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Fan Fotos: Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, and Pro Stockers of the early 1980s, Part 2

Continue your trip down memory lane with these fan-submitted photos from NHRA national events of the early 1980s, including photos of Don Garlits, Tom McEwen, and many more,
03 Apr 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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  We’re back for Part 2 of Insider reader Jim Riddiford’s Fan Fotos, a collection of images shot in the early 1980s at places like Orange County Int’l Raceway, Bakersfield Raceway, and Ontario Motor Speedway. If you missed Part 1, you can…
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Nitro Time Machine: Upsets ruled the 1990 Winternationals

The 1990 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals featured a pair of major upsets courtesy of K.C. Spurlock and Lori Johns. Watch their incredible wins in this edition of NHRA Nitro Time Machine.
02 Apr 2020
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  K.C. Spurlock and Lori Johns opened the 1990 season with spectacular upsets at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Watch the two earn big wins in this edition of NHRA Nitro Time machine and check out even more …
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Torrence Racing, Don Garlits, and the story behind one of the coolest tribute cars ever

There’s a long list of reasons that we were all disappointed when NHRA was forced to suspend the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series portion of the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, but one of them had to be not getting to see Torrence Racing’s Don Garlits tribute car on the track. Here's the story behind the car's design and execution.
02 Apr 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Don Garlits
There’s a long list of reasons that we were all disappointed when NHRA was forced to suspend the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series portion of the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, but one of them had to be not getting to see Torrence Racing’s Don Garlits…
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NHRA announces tentative revised 2020 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of the sport earn their racing stripes, will tentatively resume May 15-17 with events in Division 2 at Atlanta Dragway and Division 4 at Alamo City Motorplex.
02 Apr 2020
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The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of the sport earn their racing stripes, returns to action after a hiatus stemming from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Drivers are eager to return to competition at premier racing…
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#NationalDragsterForAll: Read free issues of NHRA National Dragster magazine

NHRA National Dragster's newest issue, which includes Sportsman coverage from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, interviews with Clay Millican and Ron Capps, and a 10-second street-strip Mustang buildup, is now online for your free reading pleasure.
02 Apr 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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  With the declaration by NHRA officials that the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule will tentatively resume June 5, 2020, NHRA National Dragster and NHRA Members are announcing a temporary shift to a free,…
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Revised 2020 NHRA national event category schedule announced

NHRA has released the revised event-by-event class schedule, a matrix that includes which classes from all of its series will compete at which NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events in 2020.
02 Apr 2020
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Schedule
NHRA officials have released a revised 2020 category and class racing schedule. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the current pandemic, NHRA has made the difficult decision to cancel Stock and Super Stock class eliminations at all Mello Yello…
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Nitro Time Machine: Watch Al Segrini's wild victory at the 1985 Winternationals

Al Segrini scored a magnificent win at the 1985 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, traveling all the way from Massachusetts to bag the Funny Car Wally. Watch the victory in this edition of the NHRA Nitro Time Machine.
01 Apr 2020
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Al Segrini
  Funny Car legend Al Segrini picked up the 1985 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Wally in spectacular fashion after traveling all the way from Massachusetts. Watch Segrini's victory in this edition of NHRA Nitro Time Machine and check out…
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GALLERY: Stockers are way cool

The NHRA Stock Eliminator class features the greatest collection of classic and modern muscle cars in the world. Today's gallery features some of our current favorites.
01 Apr 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Join Top Fuel racers Steve Torrence and Austin Prock for a Facebook Live BBQ

Steve Torrence and Austin Prock hosted a Facebook Live BBQ on Thursday where fans could see what the two are cooking up.
01 Apr 2020
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  Get Grillin' With Austin Prock & Steve Torrence. John. Force. Racing | NHRA | American Hat Company Posted…
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Ron Capps and Cruz Pedregon take on World of Outlaws and NASCAR in a virtual Sprint Car and Dirt Late Model Race—Tune-in tonight at 8 p.m. ET on FS1

This is no April Fool’s joke, FOX Sports and World of Outlaws are teaming up with iRacing to host a virtual dirt track race tonight—and you can catch all the virtual dirt-slinging, left-hand-turning racing action on FS1.
01 Apr 2020
Ron Capps and Cruz Pedregon take on the World of Outlaws
This online event marks the beginning of a weekly FS1 series of iRacing competitions to be hosted at various virtual racetracks. And based on the fan popularity and early success of Funny Car…
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NHRA National Dragster will temporarily shift to a free-to-all digital magazine

NHRA National Dragster and NHRA Members are announcing a temporary shift to a free, digital bi-monthly magazine format until the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series resumes.
01 Apr 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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National Dragster
With the declaration by NHRA officials that the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule will tentatively resume June 5, 2020, NHRA National Dragster and NHRA Members are announcing a temporary shift to a free, digital bi-monthly…
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Color our world! Downloadable racing images for your kids to color

Kids, like adults, are probably going a little stir crazy during the “Stay At Home” days, but we’ve got you covered with five great colorable drawings to share with your family and friends. Download, color, and share. We'll print the best submissions!
01 Apr 2020
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Coloring book
Kids, like adults, are probably going a little stir crazy during the “Stay At Home” days, but we’ve got you covered with five great colorable drawings to share with your family and friends. Just click on the image (or link below); you can either…
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A deeper look at the new revised schedules for NHRA's specialty series

NHRA on FOX announcer Brian Lohnes walks racers and fans though the recent schedule revisions for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service, the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series, the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series, and the Mountain Motor Pro Stock category.
31 Mar 2020
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Weekend Update with Brian Lohnes, March 31: Your Tuesday NHRA catch-up

NHRA on FOX lead announcer Brian Lohnes checks in with the latest updates from the world of NHRA drag racing with news on NHRA drivers Ron Capps, Shawn Langdon, and Cruz Pedregon taking on the best from other motorsports in virtual competition.
31 Mar 2020
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Revised 2020 Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series announced

Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley racing returns to action at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, continuing the 10-race season at the prestigious Gatornationals.
31 Mar 2020
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Top Fuel Harley
The Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley season roars back to life at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals June 5-7 and completes its 10-race season with its first appearance at the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas. The Top Fuel Harley…
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NHRA releases revised schedule for 2020 Mountain Motor Pro Stock exhibitions

The popular Mountain Motor Pro Stock class will return to action at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago, and will also make stops in Denver, Brainerd, and St. Louis this season.
31 Mar 2020
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Mountain Motor Pro Stock
NHRA officials have released a revised 2020 schedule for Mountain Motor Pro Stock category, which will now compete at four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. The MMPS class will race July 9-12 at the Route 66 Nationals in Chicago, and will…
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Revised 2020 SamTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown schedule announced

The SAM Tech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown will return at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals June 5-7 for the first of eight events scheduled this season.
31 Mar 2020
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Factory stock
The School of Automotive Machinists and Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown will take center stage during eight NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events this season beginning with the prestigious Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, June 5-7. The…
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NHRA announces revised E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series schedule

Get all the information you need on the 12-race E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series here, including where you can see Stevie "Fast" Jackson defend his first NHRA world championship.
31 Mar 2020
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Pro Mod
The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series kicks off at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and concludes its 12-races season at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The season, which runs four months and spans the…
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NHRA announces revised schedule for Pro Mod, Top Fuel Harley, Factory Stock Showdown and Mountain Motor Pro Stock

NHRA officials have announced the revised schedules for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service, the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Series, the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series, and the Mountain Motor Pro Stock category.
31 Mar 2020
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After announcing a revised national event schedule last week, NHRA officials have announced the schedules for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod…
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DSR/DSM partner with Stratasys to aid in the fight of COVID-19 pandemic

Don Schumacher Racing and Don Schumacher Motorsports have joined the fight to help protect our nation’s brave health care workers on the front lines tirelessly treating patients seeking medical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
31 Mar 2020
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Don Schumacher
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) and Don Schumacher Motorsports (DSM), DSR’s manufacturing arm, have joined the fight to help protect our nation’s brave health care workers on the front lines tirelessly treating patients seeking medical assistance during…
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What NHRA's 1955 Nationals can teach us about fortitude during a pause in racing—97 Rare Photos!

In 1955, the NHRA staged its first national event in Great Bend, Kan. Heavy rains forced Wally Parks to reschedule the completion of the event nearly two months later—and NHRA drag racers proved the competition would be worth the wait.
30 Mar 2020
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Though the 1955 NHRA Nationals was slated to run in its entirety in Great Bend, Kan., Mother Nature had other plans with the worst rainstorm in 30 years hitting the area on Saturday night, washing out Sunday’s competition and pushing the final…
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GALLERY: Check out these iconic Funny Cars from the 1960s

Take a look back at some of the Funny Cars that entrenched the class as one of the most popular in NHRA Drag Racing.
30 Mar 2020
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The famed "Chi-Town Hustler" 17
The Chi-Town Hustler, "Jungle Jim" Liberman and Butch Leal all brought out incredible Funny Cars in the 1960s and are on full display in this gallery, featuring many of the floppers that got the fledgling category off the ground. You can also see…
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Show us your shop! JC Beattie Jr takes us on a tour of ATI Performance Products

JC Beattie Jr. of ATI Racing takes us for a walk through the company's machine shop—to show its capabilities and commitment to racers. Share your shop tour with us!
30 Mar 2020
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JC Beattie Jr ATI Performance Products
What's going on at your shop or garage? Are you building a new hot rod, tinkering with parts, or just want to show us where you do you hot rod dreaming and scheming? Send us a video and we'll share it with the drag racing world.  You can…
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World champ Ray Miller III recalls his incredible comeback

Ray Miller III's 2019 championship in Super Comp was followed by a lengthy hospital stay but he completed his comeback in time to score an emotional triumph at the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals.
30 Mar 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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For more than a decade, Ray Miller III has been labeled as “the next big thing” in the world of NHRA super-class racing. After delivering multiple national and divisional wins and a handful of top ten finishes, Miller, 29, finally delivered last…
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Show us your shop! Eric Dillard takes us on a tour of ProLine Racing shop

Eric Dillard of ProLine Racing takes us for a walk through the company's warehouse for a look at the wide variety of parts they stock. Share your shop tour with us!
30 Mar 2020
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Eric Dillard
What's going on at your shop or garage? Are you building a new hot rod, tinkering with parts, or just want to show us where you do you hot rod dreaming and scheming? Send us a video and we'll share it with the drag racing world.  You can…
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John Force shares message of encouragement from California headquarters—"We will get through this!"

“What I do know is, I’m building a game plan because I’m coming back racing… because that’s that drag racers do. NHRA will be back, the tracks will all be back… and we’ll be back doing what we love to do."
30 Mar 2020
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John Force
  John Force took to Facebook and other social media channels to share a message of encouragement with the NHRA community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The racer stood in his Yorba Linda, Calif. headquarters to tell fans that he and his team…
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From working out to homeschooling, bike champ Angelle Sampey is staying busy

Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey joined NHRA’s Lewis Bloom via Skype to talk about how she’s keeping herself busy, including her workout regimen and homeschooling, and talks about the new bike she tested prior to Gainesville.
30 Mar 2020
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Childhood memories and a first win: Gainesville is special to Brittany Force

When racing resumes with this year's Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville Raceway will be a welcome sight to Brittany Force. From being at the track as a baby to winning her first career race in Top Fuel, the track has been home to so many enjoyable occasions in her career.
30 Mar 2020
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Brittany Force
When the NHRA season restarts in June it will be with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, which is just great with Brittany Force, Gainesville Raceway was home to the first great moment in her own driving career, but her…
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The Lambeck family legacy remains strong in NHRA drag racing

Comp racer Doug Lambeck piles Wallys in multiple categories as he chases his first world championship while racing with his father.
29 Mar 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Lambeck
[This story appears in the March 17, 2020 issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine. See the full original layout!] In NHRA National Dragster…
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Nitro Time Machine: Watch Pat Austin's incredible double-up from 1991

Pat Austin pulled off an incredible double, the first in NHRA history, in Topeka in 1991 by winning in both Top Fuel and Top Alcohol Dragster - watch his feat in this throwback video.
29 Mar 2020
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Pat Austin
    Read the original story from the Sept. 13, 1991 issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine
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