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Tony Schumacher named Texas Motorplex Legend at upcoming FallNationals

Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in the history of the Texas Motorplex, has been named a Texas Motorplex Legend. Schumcher won his first NHRA Top Fuel event at the track in 1999, his first of six wins at the Texas supertrack,
06 Oct 2020
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Tony Schumacher
Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in the history of the Texas Motorplex, has been named a Texas Motorplex Legend. The award, which was first presented last year, will be presented to Schumacher during the opening ceremonies of the 35th…
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Clint Neff leads Monday winners at NHRA Midwest Nationals Sportsman conclusion

Lucas Oil Sportsman eliminations from the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil concluded Monday at World Wide Technology Raceway with Clint Neff, Marion Stephenson, Kyle Rizzoli, Christopher Dodd, Ryan Siffring, and Patrick Forster collecting wins.
05 Oct 2020
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Clint Neff
Lucas Oil Sportsman eliminations from the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil concluded Monday at World Wide Technology Raceway with Clint Neff, Marion Stephenson, Kyle Rizzoli, Christopher Dodd, Ryan Siffring, and…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday photo gallery

Shooting this weekend for National Dragster, Marc Gewertz captured the action on and off the track Sunday at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by OPennzoil at World Wide Technology Raceway.
05 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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First Responder salute 53
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NHRA and Wicked Quick partner for high-speed apparel collection

NHRA has partnered with Wicked Quick for a collection of high-graphic NHRA t-shirts that deliver an aggressive, visual take on speed.
05 Oct 2020
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Wicked Quick
NHRA has partnered with Wicked Quick for a collection of high-graphic NHRA t-shirts that deliver an aggressive, visual take on speed. The licensing partnership was secured by JRL Group, NHRA’s licensing agency. The partnership brings a sense of…
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Tommy Johnson Jr. outruns Matt Hagan in all Mopar Funny Car Final

A pair of Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars met for the final round of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, at the finish line it was Johnson by two-thousands of a second.
04 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr. win
The World Wide Technology Raceway, located just east of the gleaming stainless steel St. Louis Gateway Arch, returned to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in 2012 and quickly became known for record-setting performance. After 2020’s…
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Doug Kalitta pilots his Top Fuel dragster past Steve Torrence in final round

Steve Torrence blistered the tires right after the launch, while Kalitta blasted straight down the right lane for the win at the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals
04 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta pilots his Top Fuel dragster past Steve Torrence in final
With an army of DHL uniforms surrounding the red-shirted men of the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster team, Doug Kalitta lined up next to Capco Contractors' Steve Torrence for the final run of the 2020 NHRA Midwest Nationals. Torrence, who was 19-16…
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Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod, Factory Stock, Sportsman action halted

Due to a unique combination of cold temperatures and wind direction, NHRA officials have postponed the conclusion of racing in the Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Mountain Motor Pro Stock, and Factory Stock classes, as well as the balance of Lucas Oil Sportsman racing, at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil
04 Oct 2020
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Matt Hartford
Due to a unique combination of cold temperatures and wind direction, NHRA officials have postponed the conclusion of racing in the Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Mountain Motor Pro Stock, and Factory Stock classes, as well as the balance of Lucas…
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Alexis DeJoria walks away after Funny Car body blows off at Midwest Nationals

During the second round of eliminations at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Madison, Ill., Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria's Funny Car body blew off. DeJoria exited the car under her own power.
04 Oct 2020
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Alexis DeJoria walks away after Funny Car crash at Midwest Nationals
To catch all the action of the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil Oct. 2-4…
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Leah Pruett walks away after Top Fuel crash at Midwest Nationals

During the second round of eliminations at the MoparExpress Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Madison, Ill., Top Fuel driver Leah Pruett’s 2020 dragster broke off and became airborne before coming to a rest. Pruett exited the car under her own power.
04 Oct 2020
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Leah Pruett Top Fuel Crash
To catch all the action of the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil Oct. 2-4…
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Will this be the weekend Paul Lee hoists his first Funny Car Wally?

The 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil brought Paul Lee's first number one qualifier in NHRA Funny Car racing, might it also bring his first win?
04 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Feature
Paul Lee
"That's what we're open for," said Paul Lee after his round one win. "We just want to make four good runs today. Like we've been making, so, you know, we gotta give ourselves a chance to win, which means going down the track and not beating…
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Camping World enters multi-year deal as NHRA pro series sponsor

Camping World, the nation’s largest retailer of recreational vehicles (RVs), RV accessories, and RV-related services, has partnered with the NHRA to become the sponsor of its premier professional series, which will be known as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
04 Oct 2020
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camping World
Camping World, the nation’s largest retailer of recreational vehicles (RVs), RV accessories, and RV-related services, has partnered with the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning body to become the sponsor of NHRA’s premier professional series,…
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Kenny Delco walks away from wild first-round crash at Midwest Nationals

During the first round of eliminations at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Madison, Ill., Pro Stock driver Kenny Delco’s 2016 Chevrolet Camaro crossed the centerline then made contact with the wall and rolled, before coming to a rest. Delco exited the car under his own power.
04 Oct 2020
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Kenny Delco
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Local racers shine at King of the Arch exhibition at NHRA Midwest Nationals

On Friday of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals, weekly bracket-racing competitors from World Wide Technology Raceway competed for the “King of the Arch” trophy. 
04 Oct 2020
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King of the Arch
When it comes to drag racing, it’s all in the family for the Ratulowskis. Dad John, 51, and sons Danny 25 and Mike 22, whose home track is World Wide Technology Raceway, can be found nearly every weekend at some dragstrip in the Midwest. On…
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World Wide Technology Raceway's High School Challenge exhibition runs at Midwest Nationals

Local teenage competitors made passes in front of the global audience watching the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil
04 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
high school challenge
See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the …
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Watch now! Comp Eliminator racing from the Midwest Nationals

Check out these 10 Comp Eliminator race cars from round one eliminations on Sunday at the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil
04 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Clint Neff Comp Eliminator
See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the …
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Sunday Preview: Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil

After a wild night of winner-take-all qualifying efforts and a Pro Stock qualifying order dictated by points standings, the order is set for race day.
04 Oct 2020
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Leah Pruett Top Fuel Round 1 Midwest Nationals
After a challenging day full of weather-induced qualifying delays that caused a lot of shuffling of Sportsman racing and rescheduling of start times for NHRA’s four pro divisions, the stage is set for Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Saturday gallery

Shooting this weekend for National Dragster, Marc Gewertz captured the action on and off the track Saturday at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by OPennzoil at World Wide Technology Raceway.
03 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Leah Pruett's Mopar team readies for battle 33
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Schumacher, Lee top nitro qualifiers; Pro Stock fields to be set by points standings

After a swelteringly hot Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals last weekend, the cool temperatures we all longed for greeted us in St. Louis for a wild of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
03 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Tony Schumacher Track Record
After a swelteringly hot Amalie NHRA Gatornationals last weekend, the cool temperatures we all longed for greeted us in St. Louis. But the drop in mercury also brought intermittent rain during Saturday’s qualifying for the 2020 Mopar Express Lane…
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Aaron Stanfield goes back-to-back in SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown

A lot has happened to Aaron Stanfield in the last month, and most of it has been good. In addition to reaching his first Pro Stock final in Gainesville, Stanfield has now won back-to-back races in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown after beating teammate David Janac in the Gainesville final, which was delayed by rain and ultimately moved to Dallas.
03 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Aaron Stanfield
A lot has happened to Aaron Stanfield in the last month,  and most of it has been good.  The third-generation racer won his first race in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown at Indy when he beat Mark Pawuk in the final round. Then,…
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Rain delay? Head to the Mopar and Dodge display at the Midwest Nationals

As the pesky rain fell, we went to check out some late-model-Hemi hardware during the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
03 Oct 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
The Dodge and Mopar display at the NHRA Midwest Nationals features Bondurant Driving School Hellcat Challengers 9
To catch all the action of the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil Oct. 2-4 in…
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Zizzo Racing adamant about competing in Top Fuel at Midwest Nationals

Team owner Tony Zizzo was motivated to see his Rust-Oleum team race even after undergoing a brain surgery. “We're going to St. Louis,” he proclaimed.
03 Oct 2020
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Zizzo Racing at 2020 NHRA Midwest Nationals
After the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals in September, team owner and father of T.J., Tony Zizzo, was scheduled for brain surgery to remove a longtime tumor. Racing the team’s Rust-Oleum Rocket Top Fuel dragster was put on hold. That is,…
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Watch now! Stock Eliminator racing from the Midwest Nationals

Check out these 23 Stock Eliminator race cars from round two eliminations at the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil
03 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Stock Eliminator Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil
See the detailed results HERE To catch all the action of the …
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Tricky Tipster: Gateway to greatness

Last week, Tipster had a decent showing when he correctly picked Steve Torrence and Matt Smith to win in Gainesville so as the tour heads westward to St. Louis for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, he’s feeling pretty good about his chances to keep the ball rolling.
02 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
Last week, Tipster had a decent showing when he correctly picked Steve Torrence and Matt Smith to win in Gainesville so as the tour heads westward to St. Louis for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil, he’s feeling…
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Victories by Fletcher, Sawyer, DiGenova, and Munroe conclude SPORTSnationals

The rain-delayed JEGS SPORTSnationals from New England Dragway was finally completed Oct. 1 during the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Series event at Virginia Motorsports Park, with victories going to Thomas Fletcher, Brian Sawyer, Deborah DiGenova, and Craig Munroe.
02 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Thomas Fletcher
The rain-delayed Aug, 22-23 JEGS SPORTSnationals from New England Dragway was finally completed Oct. 1 during the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Virginia Motorsports Park. Thomas Fletcher won Stock eliminator in his E/SA ‘…
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Alex Laughlin talks redemption, haters, and what it takes to win in Pro Stock

Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Pro Stock winner Alex Laughlin talked about his emotional victory at Gainesville Raceway one year after experiencing the heartbreak of a broken car in the final round.
02 Oct 2020
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Alex Laughlin
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Swamp Rat 14 rides again; the history of one of Top Fuel's most important cars

Steve Torrence won the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in a Don Garlits tribute car modeled after Garlits' famed Swamp Rat 14, one of the most important cars in Top Fuel history. Here's the story behind the success of Garlits' original SR14.
02 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Don Garlits
Even from 2,000 miles away, I could feel the electricity in the air when Steve Torrence made his first burnout in his Don Garlits Swamp Rat 14 tribute car at last weekend's Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. I was on the couch in Glendora,…
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Larry Larson plans first quarter-mile passes with his No-Prep Cadillac ATS-V at the Midwest Nationals

Larson wants to give NHRA fans a first-hand look at what his ProLine-powered Cadillac ATS-V can really do during the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
02 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Feature
Larry Larson plans first quarter-mile passes with his Cadillac ATS-V at the Midwest Nationals
It's time to see what Larry Larson's No Prep Kings Cadillac ATS-V is really capable of, and NHRA fans will get to witness it up-close and personal at the World Wide Technology Raceway this weekend. Larson's name will be familiar to NHRA…
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2019 NHRA Midwest Nationals flashback: The moment Karen Stoffer's struggles turned into satisfaction

Karen Stoffer had already qualified for the 2019 Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, but was still hunting for her first win when she paired off with Andrew Hines at the NHRA Midwest Nationals.
02 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Karen Stoffer first win in four years are 2019 NHRA Midwest Nationals
To catch all the action of the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil Oct. 2-4…
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Eckel, Guilmino, Foley score wins at second race at Virginia Motorsports Park

Don Eckel, Victor Guilmino, and Steve Foley led the list of winners as the Division 1 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader event completed Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park.
01 Oct 2020
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VMP
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Virginia Motorsports Park: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Don Eckel, Piscataway, N.J., '09 Prostart, C/DA, 6.921, 186.90…
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2019 Midwest Nationals Flashback: It was an all-Kalitta mosh pit after Shawn Langdon beat teammate J.R. Todd in Funny Car final

“What at incredible day. Going through qualifying, we didn’t have a fast car, but we did have a consistent racecar." —Shawn Langdon, on winning in Funny Car at the 2019 NHRA Midwest Nationals
01 Oct 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Shawn Langdon 2019 NHRA Midwest Nationals
"After Reading where we smoked the tires a lot and blew the tires off at the starting line, we kind of had to go in a conservative way. It put us behind in qualifying and we ended up qualifying tenth and didn’t give us a good draw in the first…
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