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Pro Stock's Alex Laughlin dominates at Lights Out small tire event

Pro Stock racer Alex Laughlin wheeled his supercharged Corvette to victory at the Lights Out X drag radial event at South Georgia Motorsports Park.
18 Feb 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
laughlin
Some racers elected to take it easy during the off week between NHRA Mello Yello Series events in Pomona and Phoenix, but Pro Stock racer Alex Laughlin wasn’t one of them. Following his semifinal finish in Pro Stock at the season opener, where…
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Streak over, Torrence has no excuses, but plenty of motivation

Steve Torrence’s final-round loss at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals cost him a chance at a pair of class records, but the reigning NHRA Mello Yello champ isn’t letting it get him down.
18 Feb 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence’s final-round loss at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals cost him a chance at a pair of class records, but the reigning NHRA Mello Yello champ isn’t letting it get him down. Torrence closed out 2018 with a record-setting…
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Clay Millican reunites with old friend Mike Kloeber, but not without cost

Clay Millican and Mike Kloeber are reunited on the NHRA side of the fence after years with David Grubnic.
17 Feb 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
News
Clay Millican
It came as a relief to David Grubnic when Clay Millican earned his first NHRA national event win in 2017. Finally, the pair could focus on the real goal: winning a national championship together. The two partnered up in 2015 as part of a new race…
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What if NHRA stars took their talents to the NBA?

We took basketball stars (past and present) to the drag strip. Who would we take if the roles reversed?
16 Feb 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
News
NBA
The All-Star Motorsports Challenge set to air on TNT at 5 p.m. Eastern brought a host of basketball stars to zMAX Dragway outside of Charlotte to get a taste of drag racing. They met up with John Force, Antron Brown, Erica Enders and Brittany Force…
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Gary Densham: 49 seasons and counting

No one has driven a nitro Funny Car longer than Gary Densham, who kicked off his 49th season in Pomona. The lifelong Southern Californian is a regional treasure to those who grew up watching him race his line of Teacher’s Pet floppers at tracks up and down the West Coast.
15 Feb 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Gary Densham
No one has driven a nitro Funny Car longer than Gary Densham, who kicked off his 49th season in Pomona. The lifelong Southern Californian is a regional treasure to those who grew up watching him race his line of Teacher’s Pet floppers at tracks…
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Force (“the Michael Jordan of drag racing") discusses NBA all-star race on Tip-Off show

Sixteen-time NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car champ John Force was a guest Thursday on TNT’s Tip-Off show where “the Michael Jordan of drag racing” discussed his and NHRA’s role in the recent NBA All Star Motor Sports Challenge event that will air Saturday.
14 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Unfinished Business Toyota Camrys pay tribute to iconic cars of the NHRA legends

NHRA legends Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, Joe Amato, Ed McCulloch, Kenny Bernstein, Warren Johnson, and Terry Vance will compete in these custom Toyota Camrys during NHRA's Unfinished Business competition at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
14 Feb 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Unfinished Business
NHRA legends "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Don "the Snake" Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, Joe Amato, Ed "the Ace" McCulloch, Kenny Bernstein, Warren Johnson, and Terry Vance will compete in these custom Toyota Camrys during NHRA's Unfinished Business…
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Cowie, Hough lead Sportsman winners at season-opening Winternationals in Pomona

Shawn Cowie in Alcohol Dragster and Brian Hough in Alcohol Funny Car led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
14 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pomona
Shawn Cowie in Alcohol Dragster and Brian Hough in Alcohol Funny Car led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Shawn…
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Ready to drag race? Here's how to get started

Racing for your first time can be intimidating. How do you find a place to race? What should you bring? In essence, how does it all work? We know it can sound daunting, but we’ll walk you through every step of the process to get you up to the starting line.
13 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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How To Race
At its core, drag racing is a simple sport, a straight-line competition that most commonly takes place on eighth- and quarter-mile dragstrips. I say simple because almost anyone with a driver’s license can make runs with everything from street-legal…
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Firebird Raceway listed in National Register of Historic Places

Firebird Raceway, a longstanding NHRA Member Track located in Eagle, Idaho, has been listed in the National Register for Historic Places. Firebird is the first drag racing strip in the United States to achieve the honor.
13 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Firebird
Firebird Raceway, a longstanding NHRA Member Track located in Eagle, Idaho, has been listed in the National Register for Historic Places.  The New family established the drag strip in 1968 and has owned and operated it for the last 51 years…
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The Sports Report: Late, but worth the wait

Led by Scott McClay, Ryan McClanahan, and Kevin Wright, NHRA’s Lucas Oil Series stars shine in rain-delayed Pomona opener.
13 Feb 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
mcclanahan
A year after watching his father, Brian, claim the national championship in Stock, Ryan McClanahan joined the fun by winning his eighth-career national event title in Pomona. McClanahan drove his eight-second Cobalt to the win…
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Steve Torrence, Tommy Johnson Jr., Erica Enders top first Power Rankings update of 2019

Strength of 2018 Countdown to the Championship runs combined with solid Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals keep racers at top of table.
12 Feb 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
I know – they didn’t win the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. We already have a stat for winning a race. It’s called wins. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a quick look at the first Power Rankings update of the season. You can…
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Pollacheck confident about title hopes following return to Matt Smith Racing

Scotty Pollacheck’s quest to win in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class gets a boost after he announces a return to Matt Smith Racing.
12 Feb 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
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Scotty Pollacheck, a six-time national event finalist in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, has announced that he will return to Matt Smith Racing for the 2019 season. Pollacheck will be riding an S&S-powered EBR as part of a three-rider team along…
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NHRA drivers helped NBA allstars put the pedal down for All-Star Motor Sports Challenge

NHRA stars John Force, Brittany Force, Antron Brown and Erica Enders provided the acceleration education to NBA all stars for the All-Star Motor Sports Challenge that will air during next Saturday’s NBA All Star game.
12 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NBA
NHRA stars John Force, Brittany Force, Antron Brown, and Erica Enders provided the acceleration education to NBA all stars for the All-Star Motor Sports Challenge that will air during next Saturday’s NBA All Star programming at 5 p.m. Eastern on TNT…
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Pomona Results: Robert Hight wins for fourth time at Pomona; Doug Kalitta, Bo Butner win back-to-back Winternationals

Robert Hight (Funny Car), Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) all opened the season with wins at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Winners
Robert Hight claimed his fourth win at Auto Club Raceway to kick off the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series the right way. He defeated Jack Beckman with a 3.881-second, 329.75 mph holeshot run to leave the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with…
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Winternationals photo gallery: Meet the winners

Photos and moments from the final day of the 59th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by PotectTheHarvest.com.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Pomona
Photos and moments from the final day of the 50th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by PotectTheHarvest.com.   Top Fuel’s Mike Salinas has to be happy with his new team chemistry as Brian Husen and Alan…
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Pomona Top Fuel Monday results: Final round

Doug Kalitta put an end to Steve Torrence’s long win streak, winning a thrilling back and forth final-round battle with his third straight holeshot win to claim his second straight Winternationals Top Fuel title.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta put an end to Steve Torrence’s long win streak, winning a thrilling back and forth final-round battle with his third straight holeshot win to claim his second straight Winternationals Top Fuel title. The win, the 45th of Kalitta’s…
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Pomona Funny Car Monday Results: Final

Robert Hight earned his fourth win at Auto Club Raceway by taking down Jack Beckman at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Robert Hight earned his fourth win at Auto Club Raceway, defeating Jack Beckman by .007 second. He did it with a holeshot as he left on Beckman by .008. His Auto Club Funny Car was slower by .001, but he managed to get his 46th win anyway. Hight…
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Pomona Monday Pro Stock results: Final round

Bo Butner collected his second straight Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Pro Stock crown, defeating KB Racing teammate Jason Line again in a rematch of last year’s final.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner collected his second straight Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Pro Stock crown, defeating KB Racing teammate Jason Line again in a rematch of last year’s final. Butner powered to the win, the 23rd of his career, with a 6.52 at 211.59,…
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Pomona Pro Stock Monday Results: Semifinals

Bo Butner and Jason Line will face off in the first Pro Stock final round of the year at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner got away with a .041 reaction time to take down Erica Enders and advance to the final round of Pro Stock at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. He will battle teammate Jason Line and have lane choice thanks to his 6.518-second pass. Enders…
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Pomona Funny Car Monday Results: Semifinals

Jack Beckman, who has two Winternationals victories to his credit – both in Super Comp – will get the chance to add a Pomona Funny Car Wally to his collection when he takes on Robert Hight in the final round.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman, who has two Winternationals victories to his credit – both in Super Comp – will get the chance to add a Pomona Funny Car Wally to his collection when he takes on Robert Hight in the final round. Beckman, whose Super Comp wins came…
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Pomona Top Fuel Monday Results: Semifinals

Both semifinal Top Fuel races at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals were decided on a holeshot, with Steve Torrence eking past Mike Salinas and Doug Kalitta defeating Terry McMillen.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Both semifinal Top Fuel races at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals were decided on a holeshot, with Steve Torrence eking past Mike Salinas and Doug Kalitta defeating Terry McMillen. The victory for Torrence extended his unbeaten streak to 27…
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Pomona Pro Stock Monday Results: E2

Erica Enders posted the best time of the second round, booking a matchup with Bo Butner in the semifinals at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Erica Enders enters the semifinals with the Camaro to beat. She unleashed a .014 reaction time on Matt Hartford and posted the best elapsed time (6.51) to boot. She will race 2017 Pro Stock world champion Bo Butner, who slowed to a 6.526. That was…
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Pomona Funny Car Monday Results: E2

Robert Hight set low e.t. of the meet with 3.856 in beating Bob Tasca III and will take on teammate John Force in the semifinals.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Robert Hight set low e.t. of the meet with 3.856 in beating Bob Tasca III and will take on teammate John Force in the semifinals. Force joined Hight in the final by stopping Ron Capps in the 99th meeting of their respective careers. Force…
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Pomona Top Fuel Monday Results: E2

Doug Kalitta, one of the best drivers in Top Fuel history, showcased those skills with a huge holeshot victory over Billy Torrence in round two of Top Fuel at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta, one of the best drivers in Top Fuel history, showcased those skills with a huge holeshot victory over Billy Torrence in round two of Top Fuel at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Kalitta’s .048 reaction time and 3.716 edged Torrence’…
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Pomona Pro Stock Monday Results: E1

Steve Graham earned his first round win while 2017 Pro Stock champ Bo Butner went low at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Steve Graham
Steve Graham earned his first round win when Deric Kramer posted a 6.907-second elapsed time in the opening Pro Stock round. Graham didn’t light the world on fire (6.607), but those three-tenths of a second made all the difference in the world and…
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Pomona Funny Car Monday Results: E1

Seven-time Winternationals champ John Force and new crew chief Brian Corradi blasted to low e.t. of the first round of Funny Car at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, roaring to a 3.890 in his Peak Camaro.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
John Force
Seven-time Winternationals champ John Force and new crew chief Brian Corradi blasted to low e.t. of the first round of Funny Car at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, roaring to a 3.890 in his Peak Camaro. It was Force’s 1,900 round of racing and…
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Pomona Top Fuel Monday Results: E1

Rookie Austin Prock beat teammate Brittany Force to score his first round-win in his debut, and Steve Torrence continued his unbeaten streak as eliminations kicked off.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Austin Prock
Showing no signs of being a rookie, Austin Prock left on his John Force Racing teammate, former world champ Brittany Force, then expertly pedaled his Montana Brand dragster after it shook the tires, then raced to his first round-win to highlight a…
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Pomona Eliminations Preview: Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals to wrap up Monday

Rain postponed the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, but the season-opener of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season will conclude Monday in Pomona.
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Pomona
Let's try that again. Welcome to the (actual) final day of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. The (re)start of final eliminations for all three Professional categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock) is…
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Vance donates $1 million to B.R.A.K.E.S. teen defensive driving charity

NHRA motorcycle-racing icon Terry Vance has made a $1 million donation to B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives by training teens and their parents to be safer on the road.
10 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
BRAKES
NHRA motorcycle-racing icon Terry Vance has made a $1 million donation to B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives by training teens and their parents…
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