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When it comes to first-time wins, Pro Stock knows how to seal the deal in Houston

What do Mark Pawuk, Mike Edwards, Tom Martino, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Vincent Nobile, Bo Butner, Matt Hartford, and Aaron Stanfield all have in common? Sure, they all raced in Pro Stock, but they're also Pro Stock racers who all scored their first victory at Houston Raceway Park.
20 Apr 2022
Kelly Wade
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Pro Stock winners
Part of the wonder for any racetrack is its history, and Houston Raceway Park has been home to many significant moments since first opening its doors in 1988. To some racers, that history is personal. This is particularly true in Pro Stock, as the…
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Clay Millican sounds off on success, changes during 2022 season

Clay Millican and his Part Plus team have had their share of ups and downs this season but the popular driver firmly believes his best days are ahead of him. Millican sounds off during our exclusive NHRA.com Skype interview.
20 Apr 2022
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Clay Millican
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How Erica Enders leveraged tenacity to become a Pro Stock champion

She wasn't always good, and she readily admits it. Today, however, Erica Enders is one of the best drivers in Pro Stock, in part thanks to her father's "never quit" direction.
15 Apr 2022
Kelly Wade
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Erica Enders
She wasn't always good, and she readily admits it. Today, however, Erica Enders is one of the best drivers in one of the most competitive and difficult classes to master: NHRA Pro Stock. Her tremendous success was a slow-moving story, but Enders…
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 4/13: It’s 413 day—Celebrating the Max Wedge and the engine that won the ’62 Winternationals

The 413-cid Dodge and Plymouth raised-block (RB) engines were used in everything from 2bbl dump trucks to the dual-quad Maximum Performance Wedge "Max Wedge" race cars.
13 Apr 2022
David Kennedy
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Max Wedge and the engine that won the ’62 Winternationals
The first public testing of the 413 Max Wedge was a match race at Detroit Dragway between the Ramchargers Dodge Dart sedan and the 409-cid Chevy of 1962 NHRA Winternationals champ, Don Nicholson. The best-out-of-five race did not end in Dodge's…
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Funny Car fan favorite Tim Wilkerson doesn't mind having a full plate

Funny Car veteran Tim Wilkerson isn't afraid of a little hard work. In fact, hard work is what the man is made of.
11 Apr 2022
Kelly Wade
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Tim Wilkerson
Funny Car fan favorite Tim Wilkerson isn't afraid of a little hard work. In fact, hard work is what the man is made of. He's not just the driver of the Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Mustang nitro Funny Car; he's also the team owner and tuner. But one…
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Multiclass threat Aaron Stanfield comes by success on the dragstrip naturally

Pro Stock points leader Aaron Stanfield's steady, assertive stance on the racetrack has positioned the third-generation racer as an immediate threat in a class that has christened a well-seasoned veteran as champion in each of the last three seasons. 
08 Apr 2022
Kelly Wade
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Aaron Stanfield
Pro Stock points leader Aaron Stanfield powered into the 2022 season of NHRA's Camping World Drag Racing Series with a display of fiercely disciplined focus and well-harnessed horsepower. A steady, assertive stance on the racetrack positioned the…
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Crew Chief Confidential with Rahn Tobler

After dropping cylinders in the second, third, and fourth qualifying session, Rahn Tobler talks about how the Montana Brands Top Fuel team of Austin Prock turned around their performance coming into the first round of eliminations.
07 Apr 2022
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Crew Chief Confidential with Rahn Tobler
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Suzuki Science of Speed: Karen Stoffer's record smashing Gainesville

The making of a Pro Stock Motorcycle record that could stand all year...
07 Apr 2022
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Suzuki Science of Speed Karen Stoffer's record smashing Gainesville
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Rob Passey talks about hiring nitro legend Johnny West

No team has unlimited resources, nor can any team waste time on the wrong things. That’s why hiring a seasoned pro like West is smart money for small teams
07 Apr 2022
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Rob Passey talks about hiring a nitro legend Johnny West to help his program
"An expert is a person who has found out by his own painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field."—Niels Bohr
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Behind the scenes of filming the Toyota Horsepower Hangover

Hear the real story of who won the Tundra drag race, and what it’s like be Toyota teammates with such a competitive group
07 Apr 2022
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Behind the scenes of filming the Toyota Horsepower Hangover
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Behind the Scenes with the winners at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas

The thrill of victory was evident for Brittany Force, Ron Capps, and Erica Enders at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. In this exclusive video, go behind the scenes and watch them celebrate and accept well-wishes from their final-round foes.
06 Apr 2022
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Behind the Scenes
 
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Weekend Rewind: Four-Wide Nationals

The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway produced a jackpot of exciting moments for the Camping World Drag Racing Series' fourth stop on the 2022 calendar. Here's a video look back at the weekend.
05 Apr 2022
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Weekend Rewind
 
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Five things we learned at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas

Race No. 4 of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series brought the teams back west to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and into the first of two four-wide races. Here’s a look at our five big takeaways from the weekend.
04 Apr 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five things we learned
Race No. 4 of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series brought the teams back west to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and into the first of two four-wide races. Two first-time season winners were crowned and two new points leaders…
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Jim Yates on rookie Camrie Caruso: “She’s a student of Pro Stock and she’s passing with flying colors.”

Jim Yates knew he was taking on a big project when he agreed to become the crew chief for Pro Stock rookie Camrie Caruso but so far, he likes what he sees.
02 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Jim Yates
Things happen quickly in the rough and tumble world of Pro Stock and no one knows that better than Jim Yates. Out of the blue late last year, the two-time world champ got a call from Marc Caruso on a Friday; less than a week later he was named as…
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'The Surfer' hopes to ride recent wave of success to first NHRA Funny Car win

The weekend before the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, Jeff "the Surfer" Diehl tuned Don Knoblauch’s Nostalgia Funny Car to victory at the Funny Car Chaos Classic event at Texas Motorplex and is hoping to carry that momentum into his own car this weekend.
02 Apr 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Jeff Diehl
The weekend before the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, Jeff Diehl was proudly posing in the Texas Motorplex winner’s circle after tuning Don Knoblauch’s Atomic Punk Nostalgia Funny Car to victory in the B field at the Funny Car Chaos Classic…
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For Leah Pruett, Las Vegas Four-Wides marking a turnaround after tough start

After a tough first three races, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals may be a turning point for Leah Pruett and the Tony Stewart Racing Top Fuel team, which led qualifying through the first two sessions.
02 Apr 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Leah Pruett
At the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Leah Pruett’s Tony Stewart Racing dragster is covered in blue livery and bannering Code 3 Associates, a non-profit organization dedicated to, among other things, rescuing…
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Deric Kramer is happy to be back among Pro Stock’s performance leaders

Coming off a couple of disappointing seasons, Pro Stock's Deric Kramer is already having a better and brighter 2022 and he thinks the best is yet to come.
01 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Deric Kramer
To put it mildly, Deric Kramer’s 2021 season was not much fun. In fact, 2020 wasn’t very rewarding either. Last year, Kramer competed in all 17 races and appeared in just one final round to go along with three semifinals. He finished with a 12-17…
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You can go home again: With Millican, Jim Oberhofer returns to his Top Fuel roots

Life has a funny way of giving you direction without necessarily beating you over the head, and Jim Oberhofer was savvy enough to see the signs that have now carried him back into Top Fuel on the Clay Millican-driven Stringer Performance/Parts Plus machine.
01 Apr 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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 Jim Oberhofer
Life has a funny way of giving you direction without necessarily beating you over the head, and respected nitro tuner Jim Oberhofer was savvy enough to see the signs that have now carried him into the crew chief role on the Clay Millican-driven…
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Expectations continue to grow for Dallas Glenn heading to NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Three races into his second Pro Stock season, Dallas Glenn continues to raise the bar as his own expectations grow early in his career, and coupled with the Las Vegas success he’s already had, it gives Glenn high hopes for the weekend's NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
01 Apr 2022
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Dallas Glenn
Dallas Glenn’s first season in the NHRA Camping World Drag Series was filled with several impressive moments, including winning in just his fourth career start and getting a late-season victory at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway en route to…
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Steve Torrence, the 'King of Quad,' hopes four-wides will provide first 2022 win

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence is winless through the first three events of 2022, but with six wins in the last seven four-wide events, this weekend's four-wide race in Las Vegas may end that drought.
31 Mar 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence
Four-time and reigning NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence is winless through the first three events of 2022, but if ever there was a place and format primed for him to break through, it’s at this weekend’s NHRA Four-…
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Funny Car's "Big Jim Dunn" is looking for his 1.21 gigawatts at Four-Wide Nationals

 88, it's the speed the DeLorean in Back to the Future had to travel to initiate time travel, and it's the age Funny Car legend "Big Jim Dunn" will turn at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during this weekend's NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
31 Mar 2022
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Funny Car legend "Big Jim Dunn" will turn at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
88, it's the speed the DeLorean in Back to the Future had to travel to initiate time travel, and it's the age Funny Car legend "Big Jim Dunn" will turn at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during this weekend's NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Still…
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Monstrous motivation: Brittany Force does not take kindly to second-best

After competing in just two races in 2020, last season should have been a rebuilding year for Brittany Force and the Monster Energy/Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel team, yet they stll finished No. 2 in the Top Fuel standings, and this year, they intend to do that one better. 
31 Mar 2022
Kelly Wade
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Brittany Force
After competing in just two races in 2020, last season's NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series should have been a year of rebuilding for Monster Energy/Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel dragster pilot Brittany Force. The 2017 world champion and her crew chiefs,…
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Cruz Pedregon Racing crew chief John Collins on the value of a well-meshed team

John Collins, crew chief presiding on Cruz Pedregon's Snap-on Tools Dodge, thinks that his experienced and well-gelled team is in good form as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series heads to Las Vegas for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
31 Mar 2022
Kelly Wade
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John Collins
John Collins is not one for large celebrations. The crew chief presiding over Cruz Pedregon's Snap-on Tools Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat admits that he isn't a guy whose feet ever really leave the ground. Collins will acknowledge, however, that his…
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Tony Schumacher returns with new tuner, fresh perspective for tough battle

Eight-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher is back this year with a new crew chief, fresh sponsors, and a rejuvenated perspective but returned to find a field packed with incredible competition and has welcomed the monstrous challenge.
29 Mar 2022
Kelly Wade
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Tony Schumacher
Eight-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher's name was conspicuously absent from the roster last season, but "The Sarge" is back this year with a new crew chief, fresh sponsors, and a rejuvenated perspective. The 85-time national event winner…
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The building phase: Antron Brown is biting into his first year as team owner

Antron Brown had a fairly good idea of what he was getting into when he set to work building a Top Fuel team of his own, and he came to know rather quickly exactly what he'd signed up for as owner of his own team.
28 Mar 2022
Kelly Wade
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Antron Brown
Antron Brown had a fairly good idea of what he was getting into when he set to work building a Top Fuel team of his own. After all, he'd driven for drag racing veteran Don Schumacher and observed the astute businessman operate one of NHRA's most…
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Record run: The quickest pass in Pro Stock history

The one for the record books! Erica Enders crew chief, Mark Ingersoll, breaks down the quickest run in the history of NHRA's Pro Stock class
25 Mar 2022
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Record run: The quickest pass in Pro Stock history
  To give some perspective on the accomplishment that is Erica Enders running a 6.45 at 213.57 mph we caught up with Mark Ingersoll while he was testing in Tulsa to hear what went into the Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro's record run…
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With Alan Johnson now on his side, time is ripe Doug Kalitta to forget 'the Run'

Sixteen years after tuner Alan Johnson helped Tony Schumacher wrench the Top Fuel championship at the last second from Doug Kalitta's grasp, Johnson and Kalitta are now teamed, and the chance for redemption and reward is here.
25 Mar 2022
Kelly Wade
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Doug Kalitta
No one who saw it, experienced it, or heard about it will ever forget "The Run" in 2006. For one man, though, that final round, national record-setting run on the final pass of the last race was more than just a shocking turn of events. For one man…
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Happy 100th birthday Alex Xydias

The NHRA honors this legendary racer, speed-shop owner, filmmaker, publisher, and one of Wally Parks’ dearest friends.
23 Mar 2022
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Alex Xydias Joe Schubeck Ed Iskenderian and Don Prudhomme
Alex Xydias is a first-generation hot rodder with a hard-to-pronounce last name (just say "X-hideous") who was literally there when and where it all began. Xydias grew up in Los Angeles and raced a ‘34 Ford on the dry lakes near Muroc and El Mirage…
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Angie Smith hopes strong Gainesville performance was the start of something really good

Coming off a runner-up finish at the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and a career-best 6.72, Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Angie Smith is hoping the best is yet to come.
23 Mar 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Angie Smith
If not for Karen Stoffer, who lit up Gainesville Raceway with a string of record-breaking runs and a victory, much of the attention in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class would currently be focused on Angie Smith, and rightly so. Smith didn’t win in…
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Mark 'the Cowboy' Pawuk's Dodge Drag Pak is full-gallop into the new year

The 2022 season has been good to NHRA veteran Mark Pawuk, who reset both ends of the Constant Aviation NHRA Factory Stock Showdown national record at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals to highlight a great March.
23 Mar 2022
Kelly Wade
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Mark Pawuk
Mark Pawuk has said that he's been in love with drag racing since high school, when he tagged along to Ohio's Dragway 42 one night with the owners of the transmission shop where he was then employed. It wasn't long after that fateful Sunday that…
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