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NHRA announces promotions in technical services and division director roles

Effective Oct. 1, Jeff Conley (left) will become NHRA director of technical services and current Atlanta Dragway general manager William Tharpe (right) will take over Conley's role of Division 3 Director.
16 Aug 2018
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NHRA has announced that effective Oct. 1, Jeff Conley will become NHRA director of technical services, moving on from his current position as NHRA’s North Central (Division 3) director. At that time, Atlanta Dragway general manager William Tharpe…
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Ford fires latest shot in Factory Stock battle with new Cobra Jet entry

Ford’s newest factory race car honors the 50th anniversary of the Cobra Jet, and is their latest entry in the SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown battle
16 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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In the latest round of the hotly-contested Factory Muscle Car wars involving Detroit’s big three auto manufacturers, Ford Performance recently debuted their 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet, a limited-edition turnkey race car that honors the 50th anniversary…
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Line hopes a trip home provides winning formula at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Three-time NHRA Mello YelloPro Stock champ Jason Line is still looking for his first win of the 2018 season, but the Wright, Minn., native hopes all that will change when the NHRA tour pulls into his home track for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
16 Aug 2018
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Jason Line is in uncharted waters in his standout Pro Stock career and it’s a matter he hopes changes at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. The three-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champ is…
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Tricky Tipster: Torrence, Capps, Coughlin, and Krawiec are Brainerd favorites

According to NHRA National Dragster's famed prognosticator, Tricky Tipster, the pro class favorites for this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals are Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Eddie Krawiec.
15 Aug 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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There are just eight races left in the 2018 season and two events before the start of the all-important Countdown to the Championship playoffs, so it’s put up or shut up time for NHRA Mello Yello Series drivers. This weekend’s Brainerd event will…
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Pro Stock’s Alex Laughlin puts a Dodge in his garage

Gas Monkey-backed Pro Stock driver Alex Laughlin will debut a new Dodge Dart Pro Stock car at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Nationals and surprise, it’s Chevy-powered.
15 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Alex Laughlin has a garage full of cool race cars including his Gas Monkey-backed Pro Stock Camaro, a 220-mph small-tire Corvette, and a Pro Mod-style Dodge Challenger and now he’s going to try something a bit different when he debuts a new Dodge…
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Hagan seeking first career win at Brainerd International Raceway

Two-time Funny Car champion Matt Hagan hopes to get his first win both in his new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car body and at a track known for great performances as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing tour moves to the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
15 Aug 2018
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Matt Hagan
Since debuting a new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat body three races ago, Matt Hagan has made steady progress, including a No. 1 qualifier at the most recent NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Seattle. Heading into this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA…
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Cecil County Dragway hosts Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Series

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division arrives at Cecil County Dragway for the Northeast Shootout on Aug. 17-19. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional and national championships.
14 Aug 2018
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RISING SUN, Md. – NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division arrives at Cecil County Dragway for the Northeast Shootout on Aug. 17-19. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing…
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Pacific Raceways will host Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires

The Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires will take place at Pacific Raceways on August 17-19. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships.
14 Aug 2018
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KENT, Wash. – The Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires will take place at Pacific Raceways on August 17-19. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to…
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Hit show ‘Roadkill’ to make special appearance at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Motor Trend’s hit series, “Roadkill,” will be on location at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals to film an upcoming episode. The show's hosts, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, joined NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John's to preview their appearance.
14 Aug 2018
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Fans attending the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., Aug. 16-19 will be in for an exciting treat. Motor Trend’s hit series, “Roadkill,” will be on location to film an upcoming episode featuring on-track exhibition races with NHRA drag…
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Brittany Force among trio of Top Fuelers hoping to lock in Countdown spot in Brainerd

Defending Top Fuel champion Brittany Force hopes to repeat her strong performance at Brainerd International Raceway and lock in a playoff spot at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
14 Aug 2018
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With the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship closing in, every team with title aspirations wants to be performing at their best. That holds true for a trio of Top Fuel standouts, all who hope to secure their spot in the…
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Summit Racing Equipment extends sponsorship of Greg Anderson and Jason Line

Summit Racing Equipment and KB Racing announced a new multi-year partnership extending Summit Racing’s sponsorship of NHRA Pro Stock legends Greg Anderson and Jason Line. 
13 Aug 2018
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Summit Racing Equipment and KB Racing announced a new multi-year partnership extending Summit Racing’s sponsorship of NHRA Pro Stock racers Greg Anderson and Jason Line in a press release that follows:  “We are very pleased to continue…
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Crampton has work to do heading into Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Richie Crampton is thrilled to be back in the mix of racing for a top 10 spot in Top Fuel but it also means the Australia native has work to do heading to Brainerd International Raceway.
13 Aug 2018
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Richie Crampton
A year after not competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, Richie Crampton is thrilled to be back in the mix of racing for a top 10 spot in Top Fuel. But it also means the Australia native has work to do…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Sportsman Champion Highlights

Shawn Cowie and Justin Lamb have been two of the brightest stars in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this season, and they continued their winning ways at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle.
09 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Shawn Cowie and Justin Lamb have been two of the brightest stars in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this season, and they continued their winning ways at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle. Cowie claimed his third win of the…
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WFO Radio CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Winners Edition

08 Aug 2018
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Winners Edition featuring Ron Capps, Antron Brown, and Tanner Gray; first time Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Chris Marshall; and Stock Eliminator winner Ryan Warter. Plus on-location interviews with Dustin Heim,…
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Cruz Pedregon hires Tommy DeLago as crew chief; releases Aaron Brooks from Snap-On Funny Car team

Team owner and driver Cruz Pedregon announced Wednesday the hiring of noted tuner/crew chief Tommy DeLago as the crew chief for the team’s Snap-on Toyota Camry Funny Car effective immediately.
08 Aug 2018
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Cruz Pedregon announced the hiring of Tommy DeLago as the crew chief of his Snap-On Tools Funny Car. In conjunction, Pedregon released Aaron Brooks from the position of crew chief. Brooks joined the Snap-On team prior to the 2017 season. …
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Chris Marshall

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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With a string of runs that included three 5.45s and a 5.47, Chris Marshall claimed his first Top Alcohol Funny Car victory. In the final round, Marshall topped reigning world champ Shane Westerfield, 5.455 to 5.510. Marshall also scored wins against…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Competition Eliminator winner Brian Hyerstay

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Brian Hyerstay successfully defended his 2017 Comp title after he downed Ralph Van Paepeghem in the Comp final round. After identical lights, Hyerstay, in his Volkswagen-powered G/Dragster, opened up the lead and held on to win with a (-.555) 8…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Sportsman winner Bryan LaFlam

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs champ Bryan LaFlam had one of the quickest cars in Seattle with a string of low 6.3-second runs. In the final against James Rutherford, LaFlam got off to a near-perfect start with a .002 light and drove to a 6.…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Shawn Cowie

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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In a battle between the top-two points earners in the class, Shawn Cowie gained the upper hand against three-time and reigning champ Joey Severance with a 5.23 to 5.27 victory in Top Alcohol Dragster. Neither Cowie nor Severance was the quickest…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Street winner Francesca Giroux

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Francesca Giroux became the 84th different woman to win an NHRA national event title after claiming the Super Street title in her ’84 Camaro. Giroux won the final against Steve Beggerly’s ’68 Firebird in a 10.891 to 10.870 double breakout. Giroux…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Gas winner Gene Kelly

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Gene Kelly got the best of Sonoma champ Robert Naber in a great side-by-side Super Gas final. Kelly was first off the starting line, .011 to .019, and held on for the win by a narrow margin, 9.909 to a quicker 9.905. For Kelly, the victory was…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Dragster winner Steve Casner

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Steve Casner has now won six national event titles, including the last two in Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs following his final-round win over Andy Spiegel. Casner ran right on his 6.69 dial in the final to hold off Spiegel’s 6.723 on…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Stock Eliminator winner Ryan Warter

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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After four straight runner-up finishes at his home event, the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals, Ryan Warter finally cashed in with a Stock victory. Warter won the all-Pontiac final round over recent Epping winner Randi Lyn Shipp by a narrow margin,…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Comp winner Greg Krause

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Greg Krause, the winner of the 1994 Topeka event, picked up win No. 2 via a holeshot in Super Comp when his 8.937 held off Steve Williams’ 8.918 to win by eight-thousandths. Krause had a difficult road to the final with wins over John Dalrymple,…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Stock winner Justin Lamb

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Justin Lamb added to an amazing résumé that now includes 24 national event wins in 34 final rounds when he overcame Kory Alby’s perfect reaction time in the Super Stock final with an 8.519 on his 8.50 dial. Lamb also stopped Alan Falcone, Vince…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Sportsman Champion Highlights

Former world champion Don Keen and Leo Glasbrenner were two of the six NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions crowned during the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
07 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Former world champion Don Keen and Leo Glasbrenner were two of the six NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions crowned during the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. They were joined in the winner’s circle by Robert Naber (Super Comp), Matt Blodgett (…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Comp winner Robert Naber

07 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Super Comp champ Robert Naber has five wins, and three of them have come at Sonoma Raceway. Naber, a former professional motocross rider, picked up his latest Wally after a narrow 8.911 to 8.920 victory against Matt Woodard. Naber began eliminations…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Stock Eliminator winner Leo Glasbrenner

07 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Leo Glasbrenner is now a seven-time national event champion after wheeling his D/SA Firebird to a dramatic final-round win over Jody Lang in Stock. Glasbrenner actually trailed by .03-second off the starting line but made up for it with a 10.…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Gas Winner Matt Blodgett

07 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Matt Blodgett became the third member of the Blodgett family to score a win in Sonoma when he drove his family’s ’72 Vega to a final-round victory in Super Gas against Ron MacKenzie, who fouled by .12-thousandths. Blodgett, whose only other…
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Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Dragster winner John Richardson

07 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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John Richardson admittedly had some luck en route to his first win in the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs class. Richardson was set to race Andy Spiegel in the final round, but his dragster didn’t leave the starting line due to an air…
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