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Chicagoland veteran Zizzo will make Top Fuel return at Route 66 Nationals

The Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance won’t be the only thing returning to the track at Route 66 Raceway as Chicagoland Top Fuel veteran T.J. Zizzo will be making his first start in almost two years with a new car and new parts.
03 May 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Tough outing in Charlotte for Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan and team

Despite a rough weekend at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Matt Hagan and the Tony Stewart Racing team were able to hold onto their incoming points lead after the fifth race of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
02 May 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Matt Hagan
After wins at three of the four opening events of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Matt Hagan and the Tony Stewart Racing Funny Car team got a rude reminder of the fickle world of Funny Car racing at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide…
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Relive the excitement of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Weekend Rewind

The 2023 edition of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was filled with wild racing and upsets galore. Check out some of the highlights from the event in our Weekend Rewind video.
02 May 2023
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Camrie Caruso proud to take part in first Pro Stock All-Star Callout

Second-year Pro Stock driver and reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Camrie Caruso is eager to test her skills against some of the best and brightest stars in Pro Stock in the first-ever NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout.
02 May 2023
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Camrie Caruso
Second-year Pro Stock driver and reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Camrie Caruso says she is proud to be one of eight Pro Stock drivers set to compete in the first-ever NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, which will take place on Saturday, May 20 as…
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Bellemeur continues zMax dominance at Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Nine champions were crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, led by Sean Bellemeur, who continued an amazing win streak at zMax Dragway that dates back more than two years.
02 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Sean Bellemeur
Nine champions were crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, led by Sean Bellemeur, who continued an amazing win streak at zMax Dragway that dates back more than two years. Three-time world…
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Eight drivers set for NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout at Route 66 Raceway

The field is set for the first-ever NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, which will take place on Saturday, May 20 as part of the NHRA’s return to Chicago at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance at Route 66 Raceway.
02 May 2023
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 All-Star Callout
The field is set for the first-ever NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, which will take place on Saturday, May 20 as part of the NHRA’s return to Chicago at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance at Route…
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Five things we learned at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

The Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte never seems to disappoint when it comes to dramatic moments, and this year's event was no different. After much debate, we've been able to condense an entire weekend's worth of action into the five things we learned the most from.
01 May 2023
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
5 Things
GAIGE HERRERA IS THE REAL DEAL OK, so we pretty much knew this when he dominated the season opener in Gainesville, but just in case there was an ounce of lingering doubt, Herrera put it to rest by winning his second straight Pro Stock…
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Lenny Lottig sweeps Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown with victory in Charlotte

After securing the first No. 1 qualifying position of his career on Saturday, Lenny Lottig and his ITI Trailers and Truck Bodies Chevrolet COPO Camaro scored his first win of the season and third of his career Sunday at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. 
30 Apr 2023
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Lenny Lottig
After securing the first No. 1 qualifying position of his career on Saturday, Lenny Lottig and his ITI Trailers and Truck Bodies Chevrolet COPO Camaro would rally to win his first win of the season and third of his career on Sunday at the Circle K…
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Bond stays perfect in FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Action with victory In Charlotte

Justin Bond stayed perfect during the 2023 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, picking up his second straight win on Sunday as part of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
30 Apr 2023
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Justin Bond
Justin Bond stayed perfect during the 2023 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, picking up his second straight win on Sunday as part of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.…
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Prock, Hight, Kramer, and Herrera conquer Charlotte Four-Wide event

Teammates Austin Prock and Robert Hight, along with Deric Kramer and Gaige Herrera scored victories at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday at zMax Dragway.
30 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Four-Wide nationals
The challenging nature of the Four-Wide format provides an extra measure of pride for those racers who are able to conquer side-by-side-by-side racing including John Force Racingteamamtes, Austin Prock and Robert Hight, who celebrated wins in Top…
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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over zMAX Dragway on the final day of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, covering all of the action on and off the racetrack.
30 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Sunday News and Notes from the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and videos from final eliminations at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
30 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Notes
  If you looked at the weather forecast last night (as we all did), you’d have thought we’d be in for a delayed start. As you can see above left, it didn’t look good. We woke up this morning to no rain and even though rain was threatened…
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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday preview

After a successful trip to the Western U.S., the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to the East Coast for the Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. The event, which follows the unique four-across format, is the fifth of the 2023 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series.
30 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Charlotte
After two days of qualifying, the fields are set for the second four wide events of the season so now it’s time to hand out some Wallys. As many had predicted, qualifying was close in all four Camping World Series eliminators, particularly Pro Stock…
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Force, Tasca, Hartford, and Herrera lead final four-wide qualifying at zMax Dragway

After four thrilling rounds of qualifying, Brittany Force, Bob Tasca III, Matt Hartford, and Gaige Herrera are the top qualifiers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle for the Circle K Four Wide Nationals.
29 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Brittany Force
In front of a packed house at zMax Dragway, qualifying wrapped up for the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and Brittany Force, Bob Tasca III, Matt Hartford, and Gaige Herrera emerged as the top professionals in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and…
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Jerry Savoie revels in early season success of White Alligator team

Former Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ Jerry Savoie has scaled back his schedule as a rider, but he's still pushing hard to help new White Alligator riders Chase Van Sant and John Hall succeed.
29 Apr 2023
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Jerry Savoie
By now, most NHRA fans should be familiar with the story of Alligator Farmer turned Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Jerry Savoie, who once famously said that he just wanted to win one race but has so far achieved much more with 14 wins and a world…
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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Saturday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over zMAX Dragway on the second day of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, covering all of the action on and off the racetrack.
29 Apr 2023
Brittany Force 77
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After fast start to season, DeJoria says, 'It's past time. We need to win this race'

With three semifinal finishes and a third-place ranking, Alexis DeJoria is off to her best start to a season in nearly a decade, and her provisional No. 1 qualifying spot at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals shows the team is playing for the win this year.
29 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Alexis DeJoria
After qualifying No. 2 at the three preceding events on Phoenix, Pomona, and Las Vegas, it should be no surprise that Alexis DeJoria’s Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota sits No. 1 in the Funny Car field after Friday’s two qualifying sessions at the…
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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Saturday preview

After a successful trip to the Western U.S., the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to the East Coast for the Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. The event, which follows the unique four-across format, is the fifth of the 2023 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series.
29 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Charlotte
It took a bit longer than expected, but two rounds of professional qualifying went into the books on Friday at zMax Dragway with Josh Hart, Alexis DeJoria, Cristian Cuadra, and Gaige Herrera emerged as the provisional low qualifiers for the Circle K…
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John Force gunning for third straight Charlotte Four-Wide Nationals win

John Force has won the four-wide race in Charlotte in back-to-back years, bringing a string of dominance at the race into this weekend’s Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
29 Apr 2023
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John Force
Legendary Funny Car driver John Force has always held zMAX Dragway in high regard, and the 16-time world champion has also posted impressive results at the track in recent years, especially in the highly unique and thrilling four-wide setting.…
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Hart, DeJoria, Cuadra, and Herrera are four-wide leaders on Friday in Charlotte

With two qualifying runs in in the books, Josh Hart, Alexis DeJoria, Cristian Cuadra, and Gaige Herrera are the provisional pole-sitters at the Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.
28 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Josh Hart
Under the lights at zMax Dragway on Friday night, Josh Hart lit up the scoreboards with a 3.684 in his R+L Carriers dragster to claim the provisional pole position for the Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals. Alexis DeJoria, Cristian Cuadra, and Gaige…
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Gerber Collision joins Scrappers Racing for next two NHRA national events

Scrappers Racing has announced a new partnership with Gerber Collision & Glass for the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway and the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill. 
28 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Mike Salinas
Scrappers Racing has announced a new partnership with Gerber Collision & Glass for the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway and the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.  Gerber Collision…
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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Friday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over zMAX Dragway on the opening day of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, covering all of the action on and off the racetrack.
28 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Jacob McNeal is living out a childhood dream with Charlotte Top Fuel debut

Way back in 2005, an 11-year-old fan met rookie Funny Car driver Robert Hight. Both had dreams of making it big in the sport and at this weekend’s Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, they’ll finally share the same stage when Jacob McNeal makes his Top Fuel debut in Scott Palmer’s dragster.
28 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Jacob McNeal
Way back in 2005, an 11-year-old fan met rookie Funny Car driver Robert Hight. Both had dreams of making it big in the sport and at this weekend’s Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, they’ll finally share the same stage when Jacob McNeal makes his…
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Are you ready for a Cuadra quad? History in the making at Four-Wide Nationals

The Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will make history when Pro Stock newcomer David Cuadra lines up alongside brothers Fernando Jr. and Cristian and their father, Fernando Sr., during Pro Stock Q4 Saturday at zMAX Dragway. NHRA’s Joe Castello interviewed the family about the moment ahead.
28 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Cuadra quad
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Funny Cars headed to Firebird’s 52nd Ignitor May 6-7

The longest-running major racing event in the Northwest, the Ignitor Opener presented by The Blower Shop, returns to Firebird Raceway May 6-7. Firebird’s granddaddy event originated in 1971, a staple in Idaho’s greater Treasure Valley for 52 years.
28 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Ignitor
The longest-running major racing event in the Northwest, the Ignitor Opener presented by The Blower Shop, returns to Firebird Raceway May 6-7. Firebird’s granddaddy event originated in 1971, a staple in Idaho’s greater Treasure Valley for 52 years…
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Tricky Tipster: Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Tricky Tipster is at it again, and he's cooked up his picks for the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. This time, Antron Brown, Matt Hagan, Dallas Glenn, and Matt Smith are the favorites
28 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
We just returned from the first four-wide event of the season in Las Vegas, and now, it’s time to move to Charlotte for another side-by-side-by-side-by-side drag race. Two weeks ago, Antron Brown, Matt Hagan, and Dallas Glenn mastered the Vegas…
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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Friday preview

After a successful trip to the Western U.S., the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to the East Coast for the Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. The event, which follows the unique four-across format, is the fifth of the 2023 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series.
28 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Charlotte
The Four Wide Nationals in Las Vegas two weeks ago was so much fun that we’ve decided to do it again and this time, the host facility will be The Bellgaio of Dragstrips, zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Antron Brown, Matt Hagan, and Dallas Glenn…
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Josh Hart looks to finish the job and pick up first four-wide win in Charlotte

Still young in his burgeoning Top Fuel career, Josh Hart has already enjoyed success in the four-wide format, advancing to the final quad three different times, and is looking for his first four-wide win at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
27 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Josh Hart
Still young in his burgeoning Top Fuel career, Josh Hart has already enjoyed success in the four-wide format, advancing to the final quad three different times, including both of his first two seasons racing at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals…
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Five unforgettable moments from the Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte

The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was born at zMAX Dragway, which has been host to the most four-wide events in history as well as some of the wildest moments. NHRA's Brian Lohnes shares his five most memorable moments from the event.
27 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returns to action in Charlotte

The wild and exciting FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports returns to action at one of the biggest spectacles in drag racing, bringing their unpredictable action to zMAX Dragway as part of this weekend’s Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
26 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pro Mod
The wild and exciting FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports returns to action at one of the biggest spectacles in drag racing, bringing their unpredictable action to zMAX Dragway as part of this weekend’s Circle K…
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