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Emmons brothers double as Houston Lucas Oil Series champs are crowned in Dallas

On Wednesday at the Texas Motorplex, champions were crowned in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, and Super Gas from the weather-delayed Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals in Houston.
06 Oct 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Emmons brothers
It took several months, but the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil is finally complete with brothers Harvey Emmons III and Jerry Emmons claiming wins in Super Stock and Stock, while Christopher Dodd and Jerry DeBusk…
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Hagan distances himself from the Funny Car field with third win of 2021

After returning from a bout with COVID, Matt Hagan survives a Funny Car slugfest to claim first St. Louis title and recapture the points lead.
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan came into the NHRA Midwest Nationals just five points out of the lead in what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive Funny Car points battles in years. He’s leaving St. Louis with a somewhat generous 59 point advantage over the…
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By two-thousandths of a second, Enders gets fourth Pro Stock win of the season

Following a dramatic final round win over Dallas Glenn, Erica Enders claims her fourth win of the season and takes back the Pro Stock points lead.
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Pro Stock racing has always been close, but few races have been as close, or as dramatic as the St. Louis final round featuring Erica Enders and Dallas Glenn. Enders won her 33rd career race and fourth season but the margin of victory at the finish…
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Torrence back on top following ninth Top Fuel win of the season

Three-time Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence reclaims the points lead following a final round win over Mike Salinas in St. Louis.
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence says he doesn’t count points, and there is certainly no reason to doubt him, but the three-time Top Fuel world champ clearly didn’t enjoy coughing up the points lead last week in Charlotte when he lost in the semifinals of the DeWalt…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News and Notes from final eliminations day at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more!
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
News and Notes from final eliminations day at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more! UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Wow. Just wow. That was the reaction of most…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday preview

It's raceday at the NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis we’re expecting another capacity crowd at World Wide Technology Raceway as the Countdown to the Championship kicked into high gear. Mike Salinas, Matt Hagan, and Greg Anderson are the leaders in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock. Here's what you need to know.
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
It's raceday at the NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis we’re expecting another capacity crowd at World Wide Technology Raceway as the Countdown to the Championship kicked into high gear. Mike Salinas, Matt Hagan, and Greg Anderson are the leaders…
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Salinas and Anderson hold on to top spots in St. Louis; Hagan bumps Capps

Friday night leaders Mike Salinas and Greg Anderson held on to the top spots during final pro qualifying at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway while Matt Hagan nudged teammate Ron Capps from the top spot in Funny Car.
25 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Mike Salinas, Matt Hagan, and Greg Anderson will lead their prospective pro fields into the first round of eliminations at the NHRA Midwest Nationals. Salinas and Anderson set the pace during Friday’s opening qualifying session in Top Fuel and Pro…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Saturday preview

Friday’s opening qualifying rounds at World Wide Technology Raceway produced a number of great performances and Saturday promises to deliver even more.
25 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
The St. Louis event represents the third event in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which means for many NHRA pro teams, it’s a make or break weekend. The championship battles in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock are wide open which means…
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Friday leaders at NHRA Midwest Nationals include Salinas, Capps and Anderson

Mike Salinas, Ron Capps, and Greg Anderson grab early leads after an exciting day of professional qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway.
24 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
Mike Salinas, Ron Capps, and Greg Anderson grab early leads after an exciting day of professional qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway. Salinas wowed the crowed in St. Louis with a 3.652 in his Scrappers dragster to take the provisional…
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See it here! Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from St. Louis

The Motor City battles it out at the 2021 NHRA Midwest Nationals where 1,500-hp factory race cars will battle it out for a Wally—and to influence the cars race fans buy next week!
24 Sep 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
See it right here: Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from the NHRA Midwest Nationals
See the complete results from the session right HERE. Plus! Go inside the Constant Aviation Factory Stock…
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Watch now! Summit Racing Equipment Series eliminations from NHRA Midwest Nationals

Local Motorcycle ET, Sportsman ET, Pro ET, and Super Pro ET heroes take the World Wide Technology Raceway stage and compete at the 2021 NHRA Midwest Nationals in St Louis. See Friday's eliminations—right here!
24 Sep 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Watch now! Summit Racing Equipment ET Series Motorcycle, Sportsman and Pro ET eliminations
Motorcycle ET, Sportsman ET, and Pro ET—Round 1   Super Pro ET—Round 1   Motorcycle ET, Sportsman ET, and Pro ET—Semifinals   Super Pro ET—Semifinals   Finals
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Rising Pro Stock star Kyle Koretsky riding impressive late-season surge into St. Louis

Fresh off his first win in Charlotte, Pro Stock's Kyle Koretsky suddenly finds himself in the thick of the battle for the Camping World NHRA world championship.
24 Sep 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Kyle Koretsky
Kyle Koretsky had come close to his first career Pro Stock win on two recent occasions, setting the stage for his triumph last weekend in Charlotte. The rising star in the class picked up his first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series victory a…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday preview

The third event of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs takes center stage at World Wide Technology Raceway as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to St. Louis.
24 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
The third event of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs takes center stage at World Wide Technology Raceway as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to St. Louis. The grueling NHRA “Fall Swing” concludes this weekend at World…
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Rookie Josh Hart gets his second Top Fuel win in huge final-round upset

Top Fuel rookie Josh Hart scored his second win in just eight starts, collecting the trophy at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals with a final-round upset of points and performance leader Brittany Force.
19 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Josh Hart
Josh Hart started the season with a win at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, scoring in his debut to give him the early lead in the Rookie of the Year balloting. After running five of the first seven events, he sat out the next five events…
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Shorthanded Tim Wilkerson and crew win for second time in last three races

Tim Wilkerson, who broke a five-year win drought with a huge win at the Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals two weeks ago, put some icing on that cake by winning again at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals, turning back Cruz Pedregon in the final round.
19 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Tim Wilkerson
Tim Wilkerson, who broke a five-year win drought with a huge win at the Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals two weeks ago, put some icing on that cake by winning again at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals, turning back Cruz Pedregon in the final round,…
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Kyle Koretsky scores first Pro Stock win, denies Greg Anderson historic victory

Kyle Koretsky played spoiler against his KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson, collecting his first career Pro Stock win and denying Anderson a date with history as the class’ all-time win leader.
19 Sep 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Kyle Koretsky
Kyle Koretsky played spoiler against his KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson, collecting his first career Pro Stock win and denying Anderson a date with history as the class’ all-time win leader. The final-round battle was an all-KB Racing affair at…
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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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