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Joe C. Maynard ready for NHRA A/Fuel Dragster debut in Gainesville

Joe C. Maynard will make his A/Fuel Dragster debut at the upcoming Division 2 event at Gainesville Raceway, better known as the “Baby Gators." He is the son of JCM Racing team patriarch Joe E. Maynard.
19 Feb 2024
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Maynard
In many ways, Joe C. Maynard has been preparing to drive an A/Fuel Dragster for much of his adult life, and at the upcoming Division 2 event at Gainesville Raceway, better known as the “Baby Gators,” he will have his first shot at an NHRA Wally when…
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Former NHRA official, Rockingham owner Steve Earwood gets Jeff Byrd Award

Former NHRA Media Relations Director and long-time NHRA track owner Steve Earwood accepted the Jeff Byrd Memorial Award for lifetime achievement at the 2024 North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame banquet.
19 Feb 2024
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Steve Earwood
Former NHRA Media Relations Director and long-time NHRA track owner Steve Earwood was among those honored at the 2024 North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame banquet that concluded the 21st annual Shriner’s Drag Racing and Hot Rod Expo at the…
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Top 5 Gatornationals winners

In its more than 50 years as an NHRA national event, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has crowned a lot of championships, but none better than the five drivers featured in this video.
19 Feb 2024
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Top 5 Gatornationals winners
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Eaton, Harrison, and Huntzberry lead winners at Orlando Speed World

David Eaton, Jim Harrison, and Troy Huntzberry led the list of winners at the 2024 season-opening Lucas Oil Series event at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
17 Feb 2024
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Division 2
The following are Friday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Orlando Speed World Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR David Eaton, Merritt Island, Fla., '32 Bantam, A/AP, 7.543,…
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Famous firsts highlight rich history at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Known for its remarkable history, Gainesville Raceway has been home to several historic firsts over the past five-plus decades at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
16 Feb 2024
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Gainesville firsts
Known for its remarkable history, Gainesville Raceway has been home to several historic firsts over the past five-plus decades at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. From first career wins to milestones reached for the first time, magical…
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Killin Time Racing posts $2,500 No. 1 qualifier bonus at Pro Mod events

Killin Time Racing (KTR) has been named the No. 1 qualifier sponsor of the 2024 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series that begins with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7.
16 Feb 2024
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Killin Time Racing
Killin Time Racing (KTR) has been named the No. 1 qualifier sponsor of the 2024 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series that begins with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7.   NHRA Pro Mod Series manager Finish Line Consultants…
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Gainesville Raceway through the years

Three weeks from now we’ll be at Gainesville Raceway for the kickoff of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series as we celebrate the 55th anniversary of the famed Gatornationals. Here’s a look back at the ever-changing face of Gainesville Raceway over the years.
16 Feb 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Gainesville Raceway
Three weeks from now we’ll be at Gainesville Raceway for the kickoff of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series as we celebrate the 55th anniversary of the famed Gatornationals. Gainesville has been hosting the event since its…
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Contingency Program launches at Orlando Speed World Dragway

The NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Series Contingency program kicks off February 16-18 and more than $80,000 in contingency money is up for grabs.
15 Feb 2024
David Kennedy
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NHRA's Contingency Program launches at Orlando Speed World Dragway this weekend
Racers, we know what you do with the money you earn drag racing—you come back and drag race more. Contingency partners, we know what you do with the money you make selling race car parts to NHRA racers—you…
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2024 NHRA.tv LUCAS OIL SERIES LIVE STREAMING SCHEDULE

15 Feb 2024
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2024 NHRA.tv LUCAS OIL SERIES LIVE STREAMING SCHEDULE DATES TRACK DIVISION Feb. 8-11 Gainesville Raceway…
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Jonnie Lindberg talks Funny Car tuning, Leah Pruett talks Callout craziness!

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Jonnie Lindberg and Leah Pruett join host Brian Lohnes to talk about preseason testing successes and what's coming for Gainesville, which could be a watershed weekend for both of them. 
15 Feb 2024
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Jonnie Lindberg and Leah Pruett join host Brian Lohnes to talk about their preseason testing successes and what's coming for Gainesville, which could be a watershed weekend for both of them…
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Austin Prock eager to add to family’s Gainesville Funny Car success

When Austin Prock stages his Cornwell Tools Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car for John Force Racing during his first official NHRA Funny Car pass during the opening round of qualifying at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, he’ll have lots of Gainesville Raceway memories and thoughts.
15 Feb 2024
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Austin Prock
When Austin Prock stages his Cornwell Tools Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car for John Force Racing during his first official NHRA Funny Car pass during the opening round of qualifying at the 55th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7-10, he’ll…
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Steve Johnson awards first scholarship from his Be a Technician program

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson recently awarded his first Be a Technician scholarship to Lawson State Community College student Ledge Putman.
15 Feb 2024
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Steve Johnson
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson recently awarded his first Be a Technician scholarship to Lawson State Community College student Ledge Putman. Lawson State is the only community college in Alabama that offers specific manufacturing…
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Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 2024 season set to open in Orlando

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opens its 2024 season on Feb. 15-17 at Orlando Speed Dragway, and with several initiatives set in place for the series and its race teams, excitement is high for the upcoming year, including live stream coverage from 37 events.
14 Feb 2024
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Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 2024 season
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opens its 2024 season on Feb. 15-17 at Orlando Speed Dragway, and with several initiatives set in place for the series and its race teams, excitement is high for the upcoming year. This weekend’s race from…
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Watch the Division 2 Lucas Oil Series opener from Orlando free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the first Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the season from Orlando Speed World Dragway for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
14 Feb 2024
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Division 2 Lucas Oil Series
NHRA fans can watch the first Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the season from Orlando Speed World Dragway for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Virginia are Moser,…
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Hector Arana Jr. is proving seasoned in tense Pro Stock Motorcycle arena

With each passing year, Hector Arana Jr. is showing he isn't the new kid on the Pro Stock Motorcycle block anymore. Inching up on his 35th birthday, the second-generation rider has weathered the challenges over 12 seasons to remain a regular threat for the championship.
14 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Hector Arana Jr.
With each passing year, Hector Arana Jr. is showing he isn't the new kid on the Pro Stock Motorcycle block anymore. Inching up on his 35th birthday, the second-generation rider has weathered a variety of challenges over 12 seasons to remain a…
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Lescure Mechanical Services to back Jim Dunn Racing, driver Buddy Hull in 2024

Lescure Mechanical Services, Northern California’s premier mechanical contractor, will extend its longstanding relationship with Jim Dunn Racing as the primary sponsor for the full 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. 
13 Feb 2024
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 Jim Dunn Racing
Lescure Mechanical Services, Northern California’s premier mechanical contractor, will extend its longstanding relationship with Jim Dunn Racing as the primary sponsor for the full 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.  The team…
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Millican, Parts Plus return to Rick Ware Racing for 2024 NHRA campaign

Clay Millican and the Parts Plus/Rick Ware Racing team will hit the ground running when the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season officially starts with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with the addition of nitro veteran Nicky Boninfante as co-crew chief on the team.
13 Feb 2024
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Clay Millican
Clay Millican and the Parts Plus/Rick Ware Racing team will hit the ground running when the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season officially starts March 7-10 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway with the…
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Tony Stewart to begin testing in Gainesville ahead of Top Fuel debut

Tony Stewart will begin Top Fuel testing at Gainesville Raceway on Thursday to get to a comfortable spot before the points counting begins with the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and he’s looking to maximize the on-track time.
13 Feb 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Tony Stewart
As he prepares to start his preseason testing ahead of his official NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Top Fuel debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, it’s about to get really real for Tony Stewart. The motorsports superstar plans…
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Benchmarking Pro Stock Motorcycle: It ain’t just Herrera versus the world

After Gaige Herrera dominated the 2023 Pro Stock Motorcycle season, fans and fellow racers alike are wondering what it will take to beat him this season, and we've got the keys that might unlock the 2024 season championship.
13 Feb 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Benchmarking Pro Stock Motorcycle
In some ways, Pro Stock Motorcycle presents the most interesting and challenging study in statistical breakdown over the last couple of seasons. Why? There are more outside forces working on this class than any other in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag…
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GOVX and Antron Brown announce official partnership for 2024 season

GOVX, the online shopping platform exclusively for current and former military, first responders, emergency medical professionals, and other government personnel, has announced an official partnership with three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown.
13 Feb 2024
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Antron Brown
GOVX, the online shopping platform exclusively for current and former military, first responders, emergency medical professionals, and other government personnel, has announced an official partnership with three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion and…
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NHRA YES Program to take place at 21 national events, plus two Pilot Programs

NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program will host 15 live events during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, as well as six virtual programs during the summer portion of the upcoming season.
12 Feb 2024
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 YES program
NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program will host 15 live events during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, as well as six virtual programs during the summer portion of the upcoming season. The NHRA YES program will…
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Fifteen years ago at the Gatornationals ...

Take a ride back in time 15 years to the 2009 NHRA Gatornationals for a look at five great moments from the Florida classic.
12 Feb 2024
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Fifteen years ago at the Gatornationals
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Swamp Rat Alley returns for 2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

One of the marquee attractions from last year’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is back in 2024, as the special "Swamp Rat Alley" returns to this year's event, March 7-10, featuring historic cars from legendary driver “Big Daddy” Don Garlits and others.
09 Feb 2024
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 Swamp Rat Alley
One of the marquee attractions from last year’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is back in 2024, as the special "Swamp Rat Alley" returns to this year's event, March 7-10, featuring historic cars from legendary driver “Big Daddy” Don Garlits…
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‘Have helmet will travel’: The story of versatile wheelman Gary Southern

Gary Southern, who will be posthumously inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame next month, could drive anything. In a racing career that spanned nearly 30 years, he drove what he estimated was more than 70 cars in many of the sport's top classes.
09 Feb 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Gary Southern
Next month, Don Garlits’ International Drag Racing Hall of Fame will induct its newest members, and sadly, two of them who were alive when they were notified of their honors won’t be there to accept them. One is Walt Austin, who was to be…
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In Memoriam

08 Feb 2024
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In Memoriam
Recent passings of notable figures from within the NHRA world. The NHRA extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of those we have lost. Notices of passing can be sent to nhra@nhra.com.…
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Lucas Oil racer Shelby Williams wheels Chevy of good fortune into year three

Shelby Williams isn't what one would call a procrastinator, and the second-generation drag racer found a car with similar attributes. The 21-year-old claimed her first Stock eliminator win in her second national event and her first division trophy a year later driving a '70 Camaro with a history of good fortune.
08 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Shelby Williams
Shelby Williams isn't what one would call a procrastinator, and the second-generation drag racer found a car with similar attributes. The 21-year-old claimed her first Stock eliminator win in only her second national event and earned her first…
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Benchmarking 2024: Pro Stock is a study in numerical claustrophobia

What a Pro Stock world championship season has looked like and likely will look like in 2024 has a warning label: If you are fretful about tight spaces or dislike being wedged in among the crowd, you should stop reading.
08 Feb 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Pro Stock
We begin this look into what a Pro Stock world championship season has looked like and likely will look like in 2024 with a warning label: If you are fretful about tight spaces, dislike being wedged in among the crowd, or fear being just not quite…
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Star-studded field set for Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout in Gainesville

The lineup for the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout is set and it’s a star-studded field that includes five world champions, record-breaking drivers, and the first two winners of the specialty race.
08 Feb 2024
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Top Fuel Callout
The lineup for the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout is set and it’s a star-studded field that includes five world champions, record-breaking drivers and a host of all-star drivers. The race, which started in 2022 and pits eight standouts…
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Napierville Dragway to host Eastern Canadian NHRA Summit Series E.T. Finals

The NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, will hold its first Eastern Canadian E.T. Finals Sept. 6-8 at Napierville Dragway in Quebec.
07 Feb 2024
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Napierville Dragway
The NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, will hold its first Eastern Canadian E.T. Finals in 2024, with the race taking place Sept. 6-8 at Napierville Dragway in Quebec. The NHRA…
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Burnyzz Speed Shop Fanfest returns as epic lead-in to Gatornationals

For the second straight year, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Kickoff Party and Fanfest will take place at Top Fuel driver Josh Hart’s Burnyzz Speed Shop in Ocala, Fla., from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.
07 Feb 2024
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Burnyzz Speed Shop Fanfest
An incredible season opener to the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season deserves an equally memorable kickoff party and fanfest, and that’s precisely what will take place leading into the famed 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA…
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