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Five things we learned at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

The summer season for the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series is in full swing so we’ve already learned a lot this year. Then again, information is limitless so there’s always room for more knowledge and what better place to expand your mind than the fan-friendly environment of Summit Motorsports Park. Here's five big things we learned in Norwalk.
27 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Amgelle Sampey
The summer season for the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series is in full swing so we’ve already learned a lot this year. Then again, information is limitless so there’s always room for more knowledge and what better place to expand your mind…
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Salinas, Hight, Enders, and Sampey outlast the rain in Norwalk

A lengthy rain delay before the final rounds, wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of Mike Salinas, Robert Hight, Erica Enders and Angelle Sampey who were able to leave Summit Motorsports Park with crucial Camping World NHRA series pro titles.
26 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals had a little bit of everything including a lengthy rain delay before the final rounds that gave competitors a bit of extra time to gather their thoughts and refine their plan of attack. In the end, the plan…
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Sunday news and notes from the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and videos from final eliminations at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. Updated throughout the day.
26 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
News, notes, quotes, photos, and videos from final eliminations at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. Updated throughout the day. With an uncertain weather forecast for Sunday, NHRA officials made the decision run some of…
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Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Naitonals Sunday preview

Low qualifiers Bittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders, and Eddie Krawiec lead the way into final eliminations at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk.
25 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Norwalk
With the 2022 NHRA season approximately half-over, its time for anyone who desires to become a champion to make hay and win some rounds. That sentiment is certainly the foremost thought for Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders, and Eddie Krawiec…
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Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Saturday preview

Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders, and Angelle Sampey lead their respective pro fields into the final day of qualifying at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk.
25 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Norwalk
Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders, and Angelle Sampey lead their respective pro fields into the final day of qualifying at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. Capps is coming off a big Funny Car win in Bristol last week,…
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Nighttime is the right time for Force, Capps, Enders and Sampey in Norwalk

Under the lights in Norwalk, Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders and Angelle Sampey lead pro fields after day one at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
24 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
The staff at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park is well known for their unrivaled hospitality and customer service and they offered their loyal fans a fantastic show under the lights on Friday night. At the end of two fast and furious…
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Five things we learned at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

The NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals had a little bit of everything including unpredictable final rounds, a near double, and strong performances by a couple of up-and-coming racers. Here's five big things we learned in Bristol.
20 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
  RON CAPPS IS DETERMINED TO MAKE IT A THREE-HORSE RACE Ron Capps has been around long enough that he doesn’t need a lesson in motivation but in this rare instance, the NHRA.com staff was happy to provide him with one…
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Sunday news and notes from the Thunder Valley Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and videos from final eliminations at the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Update throughout the day.
19 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Leah Pruett
Prior to the start of Sunday’s final eliminations, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme was inducted into the Legends of Thunder Valley,  a Hall of Fame honor for those who have a long and storied history at Bristol Dragway. Prudhomme…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday preview

Low qualifiers Mike Salinas, Robert Hight, Aaron Stanfield, and Angelle Sampey prepare for final eliminations at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.
19 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Bristol
Intrigue is the word of the day at Bristol Dragway as NHRA pros prepare for final eliminations at the Thunder Valley Nationals as there are numerous marquee matchups across all four professional categories. In Top Fuel, almost every one of the…
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Salinas, Hight, Stanfield, and Sampey take top qualifying spots in Bristol

After three action-packed rounds of qualifying in the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series, the low qualifiers for the Thunder Valley Nationals are Mike Salinas, Robert Hight, Aaron Stanfield, and Angelle Sampey.
18 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
There was a lot of bumping and shuffling during Saturday’s two qualifying sessions in Bristol and in the end, Friday leaders Robert Hight and Angelle Sampey held on to the top qualifying spots in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively while…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Saturday preview

Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Angelle Sampey will look to hold on to the No. 1 spots as qualifying continues today at Bristol Dragway.
18 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Bristol
Friday’s singled pro qualifying round at the Thunder Valley Nationals could best be described as a ‘getting to know you” run as teams made their first runs on the newly ground Bristol Dragway track surface. Some found the sweet spot. Others did not…
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Thunder under the lights in Bristol as Torrence, Hight, Anderson, and Sampey lead Friday qualifying

In the minds of many NHRA fans, the only thing better than professional qualifying at night is professional qualifying at night at Bristol Dragway, the track affectionately known as Thunder Valley. Fans got their wish on Friday night at Bristol and NHRA’s pros delivered with an entertaining day-one session.
17 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
In the minds of many NHRA fans, the only thing better than professional qualifying at night is professional qualifying at night at Bristol Dragway, the track affectionately known as Thunder Valley. Fans got their wish on Friday night at Bristol and…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday preview

Breathtaking Bristol Dragway, also known as Thunder Valley, is the host of this week’s Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series race as the series officially heads into the dog days of summer. The event will feature a full roster of professional racing that includes Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
17 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Bristol
Breathtaking Bristol Dragway, also known as Thunder Valley, is the host of this week’s Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series race as the series officially heads into the dog days of summer. The event will feature a full roster of professional racing…
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Every final round of the 2022 NHRA New England Nationals

08 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Eric Merryfield NHRA Super Stock winner 2022 New England Nationals
   
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Five things we learned at the NHRA New England Nationals

From sold-out crowds to (mostly) beautiful weather to thrilling final rounds, the annual NHRA New England Nationals did not disappoint. Here's five big things we learned in Epping.
06 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Five things we learned at the NHRA New England Nationals
  From sold-out crowds to (mostly) beautiful weather to thrilling final rounds, the annual NHRA New England Nationals did not disappoint. Here's five big things we learned in Epping. MIKE SALINAS IS FOR REAL If his wins in Phoenix…
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Sellout crowd sees Salinas, Hagan, and Enders earn wins at New England Nationals

For the first time this year, Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan won in Funny Car at the NHRA New England Nationals at a sold-out New England Dragway. Mike Salinas (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also picked up wins at the eighth of 22 races during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
05 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
For the first time this year, Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan knocked off Robert Hight in the final round, powering to an impressive third win of the season on Sunday at the NHRA New England Nationals at a sold-out New England Dragway.  …
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In front of a sellout crowd Matt Hagan retains the No. 1 position at NHRA New England Nationals

Matt Hagan’s 3.878-seconds at 332.51 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat from Friday stood up during Saturday’s final two sessions, giving him a second straight No. 1 qualifier and third this season. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) also qualified No. 1 in their respective classes
04 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Matt Hagan's Funny Car Stays number at the 2022 NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway
In front of a sellout crowd on Saturday at New England Dragway, Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan secured the No. 1 position for Tony Stewart Racing at the NHRA New England Nationals. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) also…
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NHRA New England Nationals Saturday preview

Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, and Dallas Glenn will look to hold on to the top qualifying spots as qualifying continues for the NHRA New England Nationals.
04 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
NEw England Dragway
Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, and Dallas Glenn will look to hold on to the top qualifying spots as qualifying continues for the NHRA New England Nationals. Rain on Friday subsided long enough for the lone scheduled professional qualifying session…
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Bob Tasca III looks to cap memorable week with win at New England Nationals

There’s always something special about racing at home, which is why Funny Car’s Bob Tasca III can’t wait for this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
04 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Bob Tasca III
There’s always something special about racing at home, which is why Funny Car’s Bob Tasca III can’t wait for this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.   It’s the place the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series veteran…
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Torrence sets track record, Hagan and Glenn also lead Friday Epping fields

Four-time Top Fuel defending world champion Steve Torrence made the quickest run in New England Dragway history, driving to the provisional No. 1 spot on Friday at the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) are also the provisional No. 1 qualifiers.
03 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Four-time Top Fuel defending world champion Steve Torrence made the quickest run in New England Dragway history, driving to the provisional No. 1 spot on Friday at the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.    Matt Hagan (…
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NHRA New England Nationals Friday preview

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to rustic New England Dragway this week for the annual NHRA New England Nationals featuring competition in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and the Lucas Oil Sportsman series.
03 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
New England Dragway
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to rustic New England Dragway this week for the annual NHRA New England Nationals featuring competition in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. The Epping…
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Force, Hight double for JFR in Virginia; Smith wins Pro Stock Motorcycle grudge final

Brittany Force and Robert Hight collected a nitro double for John Force Racing, and Matt Smith scored an important win in Pro Stock Motorcycle to cap a long, wild, and record-breaking weekend of racing at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
15 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Winners
Brittany Force and Robert Hight collected a nitro double for John Force Racing, and Matt Smith scored an important win in Pro Stock Motorcycle to cap a long, wild, and record-breaking weekend of racing at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia…
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Sunday News and Notes from the Virginia NHRA Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and videos from final eliminations at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Update throughout the day.
15 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Sunday News and Notes from the Virginia NHRA Nationals
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY With the sun making its first heavy appearance of the weekend — blasting through the semi-cloudy skies — teams had to try to adjust for the difference between qualifying and raceday, and the first pairs were…
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Virginia NHRA Nationals Sunday preview

After battling the elements for two long days, NHRA race teams can see the finish line ahead as they prepare for final eliminations at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
15 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Virginia NHRA Nationals
After battling the elements for two long days, NHRA race teams can see the finish line ahead as they prepare for final eliminations at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Low qualifiers Brittany Force in Top Fuel and Matt Hagan in Funny Car are also the…
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Friday leaders Force, Hagan, Smith lose then regain No. 1 spots on wild day

Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, and Angie Smith finished qualifying as the field leaders at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, setting the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations.
14 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, and Angie Smith finished qualifying as the field leaders at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, setting the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations. Despite dire forecasts for rain, the racers and…
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Virginia NHRA Nationals Saturday preview

After a long and rain-delayed opening day of qualifying that was ultimately rewarding as five of the six existing track record were broken, teams will enter Saturday with some trepidation and a not especially friendly weather forecast.
13 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Virginia NHRA Nationals
After a long and rain-delayed opening day of qualifying that was ultimately rewarding as five of the six existing track record were broken, teams will enter Saturday with some trepidation and a not especially friendly weather forecast. Points…
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Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, and Angie Smith are opening-day leaders in Virginia

After a three-year absence, NHRA Drag Racing returned to Virginia Motorsports Park with Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, and Angie Smith earning the provisional low qualifying spots after a track-record-setting opening day of the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
13 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
After a three-year absence, NHRA Drag Racing returned to Virginia Motorsports Park with Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, and Angie Smith earning the provisional low qualifying spots after the opening day of the Virginia NHRA Nationals. It took a…
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Virginia NHRA Nationals Friday preview

After a two-year absence, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to Virginia Motorsports Park in the heart of historic Civil War battlefields for the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
12 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Virginia NHRA Nationals
After a two-year absence, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to Virginia Motorsports Park in the heart of historic Civil War battlefields for the Virginia NHRA Nationals. The track was a mainstay of NHRA competition in the 1990s…
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Mike Salinas, John Force, and Steve Johnson conquer Charlotte Four Wide Nationals

Mike Salinas, John Force, and Steve Johnson grab wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.
01 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Winners
Mike Salinas, John Force, and Steve Johnson grab wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. Salinas, winner earlier this year in Phoenix, notched his second win of…
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Summit Racing Jr. Dragster Shootout goes to Matthew Peterson

Rising stars from the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League took part in a special eight-car shootout event held during the Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals in Charlotte with Matthew Peterson driving his way to a win against Lincoln McMaster in the final round.
01 May 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Jr. Dragster
Rising stars from the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League took part in a special eight-car shootout event held during the Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals in Charlotte with Matthew Peterson driving his way to a win against Lincoln McMaster in the…
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