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Richmond marks final race of Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series regular season

The Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ returns to Virginia Motorsports Park as part of this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals, and the stakes are as massive as the huge car count heading to Richmond.
21 Jun 2024
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Pro Mod
The Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ returns to Virginia Motorsports Park as part of this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals, and the stakes are as massive as the huge car count heading to Richmond. The event…
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Bo Butner returns to Pro Stock, taking on double duty at Virginia Nationals

Bo Butner will make a return to the 500-inch Pro Stock category driving the yellow Corral Boots/Cuadra/Columbia Impex entry while also continuing his pursuit of the first Mountain Motor Pro Stock championship at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals.
21 Jun 2024
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Bo Butner
Bo Butner will make a return to the 500-inch Pro Stock category driving the yellow Corral Boots/Cuadra/Columbia Impex entry while also continuing his pursuit of the first Mountain Motor Pro Stock championship at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia…
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In Memoriam

18 Jun 2024
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In Memoriam
Recent passings of notable figures from within the NHRA world. The NHRA extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of those we have lost. Notices of passing can be sent to nhra@nhra.com.…
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Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Geno Scali set to return for final seven events of 2024

After a successful return in Chicago, Geno Scali, the 2003 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, plans to compete in the final seven events of the season aboard a Vance & Hines prepared Suzuki.
18 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Geno Scali
After nearly two decades on the sidelines, 2003 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Geno Scali made a somewhat unexpected return in Joliet at the recent Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak. Although he didn’t…
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Doug Kalitta throws first pitch, readies for curveballs in Richmond heat

Ahead of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season resuming at the PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals in Richmond, Doug Kalitta threw a ceremonial first pitch prior to the Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers game.
18 Jun 2024
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Doug Kalitta
Eight races into the 2024 season, Doug Kalitta is back where he was at the end of last season — atop the points standings leading the Top Fuel class, but last week, the reigning champ took time out to live a dream millions of kids have every day.…
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Historic NHRA Gatornationals set to open 2025 NHRA season on March 6-9

The 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will open March 6-9 with the 56th annual NHRA Gatornationals at legendary Gainesville Raceway. Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 19.
18 Jun 2024
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NHRA Gatornationals
The 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will open March 6-9 with the 56th annual NHRA Gatornationals at legendary Gainesville Raceway. It marks the third straight year the Gatornationals will kick off the NHRA season, as the historic…
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Racers, fans geared up for exciting new format at PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns this week to Virginia Motorsports Park for a unique two-day event format where, for the first time in NHRA history, all Professional categories will take part in three qualifying sessions on Saturday of the PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals. 
17 Jun 2024
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 PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals
The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns this week to Virginia Motorsports Park for a unique two-day event format where, for the first time in NHRA history, all Professional categories — Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock…
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Dodge brand extends NHRA partnership with Tony Stewart Racing

The Dodge brand has announced a partnership extension with the Tony Stewart Racing nitro organization to continue fielding two nitro-burning entries (Top Fuel and Funny Car) in the NHRA Mission Drag Racing Series.
17 Jun 2024
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Tony Stewart Racing
The Dodge brand has announced a partnership extension with the Tony Stewart Racing nitro organization to continue fielding two nitro-burning entries (Top Fuel and Funny Car) in the NHRA Mission Drag Racing Series. The Dodge brand’s partnership…
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PlayNHRA named title sponsor of Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park

PlayNHRA, a new initiative that provides fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, has been named the title sponsor for the upcoming Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
17 Jun 2024
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PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals
PlayNHRA, a new initiative that provides fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, has been named the title sponsor for the upcoming Virginia Nationals at Virginia…
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Bogan, Leazer, and Phillips lead winners at GALOT Motorsports Park

Monty Bogan, Larry Leazer, and Cody Phillips led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Serie, Southeast Division was in action this weekend at GALOT Motorsports Park.
16 Jun 2024
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 GALOT Motorsports Park
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at GALOT Motorsports Park: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Monty Bogan, Boiling Springs, S.C., '07 G5, H/AA, 5.413, 126.02…
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Wilson wins fourth title to highlight JDRL Western Conference Finals in Dallas

Gage Wilson collected his fourth NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Conference Finals Wally to lead the list of winners at the NHRA Right Trailers Western Conference Finals presented by CAPCO Contractors at Texas Motorplex.
15 Jun 2024
Candida Benson, Jr. Dragster Contributor
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Gage Wilson Jr. Dragster
Gage Wilson collected his fourth NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Conference Finals Wally when he outlasted the 16-17 age-group field at the NHRA Right Trailers Western Conference Finals presented by CAPCO Contractors at Texas Motorplex.…
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Dean, Gordon take Top Alcohol titles at Flying H Dragstrip event

Prescott Dean and Madison Gordon led the list of Race 2 winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series West Central Division was in action this weekend with a doubleheader event at Flying H Dragstrip.
14 Jun 2024
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Division 5
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Flying H Dragstrip: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Prescott Dean, Olathe, Kan., 5.344, 269.95  def. Shawn Cowie,…
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Hot summertime racing, even hotter features highlight new National Dragster

The June 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with racing coverage from coast to coast and in-depth feature stories, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
13 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Ussye 06
READ THE NEW ISSUE The June 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with racing coverage from coast…
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Cornwell Tools backs Brittany Force for two Norwalk events

Two-Time Top Fuel Champion will debut blue and black Cornwell colors at Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and will compete in the Night under Fire at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
13 Jun 2024
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Brittany Force
Cornwell Quality Tools has announced an expansion of its relationship with John Force Racing to include a two-event primary sponsorship of the Top Fuel dragster driven by two-time World Champion Brittany Force. The company, founded in 1919 by Eugene…
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Watch the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
12 Jun 2024
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Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors
NHRA fans can watch the Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv coverage from Dallas are Right Trailers, Summit…
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Watch the Division 5 Lucas Oil Series event from Flying H free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Flying H Dragstrip for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
12 Jun 2024
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Division 5
NHRA fans can watch the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Flying H Dragstrip for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Flying H are Moser, Summit, Strange, and Edelbrock…
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Top Dragster winner Scott Douglas

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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91:09
Scott Douglas used a string of great reaction times to get to the final in Right Trailers Top Dragster, where he held off Paul Neal with a nearly perfect 6.808 on his 6.80 dial.
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Top Sportsman winner Matt Harper

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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90:29
Matt Harper put his sharp ’55 Chevy in the winner’s circle after claiming the Right Trailers Top Sportsman title. Harper defeated Richard Lachapelle in a close final with a 7.646 on his 7.60 dial.
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Street winner Brian Sawyer

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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114:11
When it comes to Super Street racing, Brian Sawyer practically owns New England Dragway. The Massachusetts driver claimed his fourth New England Nationals Wally in the last eight years with a 10.93 to 10.96 final-round decision over Ray Butler.
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Gas winner Hank Smith

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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100:12
Hank Smith scored his first NHRA national event victory, eking out a narrow final-round victory in Super Gas over five-time tour winner Jason Kenny. Smith’s better reaction time and 9.926 held off Kenny’s better-but-later 9.914 by just .004-second…
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Comp winner Michael Handras

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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134:21
Michael Handras collected his second NHRA Super Comp Wally, clinching the win with a strong final-round 8.912 that forced local favorite Stephen Logan, into an 8.882 breakout loss.   
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Stock winner Don Pires

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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106:29
Don Pires claimed his fourth national event win in Stock, and his second in Epping, after a final round battle against Ralph Porpora. Pires grabbed a lead at the start and ran 11.341 on his 11.28 prediction for the win.  
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Stock winner Joe Lisa

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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79:49
The Super Stock final was decided by just a .001-second as Joe Santangelo left too soon, fouling away the win against Joe Lisa, who would have been tough to beat regardless with a 9.874 on his 9.89 dial.
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Top Sportsman winner Larry Demers

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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94:40
Larry Demers is now 5-1 in national event final rounds after taking care of business in the Right Trailers Top Sportsman final against Zach Sackman at Route 66 Raceway. Demers left first and then sealed the win with a 6.901 against his 6.89 dial-in…
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Super Street winner Dalton Deffenbaugh

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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101:37
Second-generation racer Dalton Deffenbaugh followed father, 2019 SPORTSnationals winner Scott, to the winner’s circle, sealing the deal in Super Street with a .005-second win against Carl Dresback in a race in which both ran 10.926. Route 66 raceway…
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Super Gas winner Jeremy Mason

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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112:06
2019 Super Gas world champ Jeremy Mason scored his fourth win in the class and seventh overall when he drove his ’66 Nova to a 9.913 to defeat Steve Hoyt’s 9.919 in the final. Mason’s seven wins have come at six different national events.
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Super Comp winner Rick Hughes

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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88:16
Rick Hughes collected career win No. 2 in Super Comp in Chicago, backing up his 2018 St. Louis victory with a thrilling double-breakout final-round bout with Brad Cole. After gaining a slight starting line advantage, Hughes turned on the win light…
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Stock Eliminator winner Julie Biermann

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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148:16
Julie Biermann rode a string of solid lights to the final round of Stock eliminator and then scored her first national event title by beating Johnny Diekema, who slowed in his ’70 Challenger. Biermann is the 99th female winner in NHRA national event…
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Super Stock winner James Ronzello

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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121:06
After a pair of runner-up finishes, Jimmy Ronzello claimed his first NHRA national event title in Super Stock. In the final, Ronzello topped Dave Dupps Jr. with a 9.291 against his 9.27 dial.
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DHDR developmental driver Madi Turley enjoys Bristol experience

During the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals last weekend, DH Davies Racing developmental driver Madi Turley spent the weekend as the NHRA Grassroots Racing ambassador.
11 Jun 2024
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Madi Turley
During the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals last weekend, DH Davies Racing developmental driver Madi Turley spent the weekend as the NHRA Grassroots Racing ambassador. Turley, a 17-year-old Sportsman racer from Rutledge, Tenn., displayed her…
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