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Bucket list tracks

14 Mar 2016
Candida Benson, Jr. Dragster Editor
Fast Five
From the grandeur of zMAX Dragway in Charlotte to the tree-lined beauty of Pacific Raceways in Seattle to the carved-in-the-mountainside Bandimere Speedway, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series visits a variety of unique and cool tracks each…
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Drivers on the verge of their first Pro win

07 Mar 2016
Candida Benson, Jr. Dragster Editor
Fast Five
In Phoenix, Leah Pritchett became the newest member of the Pro-class winner’s club, breaking through for her first victory in Top Fuel. Which driver in the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, or Pro Stock Motorcycle ranks could be next to join the…
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Five best new paint schemes

22 Feb 2016
Candida Benson, Jr. Dragster Editor
Fast Five
A new season means new looks for teams, and plenty of new, cool paint schemes were on display last weekend at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Trying to pick the best of the bunch was a challenge, but we have…
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Five great debuts

08 Feb 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
The Winternationals not only kicks off the season, but also can be the stage upon which stars are born. As the traditional season opener, the Winternationals is known for new car and team debuts, but for many drivers, it also has marked the…
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Five wild Winternationals rides

01 Feb 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
The Circle K NHRA Winternationals is known for many things. It’s the annual season opener, where new cars, sponsors, and paint schemes famously debut. It can also be one of the most scenic venues on the tour when snow caps the mountains behind…
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Winningest Winternationals drivers

25 Jan 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
Everyone knows that the start of a drag race is one of the most important parts of a winning recipe, but that also applies to the season as well. There’s nothing quite like a win at the season-opening Winternationals to jump-start a season.…
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Five feats yet to be accomplished

18 Jan 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
With more than 60 years of competition, you would think that we had seen it all when it comes to accomplishments in NHRA Drag Racing, but here’s a quick list of some items yet to be accomplished, ranked in order of possibility. 200-…
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Five Great Seasons

11 Jan 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
Each year, as teams travel to Pomona for the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals, hopes are high, and the possibilities for success are endless. No one has ever had a perfect, unbeaten season, but hey, there’s always a possibility,…
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