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VIDEO: John DeFlorian leads Q1 of Mountain Motor Pro Stock at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Veteran driver set the pace in Bristol for Mountain Motor Pro Stock. Watch every run here. 
14 Jun 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
John DeFlorian
John DeFlorian got the first Wally of the season in Mountain Motor Pro Stock, which is running four times at NHRA national events in 2019…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday Preview

Welcome back to Bristol, Tennessee for the 19th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
14 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
The NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals begins Friday with qualifying in Top Fuel, Funny Car, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Modified, Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley and Lucas Oil Sportsman drag racing.  Professional qualifying rounds are…
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Steve Jackson extends points lead in E3 Pro Mod Series after Topeka victory

Incoming points leader Steve Jackson drove his Bahrain1 Camaro to a second win of the season to extend his lead in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series.
09 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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PRO MOD
 Stevie “Fast” Jackson claimed his second victory of the season at Heartland Motorsports Park in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service on Sunday, winning the 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals…
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Stephen Bell gets back on the winning track in SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown

Stephen Bell prevails over teammate Arthur Kohn in an COPO Camaro final round in the SAM Tech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown in Topeka.
09 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
factory stock
Stephen Bell picked up his first win in more than a year when he defeated Arthur Kohn in the final round of the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown in Topeka. Bell, the winner of the 2018 season opener in Gainesville, drove to low elapsed time of…
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Torrence nails down fifth-straight Top Fuel win; Hight scores Funny Car win No. 49

Steve Torrence defeats his father, Billy, to earn fifth-straight Top Fuel title while Robert Hight claims career win No. 49 in Funny Car to tie Don "the Snake" Prudhomme.
09 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Topeka
When Steve Torrence won six-straight races to close out his 2018 championship season, some predicted the feat might never be duplicated. As it turns out, it might be duplicated next weekend in Bristol after the reigning Mello Yello champion won his…
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Topeka Top Fuel results: Final

Steve Torrence wins fifth-straight Top Fuel title in Topeka after historic father-son final.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
torrence
Racing his father, Billy, for the first time in a final round, Steve Torrence ran his win streak to five-straight races at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Steve gave up a hundredth of a second to his father at the start,…
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Topeka Funny Car results: Final

Robert Hight wins fourth event of 2019; ties Don "the Snake" Prudhomme with 49th career victory.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Hight2
Robert Hight continued to assert his dominance over the Funny Car field by winning his fourth race of the year at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Hight drove his Auto Club Camaro to a 3.895 at 330.88 to beat Jack Beckman,…
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Topeka Funny Car results: Semifinals

It will be JFR vs. DSR in the Funny Car final when points leader Robert Hight takes on Jack Beckman in the Topeka Funny Car final.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
hight
It will be JFR vs. DSR in the Funny Car final when points leader Robert Hight takes on Jack Beckman in the Topeka Funny Car final. Hight, who already has three wins in five finals this year, drove his Auto Club Camaro to a dominant 3.900, 330.63…
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Topeka Top Fuel results: Semifinals

The Topeka Top Fuel final will feature a pair of Capco Contractors dragsters as Billy Torrence is set to face his son, Steve.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
btorrence
The Topeka Top Fuel final will feature a pair of Capco Contractors dragsters as Billy Torrence is set to face his son, Steve. Billy, who already has a win this year in Phoenix, drove to a 3.796 to beat rookie Austin Prock, who smoked the tires.…
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Topeka Sunday Photo Gallery

Photo highlights from the final day of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
priddy
Sunday's pre-race festivities included a lively discussion between Antron Brown and Scott Palmer, whose round one meeting was deemed the Marquee Matchup in Top Fuel. The popular track walk was led by Top Fuel racer…
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Topeka Funny Car results: E2

Wide open battle in Funny Car after four winners in the second round of eliminations in Topeka each ran between 3.92 and 3.95-seconds.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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beckman
The parity that currently exists in the Funny Car class was on display in the second round in Topeka where each of the four winners ran within three-hundredth of one another. Robert Hight was quickest with a 3.921 in his win over reigning Mello…
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Topeka Top Fuel results: E2

Steve Torrence runs his win streak to 17 rounds; Austin Prock heads to semifinals for the first time.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
prock
With a bye run in round two of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, all Steve Torrence  had to do was stage his Capco dragster in order to run his unbeaten streak to 17-straight rounds. For good measure, Torrence made the quickest pass of the…
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WATCH: Pro Mod drivers walk away from round one incidents in Topeka

Pro Mod racers Jeremy Ray, Steven Whiteley, and Todd Tutterow were involved in on-track incidents during the first round of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
tutterow
Pro Mod racer Jeremy Ray of Lugoff, S.C. was involved in an on-track incident during the first round of eliminations at the Menard’s NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Ray’s ’63 Corvette skidded and rolled into the guard wall. Ray exited…
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Topeka Funny Car results: E1

Low E.T. of the race changed hands four times during an action packed first round of Funny Car eliminations.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Tasca
Low E.T. of the race changed hands four times during an action packed first round of Funny Car eliminations. Low qualifier J.R. Todd opened with a 3.906 on his bye run and was quickly bettered  by John Force with a 3.904 in his win over Dale…
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Topeka Top Fuel results: E1

Brittany Force throws down a 3.690 to set low E.T. of the event and Doug Kalitta goes 3.737 as Top Fuel class shows huge performance improvement in round one.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
kalitta
As predicted, elapsed times in Top Fuel plummeted after cool weather moved into Heartland Motorsports Park overnight. Brittany Force picked up nearly two tenths from her qualifying best with a 3.690 in her win against Clay Millican, who was well…
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Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Sunday Preview

The tenth event of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour concludes with the race day at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties in Topeka.
09 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
topeka
The Menards NHRA Hartland Nationals wrap up with race day in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Mod and Top Fuel Harley beginning at 11 a.m. Central Time. Qualifying leaders include reigning world champions Steve Torrence in Top Fuel and J.R. Todd in Funny…
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Friday leaders Steve Torrence and J.R. Todd hold on to top spots in Topeka

Reigning world champs Steve Torrence and J.R. Todd finished qualifying in Topeka as the No. 1 seeds in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively.
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
todd
World champs Steve Torrence and J.R. Todd finished qualifying in Topeka as the No. 1 seeds in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively. Torrence, winner of the last four NHRA events, and the runaway points leader in Top Fuel, ran a 3.760 on Friday night…
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Topeka Funny Car results: Q4

Robert Hight is quickest in Q4; J.R. Todd earns the 100th low qualifier award for Kalitta Motorsports.
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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hight
NHRA crew chiefs are known for their ability to adapt to tough conditions and that was evident during Saturday's final qualifying Funny Car qualifying session. After a tough Q3 round that produced very few full runs, the competition for bonus points…
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VIDEO: Michael Biehle survives Q4 of E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod qualifying in Topeka

Watch every qualifying pass from the thrilling final E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod qualifying session presented by J&A Services in Topeka
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Michael Biehle
Michael Biehle did not make it down the track in the final qualifying session of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Services. But the racer will get a chance to battle No. 1 qualifier Stevie "Fast" Jackson on Sunday…
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Topeka Top Fuel results: Q4

Steve Torrence locks down top spot in Top Fuel; closes qualifying with an impressive 3.833 as Team Capco sweeps top spots.
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
torrence
For the second time this year, and the 21st time in his career, Steve Torrence will be the top qualifier in Top Fuel. Torrence's 3.760 from Friday held  for the top spot, but the 3.833 that he ran in the heat of the day on Saturday might have…
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Jesse Alexandra crashes Chevy Camaro in SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown eliminations

No. 13 qualifier Jesse Alexandra lost control of his Chevy Camaro in the first round of SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown eliminations at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals.
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Jesse Alexandra
Jesse Alexandra went through a roller coaster of emotions on Saturday at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. The racer qualfiied for the SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown field on his final pass in the third qualifying…
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Topeka Saturday Photo Gallery

There was a lot to see on Saturday at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Here are a few of our favorite images from National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz.
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
capps
There was a lot to see on Saturday at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Here are a few of our favorite images from National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz. Throughout his career, John Force has consistently…
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Chris Holbrook grabs pole in Topeka SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown qualifying

Ford Mustangs dominated the top half of the qualifying sheet in Factory Stock at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Chris Holbrook
Ponies ran rampant at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. Chris Holbrook took pole position in the SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown in his 2019 Ford Mustang with an 8.024-second pass at 173.36 mph. His Mustang was one of…
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Topeka Funny Car results: Q3

John Force sets a blistering pace with a 3.984 during Saturday's opening Funny Car qualifying session in Topeka.
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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force
Following a tough Top Fuel session that produced just two three-second runs, John Force showed the way in Funny Car by driving his Peak Camaro to a 3.984 at 319.45 mph. Force not only picked up three bonus qualifying points, but he also proved that…
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Topeka Top Fuel results: Q3

Full runs were at a premium during the third Top Fuel qualifying session in Topeka. Richie Crampton and Steve Torrence were quickest.
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
crampton
Full runs were at a premium during the third Top Fuel qualifying session in Topeka. Richie Crampton and Steve Torrence were quickest. Crampton, who has made full passes on all three attempts so far, picked up three bonus points with a 3.842 at 312.…
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VIDEO: Khalid AlBalooshi leads E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod qualifying in Topeka

Khalid AlBalooshi leads the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Services field through two qualifying sessions at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka.
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Khalid AlBalooshi
Khalid AlBalooshi leads the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Services field through two qualifying sessions at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka. The seven-time winner (four wins in Top Fuel, three in Pro Mod)…
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Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Saturday Preview

After two more rounds of qualifying, the professional fields will be set today for the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties.
08 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
topeka
The Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals continues on Saturday with qualifying in Top Fuel, Funny Car, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Modified, SAMTech Factory Stock Showdown, Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley and Lucas Oil Sportsman drag racing .…
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Steve Torrence and J.R. Todd are Friday’s nitro leaders in Topeka

Steve Torrence and J.R. Todd, the reigning world champions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, were quickest under the lights during the opening day of qualifying for the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties
07 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
torrence
Riding a wave of four-straight wins, Steve Torrence continued his recent hot streak by driving his Capco Contractors dragster to a 3.760 to lead the Top Fuel field after day one at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, the tenth…
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Steve Torrence leads Top Fuel following Q2 at Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals

Steve Torrence made the best pass of the second Top Fuel session at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals to secure another three bonus points in his Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster. Watch all the qualifying runs from the session here.
07 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence secured another three bonus points by making the best pass of the second qualifying session at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. He ran a 3.76 at 325.45 mph to edge his dad, Billy Torrence, who made a 3.765…
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J.R. Todd takes provisional Funny Car pole in Q2 at Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals

DHL Funny Car driver J.R. Todd went low in Q2 at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals to capture the provisional pole. Watch his run, and the rest of the passes from the second Funny Car session, right here.
07 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd made a 3.924-second pass at 318.99-mph to capture the provisional Funny Car pole in Q2 at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. The DHL Funny Car driver is looking for his first No. 1 qualifier of the season. He has 10…
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