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Nighttime is the right time for Force, Capps, Enders and Sampey

Under the lights in Norwalk, Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders and Angelle Sampey lead pro fields after day one at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
24 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
The staff at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park is well known for their unrivaled hospitality and customer service and they offered their loyal fans a fantastic show under the lights on Friday night. At the end of two fast and furious…
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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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Toyota Racing’s legendary Sponsafier program returns for 2022 season

Toyota Racing’s beloved Sponsafier campaign will make a return for the 2022 season. Three new commercials, one of which focuses on 2018 NHRA FUnny Car champion J.R. Todd, will begin airing nationally on FOX and NBC during NHRA and NASCAR telecasts.
24 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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JR Todd
Toyota Racing’s beloved Sponsafier campaign will make a return for the 2022 season. Three new commercials will begin airing nationally as part of NBC and FOX’s NASCAR and NHRA telecasts this weekend. Additionally, Sponsafier will once again feature…
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Nitro Time Machine: Watch the pro final rounds from the 2014 Norwalk event

Take a trip back to 2014 and the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals to watch the final rounds, which includes some familiar 2022 winners.
23 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Nitro Time Machine
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Teams focusing on Pep Boys Callout at Dodge Power Brokers U.S. Nationals

The Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout will take center stage at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend highlighted by the completion of the Top Fuel Callout, which began earlier this season at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and the entire Funny Car Callout competition.
23 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pep Boys Callout
The Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout will take center stage at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend highlighted by the completion of the Top Fuel Callout, which began earlier this season at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA…
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J.R. Gray aiming to get 2022 season turned around in Norwalk

After a standout rookie season a year ago in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, J.R. Gray hasn’t been able to find that magic touch thus far in 2022.
23 Jun 2022
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J.R. Gray
After a standout rookie season a year ago in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, J.R. Gray hasn’t been able to find that magic touch thus far in 2022. He’s recorded just one round win through three events in his…
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One Down and One To Go

After an exciting race weekend in Bristol, Tony Pedregon and National Dragster's Kevin McKenna join host Brian Lohnes to review the event and look forward to this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Ohio.
23 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  After an exciting race weekend in Bristol, Tony Pedregon and NHRA National Dragster's Kevin McKenna join host Brian Lohnes to review the event and look forward to this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in…
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IGTG will serve as primary sponsor for Krista Baldwin at Norwalk event

Top Fuel racer Krista Baldwin will welcome IT consulting company IGTG as primary sponsorship for this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
22 Jun 2022
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Krista Baldwin
Krista Baldwin will welcome IT consulting company IGTG as primary sponsorship for this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Baldwin and her team have been making big improvements to her Top Fuel program since Charlotte. Having IGTG come…
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Jim Dunn Racing to enjoy support from Blaze Technical Services in Norwalk

Blaze Technical Services will be flying its popular nostalgia flame pattern on the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car at this year’s NHRA national event in Norwalk.
22 Jun 2022
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Jim Dunn Racing
Blaze Technical Services will be flying its popular nostalgia flame pattern on the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car at this year’s NHRA national event in Norwalk. The black background, highlighted by purple, blue, and green scalloped flames, is a retro…
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Lucas Oil Series winners crowned at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

In addition to the Camping World Series action at Bristol Dragway, five winners were crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
22 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
In addition to the Camping World Series action at Bristol Dragway, five winners were crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Appearing in his first national event final since the 2015 Gainesville race…
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Kings of Vapor to reign with Caruso Family Racing in Norwalk

Camrie Caruso will be flying the colors of Kings of Vapor, an Ohio-based vapor store and online business that has been a longtime supporter of Caruso Family Racing, at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. 
22 Jun 2022
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Camrie Caruso
First-year Pro Stock driver Camrie Caruso has not been crowned NHRA Rookie of the Year for 2022, but she is making a strong case through the first seven races of the season. Heading into the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Caruso will be…
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Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Friday preview

Last week’s Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals in Bristol will be a hard act to follow, but if history has taught us anything, crew at Summit Motorsports Park, the host of this week’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, will be up to the task.
22 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Norwalk
Last week’s Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals in Bristol will be a hard act to follow, but if history has taught us anything, crew at Summit Motorsports Park, the host of this week’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, will be up to the task. Since…
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Legendary businessman, philanthropist, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bruton Smith passes away

A visionary and transformative figure in both business and entertainment, Ollen Bruton Smith, the founder and executive chairman of Sonic Automotive, Speedway Motorsports and Speedway Children’s Charities died June 22 of natural causes. He was 95.
22 Jun 2022
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Bruton Smith
A visionary and transformative figure in both business and entertainment, Ollen Bruton Smith, the founder and executive chairman of Sonic Automotive, Speedway Motorsports and Speedway Children’s Charities died June 22 of natural causes. He was 95…
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Doug Kalitta heads for Norwalk in SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster

Doug Kalitta will be flying the branding and logos of long-time Kalitta Motorsports marketing partner SealMaster this weekend when the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series rolls into Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
22 Jun 2022
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Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta will be flying the branding and logos of long-time Kalitta Motorsports marketing partner SealMaster this weekend when the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series rolls into Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. SealMaster, a global…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Take an unfiltered look behind the scenes as Justin Ashley, Ron Capps, Aaron Stanfield, and Jerry Savoie celebrate their victories with crewmembers at the top end after the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
22 Jun 2022
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Antron Brown looking for breakout weekend at Summit Motorsports Park

From start to finish, Antron Brown enjoyed the best weekend of his 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season just days ago in Bristol, Tenn., leaving the three-time Top Fuel world champ eager to get back in action.
22 Jun 2022
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Antron Brown
From start to finish, Antron Brown enjoyed the best weekend of his 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season just days ago in Bristol, Tenn., leaving the three-time Top Fuel world champ eager to get back in action. Luckily for the popular…
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NHRA draws impressive audience for FOX broadcast of Thunder Valley Nationals

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series broadcast on the FOX network yielded impressive results on Sunday, as nearly 900,000 viewers tuned in for NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals eliminations at Bristol Dragway.
22 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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FOX Bristol
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series broadcast on the FOX network yielded impressive results on Sunday, as nearly 900,000 viewers tuned in for NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals eliminations at Bristol Dragway. FOX’s NHRA coverage of eliminations…
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Hundreds of Jr. drag racers ready for shootout at Western Conference Finals

The Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals, presented by Nic Woods Racing and JR Race Carsis just around the corner as Bandimere Speedway will host hundreds of racers from throughout the United States June 24-26.
22 Jun 2022
Candida Benson, Jr. Dragster Contributor
News
Western Conference Finals
There is no greater prize for an NHRA drag racer than a Wally, and each summer, drivers in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League have two shots at winning one of the prestigious trophies thanks to the Conference Finals events. The first of…
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NHRA Tech: Donnie Bender explains the evolution of the nitro fuel system

Longtime nitro tuner Donnie Bender recently took some time to explain the evolution of the fuel system used by NHRA's nitro team including the latest all-in-one valve.
21 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Racing Technology
Donnie Bender
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Nitro Time Machine: Jack Beckman wins firey Norwalk final

"Fast Jack" Beckman defeated Robert Hight to win the 2017 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk but things got a bit heated after the finish line when his Infinite Hero Dodge caught fire.
21 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Jack Backman
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Tim Wilkerson to race special edition Trick Flow Funny Car in Norwalk

Fan favorite NHRA Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson will debut a Trick Flow Specialties Ford Mustang Funny Car at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
21 Jun 2022
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Tim Wilkerson
Fan favorite NHRA Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson will debut a Trick Flow Specialties Ford Mustang Funny Car at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. The 22-time Funny Car national event winner, who most recently earned runner-up finish at…
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Five things we learned at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

The NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals had a little bit of everything including unpredictable final rounds, a near double, and strong performances by a couple of up-and-coming racers. Here's five big things we learned in Bristol.
20 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
  RON CAPPS IS DETERMINED TO MAKE IT A THREE-HORSE RACE Ron Capps has been around long enough that he doesn’t need a lesson in motivation but in this rare instance, the NHRA.com staff was happy to provide him with one…
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Barton takes over Factory Stock Showdown points lead with Bristol win

David Barton and his Saw Mill Auto Chevy COPO Camaro raced to victory Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the fourth stop on the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown schedule, to take over the points lead by 13 points with only four races left. 
19 Jun 2022
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David barton
David Barton and his Saw Mill Auto Chevy COPO Camaro raced to victory Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the fourth stop on the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown schedule, to take over the points lead by 13 points…
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Unofficial Camping World points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, the ninth event of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
19 Jun 2022
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Points
Unofficial points standings following the completion of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, the ninth event of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Official points will be posted here…
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2022 NHRA season nears halfway mark at Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to one of drag racing’s premier facilities, bringing its must-see 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph action to Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park on June 23-26 for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
19 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to one of drag racing’s premier facilities, bringing its must-see 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph action to Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park on June 23-26 for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA…
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Ashley, Capps, Stanfield and Savoie score impressive Bristol victories

Aaron Stanfield defeated Erica Enders in one of the craziest final rounds in the history of the Pro Stock class while Justin Ashley, Ron Capps, and Jerry Savoie also scored wins at the Thunder Valley Nationals at historic Bristol Dragwa
19 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Bristol winners
Aaron Stanfield defeated Erica Enders in one of the craziest final rounds in the history of the Pro Stock class while Justin Ashley, Ron Capps, and Jerry Savoie also scored wins at the Thunder Valley Nationals at historic Bristol Dragway.…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday photo gallery

Sunday was an amazing day at Bristol Dragway with all the action that any NHRA fan craves. Our photographers were on hand to capture all of it in our Sunday Gallery.
19 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Robert Hight 45
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Cottrell, Hilton lead winners at 19th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion

Bobby Cottrelll won in Funny Car and Tyler Hilton in Top Fuel at the 19th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance in Bowling Green, Ky.
19 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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National Hot Rod Reunion
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Motorsports Museum 19th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance: NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR Bobby Cottrell, Whittier, Calif., '69 Camaro, 5.614, 257…
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Sunday news and notes from the Thunder Valley Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and videos from final eliminations at the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Update throughout the day.
19 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Leah Pruett
Prior to the start of Sunday’s final eliminations, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme was inducted into the Legends of Thunder Valley,  a Hall of Fame honor for those who have a long and storied history at Bristol Dragway. Prudhomme…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday preview

Low qualifiers Mike Salinas, Robert Hight, Aaron Stanfield, and Angelle Sampey prepare for final eliminations at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.
19 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Bristol
Intrigue is the word of the day at Bristol Dragway as NHRA pros prepare for final eliminations at the Thunder Valley Nationals as there are numerous marquee matchups across all four professional categories. In Top Fuel, almost every one of the…
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