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NHRA announces promotions in technical services and division director roles

Effective Oct. 1, Jeff Conley (left) will become NHRA director of technical services and current Atlanta Dragway general manager William Tharpe (right) will take over Conley's role of Division 3 Director.
16 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA has announced that effective Oct. 1, Jeff Conley will become NHRA director of technical services, moving on from his current position as NHRA’s North Central (Division 3) director. At that time, Atlanta Dragway general manager William Tharpe…
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Ford fires latest shot in Factory Stock battle with new Cobra Jet entry

Ford’s newest factory race car honors the 50th anniversary of the Cobra Jet, and is their latest entry in the SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown battle
16 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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In the latest round of the hotly-contested Factory Muscle Car wars involving Detroit’s big three auto manufacturers, Ford Performance recently debuted their 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet, a limited-edition turnkey race car that honors the 50th anniversary…
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Line hopes a trip home provides winning formula at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Three-time NHRA Mello YelloPro Stock champ Jason Line is still looking for his first win of the 2018 season, but the Wright, Minn., native hopes all that will change when the NHRA tour pulls into his home track for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
16 Aug 2018
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Jason Line
Jason Line is in uncharted waters in his standout Pro Stock career and it’s a matter he hopes changes at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. The three-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champ is…
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NHRA Today Roundtable: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals preview

NHRA on FOX broadcasters Dave Rieff and Tony Pedregon and Indy Bureau Chief John Kernan joined NHRA reporters Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick via Skype in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's Pizza to discuss this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
15 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Tricky Tipster: Torrence, Capps, Coughlin, and Krawiec are Brainerd favorites

According to NHRA National Dragster's famed prognosticator, Tricky Tipster, the pro class favorites for this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals are Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Eddie Krawiec.
15 Aug 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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There are just eight races left in the 2018 season and two events before the start of the all-important Countdown to the Championship playoffs, so it’s put up or shut up time for NHRA Mello Yello Series drivers. This weekend’s Brainerd event will…
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Pro Stock’s Alex Laughlin puts a Dodge in his garage

Gas Monkey-backed Pro Stock driver Alex Laughlin will debut a new Dodge Dart Pro Stock car at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Nationals and surprise, it’s Chevy-powered.
15 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Alex Laughlin has a garage full of cool race cars including his Gas Monkey-backed Pro Stock Camaro, a 220-mph small-tire Corvette, and a Pro Mod-style Dodge Challenger and now he’s going to try something a bit different when he debuts a new Dodge…
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Hagan seeking first career win at Brainerd International Raceway

Two-time Funny Car champion Matt Hagan hopes to get his first win both in his new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car body and at a track known for great performances as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing tour moves to the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
15 Aug 2018
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Matt Hagan
Since debuting a new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat body three races ago, Matt Hagan has made steady progress, including a No. 1 qualifier at the most recent NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Seattle. Heading into this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA…
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Cecil County Dragway hosts Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Series

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division arrives at Cecil County Dragway for the Northeast Shootout on Aug. 17-19. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional and national championships.
14 Aug 2018
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RISING SUN, Md. – NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast division arrives at Cecil County Dragway for the Northeast Shootout on Aug. 17-19. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing…
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Pacific Raceways will host Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires

The Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires will take place at Pacific Raceways on August 17-19. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships.
14 Aug 2018
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KENT, Wash. – The Lucas Oil Regional presented by Les Schwab Tires will take place at Pacific Raceways on August 17-19. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to…
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Hit show ‘Roadkill’ to make special appearance at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Motor Trend’s hit series, “Roadkill,” will be on location at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals to film an upcoming episode. The show's hosts, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, joined NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John's to preview their appearance.
14 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Fans attending the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., Aug. 16-19 will be in for an exciting treat. Motor Trend’s hit series, “Roadkill,” will be on location to film an upcoming episode featuring on-track exhibition races with NHRA drag…
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2016 Funny Car champion Ron Capps discusses reaching milestone victory

2016 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series Funny Car champion Ron Capps joined reporters Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's Pizza to discuss his 60th career victory at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals.
14 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Brittany Force among trio of Top Fuelers hoping to lock in Countdown spot in Brainerd

Defending Top Fuel champion Brittany Force hopes to repeat her strong performance at Brainerd International Raceway and lock in a playoff spot at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
14 Aug 2018
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With the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship closing in, every team with title aspirations wants to be performing at their best. That holds true for a trio of Top Fuel standouts, all who hope to secure their spot in the…
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Summit Racing Equipment extends sponsorship of Greg Anderson and Jason Line

Summit Racing Equipment and KB Racing announced a new multi-year partnership extending Summit Racing’s sponsorship of NHRA Pro Stock legends Greg Anderson and Jason Line. 
13 Aug 2018
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Greg Anderson and Jason Line
Summit Racing Equipment and KB Racing announced a new multi-year partnership extending Summit Racing’s sponsorship of NHRA Pro Stock racers Greg Anderson and Jason Line in a press release that follows:  “We are very pleased to continue…
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Crampton has work to do heading into Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Richie Crampton is thrilled to be back in the mix of racing for a top 10 spot in Top Fuel but it also means the Australia native has work to do heading to Brainerd International Raceway.
13 Aug 2018
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Richie Crampton
A year after not competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, Richie Crampton is thrilled to be back in the mix of racing for a top 10 spot in Top Fuel. But it also means the Australia native has work to do…
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Tanner Gray on his class-high fourth Pro Stock win of the season

Pro Stock standout Tanner Gray joined NHRA reporters Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's Pizza via Skype to discuss his win at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle.
10 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
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The Time Machine: 1982

Shirley Muldowney, Frank Hawley, and Lee Shepherd won world championships in a year packed with new rules, first-time winners, and outrageous performances. Just hop into our Wayback Machine for a trip back to 1982.
10 Aug 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
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After a busy Western Swing (sorry for skipping a few columns), I’m back in the saddle for the run up to Indy and beyond, so let’s get this party started. Folks got a big kick out of the…
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DeLago discusses goals after joining Cruz Pedregon's Funny Car team

NHRA on FOX reporter John Kernan caught up with Tommy DeLago, the new crew chief on Cruz Pedregon's Snap-On Tools Funny Car, to get his thoughts on his first day on the job and what his plans and expectations are for the team going forward.
09 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
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Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 1982 NorthStar 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: 1982 NorthStar Nationals from Brainerd.
09 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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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: 1982 NorthStar Nationals. Highlights from the first NHRA national event…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Sportsman Champion Highlights

Shawn Cowie and Justin Lamb have been two of the brightest stars in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this season, and they continued their winning ways at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle.
09 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Shawn Cowie
Shawn Cowie and Justin Lamb have been two of the brightest stars in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this season, and they continued their winning ways at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle. Cowie claimed his third win of the…
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Brown discusses Seattle victory and the road ahead to the Countdown

Antron Brown broke a year-long victory drought with his Top Fuel win at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals. NHRA's Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom talked to the three-time world champion about the win and the Countdown to the Championship.
08 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
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Crew Chief Confidential: CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom caught up with the winning crew chiefs from the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals for their impressions of their big weekends: Mark Oswald (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Rahn Tobler (Funny Car).
08 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA Today Roundtable: CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals recap

From the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's, NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom, NHRA on FOX broadcasters Dave Rieff and Tony Pedregon and Indy Bureau Chief John Kernan discuss the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals and the upcoming Countdown to the Championship.
08 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
02:23
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WFO Radio CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Winners Edition

08 Aug 2018
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Winners Edition featuring Ron Capps, Antron Brown, and Tanner Gray; first time Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Chris Marshall; and Stock Eliminator winner Ryan Warter. Plus on-location interviews with Dustin Heim,…
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Fast Five: CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom counts down his top five moments from an action-packed event at last weekend's CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle.
08 Aug 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Cruz Pedregon hires Tommy DeLago as crew chief; releases Aaron Brooks from Snap-On Funny Car team

Team owner and driver Cruz Pedregon announced Wednesday the hiring of noted tuner/crew chief Tommy DeLago as the crew chief for the team’s Snap-on Toyota Camry Funny Car effective immediately.
08 Aug 2018
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Cruz Pedregon announced the hiring of Tommy DeLago as the crew chief of his Snap-On Tools Funny Car. In conjunction, Pedregon released Aaron Brooks from the position of crew chief. Brooks joined the Snap-On team prior to the 2017 season. …
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The Sports Report: Fifth time is a charm

After four-straight runner-up finishes at his home event, the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals, Ryan Warter finally cashed in with his first national event victory
08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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It took a little longer than he had hoped, but Ryan Warter finally joined the ranks of NHRA event champions when he defeated Randi Lyn Shipp in the final round of the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle. Warter won the all-Pontiac final…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Chris Marshall

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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With a string of runs that included three 5.45s and a 5.47, Chris Marshall claimed his first Top Alcohol Funny Car victory. In the final round, Marshall topped reigning world champ Shane Westerfield, 5.455 to 5.510. Marshall also scored wins against…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Competition Eliminator winner Brian Hyerstay

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Brian Hyerstay successfully defended his 2017 Comp title after he downed Ralph Van Paepeghem in the Comp final round. After identical lights, Hyerstay, in his Volkswagen-powered G/Dragster, opened up the lead and held on to win with a (-.555) 8…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Sportsman winner Bryan LaFlam

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs champ Bryan LaFlam had one of the quickest cars in Seattle with a string of low 6.3-second runs. In the final against James Rutherford, LaFlam got off to a near-perfect start with a .002 light and drove to a 6.…
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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Shawn Cowie

08 Aug 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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In a battle between the top-two points earners in the class, Shawn Cowie gained the upper hand against three-time and reigning champ Joey Severance with a 5.23 to 5.27 victory in Top Alcohol Dragster. Neither Cowie nor Severance was the quickest…
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