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Adam Sorokin excited to bring throwback Top Fueler to 60th Winternationals

Adam Sorokin, driver of the Champion Speed Shop Nostalgia Top Fuel dragster, joined NHRA's Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about the exciting nostalgia drag racing scene and about the upcoming exhibition passes at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
20 Jan 2020
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Adam Sorokin
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Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame to honor legendary NHRA team owner Roland Leong

Roland Leong, one of the most successful NHRA team owners of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, will be enshrined into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony in May at the Honolulu Country Club.
17 Jan 2020
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Roland Leong
Roland Leong, one of the most successful NHRA team owners of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, will be enshrined into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony in May at the Honolulu Country Club. Leong will be joined by fellow inductees surfer Ben…
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Rick Henkelman Racing, Mitch Myers form two-car A/Fuel team for 2020

Rick Henkelman and Mitch Myers have joined forces and will field a powerhouse two-car A/Fuel Dragster team in 2020. Henkelman's car will continue to be driven by veteran driver Garrett Bateman while former world champ Myers wheels his own car.
16 Jan 2020
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Rick Henkelman
It may have taken 41 years, but what started out as two competitors at a sand drag race in Hanford, Calif., in 1979 has now given birth to a powerhouse two-car A/Fuel Dragster team in 2020.  Rick Henkelman and Mitch Myers own numerous NHRA…
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Jason Line to retire from Pro Stock driving duties after 2020 season

Three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line will retire from Pro Stock driving after the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
15 Jan 2020
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Jason Line
Three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line will retire from Pro Stock driving after the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. With NHRA celebrating 50 years of Pro Stock this year, and Line turning 50 and having 50 Pro Stock wins to…
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Nostalgia Top Fuelers and Funny Cars will add to 60th Winternationals celebration

Nitro-burning nostalgiaTop Fuel dragsters and Funny Car will make exhibition passes Friday and Saturday of the season-opening 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
15 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Pomona
Nitro-burning throwback Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Car from the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series will make exhibition passes Friday and Saturday of the season-opening 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com…
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Duane Shields and Muscle Milk team up for 2020

Duane Shields, the 2011 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world champion, will team up with Muscle Milk for the 2020 season.
13 Jan 2020
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Duane Shields
Duane Shields, the 2011 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world champion, will team up with Muscle Milk for the 2020 season. The multiyear agreement will allow Shields to showcase the Muscle Milk brand on his A/Fuel Dragster to fans in a 20-race schedule…
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Pre-season Pro Stock testing begins in Florida

The Elite Motorsports team continues their preparation for Pro Stock’s 50th anniversary celebration with an extended test session at Bradenton Motorsport Park. Elite regulars Erica Enders, Jeg Coughlin Jr. ,Alex Laughlin, and Aaron Stanfield are joined by newcomers Brandon Foster and Marty Robertson.
13 Jan 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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elite
The distinct rumble of 500-cid NHRA Pro Stock engines could be heard this morning at Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park where the championship winning Elite Motorsports team kicked off pre-season testing with their fleet of 210-mph hot rods. For…
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Motorsports developers sign purchase agreement to buy Maple Grove Raceway

Motorsports Developers of King of Prussia has a contract to purchase Maple Grove Raceway and plan to invest in the facility to ensure that it remains a premier world-class drag racing facility. 
13 Jan 2020
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Maple Grove Raceway
Last week, the Reading Eagle reported that Motorsports Developers of King of Prussia has a contract to purchase Maple Grove Raceway, which is exciting news for racers and fans. Motorsports Developers partners Chris Winter, Joseph Casella and Jordan…
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Tommy Johnson Jr. to campaign the MD Anderson Dodge Funny Car in 2020

The Funny Car driven by Tommy Johnson Jr. will sport a new, yet familiar, look the next time it hits the dragstrip. Throughout the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Johnson will represent The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
13 Jan 2020
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Tommy Johnson Jr.
The Funny Car driven by Tommy Johnson Jr. will sport a new, yet familiar, look the next time it hits the dragstrip. Throughout the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Johnson will represent The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer…
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Third-gen NHRA driver Mason McGaha set to make Pro Stock debut in 2020

18-year-old Mason McGaha, son of class veteran Chris McGaha and grandson of Sportsman racer Lester McGaha, will make his Pro Stock debut later this season.
11 Jan 2020
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Mason McGaha
For 18-year-old Mason McGaha, his senior year of high school is shaping out to be one he will never forget. With plans to make his debut in the NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Car category and graduate high school all in the same semester, young McGaha…
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Nitro teams geared up for start of 2020 season at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com will kick off the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Pomona, Feb. 6-9. Here’s a look at some of the opener’s top storylines in Top Fuel and Funny Car.
10 Jan 2020
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Pomona
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Catch every minute of the 2020 season on NHRA.tv. Subscribe or renew now!

The 2020 NHRA season is almost here and it’s time to lock in your subscription to NHRA.tv to enjoy the new and improved features being rolled out this year.
09 Jan 2020
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NHRA.TV
The 2020 NHRA season is almost here and it’s time to lock in your subscription to NHRA.tv to enjoy the new and improved features being rolled out this year. NHRA.tv offers race fans the opportunity to witness live the speed and drama of NHRA Drag…
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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series 2020 season ready to roar to life

Get your tickets to the first race of the 2020s so you can see the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, February 6-9 in Southern California.
08 Jan 2020
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Pomona
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series starts its 2020 season in memorable fashion, as the annual iconic opener, the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, will celebrate its 60th rendition Feb. 6-9 at Auto Club Raceway…
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Exclusive look at Worsham Racing as team prepares for Alexis DeJoria's return to racing

The NHRA National Dragster staff stopped by the Worsham family race shop in Southern California to talk about the upcoming Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.
07 Jan 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Worsham Racing
We caught up with Del Worsham, the new crew chief of Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria, as he prepared for the 2020 season at his family's race shop in Southern California. DeJoria will return to the seat of her Toyota Camry Funny Car after a two-…
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For Frank Hawley, the business of grooming future NHRA champions races on

As a two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion, Frank Hawley knows what it takes to reach the pinnacle of the sport, but 2019 proved to be a milestone as five graduates of the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School earned NHRA world championships last season.
06 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Frank Hawley
As a two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion, Frank Hawley knows what it takes to reach the pinnacle of the sport, but 2019 proved to be a milestone for the man who along with his fellow instructors has taught the fine art of drag racing to…
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Strutmasters.com extends sponsorship with Lex Joon Racing Top Fuel team

Strutmasters.com has extended its major associate sponsor agreement with Lex Joon Racing for multiple races during the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
03 Jan 2020
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Lex Joon
Strutmasters.com has extended its major associate sponsor agreement with Lex Joon Racing for multiple races during the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Joon will banner the Strutmasters.com name as a major associate partner on his Top…
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The countdown to Pomona is on! Get your Winternationals tickets now

The new year is officially here and with that begins the countdown to the start of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series which kicks off Feb. 6-9 with the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
02 Jan 2020
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Pomona
The new year is officially here and with that begins the countdown to the start of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series which kicks off Feb. 6-9 with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect The Harvest at Auto Club Raceway in…
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the NHRA staff

The staff of the NHRA wishes a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the fans, sponsors, race teams, racetracks, and other supporters of the NHRA.
25 Dec 2019
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Merry Christmas
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FOX Sports, NHRA announce 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing television schedule

FOX Sports and the NHRA has released their 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series television schedule, highlighted by live FOX broadcast network coverage of four consecutive summer events as well as the iconic U.S. Nationals.
19 Dec 2019
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NHRA on FOX
FOX Sports and the NHRA has released their 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series television schedule, highlighted by live FOX broadcast network coverage of four consecutive summer events, including the  “Western Swing” (Denver, Sonoma, and…
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Steve Reintjes named NHRA Vice President of Broadcasting

Steve Reintjes, who has served as NHRA’s Coordinating Producer for the past two years, has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Broadcasting. 
19 Dec 2019
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Steve Reintjes
Steve Reintjes, who has served as NHRA’s Coordinating Producer for the past two years, has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Broadcasting.  In his new role, Reintjes will continue to oversee the NHRA’s production of all NHRA on…
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WFO Radio Podcast "Parade of Champions" continues

18 Dec 2019
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WFO
The WFO Radio Podcast "Parade of Champions" adds Sean Bellemeur, Megan Meyer and Ray Miller III for the holidays! Sean Bellemeur talks about his second Top Alcohol Funny Car championship and going back to back. Megan Meyer discusses becoming the…
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Osborn joins Kalitta Motorsports as major associate for five 2020 NHRA events

Osborn, the world’s largest and most complete solution provider of high-quality surface treatment and finishing products, will join Kalitta Motorsports as a major associate sponsor to the multi-time NHRA world championship team. 
18 Dec 2019
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Kalitta Motorsports
Osborn, the world’s largest and most complete solution provider of high-quality surface treatment and finishing products, will join Kalitta Motorsports as a major associate sponsor to the multi-time NHRA world championship team.  Osborn will…
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2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series and Reunion dates announced

NHRA has announced the schedule for the 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, featuring the NHRA Motorsports Museum’s Hot Rod Reunions.
18 Dec 2019
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Heritage Series
NHRA has announced the schedule for the 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, featuring the NHRA Motorsports Museum’s Hot Rod Reunions. The series will feature thrilling racing action, highlighted by the crowd-pleasing, nitro-burning Nostalgia…
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Former NHRA Funny Car national event winner Gary Clapshaw passes away

Former NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car racer Gary Clapshaw passed away Dec. 15. Clapshaw ran his own cars for years but is perhaps best remembered for generously loaning his Top Fuel dragster to legend Don Garlits, providing “Big Daddy” with the car to make his long-desired first 300-mph pass.
17 Dec 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Gary Clapwshaw
Former NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car racer Gary Clapshaw passed away Dec. 15. He was 68. Clapshaw, a Funny Car event winner and Top Fuel finalist, ran his own cars for years out of his Hillsboro, Ore., base but is perhaps best remembered for…
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Safety pioneer Bill Simpson passes away; brought parachute to drag racing

Safety equipment pioneer Bill Simpson, founder of Simpson Racing Products, who introduced the concept of a braking parachutes in drag racing and also developed life-saving fire-retardant equipment for motorsports, died Dec. 16.
16 Dec 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Bill Simpson
Safety equipment pioneer Bill Simpson, founder of Simpson Racing Products, died Dec. 16, three days after suffering a massive stroke. He was 79. Although Simpson was known throughout the motorsports world for his dedication to the safety of its…
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Bo Butner and Strutmasters partner in Pro Stock for 2020

Bo Butner, the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion, has inked a deal with Strutmasters for the 2020 season of NHRA's Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
14 Dec 2019
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Bo Butner
Bo Butner, the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion, has inked a deal with Strutmasters for the 2020 season of NHRA's Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Butner will campaign a sleek new look on his Strutmasters/JBA Chevrolet Camaro featuring branding of…
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WATCH: 2019 PRI Show interviews

More than 80 guests stopped by the NHRA booth through the three days of the 2019 PRI Show in Indianapolis to chat with NHRA on FOX hosts Brian Lohnes, Tony Pedregon, and John Kernan. Watch them all now.
12 Dec 2019
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PRI Show
Head over to the NHRA video page to watch more than 80 interviews with Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series drivers, industry professionals, and crew chiefs hosted by NHRA on FOX broadcasters Brian Lohnes, Tony Pedregon and John Kernan. …
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NHRA National Dragster Year in Review issue now online and in the mail

NHRA National Dragster's final issue of 2019, the annual Year in Review edition, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
12 Dec 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster's final issue of 2019, the annual Year in Review edition, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The issue contains championship profiles from Top Fuel to Top Sportsman, including…
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Bowl For Riley event tops $700,000 mark with another great outing in Indy

NHRA and IndyCar drivers bowled and mingled with families and fans during Don Schumacher Racing's annual Bowl For Riley event in Indianapolis, which now has raised more than $700,000 for Riley Children’s Foundation.
12 Dec 2019
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Don Schumacher
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Ford extends deals with Tasca Racing with multiyear NHRA contract

Ford Performance, along with Ford Customer Service Division and its brands Motorcraft and Quick Lane, have signed a multiyear deal with NHRA team owner and driver Bob Tasca III, continuing a long relationship with his Mustang Funny Car operation.
12 Dec 2019
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Bob Tasca
Ford Performance, along with Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) and its brands Motorcraft and Quick Lane, have signed a multiyear deal with NHRA team owner and driver Bob Tasca III, continuing a long relationship with his Mustang Funny Car…
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