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Angelle Sampey scores an emotional Pro Stock Motorcycle victory in Charlotte

Racing for her hurricane-ravaged hometown and injured fellow rider and former teammate Cory Reed, Angelle Sampey scored an emotional 44th career win at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals.
19 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Angelle Sampey
Angelle Sampey defeated sentimental favorite Joey Gladstone in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals, but it was a bittersweet win for the three-time world champ. After back-to-back runner-ups this year in Pomona and…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News and Notes from final eliminations day at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more!
19 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
News and Notes
UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Clay Millican and Shawn Langdon hooked up in a wild first-round Top Fuel pedalfest that kicked off with two superior reaction times. Langdon left first with a sterling .024 reaction time with…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Sunday preview

It's raceday at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals and there's a ton of drama surrounding eliminations. Points leads are in jeopardy and history could be made by Greg Anderson in Pro Stock. Here's what you need to know.
19 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals
Will he or won’t he? That’s the question surrounding Pro Stock points leader Greg Anderson that’s on a lot of minds heading into raceday at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals. One week ago, at the Countdown to the Championship opener in Reading,…
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Friday's leaders hold on to top spots at DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals

Friday’s low qualifiers at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals all held onto their top seeds on the final day of qualifying, with Brittany and John Force in the No. 1 spots in Top Fuel and Funny Car and Aaron Stanfield and Steve Johnson holding sway in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle,
18 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
John Force
Friday’s low qualifiers at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals all held onto their top seeds through two sessions on the final day of qualifying at zMAX Dragway, with Brittany and John Force holding a family reunion in the No. 1 spots in Top Fuel and…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Saturday preview

Another day of action-packed racing is in store today at zMAX Dragway, to set the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations at the second event of the Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
18 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals
Another day of action-packed racing is in store today at “the Ballagio of Dragstrips,” zMAX Dragway, to set the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations at the second event of the Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.…
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Forces, Stanfield, Johnson lead Friday fields at DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals

The daughter-father duo of Brittany and John Force grabbed the nitro qualifying leads in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, on the opening night of the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals. Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also ended the evening atop their classes.
17 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
The daughter-father duo of Brittany and John Force grabbed the nitro qualifying leads in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, under the lights at zMAX Dragway on the opening night of the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals. Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock)…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Friday preview

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to zMAX Dragway for the second time this season, this time in the traditional two-wide format and as the second event of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
17 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to zMAX Dragway for the second time this season, this time in the traditional two-wide format and as the second event of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. The teams are on their third of…
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Billy Torrence opens Countdown to the Championship with impressive victory

Billy got the opening jump in the Top Fuel ranks, winning the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway with a run of 3.720 at 326.08 in the final round against Justin Ashley.
12 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Billy
It was a Torrence who started the Countdown to the Championship in impressive fashion, only this time it was Billy who got the opening jump in the Top Fuel ranks, winning the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove…
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Tommy Johnson Jr. makes most of opportunity, beats John Force in a thriller

Filling in for defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan, who missed his second straight race due to COVID-19, Johnson drove to the win with a run of 3.926 at 330.23 to beat John Force in the final round of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
12 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
TJ
You can now call Tommy Johnson Jr. the super sub. Filling in for defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan, who missed his second straight race due to COVID-19, Johnson drove to an incredible win on Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway, delivering a…
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Greg Anderson gets 97th win, ties Warren Johnson for most in Pro Stock history

The win came in the final round of Sunday’s Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove and it came against longtime rival Erica Enders at Maple Grove Raceway, as Anderson went 6.578 at 208.30 to hit the historic mark.
12 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Anderson
The question of when is no longer as Greg Anderson has tied Warren Johnson for the most wins in Pro Stock history. It came in the final round of Sunday’s Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil and it came against longtime rival…
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Steve Johnson wins playoff opener, grabs points lead for first time since 2014

Johnson capped off a tremendous Sunday at Maple Grove victory with his second victory of the season, rolling to the win in the final round of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil with a run of 6.775 at 196.87 against Eddie Krawiec.
12 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Steve
Steve Johnson’s dream season continues to build and now he’s the points leader in Pro Stock Motorcycle for the first time since 2014. Johnson capped off a tremendous Sunday at Maple Grove victory with his second victory of the season, rolling to…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News and Notes from final eliminations at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. This will be updated throughout the day with notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more from the first race of the Countdown to the Championship!
12 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Sunday Reading Notes
It's the first Countdown to the Championship for reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley, but the young standout is off to a great start, making the best run of his weekend in his opening round win against veteran Doug Kalitta. In a great…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil Sunday preview

After two tremendous days of qualifying at Maple Grove Raceway, the journey towards a championship officially begins with today’s eliminations at the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
12 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Reading Sunday
After two tremendous days of qualifying at Maple Grove Raceway, the journey towards a championship officially begins with today’s eliminations at the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. With speed records…
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Force, Pedregon, Enders and Sampey claim No. 1 spots at Maple Grove Raceway

The final day of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil delivered plenty of standout runs, as Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) earned No. 1 qualifiers.
11 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Cruz
The final day of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil delivered plenty of standout runs in a front of another massive crowd at Maple Grove Raceway, and Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil Saturday preview

The kickoff to the Countdown to the Championship featured two track speed records during Friday’s lone session, and with another spectacular day in store, all the stars in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will look make moves during Saturday’s final two sessions.
11 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Reading Saturday
For anyone who forgot just how special — and fast — Maple Grove Raceway can be, they were reminded in emphatic fashion during the first round of qualifying on Friday as part of this weekend’s 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented…
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Force, Hight, Koretsky and Sampey pace the field at Maple Grove Raceway

In front of a huge crowd on Friday, the NHRA Countdown to the Championship kicked off in impressive fashion, with Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Kyle Koretsky (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) racing to No. 1 at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
10 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Force Reading Friday
In front of a huge crowd on Friday at Maple Grove Raceway, the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs kicked off in impressive fashion, with Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Kyle Koretsky (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Friday Preview

We’ve officially reached crunch time and the return of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. It’s where champions are made, legacies are built and historic runs are made, and it all gets started at Maple Grove Raceway this weekend.
10 Sep 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Reading preview
Well, it’s here. After a year away due to the pandemic, we’ve officially reached crunch time and the return of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. It’s where champions are made, legacies are built and historic runs are made, and it all gets…
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Who was the last female Top Fuel winner of the U.S. Nationals?

She's a living legend who continues to inspire racers with her tenacity and skill. You guessed it—Shirley Muldowney.
08 Sep 2021
David Kennedy
Feature, Race coverage
Who was the last female Top Fuel winner of the U.S. Nationals?
 
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Smokeshow! Billy Torrence vs. Doug Kalitta at the U.S. Nationals

Watch two Top Fuel masters battle for traction in round two of the 2021 Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals
08 Sep 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Smoke show! Billy Torrence vs. Doug Kalitta at the U.S. Nationals
 
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Erica Enders goes back-to-back; claims third Indy Pro Stock title

Erica Enders goes to her third-straight U.S. Nationals Pro Stock final, picks up second-straight win with holeshot victory over Kyle Koretsky.
05 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Remember that heartbreaking 2019 U.S. Nationals final round where Erica Enders lost an almost certain victory when her Elite Camaro broke in the final round against Alex Laughlin? That’s now a distant memory for Enders who has recovered quite nicely…
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Steve Torrence continues his roll with third Indy win, eighth title of the season

In a season where he can seemingly do no wrong, Steve Torrence almost predictably added a third career Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals crown to his resumé, collecting his eighth win of the season to enter the Countdown to the Championship with a ton of momentum.
05 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
In a season where he can seemingly do no wrong, Steve Torrence almost predictably added a third career Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals crown to his resumé, collecting his eighth win of the season to enter the Countdown to the Championship with a ton…
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Tim Wilkerson's perseverance pays off with second Indy Funny Car crown

It's been five years and nine runner-ups in coming but Tim Wilkerson reached the winner's circle again in Funny Car and did it at the sport's biggest race to claim his second Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals Funny Car crown.
05 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Tim Wilkerson'
Tim Wilkerson is a testament to perseverance in the sport of drag racing. The popular Illinois-based racer has had a rough summer with a body-destroying blower explosion in Sonoma and a body-damaging top-end collision with Cruz Pedregon in Topeka,…
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Krawiec tops Sampey in epic all Vance & Hines Indy Pro Stock Motorcycle final

Four-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Eddie Krawiec shakes off early-season struggles to win the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals for the third time in his career; defeats teammate Angelle Sampey in the final.
05 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Eddie Krawiec
To suggest this hasn’t’ been a typical year for Eddie Krawiec would be an understatement. The four-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion missed the first two races of the year and then struggled at others. As a result, he came dangerously close…
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Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News and Notes from final eliminations day at the Dodge/SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more!
05 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
News and Notes
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Alex Laughlin made a little Indy history by becoming just the fourth driver in Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals history to have qualified in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock.…
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Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals Sunday preview

Emotions run high as champions will be crowned today at the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals, NHRA’s oldest and most prestigious event.
05 Sep 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
U.S. Nationals
No one enjoyed the rains that washed away almost all of Saturday’s scheduled on-track activities at the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis but there is a bright side; the sun is out on Sunday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and we’re…
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Indy rain delay presents interesting dilemma for Vance & Hines team

For one of the few times in either of their careers, Vance & Hines teammates Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec are faced with the possibility of missing the Countdown to the Championship playoffs in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
04 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature, Race coverage
Andrew Hines
There are few things worse than a rain delay at the races, but the storm that currently has action on hold at the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals is particularly taxing for the Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team. After sitting out the first…
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Steve Comella dominates to claim first Dodge Hemi Challenge title at Indy

After a runner-up finish in last year's Mopar Hemi Challenge, Steve Comella came back to Indy more determined than ever and claimed his first victory over four-time champion Jimmy Daniels.
03 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Hemi Challenge
With a dominant performance that included a blistering 8.364 elapsed time in the final round, Steve Comella earned the victory in the Dodge Hemi Challenge held on Friday during the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.…
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Division 2 wins overall JEGS Allstars crown; North Central Region claims alcohol title

For the eighth time, the Southeast Division team celebrates an overall team title at the prestigious JEGS Allstars held during the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.
03 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
JEGS Allstars
Riding a hot streak with wins from three of their team members, the squad from the NHRA Southeast Division (Division 2) claimed the overall team title at the JEGS Allstars race held on Friday during the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.…
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Forces dominate nitro qualifying; Koretsky, Krawiec all top Friday Indy fields

The daughter-father duo of Brittany and John Force are the leaders in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, while Kyle Koretsky, and Eddie Krawiec are the opening-day qualifying leaders in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals.
03 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Brittany Force
As it has since 1961, the thunder of NHRA horsepower roared to life Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, and more history is in the making. The daughter-father duo of Brittany and John Force, who won together in Topeka three weeks ago,…
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Watch now! The 2021 Dodge//SRT NHRA Hemi Challenge—Round 2 eliminations

The legendary 426 Hemi and the U.S. Nationals have been a match made in heaven since they met in 1964.
03 Sep 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Round 2 of the 2021 Dodge//SRT NHRA Hemi Challenge!
  See and hear the power of Dodge's Super Stock "Elephant" and NHRA's "The Big Go" in all their natural glory— just as Tom Hoover and Wally Parks would have wanted it!…
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