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How fast can Ryan Oehler get to the top of Pro Stock Motorcycle?

Oehler will arrive in Gainesville aiming for his first win, a 200-mph run and his first championship.
27 Jan 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Ryan Oehler never stops moving, the tiger shark of both Pro Stock Motorcycle racing and suburban Illinois heating and cooling. He can’t afford to; such is the competitive nature of the two industries that make him a (relatively) known quantity in…
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For the Tasca Racing Funny Car team, practice makes perfect in the pit area, too

Not all of the work being done in shops across the country has to do with going fast on the dragstrip. At Bob Tasca Racing, crew chief Jon Schaffer is emphasizing that speed and attention to detail are just as important in the pits between rounds.
25 Jan 2020
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Two-time Heritage Series Top Fuel champ Mendy Fry ready to burn nitro in Pomona

Two-time NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Top Fuel champion Mendy Fry will be one of the drivers showcased in exhibition passes at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Fry talks about the great opportunity and walks fans through the components of her dragster.
24 Jan 2020
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Mendy Fry
To purchase general-admission or reserved seats for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, call 800-884-NHRA(6472). Tickets also are available online at www.NHRA.com/tickets. Kids 12 and under are…
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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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Funny Car Driver of the Decade: Robert Hight

Robert Hight won more than anyone and brought home a pair of titles in the 2010s
30 Dec 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Robert Hight
Funny Car enjoyed more parity as a category during the 2010s than at any point during the modern era. That’s just a long way of saying: Hey! Someone other than John Force won some races! That’s the good news if you don’t work for John Force Racing.…
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Pro Stock Driver of the Decade: Erica Enders

Erica Enders won three championships and became the defining driver of the decade
29 Dec 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Erica Enders
Erica Enders won her first race in 2012 and defeated the 2000s greatest driver to do it. Greg Anderson won three-straight titles from 2003-05 and won the first championship of the 2010s. K.B. Racing won four titles in the closing decade – so did…
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Megan Meyer becomes first woman to win Top Alcohol Dragster championship

Megan Meyer put together an incredible season in Top Alcohol Dragster and made history as a result.
29 Dec 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Megan Meyer
“I’ve been going to the racetrack my whole life, and I’ve always wanted to do what my dad did, to follow in his footsteps,” said Megan Meyer. “I’ve always wanted to do this, since day one.” As the eldest daughter of past national-event-winning…
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Sean Bellemeur enters rare company with back-to-back Top Alcohol Funny Car titles

Sean Bellemeur and Tony Bartone have teamed up for incredible Top Alcohol Funny Car success.
28 Dec 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Sean Bellemeur
When Tony Bartone approached Sean Bellemeur in the 2017 season about taking over the wheel of his Top Alcohol Funny Car, he pitched it to him as “the perfect storm.” Bellemeur had already won two events for Bartone as a fill-in driver in 2015 and…
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Pro Stock Motorcycle Rider of the Decade: Eddie Krawiec

Pro Stock Motorcycle belonged to Eddie Krawiec in the 2010s
28 Dec 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Eddie Krawiec
Eddie Krawiec won his first championship without winning a race. It’s the kind of strange fact that’s more inconvenient than interesting. Winning is the goal for every racer every time they attend a National Hot Rod Association race, but it isn’t a…
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Frank Aragona Jr. goes back-to-back in Comp Eliminator for third world championship

There are few better in Comp Eliminator than Frank Aragaona Jr., something he continues to prove in one of the toughest Sportsman categories.
27 Dec 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Frank Aragona Jr.
For Frank Aragona Jr., it always comes down to the math, and that’s especially true in Competition eliminator, or as it’s better known, “Complicated eliminator.” And, after claiming a second straight and third overall championship in 2019, the…
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Vic Penrod turns career year into first Super Stock world championship

Vic Penrod captured his first Super Stock world championship on the final day of the 2019 season.
26 Dec 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Vic Penrod
Talk about a leap of faith. Vic Penrod entered the final week of 2019 as the leader in Super Stock, but before it became official, there was one significant hurdle to clear. Heading into the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, only Kyle Rizzoli could…
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Auto Club Funny Car team gearing up for another title run in 2020 season

Even after capturing their third Funny Car championship, there's no letup at John Force Racing for Robert Hight's Auto Club Chevy Camaro team. After unpacking the trailer, work quickly began on projects and plans to defend their crown in 2020.
25 Dec 2019
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Allison Doll smashes records to take Stock championship

Allison Doll became the first woman to win the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Stock championship.
25 Dec 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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So, where was Allison Doll when she found out she’d officially locked up the 2019 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Stock world championship? “I was out in the yard, raking leaves,” Doll said, laughing.  Doll and her husband, Doug, the…
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Old car does new tricks for Super Gas world champion Jeremy Mason

Jeremy Mason chased down his first Super Gas world championship in his father's 1966 Chevy II.
24 Dec 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Jeremy Mason
Jeremy Mason owned just one national event win before hoisting the 2019 Super Gas world championship trophy in November. Now he owns two: A win at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals propelled him to the top of one of the toughest categories…
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Ray Miller III brings home Super Comp title for his family

Ray Miller III, of the ubiquitous Miller Race Cars, owns his first world championships.
23 Dec 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Ray Miller III
The story of Ray Miller III must begin with his father, Ray Miller Jr. The racer-turned car builder who began the family business, ubiquitous to those who pay the faintest bit of attention to the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, won just a single…
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Danny Nelson uses 43-day run to take Top Dragster title

An incredible 43-day run during the middle of the season paced Danny Nelson towards his first Top Dragster world championship.
22 Dec 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Forty-three days. That’s all it took for Danny Nelson to score enough points to win the world championship in the Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs class.  While Nelson raced his low six-second dragster from April to October, it was a…
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Sandy Wilkins breaks through for 2019 Top Sportsman championship

Sandy Wilkins earned his first Top Sportsman world championship after several near misses.
21 Dec 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Following a string of solid performances that included three top-10 finishes in the Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs class, Sandy Wilkins finally broke through for his first world title thanks to a season that began and ended with a pair of…
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From the fab shop to the race teams, John Force Racing has a busy off-season

From the fab shop turning out short blocks, cylinder heads, superchargers, bodies, and chassis to the race shops, where 2020's combinations are being brewed, there's a lot going on at John Force Racing in the off-season.
18 Dec 2019
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What's next for Jonnie Lindberg?

Two-time world champion Jonnie Lindberg is building race cars and planning his return to Top Alcohol Funny Car class after three-year run with Jim Head Racing in the Mello Yello series.
18 Dec 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Top Alcohol Funny Car racers who thought they’d seen the last of Jonnie Lindberg might be in for a surprise as the two-time world champion appears headed back to his old stomping grounds. While Lindberg admits that his 2020 plans are still somewhat…
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