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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Street champ John Leibham

29 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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John Leibham successfully defended his 2019 Super Street title at the AAA Insurance NHRA FallNationals when he drove past Chris Haralson in the final round. Leibham turned on the win light with a 10.934 to Haralson’s 10.880 breakout. Leibham has…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Gas champ Evan Kowalski

29 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Evan Kowalski ventured East from his home in California to Dallas and made the trip worthwhile with his second Super Gas national event win. The final was a great race with Kowalski holding on to win by just three-thousandths over Clark Mundt, 9…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Comp champ Christopher Dodd

29 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Coming off a win two weeks ago in St. Louis, Christopher Dodd took over the lead in the battle for the Lucas Oil Super Comp title with his second straight victory. Dodd won his 12th straight round of national event competition when he topped…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Stock champ Lowell Gerber

29 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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When it comes to great runs, it would have been hard to top the performance turned in by first-time winner Lowell Gerber when he defeated Dale Hulquist in the Stock final. Gerber, in his AA/SA ’69 Chevelle, coupled a perfect .000 light with a 10…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Stock champ Hayden Trumble

29 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Earlier this year, second-generation racer Hayden Trumble won his first Lucas Oil Series event at the age of 16. Now, just weeks after his 17th birthday, Trumble joined his father, Mike Jr., as a national event champion after winning the Super…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Comp champ Brad Plourd

29 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Brad Plourd won the Comp title at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in March but hadn’t been behind the wheel of Harry Schwartz’s AA/AM roadster since. He showed no signs of rust in Dallas where he powered to a string of low six-second…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champ Doug Gordon

29 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Doug Gordon wheeled his Beta Motorcycles Top Alcohol Funny Car entry to a string of 5.4-second runs including a best of 5.45 on his way to a final-round win against reigning champ Sean Bellemeur, who shook and shut off in the final. Gordon was…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Top Alcohol Dragster champ Megan Meyer

29 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Megan Meyer is expected to wrap up her Top Alcohol Dragster driving career at the season-ending event in Las Vegas so she’s got limited opportunities to add to her impressive win total and defend her 2019 world title. Coming off her…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sportsman winner highlights

Megan Meyer is the reigning Top Alcohol Dragster champion who is looking to end her driving career on a high note while Doug Gordon is attempting to win his first Top Alcohol Funny Car title this season. Both racers took a step toward achieving those goals when they shared the winner’s circle at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex. 
29 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Megan Meyer
Megan Meyer is the reigning Top Alcohol Dragster champion who is looking to end her driving career on a high note while Doug Gordon is attempting to win his first Top Alcohol Funny Car title this season. Both racers took a step toward achieving…
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New National Dragster spotlights Dallas, DSR streak, and Fletcher's Super Stocker

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine is now online, still available free for all to read. Complete coverage of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, deep dives into the Don Schumacher Racing win streak and the winningest car in NHRA history, and much more!
29 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Trio of DSR Funny Car drivers will battle for championship in Las Vegas finale

A trio of Don Schumacher Racing drivers –- Matt Hagan, Tommy Johnson Jr., and Jack Beckman -- will duke it out for the 2020 Camping World NHRA Funny Car world championship at the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
29 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Matt Hagan
A trio of Don Schumacher Racing drivers –- Matt Hagan, Tommy Johnson Jr., and Jack Beckman -- will duke it out for the 2020 Camping World NHRA Funny Car world championship at the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas…
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Matt Smith on the verge of fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle title, but he can’t coast there

Matt Smith enjoys a sizable lead in the battle for the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle championship, but he’s not home free yet. His own teammate, Scotty Pollacheck, and the pesky Harley-Davidson trio of Eddie Krawiec, Andrew Hines, and Angelle Sampey are still in the running.
28 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Matt Smith enjoys a sizable lead in the battle for the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle championship, but he’s not home free yet. His own teammate, Scotty Pollacheck, and the pesky Harley-Davidson trio of Eddie Krawiec…
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Advantage Steve Torrence as Top Fuel title comes down to the wire in Las Vegas

The battle for the first Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship has boiled down to just two drivers: two-time defending series champ Steve Torrence and veteran Doug Kalitta, and the season races to a conclusion this weekend in Las Vegas.
28 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence
The battle for the first Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship has boiled down to just two drivers: two-time defending series champ Steve Torrence and veteran Doug Kalitta, the most overdue champion in the history of the sport.…
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Brandon Snider not feeling the heat as he seeks first Pro Mod world title

Brandon Snider leads the points chase in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service heading to the final race of the 2020 season at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but insists he isn’t feeling the pressure.
28 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Brandon Snider
Brandon Snider finds himself in an ideal position heading to the final race of the 2020 season at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. But after a number of recent…
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No tickets remain for NHRA Dodge Finals Presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has sold all available tickets and camping spaces for this weekend’s NHRA Dodge Finals Presented by Pennzoil.
28 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Las Vegas
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has sold all available tickets and camping spaces for this weekend’s NHRA Dodge Finals Presented by Pennzoil. State and local officials have allowed the speedway to host fans at a limited capacity for this…
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Camping World NHRA championships to be decided this weekend in Las Vegas

This weekend’s Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will determine who will be crowned the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series champions in this unprecedented year.
28 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Las Vegas
In what has been a remarkably dominant year for Don Schumacher Racing in Funny Car, the team knows it will claim a 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world title. But it will take this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at The…
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Gordon, Bourgeois, Worner, and Dodd clinch Lucas Oil Series championships

As a result of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil and the JEGS SPORTSnationals in Las Vegas, Doug Gordon (Top Alcohol Funny Car), Craig Bourgeois (Comp), Bryan Worner (Super Stock), and Christopher Dodd (Super Comp), have officially clinched NHRA Lucas Oil Series sportsman titles.
27 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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As a result of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil and the JEGS SPORTSnationals in Las Vegas, Doug Gordon (Top Alcohol Funny Car), Craig Bourgeois (Comp), Bryan Worner (Super Stock), and Christopher Dodd (Super Comp),…
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NHRA and Holland Bar Stool partner for home decor

NHRA has partnered with Holland Bar Stool for a collection of home décor bar stools, tables, neon wall clocks, and more.
27 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Holland
NHRA has partnered with Holland Bar Stool for a collection of home décor bar stools, tables, neon wall clocks, and more. Despite its name, Holland Bar Stool is not just a bar stool company. What started out as just a few styles of wooden stools…
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Summit Series National Championships will be on the line this weekend in Las Vegas

The top Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Super Pro Motorcycle racers from NHRA’s seven geographical divisions will journey to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to vie for national titles in the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship.
26 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Summit Series
The top Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Super Pro Motorcycle racers from NHRA’s seven geographical divisions will journey to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to vie for national titles in the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship.…
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Justin Bond rolls to first career NHRA Pro Mod victory in Houston

Justin Bond won for the first time in his career in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, beating Brandon Pesz in the championship round at Houston Raceway Park.
25 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Justin Bond
Justin Bond won for the first time in his career in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, beating first-time finalist Brandon Pesz in the championship round at Houston Raceway Park. Bond went 5.707-…
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Aaron Stanfield wins fourth-straight race to wrap up SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown title

After a dominant season that now includes four wins, Aaron Stanfield is crowned the SAM Tech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown champion on Sunday at Houston Raceway Park.
25 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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stanfield
Growing up, Aaron Stanfield watched his father, Greg, win four world championships in Super Stock and he obviously learned a thing or two because the third-generation prodigy now has a championship of his own after wrapping up the SAM Tech.edu…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals Sunday Preview

After a frantic day of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil, Steve Torrence, Jack Beckman, Alex Laughlin, and Matt Smith will head into Sunday’s final eliminations as the top-seeded drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
25 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
laughlin
After a frantic day of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil, Steve Torrence, Jack Beckman, Alex Laughlin, and Matt Smith will head into Sunday’s final eliminations as the top-seeded drivers in Top Fuel,…
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Fields set for Sunday final eliminations at JEGS SPORTSnationals in Las Vegas

Doug Engels (Comp), Cody Lane (Super Stock), Mark Stewart (Stock), Bryan LaFlam (Top Sportsman),  John Richardson (Top Dragster), and Mike Patterson (SPortsman Motorcycle) were the qualifying leaders Saturday at the JEGS SPORTSnationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
25 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Doug Engels
Doug Engels (Comp), Cody Lane (Super Stock), Mark Stewart (Stock), Bryan LaFlam (Top Sportsman),  John Richardson (Top Dragster), and Mike Patterson (Sportsman Motorcycle) were the qualifying leaders Saturday at the JEGS…
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When it comes to championships, Andrew Hines knows it’s never over until it’s over

Ask Andrew Hines if he believes he’s still a contender for the 2020 Camping World Pro Stock Motorcycle title and watch his eyes roll. As much as anyone, Hines knows that championships are never over until they are officially over. That’s a lesson he learned last year at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona when he lost in round one on a rare red-light, and then somehow managed to win the title after each of the leading contenders fell by the wayside.
24 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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hines
Ask Andrew Hines if he believes he’s still a contender for the 2020 Camping World Pro Stock Motorcycle title and watch his eyes roll. As much as anyone, Hines knows that championships are never over until they are officially over. That’s a lesson he…
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On the road to Houston Bo Butner and Dave Connolly take Million Dollar detour

One might forgive Pro Stock racer Bo Butner and crew chief Dave Connolly if they’re both a little bleary-eyed on Saturday at Houston Raceway Park. The two KB Racing teammates arrived in Houston about 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning following an early flight from Alabama, where they were both competing in the Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race held yesterday at Montgomery Motorsports Park.
24 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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butner
One might forgive Pro Stock racer Bo Butner and crew chief Dave Connolly if they’re both a little bleary-eyed on Saturday at Houston Raceway Park. The two KB Racing teammates arrived in Houston about 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning following an early…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals Saturday Preview

Six months after originally scheduled, the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil will take place at Houston Raceway Raceway Park with Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series champions crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
23 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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beckman
Six months after originally scheduled, the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil will take place at Houston Raceway Raceway Park with Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series champions crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock,…
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Toyota continues to ‘Go Places’ as Official Car of NHRA

Toyota has extended its agreement to serve as the Official Car of the NHRA. In continuation of its long-standing partnership with NHRA, Toyota will have a season-long presence at NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events and will be featured prominently in NHRA’s television broadcasts.
23 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Toyota
Toyota has extended its agreement to serve as the Official Car of the NHRA. In continuation of its long-standing partnership with NHRA, Toyota will have a season-long presence at NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events and will be featured…
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Justin Ashley, Kyle Koretsky, and Mason McGaha finalists for rookie of the year

Three first-year NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series drivers -- Justin Ashley, Kyle Koretsky, and Mason McGaha -- have been announced by NHRA officials as the eligible candidates for the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year award.
22 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Rookie of the Year
Three first-year NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series drivers were announced by NHRA officials as the eligible candidates for the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year award. The nation’s leading auto racing journalists select the winner through a voting…
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McGahas partner with Neuralog for SpringNationals Pro Stock outing

22 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Chris McGaha
As Chris and Mason McGaha prepare to compete in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock class at this weekend’s Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park, Houston-based Neuralog will join the family race team for…
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NHRA racing family mourns the loss of talented nitro crew chief Eric Lane

Eric Lane, crew chief on Cruz Pedregon’s Snap-on Tools Funny Car and a veteran mechanic of the NHRA nitro pits, was struck and killed by a car while walking back from a restaurant Oct. 19 near Mineral Wells, Texas.
20 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Eric Lane
Eric Lane, crew chief on Cruz Pedregon’s Snap-on Tools Funny Car and a veteran mechanic of the NHRA nitro pits, was struck and killed by a car while walking back from a restaurant Oct. 19 near Mineral Wells, Texas. He was 47. The team had…
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