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Nitro Time Machine: Side-by-side 300 mph runs in Funny Car at 1995 Topeka race

More history was made at the 1995 Topeka event as John Force and Cruz Pedregon hooked up to provide the fans with the first side-by-side 300-mph runs in Funny Car.
10 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
John Force
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NHRA North Central Division makes a triumphant return to Route 66 Raceway

Even the rain that forced the postponement of the final rounds couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the many racers, fans, and event workers that celebrated the return of drag racing to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., last weekend.
10 Aug 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Route 66 Raceway
Even the rain that forced the postponement of the final rounds couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the many racers, fans, and event workers that celebrated the return of drag racing to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., last weekend. Dormant…
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NHRA Northeast Division Director Dave Mohn will step away at year's end

Dave Mohn, an NHRA fixture of the Division 1 region for more than 25 years, will retire from his position with NHRA this October to spend more time with family and the family business.
10 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Dave Mohn
Dave Mohn, an NHRA fixture of the Division 1 region for more than 25 years, will retire from his position with NHRA this October to spend more time with family and the family business. Mohn, who has served as NHRA’s Division 1 Director since…
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Past world champ Frank Aragona Jr. is winning more than Comp titles

Three-time NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Comp eliminator world champion Frank Aragona Jr. battled cancer to be able to return to battle on the quarter-mile and scored his 40th Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series victory this past weekend.
10 Aug 2022
Kelly Wade
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Frank Aragona Jr.
Wearing a serious demeanor as he peered into his log books earlier this summer at Summit Motorsports Park, three-time Comp eliminator champion Frank Aragona Jr. initially seemed to give off a "Do Not Disturb" vibe. But then he looked up, smiled, and…
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Doug Kalitta to race KalittaAir.com/careers Top Fueler in Topeka

Doug Kalitta will campaign a KalittaAir.com/careers-themed Top Fuel dragster during this weekend’s Heartland NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park.
10 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta will campaign a KalittaAir.com/careers-themed Top Fuel dragster during this weekend’s Heartland NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park. The design was inspired by Kalitta Motorsports’ and Kalitta Air’s…
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Swanson Motorsports partners with Fuel for remainder of 2022 season

Swanson Motorsports has announced that Fuel, a design agency from Hiawatha, Iowa, has assumed the role of primary sponsor for driver Afton Swanson and her NHRA Top Dragster race car for the remainder of the 2022 racing season.
09 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Swanson Motorsports
Swanson Motorsports has announced that Fuel, a design agency from Hiawatha, Iowa, has assumed the role of primary sponsor for driver Afton Swanson and her NHRA Top Dragster race car for the remainder of the 2022 racing season. Fuel joins longtime…
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With recent successes, Tasca team confident as they head into Topeka

A win and two runner-ups over the last four races has Bob Tasca III’s team confident that they’ve turned the corner on their season, just in time for the Countdown to the Championship.
09 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Bob Tasca III
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Stampede of Speed will return to enhance fan experience around FallNationals

The Stampede of Speed, a 10-day festival of music, drag racing, and amazing fan experiences in advance of the NHRA Texas FallNationals, will return in 2022 to the historic Texas Motorplex.
09 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Stampede of Speed
The Stampede of Speed, a 10-day festival of music, drag racing, and amazing fan experiences in advance of the NHRA Texas FallNationals, will return in 2022. Hosted once again at the historic Texas Motorplex, the multi-use facility located just 35…
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Betway named entitlement sponsor of NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway

zMAX Dragway officials have announced that Betway, a global betting and gaming brand, has signed on as the entitlement sponsor for the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, Sept. 23-25.
09 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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zMAX Dragway
As the NHRA’s best drivers prepare for a pivotal Countdown to the Championship showdown at zMAX Dragway Sept. 23-25, officials have announced that the event will have a new name. Betway, a global betting and gaming brand, has signed on as the…
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Nitro Time Machine: Warren Johnson tops Scott Geoffrion in thrilling Topeka final

Warren Johnson all but clinched his first NHRA Pro Stock world title following a thrilling final round win over Scott Geoffrion's Dodge at the 1992 Topeka event.
09 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Warren Johnson
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Top Alcohol Dragster standout Jasmine Salinas sponsored by Weld in Topeka

Weld Racing will be sponsoring Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jasmine Salinas at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park this week.
08 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jasmine Salinas
Weld, the fastest wheel brand on the planet, will be sponsoring NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jasmine Salinas at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park this week. Weld Racing…
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Erica Enders on the Western Swing: "We did an OK job out there"

After a tough loss in Denver, four time Pro Stock champion Erica Enders rallied with a win in Sonoma and a runner-up finish in Seattle to maintain her lead in the Camping World NHRA Pro Stock standings. In our latest Skype Interview, Enders discusses her season to date and her outlook on the upcoming Countdown to the Championship.
08 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Erica Enders
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Sportsman champion Richard Okerman

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
113:00
Richard Okerman is now a four-time national event champion in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers after defeating Michael Henry in the Sonoma final. Okerman gave up a slight lead at the start, but won with a 7.24 on his 7.08 dial after…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Dragster champion Thomas Bayer

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
136:12
Drag racing school instructor Thomas Bayer, already a national event winner in Top Alcohol Dragster, Super Comp, and Super Gas, added a victory in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers when he beat Melissa Murphy in the final. Bayer cut a…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Gas champion Evan Kowalski

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
124:50
Five years after scoring his first career national event win  in Super Gas at Sonoma Raceway, Evan Kowalski pocketed win No. 4 with his Riverside Transmission Center Corvette, running a near-perfect 9.904 to force final-round opponent Beau…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Comp champion Tanner Theobald

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
160:23
Tanner Theobald joined younger brother Parker as an NHRA national event champion with his first career score in Super Comp. Theobald, previously the runner-up at the 2017 Auto Club NHRA Finals, powered to a clutch .017 reaction time coupled to an 8.…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Stock champion Justin Jerome

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
115:26
Justin Jerome picked up his second NHRA national event Wally following a Stock final-round win against Bryan Phillips, who fouled by seven-thousandths of a second in the final. Jerome previously won the 2019 Four Wide event in Las Vegas behind the…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Stock champion Jody Lang

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
100:16
In a Super Stock battle between two of the West Coast’s most accomplished sportsman racers, Jody Lang squeezed out a narrow .001-second win over Kyle Rizzoli. Lang now has 31 national event wins to his credit including five at Sonoma Raceway.…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Comp champion Jim Cowan

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
124:07
Comp winner Jim Cowan collected career win No. 2 and his first since the 2008 season when he drove his D/E Cobalt to a final-round conquest of Joe Mozeris’ Division 7-champion B/ED. Cowan, who won the 2008 Winternationals and also was runner-up in…
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Steve Huff looked to break his own record at the Flav-R-Pac Northwest Nationals

Steve Huff made exhibition passes in a Pep Boys Electric Vehicle demonstration at the 2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals.
08 Aug 2022
David Kennedy
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Steve Huff
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Cottrell, Williamson and Generalao Jr., conquer 51st Nightfire Nationals

08 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Nightfire Nationals
The 51st edition of the Nightfire Nationals presented by Bi-Mart attracted a record turnout for the mid-summer Idaho stop in the 2022 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage series. Winning his fifth consecutive Firebird major event title, Bobby Cottrell…
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NHRA Camping World Series heads to Topeka for Menards NHRA Nationals

Heartland Motorsports Park is again set to host the exciting, must-see action of 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph racing from the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor on Aug. 12-14.
08 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Menards NHRA Nationals
Known as the House of Speed, Heartland Motorsports Park is again set to host the exciting, must-see action of 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph racing from the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor on Aug…
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Rain forces postponed finish to Route 66 Raceway Division 3 event

Due to the rain NHRA has been forced to postpone the remainder of the Rute 66 Raceway Lucas Oil Series event. The remaining rounds will be completed at our next Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Event at Beech Bend Raceway Park on Aug. 25.
05 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 3
Due to the rain Sunday morning that continued into this afternoon, NHRA has been forced to postpone the remainder of the event. The remaining rounds will be completed at our next Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Event at Beech Bend Raceway Park on Aug.…
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Fox Jr., Gill, and Aragona lead Division 1 winners at Atco Raceway

Tom Fox Jr., Matt Gill, and Frank Aragona Jr., led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division was in action at Atco Raceway.
05 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 1
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Atco Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Tom Fox Jr., Shamong, N.J., 6.713, 263.51  def. Dan Dietrich, Glen Arm,…
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Western Swing Pro Stock recap: Lots of shifting gears but not many positions

Erica Enders maintained her points lead in Pro Stock despite earning two fewer points than teammate Aaron Stanfield over the three-race Western Swing. Here's a look at the movers, shakers, and disappointments within the class. Last in a series.
05 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Erica Enders
The three-race Western Swing is the gateway to the home stretch of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series regular season that sets the contenders for the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs and a pivotal time for teams trying to…
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NHRA returns to Route 66 Raceway for Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event

For the first time since 2019 there will be drag racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to the track for this weekend’s Division 3 race.
05 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Chicago
For the first time since 2019 there will be drag racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to the track for this weekend’s Division 3 race.   It marks the first racing action at the popular…
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Team Toyota at the Olympic training camp in Park City, Utah

Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd, and NHRA on FOX's Bruno Massel all experience 70 mph in a whole new way, from the cockpit of an Olympic bobsled.
05 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Team Toyota goes to the Olympic training camp in Park City, Utah
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The 7 winningest women in NHRA professional drag racing

These seven racers have more wins than any other female — and many of the men — in professional motorsports.
05 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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The 7 winningest women in NHRA professional drag racing
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Football preseason begins with Ron Capps and Alex DeJoria at a Seattle Seahawks practice

Ron Capps and Alexis DeJoria talk about Funny Cars and going more than 300 mph with Seattle Seahawks Cody Barton, Jordyn Brooks, and head coach Pete Carroll.
05 Aug 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Football preseason begins with Ron Capps and Alex DeJoria at a Seattle Seahawks practice
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Wheelie neat! A look at seven decades of wild, wheelstanding crowdpleasers

The wheelstander exhibition vehicle wasn't born so much as it evolved from some experimental cars that just couldn't keep the front tires on the ground. Since 1964, they've been wowing crowds with their two-wheeled antics. Here's a look at some of those wild machines.
05 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Wheelstanders
As kids, I think we were all enthralled with wheelies. Who could pop a wheelie on their Schwinn Stingray and ride it the length of the block? Then, as a teenager, I remember seeing wannabes with wheelie bars on their street cars (leading to the…
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