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D-Wagon NHRA Pro Mod Shootout set to take place at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

The D-Wagon NHRA Pro Mod Shootout takes place Friday and Saturday of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, with the winner taking the $10,000 prize and the chance to pick up two victories in one weekend.
17 Aug 2022
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D-Wagon NHRA Pro Mod Shootout
It’s already been a standout season for Kris Thorne in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon. The points leader has racked up three victories in what has been a career year, and he now has the opportunity to enjoy a truly…
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Sweetleaf Stevia to back Mountain Motor Pro Stock at final three 2022 events

SweetLeaf brand Stevia Water Drops will be the official presenting sponsor for Mountain Motor Pro Stock for the remaining three NHRA events of 2022, beginning with the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd.
16 Aug 2022
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Mountain Motor Pro Stock
SweetLeaf brand Stevia Water Drops will be the official presenting sponsor for Mountain Motor Pro Stock for the remaining three NHRA events of 2022, beginning with the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd. Fans can also catch the 820-plus-cid…
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Big stakes for NHRA Camping World stars at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd

Brainerd Int'l Raceway is again set to host a key stop during the NHRA with the 40th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals on Aug. 18-21, the second to last event of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series regular season.
16 Aug 2022
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Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
Known for its unique and memorable atmosphere, as well as plenty of thrilling racing action, Brainerd Int'l Raceway is again set to host a key stop during the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season with the 40th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals…
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Cassil's Super Stock/Stock double highlights Topeka Sportsman competition

In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Heartland Motorsports Park, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor, led by Tyler Cassil, who doubled up in Super Stock and Stock.
15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Topeka Sportsman
In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Heartland Motorsports Park, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor, led by Tyler…
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Sportsman winner Shawn Herbst

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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71:15
Shawn Herbst was a runner-up the last time that the Camping World NHRA Series visited Seattle in 2019 and three years later, he broke through for his first win in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers. Herbst won the final after opponent…
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Dragster winner Tom Bayer

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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103:15
One week after winning in Sonoma, Thomas Bayer returned to the winner’s circle in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers and took over the lead in the world championship battle. Bayer completed the mini-sweep of the Western Swing events…
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Street winner Tony Hopkins

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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91:46
Eight years after his son, Kyle, drove the car to victory at the 2014 Northwest Nationals, Tony Hopkins parked the family ’55 Chevy in the Super Street winner’s circle again after David Wakefield fouled in the all-Washington state final round.…
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Gas winner Randy Sides

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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84:16
Randy Sides made the two-plus-hour trek from Central Washington pay off with his first career win in Super Gas. Sides, who dedicated the win to his father, was .008 on the Tree in the final but was a winner before he ever let fly as opponent Rodney…
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Comp winner Dylan Hough

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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130:02
Dylan Hough, whose father, Brian, was runner-up in Top Alcohol Funny Car, upheld family honor with his first career national event win in Super Comp. Hough, runner-up at the SpringNationals in Houston in 2020, went the distance this time, defeating…
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Stock winner Jody Lang

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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100:16
A week after winning the Super Stock title in Sonoma, Jody Lang scored again when he drove his venerable L/SA Malibu wagon to the Stock win at his home event in Seattle. The final was a battle of world champions, and Lang got the best of Ryan…
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Stock winner Rod Stultz

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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110:58
A quarter-century after winning the first of six Lucas Oil Series divisional events, Rod Stults broke through for his first national event win. Stults faced a tough opponent in the Super Stock final when he drew Kyle Rizzoli but managed to pull off…
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Comp winner Ryan Priddy

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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80:47
Ryan Priddy scored his second win of the season in Comp, following up his spring win in Las Vegas with another score in the MountainView Performance A/AA Camaro after final-round opponent Bruce Schmiedl let fly .018-second too soon and red-light.
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals TAFC winner Jake Guadagnolo

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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111:44
Longtime bracket racer Jake Guadagnolo became just the second driver of an automatic-transmission-equipped Top Alcohol Funny Car to win a national event when he took a close final-round contest from Brian Hough’s traditional planetary-equipped…
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2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals TAD winner Jackie Fricke

15 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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108:39
No driver traveled further to the event than Jackie Fricke, last year’s Top Alcohol Dragster world championship runner-up, who trekked from her New Jersey hometown to collect her seventh career win after low qualifier and local favorite Kim Parker…
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Fifteen more drivers clinch Countdown spots in Topeka; playoff fields filling up

Fifteen more drivers among the four NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series classes clinched their berths in the 2022 Countdown to the Championship based on their performances at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor.
15 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Countdown to the Championship
  Fifteen more drivers among the four NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series classes clinched their berths in the 2022 Countdown to the Championship based on their performances at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor. Mike…
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Justin Bond drives to victory at FuelTech Pro Mod Series event in Topeka

Justin Bond picked up his first win in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon during the 2022 season, capping off a memorable weekend as part of the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park.
14 Aug 2022
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Justin Bond
Justin Bond picked up his first win in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon during the 2022 season on Sunday, capping off a memorable weekend as part of the 33rd annual Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at…
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Lyle Barnett after win at race powered by M&M Transmission in Topeka

A lengthy break in the schedule in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon might have been just what Lyle Barnett needed after back-to-back first-round losses dropped him from second to fourth in the points standings.
11 Aug 2022
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Lyle Barnett
A lengthy break in the schedule in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon might have been just what Lyle Barnett needed. The standout driver suffered back-to-back first-round losses, dropping him from second to fourth in…
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Eddie Krawiec still on the prowl for his 50th career Pro Stock Motorcycle victory

Heading into the Countdown to the Championship, Eddie Krawiec is well positioned to win his 50th event and his fifth NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series championship. Krawiec provides an update in our latest NHRA Skype interview with host Brian Lohnes.
11 Aug 2022
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Eddie Krawiec
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NHRA North Central Division makes a triumphant return to Route 66 Raceway

Even the rain that forced the postponement of the final rounds couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the many racers, fans, and event workers that celebrated the return of drag racing to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., last weekend.
10 Aug 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Route 66 Raceway
Even the rain that forced the postponement of the final rounds couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the many racers, fans, and event workers that celebrated the return of drag racing to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., last weekend. Dormant…
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NHRA Northeast Division Director Dave Mohn will step away at year's end

Dave Mohn, an NHRA fixture of the Division 1 region for more than 25 years, will retire from his position with NHRA this October to spend more time with family and the family business.
10 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Dave Mohn
Dave Mohn, an NHRA fixture of the Division 1 region for more than 25 years, will retire from his position with NHRA this October to spend more time with family and the family business. Mohn, who has served as NHRA’s Division 1 Director since…
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Doug Kalitta to race KalittaAir.com/careers Top Fueler in Topeka

Doug Kalitta will campaign a KalittaAir.com/careers-themed Top Fuel dragster during this weekend’s Heartland NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park.
10 Aug 2022
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Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta will campaign a KalittaAir.com/careers-themed Top Fuel dragster during this weekend’s Heartland NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park. The design was inspired by Kalitta Motorsports’ and Kalitta Air’s…
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Swanson Motorsports partners with Fuel for remainder of 2022 season

Swanson Motorsports has announced that Fuel, a design agency from Hiawatha, Iowa, has assumed the role of primary sponsor for driver Afton Swanson and her NHRA Top Dragster race car for the remainder of the 2022 racing season.
09 Aug 2022
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Swanson Motorsports
Swanson Motorsports has announced that Fuel, a design agency from Hiawatha, Iowa, has assumed the role of primary sponsor for driver Afton Swanson and her NHRA Top Dragster race car for the remainder of the 2022 racing season. Fuel joins longtime…
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Stampede of Speed will return to enhance fan experience around FallNationals

The Stampede of Speed, a 10-day festival of music, drag racing, and amazing fan experiences in advance of the NHRA Texas FallNationals, will return in 2022 to the historic Texas Motorplex.
09 Aug 2022
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Stampede of Speed
The Stampede of Speed, a 10-day festival of music, drag racing, and amazing fan experiences in advance of the NHRA Texas FallNationals, will return in 2022. Hosted once again at the historic Texas Motorplex, the multi-use facility located just 35…
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Betway named entitlement sponsor of NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway

zMAX Dragway officials have announced that Betway, a global betting and gaming brand, has signed on as the entitlement sponsor for the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, Sept. 23-25.
09 Aug 2022
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zMAX Dragway
As the NHRA’s best drivers prepare for a pivotal Countdown to the Championship showdown at zMAX Dragway Sept. 23-25, officials have announced that the event will have a new name. Betway, a global betting and gaming brand, has signed on as the…
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Top Alcohol Dragster standout Jasmine Salinas sponsored by Weld in Topeka

Weld Racing will be sponsoring Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jasmine Salinas at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park this week.
08 Aug 2022
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Jasmine Salinas
Weld, the fastest wheel brand on the planet, will be sponsoring NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jasmine Salinas at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park this week. Weld Racing…
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Erica Enders on the Western Swing: "We did an OK job out there"

After a tough loss in Denver, four time Pro Stock champion Erica Enders rallied with a win in Sonoma and a runner-up finish in Seattle to maintain her lead in the Camping World NHRA Pro Stock standings. In our latest Skype Interview, Enders discusses her season to date and her outlook on the upcoming Countdown to the Championship.
08 Aug 2022
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Erica Enders
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Sportsman champion Richard Okerman

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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113:00
Richard Okerman is now a four-time national event champion in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers after defeating Michael Henry in the Sonoma final. Okerman gave up a slight lead at the start, but won with a 7.24 on his 7.08 dial after…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Dragster champion Thomas Bayer

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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136:12
Drag racing school instructor Thomas Bayer, already a national event winner in Top Alcohol Dragster, Super Comp, and Super Gas, added a victory in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers when he beat Melissa Murphy in the final. Bayer cut a…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Gas champion Evan Kowalski

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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124:50
Five years after scoring his first career national event win  in Super Gas at Sonoma Raceway, Evan Kowalski pocketed win No. 4 with his Riverside Transmission Center Corvette, running a near-perfect 9.904 to force final-round opponent Beau…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Comp champion Tanner Theobald

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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160:23
Tanner Theobald joined younger brother Parker as an NHRA national event champion with his first career score in Super Comp. Theobald, previously the runner-up at the 2017 Auto Club NHRA Finals, powered to a clutch .017 reaction time coupled to an 8.…
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