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Top Fuel dynasties: Torrence, Schumacher, Dixon, Garlits, Amato, Shirley, Beck

Brittany Force’s 2022 championship season brought to an end one of the most dominating eras in Top Fuel drag racing as Steve Torrence’s four-year reign as world champion was finally ended. But how does Torrence's streak compare to some of the other great Top Fuel domination in history?
25 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Comparing Top Fuel dynasties
Brittany Force’s 2022 championship season brought to an end one of the most dominating eras in Top Fuel drag racing as Steve Torrence’s four-year reign as world champion was finally ended. In his 2018 through 2021 championship seasons, Torrence…
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal: Buy one ticket, get one half off

Tickets for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season are on sale now! Rev up your holidays early with this buy one, get one half off ticket offer for some of the biggest events on the NHRA calendar!
24 Nov 2022
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday
Tickets for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season are on sale now! Rev up your holidays early with this buy one, get one half off ticket offer for some of the biggest events on the NHRA calendar!  Offer valid for General…
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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 2023!
24 Nov 2022
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Happy Thanksgiving from NHRA
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Brittany Force reflects on her Top Fuel team's stellar season

This two-time Top Fuel NHRA Camping World Series Champion piloted her dragster into the record books and the winner's circle this year. Hear from her and find out who she credits with her success in 2022.
23 Nov 2022
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Brittany Force reflects on her Top Fuel team's stellar season
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Vance & Hines team parts with three-time champion Angelle Sampey

After three seasons, the Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team has parted with three-time world champion Angelle Sampey. The search for a replacement rider is currently underway.
23 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Angelle Sampey
After three seasons, the Vance & Hines team has parted with three-time world champion Angelle Sampey. The search for a replacement rider is currently underway. "Vance & Hines has a heritage of success on the track, and 2022 was a…
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Matt Smith reaches hallowed ground after sixth Pro Stock Motorcycle world title

With a fourth championship in five years, Matt Smith joined Pro Stock Motorcycle royalty by becoming just the third rider to win six championships in the class.
23 Nov 2022
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2022 NHRA world champion
Matt Smith
With three championships in four years entering the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Matt Smith had already put together an impressive recent run in Pro Stock Motorcycle.   But the veteran standout had even more history on…
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Top Fuel racer Joe Morrison featured in PBS documentary

New Jersey Public Broadcasting (PBS) created a series of 21 documentaries featuring people from each of the state's counties. Joe Morrison of Hunterdon County showed the Garden State how caring, and how quick, its residents can be.
21 Nov 2022
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Top Fuel racer Joe Morrison featured in PBS documentary
  NHRA Top Fuel racer Joe Morrison was featured by NJ PBS where his life as a racer and founder of the organization Right2breathe was the subject of the network’s digital film series, 21, streaming at…
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Drive For Five: Erica Enders’ dominant year finishes with fifth Pro Stock world title

A determined Erica Enders meant a dominant Erica Enders during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, as the standout turned in one of the most dominant seasons in recent Pro Stock history.
21 Nov 2022
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2022 NHRA world champion
Erica Enders
A determined Erica Enders meant a dominant Erica Enders during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, as the standout turned in one of the most dominant seasons in recent Pro Stock history. Enders rolled to her fifth world title…
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Even with the championship in hand, the work doesn't stop for Capps' team

Even with a third NHRA Funny Car world championship in hand, the NAPA Auto Parts team went right back to work after returning home to Brownsburg, Ind.
21 Nov 2022
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Ron Capps
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The Sports Report: Top 10 Sportsman moments of 2022

With 22 national events, 44 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional and divisional events, plus a JEGS SPORTSnationals and JEGS Allstars thrown in for good measure, it was hard to find a weekend where there wasn’t coast-to-coast action for NHRA’s Sportsman stars. The sheer number of racers and races make it almost impossible to sort through the year’s most memorable events, but we’ve done just that in our annual list of Top 10 Sportsman moments.
21 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Jeff Taylor
With 22 national events, 44 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional and divisional events, plus a JEGS SPORTSnationals and JEGS Allstars thrown in for good measure, it was hard to find a weekend where there wasn’t coast-to-coast action for NHRA’s…
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Ron Capps’ storybook first season as team owner ends with championship

Ron Capps’ season ended with a Funny Car world championship on the outskirts of Los Angeles in Pomona, but not even a Hollywood writer could have scripted such a magical season for the veteran and first-year team owner.
19 Nov 2022
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Ron Capps
Ron Capps’ season ended with a Funny Car world championship on the outskirts of Los Angeles in Pomona, but not even a Hollywood writer could have scripted such a magical season for the veteran and first-year team owner in the NHRA Camping World Drag…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Auto Club NHRA Finals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Auto Club NHRA Finals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another, and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
18 Nov 2022
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Behind the Scenes
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Division 5 Director Rob Park ready to step away: 'It's been a great, great career'

Division 5 Director Rob Park, NHRA’s longest-tenured current division director, will step down from those duties soon to spend more time with his family while simultaneously taking on other roles within the NHRA.
18 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Rob Park
For more than 25 years, Rob Park has overseen NHRA’s vast Division 5 territory, a region covering more than 780,000 square miles, but NHRA’s longest-tenured current division director will step down from those demanding duties soon to spend more time…
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Brittany Force Interview and Looking Back Over A Bonkers Pomona

Two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force joins Brian Lohnes to talk about her Pomona triumph, and Tony Pedregon and Kevin McKenna join Lohnes to talk all things Pomona Finals and what this one race could indicate for the coming 2023 season.
18 Nov 2022
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NHRA Insider podcast
Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider, two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force joins Brian Lohnes to talk about her Pomona triumph, the team that made it all happen, and how a second world championship in Top Fuel changes the game…
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Some top-shelf books that every drag racing history fan should check out

Looking for ways to learn more about the history of the sport you love so much? Here are four new books covering a good chunk of drag racing history that would go nicely on your bookshelf or make a fine holiday present.
18 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
books
Great American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A man is known by the books he reads,” and if that’s true, you know me as a lover of drag racing history and people. Well, if you’ve been around this library very long, you probably already…
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Brittany Force’s championship season was filled with highlights and records

The road to a second world championship in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series included a little bit of everything for Top Fuel star Brittany Force. From clutch performances to record-breaking runs, Force was spectacular from start to finish during her memorable 2022 campaign.
17 Nov 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
2022 NHRA world champion
Brittany Force
The road to a second world championship in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series included a little bit of everything for Top Fuel star Brittany Force. From a hot start to memorable victories, record-breaking runs at nearly every stop on the tour…
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2023 NHRA Rulebooks now available online

The 2023 NHRA Rulebook and 2023 NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook are now online and viewable by all who wish to compete in the NHRA arenas.
17 Nov 2022
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2023 NHRA Rulebooks
The 2023 NHRA Rulebook and 2023 NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook are now online and viewable by all who wish to compete in the NHRA arenas. The main NHRA Rulebook is packed with all the information you need to go…
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Chevrolet wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for record-extending 27th time

Chevrolet has been recognized as the top manufacturer in the NHRA for the record-extending 27th time. The award was presented Nov. 14 during the NHRA Awards Ceremony in Temecula, Calif.
17 Nov 2022
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NHRA Manufacturers Cup
Chevrolet has been recognized as the top manufacturer in the NHRA for the record-extending 27th time. The award was presented Nov. 14 during the NHRA Awards Ceremony in Temecula, Calif. It is the sixth consecutive year and eighth time in the past…
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2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony photo gallery

Photo highlights from the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony, including red carpet and NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions.
16 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Welcome to the 2022 Camping World Awards Ceremony 45
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WATCH! The 2022 NHRA Camping World Awards Ceremony—Plus Highlights!

Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders, and Matt Smith were crowned NHRA Camping World world champions, Camrie Caruso was recognized as Rookie of the Year, Don Schumacher was given NHRA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chevrolet was presented with the NHRA Manufacturer's Cup.
16 Nov 2022
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Brittany Force 2022 NHRA Camping Word Top Fuel Champion
  See NHRA on FOX's Brian Lohnes open the evening's celebration video-js.video-js.vjs-fluid:not(.vjs-audio-only-mode) {padding-top: 56.25%;}   NHRA President Glen Cromwell presents an NHRA Lifetime Achievement Award to…
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Weekend Rewind: Auto Club NHRA Finals

The Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona brought down the curtain on the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Take a video trip back through an amazing finale in our Weekend Rewind.
16 Nov 2022
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Weekend Rewind: Auto Club NHRA Finals
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Locke's championship-winning victory highlights Auto Club NHRA Finals action

In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Auto Club NHRA FInals, led by Bob Locke, whose Super Gas win clinched the world championship in dramatic fashion.
16 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Bob Locke
In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, led by Bob Locke, whose Super Gas win…
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The Sports Report: Locke goes the distance to clinch Super Gas title

Bob Locke needed some coaxing just to get to Pomona, and once he got there, he needed to win the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in order to clinch the 2022 Super Gas championship, and he did just that.
16 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Bob Locke
How’s this for a storybook ending? Bob Locke needed nothing less than a victory at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in order to be crowned the 2022 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Gas champion, and he delivered just that to win the…
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More signs of growth as Ashley finishes fourth in Top Fuel standings

Former NHRA Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley didn’t win the 2022 Top Fuel title, but signs of progress were clearly evident for the Phillips Connect team.
16 Nov 2022
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Justin Ashley
A dramatic and positive season for Justin Ashley may have come to a disappointing and premature end with a round-one loss at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, but looking back, the Phillips Connect Top Fuel team has a lot to be happy about. In his third…
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NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series champions crowned at Awards Ceremony

Multi-time world champions Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders and Matt Smith were crowned Monday evening during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Pechanga Resort Casino in scenic Southern California Wine Country.
14 Nov 2022
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banquet
Multi-time world champions Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders and Matt Smith were crowned Monday evening during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Pechanga Resort Casino in scenic Southern California Wine…
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Five Things We Learned at the Auto Club NHRA Finals

The Auto Club NHRA Finals rang out the 2022 season in style, and the schedule finale was packed with wild turns, eye-raising moments, high drama, and, best of all, lots of expectations built for the 2023 season. Here’s a look at our five big takeaways from the event.
14 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned at the Auto Club NHRA Finals
The Auto Club NHRA Finals rang out the 2022 season in style, and the schedule finale was packed with wild turns, eye-raising moments, high drama, and, best of all, lots of expectations built for the 2023 season. Here’s a look at our five big…
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Mike Neff joins Tony Schumacher for 2023 NHRA Top Fuel championship bid

Tony Schumacher and crew chief Mike "Zippy" Neff have reunited, setting up what could be a dominant force in NHRA Top Fuel competition in 2023. The often-rumored move has been confirmed by the Maynard Family Racing team following the completion of the 2022 season.
14 Nov 2022
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Mike Neff
Tony Schumacher and crew chief Mike "Zippy" Neff have reunited, setting up what could be a dominant force in NHRA Top Fuel competition in 2023. The often-rumored move has been confirmed by the Maynard Family Racing (JCM) team following the…
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Unofficial Camping World points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final race of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
13 Nov 2022
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Points
Unofficial points standings following the completion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final race of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Official points will be posted…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Sunday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on the final day of season and of the Auto Club NHRA Finals to capture all of the action on and off the racetrack.
13 Nov 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Seal Master Track Walk 53
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Ron Capps wins third NHRA Funny Car world championship in dramatic fashion

Ron Capps completed a miraculous last-race comeback to win his third NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship, becoming the first driver in 20 years to win the title back to back.
13 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Ron Capps
Ron Capps completed a miraculous last-race comeback to win his third NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship, becoming the first driver in 20 years to win the title back to back. As hard as it is to believe, Capps -- who…
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