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Steve Torrence wins seventh Top Fuel race of 2019 season

Capco Contractors Top Fuel racer continues to dominate Top Fuel category with seventh victory of the season at the NHRA New England Nationals.
07 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence continued to roll at the NHRA New England Nationals. He defeated Scott Palmer, a racer he shares a friendship and technical alliance with, to win his seventh Top Fuel Wally of 2019 and second-straight at New England Dragway. He made a…
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Matt Hagan takes his Dodge Charger to third-straight Epping win

Matt Hagan drove his Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to winner’s circle again, his third straight Funny Car win at the NHRA New England Nationals.
07 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan and Dickie Venables love New England Dragway. The former champions defeated Shawn Langdon by five-hundredths of a second to earn their first win since February. It’s the duo’s third-straight victory at the NHRA New England Nationals, a…
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NHRA New England Nationals Sunday gallery

NHRA National Dragster Marc Gewertz captured the final day of racing at the NHRA New England Nationals and we've got the best shots for your viewing pleasure.
07 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Robert Hight
We handed out Wallys in Epping, New Hampshire and NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz captured all the action that led up to the final races. Now we're sharing some of the best shots of the day before we load up and head to Denver for…
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Scott Palmer continues to survive and advance at NHRA New England Nationals

Magic Dry Top Fuel dragster picks up valuable points at NHRA New England Nationals
07 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Scott Palmer
Scott Palmer has not had point-earning luck in 2019. His car has struggled with consistency and, in a field featuring even more tough customers than 2018, he faces the prospect of missing the NHRA Countdown to the Championship for the first time…
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Cruz Pedregon defeats John Force in wild round one battle at NHRA New England Nationals

Incredible pedalfest goes the way of Dodge Charger driver Cruz Pedregon against 16-time champion John Force.
07 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Cruz Pedregon
John Force will have to wait at least two more weeks to get his 150th win. Cruz Pedregon turned off the bottom bulb, apparently accidentally, and went on to score the round win against his oldest rival. Pedregon had to pedal his Dodge Charger Funny…
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Live Timing: Racing under way from NHRA New England Nationals

07 Jul 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
Elimination action is underway at the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire. Follow all of the action from New England Dragway on NHRA Live Timing…
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NHRA New England Nationals Sunday preview

Welcome to race day at the NHRA New England Nationals. Sportsman racing begins at 9:15 a.m. Eastern and Mello Yello pro racing begins at 11 a.m. with round one of Top Fuel eliminations at New England Dragway.
07 Jul 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Epping
Racing begins in earnest at the NHRA New England Nationals with Sportsman cars on the track at 9:15 a.m. thanks to Mother Nature's interference Saturday afternoon. Mello Yello pro racing kicks off with Top Fuel at 11 a.m. Eastern and will be…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Torrence gets back into the winner's circle, denying veteran Dakin in final

One weekend after his 19-round win streak was snapped with a tough loss in the final round in Bristol, Steve Torrence has started yet another streak of victories, going four rounds to take home the Top Fuel title at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
One weekend after his 19-round win streak was snapped with a tough loss in the final round in Bristol, Steve Torrence has started yet another streak of victories, going four rounds to take home the Top Fuel title at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA…
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Broken engines and bad burnouts can't stop Chris McGaha

Chris McGaha picks up career Pro Stock win No. 8 and his first in more than a year after a final round win against Alex Laughlin.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
mcgaha
Two broken engines, one botched burnout, and the added burden of acting as his own crew chief weren't enough to prevent Chris McGaha from winning his eighth-career Pro Stock race and ending a winless drought that extends back to last year's New…
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Tasca goes back to back with his second straight Funny Car victory for Ford

Bob Tasca III waited seven years between Funny Car wins but after breaking back into the win column a week ago in Bristol, Tasca only had to wait seven days to raise another Wally as he defeated Jack Beckman in the final round at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Bob Tasca
Bob Tasca III waited seven years between Funny Car wins but after breaking back into the win column a week ago in Bristol, Tasca only had to wait seven days to raise another Wally as he defeated Jack Beckman in the final round. Beckman smoked the…
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Andrew Hines rolls to fifth win in seven races in all-Harley final

Five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Andrew Hines runs his record to 21-2 this year with fifth win of the season in all-Harley final.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hines
Andrew Hines has more than 50 national event wins and five Mello Yello championships and accomplished all sorts of other first in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class including the first six-second run, but he’s never started a season the way he’s kicked…
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Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle results: Semifinal

Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec continue their dream season with fourth all-Harley final round in seven events. Hines will have lane choice for the duo's 30th final.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hines
For the 30th time in their career and fourth time this season, the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team will send a pair of riders to the Pro Stock Motorcycle final where Andrew Hines will attempt to maintain his slim 15-14 edge over teammate…
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Norwalk Funny Car results: Semifinals

Jack Beckman will have the chance to win his fourth Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Funny Car title when he squares off with Bristol champ Bob Tasca III in the final round.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman will have the chance to win his fourth Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Funny Car title when he squares off with Bristol champ Bob Tasca III in the final round. The race will be a rematch of their final round here in 2009,…
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Norwalk Top Fuel results: Semifinals

Pat Dakin has reached his first final round in more than 20 years and will take on reigning world champ Steve Torrence for the Top Fuel title at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Pat Dakin
Pat Dakin reached his first final round in more than 20 years and will take on reigning world champ Steve Torrence for the Top Fuel title at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Dakin, of Dayton, Ohio, and racing in front of his homestate…
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Norwalk Pro Stock results: Semifinal

There will be a first-time Pro Stock winner this season when Chris McGaha takes on Alex Laughlin in the Norwalk final round.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
laughlin
The last time that an 8.79 elapsed time won a Pro Stock drag race was probably the mid-1970s but that's all that it too for Alex Laughlin to defeat Jeg Coughlin Jr. in one of the wildest races of the this or any other season. Both drivers rattled…
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Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle results: E2

Points leaders Andrew Hines, Eddie Krawiec, and Matt Smith to battle in the Norwalk semifinals along with Scotty Pollacheck, who is having his best weekend of the year.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
smith
Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson riders Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec continued their methodic rampage through the Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle field with a pair of dominating wins in the quarterfinal round. Krawiec, the low qualifier, rode his…
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Norwalk Funny Car results: E2

Bristol winner Bob Tasca III stretched his win streak to six straight rounds to highlight the second round of Funny Car racing.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Bob Tasca
Bristol winner Bob Tasca III stretched his win streak to six straight rounds to highlight the second round of Funny Car racing. Tasca’s Ford powered to a 3.993 after Paul Lee red-lighted and earned lane choice by a thousandth of a second for a…
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Norwalk Pro Stock results: E2

Bo Butner's dream season rolls on with another Pro Stock semifinal; He's joined by Jeg Coughlin Jr., Chris McGaha, and Alex Laughlin.
23 Jun 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
butner
Another race, another semifinal for Pro Stock points leader Bo Butner who is now 19-2 in elimination round after his quarterfinal win against Matt Hartford. Butner, a four-time winner this year, wheeled his KB Racing-powered Camaro to a 6.621 after…
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Norwalk Top Fuel results: E2

The footing got a little tricky as the sun beat down on Summit Motorsports Park, where tire smoke was a common sight in round two, but not for Steve Torrence.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
The footing got a little tricky as the sun beat down on Summit Motorsports Park, where tire smoke was a common sight in round two. Low qualifier Brittany Force smoked the tires in the middle of the track and pedaled her way to victory well ahead…
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Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Sunday photo gallery

Photo highlights from a busy day of final eliminations at the 13th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk.
23 Jun 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
  Race fans packed Summit Motorsports Park for final eliminations of the 12th race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. NHRA's Alan Reinhart emceed the pre-race ceremonies,…
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