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Top 5 Runs of the 2023 season

The 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season was a scoreboard watcher's delight, with blistering performances from coast to coast. Here's a look back at the five best runs of the year.
30 Nov 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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2023 NHRA Nevada Nationals Top Sportsman champion Doug Crumlich

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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25:38
After kicking off the season with a win in Gainesville, Doug Crumlich scored again in Right Trailers Top Sportsman when he defeated Mike Morehead in the Las Vegas final. Crumlich was nearly perfect off the starting line and drove to a 6.682 on his 6…
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2023 NHRA Nevada Nationals Super Gas champion Val Torres Sr.

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
68:54
Val Torres Sr. won the NHRA Nevada Nationals for the second time and collected his ninth overall NHRA Wally when he defeated Bill Dennis in the Super Gas final, 10.07 to a breakout 10.04 on the 10.05 altitude-adjusted index. Torres previously won…
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2023 NHRA Nevada Nationals Super Comp champion Chad Webber

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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42:55
Five years after his breakthrough win at the 2018 NHRA Finals, Chad Webber was back in the Super Comp winner’s circle after a dead-on 9.050 in the final round to defeat James Cowie, who clocked a close 9.057.
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2023 NHRA Nevada Nationals Stock champion Dwayne Scheitlin

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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70:22
Dwayne Scheitlin, the 2021 Denver champ, added a second title to his resume when he wheeled his vintage ’70 Challenger past Leo Glasbrenner in the Stock final. Scheitlin finished the job with a .012 light and a 10.365 against his 10.30 dial.
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2023 NHRA Nevada Nationals Super Stock champion Kyle Rizzoli

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
74:24
Shortly after wrapping up the Stock national championship, Kyle Rizzoli put the icing on the cake with a win in Super Stock. Rizzoli drove the Gaynor family’s Cobalt to a double-breakout win over Brad Burton in the final. The news wasn’t all bad for…
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2023 NHRA Nevada Nationals Comp champion Travis Gusso

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
22:02
Travis Gusso completed a Las Vegas sweep, backing up his victory at the spring event with another Comp crown in the fall. This time, Gusso wheeled his F/SM '10 Cobalt to an easy final-round victory when 10-time tour winner Glen Treadwell had trouble…
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2023 NHRA Nevada Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Sean Bellemeur

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
43:59
After coming up just short of winning their fourth Top Alcohol Funny Car world championship, Sean Bellemeur and the Bartone-Boggs-Bellemeur “Killer Bs” team got some solace with their second win of the season, capping it with a final-round victory…
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2023 NHRA Nevada Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster champion Jackie Fricke

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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60:55
Jackie Fricke may hail from the East Coast, but she’s been incredibly successful out west, claiming four of her nine career wins west of the Mississippi including Top Alcohol Dragster in Las Vegas, defeating West Coast stalwart Shawn Cowie in the…
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2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Top Sportsman champion Bryan Warr

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
75:13
Bryan Warr, who last graced a national event winner’s circle at the 2018 Phoenix event, earned the win in Right Trailers Top Sportsman by beating Richard Okerman in the final. After an even start, Warr won the double-breakout race with a 6.779…
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2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Top Dragster champion Grant Durie

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
96:42
Grant Durie, the 2017 Phoenix champ, claimed his second win in the Right Trailers Top Dragster class when he topped past world champ Al Kenny in the final. Kenny had the quicker light, but Durie was able to hold him off and win with a 6.543 on his 6…
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2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Super Gas champion Steve Williams

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
88:46
Steve Williams collected career win No. 16 and his third at the Finals, blasting to a near-perfect 9.909 in the Super Gas final round to beat K&N Filters colleague Greg Ventura in the final round by just .005-second.
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2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Super Comp champion John Labbous Jr.

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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107:17
John Labbous Jr. drove the dragster owned by 2022 Super Comp world champion Jum Glenn to victory in Pomona, and capped it with a perfect .000 reaction time in the final round that he tied to a near-perfect 8.907 to defeat Northwest favorite Cooper…
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2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Stock champion Leo Glasbrenner

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
69:53
Leo Glasbrenner claimed his 12th career win and third in Pomona when he drove his COPO Camaro past Clifton Hanson in the Stock final. Glasbrenner cruised to a 9.581 on his 9.42 dial after Hanson slowed in his vintage ’69 Camaro.
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2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Super Stock champion Wyatt Wagner

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
92:58
Wyatt Wagner clinched the Lucas Oil Super Stock championship earlier in the weekend and then went on to drive his ’68 Camaro to a final-round victory over newly crowned Stock champ Kyle Rizzoli, who broke a rocker arm before the final and couldn’t…
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2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Comp champion Ralph Van Paepeghem

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
45:59
Comp veteran Ralph Van Paepeghem won the second Wally of his long career, wheeling his A/EA Bantam to a final-round decision over Brandon Huhtala, who got loose and had to abort his final-round effort.Van Paepeghem, runner-up earlier this season in…
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2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Sean Bellemeur

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
58:01
Sean Bellemeur wasn’t able to win the Top Alcohol Funny Car championship again, but he finished the season on a three-race win streak with wins at the Las Vegas national and divisional events and then the season finale in Pomona, his sixth win of…
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2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Top Alcohol Dragster champion Hunter Green

29 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
69:02
Topeka Top Alcohol Dragster winner Hunter Green scored his second career win and joined his father, Funny Car winner Chad Green, on the victory stage in Pomona after defeating Kim Parker in the final round, 5.19 to 5.44. 
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Toyota extends long-running partnership as Official Car of NHRA

NHRA and Toyota officials have announced that Toyota will continue as the Official Car of NHRA as part of a new multiyear extension.
29 Nov 2023
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Toyota
NHRA and Toyota officials have announced that Toyota will continue as the Official Car of NHRA as part of a new multiyear extension. This continues the long-term partnership between NHRA and Toyota that started in 2002. Toyota became the Official…
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Crew chief news and rumors, Matt Smith, Chad Green, and more

On this episode of the NHRA Insider, host Brian Lohnes drops the puck on the Silly Season with a load of news from behind the scenes of NHRA Drag Racing. Crew chiefs moving around, brewing controversy with one announcement, longtime unions busted up, and new ones formed.
28 Nov 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider, host Brian Lohnes drops the puck on the Silly Season with a load of news from behind the scenes of NHRA Drag Racing. Crew chiefs moving around, brewing controversy with one announcement, perhaps,…
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Jason Bunker already hard at work at Cruz Pedregon Racing

Jason Bunker recently took over as the crew chief on Cruz Pedregon's Snap-on Dodge Charger Funny Car, and he's already hard at work preparing for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
28 Nov 2023
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First NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team selected after huge voting turnout

Fan voting for the inaugural NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team ended last week with more than 12,000 voters casting ballots. The winners will be announced before a live audience at the PRI Show, Dec. 7-9.
27 Nov 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Fan voting for the inaugural NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team, a new program recently unveiled by the staff of the official NHRA magazine, ended last week with more than 12,000 voters casting ballots. Fans were able to cast their…
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Noted car designer Chip Foose earns NHRA nine-second Street-Legal license

Noted car designer and artist Chip Foose earned his nine-second NHRA Street Legal license recently through the Radford Racing program at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
27 Nov 2023
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Chip Foose
Noted car designer and artist Chip Foose earned his nine-second NHRA Street Legal license recently through the Radford Racing program at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Foose, who has created race-car designs for Team Kalitta and who was a…
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Ten unforgettable Sportsman moments from the 2023 season

With thousands of racers and hundreds of events to choose from, it’s hard to pick just 10 favorites from the 2023 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, but once again, we’ve managed to sift through an entire year’s worth of data to pick 10 of our favorites.
27 Nov 2023
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Lauren Freer
With thousands of racers and hundreds of events to choose from, it’s hard to pick just 10 favorites from the 2023 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, but once again, we’ve managed to sift through an entire year’s worth of data to pick 10 of our…
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Comparing great seasons: Force vs. Anderson vs. Schumacher vs. Herrera vs. 'Snake'

Gaige Herrera's championship-winning season in Pro Stock Motorcycle was the best in class history, but how does it stack up against the other by-class greats, including Don Prudhomme's amazing 1976 Funny Car season? Let's find out.
24 Nov 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Great seasons
  Newly crowned Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Gaige Herrera had a season for the ages, scoring 11 times in 15 events to set a new class record and also set another record for most No. 1 qualifying efforts (14 of 15) that will go in the…
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal: Buy one 2024 event ticket, get one half off

From Friday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Nov. 27, NHRA fans can buy the ultimate stocking stuffer for this holiday season: 2024 national event tickets with our buy-one/get-one-half-off sale.
24 Nov 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday
From Friday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Nov. 27, NHRA fans can buy the ultimate stocking stuffer for this holiday season: 2024 national event tickets with our buy-one/get-one-half-off sale. Valid at participating 2024 NHRA national events as listed…
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Happy Thanksgiving from NHRA

The staff of the NHRA wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to its racers, fans, sponsors, member tracks, and everyone who has supported the NHRA, especially during the last two challenging seasons. We can't wait to see you all in 2024!
23 Nov 2023
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Happy Thanksgiving from NHRA
Don't forget to check out our great Black Friday/Cyber Monday tickets offer coming at you Friday!
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Wire-to-wire dominance leads Gaige Herrera to record-breaking championship

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Gaige Herrera simply dominated the field in the 2023 NHRA season. After winning a record-breaking 11 races, Herrera claimed his first world championship, finishing off one of the most incredible seasons in NHRA history.
22 Nov 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
2023 NHRA world champion
Gaige Herrera
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Gaige Herrera simply dominated the field in the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. After winning a record-breaking 11 races, Herrera claimed his first world championship at In-N-Out Burger Pomona…
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Cruz Pedregon Racing adds Jason Bunker and John Medlen

Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and team owner Cruz Pedregon has announced that Jason Bunker will be taking over the crew chief duties on the Snap-on Dodge SRT Charger Hellcat Funny Car in 2024. Bunker will be joined at CPR by 30-plus-year nitro veteran John Medlen, who will be in a consulting role for the team.
22 Nov 2023
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Cruz Pedregon
Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and team owner Cruz Pedregon has announced that Jason Bunker will be taking over the crew chief duties on the Snap-on Dodge SRT Charger Hellcat Funny Car in 2024. Bunker will be joined at CPR by 30-plus-year…
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Tickets on sale for Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Chicago

After a triumphant return in 2023, the NHRA will head back to Chicago during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, with tickets now on sale for the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by PEAK Performance.
22 Nov 2023
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Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals
After a triumphant return in 2023, the NHRA will head back to Chicago during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, with tickets now on sale for the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by PEAK…
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