Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey joined NHRA’s Lewis Bloom via Skype to talk about how she’s keeping herself busy, including her workout regimen and homeschooling, and talks about the new bike she tested prior to Gainesville.
When racing resumes with this year's Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville Raceway will be a welcome sight to Brittany Force. From being at the track as a baby to winning her first career race in Top Fuel, the track has been home to so many enjoyable occasions in her career.
When the NHRA season restarts in June it will be with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, which is just great with Brittany Force, Gainesville Raceway was home to the first great moment in her own driving career, but her…
Comp racer Doug Lambeck piles Wallys in multiple categories as he chases his first world championship while racing with his father.
[This story appears in the March 17, 2020 issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine. See the full original layout!] In NHRA National Dragster…
Pat Austin pulled off an incredible double, the first in NHRA history, in Topeka in 1991 by winning in both Top Fuel and Top Alcohol Dragster - watch his feat in this throwback video.
Read the original story from the Sept. 13, 1991 issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine
What the study of friction, wear, and lubrication means to the world of drag racing
Tribology is a strange word that means the study of friction, wear, and lubrication. You might be wondering what tribology has to do with drag racing? Well, in short—a lot. If you think about it, there are dozens of critical parts in drag cars that…
Third-generation racer Aaron Stanfield has a shot to win three championships this year, and we wouldn’t bet against him.
[This story appears in the March 17, 2020 issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine. See the full original layout!] “You’re a product of your…
Popular Top Fuel racer Clay Millican checked in with NHRA’s Lewis Bloom on Skype to talk about how he and his team are faring during the hiatus, including his new workout regime. Millican also talks about interacting with fans online, Top Fuel’s tough competition and looks back at his previous successes.
Take a trip down memory lane with these fan-submitted photos from NHRA national events of the early 1980s. John Force, Shirley Muldowney, Don Prudhomme, the Chi-Town Hustler, and many more!
In another installment of reader-shared photos, I proudly publish these from the lens of Jim Riddiford. We at National Dragster first became acquainted with Jim a few years ago after he submitted a great photo of Cruz Pedregon’s wild, body-…
Remember when Hoonigan and Roadkill battled at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals?—Videos and Photo Gallery!
Roadkill’s Mike Finnegan and Hoonigan’s Jon Chase took part in a best-of-three match race at the 2019 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals - and we've got the photos and videos to help you re-live the epic competition.
Don Garlits earned his first Top Fuel world championship in Ontario in 1975 with an incredible performance, surpassing Gary Beck on the final day of the season. Watch the race and check out historic photos from the 1975 World Finals.
During an amazing driving career that lasted nearly four decades, Frank Manzo earned more NHRA Wally trophies than anyone including 17 world championships and 105 national event wins. Stepping out of the drivers seat nearly a decade ago, he's currently the crew chief for the Al-Anabi Pro Mod car driven by Mike Castellana. Here is a look back at some of his most memorable moments.
Snap-On Tools Funny Car team owner Cruz Pedregon got behind the wheel of a World of Outlaws dirt car on Wednesday night in his brand-new iRacing rig.
Cruz Pedregon gave a behind-the-scenes look at his brand-new iRacing rig after hitting the dirt in a simulated World of Outlaws race on Wednesday night. The Snap-On Tools Funny Car team owner is one of many National Hot Rod…
Watch! 2003 Las Vegas Fall Race when John Force’s Funny Car dynasty was disrupted—Video and Photo Gallery
Looking for your fix of NHRA drag racing from Las Vegas? Watch the complete NHRA TV Sunday broadcast of the 2003 fall event from Las Vegas where former-teammate, and John Force protégé, Tony Pedregon snapped Force’s 10-year Funny Car championship run.
FS2 will air a 30-minute program with coverage of the 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series season-opening Good Vibrations March Meet, hosted by NHRA's Lewis Bloom and former national event-winning Funny Car Whit Bazemore at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
On Friday, the NHRA on FOX broadcast team relived the 2019 Seattle national event -- the site of John Force's historic 150th Funny Car win and Austin Prock's first Top Fuel title --with all-new commentary, opinions, and insight. Here's a chance to rewatch this unique episode.
Indianapolis-based racers J.R. Todd and Austin Prock did interviews with a local television station at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to talk about how they’re staying busy during the break in racing action.
Prior to Indiana's “stay at home” shutdown, NHRA’s John Kernan visited the shop of Amalie Motor Oil Top Fuel team Terry McMillen to see how they’re preparing for a busy return to racing with a brand-new car they built over the winter.
Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champ Erica Enders connected with NHRA’s Lewis Bloom on Skype to talk about her year, including her win at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, racing at the Doorslammer Nationals, and what’s going on at Elite Performance.
Today, from 6-9 p.m. EDT NHRA will launch its first episode of NHRA Rewind Live on NHRA.com, NHRA.tv, NHRA’s Facebook and YouTube channel. Fans can join the NHRA on FOX broadcast team as they view the 2019 Seattle event and recall all the exciting racing action from one of the most memorable events in NHRA history.
NHRA, like much of the world, is currently on hold due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but NHRA is delivering its fans some racing action thanks to live social media platforms. On Friday, March 27 from 6-9 p.m. EDT NHRA will launch its…
Watch Tony Schumacher make history with his legendary run at the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals—Video and Photo Gallery!
Watch the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals broadcast, highlighted by “The Run” and one of the great Funny Car races between John Force and Jack Beckman.
Jianna Salinas, the most recent winner on the Pro Stock Motorcycle tour, will host a Facebook Live on Thursday where fans can ask her questions.
Scrappers Racing rider Jianna Salinas will host a live question and answer session on Facebook Live on Thursday where fans can get their questions answered by the most recent Pro Stock Motorcycle winner on the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series…
NHRA on FOX lead announcer Brian Lohnes walks fans and racers through the recent announcement of the revisions to the NHRA season schedule.
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When will NHRA race again? What do I do with tickets I’ve already purchased? How will this affect the Countdown to the Championship? The answers to these and other questions you might have.
When will NHRA race again? We tentatively plan to resume the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on June 5. However, NHRA is closely monitoring the situation and working with federal, state and local public health authorities to…
In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have announced revisions to the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to resume June 5-7 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have announced revisions to the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to resume June 5-7 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at…
Ron Capps competed in the first round of the Replacement Series on iRacing, broadcast on Twitch, and finished ahead of many NASCAR racers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. We caught up with Capps following the race.
Don Schumacher Racing / NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car racer Ron Capps raced ahead of a handful of NASCAR Cup Series racers in the first iRacing Replacement Series race, broadcast on Twitch on Tuesday night. He will continue to race on iRacing (you can…
Don’t Miss Out! The Dream Giveaway brand is raffling off this 1,000-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody "Extreme"— plus a private meet-and-greet with Big Daddy Don Garlits. The Dream Giveaway will also pay $20,000 to cover the taxes.
The NHRA National Dragster photo archive is one of the preeminent collections of motorsport and hot rod photos in the world. Born from the vision of Wally Parks, it’s been curated by the NHRA’s in-house Photo Department and used to create every single issue of National Dragster for the last 60 years.
Before the statewide Indiana “stay at home” mandate, Bob Vandergriff Racing crew chief Ron Douglas was in the team’s shop working hard for team drivers Jordan Vandergriff, Shawn Reed, and Josh Hart in preparation for the return to racing.
Jeff Taylor has won four world championships and 48 NHRA national events as a driver and countless more as an engine builder and crew chief. Here's a look back at some of his most memorable cars and moments.
Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Shirley Muldowney, a pioneering trailblazer for women in motorsports, had a remarkable career behind the wheel and continues to be part of the NHRA family with appearances. Here's a photographic look back at some of the cars and moments of her career.