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NHRA Insider podcast: Erica Enders, Jack Beckman discuss hot starts to 2020

27 Feb 2020
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Insider Podcast
On this post-Phoenix episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast with Brian Lohnes, Erica Enders and Jack Beckman join the show to talk about the red-hot starts they have scored in Pro Stock and Funny Car, respectively.  Both guests provide really…
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Pro Stock Motorcycle 2020 season preview: Who can really win this thing?

Let’s be real for a minute and ask ourselves just how many riders are actually capable of winning the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. The answer might surprise you.
27 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
Pro Stock Motorcycle
Let’s be real for a minute and ask ourselves just how many riders are actually capable of winning the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. The answer might surprise you. For starters, let’s go with the…
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NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series season preview: March Meet launch

The 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series kicks off March 5-8 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., with the prestigious the Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet, an historic event that traces its roots back to the earliest history of the sport.
27 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Heritage Series
The 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series kicks off March 5-8 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., with the prestigious the Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet, an historic event that traces its roots back to the earliest…
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NHRA seeking vintage Pro Stock cars for 50th anniversary celebration

As part of NHRA’s yearlong 50 Years of Pro Stock celebration, NHRA is seeking vintage restored or re-created Pro Stock vehicles to display at select NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events.
26 Feb 2020
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Pro Stock
As part of NHRA’s yearlong 50 Years of Pro Stock celebration, NHRA is seeking vintage restored or re-created Pro Stock vehicles from five decades of class history to display at the popular Hot Rod Junction at select NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…
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DRAW’s Tracy Winters Memorial Golf Tournament set for March 11 in Gainesville

DRAW, which provides financial support to drivers and crew members injured in a drag racing accident at a track, will host its annual Tracy Winters Memorial Golf Tournament, Wednesday, March 11, prior to the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.
26 Feb 2020
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DRAW
DRAW’s Tracy Winters Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Wednesday, March 11, prior to the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. The tournament is being held at the Ironwood Golf Course, which is close to Gainesville Raceway…
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The Sports Report: Don’t get mad, get even

At the NHRA Arizona Nationals, Kyle Rizzoli was able to turn quickly the disappointment of last year’s lost championship in Super Stock into a convincing victory against Justin Lamb.
26 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
rizzoli
One could hardly blame Kyle Rizzoli if he had told you his off-season was miserable. After all, how many racers wouldn’t harbor some unpleasant feelings if they’d had a chance to win a world championship and came up just a few…
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Gaydosh to return to Pro Stock with new team, Strutmasters.com backing

John Gaydosh Jr. will return to Pro Stock with Beaver Motorsports at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
26 Feb 2020
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John Gaydosh
John Gaydosh Jr. will return to Pro Stock with Beaver Motorsports at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Gaydosh recently sold his racing operation and has been out of the driver’s seat for nearly a year.    Beaver Motorsports…
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International Drag Racing Hall of Fame announces 2020 Inductees and Honorees

Robert “Bones” Balogh, Lee Beard, Don Enriquez. Roy Hill, Billy Meyer, and Larry Minor will be inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in March in Gainesville, Fla. in March.
25 Feb 2020
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Hall of Fame
Robert “Bones” Balogh, Lee Beard, Don Enriquez. Roy Hill, Billy Meyer, and Larry Minor will be inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in March in Gainesville, Fla. The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, home of the International…
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Funny Car’s Dave Richards plans 10-race schedule, patriotic theme in Gainesville

Paul Richards Racing Funny Car driver Dave Richards will make his 2020 season debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and is geared up to debut a new patriotic theme on his Ford Mustang.
25 Feb 2020
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Dave Richards
Paul Richards Racing Funny Car driver Dave Richards will make his 2020 season debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and is geared up to debut a new patriotic theme on his Ford Mustang. “The Mahoney family with Prestige Site Works is…
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Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle points race continues anew in Gainesville

25 Feb 2020
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Mickey Thompson
The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will kick off the 2020 Pro Stock Motorcycle season and with it the continuation of the battle for spots in the eight-bike Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle event. Riders earn points for the Mickey…
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Jay Turner runs fastest-ever speed, wins NHRA Arizona Nationals title

25 Feb 2020
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Jay Turner
Former world champ Jay Turner got back into the winner’s circle in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series, defeating red-lighting Rickey House in the final round of the NHRA Arizona Nationals. It was Turner's first win since last year'…
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Tom Bailey vs. Rod Tschiggfrie in NHRA Street Car Showdown at the Gatornationals

Tom Bailey and Rod Tschiggfrie, two of the best street car racers on the planet, will participate in the NHRA Street Car Showdown at the Gatornationals, a special grudge match held during the 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
25 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Street Car Showdown
Tom Bailey and Rod Tschiggfrie, two of the best street car racers on the planet, will go head-to-head in the NHRA Street Car Showdown at the Gatornationals, a special grudge match held during the 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Matt Hagan still quick, fast despite slow start to 2020

Matt Hagan and Dickie Venables still have a great Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat despite not doing much winning to start the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.
25 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Matt Hagan
The standings don't reflect how strong the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat driven by Matt Hagan and tuned by Dickie Venables has performed over the last six Mello Yello NHRA events. Hagan earned his…
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Fast Five: NHRA Arizona Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick count down their top-five moments from this weekend's NHRA Arizona Nationals.
24 Feb 2020
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Fast Five
Fast Five
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Carter, Rizzoli, and Burton lead NHRA Arizona Nationals Sportsman champions

Dean Carter, Kyle Rizzoli, and Brad Burton led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the 36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals
23 Feb 2020
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Kyle Rizzoli
Sunday's final Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series results from the 36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. COMP Dean Carter, Dragster, 6.904, 177.00 def. Doug Lambeck, Pontiac Sunfire, 8.335, 160.54…
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Frech, Crutchfield, Terry Taylor lead Division 2 winners at South Georgia

John Frech, Mike Crutchfield, and Terry Taylor led the list of winners at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' Southeast Division event at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Ga.
23 Feb 2020
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Division 2
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at South Georgia Motorsports Park: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR John Frech, Cortland, Ohio, '88 dragster, F/D,…
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Hear (and see) what it takes to get behind the wheel of a Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing machine

Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series drivers tell us what it takes to get behind the wheel of their vehicles in a special look at the FS1 show, which airs at 9 p.m. Eastern.
23 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Feature
NHRA Arizona Nationals
Getting behind the wheel of a car in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series takes determination and courage that is nearly unmatched in professional motorsports.  Hear from some of the drivers that make up the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro…
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Unofficial Mello Yello points standings

Unofficial point standings following the completion of the NHRA Arizona Nationals, race two of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
23 Feb 2020
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Points
Unofficial point standings following the completion of the NHRA Arizona Nationals, race two of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Official points will be posted here once they are…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Sunday gallery

Check out photos from NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz from the final day of racing at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.
23 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA Arizona Nationals
We've got incredible photos from the final day of the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, including images from the winner's celebrations and cars traversing the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park drag strip that you've got to see.…
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Steve Torrence begins Top Fuel title defense with NHRA Arizona Nationals victory

23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence picked up right where he left off. The Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster drive won his debut event of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season, defeating Doug Kalitta to earn his 37th Top Fuel victory.  Torrence ran a 3.…
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Tommy Johnson Jr. drives Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to Phoenix Funny Car victory

Tommy Johnson Jr. earned his first victory of the season in his MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Tommy Johnson Jr. kept the good vibes going for Don Schumacher Racing. He drove his MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to the winner's circle in an all-DSR battle against Jack Beckman's Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at the NHRA Arizona…
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Erica Enders takes home NHRA Arizona Nationals Pro Stock win

Erica Enders drove to her first victory of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Defending Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders got Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman a perfect birthday present. The three-time Pro Stock champ scored her first win of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season by outrunning 2017 world…
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Hear from Erica Enders and Chris McGaha after wild staging matchup in Phoenix

Erica Enders and Chris McGaha dealt with some wild staging issues at the NHRA Arizona Nationals - see it all here.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Erica Enders and Chris McGaha are no strangers to facing off against one another in Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Pro Stock competition, but their second-round battle at the NHRA Arizona Nationals came with an unexpected twist.  A slight…
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NHRA announces Sunday sellout at NHRA Arizona Nationals

NHRA officials announced a sellout crowd at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.
23 Feb 2020
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Phoenix
NHRA officials announced a sellout crowd for Sunday of the 35th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix. It's the first sellout of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.  To get tickets for the next NHRA event in your area, check out…
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Jeff Diehl earns wild round win over No. 1 qualifier Matt Hagan at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Jeff Diehl will race in the second round for the first time in nearly a year after a wild victory against Matt Hagan at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeff Diehl
Jeff Diehl earned his first round win in nearly a year in unconventional fashion at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. The Surfer took advantage of the misfortune of No. 1 qualifier Matt Hagan in the first round in Phoenix despite not earning an official…
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Matt Hartford still trying to win his own way

Matt Hartford switched engine suppliers during the offseason but the Pro Stock racer is still doing it his own way
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Matt Hartford
"We're all chasing the yellow and black car right now," said Matt Hartford while standing outside his Total Seal Chevy Camaro. "If we knew what they were doing, we'd be doing it."  Hartford qualified No. 8 and that assured him he'll be in…
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Bob Tasca III primed for breakout performance 

Ford Motorcraft racer riding streak of consistency at NHRA Arizona Nationals
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Bob Tasca III
Bob Tasca III got back to the winner's circle at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in 2019, ending a long drought for Ford…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Sunday preview

Catch all the racing action from the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series annual stop in the desert at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Phoenix
The NHRA Arizona Nationals concludes with Sunday eliminations at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Get all the information you need, including television broadcast time, qualifying times and how to get an NHRA.tv account.   …
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. continues incredible start to 2020 with Arizona pole

Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned his second-straight Pro Stock pole by going to the top of the NHRA Arizona Nationals field.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned the 34th Pro Stock pole of his career and second of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Coughlin ran a 6.536-second pass at 208.46-mph in the second of three qualifying sessions to…
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Matt Hagan goes back to top of Funny Car at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Matt Hagan earned his second-straight Funny Car pole position by going to the top of Funny Car at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan earned the 38th pole position of his career on the strength of the run he made during the second qualifying session of the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Hagan ran a 3.859-second pass at 331.61-mph, putting his Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at…
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