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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
Race coverage
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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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B. Force, Wilkerson, M. Smith lead Friday field at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Brittany Force set the track record under the lights in Top Fuel on Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) joined her as provisional No. 1 qualifiers at Bristol Dragway.
15 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Force
The NHRA’s first appearance at Bristol Dragway since 2019 ended in impressive fashion, as Brittany Force set the track record under the lights in Top Fuel on Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday Preview

Radically different from stepping foot in Thunder Valley over Father’s Day weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will head to Bristol Dragway in October and in the thick of the Countdown to the Championship.
15 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Bristol Friday
Bristol in October? Now, that’s something new. Radically different from stepping foot in Thunder Valley over Father’s Day weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will head to Bristol Dragway in the thick of the Countdown to the…
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Justin Ashley upsets points leader Steve Torrence for second Top Fuel victory

Justin Ashley pulled off a major upset in the Top Fuel final at the Texas NHRA FallNationals defeating points-leading world champ and homestate favorite Steve Torrence by just .005-second.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley pulled off a major upset in the Top Fuel final at the Texas NHRA FallNationals defeating points-leading world champ and homestate favorite Steve Torrence by just .005-second for his second win in the class. Both drivers left with…
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Ron Capps scores points-crucial victory in dramatic Funny Car final in Dallas

Ron Capps closed the gap on his points-leading teammate Matt Hagan by beating him in a clutch performance in the final round of the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Capps now trails Hagan by just 33 points.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
Ron Capps closed the gap on his points-leading teammate Matt Hagan by beating him in a clutch performance in the final round of the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Capps defeated Hagan on a holeshot, 3.93 to 3.91, to collect his second win of the season…
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Matt Smith retakes points lead with huge Pro Stock Motorcycle in Dallas

Matt Smith raced his way from third place to first in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings and collected his fifth win of the season on Hector Arana Jr.’s final-round red-light at the Texas NHRA FallNationals.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith raced his way from third place to first in the standings and collected his fifth win of the season on Hector Arana Jr.’s final-round red-light at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Smith, who had led eight of the 11 races this season,…
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Perfect day for Greg Anderson: Pro Stock history and an expanded points lead

Greg Anderson finally surpassed his mentor, Warren Johnson, as Pro Stock’s winningest driver with his 98th career win, but he also benefited from the early losses of his closest points pursuers on a wild final day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
The day simply could not have gone any better for Greg Anderson. Not only did the four-time world champion finally surpass his mentor, Warren Johnson, as Pro Stock’s winningest driver with his 98th career win, but he also benefited from the early…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday News and Notes

News and Notes from final eliminations day at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more!
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Texas NHRA FallNationals News and Notes
  News and Notes from final eliminations day at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more! UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY josh Hart scored a fortunate round-one win as he…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday preview

Texas NHRA FallNationals race championships will be decided today at Texas Motorplex, the final day of the event. Here's a look at what may lay ahead.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Texas NHRA FallNationals
Texas NHRA FallNationals race championships will be decided today at Texas Motorplex, the final day of the event. The morning has dawned cool and cloudy, a far cry from the 90-degree temperatures under which most of qualifying was contested, which…
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Friday leaders Force, Hight, Anderson, and Johnson remain atop their fields

Friday leaders Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Steve Johnson all held onto their No. 1 qualifying positions through a hot second day of qualifying for the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, setting the field for Sunday’s final eliminations.
09 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Friday leaders Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Steve Johnson all held onto their No. 1 qualifying positions through a hot second day of qualifying for the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, setting the field for Sunday’s…
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John Force emerges unscathed after wild qualifying fire at Texas Fallnationals

Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car world champ John Force rode out a wild fireball in his Peak/BlueDef Chevy Camaro during Friday night qualifying at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. the sport's winningest driver emerged unscathed.
09 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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John Force
 
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday preview

Two final qualifying sessions will set the Camping World Drag Racing Series fields for Sunday’s final eliminations at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. The event is the first this season with four qualifying sessions and with two already under their belts, teams have gathered a lot of data on the all-concrete Texas Motorplex strip.
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Fallnationals
Two final qualifying sessions will set the Camping World Drag Racing Series fields for Sunday’s final eliminations at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. The event is the first this season with four qualifying sessions and with two already under their…
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Force, Hight, Anderson, and Johnson lead after wild day at Texas FallNationals

Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led their respective classes after the first day of qualifying at the Texas NHRA FallNationals,
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Nighttime drama wrapped up the second day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals with a frills-filled day of racing and special events and the promise of lucrative Stampede of Speed bonuses for the drivers who made the best runs in the night qualifying…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Friday preview

The Texas Motorplex’s weeklong Stampede of Speed heads to its climax with the start of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Professional qualifying today for the Texas NHRA FallNationals, the fourth of seven events in the 2021 Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Texas NHRA FallNationals
The Texas Motorplex’s weeklong Stampede of Speed — a series of social and racing events — heads to its climax with the start of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Professional qualifying today for the Texas NHRA FallNationals, the fourth of seven…
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