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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals Sunday Preview

After a frantic day of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil, Steve Torrence, Jack Beckman, Alex Laughlin, and Matt Smith will head into Sunday’s final eliminations as the top-seeded drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
25 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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After a frantic day of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil, Steve Torrence, Jack Beckman, Alex Laughlin, and Matt Smith will head into Sunday’s final eliminations as the top-seeded drivers in Top Fuel,…
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Fields set for Sunday final eliminations at JEGS SPORTSnationals in Las Vegas

Doug Engels (Comp), Cody Lane (Super Stock), Mark Stewart (Stock), Bryan LaFlam (Top Sportsman),  John Richardson (Top Dragster), and Mike Patterson (SPortsman Motorcycle) were the qualifying leaders Saturday at the JEGS SPORTSnationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
25 Oct 2020
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Doug Engels
Doug Engels (Comp), Cody Lane (Super Stock), Mark Stewart (Stock), Bryan LaFlam (Top Sportsman),  John Richardson (Top Dragster), and Mike Patterson (Sportsman Motorcycle) were the qualifying leaders Saturday at the JEGS…
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When it comes to championships, Andrew Hines knows it’s never over until it’s over

Ask Andrew Hines if he believes he’s still a contender for the 2020 Camping World Pro Stock Motorcycle title and watch his eyes roll. As much as anyone, Hines knows that championships are never over until they are officially over. That’s a lesson he learned last year at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona when he lost in round one on a rare red-light, and then somehow managed to win the title after each of the leading contenders fell by the wayside.
24 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ask Andrew Hines if he believes he’s still a contender for the 2020 Camping World Pro Stock Motorcycle title and watch his eyes roll. As much as anyone, Hines knows that championships are never over until they are officially over. That’s a lesson he…
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On the road to Houston Bo Butner and Dave Connolly take Million Dollar detour

One might forgive Pro Stock racer Bo Butner and crew chief Dave Connolly if they’re both a little bleary-eyed on Saturday at Houston Raceway Park. The two KB Racing teammates arrived in Houston about 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning following an early flight from Alabama, where they were both competing in the Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race held yesterday at Montgomery Motorsports Park.
24 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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One might forgive Pro Stock racer Bo Butner and crew chief Dave Connolly if they’re both a little bleary-eyed on Saturday at Houston Raceway Park. The two KB Racing teammates arrived in Houston about 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning following an early…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals Saturday Preview

Six months after originally scheduled, the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil will take place at Houston Raceway Raceway Park with Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series champions crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
23 Oct 2020
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Six months after originally scheduled, the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil will take place at Houston Raceway Raceway Park with Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series champions crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock,…
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Toyota continues to ‘Go Places’ as Official Car of NHRA

Toyota has extended its agreement to serve as the Official Car of the NHRA. In continuation of its long-standing partnership with NHRA, Toyota will have a season-long presence at NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events and will be featured prominently in NHRA’s television broadcasts.
23 Oct 2020
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Toyota has extended its agreement to serve as the Official Car of the NHRA. In continuation of its long-standing partnership with NHRA, Toyota will have a season-long presence at NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events and will be featured…
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Justin Ashley, Kyle Koretsky, and Mason McGaha finalists for rookie of the year

Three first-year NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series drivers -- Justin Ashley, Kyle Koretsky, and Mason McGaha -- have been announced by NHRA officials as the eligible candidates for the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year award.
22 Oct 2020
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Rookie of the Year
Three first-year NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series drivers were announced by NHRA officials as the eligible candidates for the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year award. The nation’s leading auto racing journalists select the winner through a voting…
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McGahas partner with Neuralog for SpringNationals Pro Stock outing

22 Oct 2020
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Chris McGaha
As Chris and Mason McGaha prepare to compete in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock class at this weekend’s Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park, Houston-based Neuralog will join the family race team for…
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NHRA racing family mourns the loss of talented nitro crew chief Eric Lane

Eric Lane, crew chief on Cruz Pedregon’s Snap-on Tools Funny Car and a veteran mechanic of the NHRA nitro pits, was struck and killed by a car while walking back from a restaurant Oct. 19 near Mineral Wells, Texas.
20 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Eric Lane, crew chief on Cruz Pedregon’s Snap-on Tools Funny Car and a veteran mechanic of the NHRA nitro pits, was struck and killed by a car while walking back from a restaurant Oct. 19 near Mineral Wells, Texas. He was 47. The team had…
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Krista Baldwin on her first Top Fuel pass: "It's insane!"

Third-generation driver Krista Baldwin recently upgraded her NHRA license from Top Alcohol Dragster top Top Fuel. Now, she joins NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to discuss the licensing process, her career as a Social Media manager, and her future racing plans.
19 Oct 2020
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Randal Andras wins fifth straight, six Top Fuel Harley title of 2020 season

18 Oct 2020
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  Randal Andras locked up the 2020 Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley world championship in qualifying, then went on to score his fifth straight win and his sixth in seven starts this season. As he did in two wins in Indy earlier…
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Unofficial Camping World points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNAtionals, race nine of the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
18 Oct 2020
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Points
Unofficial points standings following the partial completion (Top Fuel and Funny Car only) of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals, race eight of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle points…
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Brandon Snider breaks through for first career victory in Dallas

Brandon Snider capped off an impressive weekend at Texas Motorplex, winning for the first time in his career in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service.
18 Oct 2020
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Brandon Snider capped off an impressive weekend at Texas Motorplex, winning for the first time in his career in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. Snider, who was the No. 1 qualifier for the second…
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Randal Andras clinches Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley championship

Over the course of one year, Randal Andras has gone from championship afterthought to the world champion of the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series, clinching his first championship at the conclusion of qualifying at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Over the course of one year, Randal Andras has gone from championship afterthought to the world champion of the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series, clinching his first championship at the conclusion of qualifying at the…
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Angie Smith blasts her Denso EBR into the Denso 200-mph Club at FallNationals

Angie Smith became the fifth member of the Denso 200-mph Club in the opening Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying session of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Angie Smith
  Angie Smith became the fifth member of the Denso 200-mph Club in the opening Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying session of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Smith rode her Denso EBR to a speed of 200.89 mph to join Hector Arana Jr., Eddie…
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Boicesco family doubles up at Division 2 Lucas Oil event at Rockingham Dragway

Father and daughter Iggie and Amanda Boicesco doubled up at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' Southeast Division event at Rockingham Dragway in Super Gas and Super Comp, respectively.
17 Oct 2020
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The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Rockingham Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Richard Preiser, Jackson, N.J., '32 Bantom, H/EA, 8.935, 118.…
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Tommy Johnson Jr., Cameron Ferre talk nitro racing on NHRA Insider podcast

Tommy Johnson Jr and Cameron Ferre join Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast this week. Lohnes talks Camping World, craziness at St Louis, and then has two great conversations with a veteran Funny Car racer and a Top Fuel competitor who is working hard to climb the ranks in arguably the most competitive category in the sport. 
17 Oct 2020
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NHRA Insider podcast
Tommy Johnson Jr and Cameron Ferre join Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast this week. Lohnes talks Camping World, craziness at St Louis, and then has two great conversations with a veteran Funny Car racer and a Top Fuel competitor who is…
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Grit, determinination, and teamwork helping Alexis DeJoria get back on track

In our latest Skype interview, Funny Car racer Alexis DeJoria joins NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss a variety of topics including her recent explosion in St. Louis, the camaraderie that defines NHRA racers, and the progress of her RoKit/ABK Beer team this season.
15 Oct 2020
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TAFC points leader Doug Gordon talks title with NHRA's Brian Lohnes

Current Top Alcohol Funny Car points leader Doug Gordon joins NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype for an update on his 2020 season, his win at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, and the expanding role his daughters play in the team's success.
15 Oct 2020
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Unfinished business as unpredictable 2020 season heads towards the finish line

With just a handful of events left in the 2020 season, there is still a lot of action left for NHRA pro and sportsman racers including the completion several events that were postponed due to weather-related issues. Here’s a look at what’s on the docket for the next few races.
15 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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To suggest that the 2020 season has not gone as planned would be a huge understatement yet in spite of the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other weather-related issues, NHRA has managed to successfully host, to this point, eight…
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Racing, racing, and more racing highlights new issue of NHRA National Dragster

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine is now online, still available free for all to read, and in the mail to NHRA members around the world. In aracing extravaganza, 15 different racing events are covered from coast to coast, plus all of the usual great content readers expect.
14 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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WFO Radio podcast: Previewing this weekend's AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

Get ready for the NHRA AAA Texas FallNationals with Alan Reinhart and Joe Castello on the WFO Radio podcast. The guys discuss a big weekend of drag racing, the passing of Eddie Van Halen, and the 2021 NHRA schedule.
14 Oct 2020
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Get ready for the NHRA AAA Texas FallNationals with Alan Reinhart and Joe Castello on the WFO Radio podcast. The guys discuss a big weekend of drag racing, the passing of Eddie Van Halen, and the 2021 NHRA schedule.  
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Top Dragster champ Patrick Forster

13 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Another first-time winner was crowned in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers when Patrick Forster drove to a final round win against JB Strassweg. Forster left on time with a .009 light and drove the finish line to a 6.253 on his 6.…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Super Gas champ Ryan Sirffring

13 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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The Super Gas class featured a first-time winner after Ryan Siffring drove his Corvette roadster past Vernon Rowland in the final. Siffring drove perhaps the best race of his career in the final with a .014 light and a perfect 9.900 to hold off…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Super Comp champ Christopher Dodd

13 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Thanks to his St. Louis win, Christopher Dodd remains a contender for the Lucas Oil Series championship in Super Comp. The St. Louis winner in 2016 and 2019, Dodd added a third title in the Gateway City after opponent Larry Bernhausen fouled in…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Stock champ Kyle Rizzoli

13 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Over the past few seasons, Kyle Rizzoli has established himself as one of the most competitive drivers in Stock and Super Stock and he reaffirmed that in St. Louis by winning his tenth national event title. Rizzoli, who is ranked in the Top 10…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Super Stock champ Marion Stephenson

13 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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A year after winning the Division 2 Super Stock title, Marion Stephenson found himself in the winner’s circle at a national event for the first time since 2016 after he drove his GT/HA Cobalt past Rylee Speer in the final. The final was…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Comp champ Clint Neff

13 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Clint Neff, the winner of back-to-back titles in Dallas in 2017-18, and the 2012 St. Louis winner, added another Comp title to his impressive resumé when he stopped Jim Greenheck and his C-Tech Camaro in the final round. Neff lost .18-hundredths…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Sportsman highlights

Weather-related issues pushed the final rounds of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series finals to Monday, but eventual champions Clint Neff (Comp), Marion Stephenson (Super Stock), and Kyle Rizzoli (Stock) likely didn’t mind the delay.
13 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Super Stock
Weather-related issues pushed the final rounds of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil to Monday for Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors but eventual champions of the event including Clint Neff (Comp), Marion…
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Krista Baldwin prepares to follow grandfather and father into Top Fuel

After several seasons in the Top Alcohol Dragster class, Krista Baldwin recently obtained her NHRA Top Fuel credentials behind the wheel of the the dragster owned by her grandfather, Hall of Famer Chris "the Greek" Karamesines.
13 Oct 2020
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