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Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen believes he’s a win waiting to happen

Terry McMillen sees his recent struggles at the past two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races as a minor roadblock for what he believes will be another productive season and thinks his team is due for its first win of the 2019 season.
22 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Terry McMillen
Terry McMillen sees his recent struggles at the past two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races as a minor roadblock for what he believes will be another productive season. He also thinks his team is due for its first win of the 2019 season and…
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Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park Lucas Oil regional event postponed

NHRA and Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park officials have announced that due to inclement weather, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional event at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park event originally scheduled for this weekend is being rescheduled to Aug. 2-3
22 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 4
NHRA and Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park officials have announced that due to inclement weather continuing to plague the entire South Central Division, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional event at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park event…
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Toyota continues to “Go Places” as Official Car of NHRA

Toyota has extended its agreement to serve as the Official Car of NHRA. As such, the distinguished automotive brand will have a season-long presence at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events and will be featured prominently in NHRA’s television broadcasts.
22 May 2019
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Toyota
Toyota has extended its agreement to serve as the Official Car of NHRA. As such, the distinguished automotive brand will have a season-long presence at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events and will be featured prominently in NHRA’s television…
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The Sports Report: Back on the winning track

Absent from the winner's circle for nearly three years, Joe Santangelo came back in style with a near double at the Virginia NHRA Nationals
22 May 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
joeS
Most racers, even the ones who win a lot like Dan Fletcher and David Rampy, can’t help but wonder if their latest win might be their last. As much as all successful racers have an abundance of self-confidence, the realities of NHRA racing in the…
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Fast Five: Virginia NHRA Nationals

NHRA on FOX broadcasters Lewis Bloom and Brian Lohnes bring the top five moments from the Virginia NHRA Nationals with the latest edition of the Fast Five.
21 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
Bob Tasca III
//hide image on specific article jQuery(document).ready(function ($) { $( ".article-card__feature img:first-of-type" ).hide(); }); NHRA on FOX broadcasters Lewis Bloom and Brian Lohnes return to bring the top five moments from the…
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Route 66 Raceway to kicks off huge four-race NHRA Mello Yello Series stretch

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to state-of-the-art Route 66 Raceway for the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals on May 30-June 2, kicking off a stretch of four straight races.
21 May 2019
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Chicago
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to state-of-the-art Route 66 Raceway for the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals on May 30-June 2, kicking off a stretch of four straight races. Drivers want to start this rigorous stretch on an…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Bo Butner wins again, highlights great K.B. Racing weekend

Bo Butner won for the fourth time in five races but remains a few points short of passing Jeg Coughlin Jr. for the NHRA Power Rankings lead.
20 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
Pro Stock returned to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit and no team looked better than K.B. Racing. Jason Line put his Summit Chevrolet on the pole, Bo Butner won the race and Greg Anderson took runner up. That dominance may not last, but…
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Santangelo, Dent lead Lucas Oil Series winners at Virginia NHRA Nationals

Joe Santangelo in Super Stock and Wallace Dent in Stock lead the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Virginia Motorsports Park
  Super Stock Joe Santangelo, Chevy Camaro, 10.250, 118.73 def. Steve Comella, Dodge Dart, 8.838, 146.19.  Stock Eliminator Wallace Dent, Chevy Camaro, 10.624, 123.40 def. Joe Lisa, Camaro, 10.…
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Andrew Hines, Bo Butner capture fourth victories at Virginia NHRA Nationals; Ron Capps, Steve Torrence go back-to-back

Andrew Hines and Bo Butner continued their incredible starts to the 2019 seasons at the Virginia NHRA Nationals while Atlanta winners Ron Capps and Steve Torrence went back-to-back.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Winners
Andrew Hines won his third-straight Wally while racing Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson teammate Eddie Krawiec in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. The win is the 52nd in his career and came on the back of a 6.845-…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: Final

Steve Torrence won his third straight event in Top Fuel, defeating good friend Antron Brown in the final round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence won his third straight event in Top Fuel, defeating good friend Antron Brown in the final round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Brown had a solid lead on Torrence until halftrack when Brown’s Matco machine began to drop cylinders,…
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Richmond Funny Car results: Final

Atlanta winner Ron Capps ran his win streak to eight rounds by winning his second straight event title with the NAPA Brakes Dodge Charger.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
Atlanta winner Ron Capps ran his win streak to eight rounds by winning his second straight event title with the NAPA Brakes Dodge Charger. World champ JR. Todd was the heavy favorite based on a trio of 4.0-second passes while Capps’ mount had…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: Final

Pro Stock returned after 41 days off -- and Bo Butner's incredible performance came right back with it. He captured his fourth win in five events by defeating Greg Anderson.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner won again. The Indiana native scored his fourth win in the fifth race of the season by outrunning Greg Anderson by .005-second in the Pro Stock final at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Anderson left first by .003 second, but that minor…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Final

Andrew Hines captured his fourth win of the season by outrunning Eddie Krawiec at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Andrew Hines
Andrew Hines won for the fourth time in five tries in 2019, continuing his incredible start to the Pro Stock Motorcycle season. He beat his teammate, Eddie Krawiec, after both Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson riders posted identical reaction times…
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Frigo victorious at the Virginia NHRA Nationals

Sidnei Frigo claimed his first victory of the season at Virginia Motorsports Park in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service on Sunday, winning the second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Sidnei Frigo
Sidnei Frigo claimed his first victory of the season at Virginia Motorsports Park in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service on Sunday, winning the second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals, where the series was…
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Skillman holeshots Butner in thrilling Factory Stock final

Drew Skillman opens a commanding lead in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown standings with second win in three races.
19 May 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Drew Skillman
Drew Skillman has said that the only regret he had leaving the Pro Stock class after the 2018 season is that he didn’t win a championship, but at the rate he’s going, he may remedy that in the SAM Tech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown. Skillman won…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Semifinals

Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines will battle it out for Pro Stock Motorcycle supremacy at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Eddie Krawiec
A Harley-Davidson will bring home the Virginia NHRA Nationals Wally. Andrew Hines defeated Matt Smith with a 6.837-second elapsed time, his best of race day, to book a final-round matchup with Eddie Krawiec. Hines picked up nearly four-hundredths of…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: Semifinals

Greg Anderson will face teammate Bo Butner in the Pro Stock Virginia NHRA Nationals final as Butner hunts his fourth win of the season.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Greg Anderson booked a spot in his first final round of 2019, the 155th of his career, and is hunting his 92nd win. He ran a 6.609-second elapsed time, just .002-second off the best time of race day. The track temperature dipped slightly and should…
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Richmond Funny Car results: Semifinals

World champ J.R. Todd and the DHL Toyota team continued to excel under the hot conditions with their third straight 4.0 pass to defeat Jonnie Lindberg and earn a final-round berth next to Ron Capps.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
World champ J.R. Todd and the DHL Toyota team continued to excel under the hot conditions with their third straight 4.0 pass to defeat Jonnie Lindberg. Todd, winner of the Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas will have lane choice over Atlanta winner…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: Semifinals

Steve Torrence reached his fourth final round in the season’s first eight races by beating his father, Billy, in the semifinals and will face Antron Brown in the final round of Top Fuel at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence reached his fourth final round in the season’s first eight races by beating his father, Billy, in the semifinals. Steve, winner of the last two races on the tour, in Charlotte and Atlanta, left second against his dad but pulled away…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: E2

No. 1 qualifier Andrew Hines will face Matt Smith in the semifinals of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Andrew Hines
The top four qualified cars advanced, including Matt Smith, who ran the quickest time of the second round yet again. He defeated Angelle Sampey with a 6.836-second pass to get to the semifinals. He will get lane choice against Andrew Hines, who ran…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: E2

Bo Butner continued his rampage through Pro Stock with another round win at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner advanced to the semifinals with a 6.625-second elapsed time – but it was his .025-second holeshot that got him past Chris McGaha. The three-time winner in 2019 will get a matchup Jeg Coughlin Jr. to try to get yet another final round.…
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Richmond Funny Car results: E2

Jonnie Lindberg and car owner Jim Head have come alive at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, winning their first two rounds of the season and reaching the semifinals by defeating low qualifier John Force.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jonnie Lindberg
Jonnie Lindberg and car owner Jim Head have come alive at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, winning their first two rounds of the season and reaching the semifinals by defeating low qualifier John Force, who smoked the tires at the hit. Lindberg will…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: E2

Phoenix winner Billy Torrence defeated low qualifier Clay Millican in round two of the Virginia NHRA Nationals and will take on his son, Steve, in the semifinals.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Billy Torrence
Phoenix winner Billy Torrence, who had been stopped in round one in his two outings since then, reached the semifinals with a 3.91 to defeat low qualifier Clay Millican and will take on his son, Steve, in the semifinals. Mike Salinas, who had the…
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Hector Arana Jr. quietly piecing together a great start to 2019 season

Hector Arana Jr. is still looking for his first win of 2019, but signs are starting to show that it's coming.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Hector Arana Jr.
Many of the heavier EBR-bodied motorcycles are struggling to find gains in the 60-foot areas, but don’t count the Lucas Oil TV bike ridden by Hector Arana Jr. among them. The rider boasts the best 60-foot time in Pro Stock Motorcycle in 2019, yes,…
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Shane Tucker building towards a long Pro Stock future

Australian Pro Stock racer Shane Tucker has gone through fits and starts on way to building program.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Shane Tucker
Shane Tucker thought he’d be on solid footing at the Virginia NHRA Nationals. His Pro Stock program, which uses Nick Ferry engines, is ambitious. Perhaps that goes without saying. Tucker, an Australian, runs a Dallas-based business, lives in…
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Richmond Pro Stock Motorcycle results: E1

Matt Smith nearly ran the quickest elapsed time of the Virginia NHRA Nationals to advance to the second round of Pro Stock Motorcycle.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith laid down the hurt in the first round of Pro Stock Motorcycle. His 6.813-second pass was only a thousandth from being the quickest of the entire event. He will battle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider Angelle Sampey in the second…
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Richmond Pro Stock results: E1

Fernando Cuadra Jr. earned the first round win of his career and will face Jeg Coughlin Jr. in the second round at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Fernando Cuadra Jr.
One round down, many more to go. Fernando Cuadra Jr. won his first round in his first Pro Stock race when Deric Kramer squared the tire right at the hit, sending the racer into the second round. He ran his best time of the weekend (6.838-seconds)…
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Richmond Funny Car results: E1

Atlanta champ Ron Capps collected his fifth straight win light with a 3.99, low e.t.of the round, against Jim Campbell and will take on points leader Robert Hight in round two.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
Atlanta champ Ron Capps collected his fifth straight win light with a 3.99, low e.t.of the round, against Jim Campbell and will take on points leader Robert Hight in round two. The smooth VMP surface helped the Funny Cars on the hot surface as…
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Richmond Top Fuel results: E1

Charlotte champ Mike Salinas, who missed the race in Atlanta two weeks ago for business reasons, continued to go rounds as he powered to low e.t. of the opening round, a 3.813, to dispatch underdog Cameron Ferre.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
Charlotte champ Mike Salinas, who missed the race in Atlanta two weeks ago for business reasons, continued to go rounds as he powered to low e.t. of the opening round, a 3.813, to dispatch underdog Cameron Ferre. Steve Torrence, winner of the…
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John Force: Still waiting on victory No. 150, but he knows it’s coming

John Force knows it’s coming, the next great milestone on a road filled with records; he just wishes win No. 150 would get here, sooner rather than later.
19 May 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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John Force
John Force knows it’s coming, the next great milestone on a road filled with records; he just wishes win No. 150 would get here, sooner rather than later. No, it’s not because he can’t wait to bask in the media spotlight again as the first NHRA…
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