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Fry and Rupert victorious at California Hot Rod Reunion

The 2018 California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California completed competition at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Sunday crowning not only event winners but also many champions in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.
19 Oct 2018
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Mendy Fry
The 2018 California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California completed competition at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Sunday crowning not only event winners but also many champions in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.…
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Jordan Vandergriff moving to Top Fuel ranks in 2019 with D-A Lubricant sponsorship

Jordan Vandergriff will make the jump to the professional NHRA Drag Racing ranks in 2019 as the driver of a Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel dragster with primary sponsorship from D-A Lubricant Company and its PennGrade Motor Oil brand .
19 Oct 2018
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Jordan Vandergriff
Jordan Vandergriff will make the jump to the professional NHRA Drag Racing ranks in 2019 as the driver of a Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel dragster. Joining the 23-year-old California native in his rookie season will be D-A Lubricant Company and…
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NHRA Breakfast at SEMA Show will salute legends, 50th Gatornationals

The annual NHRA Breakfast at the SEMA Show will feature drag racing legends Kenny Bernstein, Joe Amato, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, and John Force, drivers who have been on the road to “Fifty Years of the NHRA Gatornationals.” 
19 Oct 2018
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SEMA Show
Referred to as the “can’t miss” event of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, this year’s NHRA Breakfast will showcase drivers who have been on the road to “Fifty Years of the NHRA Gatornationals.”  The NHRA Breakfast will feature drag racing legends…
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National Trail Raceway adds to its management and ownership group

Jay Livingston, who grew up in the family business of managing drag racing facilities in the northwestern U.S., is the new general manager and co-owner of National Trail Raceway, the NHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile track serving the Columbus, Ohio, market.
18 Oct 2018
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Columbus
National Trail Raceway, the NHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile track serving the Columbus, Ohio, market, keeps adding to its talent pool. Jay Livingston grew up in the family business of managing drag racing facilities in the northwestern U.S. and has…
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WFO Radio Podcast: NHRA Carolina Nationals Winners Edition

17 Oct 2018
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WFO
Check out the WFO Radio Podcast, NHRA Carolina Nationals Winners Edition featuring Ron Capps, Steve Torrence, Jason Line, and Matt Smith. Plus, Megan Meyer and Pro Mod winner Rick Hord. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and host Joe Castello recap the weekend at…
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Division 3 season concludes at Gateway Motrosports Park

Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division All-American Hot Rod Showdown at Gateway Motrosports Park.
16 Oct 2018
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Division 3
The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division All-American Hot Rod Showdown: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER 1) Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kan., 5.246 seconds, 278.58 mph…
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Anderson dominates NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout

Jonathan Anderson qualified for the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout in two classes and advanced to the final round in both taking the honors as both Champion and runner-up in the specialty event at this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Rockingham Dragway.
16 Oct 2018
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Moser
Jonathan Anderson qualified for the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout in two classes and advanced to the final round in both taking the honors as both Champion and runner-up in the specialty event at this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at…
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Nostalgia Top Fuel champ Fry talks title, California Hot Rod Reunion

Mendy Fry, who recently clinched the Nostalgia Top Fuel championship in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Drag Racing Series, joined Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio presented by Papa John’s to talk about her title and this weekend’s California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California.
16 Oct 2018
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Grand marshal Kelly Brown leads list of 2018 CHRR honorees

15 Oct 2018
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Kelly Brown, the 1978 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, will be the 2018 Grand Marshal for the 27th annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California, leading an impressive list of names that will be honored…
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California Hot Rod Reunion ready to rev up again in Bakersfield

The NHRA Motorsports Museum’s 27th annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California returns to Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. for a thrilling three-day gathering on Oct. 19-21.
15 Oct 2018
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CHRR
The NHRA Motorsports Museum’s 27th annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California returns to Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. for a thrilling three-day gathering on Oct. 19-21. The annual fan-…
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Puckett, Sloan, Daniels lead winners at Rockingham Dragway

Van Puckett, Hillarey Sloan, and James Daniels led the list of winners as Rockingham Dragway hosted the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division.
15 Oct 2018
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Division 2
Preview | Saturday The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Rockingham Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR…
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Bellemeur, Meyer shine at Carolina Nationals

Sean Bellemeur raced to the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car World Championship then capped it off with the event win at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filers at zMAX Dragway. Megan Meyer took the honors in Top Alcohol Dragster as did three first-time winners at the national event level.
15 Oct 2018
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Sean Bellemeur
Sean Bellemeur raced to the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car World Championship then capped it off with the event win at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filers at zMAX Dragway. Megan Meyer took the honors in Top Alcohol Dragster as…
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Hord grabs first career win at NHRA Carolina Nationals

No. 1 qualifier Rick Hord powered to his first career victory on Sunday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters.
14 Oct 2018
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Pro Mod
No. 1 qualifier Rick Hord powered to his first career victory on Sunday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters at zMAX Dragway. The race…
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Bellemeur clinches Top Alcohol Funny Car Lucas Oil Series world championship

With his quarterfinal win over D.J. Cox in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters, Sean Bellemeur became the first driver to officially clinch a 2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Series national championship. 
13 Oct 2018
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With his quarterfinal win over D.J. Cox in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters, Sean Bellemeur became the first driver to officially clinch a 2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Series national championship.  Bellemeur…
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Hord secures No. 1 qualifying position in Charlotte

Rick Hord raced to the No. 1 qualifying position on Saturday at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters.
13 Oct 2018
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Pro Mod
Rick Hord raced to the No. 1 qualifying position on Saturday at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters. This weekend’s Pro Mod event, presented…
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Ray continues impressive streak with provisional No. 1 in Charlotte qualifying

Jeremy Ray, who won the most recent race in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service in Dallas, is the current No. 1 qualifier during their portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
12 Oct 2018
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Pro Mod
Jeremy Ray, who won the most recent race in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service in Dallas, is the current No. 1 qualifier during their portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters. This…
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Tonglet determined to stay at the top with big weekend at NHRA Carolina Nationals

For the third straight NHRA Mello Yello Countdown torace, there was a different points leader by the end of the event in Pro Stock Motorcycle. After winning last weekend in Dallas, former class champ LE Tonglet hopes that is a trend he can break starting this weekend.
12 Oct 2018
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LE Tonglet
For the third straight NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship race, there was a different points leader by the end of the event in Pro Stock Motorcycle. After winning last weekend in Dallas, former class champ LE Tonglet hopes that is a…
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Smith aiming for first Charlotte win to boost bid for fourth world championship

Three-time world champ Rickie Smith is just 25 points out of first heading to this weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series race at zMAX Dragway which is presented by Mr. Race Oil.
11 Oct 2018
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Rickie Smith
After a stretch of back-to-back first-round losses threatened to end his run for a fourth E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service world championship, Rickie Smith at least avoided making it a third early exit last…
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Charlotte Motor Speedway to collect paper products for hurricane relief

Charlotte Motor Speedway will host a donation drive Saturday during the weekend’s NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters to collect paper products for victims of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael.
11 Oct 2018
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Charlotte
Charlotte Motor Speedway will host a donation drive Saturday during the weekend’s NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters to collect paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, etc.) for victims of Hurricane Florence and…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 59 No. 21)

NHRA National Dragster’s 21st issue of 2018, featuring a special section on racing technology and coverage of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
11 Oct 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster’s 21st issue of 2018, featuring a special section on racing technology and coverage of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world…
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WIX Filters named presenting sponsor of NHRA Carolina Nationals

WIX Filters, a world leader in oil filters, air filters and filter products for automotive, diesel, racing, off-road, agriculture and industrial applications, will serve as presenting sponsor of this weekend’s 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals.
11 Oct 2018
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Charlotte
WIX Filters, a world leader in oil filters, air filters and filter products for automotive, diesel, racing, off-road, agriculture and industrial applications, will serve as presenting sponsor of this weekend’s 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals…
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Countdown to the Championship brings out the best in Coughlin

With three of his five world titles coming in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship era, it’s clear that Pro Stock star Jeg Coughlin Jr. loves this pressure-packed time of the year.
11 Oct 2018
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Jeg Coughlin Jr.
With three of his five world titles coming in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship era, it’s clear that Pro Stock star Jeg Coughlin Jr. loves this pressure-packed time of the year. It will continue at this weekend’s 11th annual NHRA…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals eliminations encore airing set for tonight on FS1

Race fans can catch an encore of coverage from the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals, race three of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship tonight on FS1 starting at 12:30 a.m. Eastern/9:30 p.m. Pacific.
10 Oct 2018
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Dallas
Race fans can catch an encore of coverage from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, race three of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship tonight on FS1 starting at 12:30 a.m. Eastern/9:30 p.m. Pacific.  The program also repeats…
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Funny Car fan favorite Wilkerson ready to keep impressive playoff run going

Tim Wilkerson has made the most out of a number of opportunities through the first half of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, making life miserable for his Funny Car counterparts in the process.
10 Oct 2018
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Tim Wilkerson
Tim Wilkerson has made the most out of a number of opportunities through the first half of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, making life miserable for his Funny Car counterparts in the process. With three races remaining in…
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Thunder Valley's Thunder in the Heartland event rescheduled for Oct. 26-28

The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event that was scheduled this weekend at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Okla., has been rescheduled for Oct. 26-28.
09 Oct 2018
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Division 4
The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event that was scheduled this weekend at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Okla., has been rescheduled for Oct. 26-28. With the amount of rain that the facility has received and is forecast to receive over…
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Kalitta looks for repeat win, strong 2018 finish starting at NHRA Carolina Nationals

Things haven’t gone to plan during the first three playoff races, but Top Fuel veteran Doug Kalitta still has big expectations to close out his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
09 Oct 2018
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Doug Kalitta
After a season-opening win and a final-round appearance leading into the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, Doug Kalitta had high hopes about racing for his first world title. Things haven’t gone to plan during the first three playoff…
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Severance, Bellemeur lead Sportsman winners at AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

In the final results from the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Texas Motorplex, Joey Severance and Sean Bellemeur took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, respectively.
09 Oct 2018
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Joey Severance
In the final results from the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Texas Motorplex, Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., and Sean Bellemeur, Placentia, Calif., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top…
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Tricky Tipster: Points leaders Torrence, Hight, and Gray among Charlotte favorites

NHRA National Dragster’s resident odds-maker, Tricky Tipster, picks Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Tanner Gray, LE Tonglet, and Rickie Smith as the pre-race favorites for the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
08 Oct 2018
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Tipster
Another week, another solid outing for Tricky Tipster, NHRA National Dragster’s resident odds-maker who correctly picked points leaders Steve Torrence, Robert Hight and Tanner Gray to score wins last week in Dallas. Seeing no need to rock the boat…
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Ray secures first career victory at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

Jeremy Ray raced to his first career victory during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
07 Oct 2018
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Pro Mod
Jeremy Ray raced to his first career victory during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, is…
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Pritchett captures Dallas title, 2018 SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown crown

Top Fuel star Leah Pritchett was crowned the season champion after third straight win in the School of Automotive Machinists and Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown.
07 Oct 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Leah Pritchett
The battle for the 2018 SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown championship went down to the wire with the three leading title contenders; Leah Pritchett, Stephen Bell, and Arthur Kohn, reaching the semifinal round of the season finale at the AAA…
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