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Maple Grove Raceway hosts Northeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil season opener

The Northeast Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series heads to Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania for the first ace of the 2019 season. LATEST UPDATE: Saturday results and qualifying
25 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 1
The following are Saturday's final results for TAD and TAFC and final qualifying results for Sunday's competition from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Maple Grove Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER…
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Behind the Numbers: How does Austin Prock’s new crew chief shake up Countdown chase?

Mike Green joined John Force Racing ahead of the Virginia NHRA Nationals. How does that change Austin Prock’s chances of making the Countdown?
25 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Behind the Numbers
Austin Prock / Mike green
Steve Torrence won his third-straight Top Fuel race at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. The defending Top Fuel world champion did not lock up the top seed in the Countdown to the Championship, but boy howdy do I like his odds.  There are eight…
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Fast start for David Grubnic and Brittany Force has team excited for rest of season

Dave Grubnic has locked up a win, two runner-ups and three pole positions since joining John Force Racing as Brittany Force racing. As John Kernan reports, the veteran crew chief thinks the best is yet to come.
24 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
Dave Grubnic
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The Sands of (Elapsed) Time

The early 1980s was an interesting time in drag racing when sand racers defected in huge numbers to the asphalt and introduced us to future world champions like Alan Johnson and Gary Scelzi and a slew of other talented racers.
24 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Alan Johnson
Spurred by my last column's tribute to Jim DePasse, who came to NHRA drag racing via the sand drag route, crystalized in my memory an interesting time in drag racing when sand…
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Virginia NHRA Nationals Sportsman Highlights

The second year of NHRA’s return to Virginia Motorsports Part was a boon for first-time winners with new champions crowned in Stock, Super Comp, and Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs.com.
23 May 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Richmond
The second year of NHRA’s return to Virginia Motorsports Part was a boon for first-time winners with new champions crowned in Stock, Super Comp, and Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs.com. Wallace Dent Jr. (Stock), Chris Garrettson (Super Comp),…
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Grand Marshal Walls leads list of honorees for Holley National Hot Rod Reunion

The 17th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance, June 13 - 15, will feature legendary guests and machines from drag racing’s past for a three-day celebration of American hot rods, racing, and more led by Grand Marshal Randy Walls.
23 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Hot Rod Reunion
The 17th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance will feature legendary guests and machines from drag racing’s past for a three-day celebration of American hot rods, racing, and more June 13 - 15 at historic Beech Bend…
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Jack Beckman describes the thrilling sensation of pedaling a nitro Funny Car

The driver of the Infinite Hero Funny Car beat teammate Matt Hagan in a great race at the Virginia NHRA Nationals – but it wasn’t easy. 
23 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Matt Hagan and Jack Beckman
The term “pedalfest” is standard NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series jargon. It isn’t pretty, makes absolutely no sense outside of the confines of this sport and comes up as a spelling error on Microsoft Word. It also comes with a boatload of…
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Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen believes he’s a win waiting to happen

Terry McMillen sees his recent struggles at the past two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races as a minor roadblock for what he believes will be another productive season and thinks his team is due for its first win of the 2019 season.
22 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Terry McMillen
Terry McMillen sees his recent struggles at the past two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races as a minor roadblock for what he believes will be another productive season. He also thinks his team is due for its first win of the 2019 season and…
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Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park Lucas Oil regional event postponed

NHRA and Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park officials have announced that due to inclement weather, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional event at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park event originally scheduled for this weekend is being rescheduled to Aug. 2-3
22 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 4
NHRA and Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park officials have announced that due to inclement weather continuing to plague the entire South Central Division, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional event at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park event…
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Toyota continues to “Go Places” as Official Car of NHRA

Toyota has extended its agreement to serve as the Official Car of NHRA. As such, the distinguished automotive brand will have a season-long presence at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events and will be featured prominently in NHRA’s television broadcasts.
22 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Toyota
Toyota has extended its agreement to serve as the Official Car of NHRA. As such, the distinguished automotive brand will have a season-long presence at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events and will be featured prominently in NHRA’s television…
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The Sports Report: Back on the winning track

Absent from the winner's circle for nearly three years, Joe Santangelo came back in style with a near double at the Virginia NHRA Nationals
22 May 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
joeS
Most racers, even the ones who win a lot like Dan Fletcher and David Rampy, can’t help but wonder if their latest win might be their last. As much as all successful racers have an abundance of self-confidence, the realities of NHRA racing in the…
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Fast Five: Virginia NHRA Nationals

NHRA on FOX broadcasters Lewis Bloom and Brian Lohnes bring the top five moments from the Virginia NHRA Nationals with the latest edition of the Fast Five.
21 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
Bob Tasca III
//hide image on specific article jQuery(document).ready(function ($) { $( ".article-card__feature img:first-of-type" ).hide(); }); NHRA on FOX broadcasters Lewis Bloom and Brian Lohnes return to bring the top five moments from the…
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Route 66 Raceway to kicks off huge four-race NHRA Mello Yello Series stretch

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to state-of-the-art Route 66 Raceway for the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals on May 30-June 2, kicking off a stretch of four straight races.
21 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Chicago
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to state-of-the-art Route 66 Raceway for the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals on May 30-June 2, kicking off a stretch of four straight races. Drivers want to start this rigorous stretch on an…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Bo Butner wins again, highlights great K.B. Racing weekend

Bo Butner won for the fourth time in five races but remains a few points short of passing Jeg Coughlin Jr. for the NHRA Power Rankings lead.
20 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
Pro Stock returned to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit and no team looked better than K.B. Racing. Jason Line put his Summit Chevrolet on the pole, Bo Butner won the race and Greg Anderson took runner up. That dominance may not last, but…
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Santangelo, Dent lead Lucas Oil Series winners at Virginia NHRA Nationals

Joe Santangelo in Super Stock and Wallace Dent in Stock lead the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Virginia Motorsports Park
  Super Stock Joe Santangelo, Chevy Camaro, 10.250, 118.73 def. Steve Comella, Dodge Dart, 8.838, 146.19.  Stock Eliminator Wallace Dent, Chevy Camaro, 10.624, 123.40 def. Joe Lisa, Camaro, 10.…
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Andrew Hines, Bo Butner capture fourth victories at Virginia NHRA Nationals; Ron Capps, Steve Torrence go back-to-back

Andrew Hines and Bo Butner continued their incredible starts to the 2019 seasons at the Virginia NHRA Nationals while Atlanta winners Ron Capps and Steve Torrence went back-to-back.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Winners
Andrew Hines won his third-straight Wally while racing Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson teammate Eddie Krawiec in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. The win is the 52nd in his career and came on the back of a 6.845-…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: Final

Steve Torrence won his third straight event in Top Fuel, defeating good friend Antron Brown in the final round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence won his third straight event in Top Fuel, defeating good friend Antron Brown in the final round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Brown had a solid lead on Torrence until halftrack when Brown’s Matco machine began to drop cylinders,…
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Richmond Funny Car results: Final

Atlanta winner Ron Capps ran his win streak to eight rounds by winning his second straight event title with the NAPA Brakes Dodge Charger.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
Atlanta winner Ron Capps ran his win streak to eight rounds by winning his second straight event title with the NAPA Brakes Dodge Charger. World champ JR. Todd was the heavy favorite based on a trio of 4.0-second passes while Capps’ mount had…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: Final

Pro Stock returned after 41 days off -- and Bo Butner's incredible performance came right back with it. He captured his fourth win in five events by defeating Greg Anderson.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner won again. The Indiana native scored his fourth win in the fifth race of the season by outrunning Greg Anderson by .005-second in the Pro Stock final at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Anderson left first by .003 second, but that minor…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Final

Andrew Hines captured his fourth win of the season by outrunning Eddie Krawiec at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Andrew Hines
Andrew Hines won for the fourth time in five tries in 2019, continuing his incredible start to the Pro Stock Motorcycle season. He beat his teammate, Eddie Krawiec, after both Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson riders posted identical reaction times…
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Frigo victorious at the Virginia NHRA Nationals

Sidnei Frigo claimed his first victory of the season at Virginia Motorsports Park in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service on Sunday, winning the second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Sidnei Frigo
Sidnei Frigo claimed his first victory of the season at Virginia Motorsports Park in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service on Sunday, winning the second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals, where the series was…
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Skillman holeshots Butner in thrilling Factory Stock final

Drew Skillman opens a commanding lead in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown standings with second win in three races.
19 May 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Drew Skillman
Drew Skillman has said that the only regret he had leaving the Pro Stock class after the 2018 season is that he didn’t win a championship, but at the rate he’s going, he may remedy that in the SAM Tech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown. Skillman won…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Semifinals

Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines will battle it out for Pro Stock Motorcycle supremacy at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Eddie Krawiec
A Harley-Davidson will bring home the Virginia NHRA Nationals Wally. Andrew Hines defeated Matt Smith with a 6.837-second elapsed time, his best of race day, to book a final-round matchup with Eddie Krawiec. Hines picked up nearly four-hundredths of…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: Semifinals

Greg Anderson will face teammate Bo Butner in the Pro Stock Virginia NHRA Nationals final as Butner hunts his fourth win of the season.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Greg Anderson booked a spot in his first final round of 2019, the 155th of his career, and is hunting his 92nd win. He ran a 6.609-second elapsed time, just .002-second off the best time of race day. The track temperature dipped slightly and should…
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Richmond Funny Car results: Semifinals

World champ J.R. Todd and the DHL Toyota team continued to excel under the hot conditions with their third straight 4.0 pass to defeat Jonnie Lindberg and earn a final-round berth next to Ron Capps.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
World champ J.R. Todd and the DHL Toyota team continued to excel under the hot conditions with their third straight 4.0 pass to defeat Jonnie Lindberg. Todd, winner of the Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas will have lane choice over Atlanta winner…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: Semifinals

Steve Torrence reached his fourth final round in the season’s first eight races by beating his father, Billy, in the semifinals and will face Antron Brown in the final round of Top Fuel at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence reached his fourth final round in the season’s first eight races by beating his father, Billy, in the semifinals. Steve, winner of the last two races on the tour, in Charlotte and Atlanta, left second against his dad but pulled away…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: E2

No. 1 qualifier Andrew Hines will face Matt Smith in the semifinals of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Andrew Hines
The top four qualified cars advanced, including Matt Smith, who ran the quickest time of the second round yet again. He defeated Angelle Sampey with a 6.836-second pass to get to the semifinals. He will get lane choice against Andrew Hines, who ran…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: E2

Bo Butner continued his rampage through Pro Stock with another round win at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner advanced to the semifinals with a 6.625-second elapsed time – but it was his .025-second holeshot that got him past Chris McGaha. The three-time winner in 2019 will get a matchup Jeg Coughlin Jr. to try to get yet another final round.…
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Richmond Funny Car results: E2

Jonnie Lindberg and car owner Jim Head have come alive at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, winning their first two rounds of the season and reaching the semifinals by defeating low qualifier John Force.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jonnie Lindberg
Jonnie Lindberg and car owner Jim Head have come alive at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, winning their first two rounds of the season and reaching the semifinals by defeating low qualifier John Force, who smoked the tires at the hit. Lindberg will…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: E2

Phoenix winner Billy Torrence defeated low qualifier Clay Millican in round two of the Virginia NHRA Nationals and will take on his son, Steve, in the semifinals.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Billy Torrence
Phoenix winner Billy Torrence, who had been stopped in round one in his two outings since then, reached the semifinals with a 3.91 to defeat low qualifier Clay Millican and will take on his son, Steve, in the semifinals. Mike Salinas, who had the…
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