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Behind the Numbers: Championship scenarios entering the NHRA Toyota Nationals

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Mike Janis can clinch titles at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here's what they need to do to make their championship dreams come true.
23 Oct 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Behind the Numbers
Behind the Numbers
I looked at championship odds a week ago, so this time around I’ll break down what three leaders must do to lock up a championship at the NHRA Toyota…
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Torrence focused on task at hand with first Top Fuel title in hand

Steve Torrence is keeping the status quo heading into the NHRA Toyota Nationals. The Top Fuel leader can lock up his first ever Mello Yello Top Fuel championship at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
22 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Steve Torrence
On the cusp of winning his first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship, Steve Torrence is keeping the status quo. It has worked perfectly through the first four races of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship and the Top Fuel…
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NHRA stars to participate in Las Vegas Fanfest Thursday night on Fremont Street

NHRA fans attending this weekend’s NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are going to want to be on Fremont Street Thursday night. That’s where more than two dozen of the NHRA’s top stars will be attending NHRA Fanfest to sign autographs and promote the event
22 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Fanfest
Fans of the NHRA attending this weekend’s NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are going to want to be on Fremont Street Thursday night. That’s where more than two dozen of the NHRA’s top stars will be attending NHRA…
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High drama certain at penultimate Mello Yello Countdown event in Las Vegas

The high-stakes action of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be apparent at the penultimate race of the 2018 season, the 18th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 25-28.
22 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Las Vegas
The high-stakes action of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be apparent at the penultimate race of the 2018 season, the 18th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 25-28. Serving as the fifth of six…
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Fry and Rupert victorious at California Hot Rod Reunion

The 2018 California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California completed competition at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Sunday crowning not only event winners but also many champions in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.
19 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Mendy Fry
The 2018 California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California completed competition at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Sunday crowning not only event winners but also many champions in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.…
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Jordan Vandergriff moving to Top Fuel ranks in 2019 with D-A Lubricant sponsorship

Jordan Vandergriff will make the jump to the professional NHRA Drag Racing ranks in 2019 as the driver of a Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel dragster with primary sponsorship from D-A Lubricant Company and its PennGrade Motor Oil brand .
19 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jordan Vandergriff
Jordan Vandergriff will make the jump to the professional NHRA Drag Racing ranks in 2019 as the driver of a Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel dragster. Joining the 23-year-old California native in his rookie season will be D-A Lubricant Company and…
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NHRA Breakfast at SEMA Show will salute legends, 50th Gatornationals

The annual NHRA Breakfast at the SEMA Show will feature drag racing legends Kenny Bernstein, Joe Amato, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, and John Force, drivers who have been on the road to “Fifty Years of the NHRA Gatornationals.” 
19 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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SEMA Show
Referred to as the “can’t miss” event of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, this year’s NHRA Breakfast will showcase drivers who have been on the road to “Fifty Years of the NHRA Gatornationals.”  The NHRA Breakfast will feature drag racing legends…
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Top Fuelers and Funny Cars of the 1960s

Drag racing photographer Ron Lewis, who’s been shooting at the drags since he was a teenager in the mid-1960s and continues to be a regular presence at Mello Yello Series events, is sharing with us some of the thousands of his vintage drag racing pics. This week: the 1960s.
19 Oct 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Insider
What do you give the drag racing fan/historian/journalist who already has access to tens of thousands of historic drag racing photos? Thousands of more photos, many of them not seen in decades if ever at all! Drag racing photographer Ron Lewis,…
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National Trail Raceway adds to its management and ownership group

Jay Livingston, who grew up in the family business of managing drag racing facilities in the northwestern U.S., is the new general manager and co-owner of National Trail Raceway, the NHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile track serving the Columbus, Ohio, market.
18 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Columbus
National Trail Raceway, the NHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile track serving the Columbus, Ohio, market, keeps adding to its talent pool. Jay Livingston grew up in the family business of managing drag racing facilities in the northwestern U.S. and has…
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Ron Capps chases second Mello Yello Funny Car title after Charlotte win

NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car racer Ron Capps joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's Pizza to wrap up his win at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by Wix Filters.
18 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Behind the Numbers: Championship odds for the leaders in the clubhouse(s)

You know who leads the points. What are the odds the four leaders stay there at the end of the season?
18 Oct 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Behind the Numbers
Behind the Numbers
No number of clichés can steal from the inevitability of Steve Torrence’s first Top Fuel title. The Texan won his fourth straight Wally at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by Wix Filters, extended his lead to 161 points, and left the three…
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NHRA Today Roundtable: 2018 NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by Wix Filters

NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom hosted NHRA on FOX broadcasters Dave Rieff and Tony Pedregon along with Indianapolis Bureau Chief John Kernan in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's Pizza via Skype to wrap up the 2018 NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by Wix Filters.
17 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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WFO Radio Podcast: NHRA Carolina Nationals Winners Edition

17 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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WFO
Check out the WFO Radio Podcast, NHRA Carolina Nationals Winners Edition featuring Ron Capps, Steve Torrence, Jason Line, and Matt Smith. Plus, Megan Meyer and Pro Mod winner Rick Hord. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and host Joe Castello recap the weekend at…
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The Sports Report: A bet on Proctor is no gamble

Following his second win of the season, Ronnie Proctor has an excellent chance to win the national championship in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs.com.
17 Oct 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
proctor
A year ago, Ronnie Proctor was one of those guys who raced hard and hoped that his drive and determination would one-day allow him to hoist an NHRA Wally trophy. Proctor checked that item off his to-do list earlier this year with a win in…
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Division 3 season concludes at Gateway Motrosports Park

Robin Samsel and Chris Foster scored in the alcohol classes at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division All-American Hot Rod Showdown at Gateway Motrosports Park.
16 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 3
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division All-American Hot Rod Showdown: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Robin Samsel, Marion, Ind., 6.325, 257.14  def. Dean…
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Anderson dominates NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout

Jonathan Anderson qualified for the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout in two classes and advanced to the final round in both taking the honors as both Champion and runner-up in the specialty event at this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Rockingham Dragway.
16 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Moser
Jonathan Anderson qualified for the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout in two classes and advanced to the final round in both taking the honors as both Champion and runner-up in the specialty event at this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at…
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Nostalgia Top Fuel champ Fry talks title, California Hot Rod Reunion

Mendy Fry, who recently clinched the Nostalgia Top Fuel championship in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Drag Racing Series, joined Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio presented by Papa John’s to talk about her title and this weekend’s California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California.
16 Oct 2018
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Grand marshal Kelly Brown leads list of 2018 CHRR honorees

15 Oct 2018
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News
Kelly Brown, the 1978 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, will be the 2018 Grand Marshal for the 27th annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California, leading an impressive list of names that will be honored…
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California Hot Rod Reunion ready to rev up again in Bakersfield

The NHRA Motorsports Museum’s 27th annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California returns to Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. for a thrilling three-day gathering on Oct. 19-21.
15 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
CHRR
The NHRA Motorsports Museum’s 27th annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California returns to Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. for a thrilling three-day gathering on Oct. 19-21. The annual fan-…
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Puckett, Sloan, Daniels lead winners at Rockingham Dragway

Van Puckett, Hillarey Sloan, and James Daniels led the list of winners as Rockingham Dragway hosted the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division.
15 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 2
Preview | Saturday In the final results from Rockingham Dragway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, home track and second-generation racer Hillarey Sloan took home the win this weekend…
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Fast Five: NHRA Carolina Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick count down their top five moments from this past weekend's NHRA Carolina Nationals.
15 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
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Bellemeur, Meyer shine at Carolina Nationals

Sean Bellemeur raced to the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car World Championship then capped it off with the event win at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filers at zMAX Dragway. Megan Meyer took the honors in Top Alcohol Dragster as did three first-time winners at the national event level.
15 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Sean Bellemeur
Sean Bellemeur raced to the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car World Championship then capped it off with the event win at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filers at zMAX Dragway. Megan Meyer took the honors in Top Alcohol Dragster as…
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Hord grabs first career win at NHRA Carolina Nationals

No. 1 qualifier Rick Hord powered to his first career victory on Sunday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters.
14 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pro Mod
No. 1 qualifier Rick Hord powered to his first career victory on Sunday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters at zMAX Dragway. The race…
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Torrence remains Countdown-perfect; Smith, Capps, and Line also score at zMAX

Steve Torrence and Matt Smith continued their Countdown domination with wins at the NHRA Carolina National spresneted by WIX Filters and were joined in victory by; Ron Capps and Jason Line at zMax Dragway.
14 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Charlotte
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NHRA Carolina Nationals Sunday Notebook

14 Oct 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Charlotte
Ladders | Features | Results ELIMINATION ROUND OVERVIEWS TOP FUEL…
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Bellemeur clinches Top Alcohol Funny Car Lucas Oil Series world championship

With his quarterfinal win over D.J. Cox in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters, Sean Bellemeur became the first driver to officially clinch a 2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Series national championship. 
13 Oct 2018
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With his quarterfinal win over D.J. Cox in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters, Sean Bellemeur became the first driver to officially clinch a 2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Series national championship.  Bellemeur…
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Hord secures No. 1 qualifying position in Charlotte

Rick Hord raced to the No. 1 qualifying position on Saturday at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters.
13 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pro Mod
Rick Hord raced to the No. 1 qualifying position on Saturday at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters. This weekend’s Pro Mod event, presented…
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Brittany Force, Johnson, Skillman, and Krawiec top Charlotte qualifying fields

After two action-packed days of qualifying, Brittany Force, Tommy Johnson Jr. Drew Skillman, and Eddie Krawiec lead the pro fields at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters in Charlotte.
13 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA Carolina Nationals Saturday Notebook

Brittany Force, Tommy Johnson Jr., Drew Skillman, and Eddie Krawiec shine on Saturday to lead Charlotte pro fields
13 Oct 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Charlotte
Preview | Features | Results QUALIFYING ROUND OVERVIEWS PRO STOCK…
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Ray continues impressive streak with provisional No. 1 in Charlotte qualifying

Jeremy Ray, who won the most recent race in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service in Dallas, is the current No. 1 qualifier during their portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
12 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pro Mod
Jeremy Ray, who won the most recent race in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service in Dallas, is the current No. 1 qualifier during their portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters. This…
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