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Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Doug Gordon’s two daughters follow in his footsteps

The Gordon sisters; 16-year-old Maddi and 15-year-old Macie featured on the NBC affiliate in central California
21 Apr 2021
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Maddi and Macie Gordon
    Read more: After years of close calls, Doug Gordon finally wins first TAFC championship…
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Join the Atlanta Dragway SealMaster Track Walk at final Southern Nationals

NHRA fans attending the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, the final NHRA national event to be hosted at Atlanta Dragway, can get the chance to walk the fabled quarter-mile strip at “Georgia’s House of Speed” on the SealMaster Track Walk, Sunday, May 2.
21 Apr 2021
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Atlanta Dragway
NHRA fans attending the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, the final NHRA national event to be hosted at Atlanta Dragway, can get the chance to walk the fabled quarter-mile strip at “Georgia’s House of Speed” on the Southern Nationals Final…
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Jason Rupert completes Funny Car licensing runs, plans Sonoma debut

Former Nostalgia Funny Car champion Jason Rupert completed the two full passes he needed to upgrade his competition license to drive in the Funny Car ranks in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Rupert plans to make his Professional debut at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
21 Apr 2021
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Jason Rupert
During testing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Monday following the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Jason Rupert completed the two full passes he needed to upgrade his competition license to drive in the Funny Car ranks…
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4/21: Not just a date, but a legendary 421-cid Pontiac engine that changed drag racing forever—Footage and photos!

In the early 1960s, Detroit was in a horsepower war. With nearly a dozen car brands offered by the Big Three automakers, the competition for sales was brutal—even between divisions.
21 Apr 2021
David Kennedy
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How did Chevrolet, Ford, Plymouth, and Pontiac make their cars stand out and sell in such a competitive marketplace? Simple, they won races. One of Detroit’s masters of selling performance was an auto executive named Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen.…
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Quadruple the competition; why four-wide drag racing is so tough on drivers

Fans love it, but four-wide racing challenges every racer — every time. Hear from Matt Hagan, Angelle Sampey, Alexis DeJoria, Justin Ashley, Alex Laughlin, and Ryan Oehler on the challenges they faced at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
20 Apr 2021
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Mid America Dragway hosts first local NHRA member track YES program event

Mid America Dragway, a Division 5 NHRA member track outside of Ark City, Kan., made some history Monday by hosting the first NHRA Youth and Education Services event at a non-NHRA national event track.
20 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Mid America Dragway
Mid America Dragway, a Division 5 NHRA member track outside of Ark City, Kan., made some history Monday by hosting the first NHRA Youth and Education Services event at a non-NHRA national event track. The YES program, a staple of NHRA youth…
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Division 3 Lucas Oil event at World Wide Technology Raceway postponed

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event scheduled for this weekend, April 23-25, at World Wide Technology Raceway has been postponed due to impending inclement weather. The event has been scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 3 as part of a doubleheader.
20 Apr 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 3
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event scheduled for this weekend, April 23-24-25, at World Wide Technology Raceway has been postponed due to impending inclement weather. The event will now be run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil…
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Five things we learned at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

The Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was just the second event of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series and the first of two four-wide events on the calendar. Here are five key takeaways from the event.
20 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
The Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was just the second event of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, but we learned a lot at the race, the first of two four-wide events on the calendar…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four Wide Nationals Sunday Gallery

As the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four Wide Nationals raced to a conclusion on Sunday, National Dragster's ace photo staff was once again on hand to capture all the on and off-track action.
18 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Steve Torrence wins Top Fuel at the four-wides for the fifth time in last six tries

Steve Torrence continued his amazing success at four-wide events by winning for the fifth time in the last six events at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four Wide nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence continued his amazing success at four-wide events by winning for the fifth time in the last six events, giving his mother a birthday present and a new plaything for new daughter Haven. Torrence, who won four-wide titles in…
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Bob Tasca III takes home his first four-wide victory with huge Las Vegas win

Bob Tasca III won his first four-wide title, winning the final at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on a holeshot to collect his seventh career Funny Car win and ninth overall in NHRA competition.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Bob Tasca III
Bob Tasca III won his first four-wide title, winning the final at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on a holeshot to collect his seventh career Funny Car win and ninth overall in NHRA competition. Tasca’s Motorcraft/Quick lane Ford,…
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Erica Enders wins 30th Pro Stock crown in 300th start from 'unlucky' 13th spot

Anyone that comes to Las Vegas knows that the numbers can mean everything and Erica Enders hit the jackpot at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with some lucky threes.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Anyone that comes to Las Vegas knows that the numbers can mean everything and Erica Enders hit the jackpot at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with some lucky threes. After two tire-shaking qualifying efforts, it looked like the…
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Ryan Oehler overcomes mechanical woes to collect second career victory

Ryan Oehler’s weekend at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals began with a triple brake failure that put his EBR into the top-end sand trap but ended up with he and his crew standing in their second career winner’s circle
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ryan Oehler
Ryan Oehler’s weekend at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals began with a triple brake failure that put his Flying Ryan EBR into the top-end sand trap at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but his weekend ended up with he and his crew…
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Denso Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday news and notes

News and notes from final eliminations at the Denso Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
News and notes from final eliminations at the Denso Spark Plug NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. ROUND ONE Top Fuel Clay Millican (3.758) and Billy Torrence (3.765) advanced out of the first…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday preview

Twice a year, the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series go four-wide for eliminator glory, making for a wild and sometimes confusing final day of eliminations, and there's no reason to expect that this year's Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will be any different.
18 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Las Vegas
Twice a year, the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series go four-wide for eliminator glory, making for a wild and sometimes confusing final day of eliminations. After two days of qualifying at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,…
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Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, Matt Smith lead Las Vegas fields

Brittany Force and Robert Hight put John Force Racing at the top of both the Top Fuel and Funny Car fields while Denso-backed Greg Anderson and Matt Smith claimed Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle poles at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas.
17 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Brittany Force and Robert Hight put John Force Racing at the top of both the Top Fuel and Funny Car fields while Denso-backed Greg Anderson and Matt Smith claimed Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle poles as the fields were set for the Denso Spark…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Saturday Gallery

There was a lot of action on and off the track on the final day of qualifying for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and National Dragster's award-winning photographers were there to capture it.
17 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Steve Torrence on four-wides, fatherhood, and why he no longer feels so tough

There’s a lot for Steve Torrence to be happy about. His Capco Contractors dragster is sitting in No. 1 in Top Fuel, it’s his birthday (38), and he’s still basking in the glow of new fatherhood after becoming a dad April 7.
17 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence
There’s a lot for Steve Torrence to be happy about heading into Saturday’s final qualifying sessions at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. His Capco Contractors dragster is sitting in a familiar position atop the Top Fuel field, it’s…
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Top Fuel star Brittany Force eager to pick up where she left off in Las Vegas

Heading back into the seat of her 11,000-hp Monster Energy/Flav-R-Pac dragster after more than a year away, Brittany Force's joy was evident in Gainesville and it will be apparent at this weekend’s Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
17 Apr 2021
Josh Hachat
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Brittany Force
Heading back into the seat of her 11,000-hp Monster Energy/Flav-R-Pac dragster after more than a year away, Brittany Force experienced all the expected nerves one might expect. But as the dragster fired up and Force made those first runs, it…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Saturday preview

After a single opening salvo Friday, teams from the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will get two shots at the four-wide Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to try to secure a spot in their respective fields and to get a feel for two of the three lanes they didn’t run on Friday.
17 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Las Vegas
After a single opening salvo Friday, teams from the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will get two shots at the four-wide Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to try to secure a spot in their respective fields and to get a feel for two of the three…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Friday photo gallery

The Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series returned to action with the Denso Spark Plugs Four Wide Nationals and the talented photographers of National Dragster were there to capture all the action from the first day of qualifying.
16 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Torrence, Hight, Stanfield, and Smith lead opening-day fields in Las Vegas

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) lead their respective fields after the opening day of qualifying at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las vegas
16 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) lead their respective fields after the opening day of qualifying at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip…
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Funny Car school continues as Bobby Bode readies for first four-wide outing

Funny Car rookie Bobby Bode has made hundreds of passes in a long and successful NHRA Jr. Dragster career and even has 25 laps under his safety belts in three events in his newest ride, dad’s Funny Car, but he'll be looking at a four-wide Christmas Tree for the first time this weekend.
16 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Bobby Bode
Bobby Bode has made hundreds of passes in a long and successful NHRA Jr. Dragster career, has licensed in Super Comp, wheeled an Alcohol Funny Car at the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School, and even has 25 laps under his safety belts in three events in…
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MSI National, GaragePipe, Dirtcom partner with Millican team for Las Vegas race

Mainline Sales Inc., has partnered with the Clay Millican-driven Stringer Performance Top Fuel team to showcase a new MSI National product line , GaragePipe, at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
16 Apr 2021
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Clay Millican
Mainline Sales Inc., has partnered with the Clay Millican-driven Stringer Performance Top Fuel team to showcase a new MSI National product line from their manufacturer portfolio with GaragePipe, a division of the Phoenix, Ariz.-based AIRpipe USA.…
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NHRA in 30: The Women of Top Fuel airs tonight at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1

Tonight at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, FS1 will air a special NHRA in 30 show, the Women of Top Fuel, tracking the rich history of female racers in NHRA’s quickest and fastest class.
16 Apr 2021
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A second straight Vegas win would be extra meaningful for Angie Smith

Angie Smith has a new bike, but she’s hoping for the same result from her last appearance at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, this time at her sponsor’s race, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
16 Apr 2021
Josh Hachat
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Angie Smith
Angie Smith has a new bike, but she’s hoping for the same result from her last appearance at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Smith closed out her 2020 Pro Stock Motorcycle with a victory in Vegas last fall and she’s back this weekend…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Friday preview

When the first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series kicks off later today at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it will have been nearly two years since NHRA’s Pro stars have competed four-wide.
16 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Las Vegas
When the first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series kicks off later today at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it will have been nearly two years since NHRA’s Pro stars have competed four-wide. Due to the pandemic, both 2020 four-wide…
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Ron Capps talks Don Prudhomme, Jay Leno, Vegas four-wide, and more on WFO Radio

Ron Capps, one of NHRA Drag Racing’s winningest drivers, joined Joe Castello of WFO Radio for a deep dive into the 2021 NHRA season.
15 Apr 2021
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Ron Capps
Ron Capps, one of NHRA Drag Racing’s winningest drivers, joined Joe Castello of WFO Radio for a deep dive into the 2021 NHRA season. Capps discusses the many changes on his team at Don Schumacher Racing, Don Prudhomme's recent 80th birthday…
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Vance & Hines to offer V-Twin engine for Pro Stock Motorcycle customers

The Vance & Hines team will begin offering their VH160VT V-Twin engine to Pro Stock Motorcycle customers beginning June 1.
15 Apr 2021
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vance and hines
Last month at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the Vance & Hines team debuted their four-valve Suzuki engine, which carried Angelle Sampey to her first 200-mph runs and also powered the Suzuki entries of Joey Gladstone, Cory Reed, and…
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Tricky Tipster: It's time to go four-wide racing in Las Vegas

With just one event in the books, we’ve seen just a random sampling from NHRA’s Pro racers. To that end, here are Tricky Tipster’s best bets for this weekend's Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
15 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Steve Torrence
Racing in the thin desert air of Las Vegas presents its own set of unique challenges to NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pros, but when combined with the unpredictable nature of the four-wide format, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-…
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