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Operation Appreciation tour under way in Japan, Day 6

The final day of the 2017 Operation Appreciation tour concluded with a visit to the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship that is the Expeditionary Strike Group’s main battle platform.
30 Nov 2017
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The final day of the 2017 Operation Appreciation tour concluded with a visit to the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship that is the Expeditionary Strike Group’s main battle platform. Eddie Krawiec shared his thoughts about the visit…
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Original NHRA division director Ed Eaton passes away

Ed Eaton, one of NHRA’s original division directors, died Nov. 27. Eaton was one of NHRA founder Wally Parks’ hand-picked regional supervisors in 1959, assigned to the Northeast region.
29 Nov 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Ed Eaton
Ed Eaton, one of NHRA’s original division directors, died Nov. 27, from complications of pneumonia. He was 88. Eaton was one of NHRA founder Wally Parks’ hand-picked regional supervisors in 1959, assigned to the Northeast region, about as…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro: John Force talks second Top Fueler

29 Nov 2017
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On this week's WFO Radio NHRA Nitro John Force confirms a second JFR Top Fuel dragster in a wide-ranging interview with host Joe Castello. Force also discusses JFR’s double NHRA Mello Yello Series championships, his plans for the future of JFR, the…
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Tasca Racing names Lane crew chief

Eric Lane, who served as the assistant crew chief to Rahn Tobler for Ron Capps, will be the crew chief for Bob Tasca in 2018.
28 Nov 2017
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Bob Tasca III announced Eric Lane will serve as crew chief on his Ford Performance Shelby Mustang Funny Car in 2018. The San Dimas, Calif. native, who now resides in Avon, Ind., formerly served as the assistant crew chief on the NAPA Auto Parts…
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Neff announced as crew chief of U.S. Army dragster

Don Schumacher Racing announced Mike Neff will tune the U.S. Army dragster piloted by Tony Schumacher in 2018 among other changes to its crew chief lineup.
27 Nov 2017
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Mike Neff
Accomplished tuner Mike "Zippy" Neff joins DSR as crew chief on the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster of eight-time NHRA champion Tony Schumacher. Neff had prior success at DSR winning the 2005 championship as crew chief on Gary Scelzi's Dodge Funny Çar…
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Yellow Corn announces 2018 sponsorship with Joey Gladstone

Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Joey Gladstone has announced that Yellow Corn, a Japanese clothing company that specializes in motorcycle gear and apparel, will come on board as his full-time primary sponsor for the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
27 Nov 2017
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Joey Gladstone
Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Joey Gladstone has announced that Yellow Corn, a Japanese clothing company that specializes in motorcycle gear and apparel, will come on board as his full-time primary sponsor for the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…
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NHRA Drag Racing stars wish fans a happy Thanksgiving

The stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series join the staff at NHRA in wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to the fans and supporters of the sport.
23 Nov 2017
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 58 No. 24)

NHRA National Dragster’s 24th issue of 2017, featuring Pomona coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
22 Nov 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA National Dragster’s 24th issue of 2017, featuring Pomona coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series raced to a thrilling conclusion at…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Parade of Champions

22 Nov 2017
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On this week's WFO Radio NHRA Nitro, Bob Tasca III discusses Ford's return to the NHRA Mello Yello Series with his team in 2018. Tasca gives the details of the operation and teases his upcoming crew chief announcement.  The WFO Radio Parade…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals tickets on sale

Tickets for the traditional East Coast opener, the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, are on sale now for the race taking place March 15-18 at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla.
20 Nov 2017
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Tickets for the traditional East Coast opener, the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, are on sale now for the race taking place March 15-18 at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla.  The tradition-rich event features the 10,…
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2017 Season Champions

20 Nov 2017
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Mello Yello | Pro Mod | Top Fuel Harley | Lucas Oil MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES TOP FUEL Brittany Force Brittany Force was crowned the second…
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Tickets now available for 2018 season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Tickets for the season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com are now available for purchase.
15 Nov 2017
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Winternationals
Tickets for the season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com are now available for purchase. The first race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series 2018 campaign will feature 10,000-horsepower Top…
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WFO Radio NHRA Auto Club Finals Winners Edition

15 Nov 2017
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Check out the WFO Radio NHRA Auto Club Finals Winners Edition featuring on location "winnerviews" with Brittany Force, Alan Johnson, Jason McCullouch, Laurie Force, Courtney Force, Robert Hight, Jimmy Prock, Chris Cunningham, Tommy Johnson Jr., John…
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2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champions honored in Hollywood

Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Bo Butner and Eddie Krawiec were feted as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions Monday during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
13 Nov 2017
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Awards Ceremony
Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Bo Butner and Eddie Krawiec were feted as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions Monday during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood &…
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Snap-on Tools renews with Pedregon through 2020 NHRA season

Snap-on Tools has extended its contract with two-time NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon. The primary sponsorship agreement runs for three seasons, extending through 2020, the 100th anniversary of Snap-on. 
13 Nov 2017
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Snap-on Tools has extended its contract with two-time NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon. The primary sponsorship agreement runs for three seasons, extending through 2020, the 100th anniversary of Snap-on.  "Cruz has…
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Gray earns 2017 Auto Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award

Tanner Gray named top rookie of the 2017 NHRA Drag Racing season thanks to five wins and two runner-up finishes. His Pro Stock campaign is one of the best by a rookie in NHRA history.
13 Nov 2017
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Tanner Gray
The 2017 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award went to Pro Stock driver Tanner Gray, who scored five wins and two runner-ups and finished fourth in points during his rookie campaign. Gray also advanced to the semifinals,…
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Butner’s historic comeback leads to first NHRA Mello Yello world title

Former Comp champ Bo Butner defeated Tanner Gray in the final round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals to clinch his first NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock championship.
12 Nov 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Bo Butner has overcome the odds more than once in his life and he did so again with a thrilling come-from-behind march to the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock title. Butner entered the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals trailing teammate Greg…
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Martin, Patterson, Johnston, and Toth claim NHRA Summit Racing Series National titles

Todd Martin, Jason Patterson, Troy Johnston, and Riley Toth claimed NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships with victories at the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
12 Nov 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Todd Martin, Jason Patterson, Troy Johnston, and Riley Toth claimed NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships with victories at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Martin, a Division 1 racer from Highland Lakes, N.J., defeated Division 6 runner…
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Brittany Force claims her first NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship

Brittany Force became just the second woman to win a NHRA Top Fuel championship when she defeated Richie Crampon in the second round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
12 Nov 2017
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Brittany Force joins Shirley Muldowney as the second woman to bring home a Mello Yello Top Fuel championship. She turned on the win light against Richie Crampton in the second round following Steve Torrence’s loss to Antron Brown to clinch her first…
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Krawiec clinches fourth NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle championship

After clinching his spot in the field for Sunday’s final eliminations, Eddie Krawiec has officially locked up his fourth NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship.
11 Nov 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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After clinching his spot in the field for Sunday’s final eliminations, Eddie Krawiec has officially locked up his fourth NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship. Krawiec entered the season-ending Auto Club NHRA…
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Lucas Oil named title sponsor for NHRA Winternationals

Lucas Oil Products has signed a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event held in Pomona, Calif., each February.
10 Nov 2017
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Winternationals
Lucas Oil Products has signed a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event held in Pomona, Calif., each February. Lucas Oil is a longstanding partner of NHRA supporting several ongoing…
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Krawiec on the cusp of fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle championship

Eddie Krawiec can lock up another championship at the Auto Club NHRA Finals by qualifying, something he has done at every event he's shown up at since the 2007 Atlanta competition.
09 Nov 2017
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Eddie Krawiec
On the cusp of his fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship, thanks to an incredible performance during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, Eddie Krawiec still has some unfinished business to attend to at the…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 58 No. 23)

NHRA National Dragster’s 23rd issue of 2017, featuring Las Vegas coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
08 Nov 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA National Dragster’s 23rd issue of 2017, featuring Las Vegas coverage and more, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series rolled into Nevada…
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Pro Stock title to come down to Anderson, Butner, and Line in Pomona

An incredible season for the KB Racing team will come to a fitting conclusion at this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
08 Nov 2017
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An incredible season for the KB Racing team will come to a fitting conclusion at this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, which is the final race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the…
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Tricky Tipster tabs Torrence, Hight, Anderson, Hines as Finals favorites

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are the top picks to win the Auto Club NHRA Finals, as predicted by NHRA National Dragster's Tricky Tipster.
08 Nov 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster
For more than five decades, NHRA National Dragster's famed Tricky Tipster has tested his prognosticating skills prior to each national event, putting odds on the top eight racers he thinks have the best shot at victory in Tricky Tipster.…
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WFO Radio Auto Club NHRA Finals preview

08 Nov 2017
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Get ready for the Auto Club NHRA Finals! Courtney Force talks about her new Taylor Swift Funny Car, Bo Butner discusses his championship chances, Chip Ellis pays tribute to his fallen friend Junior Pippin, Racing RVs world champions Lynn Ellison and…
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Reed’s Ginger Brew joins Mooneyes, Jim Dunn Racing for Finals

Reed’s Ginger Brew will join Mooneyes in sponsorship of the Jim Dunn Racing team at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona. The race team will showcase the popular yellow Mooneyes Funny Car with the addition of the Reed’s logo. 
08 Nov 2017
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Jim Dunn Racing
Reed’s Ginger Brew, the top selling product in its beverage category, will join Mooneyes in sponsorship of the Jim Dunn Racing team at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona. The race team will showcase the popular yellow Mooneyes Funny Car with the…
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Meet "the Mongoose" at NHRA Fan Fest Thursday night in La Verne

Race fans attending the Auto Club NHRA Finals can meet the legendary “Mongoose,” Tom McEwen, Thursday evening at Lordsburg Taphouse & Grill in Downtown La Verne during the official NHRA Fan Fest, 6:45 – 8 p.m.
07 Nov 2017
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Fanfest
Race fans attending the Auto Club NHRA Finals can meet the legendary “Mongoose,” Tom McEwen, Thursday evening at Lordsburg Taphouse & Grill in Downtown La Verne during the official NHRA Fan Fest, 6:45 – 8 p.m. An autograph session will take…
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Hight in position to close out second Funny Car championship

A brilliant second-half of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has put Robert Hight in the position to compete for a second career Funny Car world championship at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. 
07 Nov 2017
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Robert Hight
A brilliant second-half of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has put Robert Hight in the position he hoped for at the beginning of the year, and that’s the chance to compete for a second career Funny Car world championship.…
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Courtney Force’s Funny Car to feature Taylor Swift’s 'reputation' album cover

John Force Racing/Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force will drive the No. 6 Big Machine Records Funny Car at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona this weekend to promote Big Machine Records’ 10-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album, reputation.
07 Nov 2017
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Courtney Force
John Force Racing/Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force will drive the No. 6 Big Machine Records Funny Car at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona this weekend in her bid for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello championship. Through JFR’s partnership with…
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