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Division 3 Lucas Oil racers gear up for Battle at the Beech

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division's Battle at the Beech takes place this weekend at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky. LATEST RESULTS: Saturday qualifying
24 Aug 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 3
The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division Battle at the Beech: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER 1) Julie Nataas, Santa Barbara, Calif., 5.189 seconds,…
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Terry McMillen looking to secure Countdown berth at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Top Fuel racer Terry McMillen sits in the 10th and final spot for the Countdown to the Championship and will try to hold onto or better that position at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, where he is the defending event champ. NHRA's John Kernan reports from Indy.
23 Aug 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Terry McMillen
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Sportsman highlights

Bryan Hyerstay win in Comp for the third straight year at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals to lead the parade of champions at Pacific Raceways.
23 Aug 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Brian Hyerstay
In the hunt for national championships in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, Shawn Cowie and Chris Marshall helped themselves with a pair of wins at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals at Seattle’s Pacific Raceways…
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Farewell to 'the Dones'

Legendary 1970s racetrack operator and promoter Bill Doner, who died last week, was a lot of things to a lot of people -- benefactor, starmaker, friend, adversary, storyteller -- but above all he was loved, revered, and respected by those in his universe.
23 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Bill Doner
The first time I ever saw Bill Doner was in a photo that was circulating among the National Dragster staff in 1982, my first year at the magazine. Now, that might sound like a pretty crazy admission by someone who attended pretty…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Sportsman winner Doug Bracey

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Doug Bracey won a pair of national events in Super Gas in the 1990s, including the 1991 Pomona season opener, and he now has a third title after winning Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs in Seattle. Bracy, in his Chevy Cavalier, picked up the…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Dragster winner Jeff Havens

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs also featured a first-time winner in Jeff Havens, who secured the title after Thomas Bayer fouled by two-thousandths of a second in the final round. Havens would have been tough to beat regardless thanks to a .…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Street winner Matt Kielman

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Super Street winner Matt Kielman earned his first national event title by stopping Chris Cannon on a holeshot in the final round. Keilman, in his ’70 Nova, won with a 10.922 to Cannon’s 10.911. Earlier in the event, Kielman was impressive with a…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Gas winner Michael Dalrymple

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Michael Dalrymple earned the Super Comp title in Seattle in 2009 and now has a pair of Wallys after driving to the Super Gas win against Rod Sousa. Dalrymple’s win over Sousa featured a margin of victory of just a thousandth of a second. Dalrymple…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Comp winner Randy Beck

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Two years after winning his first national event title, Randy Beck claimed another Super Comp victory when he stopped James Warden in the final. Beck sealed the deal with an almost-perfect 8.901 to hold off Warden’s competitive 8.915. Beck started…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Stock winner Andy Morris

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Andy Morris, a previous Seattle winner in Top Dragster and a runner-up in Super Comp, drove his FS/A COPO Camaro to a 9.381 on his 9.37 dial to knock off Rizzoli, who was close behind with a 10.323 on his 10.31 dial. Morris made it to the Stock…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Super Stock winner Kyle Rizzoli

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Following a win in Sonoma a week ago, Kyle Rizzoli doubled down with a second title in Seattle, and he nearly added a third with a runner-up in Stock. Rizzoli won in Super Stock when he beat Tommy Gaynor in the final round, and he came within four-…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Comp winner Bryan Hyerstay

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Bryan Hyerstay has now won his home event in Seattle the last three seasons. Driving his Volkswagen-powered G/Dragster, Hyerstay earned the fifth national event title of his career when he stopped Doug Lambeck in the Comp final round. Hyerstay left…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Chris Marshall

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Chris Marshall still has work to do if he’s going to dethrone current champ Sean Bellemeur, but his latest win certainly didn’t hurt. After qualifying No. 4, Marshall drove to the final, where he beat Doug Gordon, 5.610 to a coasting 8.65. Marshall…
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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Shawn Cowie

22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Shawn Cowie is now leading the Top Alcohol Dragster standings after winning his seventh event of the season in Seattle. The Canadian racer, a runner-up last season to four-time champ Joey Severance, qualified No. 1 and then ran the table, including…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster salutes John Force's milestone 150th win

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster, featuring a rare gatefold cover and celebrating John Force's milestone 150th career win and previewing the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
22 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
National Dragster
NHRA National Dragster magazine's 16th issue of 2019, which celebrates John Force's milestone 150th career win and also includes coverage of the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals, where he go the job done, is online for…
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Racing RVs extends presenting sponsorship role for NHRA Top Dragster, Top Sportsman championships

Racing RVs, an Ohio company that specializes in new and used Semi-style motorhomes, has extended its agreement as the presenting sponsor of the NHRA Top Dragster and Top Sportsman national championships.
22 Aug 2019
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Racing RVs
Racing RVs, an Ohio company that specializes in new and used Semi-style motorhomes, has extended its agreement as the presenting sponsor of the NHRA Top Dragster and Top Sportsman national championships. Drivers in the Top Sportsman and Top…
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Who will make the NHRA Countdown to the Championship?

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with 21 racers chasing down 11 spots in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. We go class by class to see who has a shot at making it into the Countdown.
22 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Austin Prock
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with 21 racers chasing down 11 spots in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. Some (okay, many) of those racers have a better chance of snagging a spot in…
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Australian Top Fuel champs will challenge the field at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Driver Wayne Newby and the Rapisarda Racing team, Top Fuel season champions in their native Australia, will return to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals to challenge the best that the NHRA has to offer. The team recently tested in Indy.
22 Aug 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Wayne Newby
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The Sports Report: Stinnett to win it

Four-time NHRA Super Comp champ Gary Stinnett joins an exclusive fraternity with his 25th national event victory, and his fifth at Brainerd Int'l Raceway.
21 Aug 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
stinnett
Whether its building engines, tuning carburetors, or driving his 185-mph Super Comp dragster, there aren’t many elements of drag racing that Gary Stinnett hasn’t been able to master. A former crewmember on Warren Johnson’s Pro Stock team,…
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Brownsburg's Big Go Block Party gets fans revved up for U.S. Nationals

NHRA's racing community on Brownsburg, Ind., hosted its annual Big Go Block Party, inviting fans to meet the stars of the NHRA in advance of next week's Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
21 Aug 2019
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Block Party
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro, Lucas Oil Nationals Winners Edition

21 Aug 2019
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WFO
Check out the WFO Radio NHRA Nitro, Lucas Oil Nationals Winners Edition featuring Ron Capps, Leah Pritchett, and Jason Line. Capps discusses his 6th win in Brainerd, Leah gives the details of her return to the winner's circle, and Jason Line talks…
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Special NHRA.tv packages available for Indy and Countdown to the Championship

NHRA race fans can now purchase special standalone NHRA.tv subscriptions for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and/or the NHRA Countdown to the Championship to keep up with all of the latest hot racing action.
21 Aug 2019
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NHRA.TV
NHRA race fans can now purchase special standalone NHRA.tv subscriptions for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and/or the NHRA Countdown to the Championship to keep up with all of the latest hot racing action. The Chevrolet Performance U.S…
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Coming off 150th win, John Force ready for Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Coming off the latest landmark victory in his legendary NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, John Force has a chance for another noteworthy achievement on drag racing’s grandest stage, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
20 Aug 2019
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John Force
Coming off the latest landmark victory in his legendary NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, John Force has a chance for another noteworthy achievement on drag racing’s grandest stage. The 16-time Funny Car world champ recently picked up his…
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64 Years of Indy Trivia

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals will celebrate its 65th running in just a few days, and a lot of history has been created across the decades. Here's a look at some of the interesting trivia from the event that we've put together.
20 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Indy
Ten years ago, I wrote this column with a slew of trivia about the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. In the decade since, a lot has changed and some of it hasn’t, so in honor of…
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Fast Five: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Brian Lohnes count down their top five highlights from the 2019 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd.
19 Aug 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
Brainerd
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Stinnett's milestone 25th career win highlights Brainerd Sportsman action

Gary Stinnett scored his milestone 25th career win with his victory in Super Comp at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals to lead the list of champions at Brainerd Int'l Raceway.
19 Aug 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Gary Stinnett
Gary Stinnett scored his milestone 25th career win with his victory in Super Comp at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals to lead the list of champions at Brainerd Int'l Raceway. TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Shawn Cowie, 5.252, 276.80  def…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Ron Capps is starting to make it feel a lot like 2016

NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat driver looks poised for run to second world championship
19 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Ron Capps
Ron Capps appeared in his second-straight final and, this time, there was no kiss of death from John Force. The NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat ended up in the winner’s circle for the third time in 2019 thanks in no small part to a little…
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Zane, Comella, Doll lead winners at Division 1 event at Cecil County Dragway

Lee Zane, Stephen Comella, and Allison Doll led the list of winners at stop five on the 2019 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division at Cecil County Dragway.
18 Aug 2019
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Division 1
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Cecil County Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Lee Zane, Elmer, N.J., '32 Bantam, F/DA, 34.203, 23.10…
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Leah Pritchett’s year-long dry spell ends with a convincing Brainerd victory.

Leah Pritchett earned DSR's first Top Fuel win of the season with confidence-boosting performance in Brainerd.
18 Aug 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
leah
In a season where she should have been one of the leading contenders for the championship, Leah Pritchett admitted that at times she felt like anything but a champion, especially after a frustrating summer stretch that produced a round one exit in…
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Ron Capps bests Tommy Johnson Jr. in all-DSR Dodge Charger Funny Car final

Ron Capps wheels NAPA Dodge Charger to his third win of the season and sixth at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
18 Aug 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
capps2
Ron Capps felt like he let one slip away two weeks ago when he was on the receiving end of John Force’s landmark 150th victory in Seattle, but he was able to quickly get back in the win column by beating DSR teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final…
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