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Stampede of Speed returns Oct. 7-16, enhances fan experience around FallNationals

The Stampede of Speed, a 10-day festival of music, drag racing, and amazing fan experiences in advance of the NHRA Texas FallNationals, will return in 2022 to the historic Texas Motorplex.
09 Aug 2022
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Stampede of Speed
The Stampede of Speed, a 10-day festival of music, drag racing, and amazing fan experiences in advance of the NHRA Texas FallNationals, will return in 2022. Hosted once again at the historic Texas Motorplex, the multi-use facility located just 35…
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Nitro Time Machine: Warren Johnson tops Scott Geoffrion in thrilling Topeka final

Warren Johnson all but clinched his first NHRA Pro Stock world title following a thrilling final round win over Scott Geoffrion's Dodge at the 1992 Topeka event.
09 Aug 2022
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Top Alcohol Dragster standout Jasmine Salinas sponsored by Weld in Topeka

Weld Racing will be sponsoring Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jasmine Salinas at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park this week.
08 Aug 2022
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Jasmine Salinas
Weld, the fastest wheel brand on the planet, will be sponsoring NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jasmine Salinas at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park this week. Weld Racing…
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Erica Enders on the Western Swing: "We did an OK job out there"

After a tough loss in Denver, four time Pro Stock champion Erica Enders rallied with a win in Sonoma and a runner-up finish in Seattle to maintain her lead in the Camping World NHRA Pro Stock standings. In our latest Skype Interview, Enders discusses her season to date and her outlook on the upcoming Countdown to the Championship.
08 Aug 2022
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Erica Enders
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Sportsman champion Richard Okerman

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Richard Okerman is now a four-time national event champion in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers after defeating Michael Henry in the Sonoma final. Okerman gave up a slight lead at the start, but won with a 7.24 on his 7.08 dial after…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Top Dragster champion Thomas Bayer

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Drag racing school instructor Thomas Bayer, already a national event winner in Top Alcohol Dragster, Super Comp, and Super Gas, added a victory in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers when he beat Melissa Murphy in the final. Bayer cut a…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Gas champion Evan Kowalski

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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124:50
Five years after scoring his first career national event win  in Super Gas at Sonoma Raceway, Evan Kowalski pocketed win No. 4 with his Riverside Transmission Center Corvette, running a near-perfect 9.904 to force final-round opponent Beau…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Comp champion Tanner Theobald

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tanner Theobald joined younger brother Parker as an NHRA national event champion with his first career score in Super Comp. Theobald, previously the runner-up at the 2017 Auto Club NHRA Finals, powered to a clutch .017 reaction time coupled to an 8.…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Stock champion Justin Jerome

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Justin Jerome picked up his second NHRA national event Wally following a Stock final-round win against Bryan Phillips, who fouled by seven-thousandths of a second in the final. Jerome previously won the 2019 Four Wide event in Las Vegas behind the…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Super Stock champion Jody Lang

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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In a Super Stock battle between two of the West Coast’s most accomplished sportsman racers, Jody Lang squeezed out a narrow .001-second win over Kyle Rizzoli. Lang now has 31 national event wins to his credit including five at Sonoma Raceway.…
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2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals Comp champion Jim Cowan

08 Aug 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Comp winner Jim Cowan collected career win No. 2 and his first since the 2008 season when he drove his D/E Cobalt to a final-round conquest of Joe Mozeris’ Division 7-champion B/ED. Cowan, who won the 2008 Winternationals and also was runner-up in…
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Steve Huff looked to break his own record at the Flav-R-Pac Northwest Nationals

Steve Huff made exhibition passes in a Pep Boys Electric Vehicle demonstration at the 2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals.
08 Aug 2022
David Kennedy
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Cottrell, Williamson and Generalao Jr., conquer 51st Nightfire Nationals

08 Aug 2022
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Nightfire Nationals
The 51st edition of the Nightfire Nationals presented by Bi-Mart attracted a record turnout for the mid-summer Idaho stop in the 2022 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage series. Winning his fifth consecutive Firebird major event title, Bobby Cottrell…
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NHRA Camping World Series heads to Topeka for Menards NHRA Nationals

Heartland Motorsports Park is again set to host the exciting, must-see action of 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph racing from the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor on Aug. 12-14.
08 Aug 2022
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Menards NHRA Nationals
Known as the House of Speed, Heartland Motorsports Park is again set to host the exciting, must-see action of 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph racing from the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor on Aug…
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Rain forces postponed finish to Route 66 Raceway Division 3 event

Due to the rain NHRA has been forced to postpone the remainder of the Rute 66 Raceway Lucas Oil Series event. The remaining rounds will be completed at our next Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Event at Beech Bend Raceway Park on Aug. 25.
05 Aug 2022
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Division 3
Due to the rain Sunday morning that continued into this afternoon, NHRA has been forced to postpone the remainder of the event. The remaining rounds will be completed at our next Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Event at Beech Bend Raceway Park on Aug.…
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Fox Jr., Gill, and Aragona lead Division 1 winners at Atco Raceway

Tom Fox Jr., Matt Gill, and Frank Aragona Jr., led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division was in action at Atco Raceway.
05 Aug 2022
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Division 1
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Atco Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Tom Fox Jr., Shamong, N.J., 6.713, 263.51  def. Dan Dietrich, Glen Arm,…
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Western Swing Pro Stock recap: Lots of shifting gears but not many positions

Erica Enders maintained her points lead in Pro Stock despite earning two fewer points than teammate Aaron Stanfield over the three-race Western Swing. Here's a look at the movers, shakers, and disappointments within the class. Last in a series.
05 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Erica Enders
The three-race Western Swing is the gateway to the home stretch of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series regular season that sets the contenders for the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs and a pivotal time for teams trying to…
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NHRA returns to Route 66 Raceway for Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event

For the first time since 2019 there will be drag racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to the track for this weekend’s Division 3 race.
05 Aug 2022
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Chicago
For the first time since 2019 there will be drag racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to the track for this weekend’s Division 3 race.   It marks the first racing action at the popular…
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Team Toyota at the Olympic training camp in Park City, Utah

Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd, and NHRA on FOX's Bruno Massel all experience 70 mph in a whole new way, from the cockpit of an Olympic bobsled.
05 Aug 2022
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Team Toyota goes to the Olympic training camp in Park City, Utah
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The 7 winningest women in NHRA professional drag racing

These seven racers have more wins than any other female — and many of the men — in professional motorsports.
05 Aug 2022
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The 7 winningest women in NHRA professional drag racing
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Football preseason begins with Ron Capps and Alex DeJoria at a Seattle Seahawks practice

Ron Capps and Alexis DeJoria talk about Funny Cars and going more than 300 mph with Seattle Seahawks Cody Barton, Jordyn Brooks, and head coach Pete Carroll.
05 Aug 2022
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Football preseason begins with Ron Capps and Alex DeJoria at a Seattle Seahawks practice
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Wheelie neat! A look at seven decades of wild, wheelstanding crowdpleasers

The wheelstander exhibition vehicle wasn't born so much as it evolved from some experimental cars that just couldn't keep the front tires on the ground. Since 1964, they've been wowing crowds with their two-wheeled antics. Here's a look at some of those wild machines.
05 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Wheelstanders
As kids, I think we were all enthralled with wheelies. Who could pop a wheelie on their Schwinn Stingray and ride it the length of the block? Then, as a teenager, I remember seeing wannabes with wheelie bars on their street cars (leading to the…
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NHRA Insider podcast: A chat with Seattle Top Fuel winner Tony Schumacher

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Tony Schumacher joins host Brian Lohnes to talk about his season so far, Joe Maynard taking a majority ownership stake in his car, his wild victory at Seattle, and what the future holds.
04 Aug 2022
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Tony Schumacher joins host Brian Lohnes to talk about his season so far, Joe Maynard taking a majority ownership stake in his car, his wild victory at Seattle, and what the future holds for…
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Western Swing Funny Car recap: Who topped the flops and who just flopped

Robert Hight was far and away the star of the 2022 Western Swing, going 10-1 in head-to-head battles to accumulate 321 valuable points, more than any driver in any class, as he solidified his points lead, second in a series.
04 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Robert Hight
The three-race Western Swing is the gateway to the home stretch of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series regular season that sets the contenders for the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs and a pivotal time for teams trying to…
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Tobler and Prock, united in a quest for success under the John Force Racing banner

After years of racing each other, the Prock and Tobler families unite in a Top Fuel dragster effort that pairs experience and talent in a potentially devastating combination for the competition.
04 Aug 2022
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Tobler and Prock united in a quest for success under the John Force Racing banner
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Watch this weekend's Division 1 Lucas Oil Series event for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Atco Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster.
03 Aug 2022
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Atco
NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Atco Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage are Competition Products,…
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Bayer wins again to lead Sportsman winners at Flav-R-Pac Northwest Nationals

Sonoma winner Thomas Bayer struck for the second straight weekend in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers to lead the list of champions at the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals
03 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Thomas Bayer
In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Pacific Raceways, 10 champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals. No driver traveled further to the…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals

Pure unfettered joy, quiet moments with vanquished opponents, and celebrations with team and family made for some incredible Behind the Scenes action for the winners of the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals.
03 Aug 2022
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Are sweeping changes coming to Tony Schumacher's Top Fuel team? In a word, no

"Everything stays the same," said Joe Maynard of the Maynard family. "This [team has] a legacy of winning, we simply mean to maintain that legacy, and maybe create a little of our own."
03 Aug 2022
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Are sweeping changes coming to Tony Schumacher's Top Fuel team
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Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Weekend Rewind

Wild action, surprise winners, and lots of on-track drama made the 2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals a race to remember and a fitting end to the Western Swing. Relive the magic in our Weekend Rewind video.
03 Aug 2022
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Weekend Rewind
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