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Tricky Tipster: NHRA Midwest Nationals

Buckle up. This is where the ride gets a bit bumpy. The Countdown to the Championship playoffs for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is about to hit the halfway point with this week’s NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. Right now, all four Professional championships are very much up for grabs, but that might not be the case on Monday morning.
29 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
Buckle up. This is where the ride gets a bit bumpy. The Countdown to the Championship playoffs for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is about to hit the halfway point with this week’s NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway.…
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Tricky Tipster: Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals

The Countdown to the Championship heats up this weekend at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, the second of six races in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series playoffs. Tricky Tipster, NHRA's in-house oddsmaker, has tabbed Brittany Force, Robert Hight, and Erica Enders as the favorites.
20 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tipster
The Countdown to the Championship delivered as advertised last week in Reading with wins by favorites Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Joey Gladstone as well as a surprise Top Fuel victory by Austin Prock. Now, drivers who did not win, or at least…
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Tricky Tipster: Pep Boys NHRA Nationals

As the Countdown to the Championship kicks off in Reading, Tricky Tipster has forecast incoming points leaders Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Matt Smith as the favorites.
16 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
This is it. The start of the Countdown to the Championship, where we get to see who’s for real and who has to wait until next year. Obviously, none of the four professional championships will be won at this weekend’s Pep Boys NHRA Nationals in…
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Tricky Tipster: Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals

Tricky Tipster has made his picks for the 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals and has labeled Steve Torrence, Bob Tasca III, Erica Enders, and Joey Gladstone as the front-runners.
29 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
There is a general sentiment among all drag racers that a career is not complete without at least one U.S. Nationals victory. For what it’s worth, Tipster could not agree more. Even those drivers who have won Indy before want to win again, and…
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Tricky Tipster: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Heading into the wilds of Brainerd for the annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Tricky Tipster has labeled Steve Torrence and Bob Tasca III as the favorites to win in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively.
19 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
There are just two races remaining before the start of the highly anticipated Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which means the pressure is building for anyone who has a desire to win a NHRA Camping World Drag Racing series title. Following…
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Tricky Tipster: Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor

Here are Tricky Tipster’s selections for this week's Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor, and it’s no surprise that leaders Brittany Force, Robert Hight, and Erica Enders are favored in each class, with second-ranked Joey Gladstone getting the nod in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
12 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
For more than three decades, Hartland Motorsports Park has been the sight of some of NHRA’s most dramatic moments, including the sport’s first four-second and 300-mph Funny Car runs. When it comes to results, there have been a few upsets over the…
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Tricky Tipster: Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals

After three long years, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour will return to Pacific Raceways in Washington for the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, the third and final stop on the annual Western Swing.
29 Jul 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tipster
After three long years, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour will return to Pacific Raceways in Washington for the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, the third and final stop on the annual Western Swing. We already know that no driver…
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Tricky Tipster: Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals

When it comes to predicting winners, Bandimere Speedway has historically been a tough place to handicap because there are almost no comparable facilities. In this case, it's often best to look at previous years to see who has a proper thin-air combination and who struggles at altitude. To that end, Tipster has labeled Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Eddie Krawiec as the favorites.
15 Jul 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tipster
    Bandimere Speedway, home of the week’s Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals, offers what is arguably the best view on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour, but with more than 5,800 feet of natural elevation,…
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Tricky Tipster: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Oddsmaker Tricky Tipster boldly offers his selections for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and they include Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders, and Matt Smith.
24 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
The recent Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol was not kind to the favorites and points leaders in any of the pro categories but such is the unpredictable nature of the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series. This week’s event in Norwalk, which is…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

After a solid outing at the recent NHRA New England Nationals, where he correctly picked Matt Hagan and Erica Enders to win in Funny Car and Pro Stock, and labeled Top Fuel winner Mike Salinas as one of the favorites, Tricky Tipster is back to offer his selections for the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.
16 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
After a solid outing at the recent NHRA New England Nationals, where he correctly picked Matt Hagan and Erica Enders to win in Funny Car and Pro Stock, and labeled Top Fuel winner Mike Salinas as one of the favorites, Tricky Tipster is back to offer…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA New England Nationals

Fearless in his duties as NHRA’s longtime prognosticator, Tricky Tipster has nevertheless picked Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, and Erica Enders as this week’s favorites at the New England Nationals.
03 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
We’re roughly a third of the way through the 2022 Camping World NHRA series and we’ve learned a lot about each of the three professional classes that will take part in this weekend’s event at New England Dragway. For one, we know that domination is…
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Tricky Tipster: Virginia NHRA Nationals

After three long years, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series makes its long-awaited return to Virginia Motorsports Park for this weekend's Virginia NHRA Nationals, where Tricky Tipster has chosen Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, and Steve Johnson as the pre-race favorites.
13 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
We learned a lot from back-to-back NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events in Houston and Charlotte, including the fact that the Top Fuel class is completely unpredictable. In Funny Car, we also learned that John Force still has some gas left…
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Tricky Tipster: Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals

Heading to zMax Dragway for the second and final Four Wide racing event of the season, Tricky Tipster, NHRA's longtime wizard of odds, has labeled Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, and Matt Smith as the favorites to win this week's event.
27 Apr 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
After a stopover in Houston, we’re back in Four Wide mode this weekend for the annual Circle K NHRA Four Wide Nationals at luxurious zMax Dragway. The last time we ran pro cars four-abreast a month ago in Las Vegas, Brittany Force and Ron Capps came…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA SpringNationals

For what appears to be the final time, the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series will make a stop at Houston Raceway Park near Baytown, Texas. Not surprisingly, Tricky Tipster has tabbed Steve Torrence an Erica Enders, a pair of native Texans, as the favorites in Top Fuel and Pro Stock. Tipster also has his eye on Matt Hagan and Karen Stoffer in Funny Car and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
22 Apr 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
For what appears to be the final time, the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series will make a stop at Houston Raceway Park near Baytown, Texas. Not surprisingly, Tricky Tipster has tabbed Steve Torrence an Erica Enders, a pair of native Texans, as…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Four-wide racing returns this week at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, and Erica Enders are the pre-race favorites, according to NHRA’s Tricky Tipster.
28 Mar 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
This week, we head to Tipster’s favorite track, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, for the first of two four-wide events this season. Handicapping a four-wide race isn’t easy because there is so much potential for the unexpected. Then again, the…
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Tricky Tipster: Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Tricky Tipster, NHRA's longtime resident oddsmaker, has tabbed Mike Salinas, Robert Hight, Aaron Stanfield, and Matt Smith as the favorites to win this week's Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
08 Mar 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Robert Hight
Two races does not a season make, but after successful events in Pomona and Phoenix, we already have somewhat of an idea how the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season might go. Robert Hight won back-to-back events in Funny Car, so…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA Arizona Nationals

Last week, at the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com., Justin Ashley, Robert Hight, and Erica Enders delivered wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, respectively. Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s wizard of odds, had Ashley and Hight among the favorites at 5-1, while Enders was valued at 4-1, second among Pro Stock racers.
24 Feb 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Tricky Tipster®
Justin Ashley
Last week, at the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com., Justin Ashley, Robert Hight, and Erica Enders delivered wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, respectively. Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s wizard of…
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Tricky Tipster: Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s resident oddsmaker, provides his insight into this week’s season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
16 Feb 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
John Force
Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s resident oddsmaker, provides his insight into this week’s season opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Starting a new season, it’s hard not to go with the reigning champions so he’s…
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Tricky Tipster: Pomona, it all comes down to this

Tricky Tipster is determined to end the season on a strong note so this week, he’s got title hopefuls Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, and Matt Smith listed as the favorites.
10 Nov 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Greg Anderson
It’s rare to know before an event that you’re going to witness history, but that’s clearly going to be the case this weekend as the Camping World NHRA tour heads to Pomona for the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the last event of the 2021 season. None of…
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Tricky Tipster: What happens in Vegas determines championships

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Well, maybe not as far as the Camping World NHRA championship battles are concerned. What happens in Vegas, particularly during this weekend’s Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil, could have a profound effect on what happens two weeks from now when the season concludes in Pomona.
26 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Steve Torrence
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Well, maybe not as far as the Camping World NHRA championship battles are concerned. What happens in Vegas, particularly during this weekend’s Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented  by Pennzoil, could have a…
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Tricky Tipster: Looking for some late-season mountain magic in Bristol

Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s resident wizard of odds, has gone with points leaders Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) as the favorites for this weeks' Bristol event.
15 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Matt Hagan
Denver’s Bandimere Speedway isn’t the only NHRA national event facility that is surrounded by mountains and features a breathtaking view. Bristol Dragway also fits that bill and it’s the site of this week’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The…
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Tricky Tipster: Handicapping the Dallas pro fields

NHRA National Dragster’s in-house odds-maker, Tricky Tipster, is once again going to anoint Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) as the favorites along with Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle for this week's Texas NHRA Fall Nationals.
08 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Matt Smith
The Countdown to the Championship moves to the Lonestar State this weekend with the annual Texas NHRA Fall Nationals from the Texas Motorplex outside of Dallas. The event marks the fourth event in the NHRA playoffs, meaning the battles for Camping…
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Tricky Tipster: Gateway to greatness

For this week's NHRA Gateway Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway, Tricky Tipster is going to lead off with the usual suspects and give the early nod to Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) as the pre-race favorites.
24 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Steve Torrence
With two races in the books during the 2021 Countdown to the Championship, the points battles in each NHRA pro category are beginning to take shape. Or are they? So far, no one in any class has been able to establish anything the resembles…
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Tricky Tipster: Our best bets for zMax Dragway

This week, when it comes to our best bets, we’re going to continue to play the hot hand and go with Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
17 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
John Force
As the Countdown to the Championship heats up, so does the pressure on Tricky Tipster to accurately predict winners. We laid an egg last week in Reading although we did rank Pro Stock winner Greg Anderson and Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Steve…
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Countdown time: Now it gets serious

Tricky Tipster went two-for-five at Indy when we correctly picked Steve Torrence and Erica Enders to win in Top Fuel and Pro Stock, respectively. Now, it’s time for the start of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs which means there’s little room for error and even the smallest mistake can have dire consequences.
10 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Steve Torrence
Tricky Tipster went two-for-five at Indy when we correctly picked Steve Torrence and Erica Enders to win in Top Fuel and Pro Stock, respectively. Now, it’s time for the start of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs which means there’s little…
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Tricky Tipster: Everyone wants to win Indy, but how many can actually do it?

As he’s done every year for more than a half-century, NHRA’s Tricky Tipster has carefully analyzed the professional fields and his predictions for Indy glory include Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle), and Jose Gonzalez (Pro Mod).
30 Aug 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Steve Torrence
It's often been said that no career in drag racing is complete if it doesn’t include a win at Indy, and even those drivers who are fortunate enough to win the sports marquee event once are likely to want to do it again and again. Winning at Indy isn…
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Tricky Tipster: Our best bets from Brainerd

With two races remaining before the Countdown to the Championship playoffs begin, it’s officially crunch time in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. This weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd will go a long way towards determining the final seeding for the seven-race playoffs, which kick off next month in Reading.
20 Aug 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
John Force
With two races remaining before the Countdown to the Championship playoffs begins, it’s officially crunch time in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. This weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd  will go a long way…
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Tricky Tipster: Heartfelt predictions from America’s heartland

In NHRA's long-awaited return to Topeka, Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, and Greg Anderson land the favorites roles for this weekend's Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor.
13 Aug 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Greg Anderson
It’s been a long two years, but the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing tour is finally headed back to middle America for this weekend’s Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor. The event marks the first time NHRA pros have visited Heartland…
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Tricky Tipster: A change of seasons

It's almost August which means its time for the Lucas Oil Winternationals. Yes, that's strange but what isn't strange is Tricky Tipster's picks for this week's Pomona event.
30 Jul 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Tricky Tipster®
Robert Hight
Add this to things you never thought you’d read but after two-thirds of the annual NHRA Western Swing, we’re headed to Auto Club Pomona Raceway for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect the Harvest. Odd as that may seem, it’s where…
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Tricky Tipster: The grapes of wrath

It's hard to find a more perfect setting for a Camping World NHRA Series event than Sonoma Raceway and it's lush vineyards and rolling hills. That's especially true for Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, and Matt Smith, this week's favorites.
23 Jul 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Matt Hagan
Stop us if you’ve heard this before but you can’t sweep the Western Swing unless you win the first race. Yeah, we know it’s an old quote but it’s entirely true which means that heading into this weekend’s NHRA Sonoma Nationals, only Steve Torrence…
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