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After getting back on track, Leah Pruett looks to keep pushing forward in Pomona

Through a difficult first eight races this season, Leah Pruett and her team stuck together and kept pushing, and got a ton of validation with their runner-up last weekend at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
29 Jul 2021
Josh Hachat
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Leah Pruett
Through a difficult first eight races this season, Leah Pruett saw a Top Fuel team that stuck together and kept pushing, fully confident success would come at some point because of that dedication. When it happened last weekend in Sonoma, as…
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Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Sportsman video highlights

Joe and Kayla Mozeris made history at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil with a rare father-daughter winner’s circle after Joe won in Comp eliminator and Kayla captured the Super Stock title.
29 Jul 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Joe and Kayla Mozeris
Joe and Kayla Mozeris made history at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil with a rare father-daughter winner’s circle after Joe won in Comp eliminator and Kayla captured the Super Stock title. It was only the second time…
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New National Dragster issue packed with national and divisional race coverage

Just as sure as summer ratchets up the temperature, it also turns up the heat on the racing schedule, and you don’t have to look any further than the new issue of NHRA National Dragster, which is now online and in the mail for NHRA Members.
29 Jul 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
National Dragster
Read the issue Just as sure as summer ratchets up the temperature,…
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Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Sportsman video highlights

Two-time NHRA world champion Anthony Bertozzi has had a lot of memorable days at the races but few, if any, can match the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, where he enjoyed an almost perfect weekend.
29 Jul 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Anthony Bertozzi
Two-time NHRA world champion Anthony Bertozzi has had a lot of memorable days at the races but few, if any, can match the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, where he enjoyed an almost perfect weekend. Bertozzi won in Super Stock and was a…
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NHRA Insider podcast: Racing From The Head and Racing From The Heart

Ron Capps and Sonoma Super Comp winner Marko Perivolaris join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. 
29 Jul 2021
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider Podcast
  Ron Capps and Sonoma Super Comp winner Marko Perivolaris join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast.  Capps talks about having a fast and consistent nitro Funny Car, having racked up multiple semifinal…
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#StumpBob: How many drivers have competed in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock?

With “Mr. Versatility” Alex Laughlin driving a Top Fuel car at Denver, NHRA historian Bob Frey was asked, “How many people have competed in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock at an NHRA race?” Good question, so here’s what he found.
29 Jul 2021
Bob Frey
Stump Bob
Alex Laughlin
Although nobody actually wrote in to “Stump Bob” with this week’s question, I did have several folks e-mail me about it, so I figure it’s fair game. With “Mr. Versatility” Alex Laughlin driving a Top Fuel car at Denver, I was asked, “How…
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Karen Stoffer, Jerry Savoie enjoy swift two-wheeled turnaround in Sonoma

In the span of one day at Sonoma Raceway, the outlook for the rest of the 2021 Pro Stock Motorcycle season changed dramatically for the White Alligator Racing (WAR) team of Karen Stoffer and Jerry Savoie. 
28 Jul 2021
Josh Hachat
Feature
Karen Stoffer
In the span of one day at Sonoma Raceway, the outlook for the rest of the 2021 Pro Stock Motorcycle season changed dramatically for the White Alligator Racing (WAR) team of Karen Stoffer and Jerry Savoie.  In what could very much be deemed a…
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Jim Dunn Racing celebrates 30 years with Mooneyes at Winternationals

The Mooneyes brand long has been associated with Jim Dunn Racing. This weekend, during the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Mooneyes will once again have its popular black and white graphics on the Dunn Funny Car.
28 Jul 2021
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Jim Dunn Racing
Since the early 1990s, the Mooneyes brand from Moon Equipment Co. has been associated with Jim Dunn Racing. This weekend, during the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com in Pomona, Mooneyes will once again have its…
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Steve Torrence has chance to sweep the Western Swing at Winternationals

Steve Torrence has an opportunity to make NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series history at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
28 Jul 2021
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Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence has an opportunity to make NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series history at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, but that’s nothing new for the Top Fuel…
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Five things we learned from the NHRA Sonoma Nationals

The 2021 Sonoma Nationals offered drag racing a world-class event in a picturesque community just north of the San Francisco metropolis.
27 Jul 2021
David Kennedy
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Steve Torrence Sonoma
Sonoma, Calif., is one of the finest places on the planet to see a drag race. The Sonoma Raceway staff not only provides an exceptional facility, but they also host a world-class event in a picturesque little community just north of the San…
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Saluting Steve Torrence's 50th career win

With his Top Fuel victory at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Steve Torrence reached the 50 career wins milestone. Torrence’s Top Fuel win was his 46th in the class in his career, which began with four wins in the Top Alcohol Dragster class.
27 Jul 2021
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Steve Torrence
    Win Year Event Class 1 2005 Topeka Top Alcohol Dragster 2 2005 Brainerd Top Alcohol…
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The Sports Report: The ultimate father-daughter weekend

Joe Mozeris and his daughter, Kayla, had a weekend they’ll never forget at the Dodge//SRT NHRA Mile-High Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Denver when they earned national event titles in Comp eliminator and Super Stock, respectively.
27 Jul 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Mozeris
Kayla Mozeris won the Super Stock title at the Dodge//SRT NHRA Mile-High Nationals presented by Pennzoil and then watched a few minutes later when her father, Joe, drove to the win in Comp eliminator. It was the sort of day that every family that…
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Nitro Time Machine: The thrilling final rounds from the 2011 Winternationals

In our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we got back a decade to the 2011 Winternaitonals, where Morgan Lucas, Robert Hight, and Jason Line kicked off the season with impressive victories.
27 Jul 2021
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Sportsman spotlight: Racing is Johnson family origin story

The Johnson racing family – parents Vicky and Steve, and their kids Bri and Blake – were featured recently on Denver-area television station KUSA while competing at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals at their Bandimere Speedway home track.
27 Jul 2021
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Johnson family
  Story: Racing is Johnson family origin story
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Nightly Cacklefests will add to the excitement of Winternationals action

Nearly 20 pieces of vintage drag racing iron, including front-engined Top Fuelers and Fuel Altereds, will salute NHRA fans attending the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com with a nightly Cacklefest Friday and Saturday evenings.
27 Jul 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Cacklefest
Nearly 20 pieces of vintage drag racing iron, including front-engined Top Fuelers and Fuel Altereds, will salute NHRA fans attending the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com with a nightly Cacklefest Friday and Saturday…
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Nitro Time Machine: A look at the history of the 1963 Winternationals car show

The Winternationals is one of NHRA's oldest and most prestigious events. This week, we take a look back at the 1963 edition of the "Big Go West" and the accompanying car show.
26 Jul 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
1963 Winternationals
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Nitro Time Machine: Don Garlits takes on Shirley Muldowney at 1986 Winternationals

Anytime "Big Daddy" Don Garlits raced Shirley Muldowney it was worth watching especially at the 1986 Winternationals where the two legends were paired in round one.
26 Jul 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
1986 Winternationals
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Pittsburgh Power backing will propel Brandon Welch in 2021 Top Fuel debut

The Brandon Welch-driven Beal Racing Top Fuel team will make its 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com with primary sponsorship from Pittsburgh Power.
26 Jul 2021
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Brandon Welch
The Brandon Welch-driven Beal Racing Top Fuel team will make its 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com with primary sponsorship from Pittsburgh Power, a national…
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Karen Stoffer’s giant-slaying Suzuki wins Pro Stock Motorcycle in Sonoma

White Alligator Racing’s Crew Chief Tim Kulungian returns to his old horsepower playbook, and Stoffer reaps the rewards.
25 Jul 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Karen Stoffer’s giant-slaying Suzuki wins Pro Stock Motorcycle in Sonoma
This race was a bucket list win for Karen Stoffer. She grew up racing in NHRA's Division 7 and running at Sonoma Raceway. Always a threat and a consummate Pro Stock Motorcycle racer, the crowd, and the competition were equally wowed when her second-…
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Aaron Stanfield wins Pro Stock in Sonoma; collects third win in the class

Stanfield defeats Greg Anderson in the semis and Dallas Glenn in the final to win the Sonoma Nationals.
25 Jul 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Aaron Stanfield wins Pro Stock in Sonoma; collects third win in the class
When asked to reflect on his Sonoma win, and what it was that allowed Aaron Stanfield the kind of success it takes to defeat opponents with vastly different skillsets and reaction times, Stanfield credited his team. “You know, that's tough to say…
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Robert Hight wins Funny Car in Sonoma; surpasses Joe Amato’s win record

The Auto Club Funny Car driver defeats Matt Hagan, finds the consistency his team has been chasing and heads into Pomona with a new velocity.
25 Jul 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Robert Hight wins Funny Car in Sonoma; surpasses Joe Amato’s win record
“I never thought I’d ever get a chance to drive one of these cars,” said Robert Hight. “John Force gave me a chance, and 26 years later I’m leaving Sonoma with a Funny Car Wally.” Hight’s humbleness comes from acknowledging the struggle he and…
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Steve Torrence locks up spot in Countdown to the Championship; wins Top Fuel in Sonoma

Team Torrence tallies so many successes at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals, it’s difficult to know where to begin.
25 Jul 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
 Steve Torrence locks up spot in Countdown to the Championship; wins Top Fuel in Sonoma
Even before the race day started Torrence had locked up his spot in the 2021 Countdown to the Championship. His win in Sonoma means his Capco Contractor’s Top Fuel dragster is two-thirds of the way to sweeping the 2021 Western Swing. Even if you…
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Unofficial Camping World points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the ninth event of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
25 Jul 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Points
Unofficial points standings following the completion of the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the ninth event of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Official points will be posted here once…
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Sunday photo gallery from NHRA Sonoma Nationals

25 Jul 2021
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Tim Wilkerson's Funny Car explodes in a fireball in round one—but still advances

Wilkerson's car spun the rear tires, lost cylinders, and then blew the body up with a major engine explosion. Watch the action from Sonoma right here.
25 Jul 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Tim Wilkerson's Funny Car explodes in a fireball in round one—but still advances
Tim Wilkerson vs. Jim Campbell in round one and the cars staged and launched well. Campbell's car got in trouble early and then Wilkerson's car spun the rear tires, lost cylinders, and then blew the body up with an engine…
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Sunday news and notes from the NHRA Sonoma Nationals

The 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals begins the second race of the 2021 NHRA Western Swing, and we look forward to success coming in pairs (and then triples) for racers and fans alike.
25 Jul 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
NHRA Sonoma Nationals Steve Torrence Top Fuel
All weekend NHRA race fans have been celebrating the return of the Camping World Drag Racing Series to its home state. As the first motorsport event Sonoma Raceway has hosted without attendance restrictions, the fans within the facility were…
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Sunday pre-race interview with Top Fuel racer Brittany Force

Hear from the racer before first round of Sunday’s eliminations at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
25 Jul 2021
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Sunday pre-race interview with Funny Car racer Ron Capps

Hear from the racer before first round of Sunday’s eliminations at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
25 Jul 2021
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Sunday pre-race interview with Funny Car racer Ron Capps
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Sunday pre-race interview with Pro Stock racer Greg Anderson

Hear from the racer before first round of Sunday’s eliminations at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
25 Jul 2021
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Sunday pre-race interview with Pro Stock racer Greg Anderson
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Sunday pre-race interview with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith

Hear from the racer before first round of Sunday’s eliminations at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
25 Jul 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Sunday pre-race interview with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith
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