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Shawn Langdon, Cruz Pedregon get into heated exchange at top end

Cruz Pedregon confronted Shawn Langdon following the former Top Fuel champion's tweet about track prep at the NHRA New England Nationals.
06 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Shawn Langdon
Shawn Langdon shared his thoughts on the track prep following the first qualifying session of Funny Car, which you can see in the image above. That didn't set well with Cruz Pedregon, who confronted Langdon at the top end of the race track following…
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NHRA New England Nationals Saturday gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz captured the final day of qualifying at the NHRA New England Nationals and now we're passing the photos on to you.
06 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Tim Wilkerson
There was only one session of qualifying on Saturday at the NHRA New England Nationals, but there were still plenty of incredible photos shot by NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz. They are embedded below for your viewing pleasure.…
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J.R. Todd earns third career Funny Car pole at NHRA New England Nationals

J.R. Todd is the Funny Car polesitter at New England Dragway
06 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd survived the third Funny Car qualifying session to become the No. 1 qualifier in his DHL Toyota Camry at the NHRA New England Nationals. His pass in the second session, a 4.022-second pass at 317.34-mph, held on against a barrage of strong…
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Clay Millican secures second Top Fuel pole of 2019 at NHRA New England Nationals

Clay Millican and Mike Kloeber secure Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier at New England Dragway.
06 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Clay Millican
Clay Millican will start the 13th race of his reborn partnership with tuner Mike Kloeber from pole position at a track the two have enjoyed plenty of success. Millican will get a bye run in the first round before facing the winner of the No. 7 and…
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Dom Lagana talks clutch discs, consistency in Top Fuel tuning

Dom Lagana is becoming a Top Fuel veteran while driving part-time at the NHRA New England Nationals
06 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Dom Lagana
Dom Lagana is competing in his sixth Top Fuel event of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season and the results have been decidedly mixed. He holds a 4-5 round record, but two of those came in Bristol, his last stop on tour. The wins don’t tell…
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Mountain Motor Pro Stock leaves us wanting more at last stop on 2019 NHRA tour

This is the last stop on tour for Mountain Motor Pro Stock, we miss it already.
06 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
John DeFlorian
John DeFlorian is as good a spokesperson for Mountain Motor Pro Stock as there is right now. He grabbed the first official Mountain Motor Wally in Houston and he couldn’t have been any happier about it. He’s gone on to have success, but not win at…
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Watch every Fast Five in one place to gear up for the second half of the 2019 season

Catch up on the first half of the 2019 season by reliving some of its greatest highlights with every Fast Five from the first 12 races of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
06 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Fast Five
Fast Five
We're halfway through the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season and that means we've already seen so many great moments that you've probably forgotten a few. So, take a moment to catch up on all the action from the first 12 races…
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NHRA New England Nationals Saturday preview

The NHRA New England Nationals continues with the second day of qualifying at New England Dragway with a new start time because of impending weather. Qualifying begins at 1 p.m. Eastern.
06 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Epping
Qualifying concludes at the NHRA New England Nationals with a new start time because of impending weather. Racing begins with Sportsman cars on the track at 9:15 a.m. is followed by Mello Yello pro qualifying at 1 p.m. Eastern.  Racing…
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Hart, Esz lead winners as Lucas Oil Raceway hosts North Central Division

Josh Hart and Phil Esz led the list of champions as the North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competed at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
06 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 3
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., 5.398, 263.05  …
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NHRA New England Nationals Friday gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz captured the first day of qualifying at the NHRA New England Nationals with his camera and now you benefit from his hard work.
05 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Robert Hight
The first day of the 13th event on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour is in the books and NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz captured the magic with a variety of lenses. Check out some of the best photos of the day below,…
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Clay Millican takes Top Fuel provisional pole on Friday at NHRA New England Nationals

Clay Millican and Mike Kloeber return to old stomping grounds with authority at NHRA New England Nationals.
05 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Clay Millican
Clay Millican only made one run on Friday at the NHRA New England Nationals, but he made it count. The driver of the Parts Plus / Laris Motorsports Insurance Top Fuel dragster took the provisional pole with a 3.795-second pass at 326.71-mph.…
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Steve Torrence and Andrew Hines first to officially clinch Countdown playoff berths

Reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence and five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle titlist Andrew Hines are the first to clinch their berths in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
05 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Steve Torrence
The first name on the big board of qualifiers for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoffs was added this weekend at the NHRA New England Nationals when reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence was…
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J.R. Todd drives Toyota Camry to Funny Car qualifying lead on Friday at NHRA New England Nationals

J.R. Todd and his DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car took the qualifying lead at the NHRA New England Nationals on Friday.
05 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd earned the provisional pole position in Funny Car at the NHRA New England Nationals on the back of his 4.022-second pass at 317.34-mph in the second qualifying session. He passed Ron Capps, who made a 4.039-second hit in the first…
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Consistency of Ron Capps' Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat continues to be strength

Ron Capps earned three bonus points in the first Funny Car qualifying session and looks primed for his third win of the 2019 season.
05 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Ron Capps
Ron Capps drove his Rahn Tobler-tuned NAPA Battery Funny Car to the top of the heap in the first qualifying session of the NHRA New England Nationals. He ran a 4.039-second pass at 313.07-mph to stay ahead of Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy…
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Bob Tasca returned Ford Motor Company to the NHRA winner's circle in a big way

A long journey back to the winner's circle meant more than its weight in the Wally Bob Tasca brought home from the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
05 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Bob Tasca III
Bob Tasca III spent a lot of time on the phone in the week between winning the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and getting back into his Ford Mustang Funny Car at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Many of those calls were with Ford…
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Brian Lohnes reviews the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season so far

The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season reached its halfway point in Norwalk, so we caught up with NHRA on FOX broadcaster Brian Lohnes to talk about what has happend and what will happen.
05 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Feature
Brian Lohnes
Brian Lohnes stepped into the NHRA on FOX broadcast booth for the first time this season after years on the mic as a trackside announcer. We caught up with Lohnes as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour moves to his home track, New England…
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Jack Beckman chasing first win of 2019 at NHRA New England Nationals

Jack Beckman discusses his season so far and what's kept the Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car team from getting its first win in 2019.
05 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman reached the final at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk before becoming the latest victim of Bob Tasca III's recent rise to prominence. That marked Beckman's third final and third runner up in 2019. The Infinite Hero…
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NHRA New England Nationals Friday preview

The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series begins the second of its season at the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire.
05 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Epping
The second half of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season begins with the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire with a full day of qualifying. That day begins with Sportsman racing begins at 9:15 a.m. and will wrap up with a pair…
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Happy Fourth of July from NHRA

As we celebrate the Fourth of July, enjoy a little fireworks magic on NHRA.com, courtesy of the Bader family and Summit Motorsports Park. Nitro fireworks begin tomorrow at New England for the annual NHRA New England Nationals.
04 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Norwalk
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Ron Capps to fly patriotic NAPA livery during NHRA New England Nationals

Ron Capps will be celebrating the star-spangled Fourth of July weekend at the NHRA New England Nationals with a patriotic livery on his NAPA Batteries Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
04 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Ron Capps
Ron Capps will be celebrating the star-spangled Fourth of July weekend at the NHRA New England Nationals with a patriotic livery on his NAPA Batteries Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Capps will also wear a…
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Back by popular demand: The win light returns to NHRA qualifying sessions

In response to overwhelming fan feedback, spectators at NHRA national events will once again see the win light turned on for all categories during qualifying/time-trials sessions at NHRA national events.
03 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NHRA
In response to overwhelming fan feedback, spectators at NHRA national events will once again see the win light turned on for all categories during qualifying/time-trials sessions. Beginning at the NHRA New England Nationals, NHRA will re-activate…
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Defending world champion Steve Torrence heads to Epping expecting to win again

Steve Torrence heads to New England Dragway, the site of this weekend’s seventh annual NHRA New England Nationals, as the defending event winner and the defending Top Fuel world champion.
03 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence heads to New England Dragway, the site of this weekend’s seventh annual NHRA New England Nationals, as the defending event winner and the defending Top Fuel world champion. Both were impressive parts of an incredible 2018 NHRA Mello…
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Tricky Tipster: Epping favorites are Torrence and Tasca

Heading to the land of lobster and lighthouses to start the second half of the season, Tipster, NHRA’s resident odds-maker, has picked point leaders Steve Torrence and Bob Tasca III as the favorites for New England Nationals glory.
03 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Tricky Tipster
With half of the season in the books, we’ve seen numerous trends in NHRA nitro racing, and they include the domination of reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence and, to a lesser extent, the recent emergence of Bob Tasca III, as a legitimate Funny…
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Motorcraft’s message to students: More automotive technicians are needed

More than 25,000 students from 725 schools around the country got the chance to get a head start on their careers as Ford/Lincoln technicians at NHRA’s Youth & Education Services programs co-sponsored by Ford Customer Service Division and its Motorcraft and Quick Lane brands during the 2018-’19 school year.
02 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
YES
More than 25,000 students from 725 schools around the country got the chance to get a head start on their careers as Ford/Lincoln technicians at NHRA’s Youth & Education Services (YES) programs co-sponsored by Ford Customer Service Division and…
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Funny Car’s Bob Tasca III riding high heading to Epping home track

Things couldn’t be any better for Bob Tasca III heading to his home track, New England Dragway, for the upcoming seventh annual NHRA New England Nationals, July 5-7.
01 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Bob Tasca
Things couldn’t be any better for Bob Tasca III heading to his home track, New England Dragway, for the upcoming seventh annual NHRA New England Nationals, July 5-7. The Hope, R.I. native has won back-to-back races for the first time in his Funny…
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Steve Torrence is closing in on Tony Schumacher's four-year success record

Reigning NHRA Mello Top Fuel champ and current points leader Steve Torrence is coming close to matching some of Tony Schumacher's historic 2006-2009 class records.
01 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Feature
Steve Torrence
Tony Schumacher, the winningest driver in NHRA Top Fuel history, had some great seasons from 2006-2009, racking up 31 events wins in 94 races and collecting four straight NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championships, but reigning Top Fuel champ and…
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SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown to feature 32-car field at Indy

NHRA officials have announced that the popular SamTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown category will feature a 32-car field at the upcoming 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
01 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Factory stock
NHRA officials have announced that the popular SamTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown category will feature a 32-car field at the upcoming 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Aug. 28-Sept. 2.…
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Ryan Oehler’s rise through Pro Stock Motorcycle started a long time ago

Chicago-based racer Ryan Oehler is taking Pro Stock Motorcycle by storm.
30 Jun 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Ryan Oehler
Ryan Oehler worked until 4 a.m. the night before the Route 66 NHRA Nationals, his hometown race. There’s grease on his face when he appears in the showroom of AirTec, Inc., the family business of the Oehlers. How they ended up running a heating and…
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5 Minutes with Steve Torrence: What an ESPY win would mean to him and NHRA

Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence, who been nominated for an ESPY award, talks about what winning would mean not just to him but to NHRA in this interview from the latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine.
29 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Steve Torrence
Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence has been nominated for an ESPY award after a dominating 2018 campaign in which he not only won the championship, but completed an unprecedented six-race sweep of the…
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Division 1 Lucas Oil Series races to partial completion at Lebanon Valley

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series for the Northeast Division was at Lebanon Valley Dragway this weekend. Alcohol Dragster (Jackie Fricke). Alcohol Funny Car (Matt Gill), and Comp (Frank Aragona Jr.) were completed; other classes will finishes at later dates
29 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Jackie Fricke
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Lebanon Valley Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Frank Aragona Freehold, N.J., '19 Altered, J/AA, 8.016, 134…
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