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Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 2001 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Throughout 2018, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: 2001 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
15 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Flashback Friday
00:38
Throughout 2018, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: 2001 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The event featured Greg Anderson's…
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Remembering "the Mongoose"

Some of his best racing friends remember Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen in a touching and funny retrospect to one of the most popular drivers in the sport's history.
15 Jun 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Tom McEwen
Stunned. Crushed. Heartbroken. Really, really sad. Teary-eyed. Despondent. Those are pretty much my first six stages of grieving over just the two hours after I got the call Monday morning that we’d lost “the Mongoose.”  I know I’m not…
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Late-night finishes

It almost happened in Topeka last weekend, but late-night eliminations finishes are a rarity in NHRA national events. The most famous came in a post-1 a.m. Tuesday morning finish in Englishtown in 1975, where "Jungle Jim" Liberman won his first Funny Car crown.
23 May 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Summernationals
So there we were, me and K-Mac, eyes glued to the starting line, eliminations ladders in hand, pens at the ready, keyboards awaiting an onslaught of fast fingerwork that would make Elton John envious. Brittany Force and Richie Crampton, in position…
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All in the family: Jr. racers following in the footsteps of famous parents

The children of NHRA racers Antron Brown, Andrew Hines, Brad Mason, and Bob Bode are among the next wave of Jr. Dragster drivers headed to possible future roles in the sport. NHRA’s John Kernan reports from Indy.
15 May 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
02:03
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Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 1984 Cajun Nationals

10 May 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Flashback Friday
01:16
Throughout 2018, NHRA All Access subscribers again will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of our Flashback Friday series. This week: the 1984 Cajun Nationals.  Some of the highlights of the race…
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The Super Mustang

Not really a dragster and certainly not a Funny Car, the Tom McEwen-driven Super Mustang was a super oddity that certainly was not one of Ford's "better ideas," but remains a car well remembered by many drag racing fans.
27 Apr 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
McEwen
Several of you, tongues firmly planted in cheek, chastised me for not including the “other” Super Mustang in last week’s homage to Mustang Funny Car bodies. I did include Ron Pellegrini’s Super Mustang early Funny Car but – purposely -- not the…
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Mid America Dragway joins NHRA Member Track Network

Mid America Dragway, located in Arkansas City, Kan., has joined NHRA’s Division 5, the West Central Division. 
23 Apr 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 5
Mid America Dragway, located in Arkansas City, Kan., has joined NHRA’s Division 5, the West Central Division.  Mid America Dragway reopens with co-owners Jim Maybrier, his son Chris, along with their respective families, taking over…
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Wagler Motorsports Park joins NHRA Member Track network

Wagler Motorsports Park, located in Lyons, Ind., has joined Division 3, the NHRA North Central Division, as a NHRA member track.
27 Mar 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Member Track
Wagler Motorsports Park, located in Lyons, Ind., has joined Division 3, the NHRA North Central Division, as a NHRA member track. Track owner Jeremy Wagler is also the owner of Wagler Competition Products, an industry leader in cylinder heads for…
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Unwinding the sidewinder story

A behind-the-scenes look at the circumstances leading to the creation of Don Garlits' sidewinder Top Fueler, and other wild machines created by the brothers Sage, as well as a farewell to influential chassis builder Roy Fjastad.
09 Mar 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Don Garlits
Reaction to last week’s column on the Swamp Rat 27 sidewinder was, quite predictably, strong and loud. “Big Daddy” is such a seminal figure in our sport and in our lives…
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Mooresville Dragway joins NHRA Member Track Network

Mooresville Dragway has joined Division 2, the NHRA Southeast Division, as a NHRA member track. Mooresville Dragway, located in the heart of stock-car country, Mooresville, N.C., hosts events March through November.
08 Mar 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NHRA member
Mooresville Dragway has joined Division 2, the NHRA Southeast Division, as a NHRA member track. Mooresville Dragway, located in the heart of stock-car country, Mooresville, N.C., hosts events March through November. A weekly points championship,…
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US 90 Dragway joins NHRA Member Track network

US Dragway, located in Irvington, Ala., has joined Division 2, the NHRA Southeast Division, as a NHRA member track and is under new ownership. 
06 Mar 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Member Track
US Dragway, located in Irvington, Ala., has joined Division 2, the NHRA Southeast Division, as a NHRA member track and is under new ownership.  US 90 Dragway was opened as Mobile International Dragway in 1985. The track was built near the…
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Tickets on sale for National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance

Tickets for the 16th annual NHRA Motorsports Museum Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance are on sale now to the general public. The event will take place June 14-16 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. 
26 Feb 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Reunion
Tickets for the 16th annual NHRA Motorsports Museum Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance are on sale now to the general public. The event benefits the NHRA Motorsports Museum, an independent non-profit educational museum…
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Find the heroes

In 1975, iconic drag racing artist Pete Millar drew a rogue’s gallery of NHRA heroes positioned on the starting line of the Winternationals that ran on the cover of the “new” CARtoons magazine. How many legends can you identify?
16 Feb 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Winternationals
Drag racing has been blessed with a number of talented artists over the years, from the ever-creative themed pieces of Kenny Youngblood to the photo-realistic recreations on James Ibusuki and so many more, but Pete Millar was the king of caricatures…
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Remembering dragster pioneer Dode Martin

The drag racing world lost another legend with the passing last week of Dode Martin, who ran one of the sport's first dragsters. He is remembered in this week's Dragster Insider, where we also mourn the passing of Gary "Mr. C" Cochran and Steve Hodkinson.
09 Feb 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Dode Martin
The drag racing world lost another legend with the passing last week of Dode Martin, who with partner Jim Nelson were early pioneers in drag racing and were among the first to create a business to sell chassis to other racers. Martin died last…
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A history of our sport, one story at a time

For more than 10 years, the Dragster Insider has been sharing "the stories behind the stories" that make up the history of our sport, offering an unparalleled and in-depth look at the heroes and machines who were and are the stars of our sport.
26 Jan 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
NHRA
You have arrived at your destination. Whew, thank goodness. With a sigh of relief and a final mouse-click earlier this week, I completed the long and arduous process of manually recreating all of the stories in…
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A bayou bash at Southland Dragway reunion

An all-star cast that included Antron Brown, Angelle Sampey, Mark Oswald, Leonard Hughes, and more turned out in Houma, La., to celebrate Southland Dragways, at a reunion event to remember one of Louisiana's great dragstrips of the 1970s.
15 Dec 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Reunion
The holidays are all about family and gathering everyone together to enjoy one another’s company, to share great memories, and laugh a lot, and that was spirit of the celebration that took place down in Louisiana Dec. 1-2 at the Southland Dragway…
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The Year in Photos: The thrill of victory

The photo staff of NHRA National Dragster went back through the hundreds of thousands they took this season to pick some of their favorites photos. Today: The thrill of victory!
12 Dec 2017
It took Pro Stock rookie Tanner Gray just four events to record his first win, and the team, especially father Shane, right, celebrated in big fashion after his son hit the jackpot for the first time at the spring Las Vegas event. 11
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2017 Season Champions

20 Nov 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Mello Yello | Pro Mod | Top Fuel Harley | Lucas Oil MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES TOP FUEL Brittany Force Brittany Force was crowned the second…
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Watch the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony

The complete 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony is now available for viewing on NHRA.com. Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Bo Butner and Eddie Krawiec are saluted as world champs along with several other special presentations.
18 Nov 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
awards ceremony
Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Bo Butner and Eddie Krawiec were feted as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions Monday during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood &…
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Martin, Patterson, Johnston, and Toth claim NHRA Summit Racing Series National titles

Todd Martin, Jason Patterson, Troy Johnston, and Riley Toth claimed NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships with victories at the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
12 Nov 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Summit
Todd Martin, Jason Patterson, Troy Johnston, and Riley Toth claimed NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships with victories at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Martin, a Division 1 racer from Highland Lakes, N.J., defeated Division 6 runner…
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NHRA, Bigfoot competitors to visit troops in Japan for 2017's Operation Appreciation

For the seventh consecutive year, Summit Racing Equipment and Armed Forces Entertainment will join together to send a group of top motorsports competitors overseas to visit American troops on duty in remote locations. The annual trip, appropriately coined Operation Appreciation, will this year make stops at various stations in Japan.
03 Nov 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Operation Appreciation
For the seventh consecutive year, Summit Racing Equipment and Armed Forces Entertainment will join together to send a group of top motorsports competitors overseas to visit American troops on duty in remote locations. The annual trip, appropriately…
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NHRA live stream from SEMA Show booth hosted NHRA stars, aftermarket members

Throughout the week, NHRA streamed live from its booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas with interviews from NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series stars and members of the performance aftermarket.
02 Nov 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
SEMA Show
Throughout the week, NHRA streamed live from its booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas with interviews from NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series stars and members of the performance aftermarket. To watch previous days, click on the link in the top…
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2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule released

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to premiere racing facilities during the 17th consecutive year for the upcoming 2018 season.
01 Nov 2017
Lucas Oil
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to premiere racing facilities during the 17th consecutive year for the upcoming 2018 season. The season kicks off at Orlando Speed World Dragway, in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 23-24. During the year the…
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WFO Radio NHRA Toyota Nationals preview

25 Oct 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
WFO
Vegas baby! Get ready for the NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas with Clay Millican, Bob Wilber, and NHRA National Dragster’s Jacob Sundstrom. Doug Gordon and Slate Cummings talk about winning at the Texas Motorplex. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and host…
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Force vs. Pedregon 1992, Part 2

From forgotten interviews and smashed Happy Meal toys, more notes from one of the most intriguing points battles in NHRA history.
20 Oct 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Cruz Pedregon
I had a lot of fun last week reliving the story of the tumultuous 1992 season-long battle between John Force and Cruz Pedregon for Funny Car supremacy –- capped by their crazy Dallas final round -- and judging by the volume of email, so did a lot of…
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Auto Club Famoso wins team championship at NHRA Pacific Division finals

Auto Club Famoso Raceway captured the team championship while the husband and wife team of C.W. and Sacha Hoefer each grabbed wins at this weekend’s NHRA Pacific Division Summit Racing Series Championships.
02 Oct 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 7
LAS VEGAS – Auto Club Famoso Raceway captured the team championship while the husband and wife team of C.W. and Sacha Hoefer each grabbed wins at this weekend’s NHRA Pacific Division Summit Racing Series Championships. The Hoefers will be joined by…
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Gainesville takes team title; five heading to Summit National Championship

Gainesville Raceway won the NHRA Southeast Division Summit Racing Series Team Championship over Bristol Dragway and Atlanta Dragway, while Brendan George led the list of individual winners at the Southeast Division Summit Finals at Rockingham Dragway.
02 Oct 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 2
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Gainesville Raceway won the NHRA Southeast Division Summit Racing Series Team Championship over Bristol Dragway and Atlanta Dragway, while Brendan George led the list of individual winners at the Southeast Division Summit Finals…
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Wichita Falls Raceway captures South Central Division team title

The team from Wichita Falls Raceway took home the Team Championship and Jake Howard defended his win from last year at Texas Motorplex for the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division finals. 
19 Sep 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 4
ENNIS, Texas – The team from Wichita Falls Raceway took home the Team Championship and Jake Howard defended his win from last year at Texas Motorplex for the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division finals.  Wichita Falls racked up…
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Bandimere takes team title; Piper, Johnson, Lamb and Spracklin head to National Championship

Bandimere Speedway took home the team title at this weekend’s NHRA Summit Racing Series West Central Division Finals at Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan. The team from Bandimere shared the winner’s circle with five individual winners including Kanas racers Todd Piper and Eugene Lamb.
13 Sep 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 5
TOPEKA, Kan. – Bandimere Speedway took home the team title at this weekend’s NHRA Summit Racing Series West Central Division Finals at Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan. The team from Bandimere shared the winner’s circle with five individual…
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Milan Dragway wins title; four head to National Championship

The team from Milan Dragway combined for a total of 53 points to win the Team Championship for the 2017 NHRA North Central Division Summit Finals at Lucas Oil Raceway with individual winners led by local racer Boyd Butcher in Pro ET.
12 Sep 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 3
INDIANAPOLIS – The team from Milan Dragway combined for a total of 53 points to win the Team Championship for the 2017 NHRA North Central Division Summit Finals at Lucas Oil Raceway with individual winners led by local racer Boyd Butcher in Pro ET.…
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