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Tasca team hard at work preparing for launch of 2021 Funny Car season

Bob Tasca III is expecting big things out of his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford team this year, and the crew has been hard at work in the shop preparing new chassis for the upcoming season.
23 Jan 2021
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Mac Tools and Kalitta Motorsports extend 20-year partnership

Kalitta Motorsports and Mac Tools have announced that one of the longest-running and most successful sponsorship relationships will continue into its 20th NHRA season through a multiyear extension agreement. 
22 Jan 2021
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Kalitta Motorsports and Mac Tools have announced that one of the longest-running and most successful sponsorship relationships will continue into its 20th NHRA season through a multiyear extension agreement.  Doug Kalitta, one of the…
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Charging into Funny Car history

Don Schumacher Racing’s Dodge Charger Funny Cars swept all 11 races last season, but the Charger is certainly not a new body style to the class, having been around since the class’ mid-1960s creation. Here's a look back at some of them.
22 Jan 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Dodge Charger
Don Schumacher Racing’s Dodge Charger Funny Cars swept all 11 races last season plus three to end the 2019 season, giving them a stretch of 14 wins on top of five world championships over the last 10 seasons, but the Charger is certainly not a new…
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Cruz Pedregon and Justin Ashley join Brian Lohnes to discuss their big news

Cruz Pedregon and Justin Ashley join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast to talk about the headlines they have made on the business side of drag racing during this offseason.
21 Jan 2021
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  Cruz Pedregon and Justin Ashley join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast to talk about the headlines they have made on the business side of drag racing during this offseason.  For Pedregon, a three-year…
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World championship-winning crew chief Rahn Tobler announces retirement

Four-time world championship-winning nitro crew chief Rahn Tobler has made the decision to retire from racing and will depart Don Schumacher Racing at the end of this month. Tobler has been the crew chief of the Ron Capps-driven NAPA Funny Car since 2012.
21 Jan 2021
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Rahn Tobler
Rahn Tobler, crew chief of the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat driven by 2016 NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps, has made the decision to retire from racing and will depart Don Schumacher Racing at the end of this month. Tobler,…
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Marwin Sports joins NHRA as Official Apparel Provider

NHRA and Marwin Sports have announced a new partnership, naming Marwin Sports the official apparel of NHRA. 
20 Jan 2021
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Marwin Sports
NHRA and Marwin Sports have announced a new partnership, naming Marwin Sports the official apparel of NHRA.  With the 2021 NHRA season right around the corner, NHRA and Marwin Sports look forward to the new relationship, which will span…
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Julie Nataas set to chase Randy Meyer Racing’s third consecutive TAD title

Randy Meyer Racing will chase its third straight NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world championship with Julie Nataas. It will be Nataas’ third full-time season with RMR in the Oslo Tapet & Gulvbelegg A/Fuel dragster.
20 Jan 2021
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Julie Nataas
Randy Meyer Racing will chase its third straight NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world championship with Julie Nataas. It will be Nataas’ third full-time season with RMR in the Oslo Tapet & Gulvbelegg A/Fuel dragster. Megan Meyer won the…
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Bench racing with Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart on NHRA Shop Talk

In the latest edition of NHRA Shop Talk, Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart took your questions in a good ol' bench racing session, answering fan questions.
20 Jan 2021
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In the latest edition of NHRA Shop Talk, Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart took your questions in a good ol' bench racing session, answering fan questions. Whether you have questions about the mechanical workings of race cars, breaking news about…
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The dream continues as Lex Joon and team ramp up for 2021 Top Fuel season

Lex and Gerda Joon, who emigrated from the Netherlands eight years ago to follow their “American Dream” of competing in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, have been hard at work on their Top Fueler in the offseason.
19 Jan 2021
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NHRA career opportunity: Southeast Division Services Coordinator

NHRA’s Southeast Division is currently seeking candidates for its Division Services Coordinator, seeking applicants with a team-player attitude and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to assist in a myriad of responsibilities for the division.
18 Jan 2021
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NHRA’s Southeast Division is currently seeking candidates for its Division Services Coordinator, seeking applicants with a team-player attitude and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to assist in a myriad of responsibilities for the…
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NHRA announces 2021 Super Stock and Stock class eliminations schedule

NHRA officials have announced a full schedule of Super Stock and Stock class eliminations for 2021. For the first time, Super Stock and Stock competitors will get a chance to race for the coveted class NHRA Wally in each division. 
18 Jan 2021
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NHRA officials have announced a full schedule of Super Stock and Stock class eliminations for 2021. For the first time, Super Stock and Stock competitors will get a chance to race for the coveted class NHRA Wally in each division.  Class…
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Cory Reed and Joey Gladstone change course; prepare to take next step in Pro Stock Motorcycle

Pro Stock Motorcycle teammates Cory Reed and Joey Gladstone have big plans for the 2021 season as they prepare to debut a pair of Vance & Hines prepared Suzuki Hayabusa entries.
18 Jan 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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 Cory Reed went to his first Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the 2016 Reading event, and his teammate, Joey Gladstone, raced to a runner-up finish last year in Dallas. Today, the dynamic duo is more convinced than ever that their first wins…
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Snap-on inks new three-year contract with NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon

Longtime racing supporter Snap-on Incorporated has extended its contract with two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon for three years, through the 2023 season. 
18 Jan 2021
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Cruz Pedregon
Longtime racing supporter Snap-on Incorporated has extended its contract with two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon. As the primary sponsor of Cruz Pedregon Racing, the agreement will extend the contract for three seasons, through the…
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Building (and mounting) better bodies at Cruz Pedregon Racing's shop

The later mid-March start to the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season has been a bit of a blessing to Cruz Pedregon Racing as they continue to receive and mount new Dodge Hellcat bodies, according to assistant crew chief Rip Reynolds.
16 Jan 2021
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NHRA exploring addition of new event following Arizona Nationals cancelation

NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park have made the difficult decision to not host the 2021 NHRA Arizona Nationals, leaving an opening on the 2021 schedule, which NHRA is optimistic will be filled.
15 Jan 2021
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Camping World
NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park have made the difficult decision to not host the 2021 NHRA Arizona Nationals, leaving an opening on the 2021 schedule, which NHRA is optimistic will be filled with an event at a facility that has not hosted…
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Anthony Bertozzi preparing to begin Top Dragster title defense in Orlando

Anthony Bertozzi won his first NHRA championship in Super Stock in 2002, and it took him nearly two decades to win another one. If he has his way, a third title won't take nearly as long.
15 Jan 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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bertozzi
Anthony Bertozzi won his first NHRA championship in Super Stock in 2002, and it took him nearly two decades to win another one. Bertozzi’s quest for a second title ended last season when he finished as the top points earner in Top Dragster presented…
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NHRA Shop Talk; Screw superchargers

NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by Chelsea Clark, the owner of PSI Blowers, to talk about screw superchargers, one of the most awesome and impressive power adders ever used in drag racing.
14 Jan 2021
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Shop Talk
NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by Chelsea Clark, the owner of PSI Blowers, to talk about screw superchargers, one of the most awesome and impressive power adders ever used in drag racing. Screw superchargers are employed…
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The Young Operators

NHRA Member Track operators Tyler Crossnoe and Victor Alvarez join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast.
14 Jan 2021
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NHRA Member Track operators Tyler Crossnoe and Victor Alvarez join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. These two guys are among the youngest and most innovative track operators in the country and they do it in different…
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NHRA's season will launch in Orlando with the whole world watching; find out how you can see it, too

"People want to put 2020 in the rear view for every reason imaginable, and seeing NHRA start on time at Orlando Speed World Dragway gives people that opportunity." — NHRA Division 2 Director Cody Savage
13 Jan 2021
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NHRA’s 2021 race season launches February 4 in Orlando
It's been 14 weeks since NHRA's Division 2 hosted an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event (with an NHRA National Open snuck in Halloween weekend), and the urge to race out of 2020 “couldn't be any stronger,” said NHRA Division 2…
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The art of the Pro Stock burndown with Erica Enders and Matt Hartford

Burndowns have been a part of the Pro Stock class since its debut in 1970 and through the years there have been some memorable ones. Current Pro Stock stars Erica Enders and Matt Hartford joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss some of NHRA's most notable staging duels.
13 Jan 2021
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70th Anniversary NHRA season will launch Feb. 4-6 with Orlando Lucas Oil Series event

The 2021 NHRA points-earning season will blast off from the starting line the first week of February at the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Orlando, Fla., to kick off what promises to be an exciting and inspirational year of competition across all of NHRA’s major series.
11 Jan 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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The 2021 NHRA points-earning season will blast off from the starting line the first week of February to kick off what promises to be an exciting and inspirational year of competition across all of NHRA’s major series, including the NHRA Camping…
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Tickets on sale for NHRA Southern Nationals

Tickets are now on sale for the 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. This fan-favorite event marks the second stop on the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour and is sure to showcase drag racing at its finest. 
11 Jan 2021
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Southern Nationals
Tickets are now on sale for the 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. This fan-favorite event marks the second stop on the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour and is sure to showcase drag racing at its finest.  After a shortened…
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Committee tables plans for A/Fuel classification in Top Alcohol Funny Car

The Top Alcohol Funny Car Rules Committee has elected to table the proposal to include an injected nitromethane A/Fuel classification in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class.
10 Jan 2021
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After careful review and consideration, as well as many hours of discussion regarding public input, the Top Alcohol Funny Car Rules Committee has elected to table the proposal to include an injected nitromethane A/Fuel classification in the Top…
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New crew chief John Collins settles in at Cruz Pedregon Racing

John Collins, the new crew chief for Cruz Pedregon's Snap-on Tools Funny Car team, joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to discuss his preparation for the upcoming season.
08 Jan 2021
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How Cold Hard Art's Tom Patsis created special Camping World champions trophies

Renown artist and metal sculptor Tom Patsis of Cold Hard Art was tasked with creating a special trophy for the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series professional champions and he delivered a timeless masterpiece.
08 Jan 2021
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Random Racer Roundup

Challenged to cite a random drag racer from their memory banks, dozens of NHRA fans responded to share their thoughts abut racers past and present whose accomplishments resonate with them.
08 Jan 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Dragster Insider
The tweets that became a viral thread that launched a Dragster Insider column that spawned a follow-up now has an offspring. Challenged by yours truly to cite a random drag racer from your memory banks, dozens of you responded to share your picks…
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Mike Green ready to help take Justin Ashley to the next level in Top Fuel

Championship-winning Top Fuel crew chief Mike Green is ready to help reigning rookie of the year Justin Ashley and the Strutmasters.com team in their pursuit of a world championship.
07 Jan 2021
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Tickets on sale for Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals 2021 kickoff event

For the first time in NHRA history, the 2021 season will kick off at the famed Gainesville Raceway. Tickets are now on sale for the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
06 Jan 2021
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
For the first time in NHRA history, the 2021 season will kick off at the famed Gainesville Raceway. Tickets are now on sale for the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The stars of the NHRA will begin their season-long hunt for a…
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2021 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Conference Finals set for summer 2021

The two premier events for the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League will return to familiar surroundings for the 2021 season. The Western Conference Finals will once again take place at Osage Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park in Oklahoma, and the Eastern Conference Finals will again visit Bristol Dragway in Tennessee.
06 Jan 2021
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The two premier events for the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, the popular series for young NHRA racers, will return to familiar surroundings for the 2021 season. The Western Conference Finals will once again take place at Osage Hotel…
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Nitro Time Machine: Kenji Okazaki's trial by fire

At the 1993 Houston race, Japan's Kenji Okazaki earned his stripes as a Funny Car driver when he walked away from an inferno in Jim Dunn's Mooneyes entry.
06 Jan 2021
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