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Alaska Raceway Park signs on as an NHRA Member Track

Alaska Raceway Park, located in Palmer, Alaska, has signed on as a new NHRA member track as part of the Northwest Division. The official signing of the member track agreement took place at the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
05 Nov 2019
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Alaska Raceway Park
Alaska Raceway Park, located in Palmer, Alaska, has signed on as a new Division 6 NHRA member track. Originally built in 1964, the multi-use motorsports park will become a member of the Northwest Division. Alaska Raceway Park, owned and operated…
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Motorsports Hall of Fame of America founder Ron Watson passes away

Ron Watson, who founded of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and molded it into a respected organization that honors all forms of motorsports, including NHRA, died Sunday. He was 72, 
04 Nov 2019
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Hall of Fame
Ron Watson, founder and president of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA), died Sunday evening at the age of 72, leaving a legacy of remarkable accomplishments in creating the MSHFA, then molding it into a respected organization that…
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Duane Shields breaks victory drought with big win at Las Vegas event

Former Lucas Oil world champion Duane Shields scored his first win in more than four years to highlight the winner's list at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas.
04 Nov 2019
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Las Vegas
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Duane Shields, 5.267, 273.83 def. Julie Nataas, Foul - Red Light.  TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR  Sean Bellemeur, Chevy Camaro, 5.447, 269.78 def. Steve Gasparrelli, Camaro, 7.196, 134.63…
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Stevie Jackson ends championship year with victory in Las Vegas

Stevie “Fast” Jackson capped off one of the most impressive seasons in E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service history, wrapping up his championship season with a victory over Todd Tutterow in the final round in Las Vegas.
04 Nov 2019
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Steve Jackson
Stevie “Fast” Jackson capped off one of the most impressive seasons in E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service history, wrapping up his championship season with a victory over Todd Tutterow in the final round on…
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WATCH: Four days of NHRA live interviews from the stage at the 2019 SEMA Show

The NHRA on FOX cameras are rolling again on the stage again for the final day of the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. We've archived all four days worth of interviews with racers, NHRA legends, manufacturers, and sponsors for your viewing pleasure.
04 Nov 2019
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SEMA Show
Friday's interviews: Chris Douglas (Comp Performance Group) Marc Erickson (AutoMeter) Don Roe (ProSub USA) Chris Raschke (ARP)…
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NHRA accelerates with JRL Group for comprehensive brand licensing program

The NHRA has appointed JRL Group to manage and expand a comprehensive licensing program under the NHRA brand.
04 Nov 2019
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NHRA
The NHRA has appointed JRL Group to manage and expand a comprehensive licensing program under the NHRA brand. The National Hot Rod Association is the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning body. Since its inception in 1951, the National Hot Rod…
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Alcohol Funny Car driver Doug Gordon rides out a wild qualifying incident in Las Vegas

Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Doug Gordon exited the car under his own power following an incident during the second round of qualifying at the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil in Las Vegas.
01 Nov 2019
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Doug Gordon
During the second round of qualifying at the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil in Las Vegas, Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Doug Gordon’s 2018 Chevrolet Camaro crossed the centerline then made contact with the wall and rolled before coming to…
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Round 1 of 'Gass-o-Ween" gasser match goes to Mike Finnegan over Jarrad Scott

Mike Finnegan won the opening round of his best-of-three “Gass-O-Ween” gasser match race with Jarrad Scott being held during this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas. 
01 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Gass-o-Ween
Mike Finnegan won the opening round of his best-of-three “Gass-O-Ween” gasser match race with Jarrad Scott being held during this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas.  Finnegan powered his Hemi-powered ’55 Chevy…
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Steven Whiteley aims to end trying season on a good note in Vegas

Steven Whitely didn’t expect his 2019 season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service to go the way it has, but a strong showing in Charlotte has him excited he can end the year on a strong note. 
01 Nov 2019
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Steven Whiteley
Steven Whitely didn’t expect his 2019 season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service to go the way it has, but a strong showing in Charlotte has him excited he can end the year on a strong note. …
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Bob Tasca III breaks sound barrier in F-15 ride at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas

Bob Tasca III, NHRA team owner and driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Funny Car, took a different kind of speed ride Thursday at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas where he broke the sound barrier in an F-15 Eagle with the United States Air Force.
01 Nov 2019
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Bob Tasca III
Bob Tasca III, NHRA team owner and driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Funny Car, took a different kind of speed ride Thursday at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. Tasca goes 330 mph in 1,000 feet on race weekends, but on Thursday he broke the…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster includes Charlotte, Dallas event coverage

NHRA National Dragster magazine's 21st issue of 2019, which includes in-depth national-event coverage from Charlotte and Dallas, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
31 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's 21st issue of 2019, which includes in-depth coverage of the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals from Charlotte and the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals from Dallas, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and…
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Mike Finnegan vs. Jarrad Scott: Let the gasser games begin

The Las Vegas Gass-O-Ween match race between Mike Finnegan and Jarrad Scott is reminiscent of the gasser wars of the 1960s, right down to the pre-race trash talk.
31 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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gassers
Before we get started, how about a bit of drag racing trivia; Long before terms like “call out” or “locked-in” became part of the everyday drag racing vocabulary, there were the gasser wars of the 1960s and 70s and when it came to bitter racing…
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KGC to sponsor Jim Dunn Racing at the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas

Kindness General Contractors (KGC) will be the title sponsor of the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
31 Oct 2019
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Jim Dunn Racing
Kindness General Contractors (KGC) will be the title sponsor of the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. KGC, which is headquartered in Southern California, operates…
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Starting Wednesday: SEMA Stage live video stream will feature NHRA stars, legends, and manufacturers

The NHRA on FOX cameras will be rolling again on the stage at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas for a three-day live video stream from the aftermarket show of shows. The stream begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
31 Oct 2019
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SEMA Show
The NHRA on FOX cameras will be rolling again on the stage at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas for a three-day NHRA.com live video stream from the aftermarket show of shows. The NHRA on FOX team will interview racers, including championship…
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Get your tickets for the 2020 Virginia NHRA Nationals

Experience NHRA Afterhours: Nitro at Night with Virginia Motorsports Park's custom LED lighting system.
31 Oct 2019
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Virginia Nationals
Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Virginia NHRA Nationals. This event marks the eighth stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing tour. After a successful return to the series schedule in 2018, the event will take place May 29-31 at…
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JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals moves to July at National Trail Raceway in 2020

One of the most widely known and prestigious weekends on the Sportsman racing calendar, the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, will be back at National Trail Raceway on July 18-19, 2020.
30 Oct 2019
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Sportsnationals
One of the most widely known and prestigious weekends on the Sportsman racing calendar, the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, will be back at National Trail Raceway on July 18-19, 2020. After a three-year hiatus from National Trail Raceway, the race…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Stock winner Vic Penrod

30 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Vic Penrod had plenty to celebrate after his win in the Super Stock final against Aaron Stanfield, who fouled. A three-time national event finalist this season, Penrod is now the overall leader in Super Stock and has a shot at the national…
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Beal Racing to make Top Fuel debut in Las Vegas with Pat Dakin driving

Beal Racing, a team known for fielding alcohol and nitro Funny Cars for decades under the guidance of late founder Chuck Beal, will make its Top Fuel debut this weekend in Las Vegas with class veteran Pat Dakin handling the driving chores for the first race. Brandon Welch will license in the car Monday.
30 Oct 2019
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Brandon Welch
Beal Racing, a team known for fielding alcohol and nitro Funny Cars for decades under the guidance of late founder Chuck Beal, will make its Top Fuel debut at this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas with class veteran…
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Celebrate With Us: The 60th anniversary of NHRA National Dragster at the Auto Club NHRA Finals

NHRA National Dragster turned 60 in 2019 and we're celebrating in style at the Auto Club NHRA Nationals. Relive NHRA history through these iconic moments.
13 Nov 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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1962 Winternationals
NHRA National Dragster will take over the Top Eliminator Club at the 2019 Auto Club NHRA…
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Steven Densham, son of Funny Car veteran Gary, will make Funny Car debut in Vegas

Steven Densham, the son of NHRA Funny Car veteran Gary Densham, will make his debut in the class at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
29 Oct 2019
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Steven Densham
Steven Densham, the son of NHRA Funny Car veteran Gary Densham and a past NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Nostalgia Funny Car champion, will make his “big show” debut at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor…
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Veteran tuner Mike Neff to join Tasca Racing fulltime in multi-year deal

Veteran tuner Mike Neff will join Tasca Racing fulltime immediately, beginning a multiyear deal, according to team owner Bob Tasca III, driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car.
29 Oct 2019
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Bob Tasca
Veteran tuner Mike Neff will join Tasca Racing fulltime immediately, beginning a multiyear deal, according to team owner Bob Tasca III, driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car. Neff will serve as co-crew chief with Jon Schaffer…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Top Dragster champion Kevin Brannon

29 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Kevin Brannon won the 2015 Super Comp championship without the benefit of a national event victory, but he’s got one now after driving past Brook Warren-Foley in the final round of Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs.com. Brannon got the best of a…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Super Gas champion John Labbous Jr.

29 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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John Labbous Jr. has now won four times in Charlotte. The 2017 national champion, Labbous won the final in a 9.92 to 9.89 showdown against two-time national champ Sherman Adcock Jr. Labbous, who is on track for another top ten finish, downed Lauren…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Super Comp champion Jonathan Anderson

29 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Jonathan Anderson has now earned Super Comp wins in Charlotte for three-consecutive years including back-to-back titles at the spring event in 2017-18. A former Division 2 champ in Super Street, Anderson’s latest win came following an 8.933 to 8.924…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Super Stock champion Robbie Draughon

29 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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A few minutes after winning in Stock, Jimmy Daniels returned for the Super Stock final but his chances for a double were dashed by Robbie Draughon, who wheeled his quick SS/AM ’66 Corvette to his first national event title. Draughon finished the job…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Stock champion Jimmy Daniels

29 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Jimmy Daniels, who has won the Dodge Hemi Challenge at Indy for four-straight years, earned his first national event title in Charlotte and nearly added a second. Daniels, driving for the Barsky & MacMath team, won the Stock Eliminator title by…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Comp champion Frank Aragona Jr.

29 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Frank Aragona Jr. is now a three-time champion in Comp Eliminator thanks to his final round win against New Jersey neighbor Elio Mannino, who fouled. After qualifying No. 1, Aragona drove his J/AA Bantam to win against Terry Smith, Randy Daniels,…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Sean Bellemeur

29 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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With his sixth victory of the season, Sean Bellemeur has successfully defended his title in Top Alcohol Funny Car. Bellemeur clinched the title when he drove Tony Bartone’s Hussy Performance Camaro to a 5.40 in the final round to stop Dan Pomponio.…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster champion Megan Meyer

29 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Megan Meyer became just the fourth woman to win a Lucas Oil Series championship when she beat fellow title contender Troy Coughlin Jr. in the final round. In one of the most competitive battles in the history of the class, Meyer drove to a 5.14 to…
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NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Sportsman highlights

There is something to be said about taking matters into one’s own hands and Megan Meyer, Sean Bellemeur, and Frank Aragona Jr. certainly took that advice to heart during the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, winning the event and their season championships.
29 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Charlotte
There is something to be said about taking matters into one’s own hands and Megan Meyer, Sean Bellemeur, and Frank Aragona Jr. certainly took that advice to heart during the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte. Meyer won the Top Alcohol…
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