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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Saturday Preview

It was a thunderous return to Bristol Dragway, capped off by the quickest run in track history, and now we’ll get to see what teams will do for an encore to close out qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
16 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Bristol Saturday
It was a thunderous return to Bristol Dragway, capped off by the quickest run in track history, and now we’ll get to see what teams will do for an encore to close out qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. After more than two years away…
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Pacific Division Lucas Oil Series roars into Tucson Dragway

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division is in action this weekend at Tucson Dragway. LATEST UPDATE: Friday qualifying
15 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 7
The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Tucson Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR 1) Kevin Carter, Peroria, Ariz., '10 Uyehara, A/ND, 7.313 seconds, -0.207…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over Bristol Dragway on the opening day of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, capturing the action on and off the track at the fifth race of the Countdown to the Championship.
15 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Brittany Force 40
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B. Force, Wilkerson, M. Smith lead Friday field at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Brittany Force set the track record under the lights in Top Fuel on Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) joined her as provisional No. 1 qualifiers at Bristol Dragway.
15 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Force
The NHRA’s first appearance at Bristol Dragway since 2019 ended in impressive fashion, as Brittany Force set the track record under the lights in Top Fuel on Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro…
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Clay Millican gets special surprise in memorable return to Bristol Dragway

Team owner Doug Stringer surprised Millican on Friday at Bristol Dragway with a special wrap dedicated to Millican’s late son, Dalton. It’s a nod to the “Blue Thunder” monster truck that Dalton drove, leaving Millican with another special memory in Thunder Valley.
15 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Feature
Clay
Clay Millican has a new look this weekend and it’s one he wasn’t expecting, but also one he couldn’t be more excited to showcase. Team owner Doug Stringer surprised Millican on Friday at Bristol Dragway with a special wrap dedicated to Millican’s…
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Toyota partners with Torrence Racing beginning with 2022 NHRA season

Torrence Racing will join Team Toyota beginning with the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The addition of Torrence Racing’s two-team effort expands Toyota’s team partnerships to include five Top Fuel dragsters and two Funny Cars.  
15 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Toyota partners with Torrence Racing
Torrence Racing will join Team Toyota beginning with the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The addition of Torrence Racing’s two-team effort expands Toyota’s team partnerships to include five Top Fuel dragsters and two Funny Cars.…
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DiPinto to continue primary sponsorship of Jim Dunn Racing in 2022 and beyond

DiPinto International Logistics, a full-service container drayage and warehousing company, will continue its primary support of Jim Dunn Racing for the upcoming 2022 season and beyond.  
15 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Jim Dunn Racing
DiPinto International Logistics, a full-service container drayage and warehousing company, will continue its primary support of Jim Dunn Racing for the upcoming 2022 season and beyond.   For many years, was an associate sponsor of the NHRA…
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TechNet Professional will continue to sponsor Top Fuel’s Josh Hart in 2022

TechNet Professional will continue to be a major primary sponsor of Josh Hart’s Top Fuel dragster in the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series
15 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Josh Hart
TechNet Professional, an Advance Auto Parts-operated network of more than 13,000 independently-owned vehicle repair shops across the United States and Canada, will continue to be a major primary sponsor of Josh Hart’s Top Fuel dragster in the 2022…
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Tricky Tipster: Looking for some late-season mountain magic in Bristol

Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s resident wizard of odds, has gone with points leaders Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) as the favorites for this weeks' Bristol event.
15 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Matt Hagan
Denver’s Bandimere Speedway isn’t the only NHRA national event facility that is surrounded by mountains and features a breathtaking view. Bristol Dragway also fits that bill and it’s the site of this week’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The…
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Matt Smith hopes to follow in father’s successful footsteps in Bristol

Matt Smith has never raced at Bristol Dragway, but he doesn’t have to look far to see the impact his family has had at the fan-favorite facility. Smith’s father, Rickie, was named one of the Legends of Thunder Valley in 2007 and has his name alongside other Bristol legends atop the grandstands. 
15 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Matt Smith
Matt Smith has never raced at Bristol Dragway, but he doesn’t have to look far to see the impact his family has had at the fan-favorite facility. Smith’s father, Rickie, was named one of the Legends of Thunder Valley in 2007 after his longtime…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday Preview

Radically different from stepping foot in Thunder Valley over Father’s Day weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will head to Bristol Dragway in October and in the thick of the Countdown to the Championship.
15 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Bristol Friday
Bristol in October? Now, that’s something new. Radically different from stepping foot in Thunder Valley over Father’s Day weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will head to Bristol Dragway in the thick of the Countdown to the…
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Funny Car hero Ron Capps is looking to find more Bristol Dragway magic

Nobody feels more at home in Thunder Valley than Don Schumacher Racing's Ron Capps. The veteran standout in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series has won a Funny Car-best five times at the fan-favorite facility.
14 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Ron Capps
Bristol Dragway might be close to home for defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan, but there’s nobody who feels more at home in Thunder Valley than his Don Schumacher Racing teammate, Ron Capps. The veteran standout in the NHRA Camping World…
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Tony Stewart Racing to join NHRA in 2022 with two full-time entries

Championship-winning racecar driver Tony Stewart is joining the NHRA in 2022. His eponymous team, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR), will field two fulltime entries — one in Top Fuel for nine-time event winner Leah Pruett and one in Funny Car for 39-time event winner Matt Hagan.
14 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Tony Stewart Racing
After more than four decades of racing around in circles, Tony Stewart has embarked on a straight and narrow path, albeit at more than 300 mph.   The championship-winning racecar driver who has successfully transitioned to being a…
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Tickets now on sale for final Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals

Tickets are now on sale for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil, which takes place April 22-24 during the 2022 NHRA season and will mark the final NHRA national event at Houston Raceway Park.
14 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Houston
Tickets are now on sale for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil, which takes place April 22-24 during the 2022 NHRA season and will mark the final NHRA national event at Houston Raceway Park.   As the rich…
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A Pair Of Hot Shoes: Greg Anderson and Ron Capps on the NHRA Insider podcast

Greg Anderson and Ron Capps join NHRA Insider podcast host Brian Lohnes to talk about their success at the Texas NHRA FallNationals, their championship hopes, and, in the case of Capps, an interesting upcoming weekend at Bristol Dragway. 
13 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  Greg Anderson and Ron Capps join NHRA Insider podcast host Brian Lohnes to talk about their success at the Texas NHRA FallNationals, their championship hopes, and, in the case of Capps, an interesting upcoming weekend at Bristol…
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Bristol 2012: Mike Edwards and Allen Johnson in a race almost too close to call

There are no ties in drag racing but at the 2012 Bristol race, Allen Johnson and Mike Edwards came darn close in their classic Pro Stock confrontation.
13 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Edwards and AJ
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He's back! Tony Schumacher will be gunning for ninth Top Fuel title in 2022

Eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, will kick off his campaign for a ninth series title beginning with the 2022 NHRA season opener in Pomona with backing from the Maynard family.
13 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Tony schumacher
The winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history will return to Don Schumacher Racing in 2022, where he will reprise his role as a championship-contending driver. Eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher will kick off his campaign for a…
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Cameron Ferré will run final three 2021 races with Paton Racing and EMPI Inc.

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series driver Cameron Ferré has linked up with Paton Racing and EMPI Inc. — the largest VW aftermarket manufacturer and wholesaler — for the remaining events on the schedule for 2021.
13 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Cameron Ferré
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series driver Cameron Ferré has linked up with Paton Racing and EMPI Inc. — the largest VW aftermarket manufacturer and wholesaler — for the remaining events on the schedule for 2021. After an 18-month layoff due to…
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Josh Hart to feature pink TechNet/Brakes For Breasts dragster in Bristol

Josh Hart's TechNet Professional Top Fuel dragster will feature the signage of Brakes for Breasts at the upcoming NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Oct. 15-17.
13 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Josh Hart
Josh Hart will go pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. His TechNet Professional Top Fuel dragster will feature the signage of Brakes for Breasts at the upcoming NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Oct. 15-17. "It's Breast…
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In Memoriam

12 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
In Memoriam
Recent passings of notable figures from within the NHRA world. The NHRA extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of those we have lost. John "Tarzan" Austin, one of the colorful figures on nitro drag…
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Free online seminar for engine professionals and enthusiasts on NHRA.tv

Be a part of the most comprehensive and informative all digital event in the performance engine industry. This is the opportunity for engine professionals and enthusiasts to hone their skills, discover new techniques, explore cutting-edge technologies and interact with other industry members. Watch it on NHRA.tv
12 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Seminar
  Be a part of the most comprehensive and informative all digital event in the performance engine industry. This is the opportunity for engine professionals and enthusiasts to hone their skills, discover new techniques, explore cutting-edge…
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Travis Shumake continues historic journey to earn Funny Car license

Second-generation drag racer Travis Shumake took another major step forward in pursuing his dream of becoming a professional NHRA Funny Car driver Monday at Texas Motorplex, making several passes under the direction of two-time NHRA world champion driver and crew chief Del Worsham.
12 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Travis Shumake
Photos by Bob Szelag Second-generation drag racer Travis Shumake, 37, took another major step forward in pursuing his dream of becoming a professional NHRA Funny Car driver Monday. Shumake, son of popular 1970s  and '80s…
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Five things we learned at the Texas NHRA FallNationals

From an extra qualifying session, huge qualifying bonuses, extravagant driver introductions under the lights and during pre-race ceremonies, the Stampede of Speed and Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex took the grandiose to new levels. Here's what we learned in Texas.
11 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Feature
5 Things
The Stampede of Speed proved that everything is indeed bigger in Texas. From an extra qualifying session, huge qualifying bonuses, extravagant driver introductions under the lights and during pre-race ceremonies, the Stampede of Speed and Texas NHRA…
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Unofficial Camping World points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the Texas NHRA FallNationals, the 17th event of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, and the fourth of the Countdown to the Championship.
10 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Points
Unofficial points standings following the completion of the Texas NHRA FallNationals, the 17th event of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, and the fourth of the Countdown to the Championship. Official points will be posted…
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Justin Ashley upsets points leader Steve Torrence for second Top Fuel victory

Justin Ashley pulled off a major upset in the Top Fuel final at the Texas NHRA FallNationals defeating points-leading world champ and homestate favorite Steve Torrence by just .005-second.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley pulled off a major upset in the Top Fuel final at the Texas NHRA FallNationals defeating points-leading world champ and homestate favorite Steve Torrence by just .005-second for his second win in the class. Both drivers left with…
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Ron Capps scores points-crucial victory in dramatic Funny Car final in Dallas

Ron Capps closed the gap on his points-leading teammate Matt Hagan by beating him in a clutch performance in the final round of the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Capps now trails Hagan by just 33 points.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
Ron Capps closed the gap on his points-leading teammate Matt Hagan by beating him in a clutch performance in the final round of the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Capps defeated Hagan on a holeshot, 3.93 to 3.91, to collect his second win of the season…
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Matt Smith retakes points lead with huge Pro Stock Motorcycle in Dallas

Matt Smith raced his way from third place to first in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings and collected his fifth win of the season on Hector Arana Jr.’s final-round red-light at the Texas NHRA FallNationals.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith raced his way from third place to first in the standings and collected his fifth win of the season on Hector Arana Jr.’s final-round red-light at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Smith, who had led eight of the 11 races this season,…
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Perfect day for Greg Anderson: Pro Stock history and an expanded points lead

Greg Anderson finally surpassed his mentor, Warren Johnson, as Pro Stock’s winningest driver with his 98th career win, but he also benefited from the early losses of his closest points pursuers on a wild final day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
The day simply could not have gone any better for Greg Anderson. Not only did the four-time world champion finally surpass his mentor, Warren Johnson, as Pro Stock’s winningest driver with his 98th career win, but he also benefited from the early…
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Lyle Barnett drives to first career E3 Pro Mod win in Dallas

In his first year driving in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Lyle Barnett raced to his first career win on Sunday at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
10 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Lyle Barnett
In his first year driving in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Lyle Barnett raced to his first career win on Sunday at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The event, which was presented…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over Texas Motorplex on the final day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals, capturing the action on and off the track at the fourth event of the Countdown to the Championship.
10 Oct 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
You know you're in Texas when ... 56
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