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Richie Stevens Jr. will return to Pro Stock in Dallas in first race since 2017

Richie Stevens Jr. will step back behind the wheel of a Pro Stocker for the first time since 2017, wheeling the TopCoat Dodge Dart owned by Alan Prusiensky at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
16 Oct 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Richie Stevens
For the first time since early 2017, Richie Stevens Jr. will step back behind the wheel of a Pro Stock car. Stevens Jr. will compete at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in the TopCoat Dodge Dart that was driven by Jeremy Martorella last weekend at…
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Meyer, Bellemeur, and Aragona Jr., win championships, event titles in Charlotte

Megan Meyer, Sean Bellemeur, and Frank Aragona Jr., all clinched the season championship and also won their eliminators at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals
15 Oct 2019
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Frank Aragona Jr.
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Megan Meyer, 5.149, 280.60 def. Troy Coughlin Jr., 5.169, 281.48.  TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR Sean Bellemeur, Chevy Camaro, 5.405, 273.11 def. Dan Pomponio, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.124, 183.37…
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NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout kicks off championship weekend in Rockingham

The NHRA Southeast Division Moser Sportsman Shootout will take to the track at Rockingham Dragway this Friday, Oct. 18, on opening day of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and National Open event. 
15 Oct 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Moser
The NHRA Southeast Division Moser Sportsman Shootout will take to the track at Rockingham Dragway this Friday, Oct. 18, on opening day of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and National Open event.    Through a season long point’s…
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NHRA Countdown title contenders will headline Pre-Stage FanFest Oct. 17

The biggest names of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series will be in downtown Ennis on Thursday, Oct. 17 during the 6th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Pre-Stage FanFest. 
15 Oct 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Fanfest
The biggest names of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series will be in downtown Ennis on Thursday, Oct. 17 during the 6th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Pre-Stage FanFest.  This free event will be highlighted by an autograph session…
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Drag Week Street Race Small Block Power Adder cars added spice to Carolina Nats

Fans at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals got to enjoy watching eight cars from Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week Street Race Small Block Power Adder class in a special exhibition at zMAX Dragway featuring a wide variety of wild, street-legal eight-second entries.
15 Oct 2019
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Drag Week
Fans at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals got to enjoy watching eight cars from Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week Street Race Small Block Power Adder class in a special exhibition at zMAX Dragway. The eight drivers made four runs and the driver with…
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WATCH: Megan Meyer's winning runs from her Top Alcohol Dragster world title

15 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Megan Meyer
Megan Meyer wrapped up the 2019 Top Alcohol Dragster world championship by taking victories in Gainesville, Houston, Indianapolis and the fall Charlotte event. She defeated Troy Coughlin Jr. in three final rounds, including in Charlotte, to capture…
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WATCH: Elimination highlights from the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals

15 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Watch Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Deric Kramer and Andrew Hines take home Wallys in their respective categories during the final day Monday eliminations at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals. …
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WATCH: Every winning run from Stevie "Fast" Jackson's first Pro Mod title

Re-live Stevie "Fast" Jackson's first championship season in the National Hot Rod Association by watching all of his Wally-clinching runs from 2019. 
14 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Stevie "Fast" Jackson
Re-live Stevie "Fast" Jackson's first championship season in the National Hot Rod Association by watching all of his Wally-clinching runs from 2019. The 2019 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series champion earned Wallys at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA…
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Andrew Hines pads points lead after eighth Pro Stock Motorcycle win of the season

Andrew Hines extended his lead in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with a final round win at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte.
14 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hines
Andrew Hines extended his lead in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with a final round win at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte. The five-time champion continued to improve on what it already the best season of his career with a narrow 6…
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Unofficial Mello Yello points standings

Unofficial point standings following the completion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 20th event of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
14 Oct 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Points
Unofficial point standings following the completion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 20th event of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.  Official points will be posted …
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Steve Torrence back in front of Top Fuel after Charlotte victory

Steve Torrence took the Top Fuel points lead back with his first win since Denver by taking down Doug Kalitta in the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals final.
14 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence took the Top Fuel points lead back with his first win since Denver by taking down Doug Kalitta in the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals final. The defending Top Fuel world champion cut an incredible light and had plenty of race car to…
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Deric Kramer’s American Ethanol Camaro earns crucial Countdown victory in Charlotte

Following his second win of the season, Deric Kramer is back in the battle for the Mello Yello Pro Stock championship with his American Ethanol Camro.
14 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
kramer
Following his second win of the season, Deric Kramer is back in the battle for the Mello Yello Pro Stock championship. Ranked in eighth place following the first two rounds of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Kramer knew he’d need a big…
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Robert Hight takes Charlotte win in Auto Club Chevy Camaro

Robert Hight left the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals with the Wally and the Funny Car points lead.
14 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Robert Hight left the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals with the Wally and the Funny Car points lead. The driver of the Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro left second but won thanks to the red-light start of Jack Beckman, who went red by eight-hundredths of a…
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Megan Meyer wins in Charlotte to lock up 2019 Top Alcohol Dragster national championship

With a thrilling side-by-side win over points rival Troy Coughlin Jr., Megan Meyer officially clinched the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Dragster national championship in the final round of the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals.
14 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Megan Meyer
With a thrilling side-by-side win over points rival Troy Coughlin Jr., Megan Meyer officially clinched the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Dragster national championship in the final round of the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals. Meyer drove to…
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Stevie "Fast" Jackson wraps up 2019 E3 Pro Mod Series championship

Three years into his career in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod series, Stevie “Fast” Jackson delivers on his promise to win a championship.
14 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
jackson
When Stevie "Fast"  Jackson entered the NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod series three years ago, it was anything but a publicity stunt. Already the sport’s best drag radial racer, Jackson boldly promised to take the fight to NHRA’s best Pro Mod…
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Sean Bellemeur clinches 2019 Top Alcohol Funny Car championship in Charlotte

Sean Bellemeur officially clinched his second-straight NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car national championship on Monday at zMax Dragway.
14 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Sean Bellemeur
Sean Bellemeur officially clinched his second-straight NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car national championship on Monday at zMax Dragway. Bellemeur took matters into his own hands in the semifinal round by beating Shane Westerfield to mathmatically lock up…
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Jack Beckman's Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat explodes as he moves to second in points

The good news: Jack Beckman is second in Funny Car points. The bad news: He's going to need a new Infinite Hero body.
14 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman defeated Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. to pass John Force in the Funny Car leaderboard, but he did so in costly fashion. The driver of the Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat drove through a fiery explosion,…
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Erica Enders takes over Pro Stock standings lead in upset-filled first round

Erica Enders took over the Pro Stock lead after a first-round victory combined with a first-round defeat for Jason Line at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals.
14 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Erica Enders took over the Pro Stock lead after a first-round victory combined with a first-round defeat for Jason Line at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals.  The two-time world champion can extend her lead if she earns back-to-back victories…
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NASCAR racer Kyle Larson takes in Monday morning Nitro in Charlotte

Sunday's rain-out in both the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the NASCAR Cup Series allowed Kyle Larson to root on his favorite Funny Car racer.
14 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson didn't have the Sunday he wanted in Talladega, recording a Do Not Finish at the Alabama superspeedway before the race was rescheduled due to weather (we can relate). The good news? Larson, along with anyone with a…
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Justin Ashley gets Top Fuel career off to flying start with win over Mike Salinas

Justin Ashley started his Top Fuel career nearly perfectly. He cut a .041-second reaction time and, more importantly, turned on the win light. 
14 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley started his Top Fuel career nearly perfectly. He cut a .041-second reaction time and, more importantly, turned on the win light.  TUNE TO NHRA ON FOX AT 9 P.M. EASTERN FOR FULL…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Monday preview

A day later than expected, but welcome again to raceday at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals. Champions will be crowned today in the four Mello Yello classes, plus Pro Mod, Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at the third race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway.
14 Oct 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
hero
Welcome to Monday raceday at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals. Let's be honest, yesterday was a bummer. In spite of a heroic effort by the NHRA Safety Safari and zMax Dragway crews, we didn't run a single car down the famed "Bellagio of…
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Rain claims Sunday; NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals will resume Monday at zMAX

Due to precipitation throughout the morning and afternoon on Sunday, and despite multiple attempts to get the track dry, eliminations at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway have been moved to Monday.
13 Oct 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Charlotte
Due to precipitation throughout the morning and afternoon on Sunday, and despite multiple attempts to get the track dry, eliminations at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway have been moved to Monday. Monday’s schedule:…
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Alex Laughlin dials up the heat in Charlotte (and pays the price for it)

The day-to-day pressures of chasing an NHRA Mello Yello series championship is usually more than enough to induce an upset stomach, cold sweats, and sleepless nights. Pro Stock racer Alex Laughlin suffered through all of those symptoms and then some Friday night in Charlotte.
13 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
laughlin
The day-to-day pressures of chasing an NHRA Mello Yello series championship is usually more than enough to induce an upset stomach, cold sweats, and sleepless nights. Pro Stock racer Alex Laughlin suffered through all of those symptoms and then some…
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Top Fuel rookie Justin Ashley hoping to 'influence' Top Fuel outcome in first start

Justin Ashley enters the first eliminations round of his professional career today at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals after successfully qualifying his and Dustin Davis' Influencer dragster in his Top Fuel debut.
13 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley enters the first eliminations round of his professional career today at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals after successfully qualifying in his Top Fuel debut. Ashley, the son of former U.S. Nationals Funny Car winner Mike Ashley, cut…
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Steve Torrence looking to stay perfect at zMAX to boost championship repeat bid

The deed may say that Bruton Smith actually owns zMAX Dragway, but Steve Torrence has occupied the winner’s circle here so often that he ought to be granted residency at least. He's shooting for his fourth straight win at the track and fifth in the last six.
13 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Over the last two-plus seasons, Steve Torrence has owned zMAX Dragway. The deed may say that Bruton Smith actually owns “the Bellagio of Drag Racing,” but Torrence has occupied the winner’s circle so often that he ought to be granted residency at…
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Rain Delay Theater: 2018 NHRA Carolina Nationals

As we wait for eliminations to start at the 2019 NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals, here's a little Rain Delay Theater for you, a look back at the 2018 NHRA Carolina Nationals, where Steve Torrence continued his rampage through the Countdown to the Champion.
13 Oct 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Sunday preview

Welcome to raceday at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals. Champions will be crowned today in the four Mello Yello classes at the third race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway.
13 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Charlotte
Welcome to raceday at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals. We won’t lie – it looks like it’s going to be a long day as rain is forecast throughout the day, making this a battle of survival and willpower as much as anything. When the track is dry,…
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Jack Beckman's Dodge maintains No. 1 spot in Charlotte Funny Car qualifying

Jack Beckman qualified No. 1 for the second time this season, fending off all challengers for his 26th pole position with his Friday pass of 3.873 holding fast.
12 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman qualified No. 1 for the second time this season, fending off all challengers for his 26th pole position with his Friday pass of 3.873 holding fast. “I’m not usually into green [low qualifier] hats –- I like the yellow [winner]…
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Steve Johnson qualifies No. 1 in Pro Stock Motorcycle for the first time since 2013

In one of the most surprising developments of the year, Steve Johnson will start from the top of a Pro Stock Motorcycle field for the first time since the 2013 Englishtown race.
12 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
johnson
In one of the most surprising developments of the year, Steve Johnson will start from the top of a Pro Stock Motorcycle field for the first time since the 2013 Englishtown race when he rode his Slick 50 Suzuki to a stunning 6.786 on Saturday…
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Steve Torrence holds on to No. 1 spot in Charlotte Top Fuel qualifying

Steve Torrence held onto the No. 1 spot for his fourth pole of the season and the 23rd of his career as no one was able to better his Friday best of 3.711, though several people came close to unseating him.
12 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence held onto the No. 1 spot for his fourth pole of the season and the 23rd of his career as no one was able to better his Friday best of 3.711, though several people came close, including Leah Pritchett, who clocked a 3.714 in Q4…
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