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Travis Shumake to honor father’s upset win with tribute car at Auto Club Finals

Forty years after his father, Tripp’s upset Funny Car win at the 1982 World Finals, Travis Shumake will return to Southern California with the same goal — to play spoiler in a championship battle — and will do so in a car honoring his late father.
09 Nov 2022
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Travis Shumake
Forty years after his father, Tripp’s upset Funny Car win at the 1982 World Finals, Travis Shumake will return to Southern California with the same goal: to play spoiler.  In 1982, the elder Shumake was brought in by Funny Car legend Billy…
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It all comes down to this: NHRA world champions will be crowned in Pomona

A thrilling, record-breaking 2022 season in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is set for one unbelievable final race, as world champions will be crowned at the 57th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at legendary Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Nov. 10-13.
08 Nov 2022
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Auto Club NHRA Finals
A thrilling, record-breaking 2022 season in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is set for one unbelievable final race, as world champions will be crowned at the 57th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at legendary Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Nov…
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Tickets now on sale for prestigious Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals

Tickets are on sale for the prestigious 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, as the world’s biggest drag race is set to take place Aug. 30-Sept. 4 during the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. 
07 Nov 2022
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Indy
Tickets are on sale for the prestigious 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, as the world’s biggest drag race is set to take place Aug. 30-Sept. 4 during the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season at Lucas Oil Indianapolis…
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Action-packed NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 2023 schedule announced

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, starring the best and most decorated sportsman drivers in drag racing, announced the schedule for the upcoming 2023 season, featuring stops at standout racing facilities across the country.
07 Nov 2022
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Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 2023
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, starring the best and most decorated sportsman drivers in drag racing, announced the schedule for the upcoming 2023 season, featuring stops at standout racing facilities across the country. Starting on Feb.…
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Comp, Super Comp, and Top Dragster champions crowned at Las Vegas event

Following last weekend’s Division 7 finale at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ryan Priddy, James Glenn, and Jeremy Hancock have officially locked up NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman world championships.
07 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ryan Priddy
Following last weekend’s Division 7 finale at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ryan Priddy, James Glenn, and Jeremy Hancock have officially locked up NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman world championships. Priddy, a longtime…
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Severance, Gordon take big wins Las Vegas 2022 Lucas Oil season finale

Joey Severance and Doug Gordon scored huge wins as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing SeriesPacific Division event wasin action at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the final event of the 2022 Lucas Oil season.
04 Nov 2022
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Division 7
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., 5.279, 274.27  def…
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Watch this weekend's pivotal Division 7 Lucas Oil Series event for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 7 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster. World championships are on the line at the annual Lucas Oil curtain closer.
03 Nov 2022
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Division 7
NHRA fans can watch the Division 7 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman…
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Jeff Taylor's 50th career win highlights NHRA Nevada Nationals Sportsman action

In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, eight champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the NHRA Nevada Nationals, led by Jeff Taylor, who collected his milestone 50th career win.
02 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Jeff Taylor
In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, eight champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the NHRA Nevada Nationals, led by Jeff Taylor, who…
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NHRA, Fairplex announce extension for racing at Pomona through 2033 season

Officials at NHRA and the Fairplex have announced an exciting long-term extension between the two longtime partners, ensuring NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action will take place at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip through at least the 2033 season.
01 Nov 2022
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pomona
Officials at NHRA and the Fairplex have announced an exciting long-term extension between the two longtime partners, ensuring NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action will take place at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip through at least the 2033…
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Sheppeard, Keil, Anderson, Hildebrandt, and Merrilees win Summit E.T. titles

Garreth Sheppeard won his second straight NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship in Motorcycle and was joined in the winner’s circle at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by Carl Keil II (Super Pro), Andy Anderson (Pro), Jason Hildebrandt (Sportsman), and Craig Merrilees (Street Legal EV).
30 Oct 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Garreth Sheppeard
Garreth Sheppeard won his second straight NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship in Motorcycle and was joined in the winner’s circle at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by Carl Keil II (Super Pro), Andy Anderson (Pro), Jason…
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From red-light to near disaster: Comp racer Ryan Warter takes a wild ride in Vegas

The wild action is not limited to the nitro cars in Las Vegas as second-generation Comp eliminator racer Ryan Warter showed in round three. After red-lighting, things went from bad to almost worse as he nearly crashed his Joint Venture H/Altered Sunfire on a crazy pass.
30 Oct 2022
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Tony Stewart impresses with solid qualifying run in Top Alcohol Dragster debut

In his driving debut, NASCAR Hall of Famer and nitro team owner Tony Stewart is solidly qualified in the Top Alcohol Dragster class at the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
28 Oct 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Tony Stewart
When it comes to adapting to new surroundings, few racers have ever done it better than Tony Stewart so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the NASCAR, IndyCar, USAC, IROC, and SRX champ made a strong first impression during his NHRA driving…
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Tony Stewart opens NHRA Drag Racing career with 276-mph blast in Las Vegas

Motorsports superstar Tony Stewart made his official NHRA competition debut Friday at the NHRA Nevada Nationals, storming to a 5.219 qualifying pass at 276.52 in the Rich McPhillips-tuned Mobil 1 dragster at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
28 Oct 2022
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Schaeffler Group partners with Blake Alexander, Head Racing for Las Vegas race

The Schaeffler Group, a global automotive and industrial supplier, has signed on as the title sponsor for NHRA Funny Car driver Blake Alexander and the Head Racing team at the NHRA Nevada Nationals.  
28 Oct 2022
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Blake Alexander
The Schaeffler Group, a global automotive and industrial supplier, has signed on as the title sponsor for NHRA Funny Car driver Blake Alexander and the Head Racing team at the NHRA Nevada Nationals, Oct. 27-30 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor…
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Defending national champ Caissie among those vying for Summit championships

Division 1 Pro E.T. representative Dan Caissie will return to the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships this weekend to defend his 2021 national title and will be joined by two other returning divisional winners at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
28 Oct 2022
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Summit Racing Series
It’s a huge weekend for the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, as 40 standout competitors will race for a national championship as part of the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip…
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Action-packed new issue of National Dragster now available to NHRA Members

The new issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with coverage of championship-crucial national events in Charlotte, St. Louis, and Dallas, is available online and is in the mail to NHRA Members around the world.
27 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND issue 11
READ THE NEW ISSUE The new issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with coverage of championship-crucial…
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Maynard Family Racing ‘Giving Cars’ will compete at last two races of 2022 season

Charitable causes near and dear to the hearts of NHRA team owners Joe and Cathi Maynard will be prominently on display as the Maynard Family Racing team closes out the year by campaigning “giving cars” at the final two races of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
26 Oct 2022
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Maynard Family Racing
Charitable causes near and dear to the hearts of NHRA team owners Joe and Cathi Maynard will be prominently on display as the Maynard Family Racing team closes out the year by campaigning “giving cars” at the final two races of the 2022 NHRA Camping…
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Cory Mac is back ... in a Funny Car? Veteran will run nostalgia car in Vegas exhibition

NHRA Top Fuel veteran and fan-favorite Cory McClenathan will be back on the track at the NHRA Nevada Nationals, but this time in a Funny Car as he takes part in the Red Line Oil-sponsored Legends Nitro Funny Car exhibition at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
26 Oct 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Cory McClenathan
Fourteen years ago, Cory McClenathan stood in the winner’s circle at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after winning the Top Fuel title at the 2008 SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, and the veteran Southern California competitor hopes to be back…
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New Street Legal EV class electrifies NHRA Summit Racing Series championship

NHRA's new Street Legal EV class will make its championship debut at the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The entry list includes eight drivers in Street Legal EV across each of the seven NHRA divisions, marking a highly successful first year for the new class.
26 Oct 2022
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Summit Racing Series
NHRA's new Street Legal EV class will make its championship debut at the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The entry list includes eight drivers in the Street Legal EV across each of the seven…
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Hilton, Bates, Lee, Mossi, and Roberts dazzle at Bakersfield finale

Tyler Hilton, Kin Bates, Dustin Lee, Mike Mossi, and Lee Roberts not only won their class at this year’s California Hot Rod Reunion but secured the 2022 series championship as well. 
25 Oct 2022
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CHRR
  When Julius Caesar said, “They came, they saw, they conquered,” he could have been talking about Tyler Hilton, Kin Bates, Dustin Lee, Mike Mossi, and Lee Roberts. These five NHRA Heritage Racing Series competitors not only won their class…
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Global Electronic Technology will sponsor Arana Racing at final two 2022 events

Global Electronic Technology, Inc. will sponsor recent Texas NHRA FallNationals champ Hector Arana Jr. and the Arana Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team for the final two events of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
25 Oct 2022
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Arana Racing
Coming off a Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the Texas NHRA FallNationals, Arana Racing has high hopes for the remainder of the season as Global Electronic Technology, Inc., the fastest name in credit card processing, returns to the world’s fastest…
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Red Line Synthetic Oil to sponsor Legends Nitro Funny Cars at Nevada Nationals

Red Line Synthetic Oil has partnered with Legends Nitro Funny Cars as the Official Title Sponsor to present the 12-car invitational event to be held during the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 27-30.
25 Oct 2022
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Legends Nitro Funny Cars
Red Line Synthetic Oil has partnered with Legends Nitro Funny Cars as the Official Title Sponsor to present the 12-car invitational event to be held during the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 27-30. Bringing…
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2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Top Dragster champion Darian Boesch

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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118:58
Former Top Sportsman world champ Darian Boesch bagged his latest win in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers when he topped Ed Dudley in the final. After an even start, Boesch won with a 6.234 on his 6.18 dial.  
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2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Super champion Gas Rob Kropfeld

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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100:47
Rob Kropfeld was a brilliant .005 on the Tree in the Super Gas final with his ’67 Camaro, forcing opponent Patrick Debottis into a 9.892 breakout. The victory was Kropfeld’s third but his first in more than five years and boosted his final-round…
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2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Super champion Comp Junior Houston

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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85:57
Junior Houston, the Top Dragster runner-up three years ago at the Virginia national event, went the distance on his second try, defeating former Super Gas world champ and last year’s Super Gas winner, Jeremy Mason, by .008-second in the Super Comp…
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2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Stock champion Jimmy Hidalgo Jr.

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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75:12
Jimmy Hidalgo Jr. won his ninth national event and sixth in Stock after Chris Knudsen red-lighted by .001-seocnd in the final round. Hidalgo has now moved to No. 3 in the battle for the Stock national championship.
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2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Super Stock champion Marion Stephenson

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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81:27
Marion Stephenson is now a six-time NHRA national event winner after topping Tyler Wudarczyk in the Super Stock final. Stephenson cruised to the win after Wudarczyk slowed. The race was a rematch of the 2018 Topeka final, won by Wudarczyk.  
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2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Comp champion Adam Hickey

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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111:24
The third time was the charm for Adam Hickey, a past U.S. Nationals and SPORTSnationals Comp runner-up, as he collected his first career national event win, and it will be one he won’t forget. His opponent was supposed to be Australian national…
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2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals Top Sportsman champion Jimmy Lewis

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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81:27
Jimmy Lewis, the reigning world champion in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers, won his 14th national event after David Cuadra fouled in the final round. Lewis now has five wins in Dallas including back-to-back Top Sportsman titles in…
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2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals Top Dragster champion Wayne Johnson

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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70:16
Wayne Johnson joined the list of first-time NHRA winners in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers when he beat Robert Cool in the final round. Johnson was nearly unbeatable with a .009 light and a 6.269 on his 6.29 dial.
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