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Meziere, Kelly, Biscay, Holloway, and Wilson lead Division 6 ET Series winners

Zach Meziere, Steve Kelly, Jake Biscay, Terry Holloway, and Sherry Wilson won the Division 6 Summit Series Finals race of Champions to earn the right to represent the divisional at the National Championships in Las Vegas in October.
13 Sep 2023
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D6 Finals
The following are Monday's final results from the 2023 NHRA Summit Racing Series Northwest Division Race of Champions: SUPER PRO Zach Meziere, Boise, Idaho, '11 Dragster, 4.822, 139.40  def. Dave Sattem, Camas, Wash., '99…
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2023 Dodge Power brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals Factory X presented by Holley winner Greg Stanfield

13 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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72:08
History will show Greg Stanfield, as the first winner in Factory X presented by Holley, the exciting new class that features modern muscle cars. Stanfield defeated Chris Holbrook in the final, 7.25 to 8.04. He also celebrated his sixth different…
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Lohnes and Pedregon preview the 2023 Countdown to the Championship

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes is joined by his right-hand man in the broadcast booth, Tony Pedregon, as the two look critically at the upcoming NHRA Countdown to the Championship.
13 Sep 2023
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes is joined by his right-hand man in the broadcast booth, Tony Pedregon, as the two look critically at the upcoming NHRA Countdown to the Championship.  Starting with…
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Jake Opatrny's birthday present to himself: A return to Top Fuel in Reading

Jake Opatrny will return to the driver’s seat of the Leverich Racing Top Fuel entry at the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals for his third race of the year, representing Nelson Trucking and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150.
13 Sep 2023
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Jake Opatrny
Jake Opatrny will return to the driver’s seat of the Leverich Racing Top Fuel entry at the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals for his third race of the year. Opatrny will be representing Nelson Trucking and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local…
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Camrie Caruso eager to tackle Skip Barber Formula Racing School

Third-generation racer Camrie Caruso plans to attend the Skip Barber One Day Formula Racing School at COTA outside of Austin, Texas, on Sept. 25.
13 Sep 2023
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Camrie Caruso
Reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Camrie Caruso is looking to take on a new challenge beyond racing her Tequila Comisario Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock entry at more than 210 mph. The third-generation racer plans to attend the Skip Barber One Day…
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Antron Brown looks to keep rolling to open Countdown playoffs in Reading

Antron Brown won’t start the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship with the Top Fuel points lead, but nobody enters the playoffs — and this weekend’s opener, the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway — with more momentum than Brown.
12 Sep 2023
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Antron Brown
Antron Brown won’t start the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoffs with the Top Fuel points lead. That honor goes to Justin Ashley on the strength of six wins and a series of spectacular performances during the…
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What goes into the planning and running of The World’s Biggest Drag Race?

What goes into the running of the world’s biggest and richest drag race, the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals? What does it take to plan, organize, schedule, promote, and stage six days of thrilling action on the fabled course at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park?
12 Sep 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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The World’s Biggest Drag Race
What goes into the running of the world’s biggest and richest drag race, the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals? What does it take to plan, organize, schedule, promote, and stage six days of thrilling action on the fabled course at Lucas Oil…
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Tulsa Nitro Nationals will feature nitro cars, jet cars, and much more

The 2023 Nitro Nationals presented by Z104.5 The Edge, a key race in the NHRA Hot Rod heritage Series, will roar into Osage Casino & Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park Sept. 15-16.
12 Sep 2023
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Tulsa
The 2023 Nitro Nationals presented by Z104.5 The Edge, a key race in the NHRA Hot Rod heritage Series, will roar into Osage Casino & Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park Sept. 15-16 with nitro front engine dragsters, dragsters, nitro Funny Cars, flame-…
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Justin Ashley, Phillips Connect Top Fuel team geared up and ready for Countdown

Justin Ashley and the Phillips Connect Top Fuel team enter the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship as the top seed. Crew chief Mike Green talks about their planning and preparation for the six-race playoffs.
12 Sep 2023
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Justin Ashley
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Driven: Ron Capps at Indy

Relive the incredible weekend of Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals Funny Car winner Ron Capps and Don Prudhomme from startup to the winner’s circle with the Hot Wheels/Prudhomme tribute car.
11 Sep 2023
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Ron Capps
 
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Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge "championchips" boosted points totals

In the end, Justin Ashley, Ron Capps, Aaron Stanfield, and Gaige Herrera were definitely 2Fast for their fellow racers and claimed the season “championchips” in the new Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge.
11 Sep 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge
In the end, Justin Ashley, Ron Capps, Aaron Stanfield, and Gaige Herrera were definitely 2Fast for their fellow racers and claimed the season “championchips” in the new Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge. The Challenge, which pits the…
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Dreher, McCosh leads winners at Tri-State Raceway Division 5 season finale

Jared Dreher and Bob McCosh led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series West Central Division as in action at Tri-State Raceway;
08 Sep 2023
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Division 5
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Tri-State Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Jared Dreher, Clinton, Ind., 5.537, 265.06  def. Todd Bruce,…
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Indy winners talk victory and preview Reading on two WFO Radio shows

All four NHRA Camping World Series winners from the 69th Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. National joined NHRA announcer Joe Castello for a deep dive into winning the Big Go! Check out the shows and get ready for the NHRA Countdown beginning at the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove.
08 Sep 2023
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WFO
 
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New National Dragster issue packed with features and race results you need

As the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series prepares to head down the home stretch, catch up on everything in the NHRA world in the new issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, which is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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National Dragster
  LOG IN TO READ THE NEW ISSUE As the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series prepares to head down…
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2023 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Top Sportsman winner Darian Boesch

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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89:39
Past world champ Darian Boesch vaulted into the Top 10 in Right Trailers Top Sportsman after taking a final round win over fellow champ Jimmy Lewis, who broke out by three-hundredths in the final.
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2023 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Doug Gordon

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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75:17
Reigning Top Alcohol Funny Car world champ Doug Gordon continues to make the most of his final season as the soon-to-retire points-leading driver of the Beta Motorcycles Camaro scored his fourth win of the season and 24th of his career after taking…
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2023 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Top Alcohol Dragster winner Hunter Green

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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96:17
Hunter Green, son of Funny Car and Pro Mod racer Chad Green, joined his father as a national event champion after claiming his first career Top Alcohol Dragster win in Topeka, defeating Shane Conway in the final, 5.19 to 5.28.
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2023 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Super Stock winner Jimmy Hidalgo

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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100:08
Reigning Stock world champ Jimmy Hidalgo Jr. won his tenth national event title in Topeka when he stopped two-time Denver champ Ryan Montford in the Super Stock final. Hidalgo put together a solid package with a .014 light and a 9.803 on his 9.79…
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2023 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Super Comp winner Mark Grame

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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96:23
Nearly 30 years after collecting his first career win in Super Comp in Topeka in 1994, Mark Grame was back in the Heartland Motorsports Park winner’s circle after winning an all-Kansas, double-breakout final-round bout with four-time Topeka winner…
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2023 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Stock winner Mike Cotten

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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99:18
Nearly 32 years after winning his first NHRA national event Wally, Mike Cotten scored again when he stopped a red-lighting Parker Devore in the Stock final. Cotten now has four wins to his credit.
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2023 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Super Gas winner Rodger Sauder

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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111:11
Rodger Sauder picked up his second career Wally after a double-breakout final-round Super Gas battle with Austin Williams, 9.898 to 9.884. Sauder, whose first career win came in Super Street in Chicago in 2019, denied seven-time Topeka winner…
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2023 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Comp winner Clark Smiley

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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63:15
Clark Smiley went wire-to-wire in Comp, racing his way to victory from the No. 1 qualifying sport in his supercharged BB/A GXP. Smiley, runner-up at this event in 2014, scored his third career title and the first outside of his home state of Texas…
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2023 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Top Dragster winner Blake Peavler

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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50:29
Following a sweep of the JEGS SPORTSnationals and the Division 3 Lucas Oil Series event in Columbus, Blake Peavler stayed red hot with another win in Topeka. Peavler won the final of Right Trailers Top Dragster after Holden Laris red-lighted and is…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Matt Cummings

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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101:44
Matt Cummings, last year’s Top Alcohol Dragster world championship runner-up, closed the gap on his points-leading teammate Tony Stewart with his first win of the season and fifth of his career. Cummings, runner-up at this event last year, took the…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Doug Gordon

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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87:28
After recovering from a nasty crash at this event last year to go on to win the Top Alcohol Funny Car championship, Doug Gordon banished the last ghosts of that wreck by winning his milestone 25th race title and fifth this season, defeating Bob…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Conp winner Bruno Massel Jr.

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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106:56
Three-time Comp world champ Bruno Massel Jr., moved a step closer to a possible fourth title with his third national event victory of the season. Massel, winner earlier this year in Phoenix and Norwalk, drove his turbocharged 2JZ-powered CC/AT…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Stock Eliminator winner Ben Line

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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167:26
The Line family is synonymous with Stock eliminator in Brainerd and this year it was Ben Line claiming the title in his B/SA ’69 Mustang. Line topped Scott Dugdale’s Chevelle in the final with a perfect 10.268 on his 10.26 dial.
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Dragster winner Clint Geise

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
100:03
Clint Geise earned his first win in the Right Trailers Top Dragster class when he cut a .007 light against Bob Fuller, who broke out by .019-second.  
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Super Comp winner James Glenn

08 Sep 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
116:45
Reigning Super Comp world champ James Glenn got his first national event win of the season and his first outside of Pomona when he defeated Trene Cressonie in the final round. Cressonie actually left first with a great .008 reaction time, but Glenn…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Super Stock winner Mike Mans

08 Sep 2023
127:42
A pair of past Brainerd winners met in the Super Stock final with defending event winner Mike Mans winning after David Goldie broke out with his vintage ’64 Mustang. Mans posted an 8.728 on his 8.71 dial for the win.
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