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Todd Tutterow looking to keep Pro Mod momentum rolling in Houston

Todd Tutterow has experienced a litany of wins and championships throughout his standout Pro Mod career, but one of the veteran’s biggest moments came a month ago when he claimed his first career NHRA victory win at Gainesville in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. 
11 Apr 2019
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Todd Tutterow
Todd Tutterow has experienced a litany of wins and championships throughout his standout Pro Mod career, but one of the veteran’s biggest moments came a month ago when he claimed his first career NHRA victory win at Gainesville in the E3 Spark Plugs…
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Tricky Tipster: World champs look to shine brightest in the Lone Star State

Oddsmaker Tricky Tipster has selected reigning NHRA nitro champs Steve Torrence and J.R. Todd along with Pro Mod’s Steve Jackson as the pre-race favorites at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented By Pennzoil.
11 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster
Saluting his birthplace, country music star Willie Nelson, once said, “I’m from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there's no one in control.” Willie certainly had a valid point and through the first four events of 2019, his…
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Two-time Funny Car champ Matt Hagan welcomes spotlight in Houston

After an early-season victory during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season and a string of solid runs last weekend in Las Vegas, Matt Hagan sees the confidence level in his team continuing to build.
11 Apr 2019
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Matt Hagan
After an early-season victory during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season and a string of solid runs last weekend in Las Vegas, Matt Hagan sees the confidence level in his team continuing to build. It’s an ideal place to be for the…
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The Sports Report: Marko makes his mark

With his final round win over two-time national champ Luke Bogacki in Las Vegas, Marko Perivolaris is now a three-time national event winner and he's more than happy to share the spotlight.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Scientists have debated to answer to that equation for years. NHRA fans, however, saw firsthand what happens last weekend in Las Vegas when Marko Perivolaris met Luke Bogacki to…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Podcast: Four-Wide Nationals Winners Edition

10 Apr 2019
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This week on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Podcast, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Winners Edition featuring J.R. Todd, Mike Salinas, Bo Butner, and Hector Arana Jr. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and host Joe Castello recap Vegas and get ready for…
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Houston-based personalities to participate in Pennzoil Charity Challenge

Local athletes, celebrities, and media personalities will take to the track on Friday of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil to take part in the Pennzoil Charity Challenge to raise money for their favorite charities.
10 Apr 2019
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Houston
The Pennzoil Charity Challenge competition will be held on Friday, April 12 as part of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.  Local athletes, celebrities, and media personalities will take to the track on Friday…
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Brittany Force heads to Houston fresh off best race of 2019

Brittany Force and new tuner David Grubnic reached the final in Las Vegas and are looking for their first win together at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals.
10 Apr 2019
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Brittany Force
Last year, Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil was the site of one of Brittany Force’s most triumphant moments in her standout career, as the 2017 Top Fuel world champ returned from a season-opening crash in Pomona to win in Houston just two…
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Don Schumacher Racing crew member Matt Sackman obtains Top Fuel license

Matt Sackman wrenches on Antron Brown’s Matco Tools Top Fueler when he’s not racing in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series -- or in this case, burning nitro.
10 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Matt Sackman
Cylinder head specialist Matt Sackman earned his NHRA Top Fuel license Monday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sackman got his start at Don Schumacher Racing in 2013 as an intern on Antron Brown’s Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster before…
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DSR, Doug Chandler to run MD Anderson Cancer Center car in Houston in honor of the late Terry Chandler

At this weekend’s Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil, Doug Chandler has chosen to recognize The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with a special tribute livery on one of his late wife Terry's "giving cars," the Jack Beckman-piloted Don Schumacher Racing Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
10 Apr 2019
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Terry Chandler
The Don Schumacher Racing tradition of fielding “giving cars” began thanks to the late New Mexico philanthropist and drag racing enthusiast, Terry Chandler. By bannering the Infinite Hero Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation on the Funny Cars…
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Shane Conway picks Houston race for his 2019 national event debut

09 Apr 2019
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Shane Conway
Although it's still early in his Top Alcohol Dragster driving career, Houstonian Shane Conway says he's ready to win his first national event on the NHRA tour, and he'd love for it to happen at this weekend's 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA…
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Toyota to serve as primary sponsor of Doug Kalitta in Houston

Toyota and Kalitta Motorsports have announced that the auto manufacturer will be the primary sponsor of Doug Kalitta’s Top Fuel dragster at the upcoming Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil
09 Apr 2019
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Doug Kalitta
Toyota and Kalitta Motorsports have announced that the auto manufacturer will be the primary sponsor of Doug Kalitta’s Top Fuel dragster at the upcoming Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park,…
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Capp crowned Division 4 Moser Sportsman Shootout champion

Jim Rod Capp drove his Super Gas ’10 Corvette to the win in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout this weekend during the South Central Division double-header event at Texas Motorplex.
09 Apr 2019
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Jim Rod Capp drove his Super Gas ’10 Corvette to the win in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout this weekend during the South Central Division double-header event at Texas Motorplex.   Houston-based Capp qualified for the Moser Sportsman…
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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to Houston

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes the first of its two annual trips to Texas when it returns to Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil on April 12-14 for the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.
09 Apr 2019
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Houston
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes the first of its two annual trips to Texas when it returns to Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil on April 12-14 for the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil…
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Fast Five: Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick counts down their top five moments from the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
08 Apr 2019
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Fricke, Marshall lead Sportsman winners at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas

Jackie Fricke (Top Alcohol Dragster) and Chris Marshall (Top Alcohol Funny Car) led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
08 Apr 2019
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Jackie Fricke (Top Alcohol Dragster) and Chris Marshall (Top Alcohol Funny Car) led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Final-round results in…
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Meyer, Whiteley collect alcohol-class wins at Texas Motorplex doubleheader

Megan Meyer and Annie Whitely led the list of winners in the second half of the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Double-Header weekend at Texas Motorplex.
08 Apr 2019
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Annie Whiteley
Preview | Thursday | Friday | Sunday The following are Monday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division…
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Chris McGaha's Pro Stock Chevy Camaro bursts into flames following burnout

Texan Pro Stock competitor Chris McGaha experienced a short, but wild, ride at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
05 Apr 2019
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Chris McGaha
Chris McGaha's silver Chevy Camaro burst into flames after performing a burnout at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The racer brought the car to a stop and exited his car under his own power while the Safety Safari extinguished the…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Sportsman Highlights

Megan Meyer became the most successful woman in the Top Alcohol Dragster class and reigning Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Sean Bellemeur set the elapsed time record en route to his 12th career victory at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Megan Meyer
There were many historic moments at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, including two milestones in the Alcohol classes. With career win No. 6, Megan Meyer became the most successful woman in the Top Alcohol Dragster class, and…
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Gainesville Stock winner Randi Lyn Shipp

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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After driving her wheelstanding ’67 Firebird past Ed Longhany’s ’69 Camaro in the Stock final, Randi Lyn Shipp is now a six-time national event champion, but this one is easily her most memorable since it is not only the 50th Gatornationals, but she…
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Gainesville Super Stock winner Kevin Riner

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Kevin Riner enjoyed his Super Stock win at last year’s Gatornationals so much he decided to do it again in 2019. Riner stretched his Gainesville winning streak to 12 straight rounds by beating Mark Alvey in a double-breakout final round. Riner’s…
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Gainesville Comp winner Craig Bourgeois

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Craig Bourgeois wheeled his front-engine Nostalgia Dragster to his ninth career win, all of them in Comp. The 2015 national champ cut a perfect .000 light in the final against opponent Randy Daniels and needed almost all of it. Daniels drove his G/…
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Gainesville Super Street winner Doug Ramsey

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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En route to the Super Street title, Ramsey saved his best for last with a .005 light and an index-matching 10.905 that opponent Colby Fuller couldn’t match. Ramsey, appearing in his first national event final, was solid throughout eliminations with…
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Gainesville Super Comp winner Holden Laris

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Second-generation racer Holden Laris now has three national event wins, each one in a different class. After previous wins in Super Gas and Top Dragster, Laris scored in Super Comp with a final-round win over Nicole Stephenson. Laris left first and…
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Gainesville Top Dragster winner Anthony Bertozzi

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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For the 22nd time in his career, Bertozzi picked up an NHRA national event victory. The 2002 Super Stock champ Bertozzi coasted to the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs title after final-round opponent Steve Furr fouled by five-thousandths.…
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Gainesville Super Gas winner Ed Richardson

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ed Richardson, the 1997 and 2000 Super Comp national champ, claimed his first national event title since the 2013 season after defeating Carl Watts in the Super Gas final. Richardson, who is also a past winner of the Mickey Thompson Million Dollar…
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Gainesville Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Sean Bellemeur caught a break in round one when he was able to outpedal Ryan Stack, but from that point forward, his Steve Boggs-tuned Hussey Performance Camaro was the class of the quick Top Alcohol Funny Car field. He finished the job with three…
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Gainesville Top Sportsman winner Sandy Wilkins

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Reigning Division 2 Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs champ Sandy Wilkins opened 2019 by winning the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Orlando and now has his third national event title. Wilkins won the final after opponent Bruce Thrift…
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Gainesville Top Alcohol Dragster winner Megan Meyer

04 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Megan Meyer was the quickest and fastest driver in Top Alcohol Dragster with bests of 5.177 and 285.35 mph, which is the second fastest speed in class history. She also got the job done in eliminations with wins against Ken Perry, teammate Julie…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 60 No. 6)

NHRA National Dragster magazine's sixth issue of 2019, featuring  coverage of the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and a look at the 2019 season to date of Robert Hight and Jimmy Prock, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
04 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA National Dragster magazine's sixth issue of 2019, featuring  coverage of the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world. In addition to complete coverage of…
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Influx of new and returning nitro teams ready to hit the track this season

More than a dozen new and returning nitro teams will make their season debuts in 2019, bringing a crop off fresh faces and potential new fan favorites to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
03 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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New cars
Spurred by NHRA incentives for cost-cutting and sustainability and the prospect of fulfilling lifelong dreams, more than a dozen new and returning nitro teams will make their season debuts in 2019, bringing a crop off fresh faces and potential new…
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