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Hot summertime racing, even hotter features highlight new National Dragster

The June 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.
13 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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READ THE NEW ISSUE The June 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with racing coverage from coast…
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Cornwell Tools backs Brittany Force for two Norwalk events

Two-Time Top Fuel Champion will debut blue and black Cornwell colors at Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and will compete in the Night under Fire at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
13 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Brittany Force
Cornwell Quality Tools has announced an expansion of its relationship with John Force Racing to include a two-event primary sponsorship of the Top Fuel dragster driven by two-time World Champion Brittany Force. The company, founded in 1919 by Eugene…
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Watch the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
12 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors
NHRA fans can watch the Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv coverage from Dallas are Right Trailers, Summit…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Super Grip Thunder Valley Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals as they celebrate their victories at Bristol Dragway.
12 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
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Dave Schultz vs. Gaige Herrera, a tale of two winning streaks

In 1994, Dave Schultz set a record with eight-straight Pro Stock Motorcycle race wins and 30 years later, Gaige Herrera has broken it. Here's a look at how the two win streaks stack up against each other.
12 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Gaige and Schultz
Records are made to be broken but not many people ever thought this one would be. With his most recent win at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Gaige Herrera claimed his ninth straight, Pro Stock Motorcycle title, breaking…
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Watch the Division 5 Lucas Oil Series event from Flying H free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Flying H Dragstrip for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
12 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 5
NHRA fans can watch the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Flying H Dragstrip for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Flying H are Moser, Summit, Strange, and Edelbrock…
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Top Dragster winner Scott Douglas

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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91:09
Scott Douglas used a string of great reaction times to get to the final in Right Trailers Top Dragster, where he held off Paul Neal with a nearly perfect 6.808 on his 6.80 dial.
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Top Sportsman winner Matt Harper

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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90:29
Matt Harper put his sharp ’55 Chevy in the winner’s circle after claiming the Right Trailers Top Sportsman title. Harper defeated Richard Lachapelle in a close final with a 7.646 on his 7.60 dial.
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Street winner Brian Sawyer

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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114:11
When it comes to Super Street racing, Brian Sawyer practically owns New England Dragway. The Massachusetts driver claimed his fourth New England Nationals Wally in the last eight years with a 10.93 to 10.96 final-round decision over Ray Butler.
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Gas winner Hank Smith

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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100:12
Hank Smith scored his first NHRA national event victory, eking out a narrow final-round victory in Super Gas over five-time tour winner Jason Kenny. Smith’s better reaction time and 9.926 held off Kenny’s better-but-later 9.914 by just .004-second…
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Comp winner Michael Handras

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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134:21
Michael Handras collected his second NHRA Super Comp Wally, clinching the win with a strong final-round 8.912 that forced local favorite Stephen Logan, into an 8.882 breakout loss.   
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Stock winner Don Pires

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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106:29
Don Pires claimed his fourth national event win in Stock, and his second in Epping, after a final round battle against Ralph Porpora. Pires grabbed a lead at the start and ran 11.341 on his 11.28 prediction for the win.  
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Stock winner Joe Lisa

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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79:49
The Super Stock final was decided by just a .001-second as Joe Santangelo left too soon, fouling away the win against Joe Lisa, who would have been tough to beat regardless with a 9.874 on his 9.89 dial.
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Top Sportsman winner Larry Demers

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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94:40
Larry Demers is now 5-1 in national event final rounds after taking care of business in the Right Trailers Top Sportsman final against Zach Sackman at Route 66 Raceway. Demers left first and then sealed the win with a 6.901 against his 6.89 dial-in…
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Super Street winner Dalton Deffenbaugh

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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101:37
Second-generation racer Dalton Deffenbaugh followed father, 2019 SPORTSnationals winner Scott, to the winner’s circle, sealing the deal in Super Street with a .005-second win against Carl Dresback in a race in which both ran 10.926. Route 66 raceway…
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Super Gas winner Jeremy Mason

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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112:06
2019 Super Gas world champ Jeremy Mason scored his fourth win in the class and seventh overall when he drove his ’66 Nova to a 9.913 to defeat Steve Hoyt’s 9.919 in the final. Mason’s seven wins have come at six different national events.
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Super Comp winner Rick Hughes

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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88:16
Rick Hughes collected career win No. 2 in Super Comp in Chicago, backing up his 2018 St. Louis victory with a thrilling double-breakout final-round bout with Brad Cole. After gaining a slight starting line advantage, Hughes turned on the win light…
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Stock Eliminator winner Julie Biermann

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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148:16
Julie Biermann rode a string of solid lights to the final round of Stock eliminator and then scored her first national event title by beating Johnny Diekema, who slowed in his ’70 Challenger. Biermann is the 99th female winner in NHRA national event…
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2024 Gerber Collision and Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals Super Stock winner James Ronzello

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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121:06
After a pair of runner-up finishes, Jimmy Ronzello claimed his first NHRA national event title in Super Stock. In the final, Ronzello topped Dave Dupps Jr. with a 9.291 against his 9.27 dial.
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Weekend Rewind: Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

The Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway wowed Tennessee fans with wild action and amazingly close racing. Here's a look back at the weekend.
11 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Weekend Rewind
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Tony Schumacher: From catastrophic engine failure to the winner's circle in one weekend

Before winning the 2024 Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, Tony Schumacher experienced an engine explosion in his Top Fuel dragster that fans in the stands will never forget.
11 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Tony Schumacher: From catastrophic engine failure to the winner's cirlce in one weekend
 The incident occurred during the qualifying rounds, capturing the attention of fans and racers alike. As Tony Schumacher's dragster roared down the track, the engine lost multiple cylinders and let go with a massive explosion. The force of the…
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DHDR developmental driver Madi Turley enjoys Bristol experience

During the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals last weekend, DH Davies Racing developmental driver Madi Turley spent the weekend as the NHRA Grassroots Racing ambassador.
11 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Madi Turley
During the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals last weekend, DH Davies Racing developmental driver Madi Turley spent the weekend as the NHRA Grassroots Racing ambassador. Turley, a 17-year-old Sportsman racer from Rutledge, Tenn., displayed her…
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Second Sportsman Appreciation Dinner set for Aug. 27 at NHRA U.S. Nationals

On Tuesday evening, Aug. 27, NHRA will again host a Sportsman Appreciation Dinner at the NHRA U.S. Nationals to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of more than 800 racers and guests who will be attending this special event.
11 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Sportsman Appreciation Dinner
On Tuesday evening, Aug. 27, NHRA will again host a Sportsman Appreciation Dinner at the NHRA U.S. Nationals to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of more than 800 racers and guests who will be attending this special event. The dinner…
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5 Things We Learned in Bristol

From heated rivalries at full boil to poignant moments with drag racing legends, the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals had it all. Here are five things we learned this weekend in Bristol.
10 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
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Five Things We Learned in Bristol
From heated rivalries at full boil to poignant moments with drag racing legends, the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals had it all. Here are five things we learned this weekend in Bristol. PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE IS PEAK DRAMA…
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Five Sportsman champions crowned at Super Grip Thunder Valley Nationals

In addition to the exciting Mission Foods Drag Racing Series action at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, five drivers also claimed wins in Lucas Oil Series competition at Bristol Dragway.
10 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Gene Brown
In addition to the exciting Mission Foods Drag Racing Series action at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, five drivers also claimed wins in Lucas Oil Series competition at Bristol Dragway. Byron Worner picked up his first national…
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Bo Butner wins again with Bristol JHG Mountain Motor Pro Stock title

Incoming points leader Bo Butner won his second consecutive Johnson's Horsepowered Garage Mountain Motor Pro Stock event at this weekend's Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and claimed top speed of the meet along the way.
10 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Bo Butner
Bo Butner is finding his home in the Johnson's Horsepowered Garage Mountain Motor Pro Stock division of NHRA drag racing. The incoming points leader won his second consecutive event in the series at this weekend's Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley…
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Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday photo gallery

Sunday eliminations in Bristol went off with nary a hitch. Meander through this gallery of images captured by the esteemed NHRA National Dragster photographers on the last day of the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
09 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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A young Bristol race fan enjoying the winner's circle celebration 54
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Kris Thorne named winner of Congruity NHRA Pro Mod series event in Bristol

Kris Thorne has been named the winner of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals following JR Gray's final-round disqualification in the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+
09 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Kris Thorne
NHRA announced the disqualification of J.R. Gray’s run on Sunday during a post-race inspection following the final round of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ due to a…
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Schumacher, Prock, Coughlin, and Herrera roar to Bristol wins

Eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher picked up his first win in 37 races on Sunday at Bristol Dragway's 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Austin Prock, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Gaige Herrera also won on Sunday in Bristol.
09 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Bristol Winner's Circle
Eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher picked up his first win in 37 races on Sunday at Bristol Dragway, defeating reigning world champ Doug Kalitta in the final round of the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.…
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David Janac wins his first Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown title in Bristol

David Janac won for the first time in the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Series at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
09 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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David Janac
David Janac won for the first time in the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Series  at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The veteran driver powered his Janac Brothers Chevrolet COPO Camaro to victory from the No, 4…
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