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Sellout crowd sees Salinas, Hagan, and Enders earn wins at New England Nationals

For the first time this year, Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan won in Funny Car at the NHRA New England Nationals at a sold-out New England Dragway. Mike Salinas (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also picked up wins at the eighth of 22 races during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
05 Jun 2022
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Mike Salinas
For the first time this year, Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan knocked off Robert Hight in the final round, powering to an impressive third win of the season on Sunday at the NHRA New England Nationals at a sold-out New England Dragway.  …
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NHRA New England Nationals Sunday preview

Low qualifiers Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, and Dallas Glenn will look to score victories during final eliminations at the NHRA New England Nationals.
04 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
New England Dragway
Friday leaders Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, and Dallas Glenn held on to the top spots in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, respectively during Saturday’s final two qualifying sessions at New England Dragway. Now, they’ll face a bigger challenge as…
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NHRA New England Nationals Saturday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster staff takes you through the pits, introduces you to the drivers, and brings you all the action from New England Dragway during Saturday's NHRA New England Nationals.
04 Jun 2022
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In front of a sellout crowd Matt Hagan retains the No. 1 position at NHRA New England Nationals

Matt Hagan’s 3.878-seconds at 332.51 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat from Friday stood up during Saturday’s final two sessions, giving him a second straight No. 1 qualifier and third this season. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) also qualified No. 1 in their respective classes
04 Jun 2022
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Matt Hagan's Funny Car Stays number at the 2022 NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway
In front of a sellout crowd on Saturday at New England Dragway, Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan secured the No. 1 position for Tony Stewart Racing at the NHRA New England Nationals. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) also…
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NHRA announces Saturday sellout at New England Nationals

NHRA and New England Dragway officials announced a sellout for Saturday’s racing at the NHRA New England Nationals.
04 Jun 2022
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Sold out
NHRA and New England Dragway officials announced a sellout for Saturday’s racing at the NHRA New England Nationals. The passionate fanbase in the New England area again packed the historic facility in Epping, with a huge crowd taking in a…
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NHRA New England Nationals Saturday preview

Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, and Dallas Glenn will look to hold on to the top qualifying spots as qualifying continues for the NHRA New England Nationals.
04 Jun 2022
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NEw England Dragway
Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, and Dallas Glenn will look to hold on to the top qualifying spots as qualifying continues for the NHRA New England Nationals. Rain on Friday subsided long enough for the lone scheduled professional qualifying session…
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Bob Tasca III looks to cap memorable week with win at New England Nationals

There’s always something special about racing at home, which is why Funny Car’s Bob Tasca III can’t wait for this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
04 Jun 2022
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Bob Tasca III
There’s always something special about racing at home, which is why Funny Car’s Bob Tasca III can’t wait for this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.   It’s the place the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series veteran…
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Austin Prock hopeful recent momentum leads to New England Nationals win

04 Jun 2022
Josh Hachat
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Prock
It’s just the eighth race for a team that doesn’t have much time together yet, but it hasn’t stopped Top Fuel’s Austin Prock from seeing the immense potential in his team. That’s only been emboldened at this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals…
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Arrowsmith, Wagner, Hutar rumble to wins at Brainerd's Thunder at the Lakes

Joseph Arrowsmith, Wyatt Wagner, and Jared Hutar led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series West Central Division was in action with Thunder at the Lakes at Brainerd International Raceway.
03 Jun 2022
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Division 5
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Thunder at the Lakes: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Joseph Arrowsmith, Ham Lake, Minn., '06 GTO, F/AA, 7.896, 172.21  …
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Salinas, McCosh lead winners at Norwalk's Cavalcade of Stars Division 3 event

Jasmine Salinas and Bob McCosh led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser competed at Summit Motorsports Park.
03 Jun 2022
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Division 3
  The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Jasmine Salinas, Brownsburg, Ind., 5.329, 275…
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NHRA New England Nationals Friday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster staff was all over Epping New Hampshire's New England Dragway on Friday, capturing all of the action on and off the track on the opening day of the NHRA New England Nationals.
03 Jun 2022
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Torrence sets track record, Hagan and Glenn also lead Friday Epping fields

Four-time Top Fuel defending world champion Steve Torrence made the quickest run in New England Dragway history, driving to the provisional No. 1 spot on Friday at the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) are also the provisional No. 1 qualifiers.
03 Jun 2022
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Steve Torrence
Four-time Top Fuel defending world champion Steve Torrence made the quickest run in New England Dragway history, driving to the provisional No. 1 spot on Friday at the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.    Matt Hagan (…
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Dallas Glenn anxiously awaiting Pro Stock’s return in Epping

Dallas Glenn compared the lengthy Pro Stock break of more than five weeks to a second off-season. With that in mind, the reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year is more than ready to get back behind the wheel of his RAD Torque Systems Chevrolet Camaro at this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals.
03 Jun 2022
Josh Hachat
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Dallas Glenn
Dallas Glenn compared the lengthy Pro Stock break of more than five weeks to a second off-season. With that in mind, the reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year is more than ready to get back behind the wheel of his RAD Torque Systems Chevrolet Camaro at…
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New issue of NHRA National Dragster highlights Richmond, Sportsman racing

The new issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, spotlighting coverage from the Virginia NHRA Nationals and packed with other features on NHRA Sportsman racers, is available online and in the mail to NHRA Members around the world.
03 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA National Dragster
Read the new issue The new issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, spotlighting coverage from the…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA New England Nationals

Fearless in his duties as NHRA’s longtime prognosticator, Tricky Tipster has nevertheless picked Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, and Erica Enders as this week’s favorites at the New England Nationals.
03 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
We’re roughly a third of the way through the 2022 Camping World NHRA series and we’ve learned a lot about each of the three professional classes that will take part in this weekend’s event at New England Dragway. For one, we know that domination is…
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Camrie Caruso looks to add to strong rookie season at New England Nationals

It may be Camrie Caruso’s rookie season in Pro Stock and the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, but the rising star is no stranger to New England Dragway.
03 Jun 2022
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Camrie Caruso
It may be Camrie Caruso’s rookie season in Pro Stock and the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, but the rising star is no stranger to New England Dragway. She’s raced there plenty growing up and with her family, taking plenty of good memories…
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NHRA New England Nationals Friday preview

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to rustic New England Dragway this week for the annual NHRA New England Nationals featuring competition in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and the Lucas Oil Sportsman series.
03 Jun 2022
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New England Dragway
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to rustic New England Dragway this week for the annual NHRA New England Nationals featuring competition in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. The Epping…
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Watch this weekend's Division 3 and 5 Lucas Oil Series events for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 3 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Summit Motorsports Park and the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Brainerd Int'l Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster.
02 Jun 2022
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NHRA.tv
NHRA fans can watch the Division 3 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Summit Motorsports Park and the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Brainerd Int'l Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by …
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Clean Harbors will be highlighted by Kalitta Motorsports at New England Nationals

Kalitta Motorsports and Clean Harbors, along with its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, will be joining forces to highlight increased visibility to environmental sustainability at this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals. 
02 Jun 2022
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Clean Harbors
Kalitta Motorsports and Clean Harbors, along with its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, will be joining forces to highlight increased visibility to environmental sustainability at this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals.  The Clean Harbors logo…
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Bob Tasca III throws out first pitch at Fenway Park prior to Red Sox game

New England-based NHRA Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III threw out the first pitch at fabled Fenway Park Wednesday night prior to the Boston Red Sox’s 7-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
02 Jun 2022
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After dominant performance in Richmond, Robert Hight's confidence at all-time high

Robert Hight is battling to win a fourth Camping World NHRA Funny Car title in 2022 and so far, he's off to a great start with three victories including the recent Richmond race. In our latest Skype interview, Hight discusses his season to date and his outlook for the upcoming summer events.
02 Jun 2022
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Mady Ayesh named first female Division Director in NHRA history

Mady Ayesh has been named the NHRA’s South Central Division (Division 4) Division Director, becoming the first female division director in NHRA history.
02 Jun 2022
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Mady Ayesh
Mady Ayesh has been named the NHRA’s South Central Division (Division 4) Division Director, becoming the first female division director in NHRA history. Division 4 serves member tracks in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and…
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The Sports Report: One man’s quest for an NHRA national record

Sportsman racer and U.S. Air Force veteran Fred “Sarge” Elsass chronicles his quest to set an NHRA national record in Stock Eliminator at the recent Division 3 Lucas Oil Series opener in Indianapolis.
01 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Fred Elsass
Some stories seem to write themselves and this is certainly one of them. Following last month’s Division 3 Lucas Oil series opener in Indy, longtime class racer and U.S. Air Force veteran Fred “Sarge” Elsass wrote to chronicle his quest to set a…
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Nitro Time Machine: Gary Scelzi takes a couple of wild rides in Topeka

Gary Scelzi had a rough outing at the 1999 Topeka race including a horrifying accident during qualifying, but his Alan Johnson-led team never gave up.
01 Jun 2022
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Nitro Time Machine
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Repaved staging lanes, renovated bathrooms head Brainerd improvements

Racers headed to Brainerd Int’l Raceway for this weekend's big Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event or the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals later this year will be greeted by freshly- epaved staging lanes, and fans will enjoy newly renovated restrooms through the legendary Minnesota facility.
01 Jun 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Brainerd Int’l Raceway
Racers headed to Brainerd Int’l Raceway for this weekend's big Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event or the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals later this year will be greeted by freshly repaved staging lanes, and fans will enjoy newly renovated…
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Sand Haulers of America extends relationship with Caruso for Epping, Bristol

Sand Haulers of America has extended their primary sponsorship relationship with Pro Stock rookie sensation Camrie Caruso to include the NHRA New England Nationals and the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
01 Jun 2022
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Camrie Caruso
After a breakout weekend in Houston at the NHRA SpringNationals, Sand Haulers of America has extended their primary sponsorship relationship with Pro Stock rookie sensation Camrie Caruso to include the NHRA New England Nationals and the NHRA Thunder…
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Right Trailers named title sponsor of NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Conference Finals

Right Trailers is the new title rights sponsor of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern and Western Conference Finals.
01 Jun 2022
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Conference Finals
Right Trailers is the new title rights sponsor of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern and Western Conference Finals. The Eastern and Western Conference Finals serve as the final events for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League. Nearly…
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The NHRA New England Nationals Preview Show

Tony Pedregon and NHRA National Dragster's Kevin McKenna join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. The trio look forward to this weekend's running of the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping. 
01 Jun 2022
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  Tony Pedregon and NHRA National Dragster's Kevin McKenna join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. The trio look forward to this weekend's running of the NHRA New England Nationals at New England…
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Sticking with it: National Dragster highlights the best stickshift class racers

Driving a manual transmission is something of a lost art, but not every Super Stock and Stock driver is about to sacrifice their clutch pedal. Here's a look at some of the best of the best.
31 May 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
Brad Zaskowski
Whether or not you’ve ever raced a car with a manual transmission, it’s hard to deny the appeal of dumping a clutch pedal and slamming gears as you make your way down the dragstrip. Say what you want about stick-shift cars, but they are never boring…
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Top Fuel's Josh Hart sounds off on new car blues: "We will prevail"

After a slow start, Josh Hart has come on strong at the last two events in Charlotte and Richmond. Now, he turns his attention to the upcoming NHRA New England Nationals in Epping.
31 May 2022
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