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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Shawn Cowie

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
The Topeka field was stacked with talent, but Shawn Cowie managed to successfully defend his 2017 and 2018 titles. After qualifying No. 3, he powered to the final where his 5.213, 279.15 was more than enough to defeat Troy Coughlin Jr., but also…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Sean Bellemeur now has 13 wins after wheeling the Hussey Performance Camaro to a win over veteran Jay Payne in the final. Bellemeur was solidly in the 5.4s on  race day in his wins against Scott McVey, Lance Van Hauen, and Nick Januik…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Comp winner Bruno Massel Jr.

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Two-time national champ Bruno Massel Jr. has 13 national event wins after driving his turbocharged Blackfire I/Dragster to the Comp title. Massel qualified No. 5 and avoided a significant index hit on his way to the final. The indexes became…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Super Stock winner Gene Mosbek

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Gene Mosbek celebrated his 65th birthday in style with his sixth-career national event win and second in Topeka. Driving his rare ’64 Plymouth, Mosbek saved his best performance for last with a .001 light and a 10.234 on his 10.22 dial to cool…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Stock winner Chris Chaney

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Reigning Division 5 champ Chris Chaney won the Stock final with a 10.215 on his 10.21 dial but avoided having to make a decision at the finish line after opponent Scott Libersher fouled by two-thousandths. Chaney had a bye in the semifinals but…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Super Comp winner Kyle Fickler

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Kyle Fickler, a member of the SEMA Board of Directors, created another lasting memory when he drove his dragster to a close final round win over Vernon Rowland to win for the first time since 2003. Rowland was four-thousandths of a second quicker at…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Super Gas winner Shawn Carter

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Super Gas winner Shawn Carter broke a lengthy winless drought in Topeka when he defeated Collin Becker in the final round. Carter’s last national event win came at the 2007 Dallas race. Driving his ’05 Cavalier, Carter was wheel to wheel with…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Super Street winner Trevor Larson

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
After six wins in Super Comp and Super Gas, Trevor Larson claimed his first win in Super Street after fellow Minnesota resident Mike Campbell fouled by a thousandth of a second in the final. Larson, coming off a very competitive run in his…
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Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Sportsman highlights

Shawn Cowie won Top Alcohol Dragster for the third straight year and Sean Bellemeur continued unchecked this season in Top Alcohol Funny Car to the lead the list of champions at the NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties.
25 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Sean Bellemeur
For the last three years Shawn Cowie won the Top Alcohol Dragster title in Topeka and this time, he was joined in victory by seven other Lucas Oil Series sportsman standouts, all of whom are previous national event champions. Like Cowie, Top Alcohol…
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Fast Five: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Jamie Howe count down their top five highlights from the 2019 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
25 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
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NHRA Power Rankings: Is Deric Kramer poised for a championship chase?

American Ethanol Pro Stock driver Deric Kramer continues to climb the NHRA Power Rankings
24 Jun 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Deric Kramer
Deric Kramer earned his first win of 2019 at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals by defeating Erica Enders. His American Ethanol Pro Stock Chevy Camaro is better now than it was when he hoisted the Wally in Chicago. He has improved his NHRA Power Ranking…
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Meyer sisters, Whiteley shine at delayed Division 4 event at No Problem

Rachel Meyer defeated her sister, Megan, in the Alcohol Dragster final while Annie Whiteley raced to victory in Top Alcohol Funny car at the Division 4 event at No Problem Raceway Park.
23 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 4
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at No Problem Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Rachel Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.381, 270.35  def.…
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Drew downs Bill in all-Skillman Factory Stock final

Drew gets the best of Bill Skillman in the first father-son final round in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
skillman
Based on their recent results, it seems more and more obvious that the Skillman family really enjoys racing in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown. After five of eight races this season, the father-son duo of Bill and Drew Skillman have combined…
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Khalid alBalooshi earns first NHRA Pro Mod win of 2019

Former world champion Khalid alBalooshi raced to his first victory of the 2019 season during E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service action on Sunday at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
23 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Khalid alBalooshi
Former world champion Khalid alBalooshi raced to his first victory of the 2019 season during E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service action on Sunday at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. The series was…
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Torrence gets back into the winner's circle, denying veteran Dakin in final

One weekend after his 19-round win streak was snapped with a tough loss in the final round in Bristol, Steve Torrence has started yet another streak of victories, going four rounds to take home the Top Fuel title at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
One weekend after his 19-round win streak was snapped with a tough loss in the final round in Bristol, Steve Torrence has started yet another streak of victories, going four rounds to take home the Top Fuel title at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA…
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Broken engines and bad burnouts can't stop Chris McGaha

Chris McGaha picks up career Pro Stock win No. 8 and his first in more than a year after a final round win against Alex Laughlin.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
mcgaha
Two broken engines, one botched burnout, and the added burden of acting as his own crew chief weren't enough to prevent Chris McGaha from winning his eighth-career Pro Stock race and ending a winless drought that extends back to last year's New…
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Tasca goes back to back with his second straight Funny Car victory

Bob Tasca III waited seven years between Funny Car wins but after breaking back into the win column a week ago in Bristol, Tasca only had to wait seven days to raise another Wally as he defeated Jack Beckman in the final round at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Bob Tasca
Bob Tasca III waited seven years between Funny Car wins but after breaking back into the win column a week ago in Bristol, Tasca only had to wait seven days to raise another Wally as he defeated Jack Beckman in the final round. Beckman smoked the…
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Andrew Hines rolls to fifth win in seven races in all-Harley final

Five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Andrew Hines runs his record to 21-2 this year with fifth win of the season in all-Harley final.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hines
Andrew Hines has more than 50 national event wins and five Mello Yello championships and accomplished all sorts of other first in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class including the first six-second run, but he’s never started a season the way he’s kicked…
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Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Semifinal

Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec continue their dream season with fourth all-Harley final round in seven events. Hines will have lane choice for the duo's 30th final.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hines
For the 30th time in their career and fourth time this season, the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team will send a pair of riders to the Pro Stock Motorcycle final where Andrew Hines will attempt to maintain his slim 15-14 edge over teammate…
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Norwalk Funny Car results: Semifinals

Jack Beckman will have the chance to win his fourth Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Funny Car title when he squares off with Bristol champ Bob Tasca III in the final round.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman will have the chance to win his fourth Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Funny Car title when he squares off with Bristol champ Bob Tasca III in the final round. The race will be a rematch of their final round here in 2009,…
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Norwalk Top Fuel results: Semifinals

Pat Dakin has reached his first final round in more than 20 years and will take on reigning world champ Steve Torrence for the Top Fuel title at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Pat Dakin
Pat Dakin reached his first final round in more than 20 years and will take on reigning world champ Steve Torrence for the Top Fuel title at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Dakin, of Dayton, Ohio, and racing in front of his homestate…
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Norwalk Pro Stock results: Semifinal

There will be a first-time Pro Stock winner this season when Chris McGaha takes on Alex Laughlin in the Norwalk final round.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
laughlin
The last time that an 8.79 elapsed time won a Pro Stock drag race was probably the mid-1970s but that's all that it too for Alex Laughlin to defeat Jeg Coughlin Jr. in one of the wildest races of the this or any other season. Both drivers rattled…
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Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle results: E2

Points leaders Andrew Hines, Eddie Krawiec, and Matt Smith to battle in the Norwalk semifinals along with Scotty Pollacheck, who is having his best weekend of the year.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
smith
Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson riders Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec continued their methodic rampage through the Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle field with a pair of dominating wins in the quarterfinal round. Krawiec, the low qualifier, rode his…
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Norwalk Funny Car results: E2

Bristol winner Bob Tasca III stretched his win streak to six straight rounds to highlight the second round of Funny Car racing.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Bob Tasca
Bristol winner Bob Tasca III stretched his win streak to six straight rounds to highlight the second round of Funny Car racing. Tasca’s Ford powered to a 3.993 after Paul Lee red-lighted and earned lane choice by a thousandth of a second for a…
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Norwalk Pro Stock results: E2

Bo Butner's dream season rolls on with another Pro Stock semifinal; He's joined by Jeg Coughlin Jr., Chris McGaha, and Alex Laughlin.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
butner
Another race, another semifinal for Pro Stock points leader Bo Butner who is now 19-2 in elimination round after his quarterfinal win against Matt Hartford. Butner, a four-time winner this year, wheeled his KB Racing-powered Camaro to a 6.621 after…
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Norwalk Top Fuel results: E2

The footing got a little tricky as the sun beat down on Summit Motorsports Park, where tire smoke was a common sight in round two, but not for Steve Torrence.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
The footing got a little tricky as the sun beat down on Summit Motorsports Park, where tire smoke was a common sight in round two. Low qualifier Brittany Force smoked the tires in the middle of the track and pedaled her way to victory well ahead…
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Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Sunday photo gallery

Photo highlights from a busy day of final eliminations at the 13th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk.
23 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
  Race fans packed Summit Motorsports Park for final eliminations of the 12th race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. NHRA's Alan Reinhart emceed the pre-race ceremonies,…
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Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle results: E1

Round one survivors in Pro Stock Motorcycle include three Harley-Davidsons, three Matt Smith Racing EBRs, and a pair of underdogs.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
angelle
Seven of the top eight qualifiers in Pro Stock Motorcycle made it on to the quarterfinal round but that doesn't mean the racing was anything other than exciting. The biggest upset of the round came early when the Lucas Oil EBR of No. 4 qualifier…
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Norwalk Pro Stock results: E1

The close competition that existed during Pro Stock qualifying continued on race day where Summit teammates Greg Anderson and Jason Line advanced. They were joined by point leaders Bo Butner, Alex Laughlin, and Matt Hartford.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
mcgaha
Following yesterday’s harrowing fire in her Elite Pro Mod car, no one would have blamed Erica Enders if she’d decided to take Sunday off, but that’s not in her nature and the two-time world champ was on the starting line for her round one battle…
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Norwalk Funny Car results: E1

Twelve Funny Car drivers qualified in the three-second zone and it became clear in round one that it was going to take no less than a similar pass to continue in eliminations, led by John Force's 3.937.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
John Force
Twelve Funny Car drivers qualified in the three-second zone and it became clear in round one that it was going to take no less than a similar pass to continue in eliminations. No. 2 qualifier John Force, gunning for career win No. 150, blasted to…
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