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Matt Hartford, partners buy Total Seal, but that won't keep him out of his Pro Stocker

NHRA Pro Stock racer Matt Hartford, who for years has served as the face of Total Seal Piston Rings as its vice president and most visible employee, just completed the purchase of the 52-year-old company and assumed the titles of president and CEO -- none of which will affect his racing plans.
12 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Matt Hartford
Matt Hartford’s plate just got a little more full. The fulltime Pro Stock racer, who for years has served as the face of Total Seal Piston Rings as its vice president and most visible employee, just completed the purchase of the 52-year-old…
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Tricky Tipster: Can anyone stop Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, and Stevie Jackson?

Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, and Pro Mod’s Steve Jackson have been dominant this season which helps explain why they are Tricky Tipster’s Bristol favorites.
11 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster Bristol
There is parity throughout NHRA’s pro classes, which makes it somewhat difficult to explain how Steve Torrence can win five-straight Top Fuel races, Robert Hight can win four Funny Car races, and Stevie “Fast” Jackson can score three wins in the E3…
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NHRA powers back to Bristol Dragway on Father’s Day weekend for NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Nothing says Father’s Day weekend quite like 11,000-horsepower in picturesque Thunder Valley, and that’s exactly what the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will provide at the 19th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on June 14-16.
11 Jun 2019
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Bristol
Nothing says Father’s Day weekend quite like 11,000-horsepower in picturesque Thunder Valley, and that’s exactly what the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will provide when its 300-mph nitro-breathing machines roar back to life at the 19th annual…
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Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. partners with Clay Millican at Bristol event

The national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. will be a major sponsor of the Clay Millican-driven Top Fuel dragster for the upcoming NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., June 14–16.
11 Jun 2019
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Clay Millican
The national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. will be a major sponsor of the Clay Millican-driven Top Fuel dragster for the upcoming NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., June 14–16. The campaign is a co-…
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E3 Spark Plugs extends multi-year sponsorship agreement with NHRA

E3 Spark Plugs recently extended its partnership with NHRA as the Official Spark Plug and Official Ignition Products of NHRA. 
10 Jun 2019
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E3 Spark Plugs
E3 Spark Plugs recently extended its partnership with NHRA as the Official Spark Plug and Official Ignition Products of NHRA.  E3 Spark Plugs has been involved with NHRA racing across all platforms including the sponsorship of the E3 Spark…
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Cowie, Bellemuer take alcohol-class wins to lead Topeka winner's list

Shawn Cowie and Sean Bellemeur scored respective wins in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes to lead the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties.​​​​​​​
09 Jun 2019
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Shawn Cowie
Shawn Cowie and Sean Bellemeur scored respective wins in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes to lead the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties.…
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Ippolito, Antonette, and Doll lead Northeast Division winners at Numidia Dragway

Chip Ippolito, James Antonette, and Allison Doll led the list of champs as Numidia Dragway played host to the second event of Division 1's 2019 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule.
08 Jun 2019
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Division 1
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Numidia Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR  Chip Ippolito, Laconia, N.H., '01 S-10, PSTA, 7.640, 177.…
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Larry Larson unleashes his Cadillac ATS-V at Heartland Motorsports Park

Fans got their first chance to see chassis builder Larry Larson run his amazing new Cadillac ATS-V at Heartland Motorsports Park on Friday.
07 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Larry Larson Cadillac
Fans got their first chance to see chassis builder Larry Larson run his amazing new Cadillac ATS-V at Heartland Motorsports Park on Friday. Built as an entry for No Prep events, Larson’s latest creation features a 572-cid engine from ProLine and is…
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Larry Larson makes first attempt to reclaim Quickest Street Car on Earth title in Topeka

NHRA Top Sportsman racer Larry Larson made his first run in his Chevy S-10 pickup in his quest to put it in the record books as the quickest street car on earth at the 2019 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. We have the video right here.
07 Jun 2019
David Kennedy
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Larry Larson
NHRA Top Sportsman racer Larry Larson is looking to put his Chevy S-10 pickup in the record books as the quickest street car on earth during exhibition runs Friday at the 2019 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Larson is…
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WFO Radio Route 66 NHRA Nationals Winners Edition

07 Jun 2019
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WFO
Check out this special On Location Route 66 NHRA Nationals Winners Edition featuring interviews from the pits after the race. Steve Torrence gets it going following his fourth consecutive victory. Matt Smith, Tommy Johnson Jr., and Deric Kramer give…
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Chad Green looking for redemption at Heartland Motorsports Park

Chad Green made his debut in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service last season and advanced to his first final round in Topeka, a race he still believes he should have won.
06 Jun 2019
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Chad Green
Chad Green made his debut in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service last season and advanced to his first final round in Topeka, a race he still believes he should have won. A year later, Green will get the…
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Shell Rotella Gas Truck engine oil to sponsor Leah Pritchett dragster in Topeka

Leah Pritchett will be sporting a new, limited edition paint scheme on her Don Schumacher Racing dragster, showcasing Shell Rotella Gas Truck engine oil at this weekend's Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park.
06 Jun 2019
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Leah Pritchett
Leah Pritchett will be sporting a new, limited edition paint scheme on her Don Schumacher Racing dragster, showcasing Shell Rotella Gas Truck engine oil in the brand’s signature red and white color scheme at this weekend's Menards NHRA Heartland…
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Mike Salinas gives crew Harley-Davidson motorcycles following first career win

Top Fuel racer Mike Salinas earned his first career at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Then, he gave his entire crew Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
06 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Mike Salinas
Mike Salinas earned his first career Top Fuel victory at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. He did so with a brand-new team, headed up by legendary tuner Alan Johnson and crew chief Brian Husen. Salinas, who began racing Top Fuel full…
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Tricky Tipster: Summertime blues? Not for Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, and Steve Jackson

Tricky Tipster's early line has Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, and Pro Mod’s Steve Jackson as the favorites heading to Heartland Motorsports Park, the second stop in NHRA’s grueling four-in-a-row “summer swing.”
06 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster
There is nothing easy about running four events in four weeks but NHRA’s version of the summer swing through Chicago, Topeka, Bristol, and Norwalk figures to do a good job of separating the championship contenders from the rest of the field. The…
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Win a trip to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in the This Is MY USNats contest

Fans can vie to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to the 2019 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and other great prizes in NHRA's This Is MY USNats contest by submitting your favorite U.S. Nationals memory.
05 Jun 2019
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Contest
NHRA is offering fans the trip of a lifetime! One grand prize winner and a guest will be flown to the 2019 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals for an all-expense-paid trip! Simply submit a photo or video that showcases your favorite memory of the…
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Ford, SEMA, UTI and Mopar CAP to sponsor NHRA YES Program

Ford, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Universal Technical Institute (UTI), and the Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) have signed on as presenting sponsors for NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program.
05 Jun 2019
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YES
NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program has made several updates in 2019, attracting four new presenting sponsors to come on board. Ford, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Universal Technical Institute (UTI), and the Mopar…
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New Funny Car racer Mike McIntire Jr. licensed and ready for Norwalk debut

Funny Car racer Mike McIntire Jr. .completed his licensing runs recently at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in anticipation of his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series debut at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk.
04 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Mike McIntire
Funny Car racer Mike McIntire Jr. completed his licensing runs recently at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in anticipation of his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series debut at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. McIntire, a 35…
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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers into Heartland Motorsports Park

With a full slate of can’t-miss excitement, including Top Fuel and Funny Car Primetime qualifying under the lights, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to the House of Speed, Heartland Motorsports Park for the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, June 7-9. 
04 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Topeka
With a full slate of can’t-miss excitement, including Top Fuel and Funny Car Primetime qualifying under the lights, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to the House of Speed, Heartland Motorsports Park, with its 10,000-horsepower, 300-…
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Former world champs Demke, Westerfield lead Route 66 NHRA Nationals winners list

Former NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions Chris Demke and Shane Westerfield topped the list of winners at the 2019 Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
03 Jun 2019
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Shane Westerfield
Former NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions Chris Demke and Shane Westerfield topped the list of winners at the 2019 Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Top Alcohol Dragster Chris Demke, 5.265, 275.39 def. Megan Meyer, 5.594, 265.…
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Andy Bohl loses control of Top Alcohol Funny Car at Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Andy Bohl lost control of his race car at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals. He exited his race car under his own power.
01 Jun 2019
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Andy Bohl
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 60 No. 10)

NHRA National Dragster magazine's 10th issue of 2019, featuring coverage of the Virginia NHRA Nationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
30 May 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's 10th issue of 2019, featuring  coverage of the Virginia NHRA Nationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world. In addition to complete coverage of the Richmond event…
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WFO Radio Virginia NHRA Nationals Nitro Winners Edition

29 May 2019
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WFO
Virginia NHRA Nationals Nitro Winners Edition featuring Ron Capps and Bo Butner. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and Joe Castello wrap up Virginia and get ready for the Route 66 Nationals. Scott Palmer joins Joe for “My Time.”  …
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Tricky Tipster: Which NHRA Pros will find a sweet home in Chicago?

In NHRA’s annual stop in the Windy City, Tricky Tipster has labeled Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Bo Butner, and Andrew Hines as the favorites for the Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
29 May 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster
His chest swelling with pride, NHRA’s own Tricky Tipster can’t help but remind his faithful followers about the nearly-perfect scorecard he posted for the recent Virginia NHRA Nationals in Richmond where pre-race favorites Steve Torrence, Bo Butner…
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Drag racing and softball to collide at inaugural Burnout on the Bases

Route 66 Raceway will partner with the NHRA, the Joliet Slammers, and the City of Joliet to host the first-ever “Burnout on the Bases” Softball game May 30 at 6 p.m. at Route 66 Stadium Joliet to kick off the Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
28 May 2019
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Chicago
Route 66 Raceway will partner with the NHRA, the Joliet Slammers, and the City of Joliet to host the first-ever “Burnout on the Bases” Softball game May 30 at 6 p.m. at Route 66 Stadium Joliet to kick off the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66…
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NHRA Route 66 Nationals boasts field of 40 Top Fuelers and Funny Cars

Fans of NHRA Championship Drag Racing are in for a treat this weekend at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals where 40 11,000-hp nitro-powered cars will be competing with 21 Top Fuel cars and 19 Funny Cars competing for 16 qualifying spots in their respective categories.
28 May 2019
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Chicago
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Jonnie Lindberg to miss Chicago; Jeff Arend will sub in Head Contractors entry

Veteran Jeff Arend will drive Jim Head’s Mustang at this weekend’s NHRA Route 66 Nationals while Jonnie Lindberg takes another step towards U.S. citizenship.
28 May 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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arend
Jonnie Lindberg will not be driving Jim Head’s nitro Funny Car at this weekend’s NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Chicago. In his place, veteran driver and former Chicago winner Jeff Arend will drive the Head Contractors Mustang. Lindberg, a two-time…
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Tickets now on sale for season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona

Tickets for the season-ending 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif., are on sale now for the national event taking place Nov. 14-17. 
28 May 2019
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Pomona
Purchase tickets now Tickets for the season-ending…
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Chicago White Sox, Clay Millican team up for NHRA Route 66 Nationals

The Chicago White Sox will team up with the Straightline Strategy Group-owned, Clay Millican-driven Parts Plus Top Fuel dragster as a major sponsor at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 30 – June 2 in Joliet, Ill. 
28 May 2019
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Clay Millican
The Chicago White Sox will team up with the Straightline Strategy Group-owned, Clay Millican-driven Parts Plus Top Fuel dragster as a major sponsor at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 30 – June 2 in Joliet, Ill.  “Any time we can cross-…
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35th annual JEGS Allstars competition set for NHRA Route 66 Nationals

26 May 2019
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JEGS Allstars
JEGS.com, one of the largest high-performance automotive equipment retailers in the United States, once again sets the stage for one of the most intense Sportsman competitions of the year. For 35 years, the JEGS Allstars has assembled the top…
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Aragona, Stalba families enjoy big weekend at Maple Grove Raceway Lucas Oil race

Frank Aragona Jr. won Comp and was joined in the winner's circle by son Frank III, a winner in the Jr. dragster class, while Super Comp winner Tom Stalba and his Jr. Dragster-driving daughter Emily also doubled up at Maple Grove Raceway.
25 May 2019
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Comp
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Maple Grove Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Duane Shields, 5.205, 279.32  def. Troy Coughlin Jr., 5.…
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