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Saturday tickets for next week’s NGK NTK NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at capacity

All Saturday grandstand seating for next weekend's NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals is sold out, in accordance with current capacity limitations set forth by the state of North Carolina. Friday and Sunday tickets are still available.
07 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Charlotte
All Saturday grandstand seating for next weekend's NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals is sold out, in accordance with current capacity limitations set forth by the state of North Carolina. While no Saturday walk-up tickets will be available at zMAX…
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Woodburn Dragstrip Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event expands to doubleheader

NHRA Northwest and Woodburn Dragstrip officials have announced that the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event scheduled for July 9-11, 2021 will expand to a doubleheader.
07 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 6
NHRA Northwest and Woodburn Dragstrip officials have announced that the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event scheduled for July 9-11, 2021 will expand to a doubleheader. The first event, scheduled on July 8-9, will begin with time…
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Tales from the starting line

Access to the starting line at an NHRA national event for professional photographers is a coveted goal for many, offering a ringside seat to motorsports' most powerful experience. Here's the story of two ways to get there. (We recommend the first.)
07 May 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Starting line
The imminent closing of Atlanta Dragway after last weekend’s running of the final NHRA Southern Nationals brought back instant memories of the grief myself and my fellow Southern Californians went through with the closings of Lions Dragstrip,…
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The Hot Shots: Antron Brown and Bob Tasca III join NHRA Insider podcast

Antron Brown and Bob Tasca III joined Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. The two Atlanta winners talk about their respective victories at the final NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. 
06 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  Antron Brown and Bob Tasca III joined Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. The two Atlanta winners talk about their respective victories at the final NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.  For Tasca,…
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#StumpBob: Which driver has the most wins at any NHRA national event?

In the latest installment of our new Stump Bob feature, NHRA historian and statistician Bob Frey answers the challenge to name which drivers have excelled at one particular event or track.
06 May 2021
Bob Frey
Stump Bob
Stump Bob
Stop me if you’ve heard this before but this could be a trick question. You see, if you wanted to know which driver won the most races at a specific track you would have to figure in the fact that Pomona has hosted two races a year since…
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In the land of Funny Car behemoths, Blake Alexander focused on steady steps forward

After three races in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, Blake Alexander knows the progress is there. The Funny Car driver would like for there to be more and would like for it to show in the race results, but he's confident that will come.
06 May 2021
Josh Hachat
Feature
Blake Alexander
After three races in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, Blake Alexander knows the progress is there.  The Funny Car driver would like for there to be more and would like for it to show in the race results, but he's…
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Changes announced to Pacific Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule

The NHRA Pacific Division has announced a number of changes to events in the second half of the 2021 season.
06 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 7
The NHRA Pacific Division has announced a number of changes to events in the second half of the 2021 season. The continuing COVID-19 restrictions, which have impacted us all since early 2020, have hampered our scheduling, and as we move closer to…
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The Sports Report: Kent Hanley joins the “near double” club in Atlanta

Kent Hanley became the latest driver to nearly double up at an NHRA national event when he drove to a win in Super Stock and a runner-up finish in Super Comp at the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals.
06 May 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Kent Hanley
The list of drivers who have doubled up at an NHRA national event remains fairly small; currently, there are just 26 members of that exclusive fraternity, and the feat has been accomplished just 42 times in more than 1,000 events over NHRA’s 70-year…
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Jet car match race to light up zMax Dragway during NGK/NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

The upcoming NGK/NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway will feature a special jet Funny Car match race between Paul Sieli’s Mustang Sally Mustang and April Crownhart’s Diamond Jim Racing Firebird.
06 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Jet cars
The upcoming NGK/NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway will feature a special jet Funny Car match race between Paul Sieli’s Mustang Sally Mustang and April Crownhart’s Diamond Jim Racing Firebird. Fans didn’t need another reason to attend…
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Josh Hart’s Gainesville Top Fuel debut, round by glorious round

COVID-19 may have delayed Josh Hart’s transition from Top Alcohol to Top Fuel dragster, but his performance at the 2021 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has cemented his success in the history books forever.
05 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Josh Hart’s Gainesville Top Fuel debut, round by glorious round
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What the legendary Atlanta Dragway will always mean to the racers who ran there

As the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series completed its final race in Commerce, Ga., we look back at the storied past of the NHRA Southern Nationals.
05 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
What the legendary Atlanta Dragway will always mean to the racers who ran there
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals added to 2021 schedule, NHRA Virginia Nationals postponed

NHRA and Bristol Dragway have announced the addition of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals to the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The fan-favorite event will be held Oct.15-17.
05 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Bristol
NHRA and Bristol Dragway have announced the addition of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals to the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.  The fan-favorite event will be held October 15-17, during the heat of the NHRA Countdown to…
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Toronto Motorsports Park PCRichard.com National Open event postponed

NHRA and Toronto Motorsports Park have announced a new date for the PCRichard.com National Open event. The event will be moved to Sept. 2-4.
05 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 1
NHRA and Toronto Motorsports Park have announced a new date for the PCRichard.com National Open event. The event will be moved to Sept. 2-4. The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions at the border due to the public health situation were taken into…
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Andrew Hines on what it's like to be back on a Pro Stock Motorcycle and breaking the 200-mph mark

Bruno Massel welcomes Andrew Hines back to the Pro Stock Motorcycle rider ranks and into the Denso Spark Plugs 200-mph Club at the 2021 Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals.
04 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Andrew Hines on what it's like to be back on a Pro Stock Motorcycle and breaking the 200-mph mark
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Cleetus and Cars plays to sellout crowd at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis

Cleetus and Cars, the brainchild of hugely popular YouTube star Cleetus McFarland, made its first appearance at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis last weekend, and it immediately became one of the toughest tickets in town, selling out days before the start of the event.
04 May 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Cleetus
Cleetus and Cars, the brainchild of hugely popular YouTube star Cleetus McFarland, made its first appearance at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis last weekend, and it immediately became one of the toughest tickets in town, selling out days before…
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Constant Aviation joins NHRA as Factory Stock Showdown class sponsor

Constant Aviation is the new sponsor of the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class. The NHRA Factory Stock Showdown division is a favorite amongst loyal NHRA fans who love to see NHRA stars push their stock cars to limits while competing at national events.
04 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Factory Stock Showdown
Constant Aviation is the new sponsor of the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class. The NHRA Factory Stock Showdown division is a favorite amongst loyal NHRA fans. Fans love to see NHRA stars push their stock cars to limits while competing at…
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NHRA legend Don Prudhomme wins Turbo class at Mexican 1000 offroad race

NHRA Drag Racing legend and Hall of Famer Don “the Snake” Prudhomme has added another accolade to his storied career: 2021 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 class winner. 
03 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Don Prudhomme
NHRA Drag Racing legend and Hall of Famer Don “the Snake” Prudhomme has added another accolade to his storied career: 2021 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 class winner.  On his third attempt at the grueling 1,000-mile race across the desert,…
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ScottRods AA/Gassers to make a special appearance at NGK/NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte

The NGK/NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will feature a special appearance by the ScottRods AA/Gasser series, featuring exhibition runs and a pit-area display featuring eight vintage and period-correct hot rods.
03 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
gassers
The always-exciting NGK/NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals just got even more exciting with the announcement that the ScottRods AA/Gasser series would be making a special appearance during the event, the fourth in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag…
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#StumpBob: Which two drivers have shared the winner's circle the most?

With nearly 1,000 national events in the history book, there have been a lot of joint winner’s circles, but which two drivers have shared the most winner’s-circle celebrations?
03 May 2021
Bob Frey
Stump Bob
Stump Bob
  With nearly 1,000 national events in the history book, there have been a lot of joint winner’s circles, but which two drivers have shared the most winner’s-circle celebrations? This is one of those questions where, if you were in a…
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Cottrell scores 50th NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor title

03 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Bobby Cottrell
Reigning NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Funny Car national champion Bobby Cottrell won the 50th Anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Opener presented by Peterson Chevrolet at Firebird Raceway. Coined the Stinker Stores Nitro Knockout, twelve Funny…
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Five things we learned from the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals

The Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, the final NHRA national event at Atlanta Dragway, provided some key clues about the season ahead. Here's five things we learned from the event.
03 May 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals
  The Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, the final NHRA national event to be held at soon-to-be-shuttered Atlanta Dragway, left a lasting impression with NHRA fans and provided some key clues about the season ahead. Here's five things…
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Justin Bond gets win at final Pro Mod event at Atlanta Dragway

After finishing as the runner-up at the opening race of the 2021 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season, Justin Bond finished the job at Atlanta Dragway, beating Stevie “Fast” Jackson to win the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals.
02 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pro Mod
After finishing as the runner-up at the opening race of the 2021 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season, Justin Bond finished the job on Sunday, beating back-to-back world champ Stevie “Fast” Jackson on a holeshot in the final round…
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Bates, Faller, Neal Score Wins at Heritage Series 2021 opener at Sacramento Raceway

02 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Heritage
The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series said goodbye to April in a big way over the weekend hosting two events: one at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho, and a second at historic Sacramento Raceway in Northern California. With the March Meet (…
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Antron Brown cements Atlanta legacy, beating Steve Torrence in final round

Antron Brown will leave famed Atlanta Dragway as its final Top Fuel champion, adding to his incredible legacy by winning the final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals over three-time reigning world champ Steve Torrence
02 May 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Antron Atlanta win
Antron Brown will leave famed Atlanta Dragway as its final Top Fuel champion, adding to his incredible legacy by winning the final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals over three-time reigning world champ and close friend Steve Torrence. In a must-…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Sunday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers had their shutters clicking at Atlanta Dragway, capturing all of the action on and off the track from the final NHRA Southern Nationals.
02 May 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
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Bob Tasca stays red-hot, beats John Force in epic championship round in Atlanta

Bob Tasca grabbed the spotlight from John Force in the Funny Car final round at Atlanta Dragway, extending his points lead and winning the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals on Sunday.
02 May 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Tasca Atlanta win
Bob Tasca III grabbed the spotlight from John Force in the Funny Car final round at Atlanta Dragway, extending his points lead and winning the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals on Sunday. With Force going for his eighth victory at…
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Dominant performance keys memorable win for Greg Anderson at Atlanta finale

Greg Anderson got the moment he wanted to have to close out Atlanta Dragway, winning for the fifth time in Pro Stock at the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals.
02 May 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Anderson Atlanta win
Greg Anderson got the moment he wanted to have to close out Atlanta Dragway. The longtime standout finished off a dominating performance at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, rolling past Vincent Nobile with a 6.568 at 209.04 in…
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Scotty Pollacheck collects Pro Stock Motorcycle win over teammate Matt Smith

The No. 1 qualifying spot continues to serve Scotty Pollacheck well in Pro Stock Motorcycle, as he claimed an impressive victory on Sunday at the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
02 May 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Pollacheck Atlanta win
The No. 1 qualifying spot continues to serve Scotty Pollacheck well in Pro Stock Motorcycle, as he claimed an impressive victory on Sunday at the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Racing teammate and defending…
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Watch Atlanta Super Street champion's emotional winner's interview

Tony Jones won his first NHRA national event Wally by scoring in Super Street at the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. Was he happy? Judge for yourself.
02 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Atlanta Super Street
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Sunday news and notes

News and notes from final eliminations at the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
02 May 2021
Race coverage
Atlanta Sunday
News and notes from final eliminations at the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Antron Brown and Doug Kalitta put on a show to open up eliminations in Atlanta, with Brown's 3.793 at 317.19 slipping past Kalitta'…
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