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Friday night qualifying kicks off loaded weekend at NHRA Northwest Nationals

For the first time at Pacific Raceways, fans will be treated to night racing from the nitro-burning machines of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series at the 35th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals, July 19-21.
15 Jul 2024
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NHRA Northwest Nationals
For the first time at Pacific Raceways, fans will be treated to night racing from the nitro-burning machines of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series at the 35th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals, July 19-21. The NHRA Northwest Nationals marks…
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Ageless Irvin Johns leads list of JEGS SPORTSnationals champions

At age 80, Irvin Johns became NHRA’s oldest national event winner when he drove to the Super Stock title at the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals at National Trail Raceway.
13 Jul 2024
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Irvin Johns
At age 80, Irvin Johns became NHRA’s oldest national event winner when he drove to the Super Stock title at the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals at National Trail Raceway. Johns, who previously held the record at age 79 following last year’s victory in…
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North Central Regional, JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals doubleheader underway

National Trail is hosting a doubleheader weekend with a North Central Region event and the NHRA JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals. LATEST UPDATE: SPORTSnationals results
12 Jul 2024
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North Central Region event and the NHRA JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals
The following are Friday's final results from the NHRA JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Rodger Brogdon, Tomball, Texas, '22 Camaro, B/AP, 7.360, 162.22  def. Brian Browell, Lafayette, Ind., '15 dragster, D/…
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Division 6 doubleheader event under way at Woodburn Dragstrip

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Division is in action this weekend with a doubleheader event at Woodburn Dragstrip. LATEST RESULTS: Race 2 qualifying
11 Jul 2024
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Division 6
The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division event at Woodburn Dragstrip: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER 1) Chris Demke, Valencia, Calif., 5.339 seconds, 273.72 mph 2) Jon Bradford,…
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Herrera's historic streak, race coverage, and features highlight July issue of ND

The July issue of NHRA National Dragster, saluting Gaige Herrera’s incredible Pro Stock Motorcycle winning streak and packed with race coverage and feature stories, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
11 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Issue 7
  READ THE ISSUE The July issue of NHRA National Dragster, saluting Gaige Herrera’s incredible Pro Stock…
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NHRA announces 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule

The 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule will feature three races celebrating a 25th anniversary in 2025 and culminate with the 60th annual In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals in Pomona.
10 Jul 2024
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2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule
The 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule will feature three races celebrating a 25th anniversary in 2025 and culminate with the 60th annual In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals in Pomona. As previously announced, the 2025 campaign will open…
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John Force leaves Richmond hospital for brain injury rehab center

NHRA Funny Car legend John Force was released Tuesday from VCU Medical Center and boarded an AirMed ambulance for a flight to a neurological rehab center at which treatment for the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his June 23 accident will continue.
09 Jul 2024
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John Force
NHRA Funny Car legend John Force was released Tuesday from VCU Medical Center and boarded an AirMed ambulance for a flight to a neurological rehab center at which treatment for the traumatic brain injury (TBI) he suffered in his June 23 accident…
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Watch the Division 3 Lucas Oil Series event from National Trail for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 3 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals event from National Trail Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv.
09 Jul 2024
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Division 3
NHRA fans can watch the Division 3 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals event from National Trail Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Lebanon Valley are…
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Coughlin, Morris, and Szupka lead Division 1 winners at Lebanon Valley

Mike Coughlin, Wayne Morris, and Stephen Szupka led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division completed its event at Lebanon Valley Dragway with a Monday finish.
05 Jul 2024
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Division 1
The following are Monday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Lebanon Valley Dragway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Mike Coughlin, Dublin, Ohio, noi time, was unopposed. TOP…
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UPDATE: John Force out of intensive care; continuing to progress

Hall of Fame driver John Force is making progress; still faces a long road to recovery following injuries suffered during an on-track incident June 23 in Richmond.
05 Jul 2024
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John Force
John Force Racing statement: Less than two weeks after 16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion John Force suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), among other injuries that included a fractured sternum and a right wrist injury,…
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2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Super Stock winner Jeff Dona

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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64:21
Jeff Dona collected career win No. 4, and his first since 2020 when he drove to a double-breakout win against Monty Bogan in the Super Stock final. Dona won with a 9.787 on his 9.80 dial.
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2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Top Dragster winner Al Peavler

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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57:06
Al Peavler joined his son, Blake, as an NHRA national event winner when he stopped Chris Sullivan in the final of Right Trailers Top Dragster. Peavler left with a great .002 light and won the double-breakout bout with a 6.121 on his 6.14 dial.
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2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Top Sportsman winner James Hinkle

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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85:57
James Hinkle’s incredible 2024 season continued in Norwalk as he won his third national event of the year in Right Trailers Top Sportsman. Hinkle, the current championship leader, put together a .008-second package in the final against Zach Sackman…
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2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Super Gas winner Bob Prose

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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78:39
Bob Prose scored his second career NHRA win and his first in Super Gas when he drove his popular '65 Rambler wagon to an easy victory after red-hot Michael Handras fouled by 007-second in the final round.
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2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Super Comp winner Phil Smida

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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68:36
Ten years after winning the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals for the first time in Super Gas, Phil Smida was back in the Norwalk winner’s circle in Super Comp after surviving the math of a tight double-breakout bout with Jamie Elrod, Smida…
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2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Stock winner Ken Whitcher

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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59:43
There was a first-time winner in Stock as Ken Whitcher drove his G/SA ’69 Camaro to a final-round win against Brenda Grubbs. Whitcher was nearly perfect on the starting line with a .003 light.
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2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Comp winner Royce Freeman

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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91:43
Royce Freeman became the latest member of the Elite Motorsports team to reach the winner’s circle, driving his B/AA Camaro to a (-.50) 6.95 to victory in Comp to defeat nine-time tour winner Robert Bailey’s (-.44) 6.67. Freeman previously was a two-…
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2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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90:48
A month after breaking the track record en route to a regional event win at Summit Motorsports Park, Sean Bellemeur returned to the Top Alcohol Funny Car winner’s circle in Norwalk after defeating fast-rising rookie Maddi Gordon in final round, the…
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2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Jeff Veale

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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67:27
Jeff Veale, runner-up earlier this year at the Gatornationals, collected his second Top Alcohol Dragster win in the last three years and his third overall when he drove his dragster to a solid 5.35 pass to defeat reigning world champ Julie Nataas’…
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2024 PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals Top Sportsman winner Sandy Wilkins

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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101:23
One week after a runner-up finish at the GALOT Division 2 event, 2019 Top Sportsman world champ Sandy Wilkins claimed his fifth national event title by beating Jeff Brooks in the final. Wilkins left second but won after Brooks ran out by .001-second…
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2024 PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals Super Gas winner Keith Mayers

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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192:47
Keith Mayers is primarily known for his work in Super Street, but he’s also an accomplished Super Gas racer. Mayers won his fourth national event title in Richmond with a 9.888 after opponent Don Knoblick fouled by .002-second.
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2024 PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals Super Comp winner Anthony Bertozzi

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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138:04
Richmond native and two-time world champ Anthony Bertozzi was nearly unstoppable in the Super Comp final with a .002 light and an 8.907 that forced opponent Amanda Boicesco into an 8.884 breakout.
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2024 PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals Stock winner Cody Phillips

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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93:49
Following on the heels of a win at the Baby Gators, Division 2 Lucas Oil Series event, Cody Phillips claimed his first national event victory by stopping Cliff Hynson in the Stock final. Phillips was solid in the final with a .020 light and a 10.372…
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2024 PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals Super Stock winner Jeff Adkinson

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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63:26
Jeff Adkinson carried the momentum from his recent runner-up in Bristol to Richmond where he defeated PJ Fouts in the Super Stock final to earn his fifth national event Wally. Adkinson finished the job with a 9.345 on his 9.34 dial.  
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2024 PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals Comp winner Joe Carnasciale

05 Jul 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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103:34
Joe Carnasciale left first and then ran a competitive (-.556) 8.944 to win his second Comp title over Michele Costa, who ran (-.603) 8.177 in a final decided by .03-second at the finish line. Had Costa won, she would have become the milestone 100th…
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Fire Department Coffee, Official Coffee of NHRA, arrives on Walmart shelves

Months after earning the opportunity during Walmart’s prestigious and competitive “Open Call” event, Fire Department Coffee, the Official Coffee of the NHRA, has debuted its popular roasts at Walmart stores nationwide.
04 Jul 2024
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Fire Department Coffee
Months after earning the opportunity during Walmart’s prestigious and competitive “Open Call” event, Fire Department Coffee, the Official Coffee of the NHRA, has debuted its popular roasts at Walmart stores nationwide. Fire Department Coffee is…
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Happy Fourth of July from the NHRA

On this special day of independence, the NHRA sends its warmest wishes to all race fans.
04 Jul 2024
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Happy Fourth of July from the NHRA
On this special day of independence, the NHRA sends its warmest wishes to all race fans. As we gather with family, friends, and loved ones, let us take a moment to honor the courageous men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our…
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Fourth of July weekend U.S. Nationals ticket special promotion

NHRA fans can get a 20% discount on tickets to this year’s 70th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals when purchased between Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, July 7 (by 11:59 p.m.).
03 Jul 2024
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Fourth of July weekend U.S. Nationals ticket special promotion
NHRA fans can get a 20% discount on tickets to this year’s 70th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals when purchased between Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, July 7 (by 11:59 p.m.). As the NHRA’s most iconic event commemorates seven decades of racing on the…
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NHRA reveals future building plans for Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

NHRA has announced its future building plans at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, unveiling a multi-phase plan for the legendary facility that includes a new Wally Parks Tower, renovated suites, and a new entrance for fans.
03 Jul 2024
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Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park 9
NHRA has announced its future building plans at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, unveiling a multi-phase plan for the legendary facility that includes a new Wally Parks Tower, renovated suites, a new entrance for fans, and moving the…
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Veteran crew chief John Stewart joins Josh Hart's R+L Carriers Top Fuel team

In a bold move designed to put his R+L Carriers team on a path to the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship, Josh Hart has announced the hiring of veteran crew chief John Stewart to assist Ron Douglas on the R+L Carriers dragster.
02 Jul 2024
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John Stewart
In a bold move designed to put his R+L Carriers team on a path to the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship, Josh Hart has announced the hiring of veteran crew chief John Stewart to assist Ron Douglas on the R+L Carriers…
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