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Scag expands NHRA involvement as major associate sponsor for Erica Enders

Elite Motorsports has announced that Scag Power Equipment will be joining its family of prestigious sponsors for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Season. The Scag logo will be proudly brandished on the Pro Stock machine of five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders.
06 Dec 2022
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Erica Enders
Elite Motorsports, the largest professional race team in the NHRA, has announced that Scag Power Equipment will be joining its family of prestigious sponsors for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Season. The Scag logo will be proudly…
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Elite Motorsports adds Mountain Motor Pro Stock program with Enders and Freeman as drivers

Elite Motorsports has announced that it is expanding and returning to its roots with the acquisition of J.R. Carr’s Mountain Motor Pro Stock team.
06 Dec 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Erica Enders
Elite Motorsports has announced that it is expanding and returning to its roots with the acquisition of J.R. Carr’s Mountain Motor Pro Stock team. Mountain Motor Pro Stock feature engines in excess of 820-cubic inches with nearly 2,000 horsepower.…
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Jim Dunn Racing parts ways with Funny Car driver Jim Campbell

Jim Dunn Racing has announced that it is parting ways with Funny Car driver Jim Campbell. The race team is expected to announce a new driver at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) tradeshow in Indianapolis this week.
06 Dec 2022
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Jim Campbell
Jim Dunn Racing has announced that it is parting ways with Funny Car Driver Jim Campbell. The race team is expected to announce a new driver at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) tradeshow in Indianapolis this week.   Campbell began…
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NHRA Top Alcohol classes added to popular Cleetus and Cars event in Indy

NHRA Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars will be a featured attraction during the popular Cleetus and Cars at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. The two premiere Lucas Oil Series classes will race for a full regional payout and NHRA championship points during the unique event, scheduled for May 6-7, 2023.
06 Dec 2022
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Cleetus McFarland
NHRA Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars will be a featured attraction during the popular Cleetus and Cars at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. The two premiere Lucas Oil Series classes will race for a full regional payout and NHRA…
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NHRA announces Callout events for Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle; Camping World Series category schedule

A Pro Stock specialty race is coming to Chicago, while the Pro Stock Motorcycle class will make its Seattle debut and compete in a Callout event in Sonoma.
06 Dec 2022
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2023 schedule
 NHRA has unveiled the category schedule for the four professional categories in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series for the 2023 season, as well as the announcement of highly-anticipated NHRA All-Star Callout events in both Pro Stock and…
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Mason Wright joins Elite Motorsports Pro Mod team for 2023

Top Sportsman racer Mason Wright will pilot Elite Motorsports Camaro in 2023 NHRA Pro Mod series, plans for Gainesville debut.
05 Dec 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Mason Wright
Top Sportsman standout Mason Wright is making a move to the Pro Mod ranks next season. Wright will join the Elite Motorsports team to compete in the 2023 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. The Odessa, Texas resident and father of two is looking…
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Cruz Pedregon Racing promotes Ryan Elliott to assistant crew chief

When Cruz Pedregon Racing needed a new assistant crew chief for its Snap-on Funny Car, they had just who they needed in-house, and Ryan Elliot was promoted from car chief to assistant crew chief
02 Dec 2022
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Cruz Pedregon promotes Ryan Elliott to assistant crew chief
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After a tough 2022 season, the Harlow Sammons Pro Stock team is pressing forward

The 2022 season did not yield the results they were looking for, but the father-son Pro Stock team of Chris and Mason McGaha are pressing forward as they look for improvement.
02 Dec 2022
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Chris McGaha
When a team has a season like the Harlow Sammons Pro Stock team just had in 2022, looking back for positive highlights can be just as frustrating as the on-track experiences they just faced. Team leader Chris McGaha, an eight-time national event…
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Angelle Sampey: “I still have a lot that I want to accomplish.”

Recently released from the Vance & Hines team, three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey ponders her future, but she's not ready to call it a career just yet.
01 Dec 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Angelle Sampey
The final event in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is normally followed immediately by the Silly Season, where drivers, crew chief, sponsors, and other team news dominate the headlines. This year, one of the most dramatic announcements was…
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Top 10 Fastest Nitro runs of 2022

No other motorsport on earth even comes close to the speeds seen week after week in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. 337 to 338-mph runs all year long showed how much power the crew chiefs made and how good these drivers are.
30 Nov 2022
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Top 10 Fastest Nitro runs of 2022
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Nitro Hemi engines made explosive power at the 2022 Auto Club Finals

Leah Pruett and Alex Laughlin leveled the 500-cid nitromethane-burning Hemi engines in their Top Fuel Dragsters in round one of the 2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals. Pruett's team replaced the engine and gave eventual race-winner Austin Prock a run for his money in round two.
30 Nov 2022
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Nitro Hemi engines made explosive power at the 2022 Auto Club Finals
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Finals winners Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith on WFO Radio

Auto Club NHRA Finals race winners Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith joined WFO Radio for interviews following the 2022 NHRA Finals in Pomona. 
30 Nov 2022
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WFO
  Auto Club NHRA Finals race winners Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith joined WFO Radio for interviews following the 2022 NHRA Finals in Pomona.  Pedregon had perhaps his greatest day of drag racing performance with…
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NHRA News: Mike Rice promoted, three new Division Directors named

29 Nov 2022
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  Rice named Sr. Director of Competition; DeYoung new Pacific Division Director NHRA officials announced the promotion of Mike Rice to Senior Director of Competition and the addition of Matt DeYoung as Division Director of the Pacific…
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Nick Duty named NHRA West Central Division Director

Nick Duty is the new NHRA West Central (Division 5) Division Director. With his role, Duty will oversee NHRA member tracks in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
29 Nov 2022
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Nick Duty
Nick Duty is the new NHRA West Central (Division 5) Division Director. With his role, Duty will oversee NHRA member tracks in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. “I have been involved in weekly drag racing,…
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Rice named Sr. Director of Competition; DeYoung new Pacific Division Director

NHRA officials announced the promotion of Mike Rice to Senior Director of Competition and the addition of Matt DeYoung as Division Director of the Pacific Division (Division 7).
29 Nov 2022
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Mike Rice
NHRA officials announced the promotion of Mike Rice to Senior Director of Competition and the addition of Matt DeYoung as Division Director of the Pacific Division (Division 7). Rice, who started with NHRA in 2001, served as the Division Director…
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Craig Curdie joins NHRA Division Director team as new Northeast Director

Craig Curdie is the new Northeast Division Director (Division 1), overseeing NHRA member tracks in Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia as well as tracks in Canadian providences New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.
29 Nov 2022
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Craig Curdie
Craig Curdie is the new Northeast Division Director (Division 1), overseeing NHRA member tracks in Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia as well as tracks in Canadian providences New Brunswick, Nova Scotia,…
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The Sports Report: Top 10 Alcohol Moments of 2022

Last week, we had some fun with the top NHRA Sportsman racing moments of the 2022 season, and now it's time for the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes.
29 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Jasmine Salinas
Last week, we had some fun with the top NHRA Sportsman racing moments of the 2022 season, and now it's time for the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes. Not surprisingly, there were many memorable moments to consider, and breaking…
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Rahn Tobler, the quintessential crew chief, reflects on 50 years of speed

Tobler embodied what every crew chief strived to achieve: Patience. Knowledge. Performance. Even when NHRA on Fox's Bruno Massel put him on the spot to describe his favorite moment from his whole career, Tobler mentally reviewed 50 years of experiences in milliseconds and gave the perfect answer.
28 Nov 2022
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Rahn Tobler, the quintessential crew chief, reflects on 50 years of speed
It’s been a very storied career. I never thought when I started in 1971 with Dick Venables Sr. working with a local Top Fuel team in Houston, Texas, that I’d still be doing this almost 50 years later. I’m very fortunate to have worked with so many…
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Neff, Schaffer excited about 2023 plans for Tony Schumacher, Maynard team

Mike Neff and Jon Schaffer have joined driver Tony Schumacher on the Maynard Family Top Fuel team for 2023. The winning duo has a lot of plans and a lot of work ahead to get ready for the new season.
28 Nov 2022
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Top Fuel dynasties: Torrence, Schumacher, Dixon, Garlits, Amato, Shirley, Beck

Brittany Force’s 2022 championship season brought to an end one of the most dominating eras in Top Fuel drag racing as Steve Torrence’s four-year reign as world champion was finally ended. But how does Torrence's streak compare to some of the other great Top Fuel domination in history?
25 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Comparing Top Fuel dynasties
Brittany Force’s 2022 championship season brought to an end one of the most dominating eras in Top Fuel drag racing as Steve Torrence’s four-year reign as world champion was finally ended. In his 2018 through 2021 championship seasons, Torrence…
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal: Buy one ticket, get one half off

Tickets for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season are on sale now! Rev up your holidays early with this buy one, get one half off ticket offer for some of the biggest events on the NHRA calendar!
24 Nov 2022
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday
Tickets for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season are on sale now! Rev up your holidays early with this buy one, get one half off ticket offer for some of the biggest events on the NHRA calendar!  Offer valid for General…
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Happy Thanksgiving from NHRA

The staff of the NHRA wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to its racers, fans, sponsors, member tracks, and everyone who has supported the NHRA, especially during the last two challenging seasons. We can't wait to see you all in 2023!
24 Nov 2022
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Brittany Force reflects on her Top Fuel team's stellar season

This two-time Top Fuel NHRA Camping World Series Champion piloted her dragster into the record books and the winner's circle this year. Hear from her and find out who she credits with her success in 2022.
23 Nov 2022
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Brittany Force reflects on her Top Fuel team's stellar season
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Vance & Hines team parts with three-time champion Angelle Sampey

After three seasons, the Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team has parted with three-time world champion Angelle Sampey. The search for a replacement rider is currently underway.
23 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Angelle Sampey
After three seasons, the Vance & Hines team has parted with three-time world champion Angelle Sampey. The search for a replacement rider is currently underway. "Vance & Hines has a heritage of success on the track, and 2022 was a…
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Matt Smith reaches hallowed ground after sixth Pro Stock Motorcycle world title

With a fourth championship in five years, Matt Smith joined Pro Stock Motorcycle royalty by becoming just the third rider to win six championships in the class.
23 Nov 2022
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2022 NHRA world champion
Matt Smith
With three championships in four years entering the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Matt Smith had already put together an impressive recent run in Pro Stock Motorcycle.   But the veteran standout had even more history on…
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Top Fuel racer Joe Morrison featured in PBS documentary

New Jersey Public Broadcasting (PBS) created a series of 21 documentaries featuring people from each of the state's counties. Joe Morrison of Hunterdon County showed the Garden State how caring, and how quick, its residents can be.
21 Nov 2022
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Top Fuel racer Joe Morrison featured in PBS documentary
  NHRA Top Fuel racer Joe Morrison was featured by NJ PBS where his life as a racer and founder of the organization Right2breathe was the subject of the network’s digital film series, 21, streaming at…
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Drive For Five: Erica Enders’ dominant year finishes with fifth Pro Stock world title

A determined Erica Enders meant a dominant Erica Enders during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, as the standout turned in one of the most dominant seasons in recent Pro Stock history.
21 Nov 2022
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2022 NHRA world champion
Erica Enders
A determined Erica Enders meant a dominant Erica Enders during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, as the standout turned in one of the most dominant seasons in recent Pro Stock history. Enders rolled to her fifth world title…
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Even with the championship in hand, the work doesn't stop for Capps' team

Even with a third NHRA Funny Car world championship in hand, the NAPA Auto Parts team went right back to work after returning home to Brownsburg, Ind.
21 Nov 2022
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Ron Capps
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The Sports Report: Top 10 Sportsman moments of 2022

With 22 national events, 44 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional and divisional events, plus a JEGS SPORTSnationals and JEGS Allstars thrown in for good measure, it was hard to find a weekend where there wasn’t coast-to-coast action for NHRA’s Sportsman stars. The sheer number of racers and races make it almost impossible to sort through the year’s most memorable events, but we’ve done just that in our annual list of Top 10 Sportsman moments.
21 Nov 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Jeff Taylor
With 22 national events, 44 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional and divisional events, plus a JEGS SPORTSnationals and JEGS Allstars thrown in for good measure, it was hard to find a weekend where there wasn’t coast-to-coast action for NHRA’s…
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Ron Capps’ storybook first season as team owner ends with championship

Ron Capps’ season ended with a Funny Car world championship on the outskirts of Los Angeles in Pomona, but not even a Hollywood writer could have scripted such a magical season for the veteran and first-year team owner.
19 Nov 2022
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Ron Capps
Ron Capps’ season ended with a Funny Car world championship on the outskirts of Los Angeles in Pomona, but not even a Hollywood writer could have scripted such a magical season for the veteran and first-year team owner in the NHRA Camping World Drag…
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