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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Gerber Collision Route 66 Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance as they celebrate their victories at Route 66 Raceway.
23 May 2024
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Worsham tunes DeJoria in Chicago and attends college graduation in California

Del Worsham tuned Alexis DeJoria's Funny Car to a fifth-place qualifier before flying back to Southern California for daughter Kate's college graduation. Chuck Worsham took over car duties on Saturday, and Del returned for Sunday's race.
21 May 2024
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Worsham family tunes DeJoria in Chicago and attends college graduation in California
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Video tribute: Legendary Don Schumacher remembered by fellow racers

The late Don Schumacher was saluted by the NHRA Drag Racing community at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance, where drivers, including Leah Pruett, Ron Capps, Tony Schumacher, Matt Hagan, Antron Brown, Angelle Sampey, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Jack Beckman, and John Force, paid video tribute to him.
21 May 2024
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Don Schumacher
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Weekend Rewind: Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

The Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance took NHRA racers and fans on a wild road trip of upsets and dominating performances. Relive some of those great moments in our Weekend Rewind video.
21 May 2024
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It's getting better and better for first-time full-time FC driver Daniel Wilkerson

After reaching the final round at the most recent event on the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series tour, crew chief turned full-time driver Daniel Wilkerson is settling right in behind the wheel of the Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang.
16 May 2024
Kelly Wade
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Daniel Wilkerson
After reaching the final round at the most recent event on the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series tour, crew chief turned full-time driver Daniel Wilkerson is settling right in behind the wheel of the Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang. This…
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New National Dragster issue packed with hot race coverage, cool feature stories

The May 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with racing coverage from coast to coast and in-depth feature stories, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
16 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Issue 05
READ THE ISSUE The May 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with racing coverage from coast to coast and in-depth feature stories, is now online in…
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Funny Car icon John Force eager to wow Chicago fans at Route 66 Nationals

Legendary Funny Car racer John Force has enjoyed a terrific start to his 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, and the 16-time world champion has plenty of momentum heading into this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway.
15 May 2024
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 John Force
Legendary Funny Car racer John Force has enjoyed a terrific start to his 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. The 16-time world champion has already posted one victory this season and a pair of final-round appearances, giving the team…
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Ron Capps welcomes the highs and lows as a Funny Car team owner

No. 10 on NHRA's all-time win list with 76 victories and three world titles, Ron Capps is one of the most experienced and acclaimed drivers in the sport behind the wheel of his NAPA Auto Care Toyota GR Supra. Now in his third season as a team owner, a whole new level has been unlocked.
14 May 2024
Kelly Wade
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Ron Capps
No. 10 on NHRA's all-time win list with 76 victories and three world titles, Ron Capps is one of the most experienced and acclaimed drivers in the sport behind the wheel of his NAPA Auto Care Toyota GR Supra. Now in his third season as a team owner…
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Top Fuel’s Clay Millican after more Chicago magic at Route 66 Nationals

Route 66 Raceway has always been a special venue for Top Fuel fan-favorite Clay Millican. The Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance was the site of his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel event and also an event he won in 2018 and 2023.
13 May 2024
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Clay Millican
Route 66 Raceway has always been a special venue for Top Fuel fan-favorite Clay Millican. It was the site of his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel event and also an event he won in 2018. Then came last year for the veteran, who broke a losing streak of…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Sean Bellemeur

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Three-time world champ Sean Bellemeur scored his fourth four-wide win in Top Alcohol Funny Car competition but his first at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when he edged rookie phenom Maddi Gordon by just .0008-second as both finished ahead of…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster champion Shawn Cowie

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Shawn Cowie won the spring Las Vegas event for the fourth time in Top Alcohol Dragster and for the second time in the four-wide format, where his stout 5.20 defeated Prescott Dean, Jacqueline Fricke, and Mike Coughlin. The win was the 24th for Cowie…
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Jasmine Salinas is building her confidence one race at a time in Top Fuel

Four races into her Top Fuel career, second-generation driver Jasmine Salinas is getting more comfortable in the family Top Fueler, and as she heads to Route 66 Raceway this weekend — a track where she has won in Top Alcohol Dragster — her confidence is soaring.
13 May 2024
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Top 5 storylines for the upcoming GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout

The GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout will take place on Saturday at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway. Here's a look at five big storylines leading into the big-buck clash.
10 May 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout
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Doug Kalitta is a different racer after his Top Fuel championship

There's a new confidence coming out of Kalitta Motorsports after Doug Kalitta's 2023 Top Fuel championship, his second place in the standings (followed closely by teammate Shawn Langdon), and JR Todd's No. 2 position in Funny Car.
10 May 2024
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Doug Kalitta on the relief of having a Championship under his belt
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Looking for a rebirth of NHRA national event racing in Louisiana is No Problem

The state of Louisiana has a long and proud history of NHRA Drag Racing, and with the return of the Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals to No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, the stage is being set for a new era of success.
09 May 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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No Problem Raceway
The state of Louisiana has a long and proud history of NHRA Drag Racing, from State Capital Dragway in Baton Rouge, which for 15 years hosted the NHRA Cajun Nationals, to historic sites like Pel State Dragway, Shreveport Dragway, and Houma Drag…
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The one word Brittany Force uses to describe her driving style: "Focused"

Brittany Force owns nearly every Top Fuel speed record there is, she's monstrously focused on another championship, and she lives by the credo, "Work hard in silence, let your noise be your success."
07 May 2024
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"Focused" The one word Brittany Force uses to describe her racing
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Antron Brown: Fierce competitor, dynamic team owner, and impossibly optimistic human being

NHRA on FOX's Bruno Massel sat down with Brown to understand where the Top Fuel star's positive nature comes from. "I still have some rabbits in my hat." — Antron Brown
07 May 2024
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Antron Brown: Fierce competitor, dynamic team owner, and impossibly optimistic human being
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Weathered but not weary, Shawn Langdon is bouncing back

This season doesn't look a whole lot like the last for Shawn Langdon and his Kalitta Air Careers Top Fuel team. Rebounding from one of the toughest years in his nitro-fueled career, the 41-year-old entered his 15th season in the Pro ranks with a momentous win and got busy building on the fresh start.
06 May 2024
Kelly Wade
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Shawn Langdon
This season doesn't look a whole lot like the last for Shawn Langdon and his Kalitta Air Careers Top Fuel team. Rebounding from one of the toughest years in his nitro-fueled career, the 41-year-old entered his 15th season in the Pro ranks with a…
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Ron Capps and Steve Torrence swap seats with NASCAR's Tyler Reddick and Dean Thompson

NASCAR drivers have pit stops, and NHRA drivers have nitro warm-ups! Watch as Ron Capps and Steve Torrence give their Toyota teammates Tyler Reddick and Dean Thompson a dose of nitro.
06 May 2024
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Ron Capps and Steve Torrence swap seats with NASCAR's Reddick and Thompson
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Charlotte NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte as they celebrate with their teams and enjoy the fruits of victory at zMAX Dragway.
02 May 2024
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Charlotte NHRA 4-Wide Nationals
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Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals winners talk victory on WFO Radio

NHRA 4-Wide Nationals winners Justin Ashley, Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, and Gaige Herrera joined WFO Radio for a pair of shows recently to discuss their victories at zMAX Dragway.
02 May 2024
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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals winners Justin Ashley, Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, and Gaige Herrera joined WFO Radio for two shows recently to discuss their victories at zMAX Dragway. Hagan talks about his first win of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag…
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Behind the scenes of Fernando Cuadra's last Pro Stock race

Everyone knew this would be emotional... Pro Stock's most charming racer is stepping out of the driver's seat, but his family's winning ways will forever remain.
30 Apr 2024
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Behind the scenes of Fernando Cuadra's last Pro Stock race
Fernando Cuadra returned to Pro Stock racing in the Mission Foods Drag Racing Series and brought three of his sons with him. At the 2024 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina, he raced four-wide with them for his final Pro Stock race…
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Bob Tasca III explains intake manifold issue at Charlotte

Team Tasca proclaims vindication after running even faster after removing its modified magnesium intake from its Ford Mustang Funny Car
29 Apr 2024
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Bob Tasca III intake manifold issue at Charlotte explained
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Rickie Smith’s latest trick might just be his most impressive one

As legend has it, Rickie Smith’s parents didn’t give him the nickname “Trickie Rickie” so it must have been earned elsewhere. To that end, Smith’s latest trick might just be his most impressive one.
29 Apr 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Rickie Smith
As legend has it, Rickie Smith’s parents didn’t name him “Trickie Rickie” so that handle must have been earned elsewhere. To that end, Smith’s latest trick might just be his most impressive one. In a shocking episode of “familiar faces in unfamiliar…
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5 Things We Learned at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte

The second and final four-wide race of the season is in the books after an interesting weekend in Charlotte. Here are our five big takeaways from zMAX Dragway.
29 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte
The second and final four-wide race of the season is in the books after an interesting weekend in Charlotte. Here are our five big takeaways from zMAX Dragway. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED For the second straight event, a winner from Saturday’s…
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Butner wins first JHG Mountain Motor Pro Stock event in Charlotte

28 Apr 2024
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The Johnson's Horsepowered Garage Mountain Motor Pro Stock series kicked off this weekend at zMAX Dragway at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, and Bo Butner came out swinging. Driving his JHG Chevrolet Camaro, Bo claimed the No. 1 qualifier award,…
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With strong recent performances, Alexis DeJoria is finally back on track

After a strong 3.85 run last night that has Alexis DeJoria qualified second in the Funny Car field, crew chief Del Worsham is ready to put behind them the rough stretch that went from the last race of 2023 and into the 2024 season.
27 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Alexis DeJoria
To paraphrase William Shakespeare from Richard III, Alexis DeJoria and tuner Del Worsham have had their “winter of our discontent,” and the sun is ready to shine again on the Bandero Tequila team. Entering Saturday of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in…
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It's a long shot, but Austin Prock still has eyes on making Pep Boys Callout field

He knows it's a long shot, but Austin Prock hopes to earn enough qualifying points to make the field at the Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout in Indy. He had to start from zero behind drivers who earned points last year, but after three No.1 qualifiers, he's making progress.
26 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Austin Prock
When Austin Prock jumped into the saddle of teammate Robert Hight’s Cornwell Tools Camaro, he inherited one of the quickest rides and the best crew chiefs in Funny Car and is the current points leader in the race for the NHRA Mission Foods Drag…
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Matt Smith looks for hometown Pro Stock Motorcycle win at zMAX Dragway

After a six-week hiatus from the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule, the competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle class returns to action at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, and atop the list of riders ready to hit the track is six-time champion Matt Smith.
25 Apr 2024
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Matt Smith
After a six-week hiatus from the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule, the competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle class returns to action at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Atop the list of riders ready to hit the track is…
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After historic four-wide Funny Car win, Bob Tasca III after more in Charlotte

Bob Tasca III knows all about how difficult it is to win a four-wide drag race, doing so two weeks ago in Las Vegas under the rarest of circumstances in NHRA Funny Car history: a triple holeshot.
25 Apr 2024
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Bob Tasca III
Bob Tasca III knows all about how difficult it is to win a four-wide drag race, doing so two weeks ago in Las Vegas under the rarest of circumstances in NHRA Funny Car history.   The talented veteran pulled off the first triple holeshot in…
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