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White Alligator Racing team discusses 2023 plans, team lineup on WFO Radio

The White Alligator Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team previewed its NHRA season and announced its 2023 rider lineup on WFO Radio Live! 
19 Jan 2023
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  The White Alligator Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle team previewed it NHRA season and announced its 2023 rider lineup on WFO Radio Live!  Team owner Jerry Savoie, crew chief Tim Kulungian, and previously announced rider Chase Van…
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Antron Brown prepared to build on late-season success in 2023 campaign

After a late-season run at the Camping World NHRA Top Fuel title, Antron Brown and his Matco Tools team are ready to get the 2023 season started.
18 Jan 2023
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Sharrock Motorsports announces new Top Fuel team with driver Sydney Shaw

NHRA Sportsman racer Mark Sharrock has formed a new Top Fuel team to compete on a limited schedule in the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series with 23-year-old Sydney Shaw at the controls and guidance from Terry Haddock.
17 Jan 2023
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Sharrock Motorsports
NHRA Sportsman racer Mark Sharrock has formed a new Top Fuel team to compete on a limited schedule in the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Sharrock Motorsports acquired the Top Fuel dragster formerly owned and built by NHRA Funny Car…
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Time Machine Live: 1978 Springnationals

NHRA on FOX’s Brian Lohnes was joined by three-time NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car champion Ron Capps and past Top Fuel world champ Shawn Langdon to rewatch and comment on the exciting 1978 Springnationals from Columbus, Ohio.
17 Jan 2023
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Why Top Fuel will be even more competitive in 2023

If you think the competition in Top Fuel was tough last season, buckle up. You ain’t seen nothing yet. NHRA’s Brian Lohnes examines why this season will be even more robust.
17 Jan 2023
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Josh Hart
The competition during the 2022 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series was truly next level, especially in the Top Fuel division. The nine different winners, the upsets, the wild tossing about of the points lead among a large group of drivers through…
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Flawless: The Eight Most Impressive Victories of 2022 (Part 4, Top Fuel)

We have reached the fourth and final installment of this series documenting what were (in our estimation) the eight most flawless Top Fuel victories of the 2022 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing season.
16 Jan 2023
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Justin Ashley
We have reached the fourth and final installment of this series documenting what were (in our estimation) the eight (okay, nine because Funny Car was impossible to choose two) most flawless victories of the 2022 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing season…
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NHRA Contingency—the partnership that pays racers to win

Here are the contingency-paying companies looking to partner with NHRA racers in 2023 to share in your success!
13 Jan 2023
David Kennedy
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NHRA Contingency—the partnership that pays racers to do what they love
The NHRA Contingency program is the largest and most successful grassroots marketing partnership in motorsports. It connects racers who buy parts with manufacturers looking to sell and market performance products. It offers the advantages…
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All the world was a colorful Circus when Bob Gerdes painted race cars

When it came to painting race cars, Bob Gerdes was the East Coast's Rembrandt, especially in the 1970s heyday of Funny Car. We lost Gerdes Jan. 2, but offer a fond look back at his history and the magic captured at his shop, Circus Custom Paints.
13 Jan 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Bob Gerdes
Although today's performances and packed fields might make an argument otherwise, for many (including most readers of this column, I’d surmise), the glory days of the Funny Car class were the early- to mid-1970s. It wasn't just the sheer number of…
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John Force's Wildest Rides

The legendary career of 16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion John Force has literally been forged in fire. Here's a look back at seven of his wildest fires, crashes, and blowups over his Hall of Fame career.
12 Jan 2023
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NHRA Insider podcast: Koretsky and Millican talk stability for 2023

Kyle Koretsky and Clay Millican join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. Both had wild positive upheaval in their 2022 campaigns that they both discuss.
12 Jan 2023
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Insider podcast
  Kyle Koretsky and Clay Millican join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. Both of these racers had wild positive upheaval in their 2022 campaigns, with the Koretsky family buying Maple Grove Raceway and…
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Hector Arana Jr. plans to remain a threat in Pro Stock Motorcycle after powerful finish

Not long ago, Hector Arana Jr. was a championship contender in the Pro Stock Motorcycle ranks, and after winning two events during last year's abbreviated season, it is apparent that the second-generation rider has not lost his edge.
12 Jan 2023
Kelly Wade
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Hector Arana Jr.
Not long ago, Hector Arana Jr. was a championship contender in the Pro Stock Motorcycle ranks, and after winning two events during last year's abbreviated season, it is apparent that the second-generation rider has not lost his edge. Running less…
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On Carroll Shelby's 100th birthday we recognize his connection to the NHRA

What you may not know is Shelby was also an NHRA Board member and a dear friend of Wally Parks. 
11 Jan 2023
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On Carroll Shelby's 100th birthday we recognize his connection to the NHRA
Happy 100th birthday Carroll Shelby. He was a legend in sports car racing, intrinsically tied to the Ford performance brand, a contributor to V-10 Dodge Viper, and the man whose name hot rodders are compelled to use as a prefix anytime we say the…
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In Memoriam

11 Jan 2023
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In Memoriam
Recent passings of notable figures from within the NHRA world. The NHRA extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of those we have lost. Notices of passing can be sent to [email protected]
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Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout will highlight Gainesville season opener

With excitement already brewing surrounding the start of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, eight Top Fuel stars are already planning for a memorable weekend at historic Gainesville Raceway.
11 Jan 2023
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Top Fuel Callout
With excitement already brewing surrounding the start of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at the 54th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, eight Top Fuel stars are already planning for a memorable weekend at historic…
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Back in (yellow and) black, Troy Coughlin Jr. wants the big trophy in 2023

Last year, Troy Coughlin Jr. got his first – and second – taste of victory in the Pro Stock class, and as the 2023 season inches closer, the third-generation drag racer has a pencil poised to record a few more W's in the scorebook.
11 Jan 2023
Kelly Wade
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Troy Coughlin Jr.
Last year, Troy Coughlin Jr. got his first — and second — taste of victory in the intensely competitive Pro Stock class, and as the 2023 season of NHRA's Camping World Drag Racing Series inches closer, the third-generation drag racer has a pencil…
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Trick-Tools will sponsor rookie Chase Van Sant on White Alligator Racing bike

Iowa-based metal fabrication tool specialists Trick-Tools will sponsor Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing team and rookie rider Chase Van Sant to help spread the word about their business.
10 Jan 2023
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WAR Racing
Iowa-based metal fabrication tool specialists Trick-Tools will sponsor Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Racing team and rookie rider Chase Van Sant to help spread the word about their business. "We are super excited to race the 2023 season with…
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NHRA Factory X presented by Holley to debut with two exhibition races, six points events

NHRA Factory X presented by Holley, an exciting new category reserved for 2019 and newer manufactured automobiles is set to debut during the 2023 season, and competitors will also be racing for an NHRA championship.
10 Jan 2023
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Geoff Turk
NHRA Factory X presented by Holley, an exciting new category reserved for 2019 and newer manufactured automobiles, including the Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, and Ford Mustang Cobra Jet (other manufacturers are welcome to submit…
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Flawless: The Eight Most Impressive Victories of 2022 (Part 3, Funny Car)

In this third editions of a four-part series, NHRA's Brian Lohnes takes a look at the most impressive Funny Car wins of 2022. It was hard to nail down just two, so he opted to go with three standout performances.
10 Jan 2023
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Robert Hight
It seems counter to accepted logic that the nitro Funny Car category would be the one class which had three wins that were so good, so well executed, and so thunderous that it forced us to break our “two per class rule” for this series. After all,…
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Trevor Larkin will return to saddle of Lawrence A/Fueler in 2023

Second-generation dragster pilot Trevor Larkin will return to the cockpit of Gregg Lawrence's A/Fuel Dragster in 2023.
09 Jan 2023
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Trevor Larkin
Second-generation dragster pilot Trevor Larkin will return to the cockpit of Gregg Lawrence's A/Fuel Dragster in 2023. The team, which competed at six events last year, will have a predominantly West Coast schedule and a new look bannering…
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After first full season, Josh Hart prepares for 2023 Top Fuel campaign with new car

Top Fuel racer Josh Hart and crew chief Ron Douglas have big plans for the 2023 season, and they begin with a new chassis for the R+L Carriers team.
09 Jan 2023
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Dan Mercier and Rob Wendland join for 2023 Top Fuel effort

Canadian Top Fuel racer Dan Mercier has announced a full-time partnership with renowned crew chief Rob Wendland for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
09 Jan 2023
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Dan Mercier
Canadian Top Fuel racer Dan Mercier has announced a full-time partnership with renowned crew chief Rob Wendland for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The relationship between Wendland and Mercier Racing began in 2017 when…
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Scott Palmer is ready to get back to the business of being Scott Palmer in 2023

After two seasons with Alex Laughlin in his dragster and Laughlin accepting a full-time ride in Funny Car for 2023, Scott Palmer can get back to the business of being Scott Palmer, which means driving Top Fuel and nitro-fueled Pro Mods.
06 Jan 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Scott Palmer
  Scott Palmer never planned to be the guy who rents his Top Fuel dragster out for someone else to drive. The Midwest fan favorite has too many other fun irons in the fire — including his popular Top Fuel-engined Studebaker or Corvette…
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NHRA releases 2023 schedule for nine-race Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

NHRA announced today the nine-race schedule for the 2023 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, which will feature a pair of Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Hot Rod Reunions.
06 Jan 2023
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Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series
NHRA announced today the nine-race schedule for the 2023 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, which will feature a pair of Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Hot Rod Reunions.   The series will again feature exciting racing action from the…
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Flawless: The eight most impressive victories of 2022 (Part 2, Pro Stock)

In part two of our look back the the best final-round performances of 2022, NHRA's Brian Lohnes takes a look at the Pro Stock class and two dynamic performances that helped define the season.
06 Jan 2023
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Greg Anderson
In part one of this series, we took a look at the two most flawless Pro Stock Motorcycle victories of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Naturally, we now turn our attention to Pro Stock and look at the two wins which best represented…
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Morrison teams with Herzhauser for switch from Top Fuel to Funny Car in 2023

Joe Morrison, who gained a loyal following over his first three seasons in Top Fuel, will switch to the nitro Funny Car class in 2023, driving for East Coast-based owner Mark Herzhauser.
05 Jan 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Joe Morrison
Joe Morrison, who gained a loyal following over his first three seasons in Top Fuel, will switch to the nitro Funny Car class in 2023, driving for East Coast-based owner Mark Herzhauser. “I'm grateful for three seasons with the Leverich Top Fuel…
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Sophomore Farley becomes team owner for limited Top Fuel campaign in 2023 season

2022 NHRA Rookie of the Year finalist Scott Farley will return to the Top Fuel wars in 2023 as a team owner and will compete in a handful of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events.
05 Jan 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Scott Farley
2022 NHRA Rookie of the Year finalist Scott Farley will return to the Top Fuel wars in 2023 as a team owner and will compete in a handful of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events. After launching his career at the NHRA Winternationals in…
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Flawless: The eight most impressive victories of 2022 (Part 1, Pro Stock Motorcycle)

For a final look back at the 2022 season, NHRA's Brian Lohnes takes a look at the eight most impressive victories of the season, beginning with the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.
04 Jan 2023
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Karen Stoffer
Any drag racer worth their salt will often tell you that there’s no such thing as a perfect run and there’s no such thing as a bad victory. While both of those statements are absolutely true outside of the number of points accrued for doing the job…
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The Things We Need To See In 2023

For this first episode of 2023, NHRA Insider host Brian Lohnes is joined by Tony Pedregon and Kevin McKenna to talk about the things all three of them need to see in 2023. 
04 Jan 2023
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NHRA Insider podcast
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  For this first episode of 2023, NHRA Insider host Brian Lohnes is joined by Tony Pedregon and Kevin McKenna to talk about the things all three of them need to see in 2023.  This is a wide-ranging discussion about which drivers…
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The wildest rides of 2022

From wheelstands to blower explosions, fires, and wrecks, take a look back at some of the wildest moments of the 2022 NHRA season.
01 Jan 2023
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NHRA enjoyed excitement and fanfare in wildly successful 2022 season

With heavy anticipation and excitement, along with a bevy of new and returning faces and sponsors, the 2022 season in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series had big expectations.
31 Dec 2022
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Year in Review
With heavy anticipation and excitement, along with a bevy of new and returning faces and sponsors, the 2022 season in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series had big expectations. In almost every way possible, the year lived up to its billing,…
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