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5,500 runs into his career, John Force makes his quickest pass—ever!

Only one racer in motorsports gets quicker with age—the incomparable John Force. On the eve of his 75th birthday, Force put down a 3.820-second pass at the 2024 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte and rewrote the history books in the process.
07 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
The greatest drag racer of all time--gets quicker with experience
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Weathered but not weary, Shawn Langdon is bouncing back

This season doesn't look a whole lot like the last for Shawn Langdon and his Kalitta Air Careers Top Fuel team. Rebounding from one of the toughest years in his nitro-fueled career, the 41-year-old entered his 15th season in the Pro ranks with a momentous win and got busy building on the fresh start.
06 May 2024
Kelly Wade
Feature
Shawn Langdon
This season doesn't look a whole lot like the last for Shawn Langdon and his Kalitta Air Careers Top Fuel team. Rebounding from one of the toughest years in his nitro-fueled career, the 41-year-old entered his 15th season in the Pro ranks with a…
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NHRA’s Become a Racer program the ideal way to jump into drag racing

NHRA’s Become a Racer program provides a great opportunity for those interested to become a participant at NHRA member tracks across North America.
06 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Become A Racer
NHRA’s Become a Racer program provides a great opportunity for those interested to become a participant at NHRA member tracks across North America. Through the Street Legal program, everyone can take their car from the street to the track, get…
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Ron Capps and Steve Torrence swap seats with NASCAR's Tyler Reddick and Dean Thompson

NASCAR drivers have pit stops, and NHRA drivers have nitro warm-ups! Watch as Ron Capps and Steve Torrence give their Toyota teammates Tyler Reddick and Dean Thompson a dose of nitro.
06 May 2024
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Ron Capps and Steve Torrence swap seats with NASCAR's Reddick and Thompson
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Winners crowned at Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals

The NHRA Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals raced to conclusion at No Problem Raceway with Chase Williams, Trevor Boyd, and Jimmy Hidalgo Jr. leading the list of winners.
05 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
SPORTSnationals
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Chase Williams, Carthage, Texas, '14 Dragster, B/DA, 7.103, 152.15  def. Rick Brown,…
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Driven: Clay Millican

Follow popular NHRA Top Fuel driver Clay Millican through his Saturday at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte in the latest installment of NHRA's short-feature cinema series, "Driven."
03 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Driven
Driven: Clay Millican
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Stampede of Speed and NHRA Texas FallNationals tickets on sale

Tickets for the 4th annual Stampede of Speed and 39th annual NHRA Texas Fall Nationals, Oct. 4-13, are on sale now. The 10-day event will feature racing, country music, and family-friendly events with a special traditional Texas flair at Texas Motorplex,
03 May 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Stampede of Speed
Tickets for the 4th annual Stampede of Speed and 39th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals, October 4-13, are on sale now at www.texasmotorplex.com. The 10-day event will feature racing, country music, and family-friendly events with a special…
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Gordon scores her first win; Stewart wins in return to Top Alcohol Dragster

Tony Stewart and Maddi Gordon collected Top Alcohol wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division/Cleetus and Cars event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
03 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Maddi Gordon
Tony Stewart and Maddi Gordon collected Top Alcohol wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division/Cleetus and Cars event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. In the midst of his rookie season in Top Fuel, Stewart…
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A look at NHRA's all-time win streaks

Tony Schumacher. Don Prudhomme. Bob Glidden. Dave Schultz. Four legendary NHRA racers who hold four legendary winning streaks, marks that are being challenged in 2024 by Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Gaige Herrera. Here's a look at how those streaks were assembled.
03 May 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
A look at NHRA's all-time winning streaks
Gaige Herrera’s Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte was his seventh straight victory in the class, putting him in the elite company of Don Prudhomme and Tony Schumacher, who marched their respective Army-backed race…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Charlotte NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte as they celebrate with their teams and enjoy the fruits of victory at zMAX Dragway.
02 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Charlotte NHRA 4-Wide Nationals
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Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals winners talk victory on WFO Radio

NHRA 4-Wide Nationals winners Justin Ashley, Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, and Gaige Herrera joined WFO Radio for a pair of shows recently to discuss their victories at zMAX Dragway.
02 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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WFO
NHRA 4-Wide Nationals winners Justin Ashley, Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, and Gaige Herrera joined WFO Radio for two shows recently to discuss their victories at zMAX Dragway. Hagan talks about his first win of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag…
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Watch the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun SPORTSnationals free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals event from No Problem Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv.
02 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun SPORTSnationals
NHRA fans can watch the Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals event from No Problem Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from the SPORTSnationals are Laris Motorsports…
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Bellemeur’s 38th win highlights banner weekend for team owner Tony Bartone

Tony Bartone enjoyed one of the most successful weekends of his long career as a driver and team owner last week as he celebrated a pair of wins across two continents in two drastically different forms of motorsports.
02 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Sean Bellemeur
Tony Bartone enjoyed one of the most successful weekends of his long career as a driver and team owner last week as he celebrated a pair of wins across two continents in two drastically different forms of motorsports. Three-time Top Alcohol Funny…
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Chicago native Don Schumacher to be honored during NHRA Route 66 Nationals

Motorsports icon Don Schumacher will be honored during a trackside Celebration of Life ceremony when the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series heads to the Chicago area for the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 17-19.
02 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Don Schumacher
Motorsports icon Don Schumacher will be honored during a trackside Celebration of Life ceremony when the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series heads to the Chicago area for the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 17-19. The late NHRA team owner and Funny…
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The FULL Insider Story of The Great Charlotte Intake Manifold Controversy

Host Brian Lohnes takes you step by step through the crazy happenings on Saturday at the Charlotte NHRA 4-Wide Nationals involving Bob Tasca III's team, the tech department, and what was determined to be an illegal intake manifold. 
01 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  On this monologue-style episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes takes you step by step through the crazy happenings on Saturday at the Charlotte NHRA 4-Wide Nationals involving Bob Tasca III's team, the tech department,…
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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Weekend Rewind

Video highlights from last weekend's thrilling NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., the fifth event in the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.
01 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Four wide
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Eight-car field set for GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout in Chicago

The field of eight standouts is set for the GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, as the star-studded field will compete in the marquee specialty event on Saturday, May 18 as part of the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway.
01 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Callout
The field of eight standouts is set for the GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, as the star-studded field will compete in the marquee specialty event on Saturday, May 18 as part of the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA…
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Chris Bostick unveils new look with The Surf Signature RV Resort

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chris Bostick has announced the addition of a new major sponsor, The Surf Signature RV Resort, a part of Zeman.
01 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Chris Bostick
Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chris Bostick used the six-week hiatus after the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series’ Gainesville season opener to make significant advancements in his racing program, including the addition of a new major sponsor, The…
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Coughlin and Bellemeur grab zMax alcohol titles; Smith scores surprising Comp victory

Mike Coughlin and Sean Bellemeur conquered the four-wide format at zMax Dragway while Pro Mod legend “Trickie Rickie” Smith made a guest appearance in Comp and claimed an unlikely victory at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals.
01 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Sean Bellemeur
Mike Coughlin successfully defended his Top Alcohol Dragster title at the Charlotte four wide event by driving his JEGS.com dragster to a final round win over Julie Nataas, Megan Smith, and Hunter Green.  Coughlin got off the…
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Behind the scenes of Fernando Cuadra's last Pro Stock race

Everyone knew this would be emotional... Pro Stock's most charming racer is stepping out of the driver's seat, but his family's winning ways will forever remain.
30 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Behind the scenes of Fernando Cuadra's last Pro Stock race
Fernando Cuadra returned to Pro Stock racing in the Mission Foods Drag Racing Series and brought three of his sons with him. At the 2024 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina, he raced four-wide with them for his final Pro Stock race…
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Bob Tasca III explains intake manifold issue at Charlotte

Team Tasca proclaims vindication after running even faster after removing its modified magnesium intake from its Ford Mustang Funny Car
29 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Bob Tasca III intake manifold issue at Charlotte explained
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Rickie Smith’s latest trick might just be his most impressive one

As legend has it, Rickie Smith’s parents didn’t give him the nickname “Trickie Rickie” so it must have been earned elsewhere. To that end, Smith’s latest trick might just be his most impressive one.
29 Apr 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News, Feature
Rickie Smith
As legend has it, Rickie Smith’s parents didn’t name him “Trickie Rickie” so that handle must have been earned elsewhere. To that end, Smith’s latest trick might just be his most impressive one. In a shocking episode of “familiar faces in unfamiliar…
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5 Things We Learned at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte

The second and final four-wide race of the season is in the books after an interesting weekend in Charlotte. Here are our five big takeaways from zMAX Dragway.
29 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Five Things We Learned at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte
The second and final four-wide race of the season is in the books after an interesting weekend in Charlotte. Here are our five big takeaways from zMAX Dragway. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED For the second straight event, a winner from Saturday’s…
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Butner wins first JHG Mountain Motor Pro Stock event in Charlotte

28 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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162:43
The Johnson's Horsepowered Garage Mountain Motor Pro Stock series kicked off this weekend at zMAX Dragway at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, and Bo Butner came out swinging. Driving his JHG Chevrolet Camaro, Bo claimed the No. 1 qualifier award,…
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Aaron Stanfield makes two finals in Charlotte; claims Factory X title

Two weeks after watching his father, Greg, win the inaugural Holley EFI Factory X race in Las Vegas, Aaron Stanfield responded with a win of his own in Charlotte.
28 Apr 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Aaron Stanfield
Two weeks after watching his father, Greg, win the inaugural Holley EFI Factory X race in Las Vegas, Aaron Stanfield responded with a win of his own in Charlotte. Driving the Janac Bros., Reher-Morrison tribute Camaro, Stanfield powered to a 7.08 in…
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Hagan gets milestone 50th win; Ashley, Anderson, Herrera also get big wins

Reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan picked up his 50th career victory at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. Justin Ashley (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won at zMAX Dragway.
28 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan picked up his 50th career victory on Sunday, driving past John Force, J.R. Todd and Daniel Wilkerson at zMAX Dragway to get the win at the 14th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. Justin Ashley…
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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Sunday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over zMAX Dragway on the final day of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, capturing all of the action on and off the racetrack.
28 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Buddy Hull 55
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Sunday News & Notes from the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

News, notes, quotes, and photos from the final day of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Updated throughout the day.
28 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Sunday News & Notes
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Latest posts TOP FUEL ROUND ONE As hard as it is to believe, only three drivers -- Antron Brown, Steve Torrence and Cory McClenathan -- have…
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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Sunday preview

The driving prowess of NHRA’s professional racers will be tested as the 4-Wide Nationals races to a conclusion on Sunday at zMax Dragway.
27 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News, Race coverage
Four wide
The driving prowess of NHRA’s pro racers will once again be tested as the 4-Wide Nationals races to a conclusion on Sunday at zMax Dragway. The low qualifiers for the event include reigning world champs Doug Kalitta and Gaige Herrera, as well as…
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Kalitta, J. Force, Anderson and Herrera pick up No. 1 qualifiers in Charlotte

Defending Top Fuel world champion Doug Kalitta enjoyed his second straight No. 1 qualifier, cementing the top spot on Saturday at theNHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. John Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1.
27 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
Defending Top Fuel world champion Doug Kalitta enjoyed his second straight No. 1 qualifier, cementing the top spot on Saturday at zMAX Dragway at the 14th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. John Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock…
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