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Steve Torrence and Brittany Force locked in duel for 2019 Top Fuel title

Steve Torrence can win his second-straight Top Fuel title at the Auto Club NHRA Finals if he holds off Brittany Force and a handful of competitors on Sunday.
13 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Steve Torrence and Brittany Force
Steve Torrence can win his second-straight Top Fuel title at the Auto Club NHRA Finals if he holds off Brittany Force and a handful of competitors on Sunday. He leads Force by 16 points and can extend his lead to 39 points (a full round) if the…
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How Robert Hight can fight off seven contenders for Funny Car title

13 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Robert Hight
Robert Hight heads to his home track, Auto Club Raceway, with more round wins than any other Funny Car driver and an opportunity to win his third title. He leads Jack Beckman by 46 points and will automatically clinch a title by going the same…
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Beta Motorcycles will back Doug Gordon Alcohol Funny Car effort through 2021

Perennial world championship contender Doug Gordon's Top Alcohol Funny Car will be backed by Beta Motorcycles for the next two seasons.
13 Nov 2019
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Doug Gordon
Perennial world championship contender Doug Gordon's Top Alcohol Funny Car will be backed by Beta Motorcycles for the next two seasons. Gordon, who has driven to 30-plus final round appearances in national competition, dozens of divisional and…
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Justin Ashley will team with Auto Shocker for 2020 rookie Top Fuel season

Up and coming Top Fuel driver Justin Ashley will team with Biocide Systems' Auto Shocker brand in 2020 for a run at winning the NHRA's Auto Club Road to the Future award. Auto Shocker will debut on Ashley's dragster this weekend at the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
13 Nov 2019
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Justin Ashley
Up and coming Top Fuel driver Justin Ashley will team with Biocide Systems' Auto Shocker brand in 2020 for a run at winning the NHRA's Auto Club Road to the Future award as well as making the company a household name among drag racing enthusiasts…
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Pro Stock legends take the stage at NHRA SEMA breakfast

Brian Lohnes interviewed Pro Stock legends Warren Johnson, Herb McCandless, Greg Anderson, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders at the NHRA SEMA breakfast in Las Vegas; getting some of the best stories from the heroes of the naturally aspirated category.
12 Nov 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pro Stock
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Erica Enders must hold off Jeg Coughlin Jr. to win third title

Erica Enders is on the verge of her third title, but Jeg Coughlin Jr. will have something to say about it.
12 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Erica Enders
SECOND IN A SERIES Erica Enders begins the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona with a great opportunity to win her third Pro Stock world championship and first since 2015. She holds a 92-point lead over Elite Motorsports teammate Jeg…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sportsman Highlights

12 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Dallas Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Just six days after winning the rain-delayed NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, Megan Meyer and Sean Bellemeur cashed again with wins at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Meyer won her eighth race in Top Alcohol Dragster, and Bellemeur bagged…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Megan Meyer

12 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Megan Meyer competed in 15 events in 2019 and reached the final round of 13 of them and finished with eight wins, including the Dallas race. Meyer went to the Top Alcohol Dragster final round after semifinal opponent Monroe Guest red-lighted by a…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

12 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Sean Bellemeur has been red-hot lately with three straight national event wins in Reading, Charlotte, and now Dallas to put the wraps on his second consecutive national championship. In his latest final in Top Alcohol Funny Car, Bellemeur topped…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Top Sportsman winner Kamron Wright

12 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Racing in his first national event of the season, Wright earned the title in Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs after he defeated Bengt Blomberg in the final. Wright put together a solid run in the final with a .010 light and a 6.626 on his 6.60…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Comp winner Joey Tanksley

12 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Comp winner Tanksley struggled with a number of early losses this season, but his persistence paid off with his fourth career victory. Tanksley, in his C/Dragster, got to the final round with a clean index and then drove to a (-.556) 6.924 for the…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Gas winner Casey Plaizier

12 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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For the second straight year, Plaizier left Texas Motorplex with a Wally after winning the Super Gas title. In the final round, Plaizier took his 160-mph Corvette up against the 110-mph Camaro of Tim Nicholson and won by a narrow 9.913 to 9.922…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Comp winner Don Nichols

12 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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After a second-place finish in last year’s Super Comp points battle, Nichols won his second national event title in a close 8.932 to 8.934 race against Christopher Dodd in the final round. Nichols’ best performance came in the third round, where he…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Stock winner Brandon Bakies

12 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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In the last 12 months, Stock winner Brandon Bakies has appeared in four national event finals and has a pair of wins after topping Dale Hulquist in Dallas. Bakies, a part of the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown fleet, gave up a slight lead to…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Super Street winner John Leibham

12 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Driving a Camaro that has been in his family for three generations, Super Street winner Leibham won his first title after final-round opponent Jim Burrell fouled by .001-second in his Ford Torino. In order to reach the final, Leibham had to race two…
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Summit Racing Series national titles on the line at Auto Club NHRA Finals

The top Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Super Pro Motorcycle racers from NHRA’s seven geographical divisions will journey to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to vie for national titles in the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship.
12 Nov 2019
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Summit
The top Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Super Pro Motorcycle racers from NHRA’s seven geographical divisions will journey to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to vie for national titles in the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship. Summit…
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Bahrain International Circuit renews with NHRA Worldwide Network program

NHRA has announced that the Bahrain International Circuit, which currently boasts a vibrant drag racing community and numerous events, has extended their NHRA Worldwide Network agreement.  
12 Nov 2019
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NHRA Worldwide
NHRA has announced that the Bahrain International Circuit, which currently boasts a vibrant drag racing community and numerous events, has extended their NHRA Worldwide Network agreement.   NHRA Worldwide Network is designed to enable drag…
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John Force, Don Prudhomme, and Terry Vance to star in special Night of Champions

NHRA legends John Force, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, and Terry Vance will be part of a very special “Night of Champions” this Friday at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by AAA.
12 Nov 2019
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Night of Champions
NHRA legends John Force, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, and Terry Vance will be part of a very special “Night of Champions” this Friday at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by AAA. Past Funny Car world champ Jack Beckman will be the…
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How to stop Andrew Hines from winning his sixth title at the Auto Club NHRA Finals

The Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider enters Pomona with a big lead, but he can be stopped.
12 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Andrew Hines
FIRST IN A SERIES Andrew Hines opened the 2019 season with a victory at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, ending a year-long stretch of leaving drag strips emptyhanded. He dropped from first place only once: the second…
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2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Championship Scenarios

Here's how the 2019 championships can wrap up at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona
12 Nov 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Winners
These scenarios look at what a racer must do to keep their title hopes alive. Keep in mind everyone except the category leader needs help to win a title. So, the fifth-place racer winning out may not be enough if the second-place racer is the runner…
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The road to 150 female wins: A video salute to those who helped make it happen

At the recent Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil, Erica Enders scored the 150th win by a female in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, followed shortly by Brittany Force winning Top Fuel for No. 151. Here’s a look back at all of the women who helped to reach that milestone.
11 Nov 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Erica Enders
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Super Stock, Super Comp, and Super Gas season championships still up for grabs

In addition to the drama of four Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championships being decided at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the last three season champs in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series also will be decided at the event.
11 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Ray Miller
In addition to the drama of four Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championships being decided at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, the last three world champions in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series also will be decided at the event. The championships in…
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Hot rod and collector-car owners can display their cars at Auto Club NHRA Finals

Owners of 1983 and earlier hot rod and collector-car owners can display their cars in the Hot Rod Junction at the Auto Club NHRA Finals and save on admission for the event at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona Nov. 14-17.
11 Nov 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Hot Rod Junction
Owners of 1983 and earlier hot rod and collector-car owners can display their cars in the Hot Rod Junction at the Auto Club NHRA Finals and save on admission for the dramatic 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season finale at Auto Club…
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Audrey Worm announces all-female-led Top Fuel team for 2020 season

Audrey Worm, one of the few female owner/drivers in NHRA Top Fuel history, has announced that she will field an all-female-led team in 2020. Worm, has hired Ashley Fye as her crew chief for her 2020 season, along with Jenna Drake as the car chief.
11 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Audrey Worm
Audrey Worm, one of the few female owner/drivers in NHRA Top Fuel history, has announced that she will field an all-female-led team in 2020. Worm, who launched her Top Fuel driving career in late 2017, has hired Ashley Fye as her crew chief for…
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Cowie, Whiteley, and Mozeris lead winners at Lucas Oil Series finale in Las Vegas

Shawn Cowie, Annie Whiteley, and Joe Mozeris led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season wrapped up at the Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
10 Nov 2019
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Shawn Cowie
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Shawn Cowie, Langley, B.C., 5.437, 271.19…
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Robert Hight embracing pressure to perform at home track with world title

With a possible third world title in reach, Funny Car's Robert Hight hopes to again come through in the clutch at his home track at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Nov. 14-17.
09 Nov 2019
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Robert Hight
Robert Hight has been in this situation before and it’s one that never gets old. The Funny Car standout is competing at his home track, at his sponsor’s race with the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world title on the line, and it’s a moment…
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NHRA announces 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, returns to action for the 2020 race season to compete at premier racing facilities across the country.
08 Nov 2019
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Lucas Oil
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of the sport earn their racing stripes, returns to action for the 2020 race season to compete at premier racing facilities across the country. The action-packed series kicks off at…
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Dragster Insider: Novembers to remember

Twelve-plus years and still going strong, the Dragster Insider column tells "the stories behind the stories" in the history of our sport. Here's a look back at some November stories from its archives.
08 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Dragster Insider
"Everything changes, that's a fact," to quote my musical hero Bruce Springsteen, and that's certainly been true over the 12-plus years of the Dragster Insider column. If you were around back in its inception in 2007, I used to write this column…
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Photo gallery: NHRA at the SEMA Show

NHRA has taken part in every SEMA Show since its inception in 1967, and 2019 is certainly no exception. Headquartered in Booth 10,000, the NHRA display hosted autograph sessions and a four-day live video stream that hosted racers, manufacturers, and other notables from the hot-rodding world.
07 Nov 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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SEMA Show
Photos by Larry Chen Antron Brown's Matco Tools Top Fueler, Robert Hight's Auto Club Funny Car, Erica Enders' Melling Pro Stocker, and Andrew Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle were all on display at the NHRA booth.…
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Tickets on sale for Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties

Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. This event marks the ninth stop on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit.
07 Nov 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Topeka
Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. This event marks the ninth stop on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit. As is tradition for Heartland Motorsports Park, the Menards NHRA…
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