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Nostalgia Pro Stock cars run at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals—Watch'em now!

A pair of Southeast Nostalgia Pro Stock Series cars put on an exhibition at the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and you can watch their Friday run, right here.
25 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Feature
Southeast Nostalgia Pro Stock Series cars run at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
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Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from the Gatornationals—See every Friday run!

Watch Friday's first qualifying session of the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown at the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
25 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Aaron Stanfield Factory Stock Showdown COPO Camaro
See Detailed Results of Friday's Factory Stock Showdown HERE To catch all the action of…
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Bucher, Drew lead final winners as Division 3 Lucas Oil doubleheader wraps up

Mike Bucher and Ray Drew scored big wins to help wrap up the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division doubleheader event at World Wide Technology Raceway.
25 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 3
The following are Saturday's final results for TAD and TAFC and final qualifying results for Sunday 's competition from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division event at World Wide Technology Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Saturday Preview

Six months after originally scheduled, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will take place at historic Gainesville Raceway with Mello Yello Drag Racing series champions crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. Also on the docket is the E3 Pro Mod series, SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown, Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley series, and a full compliment of Lucas Oil Drag Racing series sportsman action.
25 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
mcmillen
The Gatornationals in September? For all the crazy and unpredictable things that have happened during the 2020 season, that surely tops the list. Then again, not much should surprise NHRA fans anymore. The reality is that we’ve got five events…
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Eaton, Frantz, Wells lead winners at Beech Bend event conclusion

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division completed the rain-delayed Beech Bend Raceway Park event from World Wide Technology Raceway.
25 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 3
The following are Thursday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division rain delayed Beech Bend Raceway Park event from World Wide Technology Raceway. COMPETITION ELIMINATOR David Eaton,…
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Indy winners Beckman and Jackson talking momentum heading to Gainesville

Stevie "Fast" Jackson and "Fast Jack" Beckman joined Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. Both are fresh off Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals wins and come into the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with momentum on their side.
25 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
Insider
Stevie "Fast" Jackson and "Fast Jack" Beckman joined Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. Jackson and Beckman are fresh off Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals wins and come into the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals…
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Factory Stock racer Mark Pawuk on Ford vs. Dodge vs. Chevy, wheelstands, and racing in Gainesville

Mark Pawuk’s Drag Pak Dodge Challenger is second in points in the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown, and in this Skype interview with Brian Lohnes he explains how this isn’t the first time he’s tangled with the Stanfield family
24 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News, Feature
Factory Stock racer Mark Pawuk on Ford vs. Dodge vs. Chevy, wheelstands, and racing in Gainesville
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When it comes to nitro clutch discs, it's all about matching their personalities

Accoridng to Amalie Top Fuel crew chief Rob Wendland, all clutch discs have personality. "Some are just angrier than others. Others just want to go along for the ride. Too many angry guys and you have a mob and all they want to do is smoke the tires." Getting them to work together is key.
24 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Racing Technology
Clutch discs
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National mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate sponsors Paul Richards Racing

Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, will be the primary partner on Dave Richards’ Ford Mustang for 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
24 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Gary Richards
Paul Richards Racing has announced that Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, will be the primary partner on Dave Richards’ Ford Mustang for 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.   “…
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Everything you always wanted to know about 'Snake' (but were afraid to ask)

NHRA Drag Racing legend Don Prudhomme's new book is a great book for “Snake” fans, especially those wanting to know as much about the man as his machines. It's packed with great photos and eye-opening personal background and racing anecdotes from his amazing career in the sport.
24 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Don Prudhomme
  I’m not going to lie. I consider myself one of the foremost experts on the life and times of Don “the Snake” Prudhomme. It’s a depth of knowledge honed from years of fandom and work products — memorizing stats, cars, places, and things…
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Pro Mod racer Steve Matusek on his Indy crash and the ProCharger car he’ll race at the Gatornationals

Forty-five minutes after his crash at the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Steve Matusek had a plan in place to drive a familiar car at the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Hear the whole story in this Skype interview with Brian Lohnes.
24 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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To catch all the action of the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy your…
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Ron Capps, set to make move in Gainesville with a precision tune-up from Rahn Tobler

Though fifth in Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car points, Ron Capps is set to strike at the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals because #EveryRoundCounts!
24 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Ron Capps, set to make move in Gainesville with a precision tune-up from Rahn Tobler
  Capps says Rahn Tobler has an aggressive attitude coming into the Gatornationals, and they will have to stay on the throttle—literally— this weekend to succeed.  To catch all the action of the 2020  …
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Nitro Time Machine: Don Prudhomme dominates 1980 Gatornationals action

Funny Car legend Don "the Snake" Prudhomme won the Gatornationals five times in his career, but none were as dominating as his performance in 1980, when he reset the Funny Car national record twice en route to victory.
24 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Don Prudhomme
  To catch all the action of the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you…
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Torrence, Coughlin step up to sit down for Darrell Gwynn Wheelchair Challenge

Former NHRA Top Fuel racer Darrell Gwynn, paralyzed in a racing accident 30 years ago, has created a Wheelchair Challenge to continue to advocate and raise money for programs for those in similar or worse situations. NHRA's Steve Torrence and Jeg Coughlin Jr, were among the first to step up to help.
23 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Darrell Gwynn
Thirty years ago, NHRA Top Fuel legend Darrell Gwynn was injured in a racing accident in England and confined to a wheelchair. Since then he has worked tirelessly to advocate for those in similar or worse situations, including the annual Track Walk…
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Tricky Tipster: Gainesville predictions, take two

As the NHRA tour moves to Gainesville Raceway for a second attempt at the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, Tricky Tipster has chosen Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock), Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle), and Stevie Jackson (Pro Mod) as his pre-race favorites.
23 Sep 2020
National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
jeg
After four races at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis, the NHRA Mello Yello tour takes a much-needed road trip to Gainesville Raceway for the resumption of the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, an event previously scheduled for mid-March. When it comes…
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Shirley Muldowney helmet collection headed to Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

More than three dozen of NHRA Top Fuel legend Shirley Muldowney's racing helmets are headed to Florida and the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing for permanent display.
23 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Shirley Muldowney
For a driver, there’s no more personal piece of safety gear than a helmet. In addition to offering crucial head protection every time a driver cinches tight the straps before each pass, they’re also works of art and self-expression and very near and…
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Nitro Time Machine: "Big Daddy" Don Garlits' historic 270-mph Gatornationals run

At the 1986 Gatornationals, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits debuted Swamp Rat XXX which featured a number of aerodynamic enhancements including unique front nose and a cockpit canopy. By the end of the weekend, he'd made history with the sport's first 270-mph run.
23 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
garlits
  To catch all the action of the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you…
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Rebuilding a nitro supercharger, Part 2

Superchargers produce the boost that allow today;s nitro-burning engines to produce 11,000 horsepower, but like every other part, they need servicing. Paul Lee Racin'g Donnie Bender walks us through the steps.
23 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Racing Technology
Superchargers
  Rebuilding a nitro supercharger, Part 1
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Top Fuel Harley midseason review: It's been all-Andras, all the time

The teams of the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series are one race beyond their midpoint, having completed five of their eight races following the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, but it’s been pretty much all Randal Andras, all the time.
23 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Randal Andras
The teams of the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series are one race beyond their midpoint, having completed five of their eight races following the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, but it’s been pretty much all Randal Andras all the time,…
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Jonathan Gray thrilled to be in Pro Mod title hunt approaching St. Louis stop

Jonathan Gray plans to enjoy every moment of being in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service championship mix during the rest of the 2020 season. But he’s not going to let the moment overwhelm him.
22 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Jonathan Gray
Jonathan Gray plans to enjoy every moment of being in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service championship mix during the rest of the 2020 season. But he’s not going to let the moment overwhelm him. Gray is…
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Mello Yello championship picture will really start to take shape in St. Louis

When the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series arrives at World Wide Technology Raceway on Oct. 2-4 for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, championship contenders know they will need an impressive weekend to stay in title contention.
22 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Justin Ashley
With only four races remaining in the 2020 season when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series arrives at World Wide Technology Raceway on Oct. 2-4 for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, championship contenders know…
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Nostalgia Pro Stockers will rev up for exhibitions at NHRA Midwest Nationals

The Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Association will carry St. Louis-area fans back in time when the group makes exhibition passes at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals at WorldWide Technology Raceway Oct. 2-4.
22 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pro Stock
The Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Association will carry St. Louis-area fans back in time when the group makes exhibition passes in their nostalgia Pro Stock machines at Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals at WorldWide Technology Raceway Oct. 2-…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals will showcase wide variety of racecars

Top Fuel. Funny Car. Pro Stock. Pro Stock Motorcycle. Pro Mod. Factory Stock. Mountain Motor Pro Stock. Sportsman cars. Nostalgia Pro Stock. Bracket cars. The lineup for the upcoming Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals is wide and deep.
22 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Madison
The Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, coming up Oct. 2-4 at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis, will be not just another pivotal step in the battle for Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships…
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: Crampton's holeshot win brought out the Kalitta Mosh Pit

After a huge shakeup in crew chiefs, Clay Millican found himself in the Top Fuel final in only his third event. While nobody expected that kind of success so early, defending event winner Richie Crampton dashed Clay's hopes of taking home the 50th Gatornationals Wally.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Richie Crampton wins 50th Gatornationals
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: Hight vs. Wilkerson—Funny Car battle to the Final 

After making the quickest Funny Car runs of the weekend, Robert Hight made a last-minute lane change that proved to be a critical call as Tim Wilkerson went up in smoke.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Robert Hight vins 50th Gatornationals
  See how it all came together at last year’s race as fans, teams, and the drag racing industry all head to Gainesville for the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. To catch all the action of the 2020 …
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: Bo Butner’s solo-run final in his Pro Stock Camaro

It’s a day Bo Butner and Alex Laughlin will never forget—for very different reasons! It’s the day Laughlin’s team had to back their car away from the starting line, and the day Butner doubled-up with Randi Lyn Shipp to bring home a pair of 50th Gatornationals Wallys.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Bo Butner’s solo-run final in his Pro Stock Camaro
To catch all the action of the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy your…
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: All-Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle final

Relive the Pro Stock Motorcycle final where Andrew Hines exacted revenge on Harley-Davidson teammate Eddie Krawiec with a dominating win at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Andrew Hines 2019 NHRA Gatornationals
  To catch all the action of the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy…
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Pro Mod midseason review: After Indy win, can Jackson defend his championship?

Coming off a victory at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, reigning E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series champ “Stevie Fast” Jackson is now focused on winning his second consecutive championship.
21 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
Steve Jackson
Coming off a victory at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, reigning E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series champ “Stevie Fast” Jackson is now focused on winning his second consecutive championship. There have been just three races in the E3 Spark…
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Bates, Cottrell, and Wittenberg claim 2020 Heritage Series Championships

The goal: come home with a championship trophy. The place: Tulsa Raceway Park. It’s late September and the last event on the 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series schedule.
21 Sep 2020
Bobby Cottrell
The goal: come home with a championship trophy. The place: Tulsa Raceway Park. It’s late September and the last event on the 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series schedule. Kin Bates, Bobby Cottrell, and Pete Wittenberg all arrived at Tulsa…
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Final 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series points

21 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
    Top Fuel Pos. Driver Total 1 Pete Wittenberg 271 2 Tyler Hilton 262…
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