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Top Fuel's Cameron Ferré: If there's a will, there's a way

Cameron Ferré nearly claimed glory at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, but it's been a long and sometimes tough road to the present, with sacrifices that he's happily made.
11 May 2022
Kelly Wade
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Cameron Ferre
As the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series heads to the Richmond area for this weekend's Virginia NHRA Nationals, there are names on the entry list that stand out – some because they have become synonymous with success, and others because they…
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Can Steve Johnson win the Pro Stock Motorcycle championship? He thinks so

After back-to-back wins in Houston and Charlotte, Steve Johnson is the favorite to win the Camping World NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. Here, in an exclusive Skype interview with NHRA's Brian Lohnes, Johnson discusses his season to date.
11 May 2022
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Steve Johnson
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Happy Mother's Day!

On this special day of the year, let’s celebrate the mothers of our world and our sport. Whether they be drivers, crewmembers, officials, sponsors, or just your biggest fan, they make our world a very special place. Happy Mother’s Day, moms!
08 May 2022
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Happy Mother's Day
A selection of Mother's Day poems ... My Mother, my friend so dear, Throughout my life you’re always near. A tender smile to guide my way, You’re the sunshine to light my day. ~ Anon. Of all the special joys in…
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Hunting lost dragstrips: Check out North Carolina's old Shuffletown Dragway

NHRA on FOX announcer Brian Lohnes tracks down old racetracks in his spare time. Check out this North Carolina find hidden in plain sight.
05 May 2022
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Hunting lost dragstrips:North Carolina's old Shuffletown Dragway
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

From candid moments shared between winners to a raucous celebratory champagne battle, go behind the scenes with the champions of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
05 May 2022
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Behind the Scenes
 
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Matt Gill explains how he won Gainesville Top Alcohol Funny Car title in Charlotte

Matt Gill turned in a strong performance to win the rain-delayed Gatornationals Top Alcohol Funny Car final, which was held in Charlotte. Here, he talks with NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss his latest victory.
05 May 2022
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Matt Gill
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WATCH: Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals video Weekend Rewind

The Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway was a wild and wonderful event. Here’s a quick video look back at the sixth stop on the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
04 May 2022
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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
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Chad Green talks about building a team to race 19 times in 2022

Campaigning a nitro Funny Car is no small feat, but the big jump comes when you step your program up to race nearly full-time.
03 May 2022
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Chad Green talks about building a team to race 19 times in 2022
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John Force shares the secret to his reaction-time success

Force reveals how he's improved his reaction times to compete with drivers half his age
02 May 2022
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John Force spends his time between rounds on the practice tree
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Karen Stoffer and Tim Kulungian on making their Pro Stock Suzuki go straight down the track

Karen Stoffer had a bike that didn't want to go straight in Houston. Was she scared to get back on the bike? "No," said Stoffer, "you gotta ride what they give you."
02 May 2022
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Karen Stoffer and Tim Kulungian on making their Pro Stock Suzuki go straight down the track
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Ron Capps is on two quests in 2022: A Championship and finding the best chicken wings in the country

Hungry? You will be after watching this. Ron Capps and Brian Lohnes share some wings and talk about chicken, team ownership, and hero card autographs. Only on NHRA on FOX.
02 May 2022
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Ron Capps is on two quests in 2022: A Championship and finding the best chicken wings in the country
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John Force says you can call him anything you like, but don't call him the GOAT

He’s got more championships, more race wins, more No. 1 qualifiers, and more individual records than anyone in the sport’s history, but don’t ask John Force to proclaim himself the greatest drag racer of all time. He’s not having any of that.
30 Apr 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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John Force
He’s got more championships, more race wins, more No. 1 qualifiers, and more individual records than anyone in the sport’s history, but don’t ask John Force to proclaim himself the greatest drag racer of all time. He’s not having any of that.…
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Stoffer manages to avoid disaster in Friday night mishap

Karen Stoffer has made thousands of runs on a Pro Stock Motorcycle including the two quickest passes in the history of the class but her Friday night run at zMax Dragway was one of her most memorable, for nearly all the wrong reasons.
30 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Karen Stoffer
Karen Stoffer has made thousands of runs on a Pro Stock Motorcycle including the two quickest passes in the history of the class but her Friday night run at zMax Dragway was one of her most memorable, for nearly all the wrong reasons. Stoffer was…
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Want to boost your chance to win in Top Fuel? Qualify No. 2 (The numbers don’t lie)

You would think that the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel at any event should be the favorite to win, having proven to have the quickest car throughout whatever number of qualifying sessions have been run, right? Wrong.
30 Apr 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Brittany Force
You would think that the No. 1 qualifier at any event should be the favorite to win, having proven to have the quickest car throughout whatever number of qualifying sessions have been run, right? Not in Top Fuel, at least if you judge off the…
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Steve Torrence guns for Top Fuel history with fifth straight spring Charlotte win

Reigning NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence has a chance to make history if he can win the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway for the fifth straight time.
29 Apr 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence
Reigning NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence has a chance to make history if he can win the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway for the fifth straight time. No Top Fuel driver in history has ever had…
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Houston victory drives Steve Johnson's hopes for four-wide title defense

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson won less than a week ago in Houston, setting the track record and making his first 200-mph run in the process, all signs that he's got a good chance of repeating last year's win at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
29 Apr 2022
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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson enjoyed the best season of his NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series career in 2021, and the resurgence all started with his spectacular performance in Pro Stock Motorcycle a year ago at zMAX Dragway. Johnson impressed throughout…
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4/29: It’s Boss 429 day—Celebrate Ford's big-bore semi-hemi engine

It's the engine Mickey Thompson used in his Mach 1 Mustang Funny Cars, the one "Ohio" George Montgomery twin-turbocharged, and the one Bob Glidden covered with his fire jacket after he rolled his Pro Stock car in 1986—the Boss 429.
29 Apr 2022
David Kennedy
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The Boss 429 engine was designed to beat Chevy and Dodge and put Fords in the winner circle, but to make them legal for NASCAR,  Dearborn had to offer them in street cars. With Pontiac and Chevrolet’s former chief, Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen, at…
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John Force trivia—Can you name where all his milestone wins occurred?

For Force fans, the first one is easy (Sanair, 1987), and the 150th is still fresh in your minds (Seattle, 2019). But how about the 50th, 75th, and 100th wins? Yeah, we thought that would keep you guessing.
28 Apr 2022
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John Force trivia: Can you name where all his milestone wins occurred?
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Stevie 'Fast' Jackson looks for repeat win in Pro Mod at Four-Wide Nationals

Heading into the second race of the season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, it almost feels like the first one for two-time world champion Stevie “Fast” Jackson.
28 Apr 2022
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Stevie “Fast” Jackson
Heading into the second race of the season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, it almost feels like the first one for two-time world champion Stevie “Fast” Jackson. The class standout struggled at the opener in…
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4/28: It’s 428 day—Celebrate the Ford Cobra Jet Mustang designed to hunt Camaros and ’Cudas

Inspired by Tasca Ford, petitioned for by Hot Rod Magazine readers, and proven by Al Joniec’s win at the 1968 NHRA Winternationals
28 Apr 2022
David Kennedy
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“Circle your choice in the box provided, and return to Mr. Henry Ford II, Dearborn, Michigan, 48121.” That’s how the infamous Nov. ’67 Hot Rod article by Eric Dahlquist began. In the three pages that followed, Dahlquist asked readers if Ford should…
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Family brings Vincent Nobile back to the dragstrip in Super Comp in Charlotte

Former Pro Stock superstar Vincent Nobile will return to zMAX Dragway, where he's experienced so much success, but will do it this time in Super Comp, as a member of his new, extended family.
27 Apr 2022
Kelly Wade
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Vincent Nobile
Vincent Nobile surprised everyone when he dipped into Super Comp in a borrowed ride last season, and the driver most known for his prowess in Pro Stock enjoyed it so much that he will be campaigning a Super Comp entry of his own this year. With one…
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Matt Smith's quest for success with a Monster Race Products-equipped Suzuki

He's won on an EBR, he's won on a Victory, he's won on a Beull—now he's looking to exploit the potential of the Suzuki
27 Apr 2022
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Matt Smith's quest for success with a Monster Race Product head equipped Suzuki
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Bobby Bode III: The explosion and glove toss seen round the world!

You've seen the passion Bobby Bode III exuded after his Funny Car explosion, you heard the generosity of Tony Stewart who offered to replace the thrown helmet—but watch Bode's reaction when he learns he was beating Matt Hagan early in the run…
26 Apr 2022
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Bobby Bode III: The explosion and glove toss seen round the world!
  The most passionate and important moment of the whole ordeal was arguably captured by NHRA on Fox cameras when Bobby Bode thanked his team and competitors who helped him…
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Alexis DeJoria's strength is reinforced by longtime crew chief Del Worsham

Alexis DeJoria knows how to rebound, and after her car's unfortunate run-in with the guardwall in Houston, she will have the opportunity to do that very thing in just a few days at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte.
26 Apr 2022
Kelly Wade
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Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria knows how to rebound, and she will have the opportunity to do that very thing in just a few days at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. After her car's unfortunate run-in with the guardwall in Houston eliminations this past…
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Crew Chief Confidential: David Grubnic reveals a little known fact about record-setting runs

When pushing Top Fuel dragsters to their very limits you may be surprised to learn that crew chiefs can predict the e.t., but the trap speed is something that often surprises them as much as it does fans.
25 Apr 2022
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Crew Chief Confidential: David Grubnic reveals a little known fact about record-setting runs
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Five things we learned in front of a sold-out crowd at the NHRA SpringNationals

Five races into the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, it’s clear that the sport is thriving, with packed grandstands, record-setting runs, and NHRA’s trademark diversity of winners, points that were all reinforced before a sellout crowd at the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston.
25 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Five things we learned from the NHRA SpringNationals
Five races into the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, it’s clear that the sport is thriving, with packed grandstands, record-setting runs, and NHRA’s trademark diversity of winners, points that were all reinforced before a sellout…
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When it comes to winning in Houston, Matt Hartford just needs a little good luck

Pro Stock racer Matt Hartford has won two of the last four Houston events but can he win the final one? He certainly thinks so.
23 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Matt Hartford
Since Matt Hartford has won two of the last four NHRA Pro Stock events held in Houston, it would be reasonable to assume that a return trip to the Lone Star State would help cure whatever issues have held him to just a single round win thus far in…
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Jerry Savoie and his White Alligator team look to double-down in Houston

The White Alligator Pro Stock Motorcycle team won the first event of the season with Karen Stoffer. Now, Jerry Savoie believes it's his turn to join the fun.
22 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Jerry Savoie
When Jerry Savoie walks out of his expansive White Alligator Racing hauler, he looks to the left and see’s the quickest Pro Stock Motorcycle in the sport, the Big St. Charles Suzuki ridden by his teammate, Karen Stoffer. Then he looks to the right…
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Tony Schumacher looks to close out Houston ledger with another Top Fuel win

A three-time winner at Houston Raceway Park, Tony Schumacher has the chance to be the final Top Fuel winner of the NHRA SpringNationals, which takes place this weekend at the legendary track just outside of Houston.
22 Apr 2022
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Tony Schumacher
A three-time winner at Houston Raceway Park, Tony Schumacher has the chance to be the final Top Fuel winner of the NHRA SpringNationals, which takes place this weekend at the legendary track just outside of Houston. It also means Schumacher could…
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Houston finale will be twice as nice for busy Texas native Alex Laughlin

Alex Laughlin will be pulling double duty at the NHRA SpringNationals finale at Houston Raceway Park, racing in both Top Fuel and Top Alcohol Dragster for the first time in his relatively young yet surprisingly diverse career.
20 Apr 2022
Kelly Wade
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Alex Laughlin
Alex Laughlin isn't very good at sitting idle, but the multiclass racer won't have to worry about much downtime this weekend at the NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park. He'll be pulling double duty in both Top Fuel and Top Alcohol Dragster…
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