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Richard Gadson rising in Pro Stock Motorcycle

The Vance & Hines team has produced a plethora of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championships, and riding under the legendary umbrella comes with prestige – but also with pressure. Richard Gadson is quickly rising to meet expectations in his new role.
11 Jul 2024
Kelly Wade
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Richard Gadson
The Vance & Hines team has produced a plethora of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championships, and riding under the legendary umbrella comes with prestige — but also with pressure. Riding for one of the most successful teams in the history of the…
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Bob Tasca III hopes to continue hot streak as Mission Foods tour heads west

Bob Tasca III and his Ford Funny Car team will head west to Seattle on a hot streak, with a win in Norwalk and a runner-up in Richmond. Crew chief Aaron Brooks talks about the team's recent successes and the road ahead.
10 Jul 2024
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Bob Tasca III
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Thomas Prock on the uncommon cylinder drop in Austin Prock's Funny Car

In a NHRA on Fox segment, family-legacy tuner Thomas Prock explained to Bruno Massel the process of diagnosing a cylinder loss in Austin Prock's Camaro Funny Car during the Norwalk, Ohio race.
08 Jul 2024
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Thomas Prock on the uncommon cylinder drop in Austin Prock's Funny Car
Thomas Prock, with his vast family experience and analytical prowess, emphasized the importance of the data logger in pinpointing a dropped cylinder issue in this NHRA on FOX segment. He went on to explain how the car's onboard data logger is the…
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Antron Brown and Matco team prepare for trek west to Seattle and Sonoma

Fresh off of their big win at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team are gearing up for the westward push and two crucial events in Seattle and Sonoma.
08 Jul 2024
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals as they celebrate with their teams and accept congratulations from their defeated final-round opponents.
03 Jul 2024
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Weekend Rewind: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals brought the heat to summer with a huge event at Summit Motorsports Park. Enjoy this video look back at some of the weekend's highlights.
02 Jul 2024
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 Weekend Rewind: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
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Get well soon, John Force

At the 2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, the air was thick with emotion as racers from across the nation came together not just to compete but to share their heartfelt get-well wishes for one of their own — John Force.
01 Jul 2024
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Get well soon, John Force
John Force, a legend in the world of NHRA Drag Racing, is an inspiration to all drag racers. His unexpected absence due to an on-track incident in Virginia has left an unfillable void in the racing community. The racers, crewmembers, and fans all…
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5 Things We Learned in Norwalk

Incredibly tight racing, another near-double, old rivalries restructured, dreams coming true, and finally getting the scoop: It was another unforgettable weekend at Summit Motorsports Park. Here are five takeaways from the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
01 Jul 2024
Kelly Wade
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5 Things We Learned in Norwalk
Incredibly tight racing, another near-double, old rivalries restructured, dreams coming true, and finally getting the scoop: It was another unforgettable weekend at Summit Motorsports Park. Here are five takeaways from the Summit Racing Equipment…
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The Bader family is keeping the Summit Motorsports Park dream alive

Over the years, well-kept and beloved Summit Motorsports Park has gained a reputation for something Bill Bader Jr. refers to as "The Norwalk Experience." The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals are more than a race to Bader and his team.
29 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
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Bill Bader Jr.
For over 50 years, Summit Motorsports Park has been host to thrilling racing action. Over the years, the well-kept and beloved facility has gained a reputation for something Bill Bader Jr. refers to as "The Norwalk Experience." The Summit Racing…
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Pro Stock’s Matt Hartford eyes turnaround in Norwalk

After a career-best season a year ago, things haven’t exactly gone to plan in 2024 for Pro Stock standout Matt Hartford heading into this weekend’s 18th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at world-class Summit Motorsports Park.
28 Jun 2024
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Matt Hartford
After a career-best season a year ago, things haven’t exactly gone to plan in 2024 for Pro Stock standout Matt Hartford heading into this weekend’s 18th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at world-class Summit Motorsports Park. The…
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Summit Racing Equipment offers exceptional deals and rewards this weekend!

Success is a long-term collaboration, and for decades Summit Racing Equipment has been helping drag racers and enthusiasts build the machines of their dreams. Be sure to stop by Summit's midway display this weekend!
27 Jun 2024
David Kennedy
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Summit Booth Big Red 2024
You were born to drag race. Summit Racing Equipment knows this and has designed a program that rewards you for every purchase you make to build the race car or hot rod of your dreams. Special Discount from Summit Racing Equipment—This…
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Blake Alexander looks to repeat Funny Car success this weekend in Norwalk

Last year at Summit Motorsports Park, Blake Alexander joined an elite list of NHRA drivers to win in both NHRA nitro categories, picking up his first career Funny Car victory. He’ll look to repeat that win this weekend.
27 Jun 2024
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Blake Alexander
Last year at Summit Motorsports Park, Blake Alexander joined an elite list of NHRA drivers to win in both NHRA nitro categories, picking up his first career Funny Car victory. He’ll look to repeat that win this weekend at the 18th annual Summit…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals as they celebrate with their teams and accept congratulations from their defeated final-round opponents.
26 Jun 2024
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Shawn Langdon has hopes for another all-Kalitta Top Fuel final in Norwalk

Shawn Langdon and points leader and teammate Doug Kalitta met in the final round of the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals, with Kalitta getting the win, and Langdon is hopeful for another opportunity at this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
26 Jun 2024
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Shawn Langdon
Last weekend in Richmond represented an ideal scenario for Kalitta Motorsports in the Top Fuel ranks, and standout driver Shawn Langdon would love to see that continue — with one minor change — at this weekend’s 18th annual Summit Racing Equipment…
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Weekend Rewind: PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

The PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals was a weekend that few will forget as NHRA returned to Virginia Motorsports Park for a memorable event. Here's a look at some of the weekend's action.
25 Jun 2024
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Weekend Rewind: PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals
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Multiclass racer Kyle Koretsky to add Factory X to the mix in Norwalk

The 2024 edition of the Holley EFI Factory X category is plumping up ahead of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. Versatile racer Kyle Koretsky will be behind the wheel of a Rob Smith Racing-owned supercharged Chevrolet Camaro to compete in the class for the first time.
24 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
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Kyle Koretsky
The 2024 edition of the brand-spanking-new Holley EFI Factory X category is plumping up ahead of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. Versatile racer Kyle Koretsky will be behind the wheel of a Rob Smith Racing-owned supercharged…
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5 Things We Learned in Richmond

Three brutally hot days, hardcore fans, track-record runs, a devastating crash, and history in the making: The PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals had it all as the NHRA returned to Virginia Motorsports Park after a short absence. Here’s our five big takeaways from the race.
24 Jun 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned in Richmond
Three brutally hot days, hardcore fans, track-record runs, a devastating crash, and history in the making …. The PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals had it all as the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returned to Virginia Motorsports Park after a short…
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More history on the line for Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Gaige Herrera

Chasing history has been nothing new for Gaige Herrera the past two seasons, but the reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion has a chance to add another incredible mark at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals.
22 Jun 2024
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Gaige Herrera
Chasing history has been nothing new for Gaige Herrera the past two seasons, but the reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion has a chance to add another incredible mark at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park…
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Pro Stock points leader Dallas Glenn: "If it was easy, we wouldn't do it"

Winning is, for most, the point of the game. An easy win, though, seldom seems to have the same sense of reward that comes with winning an intense, honest battle. Pro Stock points leader Dallas Glenn believes the challenge itself is where much of the reward can be found.
20 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
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Dallas Glenn
Everyone likes to win. It's the very point of the game, by most standards. An easy win, though – however much it "still counts" – seldom seems to come with the same sense of reward as emerging victorious from a hard-fought, knuckle-bruising battle.…
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Austin Prock looks to carry Funny Car hot streak into Richmond

Austin Prock was in a Top Fuel dragster two years ago at Virginia Motorsports Park, but at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals, he’ll be looking for his third Funny Car win of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
20 Jun 2024
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Austin Prock
Austin Prock was in a Top Fuel dragster two years ago at Virginia Motorsports Park, but at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals, he’ll be looking for his third Funny Car win of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.…
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Brittany Force after more VMP magic at PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

The last time Brittany Force was at Virginia Motorsports Park, she was obliterating track records en route to a victory in 2022 and, ultimately, her second world championship, and she hopes to recreate some of that magic this year.
20 Jun 2024
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Brittany Force
The last time Brittany Force was at Virginia Motorsports Park, the Top Fuel standout was obliterating track records in Richmond en route to a victory in 2022 and, ultimately, her second world championship in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series…
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Top 5 Moments from the 1997 NHRA Virginia Nationals

Virginia Motorsports Park was the scene of a lot of early drama at the 1997 NHRA Virginia Nationals, with wheelstands, pedalfests, and a barn-burning Funny Car fire spicing up the opening rounds.
19 Jun 2024
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Top 5 Moments from the 1997 NHRA Virginia Nationals
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Days of Future Past: An NHRA weekend spanning the gamut of time

There are times when the size and scope of the NHRA Drag Racing universe can escape us until we find ourselves in the middle of something truly special. Such was the case last weekend.
19 Jun 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Days of Future Past
There are times when the size and scope of the NHRA Drag Racing universe can escape us until we find ourselves in the middle of something truly special. Such was the case last weekend when three drag races were held simultaneously across the country…
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Jianna Evaristo is finding her groove after Pro Stock Motorcycle switch-up

Learning to ride a 200-plus-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle is a daunting task, but it's one that Jianna Evaristo embraced as she made her 2019 debut aboard a Matt Smith Racing (MSR) Suzuki. Five years in, the Scrappers Racing rider is proving she's up for a new challenge – and expeditiously adapting – as she transitions to an MSR V-Twin Buell.
18 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
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Jianna Evaristo
Learning to ride a 200-plus-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle is a daunting task, but it's one that Jianna Evaristo embraced as she made her 2019 debut aboard a Matt Smith Racing (MSR) Suzuki. Five years in, the Scrappers Racing rider is proving she's up for…
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New format has Josh Hart’s attention heading to PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

With three Professional qualifying sessions on Saturday and final eliminations on Sunday, the PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals has a lot of teams looking forward to the unique format, including Top Fuel's Josh Hart.
17 Jun 2024
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Josh Hart
The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is heading back to Virginia Motorsports Park after a one-year hiatus for the PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals, June 22-23, and NHRA Top Fuel championship contender Josh Hart and the R+L Carriers team are…
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'I was born to do this:' Austin Prock talks about his love of Funny Car racing

His grandfather, Tom, raced Funny Cars in the 1970s. His father, Jimmy, is a three-time world championship-winning Funny Car crew chief. So, it only makes sense that Funny Car rookie Austin Prock has taken so quickly to his new class.
14 Jun 2024
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Super Grip Thunder Valley Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals as they celebrate their victories at Bristol Dragway.
12 Jun 2024
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
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Dave Schultz vs. Gaige Herrera, a tale of two winning streaks

In 1994, Dave Schultz set a record with eight-straight Pro Stock Motorcycle race wins and 30 years later, Gaige Herrera has broken it. Here's a look at how the two win streaks stack up against each other.
12 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Gaige and Schultz
Records are made to be broken but not many people ever thought this one would be. With his most recent win at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Gaige Herrera claimed his ninth straight, Pro Stock Motorcycle title, breaking…
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Weekend Rewind: Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

The Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway wowed Tennessee fans with wild action and amazingly close racing. Here's a look back at the weekend.
11 Jun 2024
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Weekend Rewind
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Tony Schumacher: From catastrophic engine failure to the winner's circle in one weekend

Before winning the 2024 Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, Tony Schumacher experienced an engine explosion in his Top Fuel dragster that fans in the stands will never forget.
11 Jun 2024
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Tony Schumacher: From catastrophic engine failure to the winner's cirlce in one weekend
 The incident occurred during the qualifying rounds, capturing the attention of fans and racers alike. As Tony Schumacher's dragster roared down the track, the engine lost multiple cylinders and let go with a massive explosion. The force of the…
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