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Warter, Gaynor, Bushmaker lead Division 6 winners at at Firebird Raceway

Ryan Warter, Ty Gaynor, and Angela Bushmaker led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Division was in action at Firebird Raceway.
18 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 6
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division event at Firebird Raceway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '05 Sunfire, D/SM, 9.037, 121.76  def.…
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Saturday News and Notes, Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the second day of the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway. Updated throughout the day.
18 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Ken Quartuccio
News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the second day of the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway. Updated throughout the day. For the second year in a row Funny Car driver…
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Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Saturday preview

The Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance continues at Route 66 Raceway with the final day of qualifying for NHRA pros and the GETTRX Pro Stock Allstar NHRA Callout, and the Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty Challenge.
18 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Route 66
The Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance continues at Route 66 Raceway with the final day of qualifying for NHRA pros and the GETTRX Pro Stock Allstar NHRA Callout, and the Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty…
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Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Friday photo gallery

NHRA's photographers captured all the excitement of the opening day of the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals in our daily photo gallery.
17 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
A special tribute to Don Schumacher 44
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Zizzo, Prock, Enders and Smith grab provisional No. 1 spots at Route 66 Raceway

Chicago native T.J. Zizzo made the quickest Top Fuel run in each session on Friday at Route 66 Raceway, taking the provisional No. 1 qualifier at the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance. Austin Prock (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also the provisional No. 1 qualifiers.
17 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News, Race coverage
Zizzo
Chicago native T.J. Zizzo made the quickest Top Fuel run in each session on Friday at Route 66 Raceway, taking the provisional No. 1 qualifier at the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK…
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Clash of the titans as Enders picks Anderson for GETTRX Pro Stock NHRA Allstar Callout

Not the least bit afraid of a bit of healthy competition, Erica Enders made a bold move when she called out longtime rival Greg Anderson for the first round of the GETTRX Pro Stock NHRA Allstar Callout.
17 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Pro Stock Callout
Not the least bit afraid of a bit of healthy competition, Erica Enders made a bold move when she called out longtime rival Greg Anderson for the first round of the GETTRX Pro Stock NHRA Allstar Callout, a high stakes bonus race that will be held on…
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Massive Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series field set to impress in Chicago

The Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ returns to Route 66 Raceway for the second straight year, bringing a huge field of competitors as part of this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance.
17 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series
The Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ returns to Route 66 Raceway for the second straight year, bringing a huge field of competitors as part of this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals…
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Massive Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series field set to impress in Chicago

The Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ returns to Route 66 Raceway for the second straight year, bringing a huge field of competitors as part of this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance.
17 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pro Mod
The Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ returns to Route 66 Raceway for the second straight year, bringing a huge field of competitors as part of this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals…
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Friday News and Notes, Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the opening day of the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway. Updated throughout the day.
17 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Clay Millican
UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Did you know that Route 66 Raceway opened to amid much fanfare in 1998 and the winners of the inaugural event included Kenny Bernstein (Top Fuel), Whit Bazemore (Funny Car), Mike Thomas (Pro Stock), and Matt Hines (…
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Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Friday preview

The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to magnificent Route 66 Raceway for the running of the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance, the sixth of 20 events on the calendar.
17 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Route 66
The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to magnificent Route 66 Raceway for the running of the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance, the sixth of 20 events on the calendar. Since its…
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Nick and Devin Isenhower join the Right Trailers Motorsports team

Right Trailers Nationwide has announced its sponsorship of brothers Nick and Devin Isenhower. The siblings have drag raced together starting in Jr. Dragsters and for the last several years they have focused on NHRA's Super Comp class, where they have won three U.S. Nationals wins.
16 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Nick and Devin Isenhower
Right Trailers Nationwide has announced its sponsorship of brothers Nick and Devin Isenhower. The siblings have drag raced together since they were 9 and 11 years old, starting in Jr. Dragsters and for the last several years they have focused on…
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It's getting better and better for first-time full-time FC driver Daniel Wilkerson

After reaching the final round at the most recent event on the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series tour, crew chief turned full-time driver Daniel Wilkerson is settling right in behind the wheel of the Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang.
16 May 2024
Kelly Wade
Feature
Daniel Wilkerson
After reaching the final round at the most recent event on the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series tour, crew chief turned full-time driver Daniel Wilkerson is settling right in behind the wheel of the Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang. This…
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PlayNHRA initiative will allow fans access to fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA national events

NHRA has announced an exciting and landmark step forward for the company with the launch of PlayNHRA, an innovative new initiative that will provide fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events. 
16 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
PlayNHRA
NHRA has announced an exciting and landmark step forward for the company with the launch of PlayNHRA, an innovative new initiative that will provide fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag…
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Big money, bragging rights on the line for GETTRX Pro Stock NHRA All-Star Callout

Eight NHRA Pro Stock drivers will have more on the table at this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance as they will be competing in the GETTRX Pro Stock NHRA All-Star Callout at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago.
16 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
GETTRX Pro Stock All-Star Callout
Eight NHRA Pro Stock drivers will have more on the table at this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance as they will be competing in the GETTRX Pro Stock NHRA All-Star Callout at Route 66 Raceway…
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New National Dragster issue packed with hot race coverage, cool feature stories

The May 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with racing coverage from coast to coast and in-depth feature stories, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
16 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Feature
Issue 05
READ THE ISSUE The May 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with racing coverage from coast to coast and in-depth feature stories, is now online in…
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Watch the Division 4 Lucas Oil Series event from Dallas free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Texas Motorplex for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
16 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 4
NHRA fans can watch the Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Texas Motorplex for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Dallas are Moser, Summit, Strange, and Rooftec. Fans…
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Tricky Tipster: Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

As NHRA returns to Route 66 Raceway for the Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance, Tricky Tipster has studied the probabilities and come up with a list of favorites that includes Doug Kalitta, Austin Prock, Erica Enders, and Gaige Herrera.
16 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
Now that the madness of “four-wide season” is behind us, it’s time to return to racing in a more traditional two-wide format as the second quarter of the 2024 season begins at Route 66 Raceway. Justin Ashley, Austin Prock, Greg Anderson, and…
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Top Sportsman champion James Hinkle

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
62:43
Coming off a win at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, James Hinkle now has two Wallys after bagging a second Right Trailers Top Sportsman title in Charlotte. Hinkle scored the win with a 7.27 on his 7.25 dial after Calvin Snow broke out by…
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Top Dragster champion Holden Laris

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
77:26
Following a banner year in 2023, Holden Laris is off to a fast start in 2024 including a victory in Right Trailers Top Dragster in Charlotte. Laris scored career win No. 5 after Chad Taylor slowed in the Top Dragster final.
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Super Street champion Brad Plourd

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
102:00
Brad Plourd joined the short list of drivers with wins in six different NHRA categories after wheeling his Lucas Oil Nova to the Super Street title. Plourd, previously a winner in Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, and Super Gas, won the final…
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Super Gas champion Billy Upton

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
124:36
The zMax Super Gas title went to Billy Upton, who survived a close double-breakout against 2022 world champ Bob Locke in the final. Upton drove to a 9.886 to hold off Locke’s 9.882.
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Super Comp champion Colby Fuller

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
94:47
Colby Fuller was strong on both ends of the track with a .009 light and an 8.908 to seal the win in the Super Comp final over Michael Handras, who wasn’t far behind at .025/8.930.  
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Stock champion Brett Candies

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
100:21
Brett Candies, the 2022 U.S. Nationals champion, returned to the winner’s circle at zMax Dragway after winning in Stock with his Cobra Jet Mustang. Candies won the final round over Josh Decker, who fouled.
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Super Stock champion Don Shuford

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
89:05
Driving the car that carried David Rampy to many of his 100 wins, Don Shuford scored his first Super Stock victory in Charlotte after Allen Wilson fouled by .009-second in the final.
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Comp champion Rickie Smith

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
139:15
Pro Mod veteran Rickie Smith made a surprise appearance in Comp Eliminator and left with the Wally after a dynamic final round win over Joel Warren. Smith ran more than nine-tenths under the A/Pro Mod index and managed to navigate the full Tree…
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Sean Bellemeur

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
131:01
Sean Bellemeur emerged victorious from a tough Top Alcohol Funny Car quad that included D.J. Cox, Bob McCosh, and Matt Gill. All four drivers had competitive reaction times and Bellemeur was able to wheel the Bartone Bros. entry to a 5.42 to hold…
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2024 Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster champion Mike Coughlin

15 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
73:48
Mike Coughlin successfully defended his Top Alcohol Dragster title at the Charlotte four-wide event by driving his JEGS.com dragster to a final-round win over Julie Nataas, Megan Smith, and Hunter Green.  Coughlin got off the starting line…
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Blowin' Into the Windy City: Ashley and Pedregon talk Top Fuel and Chicago

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Top Fuel points leader Justin Ashley and NHRA on FOX analyst Tony Pedregon for two wildly different discussions about racing, Chicago, and the 2024 season. 
15 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Top Fuel points leader Justin Ashley and NHRA on FOX analyst Tony Pedregon for two wildly different discussions about racing, Chicago,…
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40 nitro cars set to thrill at Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals

A massive weekend of racing action in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series at Route 66 Raceway also means a huge collection of Top Fuel and Funny Car standouts at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance.
15 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals
A massive weekend of racing action in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series at Route 66 Raceway also means a huge collection of Top Fuel and Funny Car standouts at the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by…
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Pro Stock: Greg Anderson and Erica Enders lead, but can they stay there?

The completion of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte marked the fifth event of the 2024 season, meaning that the Pro Stock class has reached the quarter-pole of the 20-race season. Here’s a look at the frontrunners and highlights of the season so far. Third and final in a series.
15 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Season Update
Greg Anderson
The completion of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte marked the fifth event of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, meaning that the Pro Stock class has reached the quarter-pole of the 20-race season. Here’s a look at the frontrunners…
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