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Brittany Force, Steve Torrence battle during Midwest Nationals qualifying

Top Fuel championship contenders Steve Torrence and Brittany Force waged a back-and-forth battle during qualifying at the NHRA Midwest Nationals to set them up for Sunday's final eliminations.
25 Sep 2021
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Salinas and Anderson hold on to top spots in St. Louis; Hagan bumps Capps

Friday night leaders Mike Salinas and Greg Anderson held on to the top spots during final pro qualifying at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway while Matt Hagan nudged teammate Ron Capps from the top spot in Funny Car.
25 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Mike Salinas, Matt Hagan, and Greg Anderson will lead their prospective pro fields into the first round of eliminations at the NHRA Midwest Nationals. Salinas and Anderson set the pace during Friday’s opening qualifying session in Top Fuel and Pro…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Saturday Gallery

Saturday was a great day to take photographs at World Wide Technology Raceway and our National Dragster photographers took advantage to capture all the color and excitement of the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series.
25 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Trevor Enman, Mountain Motor Pro Stock 46
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Bo Butner is back in Pro Stock, but don’t call it a comeback

Past NHRA world champion Bo Butner makes his long-awaited return to the Pro Stock class this weekend behind the wheel of an Elite Motorsports Camaro.
25 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Bo Butner
The Pro Stock entry list for the NHRA Midwest Nationals got a lot more interesting last week when former World Champ Bo Butner’s name appeared on it.  While Butner officially announced his return during a press conference last month in…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Saturday preview

Friday’s opening qualifying rounds at World Wide Technology Raceway produced a number of great performances and Saturday promises to deliver even more.
25 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
The St. Louis event represents the third event in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which means for many NHRA pro teams, it’s a make or break weekend. The championship battles in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock are wide open which means…
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Good opening day for rookie Top Fuel ace Josh Hart at Midwest Nationals

Fresh off his Top Fuel win at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina nationals, his second victory of the season, rookie Josh Hart and the R&L Carriers team opened their account Friday at the Midwest Nationals with a strong pass.
25 Sep 2021
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Josh Hart
 
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McPhillips and Bellemeur adds wins in Race 2 of Virginia doubleheader

Jim Kimbrough, Joe Lisa, and Cody Phillips led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division was in action at Virginia Motorsports Park.
24 Sep 2021
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Division 1
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Virginia Motorsports Park: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Rich McPhillips Jr., Phoenixville, Pa., 5.124, 282.54  def.…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday Gallery

NHRA's photographers canvased the pit area and starting line of World Wide Technology Raceway to bring you all the Friday action from the NHRA Midwest Nationals. Here are some of our favorite images.
24 Sep 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Troy Henderson 44
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Friday leaders at NHRA Midwest Nationals include Salinas, Capps and Anderson

Mike Salinas, Ron Capps, and Greg Anderson grab early leads after an exciting day of professional qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway.
24 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
Mike Salinas, Ron Capps, and Greg Anderson grab early leads after an exciting day of professional qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway. Salinas wowed the crowed in St. Louis with a 3.652 in his Scrappers dragster to take the provisional…
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See it here! Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from St. Louis

The Motor City battles it out at the 2021 NHRA Midwest Nationals where 1,500-hp factory race cars will battle it out for a Wally—and to influence the cars race fans buy next week!
24 Sep 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
See it right here: Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from the NHRA Midwest Nationals
See the complete results from the session right HERE. Plus! Go inside the Constant Aviation Factory Stock…
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Nitro Time Machine: Gary Scelzi wins Top Fuel at 1998 St. Louis race

It took a while for Gary Scelzi to get his first Top Fuel win in the 1998 season, and it finally came in St. Louis, where he defeated Kenny Bernstein in the final round.
24 Sep 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Gary Scelzi
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Watch now! Summit Racing Equipment Series eliminations from NHRA Midwest Nationals

Local Motorcycle ET, Sportsman ET, Pro ET, and Super Pro ET heroes take the World Wide Technology Raceway stage and compete at the 2021 NHRA Midwest Nationals in St Louis. See Friday's eliminations—right here!
24 Sep 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Watch now! Summit Racing Equipment ET Series Motorcycle, Sportsman and Pro ET eliminations
Motorcycle ET, Sportsman ET, and Pro ET—Round 1   Super Pro ET—Round 1   Motorcycle ET, Sportsman ET, and Pro ET—Semifinals   Super Pro ET—Semifinals   Finals
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Rising Pro Stock star Kyle Koretsky riding impressive late-season surge into St. Louis

Fresh off his first win in Charlotte, Pro Stock's Kyle Koretsky suddenly finds himself in the thick of the battle for the Camping World NHRA world championship.
24 Sep 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Kyle Koretsky
Kyle Koretsky had come close to his first career Pro Stock win on two recent occasions, setting the stage for his triumph last weekend in Charlotte. The rising star in the class picked up his first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series victory a…
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Piper, Schmall, Montford, Roetto earn Division 5 Summit Series Finals victories

Todd Piper, Brandon Schmall, Ryan Montford, and Patrick Roetto earned berths for the National championship battle with their wins at the NHRA Summit Racing Series West Central Division ET Finals.Super Pro ROC champ Mike Secrest will be the division;s wild card entry.
24 Sep 2021
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Division 5
The following are final results from the 2021 NHRA Summit Racing Series West Central Division ET Finals: SUPER PRO Todd Piper, Wamego, Kan., '14 Racecraft RED, 7.407, 175.39  def. Darin Seeger, Raymond, Iowa, '02 Nelson…
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Smith, Riedel, Martinez, and Baugh headed to Las Vegas after Division 4 wins

Nicholas Smith, Jeff Riedel, Adam Martinez, and David Baugh scored victories at the Division 4 Summit Racing Series ET Finals and earned berths for the National Championship showdown. Pro ROC winner Benny Gossett also will attend as the division's wild card.
24 Sep 2021
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Division 4
The following are final results from the 2021 NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division ET Finals: SUPER PRO Nicholas Smith, Altus, Okla., '00 Dragster, 4.634, 146.63  def. Wayne Gibson, Weatherford, Texas, '00…
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Buckley, Honsted, Balcom, and Sheppeard will represent Division 3 in Las Vegas

Wes Buckley, Doug Honsted, Codie Balcom, and Garreth Sheppeard emerged as winners at the NHRA Summit Racing Series North Central Division ET Finals and will take part in the National Championships in Las Vegas in late October. Motorcycle ROC winner Wesley Wells will be the division's wild card entry.
24 Sep 2021
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Division 3
The following are final results from the 2021 NHRA Summit Racing Series North Central Division ET Finals: SUPER PRO Wes Buckley, Genoa, Ohio, '80 Z28, 6.025, 113.70  def. Nick Wallace, Edinburgh, Ind., '16 American, foul.…
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TJ Zizzo brings new attitude to NHRA Midwest Nationals

Popular Top Fuel independent TJ Zizzo looking forward to familiar confines of Wide World Technology Raceway, which he now considers his home track.
24 Sep 2021
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zizzo
For the sixth time in over 15 years TJ Zizzo will be competing at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. The Top Fuel independent who last year raced to his first final round at the NHRA Summernationals in Indianapolis, will be…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday preview

The third event of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs takes center stage at World Wide Technology Raceway as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to St. Louis.
24 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
The third event of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs takes center stage at World Wide Technology Raceway as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to St. Louis. The grueling NHRA “Fall Swing” concludes this weekend at World…
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Tricky Tipster: Gateway to greatness

For this week's NHRA Gateway Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway, Tricky Tipster is going to lead off with the usual suspects and give the early nod to Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) as the pre-race favorites.
24 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Steve Torrence
With two races in the books during the 2021 Countdown to the Championship, the points battles in each NHRA pro category are beginning to take shape. Or are they? So far, no one in any class has been able to establish anything the resembles…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Top Sportsman champ Vince Hoda

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Vince Hoda, the 2014 JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals winner, added a second NHRA Wally to his collection after he downed world champion Sandy Wilkins in the Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers final round. Hoda wheeled his Camaro to…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Top Dragster champ Danny Nelson

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Danny Nelson took over the points lead in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers following his final-round-win against JB Strassweg, who is also ranked in the Top 20. Nelson ran 6.149 on his 6.10 prediction to claim career win No. 7 and…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Super Gas champ Craig Porter

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Craig Porter won his second national event title and first since the 2016 Reading event when he topped world champ Iggie Boicesco in a double-breakout Super Gas final, 9.893 to 9.885. Porter got to the final after wins over Ricky Hall and David…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Super Comp champ Bob Prose

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Bob Prose won his first national event in Super Comp after Michael Handras fouled in the final round. Prose ran an 8.920 to seal the win, and he nearly raced his daughter, Alison, in the final round after she lost a tough semifinal race against…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Stock champ Timothy Stickles

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Timothy Stickles had to face a tough challenge on his way to a first win in Stock eliminator when he took on Brad Plourd in the final round. Stickles saved his best run for last with a .004 light and a 12.194 on his 12.16 dial that was too much…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Super Stock champ Dan Fletcher

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
It took much longer than he’d hoped, but Dan Fletcher now has 105 NHRA national event wins, moving into a tie with Frank Manzo for second place behind John Force on NHRA’s all-time wins list. Fletcher drove his familiar Micro Strategies ’69…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Comp champ Frank Aragona Jr.

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Frank Aragona Jr. helped himself in the championship race by winning a second straight Comp title in his J/AA ’32 Bantam. Aragona, a winner a week ago in Reading, drove to a (-.400) 7.600 to beat Larry Pritchett’s slowing 8.733 in his A/SM…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champ Sean Bellemeur

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Sean Bellemeur’s odds of winning a third Top Alcohol Funny Car title got a huge boost when he turned on the win light in the final round against Nick Januik, 5.532 to 5.554. Bellemeur, who now has six combined national and regional victories…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster champ Matt Cummings

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Matt Cummings has raced in just eight national events this season in the McPhillips family A/Fuel dragster, and he’s now got three wins after defeating Karen Stalba in the Top Alcohol Dragster final round. Cummings, a winner in Reading and a…
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DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals Sportsman video highlights

A week after winning titles at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil in Reading, Matthew Cummings and Frank Aragona returned to the winner’s circle at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte.
23 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Frank Aragona Jr.
A week after winning titles at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil in Reading, Matthew Cummings and Frank Aragona Jr. returned to the winner’s circle at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte with victories in Top…
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JEGS Allstars Top Alcohol Funny Car champ Brian Hough

23 Sep 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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The West Region got a chance to celebrate after Brian Hough stopped Central Region racer Kyle Smith in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final. Hough drove to a 5.499 to edge Smith’s 5.554.
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