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Joe Welch scores first SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown victory at Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Joe Welch takes Drag Pak Challenger to first win in School of Automotive Machinists and Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown.
17 Jun 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Joe Welch
While opponent Arthur Kohn was sitting under the tower, strapped into his COPO Camaro, Joe Welch and his crew were in the back of the Bristol Dragway staging lanes, hastily preparing his Drag Pak Challenger for the final round. Welch answered the…
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Chad Green flips car during Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Pro Mod action

The parachutes on Chad Green's Chevy Camaro did not deploy, resulting in the car flipping and skidding into the sand trap during E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod eliminations. The racer exited the car under his own power.
17 Jun 2018
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Happy Father's Day!

NHRA wishes a Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Whether you be a racer, a fan, a sponsor, or any part of our world, we wish you the happiest of days.
17 Jun 2018
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Gas Monkey adds Jeff Diehl Racing Funny Car as NHRA partner

The Gas Monkey Garage is taking its involvement in NHRA racing to the next level by partnering up with Jeff Diehl Racing and its nitro Funny Car.
16 Jun 2018
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Jeff Diehl
The Gas Monkey Garage is taking its involvement in NHRA racing to the next level by partnering up with Jeff Diehl Racing and its nitro Funny Car. Diehl serves as both owner and driver of his Toyota Solara dragster. No strangers to the dragstrip,…
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Mark Oswald named 2018 Legend of Thunder Valley

Mark Oswald, currently a crew chief for three-time Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown but formerly an event-winning Top Fuel and Funny Car driver, will be inducted as the newest Legend of Thunder Valley during pre-race ceremonies of the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
15 Jun 2018
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Mark Oswald
Mark Oswald, who lives in Bristol lore as a Funny Car legend of the 1980s, joins an esteemed group as the newest Legend of Thunder Valley. Oswald, currently a crew chief for three-time Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown, will be inducted as the…
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Alex Laughlin hopes to recreate Bristol magic at this year’s event

A frustrating 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has a chance to get a whole lot better on Father’s Day weekend for Alex Laughlin at this weekend’s 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
14 Jun 2018
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Alex Laughlin
A frustrating 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has a chance to get a whole lot better on Father’s Day weekend for Alex Laughlin at this weekend’s 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Laughlin…
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Tricky Tipster: Torrence, Force, Anderson, and Smith are popular Bristol picks

Tricky Tipster labels Steve Torrence, Courtney Force, Greg Anderson, and Rickie Smith as the pre-race favorites for this weekend's Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.
14 Jun 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster
After an embarrassing 0-5 performance in Richmond, Tricky Tipster, National Dragster's resident odds-maker, has gone back to the drawing board for this weekend’s Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol and come up with the following…
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The “pizza maker versus the drag racer” takes center stage again in Bristol

Three-time world champion Antron Brown will face off against Papa John’s Pizza founder, "Papa" John Schnatter, during the Papa John’s Charity Challenge this weekend at the Fiztgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
13 Jun 2018
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Three-time world champion Antron Brown will face off against Papa John’s Pizza founder, "Papa" John Schnatter, during the Papa John’s Charity Challenge this weekend at the Fiztgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The ‘pizza maker versus…
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Clay Millican looks to repeat at site of first win at Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Clay Millican captured his first career Top Fuel victory a year ago with his win at Bristol Dragway in one of the most thrilling moments of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Now, he's looking for more.
12 Jun 2018
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Clay Millican
In what was one of the most thrilling moments of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Clay Millican captured his first career Top Fuel victory a year ago with his win at Bristol Dragway. Headed back to his first race as defending champ,…
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Allen Johnson makes Factory Stock return at Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Allen Johnson returns to NHRA competition in Bristol in the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown where he will battle it out with Don Schumacher Racing competitors Leah Pritchett and Mark Pawuk in a loaded field.
12 Jun 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Allen Johnson
Allen Johnson returns to NHRA competition at the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in his Mopar Dodge Challenge Drag Pak. Johnson raced in the SAM Tech…
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J.R. Todd hopes to win Wally for his dad at Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Funny Car standout J.R. Todd looks to get first win at Thunder Valley while racing over Father's Day weekend.
12 Jun 2018
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J.R. Todd
Every year, the Todd family takes a vacation in their motorhome that puts them at Bristol Dragway during the annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series race. The event, the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, takes place on Father’s Day…
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Social: NHRA community on the passing of Tom McEwen

11 Jun 2018
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Reactions from the NHRA community on Twitter to the passing of NHRA legend Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen. #RIP…
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Tom McEwen: A pictorial look back

11 Jun 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Tom McEwen
Drag racing Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen passed way June 10. Here’s a brief look back at some of the highlights of his long and successful career. Although he became nationally famous in a Funny Car, McEwen’s pro career started out in…
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Legendary Top Fuel and Funny Car racer Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen passes away

Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen, one of the iconic figures in drag racing history, died June 10. He was 81. McEwen, voted No. 16 on NHRA's Top 50 Drivers lists in 2001, competed in both Funny Car and Top Fuel, and although he wasn't one of drag racing's most prolific winners, he certainly was one of its most colorful.
11 Jun 2018
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Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen, one of the iconic figures in drag racing history, died June 10. He was 81. McEwen, voted No. 16 on NHRA's Top 50 Drivers lists in 2001, competed in both Funny Car and Top Fuel, and although he wasn't one of drag…
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Cruz Pedregon blows body off Funny Car at Virginia NHRA Nationals

Cruz Pedregon sent the body flying off his Snap-On Funny Car Toyota Camry during the third qualifying session at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Pedregon exited his car under his own power and walked away from the wild ride.
09 Jun 2018
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NHRA, Virginia Motorsports Park announce Saturday sellout at Virginia NHRA Nationals

NHRA and Virginia Motorsports Park officials announced a sellout crowd for Saturday qualifications at the Virginia NHRA Nationals in Dinwiddie, Va. 
09 Jun 2018
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Virginia Motorsports Park
NHRA and Virginia Motorsports Park officials announced a sellout crowd for Saturday qualifications at the Virginia NHRA Nationals in Dinwiddie, Va.  NHRA returned to the facility, owned by Tommy and Judy Franklin, for the first time since…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 59, No. 12)

NHRA National Dragster’s 12th issue of 2018, featuring coverage of the NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties and the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
07 Jun 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA National Dragster’s 12th issue of 2018, featuring coverage of the NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties and the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.…
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Matt Smith looking for more success in Virginia after first win of season

Two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith is hopeful his first win of 2018 is the start of a memorable stretch.
07 Jun 2018
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Matt Smith
After picking up his first victory of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season and also his first since 2016, two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith is hopeful it is just the start of a memorable stretch that doesn’t stop…
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Skillman eager to turn Virginia debut into success as next Pro Stock winner

Seeing eight different winners through the first nine Pro Stock races of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is motivation for Drew Skillman to try to become the next in the winner’s circle at this weekend’s Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
06 Jun 2018
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Drew Skillman
Seeing eight different winners through the first nine Pro Stock races of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is enough to convince Drew Skillman about the impressive parity in the class. It’s also motivation for Skillman to try to…
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WFO Radio JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals Winners Edition

06 Jun 2018
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WFO
WFO Radio presents the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals Winners Edition featuring Robert Hight and Jimmy Prock, Clay Millican, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Matt Smith. Clay Millican discusses getting back to back wins and answers questions from WFO listeners.…
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Tasca Racing to debut TascaParts.com sponsorship in Richmond

TascaParts.com will sponsor Bob Tasca III and his Tasca Racing Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car for the first time this season at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
05 Jun 2018
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Bob Tasca
TascaParts.com will sponsor Bob Tasca III and his Tasca Racing Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car for the first time this season at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. “Last year our online parts division picked up the sponsorship for the Englishtown event…
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Two-time Funny Car champ Hagan aims to get back on winning path in Virginia

After a frustrating three-race stretch that dropped Matt Hagan out of the points lead, a final round appearance followed by a No. 1 qualifier last weekend showed the two-time Funny Car world champion that things may again be headed back on the right path.
05 Jun 2018
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Matt Hagan
After a frustrating three-race stretch that dropped Matt Hagan out of the points lead, a final round appearance followed by a No. 1 qualifier last weekend showed the two-time Funny Car world champion that things may again be headed back on the right…
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Tricky Tipster: Chicago winners Millican and Hight among the Richmond favorites

Recent winners Clay Millican and Robert Hight are the favorites for this weekend’s Richmond event, along with Greg Anderson, Eddie Krawiec, and Rickie Smith
05 Jun 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster
Tricky Tipster, NHRA National Dragster's resident odds-maker, nailed Clay Millican’s back-to-back Top Fuel wins in Chicago. Now, the tour heads back to Richmond, Va. for the first time in a decade with Millican, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, Eddie…
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NHRA Mello Yello Series returns to Virginia for first time since 2009

Virginia Motorsports Park will roar to life with the thrilling sights, sounds and 10,000-horsepower action of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for the first time since 2009 during the Inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals, June 8-10.
05 Jun 2018
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Richmond
Virginia Motorsports Park will roar to life with the thrilling sights, sounds and 10,000-horsepower action of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for the first time since 2009 during the Inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals, June 8-10.  It…
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Pritchett looking forward to putting on a show for fans at Virginia NHRA Nationals

With two final round appearances in the past three NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races, Top Fuel standout Leah Pritchett is eager to continue that momentum at this weekend’s inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
05 Jun 2018
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Leah Pritchett
With two final round appearances in the past three NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races, Top Fuel standout Leah Pritchett is eager to continue that momentum at this weekend’s inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. It…
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Courtney Force joins celeb list as awards presenter at the 2018 CMT Music Awards

NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car points leader Courtney Force will be a presenter at the 2018 CMT Music Awards. The show will premiere live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET/ PT on CMT.
04 Jun 2018
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Courtney Force
NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car points leader Courtney Force will be a presenter at the 2018 CMT Music Awards. The show will premiere live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET/ PT on CMT. Force joins A-list roster of…
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John Force collides with wall at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

16-time Funny Car champion John Force exited the car under his own power and plans to race on Sunday after colliding with the wall during qualifying at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
02 Jun 2018
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Despite an explosion and impact with the wall in the fourth qualifying session, John Force and his Peak Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS will start the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals Race Day from the No. 6 position It was a wild ride for…
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Division 4 crew wins 2018 JEGS Allstars in a rout at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Third-generation Super Stock racer Aaron Stanfield leads the Division 4 team to an overpowering victory in the JEGS Allstars team competition. Pacific Region earns Top Alcohol trophy
02 Jun 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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JEGS
The Goodguys from the NHRA South Central Division turned in a dominating performance to win the 34th annual JEGS Allstars overall team title on Saturday during the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals. The Division 4 crew built a sizable lead after five of…
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Tricky Tipster: Chicago favorites are Millican, Force, Enders, and Krawiec

In the professional opinion of NHRA National Dragster magazine's Tricky Tipster, recent tour winners Clay Millican, Courtney Force, Erica Enders, and Eddie Krawiec rate the edge for the next stop in Chicago
01 Jun 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Chicago Tipster
Tricky Tipster, NHRA National Dragster's resident odds-maker, is feeling spunky after correctly picking Courtney Force and Rickie Smith as the Topeka winners in Funny Car and Pro Mod, respectively. This week, Force maintains the top spot and is…
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Elusive first win in sight for Pollacheck approaching JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Scotty Pollacheck appears closer than ever to his first career win heading to this weekend’s JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.
31 May 2018
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Scotty Pollacheck
Thanks to a fast start to open his 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Scotty Pollacheck appears closer than ever to his first career win heading to this weekend’s JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66…
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