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JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals returns to National Trail Raceway for 2019 event

The JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, widely regarded as one of the biggest and most prestigious weekends in Sportsman racing, will return to National Trail Raceway in 2019, as the race will take place at the facility on Sept. 20-22. 
30 Oct 2018
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Sportsnationals
The JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, widely regarded as one of the biggest and most prestigious weekends in Sportsman racing, will return to National Trail Raceway in 2019, as the race will take place at the facility on Sept. 20-22.  The highly-…
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Pacific Division finale wraps up at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
30 Oct 2018
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Division 7
Preview | Saturday Kim Parker and Chris Marshall took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.   Parker,…
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Fast Five: NHRA Toyota Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Dave Rieff count down their top five moments from the NHRA Toyota Nationals.
30 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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​​​​NHRA applauds new eCOPO concept

29 Oct 2018
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Chevrolet’s SEMA Show announcement of an electric-powered COPO Camaro was met with enthusiasm by NHRA officials, who are excited about the new possibilities for electric-powered vehicles in NHRA competition. “Chevrolet’s dedication to innovation…
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2019 COPO Camaro marks 50 years of special-order performance

An anniversary-themed 2019 COPO Camaro race car introduced Monday at the SEMA Show celebrates the 50-year milestone of the special order, ultimate performance models and launches the 2019 COPO Camaro program. 
29 Oct 2018
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COPO
PRESS RELEASE An anniversary-themed 2019 COPO Camaro race car introduced Monday at the SEMA Show celebrates the 50-year milestone of the special order, ultimate performance models and launches the 2019 COPO Camaro program.…
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Chevrolet unveils electric-powered eCOPO Camaro race car concept at SEMA Show

Chevrolet revealed its electric-powered eCOPO Camaro Concept at the SEMA Show. Developed by General Motors and built in partnership with Hancock and Lane Racing, the concept race car is driven by an electric motor providing the equivalent of more than 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. 
29 Oct 2018
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COPO
PRESS RELEASE Fifty years after the original COPO Camaro special order performance models were introduced, Chevrolet’s eCOPO Camaro Concept demonstrates an electrified vision for drag racing.   Developed by General…
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Severance clinches world championship; Bellemeur continues to dominate

In the final results from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Joey Severance, raced to the event win and clinched the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster World Championship. Sean Bellemeur continued to dominate the Top Alcohol Funny Car class. 
29 Oct 2018
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Las Vegas
In the final results from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Joey Severance, raced to the event win and clinched the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster World Championship. Sean Bellemeur continued to…
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2019 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series schedule announced

The 2019 schedule for the thrilling E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service has been announced and will feature 12 stops across the country during the busy season. 
29 Oct 2018
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Pro Mod
The 2019 schedule for the thrilling E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service has been announced and will feature 12 stops across the country during the busy season.  “The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag…
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Twelve rookie candidates eligible for 2018 Auto Club Road to The Future award

A diverse field of 11 rookie drivers representing the four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series categories, were announced by NHRA officials and the Automobile Club of Southern California as the eligible candidates for the 2018 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award.
29 Oct 2018
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Rookies
A diverse field of 23rookie drivers representing the four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series categories, Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, were announced by NHRA officials and the Automobile Club of Southern California as the…
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Sidnei Frigo wins final Pro Mod race of season while Mike Janis captures season title

Mike Janis won his first E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service world championship at the season ending event during the NHRA Toyota Nationals while Sidnei Frigo earned his first win of the year.
28 Oct 2018
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Pro Mod
Mike Janis won his first E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service world championship at the season ending event during the NHRA Toyota Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing is presented by Trask Performance.…
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Torrence wins fifth-straight Top Fuel race; Todd, Arana, Butner capture Vegas wins

Steve Torrence remained perfect in the Countdown to the Championship and earned his first Mello Yello NHRA Top Fuel title, J.R. Todd took over the Funny Car points lead, Bo Butner earned his first Pro Stock win since the Winternationals and Hector Arana Jr. stayed in the Pro Stock Motorcycle race at the NHRA Toyota Nationals.
28 Oct 2018
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Steve Torrence clinches 2018 Top Fuel championship

Steve Torrence became the 30th champion in Top Fuel history during eliminations at the NHRA Toyota Nationals. The Texan clinched the title in the semifinals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
28 Oct 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence captured his first Top Fuel title by defeating Richie Crampton in the semifinals at the NHRA Toyota Nationals on Sunday. Tony Schumacher, the only racer with an opportunity to catch Torrence, fell to teammate Leah Pritchett in the…
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Janis clinches E3 Pro Modified championship at NHRA Toyota Nationals

Mike Janis clinched his first E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Modified championship at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, capping an epic points battle between he and three-time series champ Rickie Smith.
28 Oct 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Pro Mod
Mike Janis clinched his first E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Modified championship at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, capping an epic points battle between he and three-time series champ Rickie Smith. Janis, who…
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NHRA Toyota Nationals Sunday Notebook

Steve Torrence clinched the NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship, then went on to win his fifth straight event to highlight the NHRA Toyota Nationals. Torrence was joined in victory by J.R. Todd, Bo Butner, and Hector Arana Jr.
28 Oct 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Las Vegas
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Mike Castellana snags NHRA Toyota Nationals Pro Mod pole

Mike Castellana improved on his No. 1 qualifying pass from Friday to remain atop the field going into race day at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals.
27 Oct 2018
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Pro Mod
Mike Castellana improved on his No. 1 qualifying pass from Friday to remain atop the field going into race day at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals. This weekend’s…
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Millican and the Jrs. (Johnson, Coughlin, and Arana) grab No. 1 spots in Las Vegas

Clay Millican, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Hector Arana Jr. claimed the No. 1 qualifying spots at the The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the fields were set for final eliminations Sunday at the Toyota NHRA Nationals.
27 Oct 2018
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Clay Millican
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Unofficial Mello Yello points standings

Unofficial point standings following the completion othe Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final event in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
27 Oct 2018
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Points
Unofficial point standings following the completion othe Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final event in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Official points will be posted here once they are…
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NHRA Toyota Nationals Saturday Notebook

Clay Millican, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Hector Arana Jr. claimed the No. 1 qualifying spots at the The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the fields were set for final eliminations Sunday at the Toyota NHRA Nationals.
27 Oct 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Las  Vegas
Preview | Features | Results | Photos QUALIFYING ROUND RECAPS PRO…
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Lopez scores double-up at Thunder Valley Raceway Park

In the final results from Thunder Valley Raceway Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Jeff Lopez claimed titles in both Super Gas and Stock eliminator.
27 Oct 2018
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Division 4
Friday | Saturday In the final results from Thunder Valley Raceway Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Jeff Lopez, Irving, Texas, claimed titles in both Super Gas and Stock…
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Castellana powers to No. 1 qualifying position at Toyota NHRA Nationals

Mike Castellana powered to the current No. 1 qualifying position at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals.
26 Oct 2018
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Pro Mod
Mike Castellana powered to the current No. 1 qualifying position at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Trask Performance,…
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Beckman leads Friday qualifying in Las Vegas; Millican, Anderson, Krawiec top fields

Jack Beckman leads the Funny Car category on Friday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals, while Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) lead their respective classes after the first day of action.
26 Oct 2018
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Jack Beckman
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NHRA Toyota Nationals Friday Notebook

26 Oct 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Las Vegas
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Savoie feels relaxed and at home during the high-stakes NHRA Toyota Nationals

When Jerry Savoie heads to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this weekend’s NHRA Toyota Nationals, he won’t feel any of the pressure or high-stakes intensity that come with racing in Vegas with a world title potentially on the line.
25 Oct 2018
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Jerry Savoie
When Jerry Savoie heads to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this weekend’s 18th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals, he won’t feel any of the pressure or high-stakes intensity that come with racing in Vegas with a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…
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Points leader Janis hopes to cash out with championship in Las Vegas

Mike Janis has been in this position before, heading to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the points leader in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. This time, Janis isn’t making that same mistake.
25 Oct 2018
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Pro Mod
Mike Janis has been in this position before, heading to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the points leader in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. That was three years ago and, looking back, Janis…
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WFO Nitro: Toyota NHRA Nationals preview

25 Oct 2018
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WFO
The WFO Nitro podcast gets you ready for the NHRA Toyota Nationals from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Funny Car Championship contender Tim Wilkerson. 2018 Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Sean Bellemeur kicks off the 2018 Parade of Champions…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 59 No. 22)

NHRA National Dragster’s 22nd issue of 2018, featuring coverage of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals and NHRA Carolina Nationals, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
25 Oct 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster’s 22nd issue of 2018, featuring coverage of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals and NHRA Carolina Nationals, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. In addition to our coverage…
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Top Fuelers of the '70s: The evolution

The Top Fuel class underwent a massive transition in the 1970s, from front-engined cars to rear-engine cars with all manner of aerodynamic additions. Photographer Ron Lewis shared his collection of photos that beautifully illustrate the evolution.
25 Oct 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Dragster Insider
Five decades of refinement has brought the design of the modern-day Top Fueler to a knifepoint of precision. Today’s Top Fuel dragsters are mission-proven works of art; you know this because they all basically look and work alike. Oh sure, there are…
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Pro Stock points leader Gray staying laser focused approaching Las Vegas

A NHRA Mello Yello world championship is the goal for Tanner Gray, but he’s also trying to keep it out of his mind. With a big lead over his nearest competitor, that may be difficult for the 19-year-old standout looking to become the youngest world champion in NHRA history,
24 Oct 2018
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Tanner Gray
A NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship is the goal for second-year star Tanner Gray, but he’s also trying to keep it out of his mind. With a big 130-point lead over his nearest competitor, that may be difficult for the 19-year-old…
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Tricky Tipster: Las Vegas favorites include Torrence, Hight, Coughlin, and Smith

Tricky Tipster’s pre-race favorites for the Toyota NHRA Nationals are Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Matt Smith, and Jeremy Ray
24 Oct 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Tipster
Each year, Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s resident odds-maker, looks forward to the two Mello Yello series races at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as a chance to showcase his gift for prognostication. With two races left in the season, the favorites…
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The Sports Report: What's the point?

Breaking down the Lucas Oil Series sportsman championship battles leading into the final three weeks of the 2018 season.
24 Oct 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
points1
For NHRA’s Lucas Oil Series sportsman drivers, this is crunch time. There are just four races left in the 2018 season including a pair of divisional events in Nobile, Okla., and Las Vegas and the two Mello Yello series national events in Las Vegas…
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