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Right Trailers continues support of Pro Stock’s Camrie Caruso

When the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season opens March 9-12 at famed Gainesville Raceway, reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Camrie Caruso will make her debut with the new KB Titan Racing team while flying the colors of Right Trailers.
10 Feb 2023
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Camrie Caruso
When the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season opens March 9-12 at famed Gainesville Raceway, reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Camrie Caruso will make her debut with the new KB Titan Racing team while flying the colors of Right Trailers…
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2023 Contingency Program launches at Orlando Speed World Dragway this weekend

The NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Series Contingency program kicks off February 3-4 and more than $82,000 in contingency money is up for grabs.
03 Feb 2023
David Kennedy
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2023 Contingency Program launches at Orlando Speed World Dragway this weekend
Racers, we know what you do with the money you earn drag racing—you come back and drag race more. Contingency partners, we know what you do with the money you make selling race car parts to NHRA racers—you…
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Gatornationals to feature special Swamp Rat Alley with historic Don Garlits cars

Along with the incredible on-track action to kick off the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will feature a display of five of the most historic cars from legendary driver “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.
03 Feb 2023
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Swamp Rat Alley
Along with the incredible on-track action to kick off the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, the hallowed grounds of famed Gainesville Raceway will feature five of the most historic cars from legendary driver “Big Daddy” Don Garlits…
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Frank Mancuso: Some good trips and some bad ones for the 'Travel Agent' driver

For every Don Prudhomme and John Force, there's a Funny Car guy who never quite made it to the top, but nevertheless was part of the fabric of the sport. Meet Frank Mancuso, whose Travel Agent Funny Car experienced the ups and downs of the sport.
02 Feb 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Frank Mancuso
When it comes to 1970s and ‘80s Funny Cars, especially the privateers and “low-buck” cars, I know I have a “West Coast bias.” Guilty as charged. I grew up at Irwindale Raceway and OCIR, so you can’t blame me, but I know that for every…
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Mick Steele prepares to test the waters with new injected nitro Funny Car

The new injected nitro Funny Car class that will debut in 2023 has garnered a lot of interest since the rules package was confirmed last fall. Now, it appears that former Top Alcohol Dragster racer Mick Steele will be one of the first drivers to take the plunge.
02 Feb 2023
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Mick Steele
The new injected nitro Funny Car class that will debut in 2023 has garnered a lot of interest since the rules package was confirmed last fall. Now, it appears that former Top Alcohol Dragster racer Mick Steele will be one of the first drivers to…
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NHRA Insider podcast: Wilkerson, Ashley, and Caruso are racing into 2023

It’s a rare three-guest show this week on the NHRA Insider as Tim Wilkerson, Justin Ashley, and Camrie Caruso talk about their plans, news, and prep for 2023. 
02 Feb 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  It’s a rare three-guest show this week on the NHRA Insider as Tim Wilkerson, Justin Ashley, and Camrie Caruso talk about their plans, news, and prep for 2023.  The show begins with host Brian Lohnes getting everyone up to speed…
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The bar is high, but J.R. Todd aims to reach it in the DHL Funny Car

After a 2022 season that didn't pan out as anyone expected, J.R. Todd, fueled by an atypical and unsatisfying season, is leading the charge for the Kalitta Motorsports team's Funny Car sector with the drive of a man who knows how to win.
01 Feb 2023
Kelly Wade
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J.R. Todd
Kalitta Motorsports is an iconic house of triumph, and although last season didn't pan out as anyone within the hallowed halls of the legendary race shop expected, the group is fixed on generating improved results in the months ahead. J.R. Todd,…
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Cornwell Quality Tools expands partnership with John Force Racing

John Force Racing has announced an expansion of their partnership with Cornwell Quality Tools as the Official Tool of John Force Racing with a primary sponsorship of Robert Hight’s Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car during the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
01 Feb 2023
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Robert Hight
John Force Racing has announced an expansion of their partnership with Cornwell Quality Tools as the Official Tool of John Force Racing with a primary sponsorship of Robert Hight’s Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car during the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag…
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NHRA to stream 37 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series races for free in 2023

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opens its 2023 season this weekend at Orlando Speed World Dragway, and fans will be able to watch for free on NHRA's YouTube channel. NHRA will stream 37 divisional races on either NHRA.tv or the NHRA YouTube page for free in 2023. 
31 Jan 2023
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NHRA.tv
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series officially opens its 2023 season this weekend at Orlando Speed World Dragway, and fans will be able to watch for free on NHRA's YouTube channel. It’s part of a…
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Vance & Hines and Suzuki to reveal new Hayabusa bodywork at test session

Vance & Hines will conduct on-track testing this week of new NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle bodywork, designed to replicate the look of the newest generation of the Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle. 
31 Jan 2023
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Vance & Hines
  Vance & Hines will conduct on-track testing this week of new NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle bodywork, designed to replicate the look of the newest generation of the Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle.  The carbon fiber bodywork is going…
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Laris Motorsports Insurance partners with NHRA for Sportsman bonus programs

NHRA and Laris Motorsports Insurance have partnered for a pair of exciting programs in 2023 for the standout competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
31 Jan 2023
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Laris Motorsports Insurance
NHRA and Laris Motorsports Insurance have partnered for a pair of exciting programs in 2023 for the standout competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. The NHRA Perfect Package presented by Laris Insurance and the NHRA Best Package…
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Cruz Pedregon's Snap-on team looks to build on late-season success

After his stunning Pomona win to finish the 2022 season, Cruz Pedregon and the Snap-on Tools Funny Car team are gearing up for the new season as crew chief John Collins and consultant Lee Beard work to refine their six-disc clutch set-up.
31 Jan 2023
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Lee Beard
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Tony Stewart Racing reveals 'sublime' 2023 liveries for cars of Pruett and Hagan

Tony Stewart Racing has released a video revealing the 2023 “Sublime" green liveries for Leah Pruett’s Dodge Direct Connection Top Fueler and Matt Hagan’s Dodge Direct Connection Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car.
30 Jan 2023
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Tony Stewart Racing
Tony Stewart Racing has released a video revealing the 2023 “Sublime" green liveries for Leah Pruett’s Dodge Direct Connection Top Fueler and Matt Hagan’s Dodge Direct Connection Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car. Because the Dodge Charger and Dodge…
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Racing School at Wild Horse Pass licenses nearly two dozen new NHRA drivers

The Radford Racing School, hosted at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, recently had a monster weekend where it helped 22 students get NHRA street-legal licenses.
30 Jan 2023
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Chuck Sundstrom of the Radford Racing School instructs a student 7
The Radford Racing School, hosted at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, recently had a monster weekend where it helped 22 students get NHRA street-legal licenses. “The single-day class format was amazing,” said Division 7 Director Matt DeYoung. “…
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Nitro Time Machine: Mike Dunn gets airborne in 1997 Gatornationals final

One of the most memorable finals of the 1997 season came in Gainesville where Mike Dunn and Joe Amato squared off for the Top Fuel title. Dunn gave the fans a thrill when his Mopar dragster went airborne at half-track.
27 Jan 2023
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Nitro Time Machine
Mike Dunn
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NHRA history: Is it real or Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence has come a long way and plays a role in our daily lives, but what does it know about NHRA Drag Racing history? Let's find out!
27 Jan 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Chat GPT
Whether you like it or not, the robots are here. They have been for years, assembling everything from your cars to your cupcakes faster and probably more precisely than any human. You probably got your first real taste of processor power with…
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First 2023 issue of National Dragster helps set up exciting racing season ahead

The first 2023 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with news and driver information, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
26 Jan 2023
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National Dragster
Read the new issue The first 2023 issue of NHRA National Dragster is now online in digital format and in…
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Nitro Time Machine: Funny Car stars shine at '81 Englishtown race

The semifinals of the 1981 Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J. featured some of the era's most recognizable and successful Funny Car stars. See how it all went down in our latest episode of Nitro Time Machine.
26 Jan 2023
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Nitro Time Machine
Don Prudhomme
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Right Trailers named sponsor of Top Dragster, Top Sportsman categories

Right Trailers will sponsor both the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as part of a new multiyear agreement between the NHRA and Right Trailers.
25 Jan 2023
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Right Trailers
A longtime supporter of NHRA Drag Racing, Right Trailers will now sponsor both the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as part of a new multiyear agreement between the NHRA and Right Trailers. The Top…
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Ryan Oehler lands El Bandido Yankee Tequila backing for 2023

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Ryan Oehler has inked a deal with El Bandido Yankee Tequila for the 2023 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing season.
25 Jan 2023
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ryan Oehler
As he continues to work to regain the forum that led to a pair of victories in 2020 and 2021, Pro Stock Motorycle’s “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler has filled in an important piece of the puzzle by signing El Bandido Yankee Tequila as a sponsor of his 199-mph…
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JCM Racing teams up with Tim Wilkerson, expands partnership with Scag

JCM Racing has teamed up with 22-time NHRA Funny Car winner Tim Wilkerson. The Maynard Wilkerson Racing Funny Car operation also will see the addition of JCM Racing partner Scag Power Equipment as its primary sponsor.
24 Jan 2023
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Tim Wilkerson
JCM Racing has teamed up with 22-time NHRA Funny Car winner Tim Wilkerson. Wilkerson and JCM Racing team owner Joe Maynard will serve as co-owners of Wilkerson’s Funny Car operation, which will compete as Maynard Wilkerson Racing, and will see the…
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Fire Department Coffee named Official Coffee of NHRA, will partner with Brown

Fire Department Coffee, a veteran-owned brand that is dedicated to handcrafting great-tasting coffee and supporting first responders, has been named the Official Coffee of NHRA as part of a multiyear agreement.
24 Jan 2023
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Fire Department Coffee
Fire Department Coffee, a veteran-owned brand that is dedicated to handcrafting great-tasting coffee and supporting first responders, has been named the Official Coffee of NHRA as part of a multiyear agreement. As the Official Coffee of NHRA,…
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Gaige Herrera added to Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team

After an impressive debut in 2022, fourth-generation racer Gaige Herrera has been added to the Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team. Herrera, 29, will be paired with four-time world champion Eddie Krawiec aboard a pair of Suzuki Hayabusa entries tuned by six-time champion Andrew Hines.
23 Jan 2023
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Gaige Herrera
After an impressive debut in 2022, fourth-generation racer Gaige Herrera has been added to the Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team. Herrera, 29, will be paired with four-time world champion Eddie Krawiec aboard a pair of Suzuki Hayabusa…
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Who’s next? A look at possible first-time Pro winners for the 2023 season

Last year was a good year as far as first-time Pro winners goes with Tripp Tatum, Troy Coughlin Jr., and Joey Gladstone each getting their first wins in Top Fuel, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively. Now, who else is ready to join them?
23 Jan 2023
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Bobby Bode
Last year was a good year as far as first-time Pro winners goes with Tripp Tatum, Troy Coughlin Jr., and Joey Gladstone each getting their first wins in Top Fuel, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively. Now, who else is ready to join them…
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On Wally Parks Birthday, we share his wisdom with the world

Wally Parks, born January 23, 1913: Land speed racer, the first editor of Hot Rod Magazine, and the founder of the National Hot Rod Association.
23 Jan 2023
David Kennedy
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Carroll Shelby and Wally Parks
More than 110 years after his birth, Parks influence and insight still inspire.  His words provide a foundation that connects us to our past, comfort to endure the present, and strength to forge a better future.  Drag racing’s most…
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Meet Tom Buckingham, new assistant crew chief for Capps' NAPA Funny Car team

Tom Buckingham has some big shoes to fill as he replaces the recently retired legend John Medlen as the assistant crew chief of the NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car team of reigning world champ Ron Capps.
20 Jan 2023
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Tom Buckingham
 
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Fifty years ago: A look back at the highlights from the 1973 NHRA season

Fifty years ago may seem like a long time ago to some, but for many loyal followers of this column, it’s either about the time you started getting hooked on the sport of, for our less-senior members of the Insider Nation, it’s that wonderful place to dream of having been.
20 Jan 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
1973
Fifty years ago may seem like a long time ago to some, but for many loyal followers of this column, it’s either about the time you started getting hooked on the sport of, for our less-senior members of the Insider Nation, it’s that wonderful place…
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The Late Bloomers: Cruz Pedregon and Leah Pruett talk 2023

Cruz Pedregon and Leah Pruett join host Brian Lohnes to talk about strong late-season 2022 performances and the hopeful prospects for 2023 with renewed vigor and established teams. 
19 Jan 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, Cruz Pedregon and Leah Pruett join host Brian Lohnes to talk about strong late-season 2022 performances and the hopeful prospects for 2023 with renewed vigor and established teams. …
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Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge to debut during 2023 regular season

NHRA and Mission Foods, the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps, have partnered together for the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, an exciting new race program for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
19 Jan 2023
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Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge
NHRA and Mission Foods, the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps, have partnered together for the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, an exciting new race program for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Beginning at…
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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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WFO radio
  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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