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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Gas winner Val Torres Sr.

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Val Torres Sr. now has seven national event Wallys, including two from Pomona after his latest victory in Super Gas. Torres trailed opponent Greg Ventura off the starting line by two hundredths but turned on the win light by running a 9.929 to…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Comp winner Parker Theobald

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
There were a number of great storylines to emerge from the 60th annual Pomona opener, but it was hard to top the Super Comp final that featured the Theobald brothers. Each seeking their first national event Wally, Parker, 19, the reigning Div. 7…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Stock winner Brian McClanahan

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
For many hardcore fans of NHRA class racing, the Stock eliminator final was worth the price of admission since it featured a heads-up AA/SA contest between Brian McClanahan’s ’69 Camaro and Robert Pond’s ’64 Thunderbolt. Following a pair of…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Stock winner Justin Lamb

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Justin Lamb has been a consistent winner since his arrival on the NHRA scene in 2006, and he now has 26 wins in just 38 final rounds, making him one of the best “closers” in the business. A winner in six different classes, Lamb’s most recent…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Comp winner Doug Lambeck

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Doug Lambeck has now won 14 national events, and half of them have come in Pomona. Lambeck stopped former Stock ace Tibor Kadar in Comp. Lambeck, in his D/SMA Pontiac, sacrificed .11-hundredths in index during his round-two win over Art Hodges…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Aryan Rochon

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Aryan Rochon made the trip to Pomona from his home in Florida pay off with his first victory. Using a consistent string of 5.5s, Rochon upset past world champs Jay Payne and Shane Westerfield to earn a bye into the Top Alcohol Funny Car final…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Shawn Cowie

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
  Shawn Cowie scored career win No. 19 and his second straight in Pomona when he defeated Garrett Bateman in the Top Alcohol Dragster final, 5.35 to 5.43, in a battle of the class’ top two qualifiers. Cowie was particularly impressive…
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Experience Big Tire Shootout at NHRA Arizona Nationals

A special Big Tire Shootout exhibition will hit the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Friday and Saturday.
17 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Big Tire Shootout
A group of incredible big tire racers will hit the drag strip at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park during the NHRA Arizona…
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After a decade away, Doug Foley will make Top Fuel return at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Doug Foley will make his return to NHRA Top Fuel competition at the NHRA Arizona Nationals after a 10-year hiatus from the class.
17 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Doug Foley
Doug Foley will make his return to NHRA Top Fuel competition at the NHRA Arizona Nationals after a 10-year hiatus from the class. Foley recently completed his Top Fuel relicensing during test sessions at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside…
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Jordan Vandergriff talks about his rookie season and racing future with Lewis Bloom

Top Fuel racer Jordan Vandergriff joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks studio to discuss his rookie season and his search for a spot back in the Top Fuel class in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series.
17 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Jordan Vandergriff
Jordan Vandergriff hopes to be back on track soon in his Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel dragster. You can see his BVR teammate Shawn Reed, and the rest of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series, back on track at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in…
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Remember when NASCAR's Kurt Busch qualified in Pro Stock at the Gatornationals?

NASCAR star Kurt Busch is qualified No. 18 for Sunday’s Daytona 500, not nearly as good as the position that he earned when he competed in Pro Stock at the NHRA Gatornationals in 2011.
15 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
Kurt Busch
NASCAR star Kurt Busch is qualified No. 18 for Sunday’s Daytona 500, not nearly as good as the position that he earned when he competed in Pro Stock at the NHRA Gatornationals in 2011. Busch not only qualified his Allen Johnson-powered Shell…
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Jack Beckman's Winternationals win even more impressive than meets the eye

Jack Beckman won the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Funny Car for the first time in his career, and his Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat team is poised to do a lot more of it.
14 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman won the Winternationals for the third time in his career on Sunday. This Wally meant more because it came at the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, because it came against John Force, and because he sounded half-dead all weekend.…
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WFO Radio NHRA Podcast: Winternationals recap

14 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
WFO
This week on WFO Radio NHRA Podcast, Doug Kalitta, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Alan Reinhart recap the 60th Lucas Oil Winternationals with host Joe Castello. Kalitta discusses his third consecutive victory at the Winternationals and gives some insight to…
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NHRA vs. NASCAR at Daytona Beach

In 1957, NHRA founder Wally Parks used hot rodding ingenuity to steal Daytona’s thunder by setting a NASCAR speed record
14 Feb 2020
Wally Parks
News
Suddenly
This article, written by Wally Parks, originally appeared in the March 16, 2007 issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine. It was a fun time 50 years ago when Ray Brock and I covered the 1956 NASCAR Speedweek action in Daytona, Fla., for…
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50 years of Pro Stock salute: You’ve Come a Long Way, Pro Stock

From birthday to present day, the evolution of the Pro Stock class has been dramatic to say the least. Here’s a comparison of a 1970 versus 2020 NHRA Pro Stock car.
13 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
Pro Stock
Launched a half-century ago with an official kickoff at the Winternationals in Pomona, Pro Stock has provided NHRA fans with some of the sport’s greatest moments and produced some of its most well-known and beloved heroes.  Turning the clock…
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Steve Torrence debuts, Big Tire Shootout, Jet Cars hit the strip in Phoenix

Steve Torrence and Blake Alexander among those making 2020 debuts at NHRA Arizona Nationals as Big Tire Shootout and jet cars will add excitement to NHRA's annual desert sprint.
12 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Steve Torrence
Defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence is among the racers who will make their 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series debut at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix on Feb. 21. Scott Palmer, Blake Alexander and Jeff Diehl will also fire…
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The Sports Report: Don't pick on little brother

The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect the Harvest.com opened a new decade for NHRA’s sportsman racers, but the winner’s circle featured a lot of familiar faces and an brother vs. brother final round.
12 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
pomona1
There were eight different sportsman champions crowned during last week’s season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect the Harvest.com and at least seven of them didn’t need directions to find the winner’s circle. With the lone…
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Sunoco fuels its NHRA commitment as official fuel, Youth and Education Services partner, and contingency sponsor

Sunoco, the Official Fuel of NHRA, will be fueling more than just high-powered race cars in the NHRA in 2020 with participation in NHRA's Youth and Education Services and contingency programs.
11 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Sunoco
Sunoco, the Official Fuel of NHRA, will be fueling more than just high-powered race cars in the NHRA in 2020.   Sunoco will broaden its NHRA presence by participating in NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) program at select national…
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Watch the Fast Five from the 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

NHRA on FOX reporters Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick broke down the top five moments from the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Check out the highlights from the season opener here.
11 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
Fast Five
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Watch Don Schumacher Manufacturing build new chassis for Antron Brown's Top Fuel team

Work on a new chassis for Antron Brown was already underway in Indiana even as the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster competed at the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
11 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Antron Brown
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NHRA Power Rankings: Nobody quicker in Top Fuel than Brittany Force, David Grubnic

The average elapsed time of the Monster Energy team now comes with more consistency
10 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Brittany Force
Brittany Force earned the 19th No. 1 qualifier of her career to open the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series season. That became a calling card of her 2019 campaign, the first with crew chief David Grubnic turning the knobs on the Monster…
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Vortech Superchargers named title sponsor for Top Dragster and Top Sportsman

Vortech Superchargers, which specializes in superchargers systems geared toward performance enthusiasts, will sponsor the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes through 2022.
10 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Vortech
Vortech Superchargers, which specializes in superchargers systems geared toward performance enthusiasts, will sponsor the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes through 2022. The Top Dragster and Top Sportsman categories are for racers with a…
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Catch highlights from the 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Doug Kalitta, Jack Beckman and Jeg Coughlin Jr. started the season with victories at the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com - we've got the video.
10 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Winternationals
A terrific weekend of racing wrapped up Sunday at the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest with some veteran racers in the winner's circle. We've got those highlights for you along with a handful of wild rides where…
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Doug Kalitta makes Top Fuel history with third straight Winternationals Top Fuel win

Doug Kalitta made Winternationals Top Fuel history with his third straight win at the season opener, a feat not even accomplished by six-time Pomona Top Fuel great Don Garlits.
09 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
With his final-round defeat of Austin Prock, Doug Kalitta made Winternationals Top Fuel history with his third straight win at the season opener, a feat not even accomplished by six-time Pomona Top Fuel great Don Garlits. Kalitta, who in addition…
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Jack Beckman collects first Winternationals Funny Car victory in Infinite Hero Dodge

Jack Beckman checked another box off of his career to-do list as the Southern Californian scored his first Funny Car victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, defeating John Force in the final round with low e.t. of the meet.
09 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman checked another box off of his career to-do list as the Southern Californian scored his first Funny Car victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, defeating John Force in the final round. Beckman, a two-time Winternationals Super…
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Cowie, Rochon, Lambeck lead Sportsman winners at Lucas Oil NHRA WInternationals

Shawn Cowie backed up his Top Alcohol Dragster victory from the Auto Club NHRA Finals to lead the list of Lucas Oil Series champions at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
09 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Shawn Cowie
Shawn Cowie backed up his Top Alcohol Dragster victory from the Auto Club NHRA Finals to lead the list of Lucas Oil Series champions at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Final-round results from Auto Club…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. dominates 60th Winternationals to kick off 50th season of Pro Stock

Jeg Coughlin Jr. started his retirement tour with a dominant victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
09 Feb 2020
Josie Mandala, NHRA National Dragster Copy Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. announced his retirement on Saturday and won his 64th Pro Stock Wally on Sunday. The Elite Motorsports driver outran Jason Line, who also announced his retirement ahead of the 50th anniversary of Pro Stock, to win the 83rd Wally of…
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Randal Andras wins 2020 season-opening event at Winternationals

09 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Top Fuel Harley
  Randal Andras, who over the last season has emerged as one of the big threats to the Jay Turner Racing domination of the class, repeated his U.S. Nationals final-round triumph over two-time world champ Tii Tharpe in the final round of…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss, Marc Gewertz, and Randy Anderson were all over Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to capture the action on and off the track at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
09 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
NHRA President Glen Cromwell, left, and Mello Yello's Mike Adams presented championship jackets to 2019 champs Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Andrew Hines. Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence is not in attendance…
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Watch Ron Capps drive through explosion at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Ron Capps rode out a fiery pass at the 60th anniversary of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
09 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Ron Capps
The second round did not go as planned for the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat team. Ron Capps made a solid move to 60 feet but encountered problems down track and suffered an explosion as teammate Jack Beckman drove to the semifinals.…
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