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WFO Radio: Matt Hartford, National Dragster's Phil Burgess, and Will Hanna

NHRA National Dragster Editor Phil Burgess, Pro Stock racer Matt Hartford, and alcohol-racing expert Will Hanna were guests on WFO Radio Live. Check out the archived edition.
17 Jun 2020
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This week on WFO Radio Live, airing Thursday at 4 p.m. Eastern, NHRA National Dragster Editor Phil Burgess stopped by to discuss the return of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing and the National Dragster's return to a print edition.  Pro Stock…
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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series set to roar back into action July 11-12 In Indy

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will roar back into action at famed Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, July 11-12, with Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle competition in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series plus two special companion events.
17 Jun 2020
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Indy
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will roar back into action at famed Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, July 11-12, with Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle competition in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series plus two…
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Antron and Anson Brown talk Jr. Dragsters and the big NHRA Return to Racing

Three-time NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Antron Brown and son Anson joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about Anson's recent Jr. Dragster successes, how the family has adapted during the racing hiatus, and Antron's thoughts about the return to racing.
16 Jun 2020
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NHRA Shop Talk: Connecting rod basics with Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart

NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by manufacturer Bill Miller for an interactive NHRA Shop Talk to discuss connecting rods: what they do and what makes them work.
16 Jun 2020
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Previously on NHRA Shop Talk: Cylinder head basics…
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Pro Stock engine builder profile: Frank Iaconio

We're taking you inside the minds of the engine builders who create the most powerful naturally aspirated 500-cid race engines on earth
16 Jun 2020
David Kennedy
Racing Technology
Frank Iaconio Pro Stock
Pro Stock engine builders have a legendary reputation for dedication and persistence that goes beyond maniacal. Their work ethic and ability to bring concepts into reality has been something to behold in NHRA pits for more than 50 years. To…
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Scoring change announced for 2020 E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series

Racers in the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service will contest a 12-event schedule in 2020 as originally planned but will now earn points towards the season championship at just nine of those 12 events.
16 Jun 2020
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Pro Mod
Racers in the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service will contest a 12-event schedule in 2020 as originally planned but will now earn points towards the season championship at just nine of those 12 events. The scoring…
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Flav-R-Pac named title rights sponsor of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Pacific Raceways

Norpac’s Flav-R-Pac Brand has signed a multi-year agreement to become the title rights sponsor of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Pacific Raceways, outside of Seattle, Wash.
16 Jun 2020
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Seattle
Norpac’s Flav-R-Pac Brand has signed a multi-year agreement to become the title rights sponsor of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Pacific Raceways, outside of Seattle, Wash. The 33rd annual Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals is set…
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Catch up on the latest NHRA news and notes of the week with Weekend Update

NHRA's Brian Lohnes catches you up on the latest news of the week and takes a look at the week ahead in NHRA Drag Racing.
15 Jun 2020
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Pro Stock engine builder profile: Warren Johnson

We're taking you inside the minds of the engine builders who create the most powerful naturally aspirated 500-cid race engines on earth
15 Jun 2020
David Kennedy
Racing Technology
Warren Johnson Pro Stock Engine Builder
The top-secret technology of Pro Stock that has been hidden away like the Holy Grail for the last 50 years isn’t what you might think. It’s not an exotic piston or connecting rod. It’s not a featherweight valvetrain. It’s not even a billet-…
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Cruz Pedregon and crew burn some nitro at Indy with Nostalgia Funny Car

Cruz Pedregon and his Mello Yello peers will be back in action July 12-12 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis when the Mello Yello Drag racing Series returns to action, but two-time NHRA Funny Car champion got a little headstart, running his California Charger Nostalgia Funny Car at the track.
15 Jun 2020
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Reinhart Reveals: NHRA Pro Stock cylinder head porting and preparation

A tremendous amount of work goes into the creation of a cylinder head for a Pro Stock engine as NHRA's Alan Reinhart reveals in this segment.
15 Jun 2020
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Alan Reinhart
  Previously revealed: Reinhart Reveals: The difference between NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle…
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Erica Enders talks Comp, racing preparations being made by Pro Stock team

Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champ Erica Enders talked with NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype about her recent foray into Comp eliminator and about battling to defend her crown in a non-Countdown points season.
14 Jun 2020
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Lane, Stults, Lang lead NHRA Northwest Division winners at Pacific Raceways

Cody Lane, Rod Stults, and Jody Lang led the wist of winners as the NHRA Northwest DivisionNHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competed at Pacific Raceways outside of Seattle, Wash.
13 Jun 2020
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Division 6
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division event at Pacific Raceways: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Cody Lane, North Bend, Wash., '10 Cobalt, B/SMA, 8.090, 148.23  def…
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Reinhart Reveals: The difference between NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle engines

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles basically come in two configurations: two-cylinder V-Twins and four-cylinder machines like the Suzukis. What's the difference inside and out? Power? Rules? NHRA's Alan Reinhart breaks it all down.
13 Jun 2020
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Alan Reinhart
  Previously revealed: Reinhart Reveals: The differences between Pro Stock and big-…
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Austin Prock: 'I felt pretty confident going that we were going to have the car to beat'

The reigning rookie of the year showed that his road to the future remains a steady one as he reached his second career final round at the season opener. This is one of a series of interviews with the top drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock.
12 Jun 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Return to Racing
Austin Prock
AUSTIN PROCK | Montana Brand/Rocky Mountain Twist dragster Current points position: 4th | Best season e.t. to date:.3.678 Early-season…
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Paul Lee: 'It’s going to be great just to see our friends and the fans'

In their debut with new sponsor Global Electronic Technology, Paul Lee and crew chiefs Jim Oberhofer and Donnie Bender qualified impressively in Pomona but fought a series of bad breaks through the season's first two events. This is the final article in a series of interviews with the top drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock.
12 Jun 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Return to Racing
Paul Lee
PAUL LEE | Global Electronic Technology Dodge Charger Current points position: Tied for 10th | Best season e.t. to date: 3.898 Early-season…
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Nitro Time Machine: Top Fuel legend Chris Karamesines reaches first final round

Hop into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine with Brian Lohnes for a trip back to Montreal and 1990 and the first career NHRA final-round appearance for Top Fuel legend Chris Karamesines.
12 Jun 2020
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Chris Karamesines
Previous trips in the NHRA Nitro Time Machine: Nitro Time Machine Live: Brian Lohnes and…
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Down the video rabbit hole: Watching 1970s match racing on the small screen

It all started innocently enough, with one YouTube video showing roller starters in action, and the next thing you know, it was hours and hours of 1970s match racing. Well, there goes your Friday.
12 Jun 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Dragster Insider
It all started innocently enough, with Insider reader Eric Arnett sending me a link to a YouTube video showing the roller starters in action in 1973 at fabled U.S. 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Ind., a nice little add-on to my recently in-depth piece about…
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Jack Beckman: 'I don’t know if anyone wants to get back more than me'

Things couldn’t have gone much better for Jack Beckman and crew chiefs Dean Antonelli and John Medlen to start 2020. They won the season opener in Pomona and were runners-up in Phoenix. This is one of a series of interviews with the top drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock.
11 Jun 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Return to Racing
Jack Beckman
JACK BECKMAN | Infinite Hero Dodge Charger Current points position: 1st | Best season e.t. to date: 3.837 Early-season report card:…
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NHRA National Dragster returns to print with focus on NHRA Return to Racing; digital version still available for free to all

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, available now online for free and, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, also in the mail to NHRA members around the world, focuses on NHRA's return to racing, including interviews with drivers, crew chiefs, and engine builders.
11 Jun 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Greg Anderson and Cruz Pedregon Racing’s Caleb Cox on WFO Radio Live today

WFO Radio Live will feature interviews with Greg Anderson and Cruz Pedregon Racing’s Caleb Cox today at 4 p.m. Eastern time. Fans can watch on WFO Radio's Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Twitch channels. 
11 Jun 2020
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WFO
WFO Radio Live will feature interviews with Greg Anderson and Cruz Pedregon Racing’s Caleb Cox today at 4 p.m. Eastern time. Fans can watch on WFO Radio's Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Twitch channels.  Anderson will discuss the latest…
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NHRA Jr. Drag Racers headed for Tulsa and the Western Conference Finals

The first of two national events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League is on the horizon, and racers will soon be heading to Osage Tulsa Raceway Park for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals June 22-26.
11 Jun 2020
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Jr Drag Racing League
The first of two national events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League is on the horizon, and racers will soon be heading to Osage Tulsa Raceway Park for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals. This year’s event for the fourth…
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Jim Dunn Racing adds Sqwincher electrolyte replenishment as new team backer

When the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to the track in July, Jim Dunn Racing will be bringing with it a new sponsor in Sqwincher electrolyte replenishment drink for the summer schedule. Sqwincher Zero will be featured on the car at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals.
10 Jun 2020
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Jim Dunn
When the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to the track in July, Jim Dunn Racing will be bringing with it a new sponsor for the summer schedule. Starting at the two Indianapolis events, Sqwincher electrolyte replenishment drink will be on…
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Tim Wilkerson: 'I don’t think they’re ready for my attitude. It’s gonna be fun'

Tim Wilkerson won a round at each of the season’s first two races and can't wait to return to the trick with a new Levi, Ray and Shoup Funny Car.This is one of a series of interviews with the top drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock.
10 Jun 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tim Wilkerson
TIM WILKERSON | Levi, Ray and Shoup Shelby Current points position: 6th | Best season e.t. to date: 3.879 Early-season report card:…
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 7: In 1957, drag racing banned nitromethane [Video & Photos]

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
10 Jun 2020
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In the early days of drag racing there were lots of cars, lots of would-be racers, and lots of open land. The one thing in short supply was the structure needed to bring early hot rodders together to turn them into drag racers. Wally Parks, and his…
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Kenny Delco: 'We were fast, we qualified fourth at Pomona and Phoenix'

Kenny Delco's 2020 Pro Stock effort got off to a strong start before the Coronavirus hit the pause button on his success. We caught up with Delco as he prepares to return to racing and joining his competitors back on the track. This is one of a series of interviews with the top drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock.
10 Jun 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Return to Racing
Kenny Delco 2020 Chevrolet Camaro
KENNY DELCO| KD Racing Chevrolet Camaro Current points position: 4th | Best season e.t. to date: 6.553 Early-season…
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Nitro Time Machine: Chris Karamesines guns for first NHRA Top Fuel victory

NHRA Top Fuel legend Chris Karamesines made it to his first two career final rounds in 1990 and raced Gary Ormsby in both. He lost the first one in Montreal, then got a chance for revenge a few months later in Seattle.
10 Jun 2020
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Chris Karamesines
  Previous trips in the NHRA Nitro Time Machine: Nitro Time Machine: Top Fuel legend…
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Cameron Ferre goes off-roading to gear up for his return to Top Fuel racing

NHRA Top Fuel racer Cameron Ferre got the chance to stoke his competitive fires when he joined sponsor EMPI as a co-driver for an off-road race in Nevada as he looks forward to returning to drive Terry Haddock's dragster this summer.
10 Jun 2020
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Steve Torrence: 'You’ve got to come out and swing for every one of ’em'

Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence made up for missing the season opener by winning the second event and sits fifth in points and eager to continue his title defense. This is one of a series of interviews with the top drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock.
10 Jun 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Return to Racing
Steve Torrence
STEVE TORRENCE | CAPCO Contractors dragster Current points position: 5th | Best season e.t. to date: 3.671 Early-season report card…
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Cristian Cuadra: 'I think I’m doing well, but I have a lot of room to improve'

Cristian Cuadra is looking to join his father, Fernando Cuadra, and brother, Fernando Cuadra Jr, to form a three-car Mustang Pro Stock team and finish in the Top 10 this year. This is one of a series of interviews with the top drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock.
09 Jun 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Return to Racing
CRISTIAN CUADRA| CUADRA Racing Mustang
CRISTIAN CUADRA| CUADRA Racing Mustang Current points position: Tied for 9th  | Best season e.t. to date: 6.611…
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