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Adam Sorokin excited to bring throwback Top Fueler to 60th Winternationals

Adam Sorokin, driver of the Champion Speed Shop Nostalgia Top Fuel dragster, joined NHRA's Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about the exciting nostalgia drag racing scene and about the upcoming exhibition passes at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
20 Jan 2020
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Adam Sorokin
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Bo Butner ready to defend Winternationals Pro Stock title for second straight year

Former NHRA Pro Stock champion Bo Butner, winner of the last two Winternationals, is revved up and ready for a Pomona three-peat. He joined NHRA's Lewis Bloom via Skype to talk about the season ahead, which celebrates 50 years of Pro Stock.
17 Jan 2020
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Bo Butner
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Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame to honor legendary NHRA team owner Roland Leong

Roland Leong, one of the most successful NHRA team owners of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, will be enshrined into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony in May at the Honolulu Country Club.
17 Jan 2020
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Roland Leong
Roland Leong, one of the most successful NHRA team owners of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, will be enshrined into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony in May at the Honolulu Country Club. Leong will be joined by fellow inductees surfer Ben…
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Rick Henkelman Racing, Mitch Myers form two-car A/Fuel team for 2020

Rick Henkelman and Mitch Myers have joined forces and will field a powerhouse two-car A/Fuel Dragster team in 2020. Henkelman's car will continue to be driven by veteran driver Garrett Bateman while former world champ Myers wheels his own car.
16 Jan 2020
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Rick Henkelman
It may have taken 41 years, but what started out as two competitors at a sand drag race in Hanford, Calif., in 1979 has now given birth to a powerhouse two-car A/Fuel Dragster team in 2020.  Rick Henkelman and Mitch Myers own numerous NHRA…
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What Jason Line means to Pro Stock 50 wins and 17 seasons later

The Pro Stock legend means so much more to the category than his trophy case.
15 Jan 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Jason Line
Jason Line chose drag racing when he joined K.B. Racing more than a decade ago. The former NASCAR champion left the engine shop of Joe Gibbs Racing to link up with Greg Anderson, forming a two-headed monster out of Charlotte that went on to dominate…
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Jason Line to retire from Pro Stock driving duties after 2020 season

Three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line will retire from Pro Stock driving after the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
15 Jan 2020
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Jason Line
Three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line will retire from Pro Stock driving after the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. With NHRA celebrating 50 years of Pro Stock this year, and Line turning 50 and having 50 Pro Stock wins to…
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Nostalgia Top Fuelers and Funny Cars will add to 60th Winternationals celebration

Nitro-burning nostalgiaTop Fuel dragsters and Funny Car will make exhibition passes Friday and Saturday of the season-opening 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
15 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Pomona
Nitro-burning throwback Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Car from the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series will make exhibition passes Friday and Saturday of the season-opening 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com…
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Jordan Vandergriff and team working hard for an encore to great rookie season

Jordan Vandergriff was one of the great success stories of 2019 as the rookie Top Fuel driver scored a number of round wins and a runner-up in his first season in the class. NHRA’s John Kernan takes a look at Vandergriff’s season and the road ahead.
14 Jan 2020
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Jordan Vandergriff
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Duane Shields and Muscle Milk team up for 2020

Duane Shields, the 2011 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world champion, will team up with Muscle Milk for the 2020 season.
13 Jan 2020
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Duane Shields
Duane Shields, the 2011 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world champion, will team up with Muscle Milk for the 2020 season. The multiyear agreement will allow Shields to showcase the Muscle Milk brand on his A/Fuel Dragster to fans in a 20-race schedule…
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Pre-season Pro Stock testing begins in Florida

The Elite Motorsports team continues their preparation for Pro Stock’s 50th anniversary celebration with an extended test session at Bradenton Motorsport Park. Elite regulars Erica Enders, Jeg Coughlin Jr. ,Alex Laughlin, and Aaron Stanfield are joined by newcomers Brandon Foster and Marty Robertson.
13 Jan 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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The distinct rumble of 500-cid NHRA Pro Stock engines could be heard this morning at Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park where the championship winning Elite Motorsports team kicked off pre-season testing with their fleet of 210-mph hot rods. For…
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Motorsports developers sign purchase agreement to buy Maple Grove Raceway

Motorsports Developers of King of Prussia has a contract to purchase Maple Grove Raceway and plan to invest in the facility to ensure that it remains a premier world-class drag racing facility. 
13 Jan 2020
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Maple Grove Raceway
Last week, the Reading Eagle reported that Motorsports Developers of King of Prussia has a contract to purchase Maple Grove Raceway, which is exciting news for racers and fans. Motorsports Developers partners Chris Winter, Joseph Casella and Jordan…
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Tommy Johnson Jr. to campaign the MD Anderson Dodge Funny Car in 2020

The Funny Car driven by Tommy Johnson Jr. will sport a new, yet familiar, look the next time it hits the dragstrip. Throughout the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Johnson will represent The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
13 Jan 2020
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Tommy Johnson Jr.
The Funny Car driven by Tommy Johnson Jr. will sport a new, yet familiar, look the next time it hits the dragstrip. Throughout the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Johnson will represent The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer…
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Third-gen NHRA driver Mason McGaha set to make Pro Stock debut in 2020

18-year-old Mason McGaha, son of class veteran Chris McGaha and grandson of Sportsman racer Lester McGaha, will make his Pro Stock debut later this season.
11 Jan 2020
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Mason McGaha
For 18-year-old Mason McGaha, his senior year of high school is shaping out to be one he will never forget. With plans to make his debut in the NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Car category and graduate high school all in the same semester, young McGaha…
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Nitro teams geared up for start of 2020 season at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com will kick off the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Pomona, Feb. 6-9. Here’s a look at some of the opener’s top storylines in Top Fuel and Funny Car.
10 Jan 2020
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Pomona
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Remembering John Kimble

John Kimble, one of the first successful black Top Fuel racers, passed away Jan. 6 and is remembered by friends and family as a quiet giant who loved family and racing. He was 81.
10 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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John Kimble
We lost another pivotal person in drag racing history earlier this week when John Kimble passed away. The Compton, Calif., based racer was one of the first black Top Fuel racers to find modern-day success in the sport with the family-owned…
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Catch every minute of the 2020 season on NHRA.tv. Subscribe or renew now!

The 2020 NHRA season is almost here and it’s time to lock in your subscription to NHRA.tv to enjoy the new and improved features being rolled out this year.
09 Jan 2020
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NHRA.TV
The 2020 NHRA season is almost here and it’s time to lock in your subscription to NHRA.tv to enjoy the new and improved features being rolled out this year. NHRA.tv offers race fans the opportunity to witness live the speed and drama of NHRA Drag…
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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series 2020 season ready to roar to life

Get your tickets to the first race of the 2020s so you can see the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, February 6-9 in Southern California.
08 Jan 2020
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Pomona
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series starts its 2020 season in memorable fashion, as the annual iconic opener, the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, will celebrate its 60th rendition Feb. 6-9 at Auto Club Raceway…
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Possibilities and probabilities: Milestones and firsts within reach in 2020

The 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season launches in just about a month at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, and there are a lot of milestones and firsts that could be reached this season. Here’s a look at some possible/probable moments to look forward to.
08 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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The 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season launches in just about a month at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, and there are a lot of milestones and firsts that could be reached this season. Here’s a look at some possible/…
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Exclusive look at Worsham Racing as team prepares for Alexis DeJoria's return to racing

The NHRA National Dragster staff stopped by the Worsham family race shop in Southern California to talk about the upcoming Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.
07 Jan 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Worsham Racing
We caught up with Del Worsham, the new crew chief of Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria, as he prepared for the 2020 season at his family's race shop in Southern California. DeJoria will return to the seat of her Toyota Camry Funny Car after a two-…
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For Frank Hawley, the business of grooming future NHRA champions races on

As a two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion, Frank Hawley knows what it takes to reach the pinnacle of the sport, but 2019 proved to be a milestone as five graduates of the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School earned NHRA world championships last season.
06 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Frank Hawley
As a two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion, Frank Hawley knows what it takes to reach the pinnacle of the sport, but 2019 proved to be a milestone for the man who along with his fellow instructors has taught the fine art of drag racing to…
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Steve Torrence goes back-to-back in Top Fuel to close decade in dominant fashion

Steve Torrence enjoyed another incredible season and capped the 2010s with back-to-back Top Fuel world championships.
05 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence’s 2019 Top Fuel championship season didn’t end the way he hoped it would — with the fans cheering for him as he raised the championship trophy for the second straight year; quite the opposite actually transpired — but pretty much…
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Strutmasters.com extends sponsorship with Lex Joon Racing Top Fuel team

Strutmasters.com has extended its major associate sponsor agreement with Lex Joon Racing for multiple races during the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
03 Jan 2020
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Lex Joon
Strutmasters.com has extended its major associate sponsor agreement with Lex Joon Racing for multiple races during the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Joon will banner the Strutmasters.com name as a major associate partner on his Top…
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Robert Hight earns third Funny Car championship to close incredible decade

03 Jan 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Robert Hight
Robert Hight looked unbeatable to start the 2019 season. He won two of the first three races and claimed pole at all three. The Jimmy Prock-tuned Auto Club Chevy Camaro boasted 330 of a possible 390 points and 10 of 12 possible round-wins. A first-…
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The countdown to Pomona is on! Get your Winternationals tickets now

The new year is officially here and with that begins the countdown to the start of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series which kicks off Feb. 6-9 with the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
02 Jan 2020
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Pomona
The new year is officially here and with that begins the countdown to the start of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series which kicks off Feb. 6-9 with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect The Harvest at Auto Club Raceway in…
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Erica Enders builds on her own legacy with third world championship

02 Jan 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Erica Enders
Erica Enders became the 25th racer and third woman to win three Professional world championships when she defeated Chris McGaha at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona. She established her place in Pro Stock history long ago, but it always feels like…
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Andrew Hines enters rare territory with sixth Pro Stock Motorcycle championship

01 Jan 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Andrew Hines
On the surface, it looks like an open and shut case. Andrew Hines went to 10 final rounds in 2019 and won seven Pro Stock Motorcycle races. He also won 44 elimination rounds, by far the most of anyone in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, and he went a…
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WATCH: Decade in Review

The 2010s were a decade full on highlights, with historic championships, record-breaking runs, and dramatic accomplishments. Relive them all in this quick look back at the past decade.
31 Dec 2019
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Stevie "Fast" Jackson delivers first NHRA championship with Pro Mod title

31 Dec 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Stevie "Fast" Jackson
Stevie “Fast” Jackson did not do anything surprising by winning the 2019 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series title. That doesn’t make storming the most competitive class in drag racing with the power of a terminator and the bravado of…
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Top Fuel Driver of the Decade: Antron Brown

Antron Brown led Top Fuel in championships and wins in the 2010s
31 Dec 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Antron Brown
Antron Brown won 42 races and three championships during the 2010s, a tremendous achievement that served as a true coming-out party for the former Pro Stock Motorcycle rider. Any doubt that Brown would struggle to adjust to Top Fuel dragster melted…
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Tii Tharpe goes back-to-back for Top Fuel Harley title

Tii Tharpe helped further the Jay Turner Racing dynasty with his second-straight legacy.
30 Dec 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Tii Tharpe
Tii Tharpe established a dynasty for Jay Turner Racing by winning the Top Fuel Harley outfit’s third straight title, and his second in a row, on the final day of the season. It took less drama than his 2018 world championship, but the North…
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