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2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Gas champion Phil Unruh

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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66:10
Phil Unruh won the all-Kansas Super Gas final in his ’67 Camaro for career win No. 7, two of which have come at Texas Motorplex. Unruh nailed a clutch .006 reaction time in the final and collected the win when final-round opponent Heidi Robison took…
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2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Comp champion Austin Williams

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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63:45
Two-time world champ Austin Williams collected career win No. 19 –- nine of which have come in Super Comp -– by just .002-second over Kyle Secrest, running 8.919 to beat Secrest’s holeshot-aided 8.926. Williams, who also has nine wins in Stock,…
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2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals Stock champion John Brimer

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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70:55
John Brimer is now a six-time NHRA national event winner and half of them have come in Dallas after he defeated Randi Lyn Shipp in the Stock final. Brimer drove to an 8.881 on his 8.86 dial after Shipp broke out by three-hundredths.
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2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Stock champion Brandon Bakies

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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64:03
For the third time in the last five years, Brandon Bakies visited the winner’s circle at the Texas Motorplex. Bakies, a winner in 2018-19,  claimed the Super Stock title in his SAM Tech COPO Camaro by beating third-generation racer Aydan…
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2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals Comp champion Adam Hickey

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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85:54
Adam Hickey went back-to-back in Comp, following his win the previous weekend in St. Louis with another score in Dallas, driving his B/DA to an easy final-round win after fellow Louisianan Scott Cashio fouled in his A/SMA Cobalt.
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2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Sean Bellemeur

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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119:42
Reigning Top Alcohol Funny Car world champ Sean Bellemeur recorded his milestone 30th career win and his fourth of the season, driving the Bartone Bros./Hussey Performance Camaro to a wire-to-wire victory over Brainerd champ Kyle Smith, 5.45 to 5.49…
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2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals Top Alcohol Dragster champion Jasmine Salinas

25 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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128:26
Jasmine Salinas, who won the Gatornationals earlier this season, won her second career title in the Pep Boys/Scrappers Racing entry, defeating third-generation alcohol racer Madison Payne in the Top Alcohol Dragster final round, 5.25 to 5.26. It was…
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Nitrous Keys joins KGC, Jim Dunn Racing at the NHRA Nevada Nationals

Las Vegas-based Nitrous Keys, which has created a revolutionary key-making system that uses cutting-edge software and hardware, will be bannered on Jim Dunn Racing at the NHRA Nevada Nationals alongside primary sponsor Kindness General Contractors.
25 Oct 2022
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Jim Dunn Racing
With a company name that fits perfectly in the sport of drag racing, Nitrous Keys has become the latest addition to Jim Dunn Racing’s group of sponsors. Nitrous Keys (www.nitrouskeys.com), headquartered in Las Vegas, is focused on speed and…
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NHRA Breakfast at the SEMA Show: “Bent rules, balled fists, and dragstrip battles”

NHRA legends Don Prudhomme, Richard Tharp, Lee Beard, and Frank Hawley will come together to discuss a thrilling topic: “Bent Rules, Balled Fists, and Drag Strip Battles,” as the NHRA Breakfast returns to the SEMA Show Nov. 2 at the Westgate Las Vegas Casino Paradise Events Center.
25 Oct 2022
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SEMA Breakfast
With four legends set to take the stage, as well as a must-see topic for any racing fan, the NHRA Breakfast is set to return to the SEMA Show on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Westgate Las Vegas Casino Paradise Events Center. The popular NHRA Breakfast…
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Meet the stars of the NHRA at the NHRA Fanfest, Vegas-style tonight

The NHRA Fanfest, Vegas-style returns to famed Fremont Street in Las Vegas Thursday, Oct. 27, featuring a huge driver autograph session and entertainment. 
25 Oct 2022
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Fan Fest
The NHRA Fanfest, Vegas-style returns to famed Fremont Street in Las Vegas Thursday, Oct. 27, featuring a huge driver autograph session and entertainment.  The driver autograph session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Among the NHRA superstars…
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Edelbrock Group sponsors Millican Top Fueler for NHRA Nevada Nationals

Edelbrock and Comp Cams will be the primary sponsors on the Rick Ware Racing/Parts Plus NHRA Top Fuel dragster driven by Clay Millican at the upcoming NHRA Nevada Nationals. 
24 Oct 2022
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Clay Millican
Edelbrock and Comp Cams will be the primary sponsors on the Rick Ware Racing/Parts Plus NHRA Top Fuel dragster driven by Clay Millican at the upcoming NHRA Nevada Nationals.  Founded in Memphis, Tenn., Comp Cams’ partnership with Millican…
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Popular Funny Car driver Tom Hoover, known for Showtime entries, passes away

Tom Hoover, whose beautiful Showtime Funny Cars were marquee performers on the NHRA Drag Racing circuit for decades, passed away Oct. 21. He was 81.
24 Oct 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Tom "Showtime" Hoover 16
Tom Hoover, whose beautiful Showtime Funny Cars were marquee performers on the NHRA Drag Racing circuit for decades, passed away Oct. 21. He was 81. Hoover burst onto the scene in the 1960s in Top Fuel with a family-run team that included his…
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Championship hopes could hinge on success at NHRA Nevada Nationals

With championship dreams on the line, the stars in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will look to hit it big on Oct. 27-30 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, as the NHRA Nevada Nationals marks the penultimate race in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
24 Oct 2022
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NHRA Nevada Nationals
With championship dreams on the line, the stars in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will look to hit it big on Oct. 27-30 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, as the 22nd annual NHRA Nevada Nationals marks the penultimate race in the…
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Tony Stewart to make Top Alcohol Dragster debut in Las Vegas

NASCAR Hall of Famer and NHRA nitro team owner Tony Stewart will make his drag racing debut this weekend at the NHRA Nevada Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
24 Oct 2022
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Tony Stewart
After two multi-day sessions at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School and a handful of tests over the last two years in both a Top Alcohol dragster and a Top Fuel dragster, Tony Stewart is ready for the real thing.   The versatile racer who…
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Kalitta Motorsports brings high horsepower to two national conventions

Kalitta Motorsports participated in two national conventions in support of Kalitta Air and longtime sponsor Revchem Composites following the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Each display featured a specially designed Toyota Funny Car that Kalitta Motorsports' in-house graphics and branding staff designed and wrapped for each show. 
21 Oct 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Kalitta Motorsports
Kalitta Motorsports participated in two national conventions in support of Kalitta Air and longtime sponsor Revchem Composites following the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Each display featured a specially designed Toyota Funny Car that Kalitta…
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Two NHRA Camping World Series drivers eligible for 2022 Rookie of the Year

A pair of drivers in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series has been announced by NHRA officials as the eligible candidates for the 2022 NHRA Rookie of the Year award.
20 Oct 2022
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Rookie of the Year
A pair of drivers in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series has been announced by NHRA officials as the eligible candidates for the 2022 NHRA Rookie of the Year award.   Pro Stock first-year driver Camrie Caruso and Top Fuel’s Scott Farley…
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Top Alcohol Funny Car class set to evolve and grow under new rules package

Return of injected nitromethane combination set to offer more options and a new challenge for Top Alcohol Funny Car racers.
20 Oct 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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A Fuel Funny Car
The 2023 season will mark the dawn of a new era for the Top Alcohol Funny Car class with the introduction of a new rules package that is designed to not only increase participation but also promote parity and a level playing field. The most…
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Canadian Hall of Fame driver, Top Fuel mentor Barry Paton passes away

Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame member Barry Paton, who made the successful transition from driver to NHRA nitro-racing mentor, passed away Oct. 16. He was 79.
19 Oct 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Barry Paton
Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame member Barry Paton, who made the successful transition from driver to NHRA nitro-racing mentor, passed away Oct. 16. He was 79. Paton began his drag racing career in 1964 in a ’58 Plymouth Fury and graduated from…
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Salinas, Bellemeur, Hickey win again to highlight Texas NHRA FallNationals

In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Texas Motorplex, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Texas NHRA FallNationals, led by Jasmine Salinas, who won for the second time this season in Top Alcohol Dragster.
18 Oct 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jasmine Salinas
In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Texas Motorplex, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Jasmine Salinas, who won the Gatornationals…
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Aaron Stanfield closes out Factory Stock Showdown season with victory

Aaron Stanfield and the Stanfield Racing Engines Chevrolet COPO Camaro battled to the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals win Sunday at Texas Motorplex to finish the 2022 season with his first win of the season. 
18 Oct 2022
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Aaron Stanfield
Aaron Stanfield and the Stanfield Racing Engines Chevrolet COPO Camaro battled to the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals win Sunday at Texas Motorplex to finish the 2022 season with his first win of the season.  Stanfield, also the No. 1 qualifier of…
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Kris Thorne closes out championship season with win in Dallas

After clinching the world championship in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon on Saturday, Kris Thorne closed out his impressive season with a victory on Sunday as part of the 37th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals.
17 Oct 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Kris Thorne
After clinching the world championship in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon on Saturday, Kris Thorne closed out his impressive season with a victory on Sunday as part of the 37th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals.…
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Kris Thorne clinches FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod world championship

With a victory in the first round of eliminations on Saturday as part of the 37th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, Kris Thorne clinched the world championship in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon.
15 Oct 2022
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Kris Thorne
With a victory in the first round of eliminations on Saturday as part of the 37th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, Kris Thorne clinched the world championship in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon…
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Kalitta, DHL have so far provided nearly 150,000 meals for Feeding America

Over the last two races, Kalitta Motorsports and DHL have donated 140,000 meals to Feeding America, the largest charity working to end hunger in the United States, to help in a race to end food insecurity with the "Drive For Purpose Challenge."
15 Oct 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Feeding America
Heading into the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex this weekend, Kalitta Motorsports and DHL have donated 140,000 meals to Feeding America, the largest charity working to end hunger in the United States, to help in a race to end food…
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David Barton crowned Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown champion

The 2022 Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown battle came to an end Saturday at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex when David Barton and his Saw Mill Auto COPO Camaro qualified for eliminations.
15 Oct 2022
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David Barton
The 2022 Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown battle between Chevrolet COPO Camaros, Ford Cobra Jets, and Dodge Challenger Drag Paks for the 2022 championship came to an end Saturday at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex when…
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Eaton, Bogan, and McCandless lead winners at Orlando Speed World Dragway

David Eaton, Monty Bogan, and Jason McCandless led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division was in action at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
14 Oct 2022
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Division 2
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Orlando Speed World Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR David Eaton, Merrit Island, Fla., '32 Bantam, A/AP, 6.573,…
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Maynard family honored for generous pledge to Austin Peay State University

NHRA team owners Joe and Cathi Maynard of the Maynard Family Racing organization were honored Friday, Oct. 14, at Austin Peay State University for a ceremony celebrating the naming of the school’s athletic complex, now called the Joe and Cathi Maynard Family Athletics Complex. 
14 Oct 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Joe and Cathi Maynard
NHRA team owners Joe and Cathi Maynard of the Maynard Family Racing organization were honored Friday, Oct. 14, at Austin Peay State University for a ceremony celebrating the naming of the school’s athletic complex, now called the Joe and Cathi…
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Priddy, Rizzoli close Pacific Division doubleheader event with victories

Ryan Priddy and Kyle Rizzoli led the list of second-race winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division was in action with a doubleheader event at Famoso Raceway.
14 Oct 2022
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Ryan Priddy
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Famoso Raceway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Ryan Priddy, Chino, Calif., '18 Chevy, A/AA, 6.531, 191.32  def. Doug…
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Kris Thorne locked in closing out FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod world title

Kris Thorne may be on the verge of clinching his first world championship in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, but he’s not about to celebrate just yet.
14 Oct 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Kris Thorne
Kris Thorne may be on the verge of clinching his first world championship in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, but he’s not about to celebrate just yet.   Thorne currently has a 102-point lead over two-time…
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Watch this weekend's Division 2 Lucas Oil Series event for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Orlando Speed World Dragway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster.
13 Oct 2022
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Division 2
NHRA fans can watch the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Orlando Speed World Dragway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage are…
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Kalitta Motorsports goes pink in October with DHL and CMR

Multitime world championship-winning team Kalitta Motorsports will once again join the chorus of professional organizations supporting breast cancer awareness throughout the month of October, along with primary sponsors DHL and CMR Construction and Roofing.
13 Oct 2022
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J.R. Todd
Multitime world championship-winning team Kalitta Motorsports will once again join the chorus of professional organizations supporting breast cancer awareness throughout the month of October, along with primary sponsors DHL and CMR Construction and…
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