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The Nuances of Pressure

In the current issue of NHRA National Dragster, NHRA announcer and ND columnist Brian Lohnes weighs in on the pressure that awaits teams as the Countdown to the Championship approaches. "There will be teams that excel and teams that fold up like a cheap tent," he predicts.
16 Aug 2018
Brian Lohnes, NHRA National Dragster columnist
From the pages of National Dragster
Brian Lohnes
As you read this column, the “regular season” portion of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour will be coming to a head. The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd and the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals represent the closing verses…
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NHRA Jr. Street, a steppingstone to 'big-car' racing for teenagers

As part of a special, youth-oriented issue, NHRA National Dragster took a look at Jr. Street, a racing program for 13-16-year-olds that gives them the opportunity to race against their peers in full-body street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate.
30 Jul 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
Jr Street
Three years ago, NHRA introduced Jr. Street, a new youth racing program for 13-16-year-olds that gives teenage boys and girls the opportunity to race against their peers in full-body street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate. “…
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Launch Pad: "I've seen drag racing's future"

As part of the magazine's "Next Gen" special edition about NHRA's many youth-related programs, NHRA National Dragster Editor Phil Burgess shares the story about a special encounter with a Jr. Dragster racer in Bristol.
25 Jul 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
From the pages of National Dragster
ND cover
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