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Moving On Up: NHRA National Dragster highlights emerging sportsman stars

Get to know these names, especially if you happen to be a fan of NHRA Sportsman racing, because many of the drivers featured here are going to carry the sport well into the future.
19 Feb 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
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Get to know these names, especially if you happen to be a fan of NHRA Sportsman racing, because many of the drivers featured here are going to carry the sport well into the future. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series is loaded with talented racers…
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After a life-changing accident, Dom Lagana is on the comeback trail

Among the list of inspiring life rules inscribed onto the side of Dom Lagana’s Nitro Ninja Top Fuel dragster are these three: Life is built on second chances. Treasure your family and friends. Think positive, not negative. They became a roadmap to recovery for him after his devastating accident last year.
13 Feb 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
Dom Lagana
Among the list of nearly a dozen inspiring life rules inscribed onto the side of Dom Lagana’s Nitro Ninja Top Fuel dragster are these three: Life is built on second chances. Treasure your family and friends. Think positive, not negative.…
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Could 2021 be the year that Shawn Cowie finally wins the TAD championship?

If resiliency alone won world championships, Shawn Cowie probably would have run out of fingers for championship rings by now. The Top Alcohol Dragster racer finished in second place for the fourth straight time last season, but 2021 might be his year. 
08 Feb 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
Shawn Cowie
If resiliency alone won world championships, Shawn Cowie probably would have run out of fingers for championship rings by now.   The British Columbia native finished in second place in the 2020 Top Alcohol Dragster championship battle, but it…
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World champ Anthony Bertozzi shows its better to give than receive

Two-time world champion Anthony Bertozzi wins a lot of races, but what he enjoys most is helping his friends win.
03 Feb 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
bertozzi
Last year, Anthony Bertozzi won his second NHRA world championship when he drove to the Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers title. Bertozzi appeared in four finals and won two races, including the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals for a record…
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The Nuances of Pressure

In the current issue of NHRA National Dragster, NHRA announcer and ND columnist Brian Lohnes weighs in on the pressure that awaits teams as the Countdown to the Championship approaches. "There will be teams that excel and teams that fold up like a cheap tent," he predicts.
16 Aug 2018
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
From the pages of National Dragster
Brian Lohnes
As you read this column, the “regular season” portion of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour will be coming to a head. The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd and the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals represent the closing verses…
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NHRA Jr. Street, a steppingstone to 'big-car' racing for teenagers

As part of a special, youth-oriented issue, NHRA National Dragster took a look at Jr. Street, a racing program for 13-16-year-olds that gives them the opportunity to race against their peers in full-body street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate.
30 Jul 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
Jr Street
Three years ago, NHRA introduced Jr. Street, a new youth racing program for 13-16-year-olds that gives teenage boys and girls the opportunity to race against their peers in full-body street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate. “…
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Launch Pad: "I've seen drag racing's future"

As part of the magazine's "Next Gen" special edition about NHRA's many youth-related programs, NHRA National Dragster Editor Phil Burgess shares the story about a special encounter with a Jr. Dragster racer in Bristol.
25 Jul 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
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In a small theatre in Cambridge, Mass., in May 1974, aspiring music critic Jon Landau saw fledgling rocker Bruce Springsteen for the first time and famously wrote for Boston’s alternative weekly newspaper, The Real Paper, “I saw rock and…
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