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Steve Torrence wins Top Fuel at the four-wides for the fifth time in last six tries

Steve Torrence continued his amazing success at four-wide events by winning for the fifth time in the last six events at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four Wide nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence continued his amazing success at four-wide events by winning for the fifth time in the last six events, giving his mother a birthday present and a new plaything for new daughter Haven. Torrence, who won four-wide titles in…
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Bob Tasca III takes home his first four-wide victory with huge Las Vegas win

Bob Tasca III won his first four-wide title, winning the final at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on a holeshot to collect his seventh career Funny Car win and ninth overall in NHRA competition.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Bob Tasca III
Bob Tasca III won his first four-wide title, winning the final at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on a holeshot to collect his seventh career Funny Car win and ninth overall in NHRA competition. Tasca’s Motorcraft/Quick lane Ford,…
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Erica Enders wins 30th Pro Stock crown in 300th start from 'unlucky' 13th spot

Anyone that comes to Las Vegas knows that the numbers can mean everything and Erica Enders hit the jackpot at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with some lucky threes.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Anyone that comes to Las Vegas knows that the numbers can mean everything and Erica Enders hit the jackpot at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with some lucky threes. After two tire-shaking qualifying efforts, it looked like the…
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Ryan Oehler overcomes mechanical woes to collect second career victory

Ryan Oehler’s weekend at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals began with a triple brake failure that put his EBR into the top-end sand trap but ended up with he and his crew standing in their second career winner’s circle
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ryan Oehler
Ryan Oehler’s weekend at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals began with a triple brake failure that put his Flying Ryan EBR into the top-end sand trap at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but his weekend ended up with he and his crew…
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Denso Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday news and notes

News and notes from final eliminations at the Denso Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
News and notes from final eliminations at the Denso Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. ROUND ONE Top Fuel Clay Millican (3.758) and Billy Torrence (3.765) advanced out of the first…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday preview

Twice a year, the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series go four-wide for eliminator glory, making for a wild and sometimes confusing final day of eliminations, and there's no reason to expect that this year's Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will be any different.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Las Vegas
Twice a year, the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series go four-wide for eliminator glory, making for a wild and sometimes confusing final day of eliminations. After two days of qualifying at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,…
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Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, Matt Smith lead Las Vegas fields

Brittany Force and Robert Hight put John Force Racing at the top of both the Top Fuel and Funny Car fields while Denso-backed Greg Anderson and Matt Smith claimed Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle poles at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas.
17 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Brittany Force and Robert Hight put John Force Racing at the top of both the Top Fuel and Funny Car fields while Denso-backed Greg Anderson and Matt Smith claimed Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle poles as the fields were set for the Denso Spark…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Saturday preview

After a single opening salvo Friday, teams from the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will get two shots at the four-wide Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to try to secure a spot in their respective fields and to get a feel for two of the three lanes they didn’t run on Friday.
17 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Las Vegas
After a single opening salvo Friday, teams from the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will get two shots at the four-wide Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to try to secure a spot in their respective fields and to get a feel for two of the three…
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Torrence, Hight, Stanfield, and Smith lead opening-day fields in Las Vegas

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) lead their respective fields after the opening day of qualifying at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las vegas
16 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) lead their respective fields after the opening day of qualifying at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Friday preview

When the first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series kicks off later today at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it will have been nearly two years since NHRA’s Pro stars have competed four-wide.
16 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Las Vegas
When the first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series kicks off later today at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it will have been nearly two years since NHRA’s Pro stars have competed four-wide. Due to the pandemic, both 2020 four-wide…
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A star is born as Josh Hart wins Gainesville title in historic Top Fuel debut

Florida's Josh Hart made history by winning the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in his Top Fuel debut.
14 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hart win
It didn’t take long to settle the debate over who would be NHRA’s next first-time pro winner after Josh Hart drove to a win at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in his Top Fuel debut. Hart is a two-time U.S. Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster…
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J.R. Todd takes care of business in Funny Car with first Gainesville victory

Kalitta Motorsports' J.R. Todd grabbed Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationalsglory after defeating Robert Hight in a final-round battle of former Funny Car champions.
14 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
todd win
As far as Funny Car finals go, this wasn’t exactly a Mona Lisa, but J.R. Todd will gladly accept his first career Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals title. Todd, the 2018 NHRA Funny Car champion, won his 19th career nitro title when he stopped…
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Greg Anderson celebrates 60th birthday with 95th career Pro Stock victory in Gainesville

On his 60th birthday, Greg Anderson is on the verge of becoming Pro Stock's all-time wins leader after claiming his 95th career title at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
14 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
anderson win
Meet the new boss; same as the old boss. For all the talk of a youth movement in the Pro Stock class, four-time world champion Greg Anderson isn’t quite ready to abdicate his throne. Anderson, who began racing in the Pro Stock class in 1999,…
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Reigning world champ Matt Smith successfully defends Gatornationals Pro Stock Motorcycle title

Four-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion kicks off 2021 season with second straight Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals victory.
14 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
smith win
Matt Smith dominated the shortened 2020 season with a performance that included a win in Gainesville, a solid 17-6 record in elimination rounds, and his fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship. A lot has changed in the Pro Stock Motorcycle…
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Sunday news and notes from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

News and notes from the final day of eliminations at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway
14 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
notes
It didn’t take long to establish an early favorite for the Funny Car race of the year after Bob Tasca III defeated reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan in round one. Hagan, the No. 8 qualifier, left first by .002-second but…
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Pesz, Nesloney ride out wild two-car Pro Mod crash at Gatornationals

During the third round of Pro Mod qualifying at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. driver Brandon Pesz crossed the centerline and made contact with Dustin Nesloney in the right lane. Both drivers exited their cars under their own power.
13 Mar 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
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Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson, and Angelle Sampey are quickest in Gainesville qualifying

Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson, and Eddie Krawiec earned the top qualifying spots for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the season-opening event in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing season.
13 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
capps
Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson, and Eddie Krawiec earned the top qualifying spots for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the season-opening event in the 2021…
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Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Erica Enders and Angelle Sampey lead Friday qualifiers in Gainesville

The 2021 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing season officially kicked off at Gainesville Raceway on Friday were Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Erica Enders, and Angelle Sampey went to the top of their respective fields at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA U.S. Nationals.
12 Mar 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
torrence
After a longer than expected off-season, engines finally came to life in the 2021 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series as processional competitors took to the track for the opening day of qualifying for the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Six…
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Krista Baldwin has Top Fuel racing in her DNA

The human genome contains three billion base pairs of instructions, and every single one of them in this third-generation racer is codded for speed.
12 Mar 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Krista Baldwin has Top Fuel racing in her DNA
From her temporary office at FTI Performance in Deland, Fla., Krista Baldwin spent the start of the 2021 Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals race week editing photos for the company's social media channels. Baldwin, the daughter of Bobby Baldwin…
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Tom Bailey vs. Rod Tschiggfrie: NHRA Street Car Shootout at the 2021 Gatornationals—Round 1

A pair of 5-second street cars match race at the 2021 AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. License plates, trailer hitches, and 250-mph trap speeds!
12 Mar 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Tom Bailey and Rod Tschiggfrie Street Car Shootout 2021 NHRA Gatornationals
See the detailed results HERE Bailey's and Tschiggfrie's cars both made test passes earlier in the week.…
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Watch Now! Factory Stock Showdown first round qualifying from the Gatornationals

After the first round of qualifying its David Barton (COPO Camaro), Aaron Stanfield (COPO Camaro), and Bill Skillman (Cobra Jet Mustang) in the top slots of the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown at the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
12 Mar 2021
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Watch Now! Factory Stock Showdown, first round qualifying from the Gatornationals
See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the 2021 AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Friday Preview

For the first time in NHRA’s 70-year history, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will mark the start of a new season, and the racers who have made their way to Gainesville Raceway for the historic event could not be happier.
11 Mar 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
The 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was held just months ago due to the pandemic, but we’re back at Gainesville Raceway for the traditional March date of the East Coast season opener, which now marks the kickoff of the new season…
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Team Force returns in full Force during day two of Gainesville test session

John Force Racing made a positive impression in their return to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour as John and Brittany Force led the way during day two of the pre-Gatornationals test session at Gainesville Raceway.
10 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
wed test
On Wednesday, racers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod, Top Fuel Harley, and Factory Stock Showdown were invited to test at Gainesville Raceway, and many of the teams taking part in this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA…
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Josh Hart and Cruz Pedregon lead day one of open testing in Gainesville

The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season kicked off unofficially at Gainesville Raceway with the first of two days of testing for competitors in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod, Top Fuel Harley, and Factory Stock Showdown.
09 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News, Race coverage
test1
The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season kicked off unofficially at Gainesville Raceway with the first of two days of testing for competitors in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod, Top Fuel Harley, and…
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Tales from the Strip: What it's like racing teammates for a Funny Car Championship

Tony Pedregon reflects on what it was like for Tommy Johnson Jr. to have to race his teammates at the 2020 Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil for a Funny Car Championship
03 Nov 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Tales from the Strip: What it's like racing teammates for a Funny Car Championship
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Aaron Stanfield wins fifth straight race in SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown

01 Nov 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
stanfield
There were six events this season in the SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown and Aaron Stanfield won five of them. A week after wrapping up the championship and winning his first Pro Stock event in Houston, the third-generation racer remained red hot…
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Erica Enders caps off fourth championship with 29th career Pro Stock victory

Capping off what was easily one of the best days of her long and successful career, Erica Enders won her fourth Camping World NHRA Pro Stock championship and then returned a few hours later to win her 29th Pro Stock event.
01 Nov 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
enders
Capping off what was easily one of the best days of her long and successful career, Erica Enders won her fourth Camping World NHRA Pro Stock championship and then returned a few hours later to win her 29th Pro Stock event. Enders ran her record to a…
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Antron Brown breaks long dry spell with Top Fuel win at 2020 season finale

Antron Brown, the three-time world champ who had been winless since the Seattle event in the summer of 2018, collected the Top Fuel win at the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil, upsetting freshly recrowned three-time world champ Steve Torrence in the final round.
01 Nov 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Antron Brown
Antron Brown will enjoy the offseason as much as anyone after breaking a long dry spell with his first Top Fuel victory in more than a year and a half. Brown won the season-ending Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil by upsetting his good friends…
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Smith family runs the table in Las Vegas as Matt takes championship and Angie wins second Pro Stock Motorcycle race

Hours after watching her husband, Matt, win his fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship, Angie Smith picked up a Wally of her own when she won the final round of the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil.
01 Nov 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
angie
Hours after watching her husband, Matt, win his fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship, Angie Smith picked up a Wally of her own when she won the final round of the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil. Smith outran Steve Johnson’s Suzuki…
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Matt Hagan seals championship season with third Funny Car win of the season

Matt Hagan wrapped up a perfect day at the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, clinching the championship in the semifinals and then winning the event, his third of the season, beating teammate Ron Capps in the final.
01 Nov 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan wrapped up a perfect day at the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, clinching the championship in the semifinals and then winning the event, his third of the season, beating teammate Ron Capps…
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