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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

03 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Two of the top three cars in the country met to decide the Top Alcohol Funny Car title with reigning champ and current points leader Sean Bellemeur winning for the fifth time this season in the Hussey Performance Camaro after beating Chris…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Troy Coughlin Jr.

03 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Troy Coughlin Jr. has now been to nine final rounds in his second year in the Top Alcohol Dragster class, and he has won four of them after driving the McPhillips Racing-injected nitro dragster to a final-round win against current championship…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Sportsman highlights

Troy Coughlin Jr. continued his recent hot streak with his fourth win of the season in Top Alcohol Dragster, and reigning champ Sean Bellemeur took another step toward a title defense in Top Alcohol Funny Car to lead the list of NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champs at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
03 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Troy Coughlin Jr.
Troy Coughlin Jr. continued his recent hot streak with his fourth win of the season in Top Alcohol Dragster, and reigning champ Sean Bellemeur took another step toward a title defense in Top Alcohol Funny Car to lead the list of NHRA Lucas Oil Drag…
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Latest issue of National Dragster includes Reading coverage, Haddock feature

NHRA National Dragster magazine's19th issue of 2019, which includes in-depth coverage of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals from Reading and the JEGS SPORTSnationals and a feature on Funny Car racer Terry Haddock, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
03 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's 19th issue of 2019, which includes in-depth coverage of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals from Reading and the JEGS SPORTSnationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the…
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SEMA NHRA Breakfast will salute 50 Years of Pro Stock with stars of past and present

The popular NHRA Breakfast at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas will bring the past and present superstars of the class together to discuss “50 Years Of Pro Stock.” 
03 Oct 2019
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SEMA Show
One of the most popular and longest-running events at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the NHRA Breakfast is often referred to as a “can’t miss” event and this year will be no exception. To kick off the 50th anniversary of Pro Stock, the 2019 NHRA…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals Winners Edition

02 Oct 2019
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WFO
This week, WFO Radio NHRA Nitro features interviews with Mello Yello Series winners of the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals including Billy Torrence, Shawn Langdon, Erica Enders, and Karen Stoffer. NHRA's Alan Reinhart and host, Joe Castello recap…
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Dallas Gardner retires as NHRA chairman, passing torch to current CEO Peter Clifford

After 46 years of dedicated service to NHRA and the sport of drag racing, Dallas Gardner, NHRA’s board chairman, recently announced his retirement and will hand over the reins to current NHRA chief executive officer Peter Clifford effective immediately.
02 Oct 2019
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Dallas Gardner
After 46 years of dedicated service to NHRA and the sport of drag racing, Dallas Gardner, NHRA’s board chairman, recently announced his retirement and will hand over the reins to current NHRA chief executive officer Peter Clifford effective…
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Doug Foley to renew Top Fuel license; Todd Paton to compete in Charlotte

Doug Foley will renew his Top Fuel license eight years after last competing in Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing competition. His and partner Tim Lewis' dragster car will be driven at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals by another veteran drag racer, Todd Paton.
01 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Doug Foley
Doug Foley will renew his Top Fuel license eight years after last competing in Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing competition. The veteran racer returned to Lucas Oil Sportsman competition in 2018 as a Top Alcohol driver and partnered with Tim Lewis to…
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Annual DRAW Auction set for Saturday of AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

The Drag Racing Association of Women will hold its annual auction at Texas Motorplex Saturday night of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.  
01 Oct 2019
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DRAW
The Drag Racing Association of Women will hold its annual auction at Texas Motorplex Saturday night of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.   The DRAW Auction will be held Oct.19 in the Champion Club. Everyone is invited, and admission is free…
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Champions crowned in Las Vegas at Pacific Division Summit Series Finals

NHRA’s top drag racers from tracks across the Pacific Division competed at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Finals, Oct. 4-6.
30 Sep 2019
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Division 7
The following are Sunday's final results from the 2019 NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Summit Showdown: SUPER PRO Dave Meziere, Escondido, Calif., '05 Cavalier, 9.685, 168.79  def. Chuck Hawk Jr., Tucson…
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Top Fuel veteran Cory McClenathan will run final three 2019 events, then retire

Two-time U.S. Nationals champion Cory McClenathan, whose 34 career Top Fuel victories still rank him among the top 10 winners in the class’ 54-year history, will run the final three events of the 2019 season, then hang up his driving gloves.
30 Sep 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Cory McClenathan
Two-time U.S. Nationals champion Cory McClenathan, whose 34 career Top Fuel victories still rank him among the top 10 winners in the class’ 54-year history, will hang up his driving gloves at the end of the 2019 season. McClenathan, who finished…
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Billingsley's Comp win leads Lucas Oil Series highlights from Midwest Nationals

David Billingsley scored the win in Comp to lead the Lucas Oil Series winners at the eighth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway.
30 Sep 2019
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David Billingsley
Sunday's final results from the eighth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. The race is the 20th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:  COMP David v, Chevy Camaro, 8.123…
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What the teams had to say following the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

"My crew chiefs told me ‘We’re going to get you close. We don’t know exactly what it’s going to do because we made a couple of changes from yesterday. We think it’s going to run well and we’re going to give you the best car we can.' " -- Funny Car winner Shawn Langdon
30 Sep 2019
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Teams
The second race of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship is in the books. Read what the teams had to say following the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.  Torrence Racing After an unexpected first-round exit at the opening event…
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NHRA announces sell-out crowd Saturday at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

28 Sep 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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St. Louis
The National Hot Rod Association and World Wide Technology Raceway announced a sell-out on Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.  “The St. Louis racing community continues to show the world that they are a die-hard racing…
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Puckett, Tingen, Hairrington lead Division 2 winners at Galot event

Van Puckett, Cameron Tingen, and Jeff Hairrington led the list of champs as Galot Motorsports Park hosted the fifth of six Southeast Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this season.
28 Sep 2019
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galot
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division Mad Mule 1000: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Van Puckett, Monroe, Ga., '05 Cavalier, F/AA, 5.086, 134.59  def.…
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Tickets on sale for 2020 Southern Nationals: Pro Stock returns, Factory Stock debut

Tickets are now on sale for the 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. This fan-favorite event marks the seventh stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour and is sure to showcases drag racing at its finest.
26 Sep 2019
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Atlanta
Tickets are now on sale for the 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. This fan-favorite event marks the seventh stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour and is sure to showcases drag racing at its finest.  The series rolls into…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro championship preview

26 Sep 2019
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WFO
This week WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Podcast connects with Mello Yello Champions Steve Torrence and J.R. Todd, along with Auto Club Road to the Future award candidate, Austin Prock.  All three guests break down their championship hopes going into…
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Peek under the hood of Mark Pawuk's Factory Stock Dodge Challenger

24 Sep 2019
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Mark Pawuk
SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown returns to the drag strip at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals and we've got an exclusive look under the hood of one of Don Schumacher Racing's Dodge Challengers. Mark Pawuk will battle for the Wally…
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True Disruption clothing line will partner with Jianna Salinas in Las Vegas

Clothing brand True Disruption will make its dragstrip debut at the 2019 Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway sponsoring the Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle of popular rookie rider Jianna Salinas.
24 Sep 2019
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Jianna Salinas
Clothing brand True Disruption will make its dragstrip debut at the 2019 Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway sponsoring the Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle of popular rookie rider Jianna Salinas This…
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Top seeds look to battle back as Countdown to the Championship battles resume

World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis will host the second of six stops on the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship schedule this weekend. The fan-favorite stop on the NHRA circuit takes place early in the playoffs, giving world title contenders an ideal opportunity to make a championship impression.
24 Sep 2019
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St. Louis
With the stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series looking to make an early step to a world championship, World Wide Technology Raceway will come alive with the sights and unmistakable sounds of 11,000-horsepower, 300-mph action during the…
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Nahan, Bogner, Mans bring the noise at Thunder on the Plains event

Pat Nahan, David Bogner, and Randy Mans led the list of champs at the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains event at SRCA Dragstrip.
24 Sep 2019
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Great Bend
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Thunder on the Plains: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Pat Nahan, Sartell, Minn., '16 Neil & Parks, J/A, 7.955,…
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Krause, Youndt, Werner, and Carlson score Division 1 E.T. championships

Randy Krause, Austin Youndt, Paul Werner, and Bob Carlson all scored victories at the Division 1 Summit Racing Series event to earn the right to compete at the National Championships later this year.
23 Sep 2019
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Division 1
The following are Saturday's final results from the 2019 NHRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division Finals: SUPER PRO Randy Krause, Orefield, Pa., '00 Dragster, 7.722, 168.16  def. Dennis Leblanc, Manchester, N…
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Terry Smith, Dan Steed, and Jeff Taylor headline JEGS SPORTSnationals champions

Terry Smith, Dan Steed, and Jeff Taylor headlined the nine champions crowned at the JEGS SPORTSnationals at National Trail Raceway.
22 Sep 2019
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sportsman
Terry Smith, Dan Steed, and Jeff Taylor headlined the nine champions crowned at the JEGS SPORTSnationals at National Trail Raceway. Smith earned the title in Comp Eliminator, Steed picked up his first NHRA national event win in Super Stock, and…
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Latest issue of National Dragster includes Indy, Norwalk coverage and much more

NHRA National Dragster magazine's 18th issue of 2019, which includes in-depth coverage of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
19 Sep 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's 18th issue of 2019, which includes in-depth coverage of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world. From Top Fuel through the Factory…
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WFO Radio Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Winners Edition

18 Sep 2019
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WFO
WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Podcast presents the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Winners Edition featuring Richie Crampton, Jack Beckman, Jason Line, and Jerry Savoie. Crampton joins host Joe Castello for a round by round debrief, discusses a great…
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Thornley and Vreeland will team up in NHRA Top Fuel Harley in 2020

Pro Fuel rider Janette Thornley will partner with two-time AMRA Nitro Bike champion Rich Vreeland to make her Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series debut in 2020 under the Straightline Strategy Group umbrella.
18 Sep 2019
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Top Fuel Harley
Pro Fuel rider Janette Thornley will partner with two-time AMRA Nitro Bike champion Rich Vreeland to make her Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series debut in 2020. The Straightline Strategy Group rider is looking forward to participating…
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Troy Coughlin Jr., Sean Bellemeur lead Lucas Oil Series winners at Reading national event

Troy Coughlin Jr. and Sean Bellemeur led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway.
17 Sep 2019
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Troy Coughlin Jr,
Sunday's final Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series results from the 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway.  TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Troy Coughlin Jr., 5.211, 279.96 def.…
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Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Top Dragster winner Rusty Baxter

16 Sep 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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In many ways, Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs.com stole the show at Indy with a record 32-car field qualified between a 6.100 (the quickest allowable elapsed time) and a 6.234 by past Super Comp world champion Al Kenny. All but two of the…
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Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Top Sportsman winner Larry Demers

16 Sep 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Two weeks after winning the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Larry Demers struck again when he became the first driver to win Indy in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs.com. In a bizarre twist of fate, Demers did not qualify for the…
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Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Super Gas winner Nathan Vrooman

16 Sep 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Nathan Vrooman has won both Chicago and Indy this year following his final round win against Steve Hoyt in Super Gas. Vrooman, in his ’91 Beretta, closed the deal with a 9.919 and a .010 light while Hoyt trailed with a 9.920. The win was Vrooman…
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