationals Super Gas winner Ted Leahy

29 Jun 2022
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02:34
The 1991 Olds Cutlass that carried Pro Stock great Warren Johnson to five victories that season also carried Ted Leahy to his first career win in Super Gas, capped by a razor-thin double-break final-round conquest of Mike Sawyer, 9.899 to 9.895.
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2022 New England Nationals Super Comp winner Robert Hyatt

29 Jun 2022
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02:01
New Hampshire native Robert Hyatt scored a popular homestate victory in Super Comp with his Trail Blazin’ Designs entry, cutting a path to his first final-round appearance where Brad Coryell left .010-second too soon and fouled.
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2022 New England Nationals Stock winner Tim Stickles

29 Jun 2022
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02:08
Tim Stickles and his Malibu Blues M/SA ’80 Malibu were feeling anything but blue after grabbing the gold in Stock for their second win in the last nine months. Stickles, who scored his breakthrough first win at last year’s fall Charlotte event,…
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2022 New England Nationals Super Stock winner Eric Merryfield

29 Jun 2022
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02:34
Eric Merryfield’s popular Bounding Beagle GT/TD '96 Dakota flew to victory in Super Stock for his first career win, taking an easy final-round victory when 19-time tour winner Joe Santangelo’s GT/GA Camaro slowed from his objective.
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Weekend Rewind: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Relive the magic of the 2022 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals is our video rewind from Summit Motorsports Park.
28 Jun 2022
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Weekend Rewind
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Shop Tour: John Force Racing

John Force Racing Top Fuel driver Austin Prock takes us on a tour of JFR’s massive Brownsburg, Ind., race shop, where the team builds, repairs, and prepares its Top Fuel and Funny Car entries.
28 Jun 2022
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John Force Racing
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Bristol Dragway to welcome hundreds of Jr. Racers for Eastern Conference Finals

Since 2004, NHRA Summit Racing Series Jr. Drag Racing League competitors have flocked to Bristol Dragway in search of glory and prestigious Wally. That will continue July 14-16 at the 2022 Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Mike Bos Racing.
28 Jun 2022
Candida Benson, Jr. Dragster Contributor
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Eastern Conference Finals
Since 2004, NHRA Summit Racing Series Jr. Drag Racing League competitors have flocked to Bristol Dragway in search of glory and prestigious Wally. That will continue July 14-16 when the Tennessee track hosts the 2022 Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag…
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