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Hard work under way as Torrence team prepares for another title defense

The first week of January marked the start of the pursuit of NHRA Top Fuel championship No. 4 for Steve Torrence’s Capco Contractors team. NHRA’s John Kernan stopped by their Brownsburg, Ind., shop to take a look at the work underway for their title defense.
04 Jan 2022
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NHRA Insider podcast: The Learned and the Learning

Guests Bob Tasca III and Camrie Caruso join host Brian Lohnes on this first 2022 episode of the NHRA Insider podcast.
04 Jan 2022
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NHRA Insider podcast
Guests Bob Tasca III and Camrie Caruso join host Brian Lohnes on this first 2022 episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. Tasca is coming off a career season in 2021 with multiple victories, including the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in…
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Veteran crew chief Tommy DeLago added to Davis Motorsports team

Tommy DeLago, who previously enjoyed success as a crew member and crew chief with Matt Hagan, Cruz Pedregon, Shawn Langdon, and Alexis DeJoria, has been added to the Davis Motorsports team. DeLago will be assisting crew chief Mike Green and driver Justin Ashley, the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year.
04 Jan 2022
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Tommy DeLago
Tommy DeLago, who previously enjoyed success as a crew member and crew chief with Matt Hagan, Cruz Pedregon, Shawn Langdon, and Alexis DeJoria, has been added to the Davis Motorsports team. DeLago will be assisting crew chief Mike Green and driver…
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Tech Talk, Episode 1 with Lonnie Grim and Brian Lohnes

The first episode of NHRA Tech Talk, a new, recurring live show, featured a conversation with NHRA National Tech Director Lonnie Grim and host Brian Lohnes entered around the NHRA's exciting new Factory X category and rules changes for the 2022 season.
04 Jan 2022
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Tech Talk
The first episode of NHRA Tech Talk, a new, recurring live show, featured a conversation with NHRA National Tech Director Lonnie Grim and host Brian Lohnes entered around the NHRA's exciting new Factory X category and rules changes for the 2022…
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10 things to look for as NHRA heads into the 2022 season

There is a lot happening as NHRA speeds into what figures to be a very promising 2022 season, but we’ve managed to lock down 10 noteworthy storylines that every race fan should be following.
03 Jan 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Steve Torrence
There is a lot happening as NHRA speeds into what figures to be a very promising 2022 season, but we’ve managed to lock down 10 noteworthy storylines that every race fan should be following. AN EPIC TOP FUEL POINTS BATTLE Steve…
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Kyle Koretsky: The high expectations and pressure that come with every Pro Stock race

In his second season, Koretsky comes to the starting line with more confidence as a driver, more power under the hood, and even higher expectations for the team's success.
03 Jan 2022
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Kyle Koretsky on the NHRA on FOX stage at the 2021 PRI Show
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Bobby Bode plans on 11 Funny Car races in 2022

Bode talks about making the transition from crewmember to driver, and what we can expect from this sophomore in college as he enters his sophomore year of NHRA Camping World drag racing
03 Jan 2022
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Bobby Bode plans on 11 Funny Car races in 2022
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More details on NHRA Factory X exhibition class presented by Holley announced at PRI Show

NHRA has announced a Factory X (FX) exhibition racing class for the 2022 season. Known as NHRA Factory X presented by Holley, the FX category will bridge the gap between Factory Stock Showdown and Pro Stock.
03 Jan 2022
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More details on NHRA Factory X presented by Holley announced at PRI Show
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Nitro Time Machine: Terry McMillen's epic Epping explosion

In the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we're going back to the 2017 Epping event where popular pro Terry McMillen endured a violent engine explosion in his Amalie Top Fuel dragster.
03 Jan 2022
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Terry McMillen
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Nitro Time Machine: Terry McMillan's epic Epping explosion

In the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we're going back to the 2017 Epping event where popular pro Terry McMillen endured a violent engine explosion in his Amalie Top Fuel dragster.
03 Jan 2022
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The Road Back: NHRA charted a successful return in 2021 after tough 2020

A sense of a new normalcy blessed the 2021 NHRA season with the community enjoying a spirited comeback from the scrappy yet shortened 2020 season so dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
31 Dec 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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2021 in review
A sense of a new normalcy blessed the 2021 NHRA season with the community enjoying a spirited comeback from the scrappy yet shortened 2020 season so dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. New teams and stars emerged, the racing schedule…
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Another career year brings Steve Torrence his fourth straight Top Fuel crown

Steve Torrence and “them Capco boys” won 11 of the 20 events –- including his milestone 50th in the class –- and led the points after 18 of the 20 races en route to their fourth straight Top Fuel world championship.
31 Dec 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
2021 world champion profile
Steve Torrence
In 2018, Steve Torrence won his first Top Fuel championship. He repeated in 2019 and, in the process, became the first driver to win all six races in the Countdown to the Championship. He won his third straight title last year, in a pandemic-…
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NHRA Division Director William Tharpe on the NHRA on FOX stage at the 2021 PRI Show

2021 NHRA divisional events saw car counts that were off the charts. NHRA Division 3 Director Tharpe explains how he went from a fan in the stands to helping run some of the largest drag racing events on earth
31 Dec 2021
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NHRA Division Director William Tharpe on the NHRA on Fox stage at the 2021 PRI Show
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10 Unforgettable Moments From the 2021 NHRA Season

A a sense of normalcy returned to NHRA racing in 2021 but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of drama, excitement, and unexpected twists and turns along the way. Here are 10 of our favorites
31 Dec 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
Dallas Glenn
A a sense of normalcy returned to NHRA racing in 2021 but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of drama, excitement, and unexpected twists and turns along the way. Here are 10 of our favorites THE SMASHING DEBUT OF “DOUBLE-OH” DALLAS…
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Richard Shute reflects on 55 year of photographing drag racing

From his first drag race at Freemont, to photographing the legends of drag racing over the last five decades, Shute's shutter has literally seen it all.
30 Dec 2021
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Richard Shute reflects on 55 year of photographing drag racing
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Nitro Time Machine: W.J. takes on Darrell Alderman in 1994 Pomona final

One of Pro Stock's most notable rivalries took center stage at the 1994 season-opener when Warren Johnson took on Darrell Alderman in the Pomona final.
30 Dec 2021
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1994 Pomona
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Greg Anderson adds a fifth Pro Stock championship to his impressive résumé

Greg Anderson won his fifth NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock championship in 2021 but had to fight to the bitter end in order to make it happen. 
30 Dec 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
2021 world champion profile
Greg Anderson
Achieving any measure of sustained success in Pro Stock has never been easy, and it appears to only get more difficult with each passing year. No one knows that better than Greg Anderson, who won his fifth NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series…
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Rachel Meyer wins family's third Top Alcohol Dragster title in dramatic fashion

Rachel Meyer deftly slipped into her sister Megan's two-time championship-winning car and rode their father Randy’s powerful tune-up to yet another world championship, the family's third straight in Top Alcohol Dragster.
29 Dec 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
2021 world champion profile
Rachel Meyer
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The all-conquering Meyer Racing A/Fuel Dragster reaches the final round of the fall Las Vegas national event and stages up for a winner-take-all race with the world championship hanging in the balance.…
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Sean Bellemeur, Killer Bs survive the battles to win third TAFC championship

The Killers Bs -- driver Sean Bellemeur, team owner Tony Bartone, and tuner Steve Boggs –- not only won their third NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car championship in four years but clinched it in dramatic fashion late in the season.
29 Dec 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
2021 world champion profile
Sean Bellemeur
In every championship season, there is a defining moment, that instance in time to which a driver or a team can point as a game-changing juncture in its fate. Sean Bellemeur has zero problems remembering his in a season that earned the Killers Bs…
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Lake Speed Jr. is on a quest to help racers get the most out of their engines

Lake Speed is one of motorsports go-to lubrication experts, and Pro Stock's Matt Hartford has hired him to work at Total Seal and bring his expertise closer to the drag racing world. Hear Speed's philosophy on the "soup" of ring seal.
29 Dec 2021
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Lake Speed Jr. is on a quest to educate engine builders and racers
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Jose Gonzalez overcomes adversity en route to Pro Mod world championship

After an early-season crash, Jose Gonzalez likely wouldn’t have been considered a candidate to have one of the most dominating seasons in E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service history.
27 Dec 2021
Josh Hachat
2021 world champion profile
Jose Gonzalez
After an early-season crash, Jose Gonzalez likely wouldn’t have been considered a candidate to have one of the most dominating seasons in E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service history, especially when a new car…
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Nitro Time Machine: 1958 NHRA Nationals

In the latest edition of our popular Nitro Time Machine series, we go way back to 1958 to see the fourth annual NHRA Nationals in Oklahoma City, Okla.
27 Dec 2021
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After several near-misses, Jerry Emmons connects for Stock championship

Since the late 1990s, Jerry Emmons has practically had a reserved parking spot in the Top 10, finishing among the leaders in Super Stock and Stock nearly a dozen times, including a career-best No. 3 in 2006. In 2021, his name ended up atop the list as the Stock world champion.
27 Dec 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
2021 world champion profile
 Jerry Emmons
Since the late 1990s, Jerry Emmons has practically had a reserved parking spot in the Top 10, finishing among the leaders in Super Stock and Stock nearly a dozen times, including a career-best No. 3 in 2006. Moreover, the Emmons team, which also…
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NHRA National Tech Director Lonnie Grim on 2022 NHRA Pro Mod rule changes

Have a Pro Mod car, or looking to build one for 2022? The NHRA has updated some of its rules to make the class more accessible and allow screw-type supercharged engines into the class.
27 Dec 2021
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NHRA National Tech Director Lonnie Grim on 2022 NHRA Pro Mod rule changes
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Hot Rod Magazine's Douglas Glad on Drag Week and the Project X ’57 Chevy

As Wally Parks was the first editor of Hot Rod Magazine, the connection between NHRA and Hot Rod is eternal. We sat down with the magazine's editorial director to talk about the latest build they drag tested and displayed at the 2021 PRI Show.
26 Dec 2021
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Hot Rod Magazine's Douglas Glad on Drag Week and the Project X ’57 Chevy
[Project X photo courtesy of Hot Rod]
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Luke Bogacki’s monster Super Gas season ends with third world title

To win an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championship is one thing, but to rack up 734 points, as Super Gas titlist Luke Bogacki did in 2021, suggests someone capable of racing on a whole different level.
26 Dec 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
2021 world champion profile
Luke Bogacki
To win an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championship is one thing, but to rack up 734 points, as Luke Bogacki did in 2021, suggests someone capable of racing on a whole different level. From a statistical standpoint, what Bogacki was able to…
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the NHRA staff

The staff of the NHRA wishes a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the fans, sponsors, race teams, racetracks, and other supporters of the NHRA.
25 Dec 2021
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There's work ethic, and then there's Tim Wilkerson's work ethic

Brian Lohnes sat down with Tim Wilkerson at the PRI Show to discuss the success his Funny Car team had in 2021—and the motivation a win brings even seasoned teams like his.
25 Dec 2021
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Tim Wilkerson NHRA at 2021 PRI Show
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Blake Peavler’s breakout year ends in Top Dragster world championship

Blake Peavler would have been the first to admit he didn’t enter the 2021 Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers season with championship aspirations and ended up enjoying a season not many could have predicted.
24 Dec 2021
Josh Hachat
2021 world champion profile
Blake Peavler’
Blake Peavler would have been the first to admit he didn’t enter the 2021 Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers season with championship aspirations. The 28-year-old Olney, Ill., native would have called the year a massive success just…
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Nitro Time Machine: Highlights from the 1976 NHRA SpringNationals

There was plenty of history at the 1976 SpringNationals at National Trail Raceway as we'll see in this edition of the Nitro Time Machine series.
24 Dec 2021
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Nitro Time Machine:
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