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NHRA racing family mourns the loss of talented nitro crew chief Eric Lane

Eric Lane, crew chief on Cruz Pedregon’s Snap-on Tools Funny Car and a veteran mechanic of the NHRA nitro pits, was struck and killed by a car while walking back from a restaurant Oct. 19 near Mineral Wells, Texas.
20 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Eric Lane
Eric Lane, crew chief on Cruz Pedregon’s Snap-on Tools Funny Car and a veteran mechanic of the NHRA nitro pits, was struck and killed by a car while walking back from a restaurant Oct. 19 near Mineral Wells, Texas. He was 47. The team had…
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Krista Baldwin on her first Top Fuel pass: "It's insane!"

Third-generation driver Krista Baldwin recently upgraded her NHRA license from Top Alcohol Dragster top Top Fuel. Now, she joins NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to discuss the licensing process, her career as a Social Media manager, and her future racing plans.
19 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Steve Torrence expands Top Fuel points lead by beating dad in FallNationals final

Steve Torrence scored his fourth win of the 2020 season in Top Fuel, beating father Billy in front of his home-state fans at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals to expand his points lead heading into the final two events of the season,
18 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence scored his fourth win of the 2020 season in Top Fuel, beating father Billy in front of his home-state fans at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals to expand his points lead heading into the final two events of the season, After…
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Jack Beckman claims FallNationals Funny Car victory with crucial points score

Don Schumacher Racing’s 12th straight win was assured when both Matt Hagan and Jack Beckman reached the final round, and Beckman closed the gap on his points-leading teammate by winning the final round. 
18 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Don Schumacher Racing’s 12th straight win was assured when both Matt Hagan and Jack Beckman reached the final round, and Beckman closed the gap on his points-leading teammate by winning the final round, 3.90 to 3.94.  “We have a phenomenal…
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Unofficial Camping World points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNAtionals, race nine of the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
18 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Points
Unofficial points standings following the partial completion (Top Fuel and Funny Car only) of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals, race eight of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle points…
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Matt Hartford scores huge first Pro Stock win of the season at FallNationals

Matt Hartford stopped points leader Erica Enders in the semifinals and defending event champ Greg Anderson ion the final round to take home the Pro Stock Wally at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
18 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hartford
Three Pro Stock races at the 2020 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals were decided by .001-second, two of which played a major part in the event’s outcome and one of them may have a major impact on the season championship. Few people gave Matt Hartford…
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Jerry Savoie continues his FallNationals domination with third win in six years

Jerry Savoie continued his love affair with Texas Motorplex, scoring the Pro Stock Motorcycle title at the AAA Texas FallNationals for the third time in the last six years, defeating first-time finalist Joey Gladstone for the title.
18 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jerry Savoie
Jerry Savoie continued his love affair with Texas Motorplex, scoring the Pro Stock Motorcycle title at the AAA Texas FallNationals for the third time in the last six years, defeating first-time finalist Joey Gladstone for the title, 6.91 to 7.00.…
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Brandon Snider breaks through for first career victory in Dallas

Brandon Snider capped off an impressive weekend at Texas Motorplex, winning for the first time in his career in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service.
18 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pro Mod
Brandon Snider capped off an impressive weekend at Texas Motorplex, winning for the first time in his career in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. Snider, who was the No. 1 qualifier for the second…
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Aaron Stanfield goes three-for-three in Factory Stock Showdown rout

If not for a narrow loss to Chris Holbrook at the first event of the season, Aaron Stanfield might well be undefeated in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown in 2020.
18 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Aaron Stanfield
If not for a narrow loss to Chris Holbrook at the first event of the season, Aaron Stanfield might well be undefeated in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown in 2020. Since his loss to Holbrook at the July event in Indianapolis, Stanfield has…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday Gallery

Our hard working National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Randy Anderson captured all the color and excitement of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Here are some of their best images in our Sunday gallery.
18 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Oliver, the famous Watusi bull 41
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Alexis DeJoria rides out wild first-round fire at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

Alexis DeJoria rode out a major fire after winning her first-round Funny Car race with Gary Densham at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. DeJoria emerged unscathed and her team immediately began getting its backup car ready.
18 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Alexis DeJoria
  Tune into FS1 starting at 2 p.m. Eatsern to see live final eliminations from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
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Sunday News and Notes from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

News and notes from the final day of eliminations at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
18 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Notes
Texas Motorplex introduced a new pre-race wrinkle, sending the first-round combatants in all four classes parading down the return road in front of the crowd in the beds of some vintage Chevy trucks, a scenario that involved putting …
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday preview

Texas favorites Steve Torrence in Top Fuel and Erica Enders in Pro Stock will hope to use the home state advantage to buoy their points leads as final eliminations for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals get under way Sunday at Texas Motorplex.
18 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Dallas
Texas favorites Steve Torrence in Top Fuel and Erica Enders in Pro Stock will hope to use the home state advantage to buoy their points leads as final eliminations for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals get under way Sunday at Texas Motorplex. Just…
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Texan Kebin Kinsley has become Top Fuel racing's newest favorite rent-a-driver

Texas Top Fuel fans have another driver to root for the next two weekends in Kebin Kinsley, the Arlington, Texas-based drag racer/boat racer who will be driving Dexter Tuttle’s dragster this weekend before hopping back into the Worsham Racing dragster in Houston and Las Vegas.
18 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Kebin Kinsley
Texas Top Fuel fans have another driver to root for the next two weekends in Kebin Kinsley, the Arlington, Texas-based drag racer/boat racer who will be driving Dexter Tuttle’s dragster this weekend before hopping back into the Worsham Racing…
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Erica Enders, Matt Smith win delayed Midwest Nationals final rounds in Dallas

Erica Enders and Matt Smith collected final-round victories from the rain-delayed Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals as racing concluded during qualifying at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. 
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Erica Enders and Matt Smith collected final-round victories from the rain-delayed Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals as racing concluded during qualifying at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.  Pro Stock was halfway through the second…
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Torrence, Hagan, Kramer, and Smith will lead FallNationals fields into battle

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led their respective fields at the close of qualifying for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led their respective fields at the close of qualifying for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The event is the ninth…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday Gallery

Our NHRA.com photographers captured many of the highlights from a dramatic day at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Here are some of our favorite images from the Texas Motorplex.
17 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage, Gallery
Welcome to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series 42
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Randal Andras clinches Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley championship

Over the course of one year, Randal Andras has gone from championship afterthought to the world champion of the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series, clinching his first championship at the conclusion of qualifying at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Randal Andras
Over the course of one year, Randal Andras has gone from championship afterthought to the world champion of the NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series, clinching his first championship at the conclusion of qualifying at the…
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Kenny Delco bounces back from St. Louis accident with a borrowed car (a Ford!)

It didn’t take Kenny Delco long to get back into the saddle after his first-round crash two weeks ago at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals. The longtime Chevy racer is back in action this weekend with a Mustang borrowed from engine customer Fernando Cuadra.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Kenny Delco
It didn’t take Kenny Delco long to get back into the saddle after his first-round crash two weeks ago at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals. He’s back in action this weekend with a Mustang borrowed from engine customer Fernando Cuadra…
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Angie Smith blasts her Denso EBR into the Denso 200-mph Club at FallNationals

Angie Smith became the fifth member of the Denso 200-mph Club in the opening Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying session of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Angie Smith
  Angie Smith became the fifth member of the Denso 200-mph Club in the opening Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying session of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Smith rode her Denso EBR to a speed of 200.89 mph to join Hector Arana Jr., Eddie…
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Twenty years later, Texas Sportsman legend David Nickens returns to competition

It’s been 20 years since David Nickens’ name has appeared on a qualifying sheet at an NHRA national event, but the prolific Houston-based engine builder and 1991 world champion is back behind the wheel this weekend at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in a car owned by Jim Whiteley.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
David Nickens
It’s been 20 years since David Nickens’ name has appeared on a qualifying sheet at an NHRA national event, but the prolific Houston-based engine builder and 1991 world champion is back behind the wheel this weekend at the AAA Texas NHRA…
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Boicesco family doubles up at Division 2 Lucas Oil event at Rockingham Dragway

Father and daughter Iggie and Amanda Boicesco doubled up at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' Southeast Division event at Rockingham Dragway in Super Gas and Super Comp, respectively.
17 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 2
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Rockingham Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Richard Preiser, Jackson, N.J., '32 Bantom, H/EA, 8.935, 118.…
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Tommy Johnson Jr., Cameron Ferre talk nitro racing on NHRA Insider podcast

Tommy Johnson Jr and Cameron Ferre join Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast this week. Lohnes talks Camping World, craziness at St Louis, and then has two great conversations with a veteran Funny Car racer and a Top Fuel competitor who is working hard to climb the ranks in arguably the most competitive category in the sport. 
17 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NHRA Insider podcast
Tommy Johnson Jr and Cameron Ferre join Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast this week. Lohnes talks Camping World, craziness at St Louis, and then has two great conversations with a veteran Funny Car racer and a Top Fuel competitor who is…
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The streak: A deep dive into DSR's 11-race domination of Funny Car racing

It’s been more than a year since any Funny Car driver outside of the Don Schumacher Racing stable has lifted an NHRA Wally in triumph, a team win streak that reached an astounding 11 straight. All four DSR drivers -- Matt Hagan, Jack Beckman, Tommy Johnson Jr., and Ron Capps -– have each contributed at least two wins to the amazing streak.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Don Schumacher Racing
It’s been more than a year since any Funny Car driver outside of the Don Schumacher Racing stable has lifted an NHRA Wally in triumph at an NHRA national event, a team win streak that reached an astounding 11 straight with Tommy Johnson Jr.’s…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday preview

The first of two back-to-back races in Texas leading to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season finale in Las Vegas the last weekend of October kicks off with two rounds of qualifying Saturday at Texas Motorplex.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Dallas hero
The first of two back-to-back races in Texas leading to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season finale in Las Vegas the last weekend of October kicks off with two rounds of qualifying Saturday at Texas Motorplex. Qualifying sessions are…
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Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

The SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown storms into Texas, check out all of the action from the first qualifying session.
16 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Watch now! Factory Stock Showdown qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the …
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Small-tire shootout cars make exhibition passes at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

Michael Hollis, Armando Andrade, Lee Ochs, and Daniel Large put on a Friday night exhibition for the NHRA fans and racers at the 2020 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
16 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Feature
Small-tire shootout cars make exhibition passes at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
  See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the …
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Stockers to the lanes! Stock Eliminator qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

Watch the second round of Stock Eliminator qualifying from the 2020 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
16 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Stockers to the lanes! Stock Eliminator qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the …
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Watch now! Super Street qualifying from the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

See the very first passes of the 2020 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals and the launch of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series
16 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
William Hughes 1969 Super Street Camaro 2020 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals
See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the …
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Grit, determinination, and teamwork helping Alexis DeJoria get back on track

In our latest Skype interview, Funny Car racer Alexis DeJoria joins NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss a variety of topics including her recent explosion in St. Louis, the camaraderie that defines NHRA racers, and the progress of her RoKit/ABK Beer team this season.
15 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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