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John Force makes it a family sweep of nitro qualifying poles with BlueDef Camaro

John Force reached another milestone in his amazing career, locking down his 160th career No. 1 qualifying effort thanks to his Friday run of 3.834 and joined daughter Brittany as a low qualifier at the event.
19 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
John Force
John Force reached another milestone in his amazing career, locking down his 160th career No. 1 qualifying effort thanks to his Friday run of 3.834. Force and his BlueDef Camaro had a mixed Saturday, with a tire-smoker in Q3 and a 3.937 in Q4 that…
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Brittany Force scores eighth No. 1 of the season with strong performances

Although Brittany Force and crew chief David Grubnic are known for their nighttime qualifying heroics, they showed in the heat of the day Saturday that they’re tough under fire, too, recording the best run of the day, 3.691, and held the No. 1 spot with their Friday 3.651 blast.
19 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Although Brittany Force and crew chief David Grubnic are known for their nighttime qualifying heroics, they showed in the heat of the day Saturday that they’re tough under fire, too, recording the best run of the day, 3.691 to back up their Friday…
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Matt Smith stays atop bike field, but Jerry Savoie emerges as a threat in the heat

Matt Smith stayed atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle field after his dazzling 6.776, 200.22-mph Friday night blast, but a so-so Saturday in the heat put him behind the performance curve of Jerry Savoie, who ruled the day.
19 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith stayed atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle field after his dazzling 6.776, 200.22-mph Friday night blast, but a so-so Saturday in the heat put him behind the performance curve of Jerry Savoie, who ruled the day. Savoie had the best e.t. of…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. keeps his Camaro atop the Pro Stock pack on a hot Saturday

Everyone knew that Saturday’s hot and humid weather would slow the Pro Stock cars, which it did by an average of about a half-tenth from Friday’s nighttime session, but Jeg Coughlin Jr. showed that his JEGS.com team has a mastery of both.
19 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Everyone knew that Saturday’s hot and humid weather would slow the Pro Stock cars, which it did by an average of about a half-tenth from Friday’s nighttime session, but Jeg Coughlin Jr. showed that his JEGS.com team has a mastery of both by making…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Randy Anderson were all over Texas Motorplex on the second day of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, providing a gallery's worth of photos from on and off the track.
19 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Reading Top Fuel winner Richie Crampton and the DHL crew warmed their mount before the opening qualifying pass Saturday. After a tire-smoking first run Friday, Tommy Johnson Jr. and the Make-A-Wish…
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Alex Laughlin vs. Mother Nature vs. grasshoppers vs. the field

Alex Laughlin’s plan for the weekend was complicated, but manageable. Then Mother Nature got involved. Twice.
19 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Alex Laughlin
Alex Laughlin’s plan was complicated but manageable. Compete in his supercharged Speed Society Corvette at the No Mercy event at South Georgia Motorsports Park, put down some qualifying runs Thursday, fly to Texas for Friday’s first two qualifying…
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Three days that may have saved Matt Smith's season and his bid for a repeat title

Matt Smith made Texas Motorplex history Friday night when he powered his Denso EBR to the track’s first 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle pass but it was the result of a lot of behind-the-scenes work in the three days between events.
19 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith knew something was wrong, he just didn’t know what. His normally potent Denso EBR struggled in qualifying at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals, ranking just 13th, followed by a first-round exit. He had already watched his name plummet…
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Kebin Kinsley is back, and the Texas team is 'going for the jugular' for their fans

Kebin Kinsley returned to action Friday for his first runs in the Roger Hennen Motorsports Top Fueler since the Houston SpringNationals in April, but, as Kinsley says, "When Roger goes, he goes for the jugular.” They enter Saturday in the No. 15 spot looking to improve on their Friday 3.81 pass.
19 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Kebin Kinsley
Kebin Kinsley returned to action Friday for his first runs in the Roger Hennen Motorsports Top Fueler since the Houston SpringNationals in April. The team had planned to run more events this season but wounded some cylinder heads in Houston which…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday preview

Welcome to Day 2 of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals and the final two rounds of qualifying to set the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations. Warmer temperatures are forecast so teams will spend a lot of effort working on their Sunday tune-ups.
19 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Dallas
Welcome to Day 2 of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals and the final two rounds of qualifying to set the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations. After a track-record-setting day Friday, today’s forecast calls for warmer temperatures, which means that…
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Brittany Force's track-record pass carries her to No. 1 spot in Dallas Top Fuel field

Put Brittany Force, crew chief Dave Grubnic, and the rocket-red Advance Auto Parts dragster on the starting line with cool conditions and a good track and great things will happen as they did Friday night at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals where she set the track record with a blast of 3.651.
18 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Put Brittany Force, crew chief Dave Grubnic, and the rocket-red Advance Auto Parts dragster on the starting line with cool conditions and a good track and great things will happen as they did Friday night at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals where…
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John Force rides BlueDef Camaro to No. 1 spot with career-best 337-mph speed

18 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
John Force
John Force finished qualifying Friday night where he started, in the No. 1 spot for what, with warming temperatures expected Saturday, will be the fifth of the season and the 160th of his career after a sizzling 3.834 at 337.33 mph in his Peak…
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Elite Camaros of Jeg Coughlin Jr., Erica Enders lock down first two Pro Stock spots

18 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
The double-barreled Elite Performance threat of Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders ended up 1-2 after a dazzling side-by-side final dash of Pro Stock qualifying with Coughlin’s pink JEGS.com Camaro grabbing the No. 1 spot with a 6.509, a thousandth…
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Matt Smith's 200-mph blast carries his Denso EBR to No. 1 in Pro Stock Motorcycle

Reigning world champ Matt Smith flexed the muscles of his Denso-backed EBR, cracking off the first 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle pass at Texas Motorplex en route to grabbing the No. 1 qualifying spot.
18 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Reigning world champ Matt Smith flexed the muscles of his Denso-backed EBR, cracking off the first 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle pass at Texas Motorplex en route to grabbing the No. 1 qualifying spot. Smith improved by a tenth on his opening pass of…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Friday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Randy Anderson were all over Texas Motorplex on the opening day of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, providing a gallery's worth of photos from on and off the track.
18 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Texas Motorplex hosted the Pre-Stage FanFest in Ennis on Thursday, allowing fans to interact with the stars of the NHRA before the start of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Pro Stock heroes Greg Anderson, Jason Line, and Bo…
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WATCH: Kebin Kinsley fireballs the engine in the first qualifying session in Dallas

Texas-based Top Fuel racer Kebin Kinsley rode out a big fireball in the Hennen Motorsports dragster in the first qualifying session of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
18 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Kebin Kinsley
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Lee Callaway ready to take the big stage in his Top Fuel debut this weekend in Dallas

Former national event-winning Top Alcohol Dragster driver Lee Callaway will join the ranks of NHRA Top Fuel drivers this weekend as he makes his debut in Scott Palmer’s Magic Dry dragster.
18 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Lee Callaway
Lee Callaway will join the ranks of NHRA Top Fuel drivers this weekend as he makes his debut in Scott Palmer’s Magic Dry dragster. The former national event-winning Top Alcohol Dragster driver completed his licensing last week and will campaign his…
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Consistent Eddie Krawiec still in the title hunt, but first season win would help

No racer really wants the pressure entering an event of a make-or-break weekend, but when the Countdown to the Championship passes its midpoint, that’s the agenda for a lot of title contenders, including former Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Eddie Krawiec.
18 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Eddie Krawiec
No racer really wants the pressure entering an event of a make-or-break weekend, but when the Countdown to the Championship passes its midpoint, that’s the agenda for a lot of title contenders, including former Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Eddie…
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What the teams had to say entering the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

"This is one of the toughest eras in the sport’s history. If you get a win this year you will most likely have had to race easily three championship-caliber teams." -- Richie Crampton
18 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Richie Crampton
JOHN FORCE RACING ROBERT HIGHT “This season has been pretty incredible. We’re nearing the end of the Countdown and we extended our points lead in Charlotte and this AAA Texas team, they really pulled together and did a…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Friday preview

The second half of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship kicks off a fabled texas Motorplex with the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Just this race at the final two events in Las Vegas and Pomona remain for divers to earn points towards the world championships.
18 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Dallas
The second half of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship kicks off a fabled texas Motorplex with the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Just this race at the final two events in Las Vegas and Pomona remain for divers to earn…
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WATCH: Megan Meyer's winning runs from her Top Alcohol Dragster world title

15 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Megan Meyer
Megan Meyer wrapped up the 2019 Top Alcohol Dragster world championship by taking victories in Gainesville, Houston, Indianapolis and the fall Charlotte event. She defeated Troy Coughlin Jr. in three final rounds, including in Charlotte, to capture…
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WATCH: Elimination highlights from the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals

15 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Watch Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Deric Kramer and Andrew Hines take home Wallys in their respective categories during the final day Monday eliminations at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals. …
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WATCH: Every winning run from Stevie "Fast" Jackson's first Pro Mod title

Re-live Stevie "Fast" Jackson's first championship season in the National Hot Rod Association by watching all of his Wally-clinching runs from 2019. 
14 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Stevie "Fast" Jackson
Re-live Stevie "Fast" Jackson's first championship season in the National Hot Rod Association by watching all of his Wally-clinching runs from 2019. The 2019 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series champion earned Wallys at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA…
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Andrew Hines pads points lead after eighth Pro Stock Motorcycle win of the season

Andrew Hines extended his lead in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with a final round win at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte.
14 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hines
Andrew Hines extended his lead in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with a final round win at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte. The five-time champion continued to improve on what it already the best season of his career with a narrow 6…
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Steve Torrence back in front of Top Fuel after Charlotte victory

Steve Torrence took the Top Fuel points lead back with his first win since Denver by taking down Doug Kalitta in the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals final.
14 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence took the Top Fuel points lead back with his first win since Denver by taking down Doug Kalitta in the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals final. The defending Top Fuel world champion cut an incredible light and had plenty of race car to…
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Deric Kramer’s American Ethanol Camaro earns crucial Countdown victory in Charlotte

Following his second win of the season, Deric Kramer is back in the battle for the Mello Yello Pro Stock championship with his American Ethanol Camro.
14 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
kramer
Following his second win of the season, Deric Kramer is back in the battle for the Mello Yello Pro Stock championship. Ranked in eighth place following the first two rounds of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Kramer knew he’d need a big…
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Robert Hight takes Charlotte win in Auto Club Chevy Camaro

Robert Hight left the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals with the Wally and the Funny Car points lead.
14 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Robert Hight left the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals with the Wally and the Funny Car points lead. The driver of the Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro left second but won thanks to the red-light start of Jack Beckman, who went red by eight-hundredths of a…
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Megan Meyer wins in Charlotte to lock up 2019 Top Alcohol Dragster national championship

With a thrilling side-by-side win over points rival Troy Coughlin Jr., Megan Meyer officially clinched the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Dragster national championship in the final round of the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals.
14 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Megan Meyer
With a thrilling side-by-side win over points rival Troy Coughlin Jr., Megan Meyer officially clinched the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Dragster national championship in the final round of the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals. Meyer drove to…
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Stevie "Fast" Jackson wraps up 2019 E3 Pro Mod Series championship

Three years into his career in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod series, Stevie “Fast” Jackson delivers on his promise to win a championship.
14 Oct 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
jackson
When Stevie "Fast"  Jackson entered the NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod series three years ago, it was anything but a publicity stunt. Already the sport’s best drag radial racer, Jackson boldly promised to take the fight to NHRA’s best Pro Mod…
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Sean Bellemeur clinches 2019 Top Alcohol Funny Car championship in Charlotte

Sean Bellemeur officially clinched his second-straight NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car national championship on Monday at zMax Dragway.
14 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Sean Bellemeur
Sean Bellemeur officially clinched his second-straight NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car national championship on Monday at zMax Dragway. Bellemeur took matters into his own hands in the semifinal round by beating Shane Westerfield to mathmatically lock up…
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Jack Beckman's Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat explodes as he moves to second in points

The good news: Jack Beckman is second in Funny Car points. The bad news: He's going to need a new Infinite Hero body.
14 Oct 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman defeated Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. to pass John Force in the Funny Car leaderboard, but he did so in costly fashion. The driver of the Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat drove through a fiery explosion,…
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