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Anderson highlights fifth championship with 99th career Pro Stock victory

One round after clinching his fifth Camping World NHRA Pro Stock championship in a thrilling side-by-side race against reigning champ Erica Enders, Greg Anderson finished off one of the most rewarding weekends of his career when he defeated teammate Kyle Koretsky to win his 99th career NHRA Wally trophy.
14 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
One round after clinching his fifth Camping World NHRA Pro Stock championship in a thrilling side-by-side race against reigning champ Erica Enders, Greg Anderson finished off one of the most rewarding weekends of his career when he defeated teammate…
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Steve Torrence caps dominating title season with 11th victory in 20 events

Steve Torrence clinched his fourth career NHRA Top Fuel championship, then added his 11th victory in 20 starts this season, besting good friend Antron Brown in the final round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
14 Nov 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence had already won more than half of the season’s first 19 events, collecting 10 victories including two of the last four events heading into the season finale, and clinching his fourth straight world championship, but it wasn’t enough…
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Matt Smith celebrates fifth championship with 32nd career victory

Matt Smith wrapped up his fifth world championship on Sunday at Auto Club Pomona Raceway when he defeated Angelle Sampey in the quarterfinals and then continued to roll on to the 32nd win of his career with a holeshot win over Karen Stoffer in the final round.
14 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith wrapped up his fifth world championship on Sunday at Auto Club Pomona Raceway when he defeated Angelle Sampey in the quarterfinals and then continued to roll on to the 32nd win of his career with a holeshot win over Karen Stoffer in the…
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Bob Tasca III claims third Funny Car win of the year at season finale in Pomona

Bob Tasca III finished off a promising yet frustrating season of flirting with the world championship with his third Funny Car victory of the season at the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
14 Nov 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Bob Tasca III
Bob Tasca III finished off a promising yet frustrating season of flirting with the world championship with his third Funny Car victory of the season at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Tasca, who led the points battle for eight races early in the…
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Finally, Greg Anderson claims fifth career Pro Stock world championship

It took more than a decade, but Greg Anderson can finally say he’s a five-time Camping World NHRA Series Pro Stock champion. Anderson clinched his latest title, his first since 2010, on Sunday in Pomona when he defeated his archrival Erica Enders in the semifinal round.
14 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
It took more than a decade, but Greg Anderson can finally say he’s a five-time Camping World NHRA Series Pro Stock champion. Anderson clinched his latest title, his first since 2010, on Sunday in Pomona when he defeated his archrival Erica Enders in…
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Matt Smith joins exclusive company with fifth Pro Stock Motorcycle title

Matt Smith has had the best bike in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at almost every race this season and as a result, his Denso Buell will once again carry the No. 1 plate in 2021.
14 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith has had the best bike in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at almost every race this season and as a result, his Denso Buell will once again carry the No. 1 plate in 2021. Smith clinched his fifth Camping World NHRA Series championship on…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Sunday News and Notes

Notes, quotes, photos, and video from final eliminations day at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
14 Nov 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
News and Notes
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship contenders Steve Torrence and Brittany Force shared their thoughts about the championship battle ahead during pre-re ceremonies on Championship…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Saturday Preview

Auto Club NHRA Finals Saturday PreviewMike Salinas, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Matt Smith head into Saturday as the top qualifiers at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona.
12 Nov 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Pomona
The first day of professional qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals only served to heighten the drama that surrounds the battle for the Camping World NHRA championships in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. The…
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Championship contenders Anderson and Smith lead Friday qualifying in Pomona

The Auto Club NHRA Finals kicked off at Auto Club Pomona Raceway on Friday with all four pro championships up for grabs. Title contenders Greg Anderson and Matt Smith finished the day as the leaders in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively, while Mike Salinas leads Top Fuel and Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field.
12 Nov 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
The Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final event of the 2021 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing season kicked off at Auto Club Pomona Raceway on Friday with all four pro championships up for grabs. Title contenders Greg Anderson and Matt Smith finished the…
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Watch the first qualifying session from the Auto Club NHRA Finals for free

The opening Camping World Drag Racing Series qualifying session from the Auto Club NHRA Finals is streaming live and free on both NHRA.com and NHRA's Facebook page. Watch it all, from Pro Stock Motorcycle through Top Fuel!
12 Nov 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Auto Club NHRA Finals
 
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Jerry Emmons and Christopher Dodd clinch NHRA Lucas Oil Series championships

During Friday’s opening rounds of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Jerry Emmons and Christopher Dodd clinched championships in Stock and Super Comp respectively.
12 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Jerry Emmons
During Friday’s opening rounds of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Jerry Emmons and Christopher Dodd clinched championships in Stock and Super Comp respectively. Emmons won the title, the second for his talented family, when he staged for his round two…
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First title within reach after Johnson bags third Pro Stock Motorcycle win of season

Steve Johnson will head to Pomona with a chance to win his first championship following a final round win over Karen Stoffer in Las Vegas.
31 Oct 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson needed to complete a Hail Mary pass in order to get back in the race for the Camping World NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle and he did just that by beating Karen Stoffer in the all-Suzuki final. Johnson, a title contender for one of the few…
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Steve Torrence expands Top Fuel points lead with huge Las Vegas victory

Steve Torrence inched closer to a fourth straight NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship with a key victory at the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
31 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence inched closer to a fourth straight NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship with a key victory at the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas. Torrence took advantage of a semifinal loss by title rival Brittany…
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“Double-O Dallas” strikes again in Vegas; Glenn wins third Pro Stock race

Rookie of the Year contender Dallas Glenn uses a nearly-perfect .001 reaction time to win his third Pro Stock race of 2022; Enders gains ground in championship battle.
31 Oct 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Dallas Glenn
Dallas Glenn has been racing a Pro Stock car for seven months but its not too soon to include him in the conversation regarding the class’ best drivers. Glenn has now won three races in what many consider to be the sport’s most competitive class…
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Cruz Pedregon climbs back into title battle with clutch Las Vegas Funny Car win

Cruz Pedregon took advantage of a series of upsets to climb back into the hunt for a third NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car championship, capping a stirring day at the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals with a final-round victory over points leader Ron Capps. 
31 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Cruz Pedregon
Cruz Pedregon took advantage of a series of upsets to climb back into the hunt for a third NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car championship, capping a stirring day at the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas with a final-round victory…
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Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Sunday News and Notes

Notes, quotes, photos, and video from final eliminations day at the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,
31 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
News and Notes
  Prior to the first round, Top Fuel championship contenders Steve Torrence and low qualifier Brittany Force talked about their hopes for the day. *** Alex Laughlin collected just his second career round win in…
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Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Sunday Preview

Qualifying leaders Brittany Force, Alexis DeJoria, Greg Anderson and Matt Smith will try to finish the job during Sunday’s final eliminations in Las Vegas.
31 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Vegas
After three qualifying rounds, the professional fields are set for the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas and while there were a few surprises, the racers who are still in contention for Camping World NHRA Series titles generally helped…
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Force, DeJoria, Anderson, and Smith roll aces with top qualifying spots in Las Vegas

A packed house at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday was able to revel in the drama of the final day of qualifying for the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil as championship contenders jockeyed for position in each of NHRA's four professional categories.
30 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Brittany Force
A packed house at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday was able to revel in the drama of the final day of qualifying for the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil as championship contenders jockeyed for position in each of…
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Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Saturday Preview

Qualifying for the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil continues on Saturday as early leaders Brittany Force, Alexis DeJoria, Kyle Koretsky and Steve Johnson look to stay on top.
30 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Vegas
The Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil continues on Saturday with two more rounds of professional qualifying in order to set the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations. In Top Fuel, where reigning champ Steve Torrence and Brittany…
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Force, DeJoria, Koretsky and Johnson lead Friday qualifying at Las Vegas

The stars of the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series celebrated Nevada Day on Friday with an impressive qualifying round to kick off the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil and Brittany Force, Alexis DeJoria, Kyle Koretsky, and Steve Johnson emerged as the early leaders after one of three qualifying sessions.
29 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Alexis DeJoria
The stars of the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series celebrated Nevada Day on Friday with an impressive qualifying round to kick off the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil and Brittany Force Alexis DeJoria, Kyle Koretsky, and Steve…
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Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Friday Preview

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series heads towards what promises to be a thrilling conclusion with the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the penultimate round in the Countdown to the Championship.
29 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals
This weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series heads for its second annual stop in Las Vegas for the penultimate round of the Countdown to the Championship and all four Pro titles are still up for grabs, although some are more up for grabs…
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Watch J.R. Todd take down Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan

See what was [jokingly] referred to as Ron Capps' favorite moment of the 2021 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
19 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Watch J.R. Todd take down Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan
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Jose Gonzalez clinches NHRA Pro Mod world title in Bristol

Jose Gonzalez earned his first career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service world championship on Sunday at Bristol Dragway as part of this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
17 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jose Gonzalez clinched his first career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service world championship on Sunday at Bristol Dragway as part of this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The event was the 10th of…
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Alexis DeJoria caps off magical weekend in Bristol with first win since 2017

On a terrific weekend for DeJoria, she finished the job against J.R. Todd on Sunday, going 3.921-seconds at 327.66 mph to win the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and get her first victory since 2017.
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
DeJoria
Bristol Dragway was already one of Alexis DeJoria’s favorite places to race. After a thrilling weekend in Thunder Valley, capped off by her first win since 2017 on Sunday, her love for the facility certainly grew even more. On a truly…
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Home away from home: Mike Salinas wins second straight race at Bristol

Salinas won the most recent event at the track in 2019 and is now a back-to-back winner in Thunder Valley, ousting Steve Torrence in the final round of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday.
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Salinas
Even after a year away, Bristol Dragway continues to treat Mike Salinas very well. Salinas won the most recent event at the track in 2019 and is now a back-to-back winner in Thunder Valley, ousting Steve Torrence in the final round of the NHRA…
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Angelle Sampey tops Karen Stoffer in Pro Stock Motorcycle thriller at Bristol

In an all-female final round at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Sampey used a .010 reaction time against Karen Stoffer, winning on a holeshot on her Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki with a pass of 6.773-seconds at 196.85 mph.
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Angelle
With her second win in the Countdown to the Championship, Angelle Sampey proved on Sunday at Bristol Dragway that she’s right in the thick of the championship conversation in Pro Stock Motorcycle. In an all-female final round at the NHRA Thunder…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News and notes from final eliminations in Bristol at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more!
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Sunday
UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Spencer Massey impressed in a first round upset of Leah Pruett to open eliminations on Sunday in Top Fuel, but it wasn't all positives for the veteran. After going 3.745 at 328.46 to beat Pruett, who went up in smoke…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday Preview

There’s a chill in the air at Bristol Dragway, but that’s not the only thing as Thunder Valley prepares to host eliminations for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals for the first time ever in October.
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Sunday
There’s a chill in the air at Bristol Dragway, but that’s not the only thing as Thunder Valley prepares to host eliminations for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals for the first time ever in October. It’s also the first time the NHRA Camping World…
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S. Torrence, DeJoria, Pollacheck qualify No. 1 at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Track records went by the wayside on Saturday at Bristol Dragway, as Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all finished No. 1 to close out qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
16 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Bristol Saturday
Track records went by the wayside on Saturday at Bristol Dragway, as Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all finished No. 1 to close out qualifying on Saturday at the NHRA Thunder Valley…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Saturday Preview

It was a thunderous return to Bristol Dragway, capped off by the quickest run in track history, and now we’ll get to see what teams will do for an encore to close out qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
16 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Bristol Saturday
It was a thunderous return to Bristol Dragway, capped off by the quickest run in track history, and now we’ll get to see what teams will do for an encore to close out qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. After more than two years away…
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