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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Auto Club NHRA Finals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Auto Club NHRA Finals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another, and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
18 Nov 2022
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Division 5 Director Rob Park ready to step away: 'It's been a great, great career'

Division 5 Director Rob Park, NHRA’s longest-tenured current division director, will step down from those duties soon to spend more time with his family while simultaneously taking on other roles within the NHRA.
18 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Rob Park
For more than 25 years, Rob Park has overseen NHRA’s vast Division 5 territory, a region covering more than 780,000 square miles, but NHRA’s longest-tenured current division director will step down from those demanding duties soon to spend more time…
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Brittany Force Interview and Looking Back Over A Bonkers Pomona

Two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force joins Brian Lohnes to talk about her Pomona triumph, and Tony Pedregon and Kevin McKenna join Lohnes to talk all things Pomona Finals and what this one race could indicate for the coming 2023 season.
18 Nov 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider, two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force joins Brian Lohnes to talk about her Pomona triumph, the team that made it all happen, and how a second world championship in Top Fuel changes the game…
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Some top-shelf books that every drag racing history fan should check out

Looking for ways to learn more about the history of the sport you love so much? Here are four new books covering a good chunk of drag racing history that would go nicely on your bookshelf or make a fine holiday present.
18 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
books
Great American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A man is known by the books he reads,” and if that’s true, you know me as a lover of drag racing history and people. Well, if you’ve been around this library very long, you probably already…
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Brittany Force’s championship season was filled with highlights and records

The road to a second world championship in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series included a little bit of everything for Top Fuel star Brittany Force. From clutch performances to record-breaking runs, Force was spectacular from start to finish during her memorable 2022 campaign.
17 Nov 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
2022 NHRA world champion
Brittany Force
The road to a second world championship in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series included a little bit of everything for Top Fuel star Brittany Force. From a hot start to memorable victories, record-breaking runs at nearly every stop on the tour…
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2023 NHRA Rulebooks now available online

The 2023 NHRA Rulebook and 2023 NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook are now online and viewable by all who wish to compete in the NHRA arenas.
17 Nov 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
2023 NHRA Rulebooks
The 2023 NHRA Rulebook and 2023 NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook are now online and viewable by all who wish to compete in the NHRA arenas. The main NHRA Rulebook is packed with all the information you need to go…
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Chevrolet wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for record-extending 27th time

Chevrolet has been recognized as the top manufacturer in the NHRA for the record-extending 27th time. The award was presented Nov. 14 during the NHRA Awards Ceremony in Temecula, Calif.
17 Nov 2022
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News
NHRA Manufacturers Cup
Chevrolet has been recognized as the top manufacturer in the NHRA for the record-extending 27th time. The award was presented Nov. 14 during the NHRA Awards Ceremony in Temecula, Calif. It is the sixth consecutive year and eighth time in the past…
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2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony photo gallery

Photo highlights from the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony, including red carpet and NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions.
16 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Welcome to the 2022 Camping World Awards Ceremony 45
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WATCH! The 2022 NHRA Camping World Awards Ceremony—Plus Highlights!

Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders, and Matt Smith were crowned NHRA Camping World world champions, Camrie Caruso was recognized as Rookie of the Year, Don Schumacher was given NHRA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chevrolet was presented with the NHRA Manufacturer's Cup.
16 Nov 2022
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Brittany Force 2022 NHRA Camping Word Top Fuel Champion
  See NHRA on FOX's Brian Lohnes open the evening's celebration video-js.video-js.vjs-fluid:not(.vjs-audio-only-mode) {padding-top: 56.25%;}   NHRA President Glen Cromwell presents an NHRA Lifetime Achievement Award to…
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Weekend Rewind: Auto Club NHRA Finals

The Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona brought down the curtain on the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Take a video trip back through an amazing finale in our Weekend Rewind.
16 Nov 2022
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Weekend Rewind: Auto Club NHRA Finals
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Locke's championship-winning victory highlights Auto Club NHRA Finals action

In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Auto Club NHRA FInals, led by Bob Locke, whose Super Gas win clinched the world championship in dramatic fashion.
16 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Bob Locke
In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, led by Bob Locke, whose Super Gas win…
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The Sports Report: Locke goes the distance to clinch Super Gas title

Bob Locke needed some coaxing just to get to Pomona, and once he got there, he needed to win the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in order to clinch the 2022 Super Gas championship, and he did just that.
16 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Bob Locke
How’s this for a storybook ending? Bob Locke needed nothing less than a victory at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in order to be crowned the 2022 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Gas champion, and he delivered just that to win the…
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More signs of growth as Ashley finishes fourth in Top Fuel standings

Former NHRA Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley didn’t win the 2022 Top Fuel title, but signs of progress were clearly evident for the Phillips Connect team.
16 Nov 2022
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Justin Ashley
A dramatic and positive season for Justin Ashley may have come to a disappointing and premature end with a round-one loss at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, but looking back, the Phillips Connect Top Fuel team has a lot to be happy about. In his third…
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NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series champions crowned at Awards Ceremony

Multi-time world champions Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders and Matt Smith were crowned Monday evening during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Pechanga Resort Casino in scenic Southern California Wine Country.
14 Nov 2022
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banquet
Multi-time world champions Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders and Matt Smith were crowned Monday evening during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Pechanga Resort Casino in scenic Southern California Wine…
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Five Things We Learned at the Auto Club NHRA Finals

The Auto Club NHRA Finals rang out the 2022 season in style, and the schedule finale was packed with wild turns, eye-raising moments, high drama, and, best of all, lots of expectations built for the 2023 season. Here’s a look at our five big takeaways from the event.
14 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned at the Auto Club NHRA Finals
The Auto Club NHRA Finals rang out the 2022 season in style, and the schedule finale was packed with wild turns, eye-raising moments, high drama, and, best of all, lots of expectations built for the 2023 season. Here’s a look at our five big…
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Mike Neff joins Tony Schumacher for 2023 NHRA Top Fuel championship bid

Tony Schumacher and crew chief Mike "Zippy" Neff have reunited, setting up what could be a dominant force in NHRA Top Fuel competition in 2023. The often-rumored move has been confirmed by the Maynard Family Racing team following the completion of the 2022 season.
14 Nov 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Mike Neff
Tony Schumacher and crew chief Mike "Zippy" Neff have reunited, setting up what could be a dominant force in NHRA Top Fuel competition in 2023. The often-rumored move has been confirmed by the Maynard Family Racing (JCM) team following the…
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Unofficial Camping World points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final race of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
13 Nov 2022
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News
Points
Unofficial points standings following the completion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final race of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Official points will be posted…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Sunday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on the final day of season and of the Auto Club NHRA Finals to capture all of the action on and off the racetrack.
13 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Ron Capps wins third NHRA Funny Car world championship in dramatic fashion

Ron Capps completed a miraculous last-race comeback to win his third NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship, becoming the first driver in 20 years to win the title back to back.
13 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Ron Capps
Ron Capps completed a miraculous last-race comeback to win his third NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship, becoming the first driver in 20 years to win the title back to back. As hard as it is to believe, Capps -- who…
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Prock, Pedregon, Anderson, Smith close season with Auto Club Finals titles

Austin Prock, Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith closed out an incredible 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season on an upset-filled final day at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
13 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Auto Club Finals titles
Austin Prock, Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith closed out an incredible 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season on an upset-filled final day at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Three more Camping World…
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Pro Stock’s Camrie Caruso named 2022 NHRA Rookie of the Year

After a standout debut season in the Pro Stock ranks, Camrie Caruso has been named the 2022 NHRA Rookie of the Year in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
13 Nov 2022
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Camrie Caruso
After a standout debut season in the Pro Stock ranks, Camrie Caruso has been named the 2022 NHRA Rookie of the Year in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.   Caruso, Top Fuel’s Scott Farley and Funny Car’s Jason Rupert were the eligible…
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Matt Smith locks up record-tying sixth Pro Stock Motorcycle championship

Matt Smith joins Dave Schultz and Andrew Hines as a six-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion after his opening round win over Michael Phillips in Pomona.
13 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Matt Smith
With his opening round win over Michael Phillips, Matt Smith joined exclusive company as a six-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. Smith came into the Auto Club NHRA Finals with a solid, but not insurmountable 104 point lead over Joey Gladstone…
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Brittany Force clinches second NHRA Camping World Top Fuel championship

Brittany Force clinched her second NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship in the first round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, quickly ending an expected day of drama after her primary challengers all faltered.
13 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Brittany Force
Brittany Force clinched her second NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship in the first round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, quickly ending an expected day of drama after her primary challengers all faltered. Force and crew…
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Sunday News and Notes from the Auto Club NHRA Finals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and videos from final eliminations at the Auto Club NHAR FInals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Updated throughout the day.
13 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Sunday News and Notes
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY The first-round battle between Clay Millican and Tony Schumacher may have seemed inconsequential in light of the fie-way championship battle of which neither are a part, but the duo were…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Sunday Preview

It all comes down to this. The final day of the 2022 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing season is guaranteed to produce drama as champions will be crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock Motorcycle and a pair of Lucas Oil Series classes. The following are some championship scenarios.
13 Nov 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Pomona
It all comes down to this. The final day of the 2022 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing season is guaranteed to produce drama as champions will be crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock Motorcycle and a pair of Lucas Oil Series classes. The following…
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Lucas Oil reinforces long-term NHRA commitment with multi-year extension

Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricates, will continue as the sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and “Official Oil of NHRA” as part of a long-term extension.
13 Nov 2022
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Lucas Oil
Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricates, will continue as the sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and “Official Oil of NHRA” as part of a long-term extension. It…
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Severance, Gordon, D'Agnolo, and Hidalgo clinch Lucas Oil Series Sportsman titles

Joey Severance, Doug Gordon, Pete D'Agnolo, and Jimmy Hidalgo Jr. clinched Lucas Oil Series Sportsman championships during Saturday’s elimination runs at Auto Club Pomona Raceway.
12 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Doug Gordon
Joey Severance, Doug Gordon, Pete D'Agnolo, and Jimmy Hidalgo Jr. clinched Lucas Oil Series Sportsman championships during Saturday’s elimination runs at Auto Club Pomona Raceway. Severance claimed his fifth title in the Top Alcohol Dragster…
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Professional fields are set for Championship Sunday at Auto Club NHRA Finals

After two thrilling and action-packed days of qualifying, the fields are set for the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals where champions will be crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
12 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Ron Capps
After two thrilling and action-packed days of qualifying, the fields are set for the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals where champions will be crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. After two thrilling and action-packed days…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Saturday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Saturday of the Auto Club NHRA Finals to capture all of the action on and off the racetrack.
12 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
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Johnson's Horsepowered Garage to double-down in 2023 with Butner and Enders

Pro Stock world champions and Elite Motorsports teammates Bo Butner and Erica Enders will both be backed by the Johnson's Horsepowered Garage brand for the 2023 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Season.
12 Nov 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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JHG
 Johnson's Horsepowered Garage (JHG) and Elite Motorsports have announced that beginning in 2023, the #JHGDriven presence in NHRA Pro Stock will double. In addition to continued primary backing of the Chevrolet Camaro driven by 2017 NHRA Pro…
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