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Jonathan Gray thrilled to be in Pro Mod title hunt approaching St. Louis stop

Jonathan Gray plans to enjoy every moment of being in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service championship mix during the rest of the 2020 season. But he’s not going to let the moment overwhelm him.
22 Sep 2020
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Jonathan Gray
Jonathan Gray plans to enjoy every moment of being in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service championship mix during the rest of the 2020 season. But he’s not going to let the moment overwhelm him. Gray is…
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Mello Yello championship picture will really start to take shape in St. Louis

When the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series arrives at World Wide Technology Raceway on Oct. 2-4 for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, championship contenders know they will need an impressive weekend to stay in title contention.
22 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Justin Ashley
With only four races remaining in the 2020 season when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series arrives at World Wide Technology Raceway on Oct. 2-4 for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, championship contenders know…
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Nostalgia Pro Stockers will rev up for exhibitions at NHRA Midwest Nationals

The Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Association will carry St. Louis-area fans back in time when the group makes exhibition passes at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals at WorldWide Technology Raceway Oct. 2-4.
22 Sep 2020
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Pro Stock
The Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Association will carry St. Louis-area fans back in time when the group makes exhibition passes in their nostalgia Pro Stock machines at Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals at WorldWide Technology Raceway Oct. 2-…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals will showcase wide variety of racecars

Top Fuel. Funny Car. Pro Stock. Pro Stock Motorcycle. Pro Mod. Factory Stock. Mountain Motor Pro Stock. Sportsman cars. Nostalgia Pro Stock. Bracket cars. The lineup for the upcoming Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals is wide and deep.
22 Sep 2020
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Madison
The Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, coming up Oct. 2-4 at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis, will be not just another pivotal step in the battle for Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships…
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: Crampton's holeshot win brought out the Kalitta Mosh Pit

After a huge shakeup in crew chiefs, Clay Millican found himself in the Top Fuel final in only his third event. While nobody expected that kind of success so early, defending event winner Richie Crampton dashed Clay's hopes of taking home the 50th Gatornationals Wally.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Richie Crampton wins 50th Gatornationals
To catch all the action of the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy your…
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: Hight vs. Wilkerson—Funny Car battle to the Final 

After making the quickest Funny Car runs of the weekend, Robert Hight made a last-minute lane change that proved to be a critical call as Tim Wilkerson went up in smoke.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Robert Hight vins 50th Gatornationals
  See how it all came together at last year’s race as fans, teams, and the drag racing industry all head to Gainesville for the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. To catch all the action of the 2020 …
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: Bo Butner’s solo-run final in his Pro Stock Camaro

It’s a day Bo Butner and Alex Laughlin will never forget—for very different reasons! It’s the day Laughlin’s team had to back their car away from the starting line, and the day Butner doubled-up with Randi Lyn Shipp to bring home a pair of 50th Gatornationals Wallys.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Bo Butner’s solo-run final in his Pro Stock Camaro
To catch all the action of the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy your…
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Highlights from the 50th Gatornationals: All-Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle final

Relive the Pro Stock Motorcycle final where Andrew Hines exacted revenge on Harley-Davidson teammate Eddie Krawiec with a dominating win at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
21 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Andrew Hines 2019 NHRA Gatornationals
  To catch all the action of the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy…
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Pro Mod midseason review: After Indy win, can Jackson defend his championship?

Coming off a victory at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, reigning E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series champ “Stevie Fast” Jackson is now focused on winning his second consecutive championship.
21 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Steve Jackson
Coming off a victory at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, reigning E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series champ “Stevie Fast” Jackson is now focused on winning his second consecutive championship. There have been just three races in the E3 Spark…
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Bates, Cottrell, and Wittenberg claim 2020 Heritage Series Championships

The goal: come home with a championship trophy. The place: Tulsa Raceway Park. It’s late September and the last event on the 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series schedule.
21 Sep 2020
Bobby Cottrell
The goal: come home with a championship trophy. The place: Tulsa Raceway Park. It’s late September and the last event on the 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series schedule. Kin Bates, Bobby Cottrell, and Pete Wittenberg all arrived at Tulsa…
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Final 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series points

21 Sep 2020
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    Top Fuel Pos. Driver Total 1 Pete Wittenberg 271 2 Tyler Hilton 262…
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Nitro Time Machine: Allen Johnson's frightening Pro Stock crash at the 1999 Gatornationals

During the opening round of competition at the 1999 Gatornationals, Allen Johnson walked away from one of the scariest accidents in the history of the Pro Stock class.
21 Sep 2020
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  To catch all the action of the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you…
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Woodward, Fowler, Rabener double up at Governor's Cup Heritage Series event

Brad Woodard (Jr. Fuel), Tom Fowler (A?Gas), and Mike Rabener (C/Gas) scored wins on both days of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series finale Governors Cup at Sacranento Raceway.
20 Sep 2020
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Heritahe Series
Sacramento Raceway was the place for NHRA’s 2020 final Heritage Series races for Junior Fuel, 7.0 Pro, and Group 2 competitors. With separate points races both Saturday and Sunday, some shuffling of the pack was expected to happen However, the best…
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Rebuilding a nitro supercharger, Part 1

Superchargers produce the boost that allow today;s nitro-burning engines to produce 11,000 horsepower, but like every other part, they need servicing. Paul Lee Racin'g Donnie Bender walks us through the steps. First of two parts.
20 Sep 2020
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Racing Technology
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Isenhower, Adams, Ratliff, and Drnach claim Division 3 Summit Series Finals

Devin Isenhower,Derick Adams, Lynda Ratliff, and Jason Drnach were the winners at the 2020 North Central Division NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
19 Sep 2020
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Division 3
The following are Sunday's final results from the 2020 NHRA Summit Racing Series North Central Division ET Finals: SUPER PRO Devin Isenhower, Lebanon, Ind., '14 American, 4.525, 150.90  def. John Ratulowski Sr., Highland,…
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Piper, Charlton, Siebert, and Roetto claim Division 5 Summit Series titles

Larry Piper, Jason Charlton, Luke Siebert, and Patrick Roetto claimed victory in the NHRA West Central Division Summit Racing Series at Heartland Motorsports Park. All four will now compete in the National Championship runoff in Las Vegas in late October.
19 Sep 2020
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Division 5
The following are Saturday's final results from the 2020 NHRA Summit Racing Series West Central Division ET Finals: SUPER PRO Larry Piper, Wamego, Kan., '14 Racecraft, 7.593, 168.47  def. Jeremy Hook, Wichita, Kan., '10…
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Leibham's Super Streeter takes big victory at Division 4 Moser Shootout

Super Street racer John Leibham drove his ’68 Camaro to victory in the NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout held in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motorplex.
19 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Moser Shootout
Super Street racer John Leibham drove his ’68 Camaro to victory in the NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout held in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motorplex. Leibham ran 7.64…
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Northeast Division winners Boyd, Flegal, McLaughlin, and Canole headed to Vegas

Robbie Boyd, Martin Flegal, Joe McLaughlin, and Brain Canole scored wins at theNortheast Division NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals to earn berths in the upcoming National Championship runoff in Las Vegas.
18 Sep 2020
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Division 1
The following are Saturday's final results from the 2020 NHRA Summit Racing Series Northeast Division ET Finals: SUPER PRO Robbie Boyd, Quackertown, N.J., '12 Miller, 7.802, 169.93  def. Jim Gagnon, Norfolk, Conn., '04…
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2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak—Exposed!

Long rumored to be in the works, Dodge gave racers an early look at its 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak ahead of the 2020 NHRA U.S. Nationals.     
18 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
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2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak—Exposed!
“This is the quickest, fastest and most powerful Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak we’ve ever built,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “And, 50 members of the…
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Pro Mod champ Steve Jackson looks to keep rolling at Gainesville Raceway

Following a victory at the U.S. Nationals, E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world champ Stevie “Fast” Jackson is ready to pounce at the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
18 Sep 2020
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Steve Jackson
After struggling during the first two races of the 2020 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season, Stevie “Fast” Jackson returned to his world championship form at the U.S. Nationals. With the next stop on the schedule a trip to where he…
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NHRA stars excited for unique history-making opportunity at Gatornationals

The way Shawn Langdon sees it, he has a chance to make NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history at the upcoming 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and he's not alone -- just ask fellow U.S. Nationals champs Jack Beckman, Erica Enders, and Scotty Pollacheck, too.
18 Sep 2020
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Shawn Langdon
The way Shawn Langdon sees it, he has a chance to make NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history at the upcoming 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, which takes place Sept. 25-27 at historic Gainesville Raceway. Coming off a win…
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Cobra Jet rematch! See Ford Mustang history made at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

The electric Ford Performance Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 will return to the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals for a rematch against its supercharged V8 stablemate. NHRA fans in attendance will see performance history be made.
18 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
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Cobra Jet rematch!
At the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Funny Car competitors (and old friends) Bob Tasca…
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Pro Stock Motorcycle midseason review: Can Pollacheck contend for the title?

Scotty Pollacheck’s win at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals was long overdue. He’s now in a position to win the Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle championship but he’s going to have to hold off a large field of contenders to do it.
18 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Scotty Pollacheck
With the completion of the recent Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Pro Stock Motorcycle riders have run just three events this season and that means there are just five more opportunities for them to earn points this season. Not since the 1976…
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Dave Miller: Diamond in the rough

"Diamond Dave" Miller made a ton of NHRA fans in the early 1980s when he unveiled a 200-inch wheelbase Top Fueler when everyone else was in the 260-inch range. The popular driver passed away recently and is remembered here for his perseverance and passion.
18 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Insider
Innovation and experimentation were early hallmarks of drag racing competition, with cars like Lloyd’s Scott Bustle Bomb, the Allison-powered Green Monsters, Jack Chrisman’s sidewinder, and Mickey Thompson’s Panorama Special streamliner showing that…
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Next up: Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals promises to be worth the wait

Six months later than anticipated, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will take place at historic Gainesville Raceway on Sept. 25-27 and it promises to deliver all the excitement and drama that fans have come to expect.
18 Sep 2020
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Gainesville
Six months later than anticipated, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will take place at historic Gainesville Raceway on Sept. 25-27 and it promises to deliver all the excitement and drama that fans have come to expect. The packed schedule…
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Bourgeois doubles up to highlight Division 4 Lucas Oil Series doubleheader

Former Comp eliminator world chamop Craig Bourgeois won both halves of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central Division doubleheader event at Texas Motorplex.
17 Sep 2020
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Craig Bourgeois
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Texas Motorplex: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., '05 dragster, A/ND, 6.885, 173.90…
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NHRA Insider podcast: Talking Indy, Pro Stock Motorcycles, and Pro Modified

National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joined Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast to talk about Pro Stock Motorcycle, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA US Nationals, Sportsman drag racing, and Pro Modified. 
17 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
Insider
National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joined Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast to talk about Pro Stock Motorcycle, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA US Nationals, Sportsman drag racing, and Pro Modified.  A wide-ranging…
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Complete coverage of the U.S. Nationals highlights new edition of National Dragster

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, with xomplete coverage from the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, is now online, still available free for all to read, and in the mail to NHRA members around the world.
17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S Nationals Super Street Winner Raymond Miller

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Raymond Miller is not only the first Super Street winner at the Denso NHRA U.S. Nationals. There is also a good chance that the Mansfield, Ohio, racer will be the only Indy Super Street champ. The 10.90 class was added to the Indy roster in…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S Nationals Super Gas Winner Ray Sawyer

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Add Ray Sawyer’s name to the short list of drivers who have won both a world championship and the U.S. Nationals after the Division 1 ace scored in Super Gas. Sawyer, who also competed in the JEGS Allstars race, navigated a field of more than 100…
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