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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Saturday photo gallery

Saturday was an awesome day at Bristol Dragway and National Dragster's award winning photographers captured all the color and excitement of the Thunder Valley Nationals.
18 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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For Alexis DeJoria success is all about trusting the process

Alexis DeJoria has struggled at times this season, but she and crew chief Del Worsham believe the Bandero Premium Tequila team is on the verge of a big breakthrough.
18 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Alexis DeJoria
Patience is indeed a virtue, but Alexis DeJoria admits that sometimes it’s a quality she lacks. Now three years into her return to the sport and the formation of the DC Motorsports team, DeJoria is anxious to start winning again. She won the Bristol…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Saturday preview

Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Angelle Sampey will look to hold on to the No. 1 spots as qualifying continues today at Bristol Dragway.
18 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Bristol
Friday’s singled pro qualifying round at the Thunder Valley Nationals could best be described as a ‘getting to know you” run as teams made their first runs on the newly ground Bristol Dragway track surface. Some found the sweet spot. Others did not…
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Cowie, Westerfield storm to wins at Thunder on the Mountain event

Shawn Cowie and Shane Westerfield led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series West Central Division was in action at Bandimee Speedway with the Thunder on the Mountain presented by Trailer Source.
17 Jun 2022
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Division 5
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Thunder on the Mountain presented by Trailer Source: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Shawn Cowie, Langley, B.C., 5.366, 269.08…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday photo gallery

Bristol Dragway is one of the most photogenic tracks in the world and National Dragster's photographers were able to capture all the excitement and drama from the opening day of the Thunder Valley Nationals.
17 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Thunder under the lights in Bristol as Torrence, Hight, Anderson, and Sampey lead Friday qualifying

In the minds of many NHRA fans, the only thing better than professional qualifying at night is professional qualifying at night at Bristol Dragway, the track affectionately known as Thunder Valley. Fans got their wish on Friday night at Bristol and NHRA’s pros delivered with an entertaining day-one session.
17 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
In the minds of many NHRA fans, the only thing better than professional qualifying at night is professional qualifying at night at Bristol Dragway, the track affectionately known as Thunder Valley. Fans got their wish on Friday night at Bristol and…
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Greg Anderson not-so-patiently waiting for career win No. 100

Five time Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson is almost certain to become NHRA’s next 100 race winner and he’d like to knock that out on Father's Day at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
17 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Greg Anderson
Tom Petty once famously sang, “The waiting is the hardest part” and in NHRA circles no one knows that better than Greg Anderson. The five-time world champion scored his 99th career Pro Stock win last season in  Dallas, a win that was crucial to…
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Points leader Brittany Force: 'We're happy, but there's still a long way to go'

Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force talks about her season to date and the long road ahead as she and her Top Fuel peers head to the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn.
17 Jun 2022
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Brittany Force
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Holley National Hot Rod Reunion photo gallery

Photo highlight from the 19th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at historic Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.
17 Jun 2022
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Photos by Randy Anderson
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NHRA: Speed For All video game set for Aug. 26 launch; watch the trailer now!

17 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA: Speed For All
NHRA: Speed For All, the definitive drag racing video game, will be released on Aug. 26, 2022, for PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.  Speed For All is the most…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday preview

Breathtaking Bristol Dragway, also known as Thunder Valley, is the host of this week’s Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series race as the series officially heads into the dog days of summer. The event will feature a full roster of professional racing that includes Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
17 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Bristol
Breathtaking Bristol Dragway, also known as Thunder Valley, is the host of this week’s Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series race as the series officially heads into the dog days of summer. The event will feature a full roster of professional racing…
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In Memoriam

16 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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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 [email protected] Jim Rockstad,…
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Top Fuel star Mike Salinas searching for repeat win at Thunder Valley Nationals

Surging Top Fuel driver Mike Salinas has won the last two NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals events, has been to the last three final rounds at Bristol Dragway, and has found an impressive comfort level at the picturesque facility.
16 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Mike Salinas
In terms of feeling right at home, Bristol Dragway might be the perfect location for standout Mike Salinas. The surging Top Fuel driver has won the last two races at Thunder Valley, has been to the last three final rounds, and has found an…
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Nitro Time Machine: Pro Mod's Marc Caruso takes a wild ride at 2019 Bristol race

At the 2019 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Pro Mod driver Marc Caruso, father of current Pro Stock racer Camrie Caruso, took a wild, high-speed ride into the sand trap at Bristol Dragway after a parachute malfunction.
16 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Nitro Time Machine
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Watch this weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil Series event for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Bandimere Speedway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster.
16 Jun 2022
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NHRA.tv
NHRA fans can watch the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Bandimere Speedway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from the event…
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Pro Stock, McBride added to Pep Boys Nationals; race will be NFL adjacent on FOX

Pro Stock has been added to the upcoming Pep Boys NHRA Nationals and Top Fuel Motorcycle rider Larry "Spiderman" McBride will attempt to break his own record at the event, which will be an NFL adjacent broadcast on FOX, putting the NHRA on a huge platform to open its 2022 Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
16 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pep Boys NHRA Nationals
Pro Stock has been added to the upcoming Pep Boys NHRA Nationals on Sept. 15-18 at Maple Grove Raceway. The track was purchased in April by veteran NHRA racer Kenny Koretsky and his family, including current Pro Stock driver Kyle Koretsky. The…
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Cuadra brothers are racing one another for first national event family win

With three drivers from the Cuadra family competing for their first Pro Stock title and a fourth seeking Top Sportsman glory, a brotherly rivalry would make sense, even in this close-knit group.
16 Jun 2022
Kelly Wade
Cuadra brothers
The Cuadra name has permeated Pro Stock for several seasons now, but so far, it has not been at the top of the list on Sunday. With three drivers from the family competing for their first Pro Stock title and a fourth seeking Top Sportsman glory, a…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

After a solid outing at the recent NHRA New England Nationals, where he correctly picked Matt Hagan and Erica Enders to win in Funny Car and Pro Stock, and labeled Top Fuel winner Mike Salinas as one of the favorites, Tricky Tipster is back to offer his selections for the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.
16 Jun 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
After a solid outing at the recent NHRA New England Nationals, where he correctly picked Matt Hagan and Erica Enders to win in Funny Car and Pro Stock, and labeled Top Fuel winner Mike Salinas as one of the favorites, Tricky Tipster is back to offer…
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Defending Bristol champ Alexis DeJoria looking to get her season revved up

Alexis DeJoria is hoping to find that same magic at Bristol Dragway that she used to have one of the best Sundays of her young racing career last October during the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
15 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria is hoping to find that same magic at Bristol Dragway that she used to have one of the best Sundays of her young racing career last October during the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. This time around, she’d like to grab an NHRA…
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Pro Stock Motorcycle star Angelle Sampey looks to stay perfect in Bristol

Angelle Sampey will always be the first rider in Pro Stock Motorcycle history to win the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, something she accomplished last fall in the category’s first-ever appearance at Thunder Valley.
15 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Angelle Sampey
Angelle Sampey will always be the first rider in Pro Stock Motorcycle history to win the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, something she accomplished last fall in the category’s first-ever appearance at Thunder Valley.   The…
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Doug Foley adds Teligent Solutions, Torino Incorporated for Bristol event

Top Fuel driver Doug Foley is rolling into this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals with a pair of new partners on his Foley Lewis Racing dragster. Teligent Solutions has signed on as the team’s primary sponsor while Torino Incorporated will take the major associate sponsor role. 
15 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Doug Foley
Top Fuel driver Doug Foley is rolling into this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway with a pair of new partners on his Foley Lewis Racing dragster. Teligent Solutions, a premier security consulting firm, has signed on as the…
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Funny Car world champ Ron Capps on ownership, goals, social media, and more

Funny Car world champion Ron Capps, who took over ownership of his team this season, talks about his year to date, which includes the introduction of a new Toyota GR Supra body, and the tough competition in the Funny Car class.
15 Jun 2022
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Ron Capps
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John and Brittany Force join The Adam Carolla Show to talk racing and much more

NHRA stars John and Brittany Force were the latest guests on The Adam Carolla Show, visiting Carolla’s studio to talk with the popular host about everything from their worst crashes to their greatest successes, as well as what it’s like to have so many successful racers in the same family.
15 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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The Adam Carolla Show
  The Force segment begins at about the 57-minute mark.
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Shawn Langdon returns to CMR Top Fuel dragster for Thunder Valley Nationals

Shawn Langdon will return to the blue and white CMR Construction and Roofing Top Fuel dragster this weekend at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. 
15 Jun 2022
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Shawn Langdon
Shawn Langdon will return to the blue and white CMR Construction and Roofing Top Fuel dragster this weekend at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.  Since early 2021, CMR has expanded their relationship with Kalitta Motorsports, and throughout…
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Clay Millican's 'want-to' attitude continues to light the way in Top Fuel

Much has been spoken about the value of a "can-do" attitude, but Clay Millican has found that a "want-to" demeanor has moved mountains in his Top Fuel career. This weekend, Millican will be leaning into that stance as he aims to collect a second NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals trophy.
14 Jun 2022
Kelly Wade
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Clay Millican
Much has been spoken about the value of a "can-do" attitude, but Tennessean Clay Millican has found that a "want-to" demeanor has moved mountains in his Top Fuel career. This weekend, at Bristol Dragway's NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Millican will…
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Bristol Dragway to welcome hundreds of Jr. Racers for Eastern Conference Finals

Since 2004, NHRA Summit Racing Series Jr. Drag Racing League competitors have flocked to Bristol Dragway in search of glory and prestigious Wally. That will continue July 14-16 at the 2022 Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals presented by Mike Bos Racing.
14 Jun 2022
Candida Benson, Jr. Dragster Contributor
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Eastern Conference Finals
Since 2004, NHRA Summit Racing Series Jr. Drag Racing League competitors have flocked to Bristol Dragway in search of glory and prestigious Wally. That will continue July 14-16 when the Tennessee track hosts the 2022 Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag…
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Nitro Time Machine: Top Fuelers vs Funny Car at Bristol Dragway in 1999

In 1999, the NHRA and Bristol Dragway hosted the No Bull Showdown, a $200,000-to-win battle pitting Top Fuelers against Funny Cars under the light in Thunder Valley.
14 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Nitro Time Machine
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Woodburn Lucas Oil Series event now a regional doubleheader, July 7-10

Following the weather-forced postponement of the Division 6 Lucas Oil Series event at Pacific Raceways, Woodburn Dragstrip will now host a doubleheader regional event July 7-10.  
14 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 6
Following the weather-forced postponement of the Division 6 Lucas Oil Series event at Pacific Raceways, Woodburn Dragstrip will now host a doubleheader regional event July 7-10.   Parking will begin Tuesday, July 5, with testing on Wednesday…
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Tony Stewart Racing crew chiefs plan and prep for NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

As the dual nitro teams of Tony Stewart Racing prepare for this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, crew chiefs Dickie Venables and Neal Strausbaugh discuss the challenges and unique opportunities that Bristol Dragway presents.
14 Jun 2022
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Tony Stewart Racing
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Preview Show: The Hard Truth!

Tony Pedregon joins Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast and the two delve deep into the upcoming 2022 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
14 Jun 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  Tony Pedregon joins Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast and the two delve deep into the upcoming 2022 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. This conversation touches on everything from the updated racing surface to the…
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