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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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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News, notes, quotes, videos, and photos from final eliminations day at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. (Updated throughout the day)
01 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday News and Notes
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY   Doug Kalitta, who has never won a four-wide race, looks pretty racy in the Autodesk dragster. After making it down the track on all four qualifying passes, Kalitta won his first-…
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Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals Saturday preview

Friday leaders Justin Ashley and John Force held on to the top spots in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively while Angelle Sampey took over the qualifying lead at the Circle K Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. Now, the real fun starts during Sunday’s final eliminations.
01 May 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Charlotte
Friday leaders Justin Ashley and John Force held on to the top spots in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively while Angelle Sampey took over the qualifying lead at the Circle K Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. Now, the real fun starts during…
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Ashley, Force, and Sampey lead Charlotte Four Wide fields into Sunday's eliminations

Justin Ashley and John Force held onto their Friday nitro leads and Angelle Sampey took the No. 1 spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle as the trio are the professional qualifying leaders for the Circle K NHRA-Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.
30 Apr 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
John Force
Justin Ashley, John Force, and Angelle Sampey are the professional qualifying leaders for the Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. they will each enjoy lane choice when final eliminations for the twice-a-year showcase kicks off Sunday…
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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Saturday preview

Justin Ashley, John Force, and Steve Johnson claimed the top spots in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock Motorcycle on Friday night at zMax Dragway. Now, the challenge will be to hold onto them.
30 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Charlotte
Justin Ashley, John Force, and Steve Johnson claimed the top spots in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock Motorcycle on Friday night at zMax Dragway. Now, the challenge will be to hold onto them. Ashley, who has made a habit of running in the 3.6s…
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Ashley, Force, and Johnson take early qualifying leads at Charlotte Four-Wides

After a thrilling day of qualifying, Justin Ashley, John Force, and Steve Johnson are the provisional qualifying leaders at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.
29 Apr 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
After a thrilling day of qualifying, Justin Ashley, John Force, and Steve Johnson are the provisional qualifying leaders at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. After pounding out a strong 3.669, Justin Ashley is halfway to what…
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Factory Stock Showdown drivers prepare for first Four Wide experience

For the first time, the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown will compete under the Four wide format and drivers are both anxious and apprehensive.
29 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Bill Skillman
As if driving a seven second doorslammer on a nine-inch tire isn’t challenging enough, competitors in the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown will have an added wrinkle during this weekend’s Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals when they…
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Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals Friday preview

For the second and final time this season, side-by-side-by-side-by-side racing will return to the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series with the Circle K Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. This is the sixth event in the 22 race Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series.
29 Apr 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Charlotte
For the second and final time this season, side-by-side-by-side-by-side racing will return to the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series with the Circle K Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. This is the sixth event in the 22 race Camping World NHRA…
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Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders, Steve Johnson claim final Houston victories

At the final NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park, event champions Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders, and Steve Johnson combined to give the historic facility a proper send-off.
24 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Houston winners
At the final NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park, event champions Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders, and Steve Johnson combined to give the historic facility a proper send-off. There was more than enough drama to go around at…
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NHRA SpringNationals Sunday News and Notes

News, notes, quotes, videos, and photos from final eliminations day at the NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park. (Updated throughout the day)
24 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Jim Campbell
Before the first pair of Top Fuel dragsters had even done their burnouts, there was a lane swap in pair two as No. 3 qualifier Doug Kalitta elected to move his Mobil 1 dragster from the left lane to the right lane. The move may…
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NHRA SpringNationals Sunday preview

Final eliminations are scheduled for today at the NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park and there are a lot of questions that will be answered.
24 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Houston
Can Steve Torrence win his first race of the season? Can Ron Capps keep his momentum going? What about rookie Camrie Caruso, can she become NHRA’s next first-time winner? And then there is the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Can anyone catch runaway…
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Torrence, Capps, Caruso, and Stoffer land top qualifying spots in Houston

Steve Torrence grabs the top spot in Top Fuel while Friday leaders Ron Capps, Camrie Caruso, and Karen Stoffer hold on in front of a packed house in Houston.
23 Apr 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Fans jammed Houston Raceway Park to capacity on Saturday as qualifying was completed and the fields set for the NHRA SpringNationals. There was plenty of drama and excitement, but also a fair amount of tire smoke in the nitro classes as crew chiefs…
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NHRA SpringNationals Saturday preview

If Friday’s lone professional qualifying session taught us anything, it’s that the fields for the final NHRA SprinNationals in Houston will be among the most competitive of the season.
23 Apr 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Houston
If Friday’s lone professional qualifying session taught us anything, it’s that the fields for the final NHRA SprinNationals in Houston will be among the most competitive of the season. Two more session are on tap today, as well as more qualifying…
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NHRA SpringNationals Friday preview

For the final time, the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing tour will head deep into the heart of Texas for the NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park. This race is the fifth of 22 in the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series.
22 Apr 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Houston
For the final time, the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing tour will head deep into the heart of Texas for the NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park. This race is the fifth of 22 in the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series. Throughout its 35-…
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Brittany Force, Ron Capps, and Erica Enders claim Las Vegas Four-Wide victories

Brittany Force, Ron Capps, and Erica Enders conquered the NHRA Four Wide Nationals following an action packed day at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
03 Apr 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Four-Wide winners
The NHRA Four Wide Nationals once again provided all the drama that fans have come to expect from the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series as Brittany Force, Ron Capps, and Erica Enders were crowned champions at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor…
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NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News, notes, quotes, videos, and photos from final eliminations day at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Updated throughout the day)
03 Apr 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday News and Notes
UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Crew chief Jim Oberhofer continued to get his feet underneath him in his new role as crew chief for Clay Millican’s Parts Plus dragster, backing up his Q4 effort of 3.75 with a solid 3.76 to advance…
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NHRA Four Wide Nationals Sunday preview

After two intense days of qualifying at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the fields are set for final eliminations at the NHRA Four Wide Nationals
03 Apr 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News, Race coverage
Las Vegas
NHRA Four Wide racing is nothing if not unpredictable so it stands to reason there will be plenty of surprises as eliminations get underway at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. There was plenty of shuffling during qualifying on Friday and…
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NHRA Four Wide Nationals Saturday preview

Leah Pruett, John Force, and Aaron Stanfield look to hold on to the top spots as pro qualifying continues at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
02 Apr 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Las Vegas
After some early season struggles, Leah Pruett enjoyed her best day at the races so far in 2022 with a pair of solid runs in her Tony Stewart Racing Top Fuel dragster. After two runs on Friday, Pruett leads the field at the NHRA Four Wide Nationals…
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Leah Pruett, John Force, and Aaron Stanfield lead Friday qualifying in Las Vegas

After two of four runs, Leah Pruett, John Force, and Aaron Stanfield arethe provisional low qualifiers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, respectively at the NHRA Four Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
01 Apr 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Leah Pruett
Fans in Las Vegas enjoyed a lot of sunshine and a solid day of qualifying on Friday at the NHRA Four Wide Nationals where Leah Pruett, John Force, and Aaron Stanfield landed in the top spots in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, respectively. The…
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NHRA Four Wide Nationals Friday preview

The Camping World NHRA Drag Racing tour heads West to the famed Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the annual for the Four Wide Nationals, the first of two four wide events on the 2022 calendar.
31 Mar 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Las Vegas
The unique and often unpredictable four wide format returns to the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing tour this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the first of two events that feature the four-at-a-time format including the event…
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Tatum, Hagan, Glenn, Stoffer score victories in dramatic, historic Gatornationals finish

Tripp Tatum, Matt Hagan, Dallas Glenn, and Karen Stoffer collected victories on a record-setting final eliminations day at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the third event of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
13 Mar 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Gatornationals
Tripp Tatum, Matt Hagan, Dallas Glenn, and Karen Stoffer collected victories on a record-setting final eliminations day at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the third event of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing…
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Sunday News and Notes from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Notes, quotes, photos, and video from final eliminations day at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
13 Mar 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Sunday News and Notes
  The first round of Top Fuel kicked off an hour late, at noon Eastern, for the simple fact that the track was too cold at the prescribed 11 a.m. start time. The track temperature was a measly 71.5 degrees, the lowest anyone could…
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