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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Super Stock champ Marion Stephenson

13 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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A year after winning the Division 2 Super Stock title, Marion Stephenson found himself in the winner’s circle at a national event for the first time since 2016 after he drove his GT/HA Cobalt past Rylee Speer in the final. The final was…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Comp champ Clint Neff

13 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Clint Neff, the winner of back-to-back titles in Dallas in 2017-18, and the 2012 St. Louis winner, added another Comp title to his impressive resumé when he stopped Jim Greenheck and his C-Tech Camaro in the final round. Neff lost .18-hundredths…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Sportsman highlights

Weather-related issues pushed the final rounds of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series finals to Monday, but eventual champions Clint Neff (Comp), Marion Stephenson (Super Stock), and Kyle Rizzoli (Stock) likely didn’t mind the delay.
13 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Super Stock
Weather-related issues pushed the final rounds of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil to Monday for Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors but eventual champions of the event including Clint Neff (Comp), Marion…
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Krista Baldwin prepares to follow grandfather and father into Top Fuel

After several seasons in the Top Alcohol Dragster class, Krista Baldwin recently obtained her NHRA Top Fuel credentials behind the wheel of the the dragster owned by her grandfather, Hall of Famer Chris "the Greek" Karamesines.
13 Oct 2020
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Luis De Leon to make his NHRA Pro Modified debut at FallNationals

Newly licensed Pro Mod driver Luis De Leon will make his NHRA E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Modified Series debut this weekend at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, piloting the 2018 Imperial Construction Chevrolet Corvette owned by PJS Racing.
13 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pro Mod
Newly licensed Pro Modified driver Luis De Leon will make his NHRA debut this weekend in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Modified Series presented by J&A Service at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, piloting the 2018 Imperial…
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Five days of thrills in store at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex

Texas Motorplex, one of the premier drag strips in the country, will play host to a wide variety of racing activities for fans to begin the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. 
13 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Texas Motorplex
Texas Motorplex, one of the premier drag strips in the country, will play host to a wide variety of racing activities for fans to begin the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.  “We wanted to do something no other NHRA national event…
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Building a team with Antron Brown and Brian Corradi

After 10 years of racing together, Antron Brown and crew chief Brian Corradi are in each other’s heads. They’re more than a team, they’re a brotherhood. Find out why that mattered so much at the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
12 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
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Building a team with Antron Brown and Brian Corradi
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Chris McGaha will pay respect to Pro Stock legend Lee Shepherd at FallNationals

Chris McGaha and his Harlow Sammons racing team will run the Reher-Morrison wrap this weekend at the AAA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in honor of the late four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Lee Shepherd.  
12 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Chris McGaha
Chris McGaha and his Harlow Sammons racing team will run the Reher-Morrison wrap this weekend at the AAA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in honor of the late four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Lee Shepherd.   “Lee Shepherd was a…
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Second-generation Jr. Drag Racing Series driver Kolette Dicero has big future plans

Kolette Dicero, the daughter of A/Fuel dragster tuner and team owner Anthony Dicero, is currently driving in the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League and she's already looking ahead to a future in "big cars."
12 Oct 2020
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Tommy Johnson Jr. ready to resume Funny Car title fight in Dallas

Fresh off a win at the Mopar Expresslane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, Tommy Johnson Jr. is ready to head to Dallas to continue his pursuit of the Camping World NHRA Funny Car title.
12 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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The modern drag racing helmet

Part safety, part personality: NHRA on FOX’s Tony Pedregon talks about the one product every racer installs before they strap into their drag car
12 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Racing Technology
Leah Pruett and the The modern drag racing helmet
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Jack Beckman, Erica Enders, and Alex Laughlin welcome Camping World to the NHRA

Drag racers received news that Camping World would become the NHRA’s professional series sponsor at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, and they welcomed the new partnership with open arms
10 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
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Jack Beckman, Erica Enders, and Alex Laughlin welcome Camping World to the NHRA
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Doug Kalitta on WFO: Midwest Nationals, Camping World, and Eddie Van Halen

Doug Kalitta stopped by WFO Radio to discuss his Top Fuel win at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis. Kalitta talks about the battle for the Camping World Series championship, the rumors of Tony Stewart driving a Top Fuel dragster, and the passing of Eddie Van Halen.
10 Oct 2020
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The three runs every drag racing fan was talking about after the Midwest Nationals

Kenny Delco, Leah Pruett, and Alexis DeJoria all walked away from momentous crashes and explosions at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, and race fans were amazed
10 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
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The three runs every drag racing fan was talking about after the Midwest Nationals
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Dodd, Pitt, and Emmons collect wins at Division 4 season finale in Noble

Sean Dodd, Jacob Pitt, and Gary Emmons, collected wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central Division event at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Okla.
09 Oct 2020
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Division 4
  The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Thunder Valley Raceway Park: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Sean Dodd, Double Oak, Texas, '08 Cobalt, C/…
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On and off the track, Alex Laughlin fights every day to stay one step ahead of the competition

For Alex Laughlin it’s a toss-up; the battle to remain competitive in the cutthroat Pro Stock class, or the battle to stay on track in the midst of a global pandemic. Both tasks are extremely challenging, and both require undivided attention, yet Laughlin is managing to get along just fine for now.
09 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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For Alex Laughlin it’s a toss-up; the battle to remain competitive in the cutthroat Pro Stock class, or the battle to stay on track in the midst of a global pandemic. Both tasks are extremely challenging, and both require undivided attention, yet…
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Midwest Nationals Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle racing will finish at FallNats

Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle competition from the weather-hampered Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals will be completed during qualifying at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
09 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Erica Enders
Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle competition from the weather-hampered Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals will be completed during qualifying at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Action was halted midway through the second round of Pro…
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NHRA Member Track Spotlight: SRCA Dragstrip, Great Bend, Kan.

The Sunflower Rod Custom Association (SRCA) Dragstrip, was the site of the National Hot Rod Association’s very first Nationals race in 1955. Sixty-five years later, it’s still going strong, hosting local events, NHRA Division 5 races, and even Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week
09 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
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NHRA Member Track Spotlight: SRCA Dragstrip, Great Bend, Kan. from 1955
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NHRA 101: Turbochargers in drag racing

In this UTI NHRA 101, Bruno Massel gives a walkaround of the twin-turbo’d 2JZ engine in his Comp eliminator car. Check out the pair of 58mm inducer (inlet) Garrett turbos breathing through an air-to-water intercooler
09 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Racing Technology
Bruno Massel's Twin-turbo 2JZ engine with Garrett turbos running in NHRA Comp Eliminator B
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'Please don't let this hurt'; Leah Pruett recounts her wild Midwest Nationals crash

NHRA Camping World Top Fuel championship contender Leah Pruett crashed heavily at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil after an apparent chassis failure. She recounts in detail the accident and talks about her Top Fuel championship hopes.
09 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Leah Pruett
NHRA Camping World Top Fuel championship contender Leah Pruett entered the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil in second place in the points standings, but suffered a  setback in round two when her dragster crashed…
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Exclusive book excerpt: Don “the Snake” Prudhomme: My Life Beyond the 1320

Our recent review of the new autobiography, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme: My Life Beyond the 1320, stoked so much interest that Prudhomme and his publisher, CarTech, have provided National Dragster with an exclusive excerpt from the book for his fans to enjoy.
09 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Don Prudhomme
My review of the new autobiography, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme: My Life Beyond the 1320, a few weeks ago here stoked a ton of interest…
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Mozeris, Hahn win at completion of Wild Horse Pass doubleheader event

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division completed a doubleheader event Sunday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
08 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 7
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Joe Mozeris, Phoenix, Ariz., '13 dragster, B/ED, 6.924,…
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Three-time Pro Mod world champ Rickie Smith eyes late-season surge in Houston

Rickie Smith has raced just twice during the 2020 season and already has one win, and the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil, Oct. 23-25 at Houston Raceway Park, gives him an opportunity to continue his late-season surge.
08 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Rickie Smith
Rickie Smith has raced just twice during the 2020 season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, but it didn’t take long for the three-time world champion to have an impact. The savvy veteran won the…
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Hagan, Pruett, Enders, Hines look to Houston to solidify championship bids

Matt Hagan has captured two NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world championships and now he and several others have their sights set on titles headed to a pivotal stop during the 2020 season, the upcoming Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.
08 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Matt Hagan
Throughout his standout Funny Car career, Matt Hagan has consistently been in the hunt for a NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world championship. He’s captured two of them and now has his sights set on a third headed to a pivotal stop during…
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2020 NHRA schedule adds championship implications to Houston event

The positioning of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil Oct. 23-25 as the second-to-last professional event of the revised 2020 season will likely turn Houston Raceway Park into drag racing's title town for the first time in history.
08 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Houston
The positioning of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil as the second-to-last professional event of the revised 2020 season will likely turn Houston Raceway Park into drag racing's title town for the first time in…
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Onboard safety features kept Leah Pruett from harm in wild St. Louis crash

Mopar Top Fuel racer Leah Pruett walked away from one of the wilder incidents in recent memory when her dragster's chassis folded and she took flight in round two of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals. Her team walks us through the safety features that kept her out of harm's way.
07 Oct 2020
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Five racers earn National Championship berths at Division 7 Summit Finals

David Myhre, Robert Glass, Udo Richter, Rob Vigesaa (wild card), and Tom Medlin will represent Division 7 at the Summit National Championships in Las Vegas.
07 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 7
The following are Saturday's final results from the 2020 NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division ET Finals: SUPER PRO David Myhre, Sheridan, Calif., '15 Racetech, 7.461, 178.00  def. Keith Winters, Las Vegas, Nev.,…
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WFO Radio podcast: Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals recap

Join WFO Radio's Joe Castello and NHRA's Alan Reinhart as they recap the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil from World Wide Technology Raceway.
06 Oct 2020
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WFO Radio's Joe Castello and NHRA's Alan Reinhart recap the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil.  
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St. Louis Pro Mod, Factory Stock to be completed at Houston national event

Pro Mod and NHRA Factory Stock Showdown competition from the weather-hampered Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis will now be contested at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park Oct. 23-25.
06 Oct 2020
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Pro Mod
E3 Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service and the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown competition from the weather-hampered Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis will now be contested at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring…
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NHRA releases 22-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series 2021 schedule

NHRA officials have announced a 22-race 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule, launching with the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway on March 12-14.
06 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Camping World
NHRA officials have announced a 22-race 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule. Details on Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying days as well as special exhibitions and specialty series that compete at…
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