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Maple Grove Raceway hosts Division 1 Lucas Oil Series event

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series,Northeast Division is in action this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway. LATEST UPDATE: Friday qualifying
28 May 2022
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Division 1
The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Maple Grove Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER 1) Matthew Cummings, Delray Beach, Fla., 5.268 seconds, 276.80 mph…
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Stevie “Fast” Jackson and Chad Green talk Pro Mod and Funny Car

Two-time NHRA Pro Mod champion Stevie Jackson and current Top 10 Funny Car racer Chad Green join host Brian Lohnes to talk about the work they have put in this season and how they plan on carrying their recent performances forward through a long 2022 drag racing season. 
28 May 2022
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NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, two-time NHRA Pro Mod champion Stevie Jackson and current Top 10 Funny Car racer Chad Green join host Brian Lohnes to talk about the work they have put in this season and how they plan on…
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2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals Top Dragster winner Chad Traylor

27 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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01:53
It took three years, but Chad Traylor was able to successfully defend his Top Dragster title from the 2019 Richmond event. After defeating Robert Houston in the final three years ago, Traylor got his second win by stopping Houston’s son, Junior, in…
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2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals Super Gas winner Frank Altilio

27 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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01:35
Frank Altilio, runner-up at this event last year and runner-up at this year’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, went the distance this time in his Chevy S-10 truck for his third career win and his second at zMAX Dragway. Altilio, who won the…
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2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals Super Comp winner John Labbous Jr.

27 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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01:36
John Labbous Jr. reached the double-digit mark in career national event wins, notching victory No. 10 in Richmond by defeating Deb Moses in the final round. In pursuit of her first career win, Moses, the Epping runner-up in 2020, caught a clutch .…
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PRI celebrates grand opening of Speedway, Ind. Headquarters

Performance Racing Industry strengthens commitment to motorsports and welcomes racers and race fans in Indianapolis, the racing capital of the world.
27 May 2022
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PRI
Racers and dignitaries, including three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown, joined hundreds of motorsports professionals for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Membership…
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2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals Stock winner Jeff Longhany

27 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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03:16
Five years after dropping his first final round to David Rampy in Atlanta, Jeff Longhany came through for a long-awaited first national event victory. Longhany finished the job by driving his Corvette to an eight-thousandths win against 2019…
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2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals Super Stock winner Bryan Worner

27 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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02:08
  Former world champ Bryan Worner picked up his seventh national event win by beating 2021 Gainesville champ Sterling Simmons in the final. The final round was a great side-by-side race with Worner taking the win with a 10.15 on his 10.13…
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2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals Competition Eliminator winner David Eaton

27 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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01:59
  After going winless since 2009, David Eaton has now won twice in the 2022 season with his Pro Stock-engined A/AP Bantam. Eaton, winner earlier this season at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, powered to his second victory on the…
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Sacramento Raceway’s David Rudd bags historic 100th Street Legal victory

David Rudd, who competes regularly at NHRA member track Sacramento Raceway Park, recently achieved an historic milestone by winning his 100th race during the Wednesday night Street Legal event.
27 May 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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David Rudd
No matter the sport, 100 victories is a big deal and that’s especially true in NHRA drag racing. Consider that in 70-plus years of national event competition, just five drivers have won 100 national events. By now, most NHRA fans are familiar…
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40 Thoughts on 40 Years

National Dragster Editor Phil Burgess celebrated his 40th year with the NHRA on May 24, and he takes a look back at the changes to the sport that have occurred over the last four decades and shares memories of the people and places he's come to love.
27 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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40 thoughts
I made what I thought was an innocent little post on Facebook earlier this week with a “How It Started/How It’s Going”-style meme photo, acknowledging my 40th anniversary in the employ of the NHRA, from May 24, 1982, until present (and counting…
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Drag racing gives voice to the man who spoke for us all: Dave McClelland (1937-2022)

For decades, Dave McClelland gave voice to hot rodders and NHRA racers across the country. With his passing, we asked for your stories to give Big Mac a voice now.
25 May 2022
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Dave McClelland
Golden-throated Dave McClelland, the voice of the NHRA through the 1970s, ‘80s, and early '90s, both on television and at the racetrack, passed away May 22 of natural causes. He was 85. McClelland, whose skills, talent, and charm reached all…
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Watch this weekend's Division 1 Lucas Oil Series event for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Maple Grove Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster.
25 May 2022
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Division 1 Lucas Oil
NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Maple Grove Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv powered by National Dragster. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from the event…
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Nitro Time Machine: Courtney Force's epic Epping boomer at 2017 New England Nats

During the 2017 New England Nationals, Courtney Force went for one of the wildest rides of her career when he Advance Auto Parts Camaro suffered an engine explosion.
25 May 2022
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Nitro Time Machine
Courtney Force
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From crewman to racer, Matt Sackman is going all-in to chase his Top Fuel dreams

A longtime member of Antron Brown's champonship winning Top Fuel team, Matt Sackman is also a winner in Top Dragster and Top Alcohol Dragster and now he has his sights set on racing in Top Fuel.
25 May 2022
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Reigning champ Greg Anderson confident as Pro Stock plots Epping return

After a monstrous 2021 season, it would be logical to expect that reigning and five-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson would roll into the new year with a bit of momentum. So far, he hasn't yet shown a continuation of the steady hand he possessed all last year but he well understands the ebb and flow of drag racing.
25 May 2022
Kelly Wade
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Greg Anderson
After a monstrous 2021 season in NHRA's Camping World Drag Racing Series, it would be logical to expect that reigning and five-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson would roll into the new year with a bit of momentum. So far, Pro Stock has…
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Bob Tasca III looks to capitalize on "home court advantage" in Epping

Funny Car championship contender Bob Tasca III returns to his home event at New England Dragway in search of his first victory of the 2022 season.
25 May 2022
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Brownsburg NHRA nitro teams enjoy Taco Tuesday

The close-knit NHRA nitro community took some time off to socialize during a Taco Tuesday event held at the Torrence Racing shop.
24 May 2022
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In Memoriam

24 May 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] b, a longtime Division 1 D-1…
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Nitro special: Burnouts, tire inflation and footprint, brake pad life, setback blowers

At every NHRA national event, NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart offers fans the chance to send him an email with technical questions about the race cars, the tracks, and the procedures. As part of a semi-regular feature, we share those questions and answers on NHRA.com.
24 May 2022
Alan Reinhart
Ask Alan
Ask Alan
At every NHRA national event, NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart offers fans the chance to send him an email with technical questions about the race cars, the tracks, and the procedures. As part of a semi-regular feature, we’ll share those questions and…
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Virginia NHRA Nationals Sportsman final-round video highlights

Final-round video highlights from Lucas Oil NHRA Drag Racing Series action at the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
24 May 2022
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Virginia NHRA Nationals
After going winless since 2009, David Eaton, near lane, has now won  in Comp twice in the 2022 season with his Pro Stock-engined A/AP Bantam. Eaton, winner earlier this season at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals,…
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Funny Car champ Ron Capps carries momentum into team ownership

Although the initial growing pains of becoming a team owner have mostly subsided, Ron Capps heads into this next part of the season with those challenges still fresh in his memory — and he's using them as fuel.
23 May 2022
Kelly Wade
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Ron Capps
Reigning Funny Car champion Ron Capps stepped into unfamiliar territory in 2022 as team owner of newly formed Ron Capps Motorsports. Still, behind the wheel of his supremely capable and well-recognized NAPA Auto Parts nitro Funny Car, Capps blasted…
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NHRA Camping World Series to bring 330-mph action to historic New England Dragway

With a scenic setting and some of the most passionate fans in drag racing, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is set to return to New England Dragway for the NHRA New England Nationals on June 3-5.
23 May 2022
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New England Dragway
With a scenic setting and some of the most passionate fans in drag racing, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is set to return to New England Dragway for the NHRA New England Nationals on June 3-5. It is the eighth of 22 races during the…
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Dave McClelland, famed announcer and early voice of the NHRA, passes away

Golden-throated Dave McClelland, the voice of the NHRA through the 1970s, ‘80s, and '90s both on television and at the racetrack, passed away May 22 of natural causes. He was 85.
22 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Dave McClelland 13
Golden-throated Dave McClelland, the voice of the NHRA through the 1970s, ‘80s, and early '90s, both on television and at the racetrack, passed away May 22 of natural causes. He was 85. McClelland, whose skills, talent, and charm reached all…
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Stalba, Cox, Mayers lead winners at Division 1 Cecil County Dragway event

Karen Stalba, DJ Cox Jr., and Keith Mayers led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division was in action at Cecil County Dragway.
22 May 2022
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Division 1
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Cecil County Dragway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Karen Stalba, Hammonton, N.J., 5.243, 273.27  def. Jackie Fricke…
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Did you see it? The fastest drag strip pass ever clocked on a motorcycle

At the 2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals, Larry "Spiderman" McBride made the fastest pass ever recorded —268 mph— on a motorcycle. See and hear how this Top Fuel bike went as fast as it did from the Virginia native himself.
21 May 2022
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Larry McBride record run at 2022 NHRA Virginia Nationals
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Warter, Cour, Sorenson lead winners at Northwest Division kickoff event

Ryan Warter, Christopher Cour, and Joe Sorenson led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Division was in action at Firebird Raceway.
20 May 2022
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Division 6
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division event at Firebird Raceway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Ryan Warter, Olalla, Wash., '05 Sunfire, D/SM, 9.616, 109.19  def.…
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Sackman, Esz, Voges scores wins at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

Matt Sackman, Phil Esz, and Chad Voges led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division competed at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
20 May 2022
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Division 3
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Matt Sackman, Channahon, Ill., 5.247, 268.92  …
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Eaton, Longhany remain hot with wins at Rockingham Division 2 event

Virginia NHRA Nationals champs David Eaton (Comp) and Jeff Longhany (Stock) continued their hot streaks with wins as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division was in action at Rockingham Dragway.
20 May 2022
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Division 2
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Rockingham Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR David Eaton, Merrit Island, Fla., '32 Bantam, A/AP, 6.686, 179.49…
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'You Wear 40 Pounds of Gear Because, You Know, You're on Fire Quite a Bit'

You think you know NHRA Funny Car world champ Matt Hagan? Take a listen to his podcast interview with television host (Dirty Jobs, etc.) and narrator Mike Rowe as they talk about farming, raising cattle, drag racing, and so much more, and you'll come away with a whole new appreciation.
20 May 2022
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Matt Hagan
 
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