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LIVE NOW! NHRA Shop Talk focuses on screw superchargers

NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart are joined by Chelsea Clark, the owner of PSI Blowers, to talk about screw superchargers.
14 Jan 2021
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Shop Talk
NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart are joined by Chelsea Clark, the owner of PSI Blowers, to talk about screw superchargers. In some ways, the screw supercharger is the most awesome and impressive power adder ever used in drag racing. They…
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The Young Operators

NHRA Member Track operators Tyler Crossnoe and Victor Alvarez join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast.
14 Jan 2021
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Insider
NHRA Member Track operators Tyler Crossnoe and Victor Alvarez join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. These two guys are among the youngest and most innovative track operators in the country and they do it in different…
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NHRA's season will launch in Orlando with the whole world watching; find out how you can see it, too

"People want to put 2020 in the rear view for every reason imaginable, and seeing NHRA start on time at Orlando Speed World Dragway gives people that opportunity." — NHRA Division 2 Director Cody Savage
13 Jan 2021
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NHRA’s 2021 race season launches February 4 in Orlando
It's been 14 weeks since NHRA's Division 2 hosted a NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event (with an NHRA National Open snuck in Halloween weekend), and the urge to race out of 2020 “couldn't be any stronger,” said NHRA Division 2 Director…
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The art of the Pro Stock burndown with Erica Enders and Matt Hartford

Burndowns have been a part of the Pro Stock class since its debut in 1970 and through the years there have been some memorable ones. Current Pro Stock stars Erica Enders and Matt Hartford joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss some of NHRA's most notable staging duels.
13 Jan 2021
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70th Anniversary NHRA season will launch Feb. 4-6 with Orlando Lucas Oil Series event

The 2021 NHRA points-earning season will blast off from the starting line the first week of February at the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Orlando, Fla., to kick off what promises to be an exciting and inspirational year of competition across all of NHRA’s major series.
11 Jan 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
2021
The 2021 NHRA points-earning season will blast off from the starting line the first week of February to kick off what promises to be an exciting and inspirational year of competition across all of NHRA’s major series, including the NHRA Camping…
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Tickets on sale for NHRA Southern Nationals

Tickets are now on sale for the 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. This fan-favorite event marks the second stop on the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour and is sure to showcase drag racing at its finest. 
11 Jan 2021
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Southern Nationals
Tickets are now on sale for the 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals. This fan-favorite event marks the second stop on the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour and is sure to showcase drag racing at its finest.  After a shortened…
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Committee tables plans for A/Fuel classification in Top Alcohol Funny Car

The Top Alcohol Funny Car Rules Committee has elected to table the proposal to include an injected nitromethane A/Fuel classification in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class.
10 Jan 2021
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TAFC
After careful review and consideration, as well as many hours of discussion regarding public input, the Top Alcohol Funny Car Rules Committee has elected to table the proposal to include an injected nitromethane A/Fuel classification in the Top…
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New crew chief John Collins settles in at Cruz Pedregon Racing

John Collins, the new crew chief for Cruz Pedregon's Snap-on Tools Funny Car team, joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to discuss his preparation for the upcoming season.
08 Jan 2021
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How Cold Hard Art's Tom Patsis created special Camping World champions trophies

Renown artist and metal sculptor Tom Patsis of Cold Hard Art was tasked with creating a special trophy for the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing series professional champions and he delivered a timeless masterpiece.
08 Jan 2021
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Random Racer Roundup

Challenged to cite a random drag racer from their memory banks, dozens of NHRA fans responded to share their thoughts abut racers past and present whose accomplishments resonate with them.
08 Jan 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Dragster Insider
The tweets that became a viral thread that launched a Dragster Insider column that spawned a follow-up now has an offspring. Challenged by yours truly to cite a random drag racer from your memory banks, dozens of you responded to share your picks…
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Mike Green ready to help take Justin Ashley to the next level in Top Fuel

Championship-winning Top Fuel crew chief Mike Green is ready to help reigning rookie of the year Justin Ashley and the Strutmasters.com team in their pursuit of a world championship.
07 Jan 2021
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Tickets on sale for Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals 2021 kickoff event

For the first time in NHRA history, the 2021 season will kick off at the famed Gainesville Raceway. Tickets are now on sale for the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
06 Jan 2021
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
For the first time in NHRA history, the 2021 season will kick off at the famed Gainesville Raceway. Tickets are now on sale for the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The stars of the NHRA will begin their season-long hunt for a…
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2021 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Conference Finals set for summer 2021

The two premier events for the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League will return to familiar surroundings for the 2021 season. The Western Conference Finals will once again take place at Osage Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park in Oklahoma, and the Eastern Conference Finals will again visit Bristol Dragway in Tennessee.
06 Jan 2021
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JDRL
The two premier events for the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, the popular series for young NHRA racers, will return to familiar surroundings for the 2021 season. The Western Conference Finals will once again take place at Osage Hotel…
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Nitro Time Machine: Kenji Okazaki's trial by fire

At the 1993 Houston race, Japan's Kenji Okazaki earned his stripes as a Funny Car driver when he walked away from an inferno in Jim Dunn's Mooneyes entry.
06 Jan 2021
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NHRA Shop Talk: Roots Superchargers

In the latest edition of NHRA Shop Talk, hosts Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by Mike Janis Jr., of Mike Janis Superchargers, to talk about Roots Superchargers.
05 Jan 2021
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Shop Talk
In the latest edition of NHRA Shop Talk, hosts Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by Mike Janis Jr., of Mike Janis Superchargers, to talk about Roots Superchargers. Roots blowers have been around for far more than 100 years, but they…
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Anticipation builds for Amalie NHRA Gatornationals as Sportsman fields quickly filled

Following the COVID-shortened 2020 season, anticipation builds for the Gainesville season opener as sportsman racers begin to pre-enter the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
04 Jan 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Latino
Even before the calendar officially turned to 2021, the first race of the new season was staged; the race to enter the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Pre-entries for Lucas Oil Series sportsman racers opened on Wednesday, December 30, and…
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Racing Technology: Donnie Bender explains barrel valves and flow meters (part 2)

In the second installment of our Racing Technology series, veteran crew chief Donnie Bender provides an in-depth explanation of barrel valves and flow meters.
04 Jan 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Shelly Anderson bests Mike Dunn in Seattle Top Fuel final

In this edition of the Nitro Time Machine, we go back to the 1996 Seattle Top Fuel final, where arch rivals Shelly Anderson and Mike Dunn combined for what was then the sport's quickest side-by-side run.
01 Jan 2021
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Happy New Year from the NHRA

As we all put behind us a very challenging 2021, the staff of the NHRA wishes a Happy New Year to its members, fans, racers, sponsors, member track operators, and everyone else who helps make the world of NHRA Drag Racing a wondrous place.
01 Jan 2021
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The Struggle Was Real

"I think that most of us can agree that racing was, by and large, a safe haven in 2020. Personally, 2020 never felt more “normal” than when I was at the racetrack. That doesn’t mean that racing wasn’t a struggle in its own right. I know it was for me." -- two-time world champion Luke Bogacki
31 Dec 2020
Luke Bogacki
2020 in retrospect
Luke Bogacki
“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud To say that 2020 has been a struggle feels like an understatement of massive proportion…
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2020: By the Numbers

Drag racing has always been all about the numbers, whether they're e.t., mph, reaction time, index, dial-in, horsepower, or the dozens of other data that rule our lives, but here are some interesting numbers about the 2020 season in general.
31 Dec 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
2020 in retrospect
By the Numbers
       
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Finally, Gratefully at the Finish Line

31 Dec 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
2020 in retrospect
Phil Burgess
I stood on the starting line at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 1, marveling that it was all over. The selfie photo that I took for posterity stamped the time in my phone as 4:56 p.m. In the background, above the fading…
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The Parting Message

WFO Radio host and NHRA National Dragster columnist Joe Castello looks back at the challenges and successes of the 2020 season,
31 Dec 2020
Joe Castello
2020 in retrospect
Joe Castello
Here we are. December 2020. Who knew it’d be like this? I certainly didn’t. I’m lucky to have a column as we close the book on this season. Going WFO, one more time. Most importantly, we got it in! We completed the 2020 NHRA season and champions…
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Keeping Calm and Carrying On

The NHRA community pulled together as one during the COVID-19 pandemic to complete an entertaining and safe season of racing.
31 Dec 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
2020 in retrospect
2020
March 12 was the day that the drag racing world stood still after the World Health Organization declared the surging novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic.  On the advice of the governor of Florida, NHRA officials quickly…
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Passings of original NHRA DD Darwin Doll, car owner Dale Creasy Sr. add to 2020 toll

Darwin Doll, one of NHRA’s original division directors who oversaw the Northeast Division from 1964-78, and longtime nitro Funny Car owner Dale Creasy Sr. both passed away recently, adding to a year of tremendous losses within the sport. We salute them all one final time.
30 Dec 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
2020 losses
Darwin Doll, one of NHRA’s original division directors who oversaw the Northeast Division from 1964-78, and longtime nitro Funny Car owner Dale Creasy Sr. both passed away recently, adding to a year of tremendous losses within the sport. We salute…
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Steve Torrence and team overcame near-tragedy to win third straight championship

They say that the measure of a champion is not how they deal with success, but how they deal with adversity, and Steve Torrence and the crew of the now three-time champion Capco Contractors team are evidence of that.
30 Dec 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
2020 world champion profile
Steve Torrence
They say that the measure of a champion is not how they deal with success, but how they deal with adversity, and Steve Torrence and the crew of the now three-time champion Capco Contractors team are evidence of that. After skipping the season…
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Veteran tuner Mike Green joins Justin Ashley Racing

Justin Ashley Racing has announced that world championship-winning crew chief Mike Green has joined the Strutmasters.com/Auto Shocker Top Fuel dragster team.
30 Dec 2020
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Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley Racing has announced that world championship-winning crew chief Mike Green has joined the Strutmasters.com/Auto Shocker Top Fuel dragster team. The move comes as Ashley looks ahead to the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series and…
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Dean Skuza ends John Force's win streak at the 1997 Gatornationals

Funny Car kingpin John Force's streak of 13 straight round wins ended when he took on Dean Skuza in the quarterfinals of the 1997 Gatornationals.
29 Dec 2020
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Consistency, resiliency earned Matt Hagan a third Funny Car championship

Matt Hagan and crew chief Dickie Venables made the most of a shortened season with unparalleled consistency and performance that carried Hagan to his third NHRA FUnny Car world championship.
29 Dec 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
2020 world champion profile
Matt Hagan
As a guy who rides a tractor when he’s not wheeling his 11,000-hp Mopar Funny Car, the farmer in Matt Hagan is very familiar with the old encouragement to “Make hay while the sun shines.” So, when the two-race-old NHRA racing season resumed in…
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Erica Enders joins exclusive company with fourth Pro Stock championship

Erica Enders wins back-to-back Pro Stock world championships for the second time in her career, joins exclusive company as a four-time Camping World NHRA World Champion.
28 Dec 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
2020 world champion profile
EE1
The list is fairly impressive, and it includes Bob Glidden, Warren Johnson, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Lee Shepherd, Greg Anderson, and now, Erica Enders. Those are the only NHRA drivers who have won four or more world titles in Pro Stock. Enders became…
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