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Shane Tucker partners with engine builder Nick Ferri for 2019

Pro Stock racer Shane Tucker will compete full-time in Pro Stock for first time in 2019
06 Dec 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Shane Tucker
Shane Tucker will make a run for the Pro Stock world championship for the first time in 2019. To do that, Tucker decided to make a change in the engine department. Rob Tucker Racing brought on board veteran engine builder Nick Ferri to bring his…
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Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 owners to receive free one-year membership in NHRA

Buyers of the new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 will receive complimentary, one-year memberships in the NHRA for the 2019 season.
06 Dec 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Dodge
Buyers of the new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, scheduled to begin arriving in dealerships in the first quarter of 2019, will receive complimentary, one-year memberships in the NHRA for the 2019 season. Vehicle ownership will be verified with…
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Former NHRA world championship driver and crew chief LaHaie passes away

Former NHRA Top Fuel championship-winning driver and crew chief Dick LaHaie passed away Dec. 5. He was 76. LaHaie won the championship as a driver in 1987 and tuned both Scott Kalitta and Larry Dixon to world championships in the class.
05 Dec 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Dick LaHaie
Former NHRA Top Fuel championship-winning driver and crew chief Dick LaHaie passed away Dec. 5. He was 76. In a long and distinguished career in drag racing, LaHaie proved himself of championship caliber of numerous fronts. An NHRA Winston Top…
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NHRA National Dragster Year in Review issue now online

NHRA National Dragster’s final issue of 2018, the Year in Review, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
05 Dec 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
ND cover
NHRA National Dragster’s final issue of 2018, the Year in Review, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The comprehensive issue includes interviews with all world champions from the NHRA…
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Light to join NHRA Motorsports Museum board of directors

Graham Light, who earlier this year announced his retirement as NHRA’s senior vice president of racing operations at the end of 2018,  will join the Board of Directors of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California.
05 Dec 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Graham Light
Graham Light, who earlier this year announced his retirement as NHRA’s senior vice president of racing operations at the end of 2018, will join the Board of Directors of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of…
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‘NHRA on Fox – Powered by Dodge’ Livestream broadcast set for 2018 PRI Show

Dodge will be the official sponsor of NHRA Livestream coverage from the 2018 PRI Show, Dec. 6-8. “NHRA on Fox – Powered by Dodge” will offer three full days of coverage from the show, available for viewing at NHRA.com.  
04 Dec 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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PRI
The Dodge brand is fired up for the 2019 race season, bringing the 2018 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show right to enthusiasts and race fans as official sponsor of NHRA Livestream coverage from the annual event, scheduled for Dec. 6-8 at…
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Angelle Sampey announces departure from Liberty Racing team

Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Angelle Sampey will not return to Liberty Racing in 2019 after two seasons with the team.
03 Dec 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Angelle Sampey
Three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Angelle Sampey announced her departure from the Liberty Motorsports team in what has already been an active NHRA "silly season." Sampey is currently evaluating a number of options that would allow her to…
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Tommy DeLago’s contract not renewed by Cruz Pedregon racing

Veteran crew chief Tommy DeLago back on the market after season with both Kalitta Motorsports and Cruz Pedregon Racing.
01 Dec 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Tommy DeLago will not be back with Funny Car veteran Cruz Pedregon in 2019. Competition Plus first reported DeLago, who started the season with Kalitta…
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Funny Car champ Todd saluted by his Indiana hometown

2018 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car championship J.R. Todd was saluted recently by his Lawrenceburg, Ind., hometown. which named a street in his honor.
30 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Who’s Next: Five to Watch in 2019 and Beyond

Five racers represent a fresh wave of talent in the National Hot Rod Association. You know some of them, and some you’ll know a lot better coming into the 2019 season.
30 Nov 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Austin Prock
.wysiwyg img, .cke_editable img, .article-card__wysiwyg img { height: auto; } Two rookie of the year winners ended up winning championships in 2018, but not all future stars in the National Hot Rod Association grasp Auto Club of Southern Club…
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2017 Pro Stock champion Bo Butner to return to competition in 2019

Bo Butner will race full Pro Stock season with K.B. Racing while also participating in SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown.
29 Nov 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Bo Butner
Bo Butner will compete in the full 18-race Pro Stock season with K.B. Racing, despite announcing his retirement from the doorslamming Mello Yello category at the end of the 2018 campaign. The shortening of the Pro Stock schedule, in addition to…
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2018 Summit Motorcycle national champion John Markham

John Markham rode his Kawasaki to the Summit Racing Series Motorcycle championship, cutting a near-perfect .002 reaction time that forced his opponent, Jeremy Hicks, to break out aboard his Suzuki.
29 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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2018 Summit Sportsman national championship Brian Hendrickson

In a final-round Sportsman battle of yellow vintage Mopars, Brian Hendrickson powered his '72 Demon to a double-breakout victory over Brent Erickson to claim the 2018 Summit Racing Series Sportsman national championship.
29 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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2018 Summit Pro national champion Nelson Belot Jr.

Nelson Belot Jr., who won the Pro wild card drawing, drove his Dalton, Mass.-based ’63 Cutlass to victory in the Summit Racing Series national championship when Dustin Loynes’ Division 3-quartered ’80 Firebird out of Walled Lake, Mich., ran too quick and broke out by a hundredth of a second.
29 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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02:00
Nelson Belot Jr., who won the Pro wild card drawing, drove his Dalton, Mass.-based ’63 Cutlass to victory in the Summit Racing Series national championship when Dustin Loynes’ Division 3-quartered ’80 Firebird out of Walled Lake, Mich., ran too…
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2018 Summit Super Pro national champion Pat Osmundson

Pat Osmundson claimed the Summit Racing Series Super Pro national championship in his dragster in a terrific final-round battle with Jeremy Hancock. Osmundson got a slight reaction time edge, .016 to .019, and ran a near-perfect 8.806 on his 8.80 dial to fend off Hancock’s right-there 7.087 on a 7.08 prediction by just .044-second.
29 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Mark Paquette looks ahead to sophomore Pro Stock Motorcycle campaign

Even though he is still in the early stages of his NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle career, Mark Paquette is no rookie when it comes to competing on two-wheels. Paquette boasts more than 20 years of motorcycle experience as both a crew chief and a rider.
29 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Mark Paquette
Even though he is still in the early stages of his NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle career, Mark Paquette is no rookie when it comes to competing on two-wheels. Paquette boasts more than 20 years of motorcycle experience as both a crew chief and a rider.…
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'Nitro bowling' with 2018 NHRA Funny Car champ J.R. Todd and friends

Newly crowned NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car champ J.R. Todd and his nitro-fueled friends in Brownsburg, Ind, are back in the lanes -- bowling lanes, that is -- as their competitive nature strikes again.
28 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA releases 2019 class schedule

NHRA has released the event-by-event class schedule, a matrix that displays which classes and special features will compete at which NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events in 2019.
28 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Schedule
NHRA has released the event-by-event class schedule, a matrix that displays which classes and special features will compete at which NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events in 2019. The schedule covers all Pro and Sportsman…
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SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown returns in 2019

The SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown returns to NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2019 and will expand to eight races during the year.
27 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Factory Stock Showdown
The SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown returns to NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2019 and will expand to eight races during the year. The wildly popular category will make inaugural visits to the Virginia NHRA Nationals in…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Gas winner Roger Kato

26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
01:59
Roger Kato made it to his first national event final in Super Gas in 1985 and his second in 2010, and at the end of the 2018 season, he finally got to celebrate his first victory following a final-round win over former Pomona champ Greg Ventura, who…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Comp winner Chad Webber

26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
02:05
The Super Comp class featured not only a first-time winner in Chad Webber but also a thrilling end to the championship points battle between eventual champ Steve Williams and challenger Mark Grame. Williams took over the lead after his runner-up…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Stock winner Jeff Taylor

26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
03:20
Jeff Taylor missed out on a chance to win the world championship in Stock, but he ended his season on a high note when he drove the DeFrank family’s new Camaro to a final-round victory over Ryan Mangus, who fouled by three-thousandths. Taylor, who…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Stock winner Steve Wann

26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
01:27
In Pomona, Steve Wann moved from Stock to Super Stock and proved that his ’63 Sport Fury is an effective Super Stock car when he drove to his sixth career national event title in Super Stock. Racing in a stacked field that included eight former or…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Shane Westerfield

26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
02:00
Shane Westerfield made his best run of eliminations in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final with a 5.44 to stop Ulf Leanders, who shook the tires and slowed to a 6.12. Earlier, Leanders had made one of the quickest runs in the history of the class with a…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Top Alcohol Dragster winner James Stevens

26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
02:09
James Stevens didn’t qualify for the tough Pomona Top Alcohol Dragster field but got in as an alternate and went the distance for his first national event victory. Given a second chance, he made his way past Shawn Cowie, Shane Conway, and Garrett…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Comp winner David Rampy

26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
03:30
David Rampy became just the fourth driver in NHRA’s centennial club when he earned the Comp title in Pomona. Rampy, along with longtime crew chief Barry Davis, entered the 2018 season sitting on 96 wins and hit his stride at midseason with wins in…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Sportsman champion highlights

David Rampy became just the fourth driver in NHRA’s centennial club when he earned the Comp title in Pomona, James Stevens won his first title in Top Alcohol Dragster, and former world champ Shane Westerfield claimed his 10th career victory in Top Alcohol Funny Car.
26 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
David Rampy
David Rampy became just the fourth driver in NHRA’s centennial club when he earned the Comp title in Pomona, James Stevens won his first title in Top Alcohol Dragster, and former world champ Shane Westerfield claimed his 10th career victory in Top…
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Color him gone: Remembering Roger Lindamood

If you were a drag racing fan in the 1960s and 1970s, you knew the Color Me Gone name even if you couldn’t recall the name of its driver, Roger Lindamood, who tore up dragstrips around the country for more than a decade. We lost Lindamood Oct. 14, at the age of 91.
23 Nov 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Funny Car
If you were a drag racing fan in the 1960s and 1970s, you knew the Color Me Gone name even if you couldn’t recall the name of its driver, Roger Lindamood. He made that kind of an impact in his 15-year career on the quarter-mile, from his…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 59 No. 24)

21 Nov 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
ND cover
NHRA National Dragster’s 24th issue of 2018, featuring coverage of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. In addition to our coverage from the season finale and…
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NHRA's Cyber Monday sale

This holiday season, surprise the NHRA fan in your life, or even treat yourself, with the gift of Nitro! Get huge discounts on NHRA tickets or take advantage of a special sale on NHRA All Access subscriptions.
21 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA
This holiday season, surprise the NHRA fan in your life, or even treat yourself, with the gift of Nitro! See which NHRA event near you will be offering huge discounts on NHRA tickets, the ultimate stocking stuffer of the holiday season.  Fans…
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