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Antron Brown and Matt Smith talk Midwest Nationals, championships, and work

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Antron Brown and Matt Smith join host Brian Lohnes to talk about their successes this season, the hard work behind them, and what they both think it will take to add to their championship career résumés.
04 Oct 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Antron Brown and Matt Smith join host Brian Lohnes to talk about their successes this season, the hard work behind them, and what they both think it will take to add to their championship…
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Myhre, Crum, Lindsay, Howey, and Merrilees win Division 7 Summit Finals

David Myhre, Robert Crum, Russ Lindsay, Clayton Howey, and Craig Merrilees captured wins at the Division 7 Summit Series Finals to earn trips to the National Championships in Las Vegas in late October.
04 Oct 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 7 Summit Series Finals
The following are Saturday's final results from the 2022 NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Finals: SUPER PRO David Myhre, Sheridan, Calif., '10 Racetech, 4.962, 138.76  def. Mike Brundage, Palo Cedro, Calif., '01…
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Title hopes still alive, Doug Gordon readies for comeback after Brainerd crash

2020 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Funny Car world champ Doug Gordon will make his return to the quarter-mile and the 2022 championship battle this weekend at the North Central Region event at World Wide Technology Raceway.
04 Oct 2022
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Doug Gordon
2020 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Funny Car world champ Doug Gordon will make his return to the quarter-mile and the 2022 championship battle this weekend at the North Central Region event at World Wide Technology Raceway. Gordon…
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First-time winners grab the spotlight at NHRA Midwest Nationals

In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at World Wide Technology Raceway, six champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the NHRA Midwest Nationals, led by first-time winner Adam Hickey in Comp eliminator.
03 Oct 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Adam Hickey
In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at World Wide Technology Raceway, six champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the NHRA Midwest Nationals. The third time was the charm for…
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Five things we learned from the 2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals

The NHRA Midwest Nationals shape the rest of the season. And if we've learned anything, it's this: 2022's success can be attributed to the efforts of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series racers, who are putting on one heck of a show this season.
03 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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Five things we learned from the 2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals
1. Sellout crowds show how competitive NHRA Drag Racing is in 2022. Fans come to the track to see their heroes race and win, and in seasons like this, where so many racers are legitimately in the hunt to be the champion — that…
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Championship contenders Matt and Angie Smith navigate a unique battle

Reigning and five-time NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series champion Matt Smith is leading the Pro Stock Motorcycle points after St. Louis, and one of his toughest competitors is right there in his own camp. Oh, and she's at home, too: Matt's wife, Angie.
03 Oct 2022
Kelly Wade
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Matt and Angie Smith
The Matt Smith Racing team operates with a very interesting dynamic. Reigning and five-time NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series champion Matt Smith is leading the Pro Stock Motorcycle points after St. Louis, and one of his toughest competitors is…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday photo gallery

A behind-the-scenes look at the speed and fury of the 2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals, as shot by NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz
02 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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Daniel Pharris gets first career NHRA FuelTech Pro Mod win in St. Louis

Filling in for defending world champ Jose Gonzalez in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, rookie Daniel Pharris drove to his first career victory at the NHRA Midwest Nationals.
02 Oct 2022
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Daniel Pharris
Filling in for defending world champ Jose Gonzalez in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, rookie Daniel Pharris drove to his first career victory in the class on Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway as part of the…
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Unofficial Camping World points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the NHRA Midwest Nationals, the third race of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
02 Oct 2022
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Points
Unofficial points standings following the completion of the NHRA Midwest Nationals, the third race of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Official points will be posted…
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Torrence, Hight, Enders, and Smith dominate the NHRA Midwest Nationals

Race three of the six-race Countdown to the Championship was won by four of NHRA's quintessential drag racing champions
02 Oct 2022
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Torrence, Hight, Enders, and Smith dominate the NHRA Midwest Nationals
 Four-time defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence is back in the title hunt, powering to his second straight win at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday at the 11th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals.Robert Hight (Funny Car), Erica…
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Khalid alBalooshi walks away from Pro Mod incident at NHRA Midwest Nationals

During the first round of NHRA FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon eliminations at the NHRA Midwest Nationals, Khalid alBalooshi’s Pro Mod made contact with the wall before coming to a stop. alBalooshi exited the car under his own power.
02 Oct 2022
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Khalid alBalooshi
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Brittany Force sets national record with fastest Top Fuel run in history: 338.48 mph

Brittany Force made the fastest run in Top Fuel history and reset the national speed record to 338.48 mph in her Flav-R-Pac dragster in the opening round of the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway.
02 Oct 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Brittany Force
Brittany Force made the fastest run in Top Fuel history and reset the national speed record to 338.48 mph in her Flav-R-Pac dragster in the opening round of the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. Force defeated teammate…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday preview

It's race day, and the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to the St. Louis area's World Wide Technology Raceway, for round three of the six-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship
02 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
News
2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday Raceday
Race day is here, and NHRA fans are flowing into World Wide Technology Raceway on the bank of the mighty Mississippi River to watch their heroes compete for the title of NHRA Midwest National winner. But fans will also see an intense level of…
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2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Saturday photo gallery

The NHRA and officials at World Wide Technology Raceway announced a sellout crowd during today's racing action, as the passionate fanbase packed the track to close out qualifying in St. Louis. It is the seventh sellout crowd for the NHRA this season.
01 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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Sold-out crowd on Saturday of the NHRA Midwest Nationals 32
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Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Kyle Koretsky, and Matt Smith remain top qualifiers at NHRA Midwest Nationals

In front of a sell-out crowd at World Wide Technology Raceway, crew chiefs and drivers were swinging for the fences at the NHRA Midwest Nationals.
01 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Kyle Koretsky, and Matt Smith remain top qualifiers at NHRA Midwest Nationals
On the strength of the fastest Funny Car run since 2019, points leader Robert Hight held on to the No. 1 qualifying position in front of a sellout crowd on Saturday at World Wide Technology Raceway during the 11th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals.…
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Sellout crowd announced for Saturday at the NHRA Midwest Nationals

The NHRA and officials at World Wide Technology Raceway announced a sellout crowd for Saturday’s racing action at the 11th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals. The sellout marks the seventh sellout crowd for the NHRA in 2022.
01 Oct 2022
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Crowd
The NHRA and officials at World Wide Technology Raceway announced a sellout crowd for Saturday’s racing action at the 11th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals. Thanks to a passionate fanbase packing the track on Saturday, the NHRA Camping World Drag…
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Funny Car championship contender Matt Hagan is in full-fighter mode

Three-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan entered the NHRA Midwest Nationals just 60 points out of first place, and he and his wing of the TSR Nitro team are steadily focused on making up as much ground as possible as the 2022 NHRA Countdown to the Championship hits dead-center.
01 Oct 2022
Kelly Wade
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Matt Hagan
Three-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan entered the NHRA Midwest Nationals just 60 points out of first place, and he and his wing of the TSR Nitro team are steadily focused on making up as much ground as possible as the 2022 NHRA Countdown to…
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2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Saturday Preview

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to the St. Louis area's World Wide Technology Raceway for round three of the six-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship
01 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
News
2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Saturday Preview
Saturday's racing action at the 2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals began at 8 a.m. with the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action and the World Wide Technology Raceway High School Challenge.  Be sure to tune in for the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag…
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Aaron Stanfield in the midst of efficient recovery from early Countdown stumble

With a victory last weekend, Aaron Stanfield jumped right back in the championship mix, but the rising star in Pro Stock said the chase for an NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world title in the class won’t be his main focus at the NHRA Midwest Nationals.
01 Oct 2022
Kelly Wade
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Aaron Stanfield
Aaron Stanfield, driver of the Janac Brothers Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro, was back in form this past weekend as he claimed victory at the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals and moved back into the No. 2 position in the championship standings. Stanfield…
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2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster's award-winning photographer Marc Gewertz shares the beauty, speed, and behind-the-scenes shots his lenses captured at the 2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals.
30 Sep 2022
David Kennedy
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Leah Pruett lights up the St. Louis sky 37
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Matt Smith, Kyle Koretsky, Robert Hight, and Steve Torrence lead Friday qualifying at NHRA Midwest Nationals

During a stellar night of qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway, team horsepower dominated the low e.t.'s all evening.
30 Sep 2022
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Matt Smith, Kyle Koretsky, Robert Hight, and Steve Torrence lead Friday qualifying at NHRA Midwest Nationals
From Charlotte last weekend to St Louis today, and then on to Dallas, Las Vegas, and Pomona— the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship has begun its symbolic march West for the last five races of the season. A season…
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Rookie Camrie Caruso experiencing the Countdown's potent energy

Camrie Caruso could not have known what she was in for when she stepped into the dog-eat-dog world of Pro Stock at the beginning of the season, but soon enough, Caruso came to understand the inner workings of the class and is experiencing the heightened intensity of a championship chase in a professional category for the first time.
30 Sep 2022
Kelly Wade
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Camrie Caruso
As one twist of the old saying goes, "You don't know until you know." Young Camrie Caruso could not have known what she was in for when she stepped into the dog-eat-dog world of Pro Stock at the beginning of the season. She appeared on the scene…
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Funny Car fan-favorite Tim Wilkerson looks to shine in front of family and friends

Tim Wilkerson remains right in the thick of things in the Countdown to the Championship, already advancing to one final round in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ six-race playoffs. Now the veteran has a chance to put on a show at his home track in front of family and friends at this weekend’s NHRA Midwest Nationals.
30 Sep 2022
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Tim Wilkerson
Tim Wilkerson remains right in the thick of things in the Countdown to the Championship, already advancing to one final round in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ six-race playoffs. Now the veteran has a chance to put on a show at his home…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday Preview

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to the St. Louis area's World Wide Technology Raceway, for round three of the six-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship
30 Sep 2022
David Kennedy
News
NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday Preview
The 2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals is a critical Gateway to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Finals. The current leaders Justin Ashley (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), and Joey Gladstone (Pro Stock Motorcycle)…
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In Memoriam

30 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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In Memoriam
Recent passings of notable figures from within the NHRA world. The NHRA extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of those we have lost. Notices of passing can be sent to [email protected] Former NHRA Top Fuel driver…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA Midwest Nationals

Buckle up. This is where the ride gets a bit bumpy. The Countdown to the Championship playoffs for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is about to hit the halfway point with this week’s NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. Right now, all four Professional championships are very much up for grabs, but that might not be the case on Monday morning.
29 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
Buckle up. This is where the ride gets a bit bumpy. The Countdown to the Championship playoffs for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is about to hit the halfway point with this week’s NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway.…
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Title chase heats up in St. Louis event powered by Jerry Bickel Race Cars

With the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon headed to its final two races of the 2022 season, the points battle is heating up in the category, with an epic championship duel set to go down over the next two events.
29 Sep 2022
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Kris Thorne
With the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon headed to its final two races of the 2022 season, the points battle is heating up in the category, with an epic championship duel set to go down over the next two events.…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster packed with coverage of crucial races

The new issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, packed with late-summer racing coverage from Brainerd, Indy, and Reading, is available online and in the mail to NHRA Members around the world.
29 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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 NHRA National Dragster
READ THE NEW ISSUE The new issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, packed with late-summer racing…
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J,R, Carr wins Mountain Motor Pro Stock at Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals

29 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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32:14
Following his win in Brainerd, J.R. Carr scored again in the Mountain Motor Pro Stock class with a victory over John DeFlorian in the final round. Carr got off the starting line first and powered to a 6.277 to outrun DeFlorian’s 6.291 effort.
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2022 Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals Top Dragster winner Jeremy Hancock

29 Sep 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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76:21
Jeremy Hancock claimed his first national event victory in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers when he stopped Clint Riley in the final round. Hancock, previously a runner-up in Super Street at the 2017 Atlanta race, won the final after…
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