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NHRA partners with ALT Sports Data for exclusive global sports betting data rights

NHRA has entered into an exclusive partnership with ALT Sports Data, which will help pave the way for legal and official sports betting on NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events.
14 May 2024
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ALT Sports Data
NHRA has entered into an exclusive partnership with ALT Sports Data, a leading provider of cutting-edge sports data and analytics solutions. As part of the agreement, ALT Sports Data will become the sole distributor of sports betting data for NHRA…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Top Dragster champion Cody Webber

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
72:51
Cody Webber left first and then matched his 6.52 dial with a 6.524 to take the title in Right Trailers Top Dragster over Stan Essery, who broke out by .006-second.
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Top Sportsman champion Aaron Steinkey

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
63:38
Aaron Steinkey was strong on both ends of the track with a .020 light and a 6.659 on his 6.65 dial to win the Right Trailers Top Sportsman title against Rich Okerman, last year’s No. 5 ranked driver.
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Super Gas champion Michael Boner

13 May 2024
National Dragster staff
News
78:08
Michael Boner flew his Thunderbird to a near-perfect 10.055 pass in the Super Gas final to collect his first career win in his first final. Opponent Steve Parsons, a three-time Winternationals champ and runner-up at this event a decade ago, broke…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Super Comp champion Phil Unruh

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
42:22
Versatile veteran Phil Unruh won in his fifth different class, adding a Super Comp win in Las Vegas after previous victories in Top Dragster, Super Stock, Super Gas, and Super Street. Unruh sealed the win, the eighth of his career, with a 9.089 to 9…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Stock champion Kyle Rizzoli

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
77:13
Reigning world champ Kyle Rizzoli continued his torrid pace in 2024 with a win in Stock Eliminator. Rizzoli picked up his 15th title after Joe Sorensen broke out in the all-Camaro final round.
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Super Stock champion Grant Singer

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
63:56
Grant Singer picked up his first NHRA national event Wally following a final-round win over world champ Don Keen in the Super Stock final. Singer ran 9.063 on his 9.06 dial to overcome Keen’s nearly perfect .004 light.
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Comp champion Cody Lane

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
82:46
Cody Lane scored his ninth career win and his fourth in Comp with a (-.53) 8.4 blast to defeat Ryan Priddy’s better-but-later (-.60) 6.57. Lane's win, his fifth in Las Vegas, denied former world champ Priddy a double-win weekend after prevailing in…
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Cummings, Szupka lead winners at Cecil County Division 1 Lucas Oil race

Matt Cummings and Steve Szupka led the list of Monday winners at the rain-delayed NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division at Cecil County Dragway.
11 May 2024
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Division 1
The following is Friday's final results from the rain-delayed Top Alcohol Funny Car final from NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Cecil County Dragway: TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR Chip Beverett, Portage,…
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Peak to sponsor Drag Race Bracket Bonanza fan contest in Chicago

Peak Antifreeze has been named presenting sponsor for Drag Race Bracket Bonanza (DRBB), the first dynamic bracket competition for drag racing fans, during the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance.
09 May 2024
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Drag Race Bracket Bonanza
Peak Antifreeze, a leader in the antifreeze and coolant industry, has been named presenting sponsor for Drag Race Bracket Bonanza (DRBB), the first dynamic bracket competition for drag racing fans, during the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route…
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Brittany Force will fly Peak Antifreeze & Coolant colors in Chicago

In addition to once again serving as presenting sponsor for the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals, Peak Antifreeze & Coolant will be the primary sponsor for two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force’s dragster in the pivotal race.
09 May 2024
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Brittany Force
In addition to once again serving as presenting sponsor for the May 17-19 Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, Peak Antifreeze & Coolant will be the primary sponsor for two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion…
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Mark III Employee Benefits joins Kalitta Motorsports family of corporate partners

Mark III Employee Benefits is the latest addition to the Kalitta Motorsports family of corporate partners and will be the primary sponsor on Doug Kalitta’s dragster at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol. 
09 May 2024
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Doug Kalitta
Mark III Employee Benefits is the latest addition to the Kalitta Motorsports family of corporate partners and will be the primary sponsor on reigning NHRA Top Fuel champion Doug Kalitta’s dragster at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in…
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Watch the Division 1 Lucas Oil Series event from Cecil County free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Cecil County Dragway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv.
09 May 2024
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NHRA.tv
NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Cecil County Dragway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Cecil County are Moser, Summitm Strange, and Comp…
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NHRA returns to Washington with NMC for Congressional Motorsports Caucus

Representatives from NHRA and five other major U.S. sanctioning bodies and racetracks were in attendance as the National Motorsports Coalition returned to Washington, D.C., May 7 to attend a briefing held by the Congressional Motorsports Caucus.
08 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Congressional Motorsports Caucus Briefing
Representatives from NHRA and five other major U.S. sanctioning bodies and racetracks were in attendance as the National Motorsports Coalition (NMC) returned to Washington, D.C., on May 7 to attend a briefing held by the Congressional Motorsports…
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NHRA adds fourth qualifier to Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals

The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is bringing a massive show to Chicago in 2024, including four overall qualifying sessions, for the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance on May 17-19. 
08 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals
Following a successful return to Route 66 Raceway last year, the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is bringing a massive show to Chicago in 2024, including four overall qualifying sessions, for the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA…
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Pingel named title sponsor of thrilling NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle series

Pingel Enterprise Inc., a longtime manufacturer of high-quality motorcycle performance parts, has been named the title sponsor for the NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series, which will make four appearances during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
08 May 2024
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Top Fuel Motorcycle
The NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series has quickly become a fan-favorite, and NHRA officials announced today that Pingel Enterprise Inc., a longtime manufacturer of high-quality motorcycle performance parts, has been named the title sponsor for the…
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Stewart and Gordon shine during wild Cleetus & Cars event at Indy

Tony Stewart successfully defended his Top Alcohol Dragster title while Maddi Gordon scored her first Top Alcohol Funny Car win during the hugely popular Cleetus & Cars event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
08 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
TAD winner Tony Stewart 19
Photos by Heidi Elzas (America’s Meanest Cars) Tony Stewart successfully defended his Top Alcohol Dragster title while Maddi Gordon scored her first Top Alcohol Funny Car win during the hugely popular Cleetus & Cars event at…
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It'll be a Sweet Classics ride for Jim Dunn Racing and Buddy Hull in Chicago

Jim Dunn Racing and rookie Funny Car driver Buddy Hull will debut the new-look Sweet Classics nitro Funny Car at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals May 17-19 at Route 66 Raceway outside of Chicago.
07 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jim Dunn Racing
Getting the summer races of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series started with a tasty new ride, Jim Dunn Racing and rookie Funny Car driver Buddy Hull will debut the new-look Sweet Classics nitro Funny Car at the Gerber Collision & Glass…
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NHRA’s Become a Racer program the ideal way to jump into drag racing

NHRA’s Become a Racer program provides a great opportunity for those interested to become a participant at NHRA member tracks across North America.
06 May 2024
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Become A Racer
NHRA’s Become a Racer program provides a great opportunity for those interested to become a participant at NHRA member tracks across North America. Through the Street Legal program, everyone can take their car from the street to the track, get…
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Winners crowned at Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals

The NHRA Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals raced to conclusion at No Problem Raceway with Chase Williams, Trevor Boyd, and Jimmy Hidalgo Jr. leading the list of winners.
05 May 2024
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SPORTSnationals
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Chase Williams, Carthage, Texas, '14 Dragster, B/DA, 7.103, 152.15  def. Rick Brown,…
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Stampede of Speed and NHRA Texas FallNationals tickets on sale

Tickets for the 4th annual Stampede of Speed and 39th annual NHRA Texas Fall Nationals, Oct. 4-13, are on sale now. The 10-day event will feature racing, country music, and family-friendly events with a special traditional Texas flair at Texas Motorplex,
03 May 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Stampede of Speed
Tickets for the 4th annual Stampede of Speed and 39th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals, October 4-13, are on sale now at www.texasmotorplex.com. The 10-day event will feature racing, country music, and family-friendly events with a special…
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Gordon scores her first win; Stewart wins in return to Top Alcohol Dragster

Tony Stewart and Maddi Gordon collected Top Alcohol wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division/Cleetus and Cars event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
03 May 2024
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Maddi Gordon
Tony Stewart and Maddi Gordon collected Top Alcohol wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division/Cleetus and Cars event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. In the midst of his rookie season in Top Fuel, Stewart…
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Watch the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun SPORTSnationals free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals event from No Problem Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv.
02 May 2024
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Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun SPORTSnationals
NHRA fans can watch the Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals event from No Problem Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from the SPORTSnationals are Laris Motorsports…
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Bellemeur’s 38th win highlights banner weekend for team owner Tony Bartone

Tony Bartone enjoyed one of the most successful weekends of his long career as a driver and team owner last week as he celebrated a pair of wins across two continents in two drastically different forms of motorsports.
02 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Sean Bellemeur
Tony Bartone enjoyed one of the most successful weekends of his long career as a driver and team owner last week as he celebrated a pair of wins across two continents in two drastically different forms of motorsports. Three-time Top Alcohol Funny…
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Chicago native Don Schumacher to be honored during NHRA Route 66 Nationals

Motorsports icon Don Schumacher will be honored during a trackside Celebration of Life ceremony when the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series heads to the Chicago area for the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 17-19.
02 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Don Schumacher
Motorsports icon Don Schumacher will be honored during a trackside Celebration of Life ceremony when the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series heads to the Chicago area for the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 17-19. The late NHRA team owner and Funny…
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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Weekend Rewind

Video highlights from last weekend's thrilling NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., the fifth event in the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.
01 May 2024
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Eight-car field set for GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout in Chicago

The field of eight standouts is set for the GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, as the star-studded field will compete in the marquee specialty event on Saturday, May 18 as part of the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway.
01 May 2024
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Callout
The field of eight standouts is set for the GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, as the star-studded field will compete in the marquee specialty event on Saturday, May 18 as part of the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA…
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Chris Bostick unveils new look with The Surf Signature RV Resort

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chris Bostick has announced the addition of a new major sponsor, The Surf Signature RV Resort, a part of Zeman.
01 May 2024
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Chris Bostick
Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chris Bostick used the six-week hiatus after the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series’ Gainesville season opener to make significant advancements in his racing program, including the addition of a new major sponsor, The…
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Coughlin and Bellemeur grab zMax alcohol titles; Smith scores surprising Comp victory

Mike Coughlin and Sean Bellemeur conquered the four-wide format at zMax Dragway while Pro Mod legend “Trickie Rickie” Smith made a guest appearance in Comp and claimed an unlikely victory at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals.
01 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Sean Bellemeur
Mike Coughlin successfully defended his Top Alcohol Dragster title at the Charlotte four wide event by driving his JEGS.com dragster to a final round win over Julie Nataas, Megan Smith, and Hunter Green.  Coughlin got off the…
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Rickie Smith’s latest trick might just be his most impressive one

As legend has it, Rickie Smith’s parents didn’t give him the nickname “Trickie Rickie” so it must have been earned elsewhere. To that end, Smith’s latest trick might just be his most impressive one.
29 Apr 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News, Feature
Rickie Smith
As legend has it, Rickie Smith’s parents didn’t name him “Trickie Rickie” so that handle must have been earned elsewhere. To that end, Smith’s latest trick might just be his most impressive one. In a shocking episode of “familiar faces in unfamiliar…
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