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Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals conclusion to take place Sept. 5-6 in Norwalk

The rescheduled Sportsman racing portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals that was postponed due to high water levels in the area will take place Sept. 5-6, 2019 at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
28 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Norwalk
NHRA officials announced details for the rescheduled portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals that were postponed due to high water levels in the area. The remaining part of the event will take place Sept. 5-6, 2019 at Summit Racing…
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The story behind the recent success of Bob Tasca III and his Ford Motorcraft Funny Car

Bob Tasca III has won the last two Funny Car races on the NHRA Mello Yello schedule but, as crew chiefs Eric Lane and Jon Schaffer explain, it certainly wasn't easy. NHRA's John Kernan reports from Indy.
28 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
Bob Tasca
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2019 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Troy Coughlin Jr.

28 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Troy Coughlin Jr. collected his second Wally in Top Alcohol Dragster, wheeling Rich McPhillips’ JEGS-backed dragster past Will Smith in the Smith/Hirata entry tuned by 2013 event winner Dave Hirata. Coughlin led wire to wire to win convincingly…
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2019 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

28 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
World champion Sean Bellemeur and the seemingly unstoppable Bartone Bros./Hussey Performance Camaro won their second straight event and third overall this season, stopping defending event champ Ray Drew from a double in the final round,5.47 to 5…
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Steve Matusek to make Pro Stock debut in Elite Motorsports Ford Mustang in Denver

Aeromotive Pro Mod racer Steve Matusek will make his NHRA Pro Stock debut in an Elite Motorsports powered Ford Mustang at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
28 Jun 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
News
Steve Matusek
Steve Matusek will drive a different sort of door car at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. The Aeromotive Pro Mod racer will make his Pro Stock debut in an Elite Motorsports-powered Ford Mustang in Denver and race the entire…
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Saluting U.S. Nationals history: The story of Marvin "Who?" Graham

The 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is coming up and promises to be a celebration of the event’s long and rich history. In the months leading up the event, we'll chronicle some of the great stories that made Indy the world’s biggest and most important drag race. This week: Indy's "unknown" Top Fuel winner.
28 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Marvin Graham
The 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is coming up, and promises to be a celebration of the…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online: Tasca feature, Bristol and Topeka coverage

NHRA National Dragster magazine's 12th issue of 2019, which includes a feature on Ford Funny Car racer Bob Tasca III and coverage of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties and the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
27 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's 12th issue of 2019, which includes a feature on Ford Funny Car racer Bob Tasca III's recent success and coverage of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties and the NHRA Thunder Valley…
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Tickets now on sale for 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Tickets for the 2020 season-opening 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona are on sale now for the national event taking place Feb 6-9, 2020. 
27 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pomona
Tickets for the 2020 season-opening 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona are on sale now for the national event taking place Feb 6-9, 2020.  Fans won’t want to miss the…
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2019 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sportsman highlights

Santangelo, Bogan strike for second wins of season at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.
26 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Johnny Brooks
Following recent wins in Charlotte and Richmond, class racers Joe Santangelo and Monty Bogan struck gold for the second time this season with victories at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Santangelo earned the Super Stock crown…
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2019 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Super Stock winner Joseph Satangelo

26 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Joseph Santangelo
Joe Santangelo won the Richmond event at the end of May, and ironically, he was in the Super Stock final against Bogan in Charlotte. In the Bristol final, where he faced off against Division 3 racer and former world champ Ricky Decker, Santangelo…
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2019 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Stock winner Monty Bogan

26 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Monty Bogan
Following a near-double at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, where he posted a win in Super Stock and a runner-up finish in Stock, Monty Bogan returned to the winner’s circle in Bristol, where he claimed the Stock title in his D/SA ’67…
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2019 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Super Comp winner Todd Ewing

26 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Todd Ewing
Todd Ewing collected his eighth national event Wally and first since 2017 after he beat Ray Miller Jr. in the Super Comp final. Ewing, who has wins in Super Comp, Super Stock, and Top Dragster, got a free pass in the final after Miller broke an…
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2019 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Super Gas winner Ray Sawyer

26 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Ray Sawyer
Ray Sawyer, the 2005 NHRA Super Gas champ, celebrated Father’s Day with a present to himself after winning his seventh national event title. Wheeling his ’02 Camaro, Sawyer grabbed a two-hundredths lead against Michelle Furr in the Super Gas final…
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2019 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Top Sportsman winner Johnny Brooks

26 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Johnny Brooks
Johnny Brooks’ classic ’67 Chevy II attracted a lot of attention from the Bristol fans thanks to its clean lines and show-quality paint, and it also proved to be an effective race car by winning in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs. Brooks got a…
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WFO Radio Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Winners Edition

26 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
WFO
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Winners Edition featuring On Location Winnerviews with Steve Torrence, Bob Tasca, Chris McGaha, Andrew Hines, and an assortment of crew chiefs and crew members. Jason Logan checks in from Studio 302. NHRA’s…
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Angie Smith takes over final spot in Battle field with one race to go

Angie Smith was able to move by idle riders Jerry Savoie and Steve Johnson into the eighth and final spot in the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle field and will look to defend that position at Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the final points-earning race for the special event.
26 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Angie Smith
Just one race -- the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Denver, July 19-21 -- remains for Pro Stock Motorcycle riders to lock in their positions for the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle, July 27 at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals…
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NHRA Mello Yello Series starts second half of season at New England Dragway

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series celebrates Fourth of July weekend with nitro flames and fire-breathing 11,000-horsepower machines at the seventh annual NHRA New England Nationals, July 5-7 at New England Dragway.
26 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Epping
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series celebrates Fourth of July weekend with nitro flames and fire-breathing 11,000-horsepower machines at the seventh annual NHRA New England Nationals, July 5-7 at New England Dragway. It is the 13th of 24…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Shawn Cowie

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
The Topeka field was stacked with talent, but Shawn Cowie managed to successfully defend his 2017 and 2018 titles. After qualifying No. 3, he powered to the final where his 5.213, 279.15 was more than enough to defeat Troy Coughlin Jr., but also…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Sean Bellemeur now has 13 wins after wheeling the Hussey Performance Camaro to a win over veteran Jay Payne in the final. Bellemeur was solidly in the 5.4s on  race day in his wins against Scott McVey, Lance Van Hauen, and Nick Januik…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Comp winner Bruno Massel Jr.

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Two-time national champ Bruno Massel Jr. has 13 national event wins after driving his turbocharged Blackfire I/Dragster to the Comp title. Massel qualified No. 5 and avoided a significant index hit on his way to the final. The indexes became…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Super Stock winner Gene Mosbek

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Gene Mosbek celebrated his 65th birthday in style with his sixth-career national event win and second in Topeka. Driving his rare ’64 Plymouth, Mosbek saved his best performance for last with a .001 light and a 10.234 on his 10.22 dial to cool…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Stock winner Chris Chaney

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Reigning Division 5 champ Chris Chaney won the Stock final with a 10.215 on his 10.21 dial but avoided having to make a decision at the finish line after opponent Scott Libersher fouled by two-thousandths. Chaney had a bye in the semifinals but…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Super Comp winner Kyle Fickler

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Kyle Fickler, a member of the SEMA Board of Directors, created another lasting memory when he drove his dragster to a close final round win over Vernon Rowland to win for the first time since 2003. Rowland was four-thousandths of a second quicker at…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Super Gas winner Shawn Carter

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Super Gas winner Shawn Carter broke a lengthy winless drought in Topeka when he defeated Collin Becker in the final round. Carter’s last national event win came at the 2007 Dallas race. Driving his ’05 Cavalier, Carter was wheel to wheel with…
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2019 Menards Heartland Nationals Super Street winner Trevor Larson

25 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
After six wins in Super Comp and Super Gas, Trevor Larson claimed his first win in Super Street after fellow Minnesota resident Mike Campbell fouled by a thousandth of a second in the final. Larson, coming off a very competitive run in his…
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Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Sportsman highlights

Shawn Cowie won Top Alcohol Dragster for the third straight year and Sean Bellemeur continued unchecked this season in Top Alcohol Funny Car to the lead the list of champions at the NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties.
25 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Sean Bellemeur
For the last three years Shawn Cowie won the Top Alcohol Dragster title in Topeka and this time, he was joined in victory by seven other Lucas Oil Series sportsman standouts, all of whom are previous national event champions. Like Cowie, Top Alcohol…
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Fast Five: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Jamie Howe count down their top five highlights from the 2019 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
25 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
Norwalk
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NHRA Power Rankings: Is Deric Kramer poised for a championship chase?

American Ethanol Pro Stock driver Deric Kramer continues to climb the NHRA Power Rankings
24 Jun 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Deric Kramer
Deric Kramer earned his first win of 2019 at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals by defeating Erica Enders. His American Ethanol Pro Stock Chevy Camaro is better now than it was when he hoisted the Wally in Chicago. He has improved his NHRA Power Ranking…
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Meyer sisters, Whiteley shine at delayed Division 4 event at No Problem

Rachel Meyer defeated her sister, Megan, in the Alcohol Dragster final while Annie Whiteley raced to victory in Top Alcohol Funny car at the Division 4 event at No Problem Raceway Park.
23 Jun 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 4
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at No Problem Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Rachel Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., 5.381, 270.35  def…
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Drew downs Bill in all-Skillman, all-Ford Factory Stock final

Drew gets the best of Bill Skillman in the first father-son final round in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
skillman
Based on their recent results, it seems more and more obvious that the Skillman family really enjoys racing in the SAM Tech.edu Factory Stock Showdown. After five of eight races this season, the father-son duo of Bill and Drew Skillman have combined…
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