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Texas legislature to honor 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence

Native Texan Steve Torrence will be recognized on the floor of the state House of Representatives March 20 for his accomplishments in professional drag racing, specifically for winning the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship.
12 Mar 2019
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Steve Torrence
Native Texan Steve Torrence will be recognized on the floor of the state House of Representatives March 20 for his accomplishments in professional drag racing, specifically for winning the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship at the wheel of…
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McMillen and team take the future into their own hands with in-house chassis

Terry McMillen, crew chief Rob Wendland, and the Amalie Motor Oil Top Fuel team began building their own chassis in-house this year, and the results so far have been nothing short of impressive.
11 Mar 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
Terry McMillen
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No one forgets their first Gatornationals, nor their last, nor many in-between

NHRA National Dragster Editor Phil Burgess has been attending the Gatornationals for more than 30 years, and while there's no forgetting your first date with the venerable Gainesville Raceway, the event remains an annual must-attend for any hardcore racing fan.
11 Mar 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Gainesville, Florida. Home to the University of Florida and its national champion football team. Teenage stomping grounds of rock ‘n’ roll hall of famers such as Tom Petty, Stephen Stills, and Eagles guitarists Don “Fingers” Felder and Bernie Leadon…
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2019 Factory Stock Preview: Chevy, Ford, and Dodge teams set for epic factory supercar battle

Quicker elapsed times and increased competition await competitors this season in the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown.
11 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Fss1
The stakes have gone up in the School of Automotive Machinists and Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown; way up for any driver who aspires to win consistently in 2019. Last year, the best cars in the class were able to nudge their way into the…
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Puckett, Caheely, Wahl join alky winners Hart, Gill as ‘Baby Gators' champions

Van Puckett, Tyler Caheely, and Jim Wahl joined Saturday winners Josh Hart and Matt Gill as champions of The Baby Gators at Gainesville Raceway.
10 Mar 2019
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Division 2
Preview | Friday | Saturday The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division Fourth annual Baby Gators: …
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2019 Pro Stock Motorcycle Preview: Wild offseason sets up new campaign

Angelle Sampey’s move to the Harley-Davidson team highlights a wild offseason in NHRA’s two-wheel class
10 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Angelle Sampey
There was a lot of news involving the Pro Stock Motorcycle class this winter, but few announcements carried the weight of the bombshell dropped by the Vance & Hines team in early January when they announced the addition of Angelle Sampey to…
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Pro Mod Preview: Rickie Smith shakes up class by switching to turbocharger

There have been 15 different winners in the last 24 Pro Mod events. Expect the unexpected to continue in 2019.
09 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
Rickie Smith
The statistics don’t lie. There have been 15 different winners in the last 24 events in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series dating back to the start of 2017, making it one of the most competitive classes in all of drag racing. Looking…
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Ed McCulloch looks back on Gatornats history, ahead to Unfinished Business

NHRA legend Ed “the Ace” McCulloch (and a few surprise guests) joined Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about his Gatornationals history and his participation in the Unfinished Business competition at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
08 Mar 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster with Gatornationals salute now online

NHRA National Dragster magazine's latest issue, featuring a special salute to the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
08 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's fourth issue of 2019, featuring a special salute to the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The event…
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Team JEGS will run throwback paint schemes in Gainesville

During the 50th anniversary Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, each of the Team JEGS entries will carry a unique throwback paint scheme of cars campaigned by family patriarch Jeg Coughlin Sr.
08 Mar 2019
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Jegs
During the 50th anniversary Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, each of the Team JEGS entries will carry a unique throwback paint scheme of cars campaigned by family patriarch Jeg Coughlin Sr., was known as an individual who could drive (and win)…
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Remembering Ezra Boggs

Ezra Boggs and the Moby Dick Funny Car were match-race mainstays in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and occasional national event competitors. Boggs passed away Feb. 20 and was remembered by friends.
08 Mar 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Ezra Boggs
I always thought that Funny Car Ezra Boggs had one of the coolest names, and his Moby Dick Corvette was (ahem) a whale of a good car, but I never really knew much about him. When I learned of his passing Feb. 20, I set out to rectify that and…
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Country music icon Lee Greenwood will perform “God Bless The U.S.A.” at Gatornats

Grammy Award-winning artist Lee Greenwood will sing his patriotic hit song “God Bless The U.S.A.” as part of the pre-race ceremony at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
07 Mar 2019
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Lee Greenwood
Grammy Award-winning artist Lee Greenwood will sing his patriotic hit song “God Bless The U.S.A.” as part of the pre-race ceremony at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Greenwood is an icon in country music, with more than…
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Tickets now on sale for AAA Texas FallNationals

Tickets are now on sale for the 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. This fan-favorite event marks the 22nd stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour and the midpoint of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
07 Mar 2019
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Dallas
Tickets are now on sale for the 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. This fan-favorite event marks the 22nd stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour and the midpoint of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Featuring…
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WFO Radio: Unfinished Business preview

06 Mar 2019
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WFO
On this edition of the WFO Radio NHRA Nitro podcast, Shirley Muldowney and “Big Daddy” Don Garlits discuss their first-round match up in NHRA’s “Unfinished Business” legends race at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Matt Hagan discusses…
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Win a Harley-Davidson FXDR114 motorcycle, other big prizes in NHRA Sweepstakes

A Harley-Davidson FXDR114 motorcycle is the grand prize in the 2019 edition of the NHRA Sweepstakes, and other lucky winners will also win cool prizes.
06 Mar 2019
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SWEEPSTAKES
NHRA and its partners are proud to offer an opportunity for NHRA fans to enter for a chance to win the NHRA Sweepstakes. Winners will be…
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Dixxon Flannel Co. partners with NitroLayne Racing for Gatornationals

Coming off his first Top Fuel Harley victory at the recent Arizona Nationals, Beau Layne has signed a one-race primary sponsorship deal with Dixxon Flannel Co. for the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
06 Mar 2019
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Top Fuel Harley
Coming off his first Top Fuel Harley victory at the recent Arizona Nationals, Beau Layne has signed a one-race primary sponsorship deal with Dixxon Flannel Co. for the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. “I am very grateful to be…
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About Bo Butner's "return" to Pro Stock; well, he never really left

Despite what you might have heard or read elsewhere, Bo Butner never used the word “retire” when he announced his 2019 racing plans. He shared his thoughts behind his offseason decision to forge ahead in Pro Stock.
06 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Behind the Visor
Bo Butner
Despite what you might have heard or read elsewhere, Bo Butner never used the word “retire” when he announced his 2019 racing plans. Last October, Butner did say he was stepping away from the Pro Stock class in order to focus on family, business…
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Tommy Johnson Jr.'s Make-A-Wish Funny Car team recovering from wild NHRA Arizona Nationals

A couple of big explosions won't keep crew chief John Collins and the Make-A-Wish Funny Car team from going for the Wally at the 50th running of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
06 Mar 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
NHRA Today™
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Tommy Johnson Jr. endured a Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals he probably wants to forget. His Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger//SRT Hellcat Funny Car blew up twice during eliminations (although once resulting in a round win) and that…
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Austin Prock and Jordan Vandergriff discuss first Top Fuel seasons

Top Fuel rookies Austin Prock and Jordan Vandergriff are already fast friends -- that doesn't mean they're not rivals when the visors come down on elimination day.
05 Mar 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
01:55
John Force Racing Top Fuel rookie Austin Prock and Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel rookie Jordan Vandergriff both have a pair of round wins entering the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The friends share tips and tricks from their runs with one…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Sportsman highlights

Winternationals Top Sportsman champ Bart Smith won again and was joined in victory by Cody Lane, Bill Kent, Justin Lamb, Craig Anderson, Ron MacKenzie, and James Warden at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals.
05 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Top Sportsman
Following a breakthrough win in Pomona, Bart Smith is now a perfect two for two after his second straight victory in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs. Smith remained perfect through the first two events of the new season with his win in Phoenix…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Comp winner Bill Kent

05 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
00:29
After a pair of runner-up finishes, Bill Kent broke through for his first national event victory in Comp by stopping veteran Ralph Van Paepeghem in the final round. Kent, in his B/Dragster, was competitive when he needed to be with a semifinal…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Top Fuel Harley winner Beau Layne

05 Mar 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
00:43
Beau Layne scored his first career victory in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley class, racing to the trophy with a 6.38, 220-mph pass after Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com champ Doug Vancil smoked the tires…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Stock winner Justin Lamb

05 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
00:57
Five-time NHRA champ Justin Lamb bagged career win No. 25 when he downed Rick McKinney in the Super Stock final. Lamb made few mistakes in eliminations during his wins against Stan Holt, Kyle Rizzoli, Mike Graham, and Jody Lang. Lamb finished the…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Comp winner Craig Anderson

05 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
00:42
Two weeks after opening the season with a Super Comp win in Pomona, Wright reached the final in Phoenix before his 11 round-win streak was snapped by Anderson. Now, a nine-time national event champion, Anderson finished off the job with a .018 light…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Stock winner Cody Lane

05 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
00:38
It took the better part of eight months for Lane to rebuild his Corvette after it was nearly destroyed in a trailer fire on the way to the 2018 opener in Pomona. In the car’s seventh appearance, Cody Lane was able to put it into the winner’s…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Gas winner Ron MacKenzie

05 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
01:11
MacKenzie made it to the Super Street final at the 1996 Phoenix race and also went to the Super Gas final a year ago in Sonoma, where he lost to Matt Blodgett. MacKenzie finally got his long-awaited first national event Wally in Phoenix when he…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Top Dragster winner James Warden

05 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
01:20
If there was an award for best overall performance in Phoenix, it likely would have gone to James Warden, who claimed his first victory in Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs. Warden, a big winner at the Las Vegas E.T. race last Thanksgiving, was…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Top Sportstman winner Bart Smith

05 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
01:26
Following a breakthrough win in Pomona, Bart Smith is now a perfect two for two after his second straight victory in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs. Smith remained perfect through the first two events of the new season with his win in Phoenix…
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First-round match ups for NHRA “Unfinished Business” determined by fans

NHRA fans have spoken and the first-round pairings for the much-anticipated “Unfinished Business” competition have been selected as eight NHRA legends will face each other on the track at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
04 Mar 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
06:44
NHRA fans have spoken and the first-round pairings for the much-anticipated “Unfinished Business” competition have been selected. Hoards of fans voted online to select which NHRA Legends will face each other on the track at the 50th annual Amalie…
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Funny Car legend Force hopes to celebrate 150th career win in Gainesville

Sixteen-time Funny Car champ John Force will be looking to collect his milestone 150th career win at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, March 14-17, a weekend that will include some of NHRA’s biggest legends.
04 Mar 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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John Force
The most successful driver in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history will look to hit a historic number at one of the biggest races of the 2019 season. Sixteen-time Funny Car champ John Force is after his 150th career win at the 50th annual…
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