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Lyle Barnett drives to first career E3 Pro Mod win in Dallas

In his first year driving in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Lyle Barnett raced to his first career win on Sunday at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
10 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Lyle Barnett
In his first year driving in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Lyle Barnett raced to his first career win on Sunday at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The event, which was presented…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over Texas Motorplex on the final day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals, capturing the action on and off the track at the fourth event of the Countdown to the Championship.
10 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday News and Notes

News and Notes from final eliminations day at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more!
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Texas NHRA FallNationals News and Notes
  News and Notes from final eliminations day at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more! UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY josh Hart scored a fortunate round-one win as he…
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Stalba, Cox, and Carnasciale lead winners at Cecil County Division 1 event

Karen Stalba, DJ Cox Jr., and Joe Carnasciale led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division was in action at Cecil County Dragway:
10 Oct 2021
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Division 1
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Cecil County Dragway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., 5.231, 275.62  def. Dan Mercier,…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday preview

Texas NHRA FallNationals race championships will be decided today at Texas Motorplex, the final day of the event. Here's a look at what may lay ahead.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Texas NHRA FallNationals
Texas NHRA FallNationals race championships will be decided today at Texas Motorplex, the final day of the event. The morning has dawned cool and cloudy, a far cry from the 90-degree temperatures under which most of qualifying was contested, which…
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Friday leaders Force, Hight, Anderson, and Johnson remain atop their fields

Friday leaders Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Steve Johnson all held onto their No. 1 qualifying positions through a hot second day of qualifying for the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, setting the field for Sunday’s final eliminations.
09 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Friday leaders Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Steve Johnson all held onto their No. 1 qualifying positions through a hot second day of qualifying for the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, setting the field for Sunday’s…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over Texas Motorplex on the second day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals, capturing the action on and off the track at the fourth event of the Countdown to the Championship.
09 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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One for the little guy: Dale Creasy Jr. collects first three-second Funny Car pass

It’s been more than 10 years since Matt Hagan made the first three-second Funny Car run, but that didn't take any of the excitement away for the Creasy team, who made their first-ever three-second pass during the third qualifying session at the Texas NHRA FallNationals.
09 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Dale Creasy Jr.
It’s been more than 10 years since Matt Hagan made the first three-second Funny Car run, a pass that these days is as common as spark plugs, yet still remains the goal for a lot of the smaller teams.  Through three rounds of Funny Car…
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John Force emerges unscathed after wild qualifying fire at Texas Fallnationals

Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car world champ John Force rode out a wild fireball in his Peak/BlueDef Chevy Camaro during Friday night qualifying at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. the sport's winningest driver emerged unscathed.
09 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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John Force
 
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That was then, this is now: Greg Anderson on the state of Pro Stock parity

Greg Anderson didn’t win his first Pro Stock race until his 52nd start, a far cry from the success of his teammate, Dallas Glenn, who won in just his fourth start, but don’t color Anderson upset by the new trend of fast starts for new talent.
09 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Greg Anderson
Greg Anderson made Pro Stock history in Dallas with his 98th career win to supplant his mentor Warren Johnson as Pro Stock’s winningest driver, but it took years of toil and heartache to become the champion he is. Anderson didn’t win his first…
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The Nitro Bandit Funny Car is back with Jeff Arend in the saddle

Dexter Tuttle has brought the Nitro Bandit Funny Car back to the track with veteran Jeff Arend at the wheel at the Texas NHRA FallNationals.
09 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Nitro Bandit
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Nitro Bandit Funny Car was a regular on the NHRA tour with former boat drag racer Brad Tuttle driving and now brother Dexter, best know in the last decade or more as the owner of some fast Top Fuelers, has…
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Texan Top Fuel star Steve Torrence looks to keep rolling at home track

Winning at Texas Motorplex has always been special for Steve Torrence, who has picked up two victories there over the past three years, but getting a second straight win at his home track and third in four years would be extra meaningful for the defending three-time Top Fuel world champ.
09 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Steve Torrence
Winning at his home track has always been special for Steve Torrence, who has picked up two victories at Texas Motorplex over the past three years. But getting a second straight win at the Dallas-area track and third in four years would be extra…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday preview

Two final qualifying sessions will set the Camping World Drag Racing Series fields for Sunday’s final eliminations at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. The event is the first this season with four qualifying sessions and with two already under their belts, teams have gathered a lot of data on the all-concrete Texas Motorplex strip.
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Fallnationals
Two final qualifying sessions will set the Camping World Drag Racing Series fields for Sunday’s final eliminations at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. The event is the first this season with four qualifying sessions and with two already under their…
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Force, Hight, Anderson, and Johnson lead after wild day at Texas FallNationals

Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led their respective classes after the first day of qualifying at the Texas NHRA FallNationals,
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Nighttime drama wrapped up the second day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals with a frills-filled day of racing and special events and the promise of lucrative Stampede of Speed bonuses for the drivers who made the best runs in the night qualifying…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Friday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over Texas Motorplex on the opening day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals, capturing the action on and off the track at the fourth event of the Countdown to the Championship.
08 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Camrie Caruso will compete fulltime in NHRA Pro Stock next season

Third-generation racer Camrie Caruso will become just the second woman to contest a full season of NHRA Pro Stock racing when she joins the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series next season. The announcement was made at Texas Motorplex during the Texas NHRA Fallnationals.
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
 Camrie Caruso
Third-generation racer Camrie Caruso will become just the second woman to contest a full season of NHRA Pro Stock racing when she joins the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series next season. The announcement was made at Texas Motorplex during the…
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Fan Fest packs Railyard Park on first day of Texas NHRA FallNationals

The official start of the Texas NHRA FallNationals at the historic Texas Motorplex got off to a roaring start Thursday with Sportsman action on track all day capped off with a mega-fan event at Railyard Park in Waxahachie.
08 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Oliver the Watusi 7
The official start of the Texas NHRA FallNationals Thursday at the historic Texas Motorplex got off to a roaring start with Sportsman action on track all day capped off with a mega-fan event at Railyard Park in Waxahachie. More than 40 NHRA Camping…
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NHRA Rookie of the Year duel heats up between Dallas Glenn and Josh Hart

It took all of one race to know this year’s NHRA rookie class had at least a bonafide contender. By the fourth event in the 2021 season, it became clear this was going to be one of the most impressive rookie of the year duels in the last 20 years led by Dallas Glenn and Josh Hart.
08 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
News
Rookies
It took all of one race to know this year’s NHRA rookie class had at least a bonafide contender. By the fourth event in the 2021 season, it became clear this was going to be one of the most impressive rookie of the year duels in the last 20 years…
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Myers, Januik, Brewer leads winners at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Mitch Myers, Nick Januik, and Brad Brewer led the list of champs as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division wrapped up a doubleheader event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
08 Oct 2021
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News
Division 7
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Mitch Myers, Hermiston, Ore., 5.362, 265.69  def.…
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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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Texas NHRA FallNationals Friday preview

The Texas Motorplex’s weeklong Stampede of Speed heads to its climax with the start of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Professional qualifying today for the Texas NHRA FallNationals, the fourth of seven events in the 2021 Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Texas NHRA FallNationals
The Texas Motorplex’s weeklong Stampede of Speed — a series of social and racing events — heads to its climax with the start of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Professional qualifying today for the Texas NHRA FallNationals, the fourth of seven…
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Pro Stock champ Erica Enders expects to rise to the occasion again at the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

The biggest moments seem to bring out the best in Erica Enders and the two-time defending Pro Stock world champ is gearing up for what she hopes is another big finish.
07 Oct 2021
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Erica Enders
The biggest moments seem to bring out the best in Erica Enders and the two-time defending Pro Stock world champ is gearing up for what she hopes is another big finish. Enders won at the most recent race in St. Louis, pulling to within 17 points of…
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Testing and Don Prudhomme Movie Night Highlight Stampede of Speed Day 6

In advance of the 36th annual Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the historic Texas Motorplex over two dozen professional teams took to the all-concrete track on Wednesday to prepare for the fourth Countdown race.
07 Oct 2021
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John Force
In advance of the 36th annual Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the historic Texas Motorplex over two dozen professional teams took to the all-concrete track on Wednesday to prepare for the fourth Countdown race.  Teams were able to make passes…
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Emmons brothers double as Houston Lucas Oil Series champs are crowned in Dallas

On Wednesday at the Texas Motorplex, champions were crowned in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, and Super Gas from the weather-delayed Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals in Houston.
06 Oct 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Emmons brothers
It took several months, but the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil is finally complete with brothers Harvey Emmons III and Jerry Emmons claiming wins in Super Stock and Stock, while Christopher Dodd and Jerry DeBusk…
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Taking control? Matt Hagan opens up biggest points lead in Funny Car in months heading to Dallas

As close as the Funny Car points race has been all season, Matt Hagan — along with an assist from Tommy Johnson Jr. — is suddenly threatening to run away with a second straight title.
06 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
News
Matt Hagan
As close as the Funny Car points race has been all season, Matt Hagan — along with an assist from Tommy Johnson Jr. — is suddenly threatening to run away with a second straight title. That’s at least what it seems like after he opened up a 59-…
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Nitro Time Machine: Don "the Snake" Prudhomme's final Top Fuel victory

In 1994, Don "the Snake" Prudhomme wrapped up his Hall of Fame career with his popular Final Strike Tour and he celebrated the final victory of his career at the Texas Motorplex.
06 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Don Prudhomme
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Nitro Time Machine: Cory McClenathan breaks the 320-mph barrier in Dallas

In our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we travel back to the Texas Motorplex in 1997 to watch Cory McClenathan become the first Top Fuel driver to run over 320 mph.
06 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Cory McClenathan
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John Baker takes Pro Mod $25,000 top prize in Stampede of Speed Shootout

The inaugural NHRA Texas Stampede of Speed Shootout concluded with John Baker, driving Jim Whiteley’s ’63 Corvette Pro Mod, taking top honors and $25,000 for winning the Pro Mod Shootout.
06 Oct 2021
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John Baker
The inaugural NHRA Texas Stampede of Speed Shootout concluded with John Baker, driving Jim Whiteley’s ’63 Corvette Pro Mod, taking top honors and $25,000 for winning the Pro Mod Shootout. Stevie “Fast” Jackson was the No. 1 qualifier of the event…
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Greg Anderson inducted into the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson was inducted into the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame Oct. 5. Anderson is the most decorated Pro Stock driver on the current NHRA tour with 97 career wins.
05 Oct 2021
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Greg Anderson  inducted into the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson was inducted into the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame Oct. 5.   "This is beyond an honor," said Anderson. "I didn't even think my name was in the hat, so I was really surprised. To have…
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Dallas Glenn, Angelle Sampey discuss world championship hopes and more

This week, Pro Stock racer Dallas Glenn and Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angelle Sampey join host Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast to talk Countdown to the Championship and much more.
05 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  This week, Pro Stock racer Dallas Glenn and Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angelle Sampey join host Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast. The two competitors are in the midst of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship, and they each…
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