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Erica Enders, Matt Smith win delayed Midwest Nationals final rounds in Dallas

Erica Enders and Matt Smith collected final-round victories from the rain-delayed Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals as racing concluded during qualifying at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. 
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Erica Enders and Matt Smith collected final-round victories from the rain-delayed Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals as racing concluded during qualifying at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.  Pro Stock was halfway through the second…
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Torrence, Hagan, Kramer, and Smith will lead FallNationals fields into battle

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led their respective fields at the close of qualifying for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led their respective fields at the close of qualifying for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The event is the ninth…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday Gallery

Our NHRA.com photographers captured many of the highlights from a dramatic day at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Here are some of our favorite images from the Texas Motorplex.
17 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage, Gallery
Welcome to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series 42
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday preview

The first of two back-to-back races in Texas leading to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season finale in Las Vegas the last weekend of October kicks off with two rounds of qualifying Saturday at Texas Motorplex.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Dallas hero
The first of two back-to-back races in Texas leading to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season finale in Las Vegas the last weekend of October kicks off with two rounds of qualifying Saturday at Texas Motorplex. Qualifying sessions are…
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Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

The SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown storms into Texas, check out all of the action from the first qualifying session.
16 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Watch now! Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the …
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Stockers to the lanes! Stock Eliminator qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

Watch the second round of Stock Eliminator qualifying from the 2020 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
16 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Stockers to the lanes! Stock Eliminator qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the …
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Watch now! Super Street qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

See the very first passes of the 2020 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals and the launch of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series
16 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
William Hughes 1969 Super Street Camaro 2020 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals
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Tommy Johnson Jr. outruns Matt Hagan in all Mopar Funny Car Final

A pair of Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars met for the final round of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, at the finish line it was Johnson by two-thousands of a second.
04 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr. win
The World Wide Technology Raceway, located just east of the gleaming stainless steel St. Louis Gateway Arch, returned to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in 2012 and quickly became known for record-setting performance. After 2020’s…
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Doug Kalitta pilots his Top Fuel dragster past Steve Torrence in final round

Steve Torrence blistered the tires right after the launch, while Kalitta blasted straight down the right lane for the win at the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals
04 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta pilots his Top Fuel dragster past Steve Torrence in final
With an army of DHL uniforms surrounding the red-shirted men of the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster team, Doug Kalitta lined up next to Capco Contractors' Steve Torrence for the final run of the 2020 NHRA Midwest Nationals. Torrence, who was 19-16…
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World Wide Technology Raceway's High School Challenge exhibition runs at Midwest Nationals

Local teenage competitors made passes in front of the global audience watching the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil
04 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
high school challenge
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Watch now! Comp Eliminator racing from the Midwest Nationals

Check out these 10 Comp Eliminator race cars from round one eliminations on Sunday at the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil
04 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Clint Neff Comp Eliminator
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Schumacher, Lee top nitro qualifiers; Pro Stock fields to be set by points standings

After a swelteringly hot Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals last weekend, the cool temperatures we all longed for greeted us in St. Louis for a wild of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
03 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Tony Schumacher Track Record
After a swelteringly hot Amalie NHRA Gatornationals last weekend, the cool temperatures we all longed for greeted us in St. Louis. But the drop in mercury also brought intermittent rain during Saturday’s qualifying for the 2020 Mopar Express Lane…
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Watch now! Stock Eliminator racing from the Midwest Nationals

Check out these 23 Stock Eliminator race cars from round two eliminations at the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil
03 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Stock Eliminator Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil
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2019 NHRA Midwest Nationals flashback: The moment Karen Stoffer's struggles turned into satisfaction

Karen Stoffer had already qualified for the 2019 Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, but was still hunting for her first win when she paired off with Andrew Hines at the NHRA Midwest Nationals.
02 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Karen Stoffer first win in four years are 2019 NHRA Midwest Nationals
To catch all the action of the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil Oct. 2-4…
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2019 Midwest Nationals Flashback: It was an all-Kalitta mosh pit after Shawn Langdon beat teammate J.R. Todd in Funny Car final

“What at incredible day. Going through qualifying, we didn’t have a fast car, but we did have a consistent racecar." —Shawn Langdon, on winning in Funny Car at the 2019 NHRA Midwest Nationals
01 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Shawn Langdon 2019 NHRA Midwest Nationals
"After Reading where we smoked the tires a lot and blew the tires off at the starting line, we kind of had to go in a conservative way. It put us behind in qualifying and we ended up qualifying tenth and didn’t give us a good draw in the first…
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2019 Midwest Nationals flashback: Billy Torrence beats Steve Torrence to get his first NHRA Countdown win

In 2019 Billy Torrence dominated every time he showed up to race, and went on to beat his son, defending world champion Steve Torrence, to capture his fourth win in his sixth final. Relive that Top Fuel race as we prepare for the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
30 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
When Billy Torrence beat Steve Torrence to get his first NHRA Countdown win—at the NHRA Midwest Nationals
To catch all the action of the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil Oct. 2-4 in person…
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Matt Smith goes wire to wire for 25th career Pro Stock Motorcycle victory

There is parity throughout almost every professional class in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series but occasionally, some racers are capable of dominant performances. Matt Smith is one of those racers and his latest victory at the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals will go down as one of his most impressive performances.
27 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
smith win
There is parity throughout almost every professional class in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series but occasionally, some racers are capable of dominant performances. Matt Smith is one of those racers and his latest victory at the Amalie Motor…
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Alex Laughlin avenges last year’s final and gets first Pro Stock win of season

Other than a semifinal finish in Phoenix, Alex Laughlin hasn’t had much to cheer about this season in Pro Stock but he was able to put the slow start behind him in Gainesville by beating Aaron Stanfield in a final round match-up between Elite Performance teammates.
27 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
alex
Other than a semifinal finish in Phoenix, Alex Laughlin hasn’t had much to cheer about this season in Pro Stock but he was able to put the slow start behind him in Gainesville by beating Aaron Stanfield in a final-round match-up between Elite…
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Ron Capps spins, then wins in wild Funny Car battle; extends DSR win streak

It took two race cars to do it, but Ron Capps extended the Don Schumacher Racing win streak in the Funny Car class to ten races following his final round win over Tim Wilkerson at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
27 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
capps win
It took two race cars to do it, but Ron Capps extended the Don Schumacher Racing win streak in the Funny Car class to ten races following his final round win over Tim Wilkerson at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Celebrating crew chief Rahn…
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Sunday News and Notes from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

News and notes from the final day of eliminations at the 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at historic Gainesville Raceway.
27 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
delco
This is the first time the Gatornationals have been held in September but contrary to popular opinion, the event has not always been held in March. The inaugural Gatornationals in 1970 was held on Feb. 13-15, just two weeks after the traditional…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday Preview

Clay Millican, Matt Hagan, Deric Kramer, and Matt Smith qualified No. 1 on Saturday and will now try to finish the job by winning the 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
27 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
kramer
Following a very active day of qualifying that featured a lot of shuffling and bumping among NHRA’s top four pro divisions, the stage is set for an epic finish to the 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Following a six month delay due…
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Clay Millican, Matt Hagan, Deric Kramer, and Matt Smith lead Gainesville qualifying

Six months later than anticipated, NHRA’s pro racers have returned to historic Gainesville Raceway to take care of unfinished business at the 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Following Saturday’s two qualifying runs, Clay Millican, Matt Hagan, Deric Kramer, and Matt Smith have qualified in the top spot in their respective Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories.
26 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
clay
Six months later than anticipated, NHRA’s pro racers have returned to historic Gainesville Raceway to take care of unfinished business at the 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Following Saturday’s two qualifying runs, Clay Millican,…
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Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from the Gatornationals—See every Saturday run!

Watch Saturday's qualifying session of the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown at the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
26 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Factory Stock
  See Detailed Results of Saturday's Factory Stock Showdown HERE…
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Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from the Gatornationals—See every Friday run!

Watch Friday's first qualifying session of the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown at the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
25 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Aaron Stanfield Factory Stock Showdown COPO Camaro
See Detailed Results of Friday's Factory Stock Showdown HERE To catch all the action of…
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: Crampton's holeshot win brought out the Kalitta Mosh Pit

After a huge shakeup in crew chiefs, Clay Millican found himself in the Top Fuel final in only his third event. While nobody expected that kind of success so early, defending event winner Richie Crampton dashed Clay's hopes of taking home the 50th Gatornationals Wally.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Richie Crampton wins 50th Gatornationals
To catch all the action of the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy your…
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: Hight vs. Wilkerson—Funny Car battle to the Final 

After making the quickest Funny Car runs of the weekend, Robert Hight made a last-minute lane change that proved to be a critical call as Tim Wilkerson went up in smoke.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Robert Hight vins 50th Gatornationals
  See how it all came together at last year’s race as fans, teams, and the drag racing industry all head to Gainesville for the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. To catch all the action of the 2020 …
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: Bo Butner’s solo-run final in his Pro Stock Camaro

It’s a day Bo Butner and Alex Laughlin will never forget—for very different reasons! It’s the day Laughlin’s team had to back their car away from the starting line, and the day Butner doubled-up with Randi Lyn Shipp to bring home a pair of 50th Gatornationals Wallys.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Bo Butner’s solo-run final in his Pro Stock Camaro
To catch all the action of the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy your…
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: All-Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle final

Relive the Pro Stock Motorcycle final where Andrew Hines exacted revenge on Harley-Davidson teammate Eddie Krawiec with a dominating win at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Andrew Hines 2019 NHRA Gatornationals
  To catch all the action of the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy…
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Relive the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle from the 2020 U.S. Nationals

Watch the all of the action from the semifinals on, and see how Matt Smith worked his way to the top of the field to take home $25,000 from Mickey Thompson Tires at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
11 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Matt Smith wins 2020 NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle
The Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle is a yearly race-within-a-race bonus event for the Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. This year, riders competed head to head for a $25,000 winner payout at…
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Erica Enders puts 2019 loss behind her; wins second U.S. Nationals Pro Stock title

A year after a tough loss in the final round, Erica Enders returns to win her second Pro Stock title at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
06 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
enders
Erica Enders has won a lot of Pro Stock races and three world championships, but for the last 12 months, she’s been haunted by the “one that got away” at the 2019 U.S. Nationals. Enders was a significant favorite in the final round against teammate…
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