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Q&A: Justin Ashley looks back at successful 2022 season in Top Fuel

Third-year Top Fuel team owner and driver Justin Ashley raced his Phillips Connect Toyota Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Energy to three wins and a fourth-place finish in one of the toughest Top Fuel fields in recent history.
14 Dec 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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 Justin Ashley
Third-year Top Fuel team owner and driver Justin Ashley raced his Phillips Connect Toyota Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Energy to three wins and seven final-round appearances. Ashley led the points in the Countdown to the Championship for the…
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Elite Motorsports and JEGS announce continued partnership in Pro Stock

After winning two events in 2022, Troy Coughlin Jr. will once again fly the familiar yellow and black colors of JEGS Mail Order on his Elite Motorsports Pro Stock Camaro.
14 Dec 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Troy Coughlin Jr.
JEGS, a leading online national retailer and distributor of high-performance aftermarket auto parts and accessories, will continue its sponsorship of Elite Motorsports in 2023. The ongoing partnership includes primary sponsorship for Troy Coughlin…
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Abbott’s hot start and fast finish leads to first Top Sportsman championship

Lance Abbott came out swinging with two wins and a runner-up in his first three races. By the time it was over, he’d outlasted an extremely competitive field to win his first championship. 
14 Dec 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
2022 NHRA world champion
Lance Abbott
Lance Abbott acknowledged that his racing program turned the corner last year after he refined the setup on his six-second Chevy S-10, but his first divisional win in Dallas and a Top 10 finish in the competitive South Central Division provided only…
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Fellow racers come in clutch in Hancock’s drive for the Top Dragster championship

Although drag racing is very much a one-on-one sport, Jeremy Hancock learned firsthand how much of a team it takes to win a championship.
13 Dec 2022
Kelly Wade
2022 NHRA world champion
Jeremy Hancock
Although drag racing is very much a one-on-one sport, Jeremy Hancock learned firsthand how much of a team it takes to win a championship. On the way to his first NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Dragster championship, Hancock was given a mighty…
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Kalitta Motorsports and DHL Donate 750,000 Meals to Feeding America with Drive for Purpose Challenge

During four races of the NHRA Countdown in the months of September and October, Kalitta Motorsports along with long-time sponsor DHL donated 750,000 meals to Feeding America, the largest charity working to end hunger in the United States.
13 Dec 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Kalitta Motorsports
During four races of the NHRA Countdown in the months of September and October, Kalitta Motorsports along with long-time sponsor DHL donated 750,000 meals to Feeding America,  the largest charity working to end hunger in the United States, to…
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Getting Gone: A Look at who held sway on the starting line in Top Fuel in 2022

Brian Lohnes presents a closer look at who did what when it comes to reaction times in Top Fuel during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
13 Dec 2022
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Justin Ashley
Now that the dust has settled and the final tabulations have been made, it’s time to start digging through the piles of numbers that the NHRA Nitro Research Department accumulates during the season and analyze what they tell us. Since the 2022 Top…
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Jonnie Lindberg prepares new Camaro for TA/FC champ Doug Gordon

Two-time Top Alcohol Funny Car world champion and fabricator Jonnie Lindberg has been busy at his shop in Brownsburg, Ind., preparing a new Camaro for another two-time champion, Doug Gordon.
12 Dec 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jonnie Lindberg
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Tickets now on sale for 2023 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle

Tickets are now on sale for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ return to Seattle for the 34th annual Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, which takes place July 21-23, 2023 at Pacific Raceways.
12 Dec 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals
Taking a new spot on the famed NHRA Western Swing, tickets are now on sale for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ return to Seattle for the 34th annual Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, which takes place July 21-23, 2023, at Pacific…
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Top Alcohol Dragster rookie Hunter Green is wasting no time

In his first year of NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition, young Hunter Green took the reins of a Randy Meyer Racing Top Alcohol Dragster and dug in his spurs.
12 Dec 2022
Kelly Wade
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Hunter Green
In his first year of NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition, young Hunter Green took the reins of a Randy Meyer Racing Top Alcohol Dragster and dug in his spurs. He didn't exactly grow up in the sport — has father, Chad Green, got his start…
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NHRA on FOX stage at the 2022 PRI Show—Saturday

Racers, race fans, enthusiasts, and businesses will gather at the 2022 PRI Trade Show Dec. 8-10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
10 Dec 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Watch Live! NHRA on FOX stage at the 2022 PRI Show—Saturday
  Saturday           9:00 AM Phillip VanBuskirk & Jeff Stacy/Aeromotive Inc.     9:15 AM John Schwarz/Aviaid Oil…
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John Force Racing extends partnership with Chevrolet

John Force Racing has announced a multi-year extension with Chevrolet that will see the iconic Bowtie prominently displayed on the championship winning team's Top Fuel dragsters and nitro Funny Cars.
09 Dec 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Robert Hight
John Force Racing announced today a multi-year extension with Chevrolet that will see the iconic Bowtie prominently displayed on the championship winning team's Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars. “We’re excited to be extending our partnership…
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NHRA on FOX stage at the 2022 PRI Show—Friday

Racers, race fans, enthusiasts, and businesses will gather at the 2022 PRI Trade Show Dec. 8-10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
09 Dec 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Watch Live! NHRA on FOX stage at the 2022 PRI Show—Friday
Today's Schedule: Time Guest Column1 9:00 AM Josh Hart   9:15 AM Lee Mejia-Driveshaft Shop   9:30 AM…
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2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals Top Dragster winner Aaron Steinkey

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
105:28
Driving a borrowed car, Aaron Steinkey won his first national event in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers when he defeated Jeff Korn in the final. Steinkey quickly adapted to his new ride with a .009 light in the final coupled with a 6.…
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2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals Super Gas winner Chris Lewis

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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87:57
Chris Lewis collected his second Super Gas Wally of the season, following up on his win earlier this year in Bristol with a narrow final-round victory over Dave Holmes. Lewis, who was forced to change engines during time trials, adjusted well as he…
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2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals Super Comp winner Ken Mostowich

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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81:11
Ken Mostowich broke a six-year national event dry spell with his Super Comp victory, his second in the class. Mostowich, whose most recent win came in Super Gas at the spring Las Vegas event, was .008 on the Tree and ran 9.079 on the 9.05 index to…
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2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals Stock Eliminator winner Leo Glasbrenner

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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89:37
Leo Glasbrenner completed a perfect score of three wins in 2022 by topping Steve Wann in the double-breakout Stock final. Glasbrenner, who kicked off the season with wins in Pomona and Phoenix, has now moved to fifth in the Stock standings.
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2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals Super Stock winner Tyler Wudarczyk

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
114:43
Tyler Wudarczyk claimed the fifth win of his career and second of the 2022 season when he took out five-time world champ Greg Stanfield in the Super Stock final. Wudarczyk won the double-breakout battle with a 10.688 on his 10.69 dial. As for…
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2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Doug Gordon

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
66:00
2020 world champ Doug Gordon’s milestone 20th win was a big one as it kept alive his hopes for a second Top Alcohol Funny Car world championship. Gordon, who also won the spring event in Las Vegas, defeated Annie Whiteley to clinch the win, his…
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2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Madison Payne

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
92:09
Two weeks after reaching her first career national event final round in Dallas, third-generation alcohol racer Madison Payne collected her first Top Alcohol Dragster win, defeating motorsports superstar Tony Stewart, who reached the final round in…
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2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals Comp Eliminator winner Jeff Taylor

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
30:13
Jeff Taylor became the 22nd driver in NHRA history to reach the 50-win plateau when he defeated Jarrod Granier in the Comp final in Las Vegas. Taylor, whose 49th win came in Stock almost a year ago at the NHRA Finals, ran a (-.51) 7.08 to defeat…
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2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals Top Dragster winner Al Kenny

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
61:50
Al Kenny wrapped up his 50th season of NHRA drag racing in the best way possible, with a Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers win at the Auto Club Finals. Kenny survived a close battle with rising star Dylan Hough in the final to win with…
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2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals Top Sportsman winner Lance Abbott

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
62:35
In the most pressure-packed race of his career, Lance Abbott came through with flying colors to win his first national event, and the world title in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers. Abbott clinched the championship in the semifinals…
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2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Comp winner Jerron Settles

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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80:14
Jerron Settles had a memorable fortnight to close out the season. A week after clinching the Division 7 Super Comp championship with a clutch victory at the Lucas Oil Series event in Las Vegas, scored his first career national event victory with an…
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2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals Stock Eliminator winner Ryan Mangus

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
47:02
Ryan Mangus, previously 0-5 in national event final rounds, picked up a long-awaited first victory in Stock at the season finale after opponent Chris Hall red-lighted in the final round. Mangus had a tough road to the final including races against…
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2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Stock winner Jimmy Hidalgo Jr.

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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76:01
A day after locking up the Lucas Oil Stock world title, Jimmy Hidalgo Jr. put a cap on the best season of his career with a Super Stock win in Pomona. Hidalgo earned the win with a 9.717 on his 9.69 dial after Tim Seymour broke out by a hundredth.…
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2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals Comp Eliminator winner Allen Wilson

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
65:12
Allen Wilson broke a 27-year national event victory drought with his win in Comp. The 1995 Brainerd winner made the long tow from Indiana pay off when he won one of the wildest Comp finals in recent memory, powering to a stout (-.696) 7.194 to…
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2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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74:33
Sean Bellemeur didn’t win the Top Alcohol Funny Car world championship for only the second time in the last five years but he did have the satisfaction of scoring his fifth win of the season and capping it with a final-round victory over the man who…
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2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Taylor Vetter

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
136:52
Taylor Vetter scored her first national event victory in unforgettable fashion, upsetting newly crowned Top Alcohol Dragster world champion Joey Severance in the final round, then losing control of her dragster near the finish line, narrowly…
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2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals Super Gas winner Bob Locke

08 Dec 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
118:26
Bob Locke won’t ever forget his first national event victory as his 9.90 to 9.92 final-round triumph over Brian Preszler earned him the Super Gas world championship. Locke trailed points leader Phil Unruh entering the event, and needed an all-or-…
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Methanol Moonshine gets a new “Buddy” in Top Fuel driver Hull

Methanol Moonshine and NHRA Top Fuel driver Buddy Hull, along with the Buddy Hull Racing team, announced that they have entered into a new partnership agreement heading into the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
08 Dec 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Buddy Hull
Methanol Moonshine, an Aussie take on an American icon, has a new “Buddy” as on Wednesday at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show, Methanol Moonshine and NHRA Top Fuel driver Buddy Hull, along with the Buddy Hull Racing team, announced…
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