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NHRA ready to roar into Bristol for Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to Thunder Valley for another year of intense racing action at the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on June 7-9.
04 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to Thunder Valley for another year of intense racing action at the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on June 7-9. A highlight on the NHRA circuit, all the…
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Sportsman champions take center stage at NHRA New England Nationals

In addition to the Mission Foods Drag Racing Series action at the NHRA New England Nationals, seven drivers also scored victories in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action at New England Dragway.
03 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Don Pires Jr.
In addition to the Mission Foods Drag Racing Series action at the NHRA New England Nationals, seven drivers also scored victories in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action at New England Dragway. The Super Stock final was decided by…
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5 Things We Learned in Epping

By all accounts, the NHRA New England Nationals was a home run with perfect weather, two days of sold-out crowds, and three very popular Professional champions, but in the end, what did we learn? As it turns out, we learned a lot, including these five key items.
03 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Doug Kalitta
By all accounts, the NHRA New England Nationals was a home run with perfect weather, two days of sold-out crowds, and three very popular Professional champions, but in the end, what did we learn? As it turns out, we learned a lot, including these…
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Mason Wright grabs first career Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series win in Epping

Mason Wright drove to his first career victory in the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ on Sunday at New England Dragway.
02 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pro Mod
Mason Wright drove to his first career victory in the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ on Sunday at New England Dragway, defeating Jordan Lazic in the final round as part of this weekend’s 11th annual NHRA New England…
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Kalitta, Force, and Troy Coughlin Jr. score New England Nationals victories

In front of a sellout crowd, Doug Kalitta, John Force, and Troy Coughlin Jr. collect wins at the 13th annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
02 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Epping winners
John Force finished off an impressive double-up weekend in front of another sellout crowd on Sunday at New England Dragway, as the 16-time Funny Car world champion outran teammate Austin Prock in the final round of the 11th annual NHRA New England…
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Unofficial Mission Foods points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the NHRA New England Nationals, the seventh race of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
02 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Points
Unofficial points standings following the completion of the NHRA New England Nationals, the seventh race of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. Official points will be posted…
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NHRA New England Nationals Sunday photo gallery

The final day of the NHRA New England Nationals produced countless memories and highlights and our National Dragster crew was once again there to capture them in our Sunday gallery.
02 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Dan Mercier 47
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Second consecutive sellout announced for NHRA New England Nationals

NHRA and New England Dragway teamed up to announce a second day of sellout crowds at the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals on Sunday.
02 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Crowd
NHRA and New England Dragway teamed up to announce a second day of sellout crowds at the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals on Sunday. The New England-based NHRA fans came in droves all weekend and sold-out New England Dragway both Saturday…
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NHRA New England Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News, notes, quotes, and photos, from the final day of the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway. Updated throughout the day.
02 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Dan Wilkerson
News, notes, quotes, and  photos, from the final day of the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway. Updated throughout the day. *** On Saturday, officials from NHRA and New England Dragway jointly announced a sell-out crowd…
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NHRA New England Nationals Sunday preview

The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to rustic New England Dragway for the New England Nationals, the seventh of 20 events on the Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing calendar.
02 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
NED
The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to rustic New England Dragway for the New England Nationals, the seventh of 20 events on the Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing calendar. Qualifying is complete and another sellout crowd is…
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Prock, Kalitta, and Enders deliver No.1 qualifiers before sellout crowd in Epping

Friday leaders Doug Kalitta, Austin Prock, and Erica Enders held on to the top spots in qualifying for the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
01 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Austin Prock
Funny Car’s Austin Prock claimed his fifth No. 1 qualifier in the first seven races of the 2024 season in front of a sellout crowd on Saturday at New England Dragway, powering to the top spot at the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals. Doug…
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Force, Torrence, and Glenn prevail in Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge

The latest round of the Mission Foods #2Fast2tasty Challenge went to John Force, Steve Torrence, and Dallas Glenn, who secured victories on Saturday at New England Dragway.
01 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
John Force
John Force powered to the win in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge on Saturday at New England Dragway, claiming the bonus event win in front of a sellout crowd as part of this weekend’s 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals.. Steve Torrence (…
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Bellemeur, Gutierrez shine at Cavalcade of Stars event in Norwalk

Sean Bellemeur and John Paul Gutierrez led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division competed at Summit Motorsports Park for the 18th annual University Hospitals Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser.
01 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 3
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division 18th annual University Hospitals Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER John Paul Gutierrez…
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Harris, Harder, Wick lead winners at Division 5 Lucas Oil Series season opener

Matt Harris, John Harder, and Alan Wick led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division competed in the Wick Buildings Race Shop Showdown Built by Dave River Construction at Tri-State Raceway.
01 Jun 2024
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News
Division 5
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Wick Buildings Race Shop Showdown Built by Dave River Construction: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Matt Harris, Bellevue, Neb…
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NHRA New England Nationals Saturday photo gallery

National Dragster's award winning photographers continue to deliver with another fantastic photo gallery that captures a great day of racing at the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
01 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Tony Stewart 56
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NHRA and New England Dragway announce Saturday sellout

NHRA and officials at New England Dragway announced a sellout crowd for Saturday qualifying at the 11th annual NHRA New England National.
01 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
epping
NHRA and officials at New England Dragway announced a sellout crowd for Saturday qualifying at the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals. The passionate fanbase in the New England area again packed the historic facility in Epping, with a huge…
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NHRA New England Nationals Saturday News and Notes

News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the second day of the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway. Updated throughout the day.
01 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Jordan Lazic
News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the second day of the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway. Updated throughout the day. After last year’s NHRA New England Nationals was interrupted by rain (and ultimately completed a week…
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NHRA New England Nationals Saturday preview

The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to rustic New England Dragway for the New England Nationals, the seventh of 20 events on the Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing calendar.
01 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
New England Dragway
Friday night qualifying at New England Dragway did not disappoint as the Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing series pros delivered a solid show that included track record performances. After the first two rounds of qualifying, Doug Kalitta, Austin…
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Kalitta, Prock, and Enders shine under the lights in Epping

Doug Kalitta, Austin Prock, and Erica Enders take the early lead during a thrilling Friday night qualifying session at the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
31 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
Reigning Top Fuel world champion Doug Kalitta made the quickest run of both sessions on Friday at New England Dragway, taking the provisional No. 1 spot at the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals. Austin Prock (Funny Car) and Erica Enders (Pro…
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Big on accountability, Grubnic sees better days ahead for Brittany Force

When it comes to Brittany Force's recent DNQ, crew chief David Grubnic doesn't duck accountability, noting "I need to make it right and I will make it right."
31 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
David Grubnic
Accountability is a big component of success in professional sports and when it comes to drag racing, few people know that better than David Grubnic, crew chief on Brittany Force’s Monster Energy dragster. Coming off a rare DNQ in Chicago, Grubnic…
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NHRA New England Nationals Friday photo gallery

Friday was a long and thrilling day at New England Dragway and NHRA's award winning photographers were on hand to capture all the thrills and excitement of the New England Nationals in our Friday gallery.
31 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Ready to rock 46
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NHRA New England Nationals Friday News and Notes

News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the opening day of the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
31 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
NHRA New England Nationals Friday News and Notes
News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the opening day of the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.  *** It seems like yesterday that NHRA made its first visit to New England Dragway but it’s actually been more than a…
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Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series geared up for a full weekend in Epping

A return trip to New England Dragway for the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ also marks the first full appearance for the thrilling class at the fan-favorite facility as part of this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals.
30 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series
A return trip to New England Dragway for the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ also marks the first full appearance for the thrilling class at the fan-favorite facility as part of this weekend’s 11th annual NHRA New…
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NHRA on FOX team earns 10 Telly Awards for television video excellence

NHRA’s broadcasting team was honored with 10 prestigious Telly awards, including a pair of Gold Tellys, for excellence in video and television across all screens.
30 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Telly Awards
NHRA’s broadcasting team was honored with 10 prestigious Telly awards, including a pair of Gold Tellys. The 10 overall Telly awards, which honor excellence in video and television across all screens, marks an incredible achievement and are the…
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Engine man and racer Aaron Stanfield is not-so-quietly gaining steam

Aaron Stanfield isn't much of a talker. He isn't rude or unsociable, he's just a guy who keeps his head down and stays focused. Humble, observant, and relentlessly hardworking, Stanfield's way of doing things has produced plentiful opportunity over simple luck, and the multi-class talent is just fine with that.
30 May 2024
Kelly Wade
Aaron Stanfield
Aaron Stanfield isn't much of a talker. He isn't rude or unsociable, he's just a guy who keeps his head down and stays focused. Humble, observant, and relentlessly hardworking, Stanfield's way of doing things has produced plentiful opportunity over…
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Hagan rolling into New England Nationals with momentum (and mustache)

Already riding a massive wave of momentum, reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan has plenty of reasons to feel great heading into this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals, not the least of which is his Epping secret weapon.
30 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Matt Hagan
Already riding a massive wave of momentum after back-to-back victories, reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan has plenty of reasons to feel great heading into this weekend’s 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.…
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Watch the Division 3 Lucas Oil Series event from Norwalk free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 3 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Summit Motorsports Park for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv.
30 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 3
NHRA fans can watch the Division 3 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Summit Motorsports Park for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Norwalk are Moser, Summit, Strange, and…
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NHRA New England Nationals Friday preview

The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to rustic New England Dragway for the NHRA New England Nationals, the seventh of 20 events on the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series calendar.
29 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Epping
The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to rustic New England Dragway for the NHRA New England Nationals, the seventh of 20 events on the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series calendar. The New England Nationals became a reality in…
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Top 5 engine explosions in NHRA New England Nationals history

With its sea-level location, New England Dragway can host some of the greatest performances on the dragstrip, but with engines tuned to their limits, there's also a chance for mechanical calamity, as this Top 5 list can attest.
29 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Top 5 Lists
Top 5 engine explosions in NHRA New England Nationals history
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American RV sponsors Division 3 Top Dragster/Top Sportsman programs

NHRA’s North Central Division has announced a multiyear agreement with American RV of Evansville, Ind., to present the Equal-i-zer Sway Control Hitches Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Shootout and Low Qualifier programs.
29 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
American RV
NHRA’s North Central Division has announced a multiyear agreement with American RV of Evansville, Ind., to present the Equal-i-zer Sway Control Hitches Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Shootout and Low Qualifier programs. The North Central Division…
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