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Justin Ashley has sights on bigger goals in 2021 after standout rookie year

After a brilliant rookie season, Justin Ashley has barely taken a minute to bask in his success. It's been full speed ahead for the promising Top Fuel driver, pushing forward both in business and in his burgeoning racing career.
06 Mar 2021
Josh Hachat
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Justin Ashley
After a brilliant rookie season, Justin Ashley has barely taken a minute to bask in his success. It's been full speed ahead for the promising Top Fuel driver, pushing forward both in business and in his burgeoning racing career. Heading into…
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Preseason testing squad goals: Regaining a rhythm and shaking off the rust

Preseason testing ahead of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals begins this weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. NHRA's John Kernan checked in with crew chiefs from John Force Racing, Don Schumacher Racing, and Kalitta Motorsports on their squad goals.
04 Mar 2021
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Antron Brown and team looking to carry 2020 momentum into new season

Antron Brown and his Matco Tools team, led by crew chief Brian Corradi, finally found their footing late in 2020, giving them a huge springboard of confidence heading into the 2021 season.
01 Mar 2021
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Antron Brown
You'll never find Antron Brown lacking for energy, but it hasn't been surprising seeing the three-time Top Fuel world champ and his team with a little more pep in their step this offseason. After arguably the most challenging stretch in his…
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John Force Racing ready for season-opening Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals

John Force Racing recently announced its return to competition in 2021 at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. NHRA’s John Kernan checked in with crew chiefs Jimmy Prock, Daniel Hood, and David Grubnic for the latest updates.
26 Feb 2021
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Leah Pruett ready to ride wave of enthusiasm into 2021 season opener

NHRA Top Fuel star Leah Pruett is ready for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season to launch at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and also looking forward to pursuing her other passion, wake surfing..
26 Feb 2021
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Checking in with Kalitta Motorsports on the eve of preseason testing

The Kalitta Motorsports facility in Ypsilanti, Mich. is a busy place as Hall of Fame team owner Connie Kalitta, drivers Doug Kalitta, J.R. Todd, and Shawn Langdon and their crews prepare for the start of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
24 Feb 2021
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NHRA Shop Talk: Ignition Systems

In this episode of Shop Talk, NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by MSD's Joe Pando to talk drag racing ignition systems from Sportsman racing all the way up to nitro-powered machines. 
22 Feb 2021
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  In this episode of Shop Talk, NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by MSD's Joe Pando to talk drag racing ignition systems from Sportsman racing all the way up to nitro-powered machines. Pando is an expert that has been…
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65 years of the Ford 9-inch

The race car component so good, it rewrote brand loyalty in the Sportsman racing world
17 Feb 2021
David Kennedy
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65 years of the Ford 9-inch
Car companies didn’t invent brand loyalty, but they certainly perfected it. The badge on the car, the engine under the hood, even the tattoo on the owner’s arm all matched—for life. But in drag racing, the need to win is stronger than assembly line…
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Mardi Gras special: How to bake a King Cake, with Top Fuel star Antron Brown

Three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champ Antron Brown not only has skills inside the cockpit, but he’s pretty impressive in the kitchen, too, as he demonstrates with this Mardi Gras-special tutorial on how to bake a King Cake.
16 Feb 2021
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Leah Pruett talks offseason, Tony Stewart, Drag Pak, and more of WFO Radio

Leah Pruett, Top Fuel driver for DSR and Mopar, gives the details from her offseason, her St. Louis crash, her relationship with Tony Stewart, the latest on the 2021 Dodge Drag Pak, and her plans to “stay in her own lane.”
15 Feb 2021
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Leah Pruett
  Leah Pruett goes WFO Live! Pruett, Top Fuel driver for DSR and Mopar, gives the details from her offseason, her St. Louis crash, her relationship with Tony Stewart, the latest on the 2021 Dodge Drag Pak, and her plans to “stay in her…
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A dream come true: Ray Kelley's flame-filled fun driving a jet dragster

Jet dragster driver Ray Kelley, a regular sight on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour is entering his fifth year living his dream, and the 49-year-old self-described thrill seeker will do it in an even bigger way in 2021.
10 Feb 2021
Josh Hachat
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Ray Kelley
Ray Kelley is entering his fifth year living his dream, and the 49-year-old self-described thrill seeker will do it in an even bigger way in 2021. Kelley pilots the Game X Change jet dragster, a partnership that has been in place for a couple of…
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Tough Texan Christopher Dodd prepares to defend Super Comp world title

Christopher Dodd, the 2020 NHRA Lucas Oil Series Super Comp champion, joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss the effort that went into winning his first title, and how he plans to defend it this season.
09 Feb 2021
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NHRA Shop Talk: Spark Plugs

In the latest installment of NHRA Shop Talk, hosts Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart sparked a discussion with Rob Fisher of E3 Spark Plugs to talk about spark plugs.
09 Feb 2021
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In the latest installment of NHRA Shop Talk, hosts Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart sparked a discussion with Rob Fisher of E3 Spark Plugs to talk about spark plugs.  One of the most misunderstood components in an ignition system, the…
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Stock champ Jody Lang recalls memorable 2020 season, readies for title defense

Newly crowned Lucas Oil Stock world champ Jody Lang joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss his memorable 2020 season, his feared Malibu wagon, and his pending title defense.
04 Feb 2021
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After making history in 2020, Pro Stock's Erica Enders now starts 'Drive for 5'

Erica Enders put so much effort, energy, and focus into winning a fourth world championship in Pro Stock, she didn't have time to consider what would happen next. What comes next is as natural to her as breathing: Try to win another.
01 Feb 2021
Josh Hachat
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Erica Enders
Erica Enders put so much effort, energy, and focus into winning a fourth world championship in Pro Stock, she didn't have time to consider what would happen next. Well, now Enders is there, and the way she sees it, if she's still racing she might…
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Paul Lee tunes up for 2021 season with continued assistance from Rahn Tobler

Paul Lee and team have upgraded their parts and pieces to tackle the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series in Funny Car and will continue to benefit from the guidance of “retired” Hall of Fame crew chief Rahn Tobler to assist crew chiefs Jim Oberhofer and Donnie Bender.
29 Jan 2021
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Reigning Funny Car world champ Matt Hagan determined to show no let-up in 2021

After winning a world championship and being part of a dominant season with Don Schumacher Racing, Funny Car star Matt Hagan isn't the type to relax.
28 Jan 2021
Josh Hachat
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Matt Hagan
After winning the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship and being part of a dominant season with Don Schumacher Racing, Matt Hagan isn't the type to relax. Instead, the three-time world champ is eager to try and…
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Catch up on the latest NHRA news and views on the WFO Radio Podcast

NHRA's Alan Reinhart joins Joe Castello on WFO Radio Live to discuss Rahn Tobler's retirement announcement and look ahead to the start of the season.
27 Jan 2021
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Mike Salinas and the Scrappers team prepare for their return to competition

A combination of early-season business commitments and the pandemic sidelined Mike Salinas and the fast-rising Scrappers Racing operation for all of 2020. The team found ways to stay busy, but now they’re back in the shop full time preparing for the mid-March season opener in Gainesville.
26 Jan 2021
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Mike Salinas
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Tasca team hard at work preparing for launch of 2021 Funny Car season

Bob Tasca III is expecting big things out of his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford team this year, and the crew has been hard at work in the shop preparing new chassis for the upcoming season.
23 Jan 2021
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The dream continues as Lex Joon and team ramp up for 2021 Top Fuel season

Lex and Gerda Joon, who emigrated from the Netherlands eight years ago to follow their “American Dream” of competing in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, have been hard at work on their Top Fueler in the offseason.
19 Jan 2021
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Building (and mounting) better bodies at Cruz Pedregon Racing's shop

The later mid-March start to the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season has been a bit of a blessing to Cruz Pedregon Racing as they continue to receive and mount new Dodge Hellcat bodies, according to assistant crew chief Rip Reynolds.
16 Jan 2021
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Anthony Bertozzi preparing to begin Top Dragster title defense in Orlando

Anthony Bertozzi won his first NHRA championship in Super Stock in 2002, and it took him nearly two decades to win another one. If he has his way, a third title won't take nearly as long.
15 Jan 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Anthony Bertozzi won his first NHRA championship in Super Stock in 2002, and it took him nearly two decades to win another one. Bertozzi’s quest for a second title ended last season when he finished as the top points earner in Top Dragster presented…
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The art of the Pro Stock burndown with Erica Enders and Matt Hartford

Burndowns have been a part of the Pro Stock class since its debut in 1970 and through the years there have been some memorable ones. Current Pro Stock stars Erica Enders and Matt Hartford joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss some of NHRA's most notable staging duels.
13 Jan 2021
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How Cold Hard Art's Tom Patsis created special Camping World champions trophies

Renown artist and metal sculptor Tom Patsis of Cold Hard Art was tasked with creating a special trophy for the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series professional champions and he delivered a timeless masterpiece.
08 Jan 2021
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Mike Green ready to help take Justin Ashley to the next level in Top Fuel

Championship-winning Top Fuel crew chief Mike Green is ready to help reigning rookie of the year Justin Ashley and the Strutmasters.com team in their pursuit of a world championship.
07 Jan 2021
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NHRA Shop Talk: Roots Superchargers

In the latest edition of NHRA Shop Talk, hosts Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by Mike Janis Jr., of Mike Janis Superchargers, to talk about Roots Superchargers.
05 Jan 2021
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In the latest edition of NHRA Shop Talk, hosts Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by Mike Janis Jr., of Mike Janis Superchargers, to talk about Roots Superchargers. Roots blowers have been around for far more than 100 years, but they…
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NHRA Shop Talk: Everything you need to know about centrifugal superchargers

This week on NHRA Shop Talk, Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by Lance Keck of Vortech Superchargers to talk about centrifugal superchargers.
22 Dec 2020
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This week on NHRA Shop Talk, Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by Lance Keck of Vortech Superchargers to talk about centrifugal superchargers. They talked about how they work, why they are now so popular in NHRA Drag Racing,…
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Super Gas champ Brian Preszler: "You have to be good on both ends of the track"

Newly crowned NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Gas champion Brian Preszler joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype discuss his show-quality Corvette roadster and the keys to his successful 2020 season.
21 Dec 2020
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Dom Lagana: 'I'm feeling great and getting stronger every day'

After suffering life-threatening injuries in a highway accident, Dom Lagana is on the road to recovery and returning to the sport he loves so much.
19 Dec 2020
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