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Jose Gonzalez clinches NHRA Pro Mod world title in Bristol

Jose Gonzalez earned his first career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service world championship on Sunday at Bristol Dragway as part of this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
17 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jose Gonzalez clinched his first career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service world championship on Sunday at Bristol Dragway as part of this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The event was the 10th of…
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Alexis DeJoria caps off magical weekend in Bristol with first win since 2017

On a terrific weekend for DeJoria, she finished the job against J.R. Todd on Sunday, going 3.921-seconds at 327.66 mph to win the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and get her first victory since 2017.
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
DeJoria
Bristol Dragway was already one of Alexis DeJoria’s favorite places to race. After a thrilling weekend in Thunder Valley, capped off by her first win since 2017 on Sunday, her love for the facility certainly grew even more. On a truly…
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Home away from home: Mike Salinas wins second straight race at Bristol

Salinas won the most recent event at the track in 2019 and is now a back-to-back winner in Thunder Valley, ousting Steve Torrence in the final round of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday.
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Salinas
Even after a year away, Bristol Dragway continues to treat Mike Salinas very well. Salinas won the most recent event at the track in 2019 and is now a back-to-back winner in Thunder Valley, ousting Steve Torrence in the final round of the NHRA…
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Angelle Sampey tops Karen Stoffer in Pro Stock Motorcycle thriller at Bristol

In an all-female final round at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Sampey used a .010 reaction time against Karen Stoffer, winning on a holeshot on her Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki with a pass of 6.773-seconds at 196.85 mph.
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Angelle
With her second win in the Countdown to the Championship, Angelle Sampey proved on Sunday at Bristol Dragway that she’s right in the thick of the championship conversation in Pro Stock Motorcycle. In an all-female final round at the NHRA Thunder…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News and notes from final eliminations in Bristol at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more!
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Sunday
UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Spencer Massey impressed in a first round upset of Leah Pruett to open eliminations on Sunday in Top Fuel, but it wasn't all positives for the veteran. After going 3.745 at 328.46 to beat Pruett, who went up in smoke…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday Preview

There’s a chill in the air at Bristol Dragway, but that’s not the only thing as Thunder Valley prepares to host eliminations for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals for the first time ever in October.
17 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Sunday
There’s a chill in the air at Bristol Dragway, but that’s not the only thing as Thunder Valley prepares to host eliminations for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals for the first time ever in October. It’s also the first time the NHRA Camping World…
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S. Torrence, DeJoria, Pollacheck qualify No. 1 at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Track records went by the wayside on Saturday at Bristol Dragway, as Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all finished No. 1 to close out qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
16 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Bristol Saturday
Track records went by the wayside on Saturday at Bristol Dragway, as Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all finished No. 1 to close out qualifying on Saturday at the NHRA Thunder Valley…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Saturday Preview

It was a thunderous return to Bristol Dragway, capped off by the quickest run in track history, and now we’ll get to see what teams will do for an encore to close out qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
16 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Bristol Saturday
It was a thunderous return to Bristol Dragway, capped off by the quickest run in track history, and now we’ll get to see what teams will do for an encore to close out qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. After more than two years away…
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B. Force, Wilkerson, M. Smith lead Friday field at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Brittany Force set the track record under the lights in Top Fuel on Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) joined her as provisional No. 1 qualifiers at Bristol Dragway.
15 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Force
The NHRA’s first appearance at Bristol Dragway since 2019 ended in impressive fashion, as Brittany Force set the track record under the lights in Top Fuel on Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro…
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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday Preview

Radically different from stepping foot in Thunder Valley over Father’s Day weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will head to Bristol Dragway in October and in the thick of the Countdown to the Championship.
15 Oct 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Bristol Friday
Bristol in October? Now, that’s something new. Radically different from stepping foot in Thunder Valley over Father’s Day weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will head to Bristol Dragway in the thick of the Countdown to the…
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Justin Ashley upsets points leader Steve Torrence for second Top Fuel victory

Justin Ashley pulled off a major upset in the Top Fuel final at the Texas NHRA FallNationals defeating points-leading world champ and homestate favorite Steve Torrence by just .005-second.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley pulled off a major upset in the Top Fuel final at the Texas NHRA FallNationals defeating points-leading world champ and homestate favorite Steve Torrence by just .005-second for his second win in the class. Both drivers left with…
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Ron Capps scores points-crucial victory in dramatic Funny Car final in Dallas

Ron Capps closed the gap on his points-leading teammate Matt Hagan by beating him in a clutch performance in the final round of the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Capps now trails Hagan by just 33 points.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Ron Capps
Ron Capps closed the gap on his points-leading teammate Matt Hagan by beating him in a clutch performance in the final round of the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Capps defeated Hagan on a holeshot, 3.93 to 3.91, to collect his second win of the season…
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Matt Smith retakes points lead with huge Pro Stock Motorcycle in Dallas

Matt Smith raced his way from third place to first in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings and collected his fifth win of the season on Hector Arana Jr.’s final-round red-light at the Texas NHRA FallNationals.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith raced his way from third place to first in the standings and collected his fifth win of the season on Hector Arana Jr.’s final-round red-light at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Smith, who had led eight of the 11 races this season,…
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Perfect day for Greg Anderson: Pro Stock history and an expanded points lead

Greg Anderson finally surpassed his mentor, Warren Johnson, as Pro Stock’s winningest driver with his 98th career win, but he also benefited from the early losses of his closest points pursuers on a wild final day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
The day simply could not have gone any better for Greg Anderson. Not only did the four-time world champion finally surpass his mentor, Warren Johnson, as Pro Stock’s winningest driver with his 98th career win, but he also benefited from the early…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday News and Notes

News and Notes from final eliminations day at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more!
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Texas NHRA FallNationals News and Notes
  News and Notes from final eliminations day at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more! UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY josh Hart scored a fortunate round-one win as he…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday preview

Texas NHRA FallNationals race championships will be decided today at Texas Motorplex, the final day of the event. Here's a look at what may lay ahead.
10 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Texas NHRA FallNationals
Texas NHRA FallNationals race championships will be decided today at Texas Motorplex, the final day of the event. The morning has dawned cool and cloudy, a far cry from the 90-degree temperatures under which most of qualifying was contested, which…
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Friday leaders Force, Hight, Anderson, and Johnson remain atop their fields

Friday leaders Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Steve Johnson all held onto their No. 1 qualifying positions through a hot second day of qualifying for the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, setting the field for Sunday’s final eliminations.
09 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Friday leaders Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Greg Anderson, and Steve Johnson all held onto their No. 1 qualifying positions through a hot second day of qualifying for the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, setting the field for Sunday’s…
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John Force emerges unscathed after wild qualifying fire at Texas Fallnationals

Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car world champ John Force rode out a wild fireball in his Peak/BlueDef Chevy Camaro during Friday night qualifying at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. the sport's winningest driver emerged unscathed.
09 Oct 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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John Force
 
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday preview

Two final qualifying sessions will set the Camping World Drag Racing Series fields for Sunday’s final eliminations at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. The event is the first this season with four qualifying sessions and with two already under their belts, teams have gathered a lot of data on the all-concrete Texas Motorplex strip.
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Fallnationals
Two final qualifying sessions will set the Camping World Drag Racing Series fields for Sunday’s final eliminations at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. The event is the first this season with four qualifying sessions and with two already under their…
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Force, Hight, Anderson, and Johnson lead after wild day at Texas FallNationals

Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led their respective classes after the first day of qualifying at the Texas NHRA FallNationals,
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Nighttime drama wrapped up the second day of the Texas NHRA FallNationals with a frills-filled day of racing and special events and the promise of lucrative Stampede of Speed bonuses for the drivers who made the best runs in the night qualifying…
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Friday preview

The Texas Motorplex’s weeklong Stampede of Speed heads to its climax with the start of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Professional qualifying today for the Texas NHRA FallNationals, the fourth of seven events in the 2021 Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
08 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Texas NHRA FallNationals
The Texas Motorplex’s weeklong Stampede of Speed — a series of social and racing events — heads to its climax with the start of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Professional qualifying today for the Texas NHRA FallNationals, the fourth of seven…
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Emmons brothers double as Houston Lucas Oil Series champs are crowned in Dallas

On Wednesday at the Texas Motorplex, champions were crowned in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, and Super Gas from the weather-delayed Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals in Houston.
06 Oct 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Emmons brothers
It took several months, but the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil is finally complete with brothers Harvey Emmons III and Jerry Emmons claiming wins in Super Stock and Stock, while Christopher Dodd and Jerry DeBusk…
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Hagan distances himself from the Funny Car field with third win of 2021

After returning from a bout with COVID, Matt Hagan survives a Funny Car slugfest to claim first St. Louis title and recapture the points lead.
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan came into the NHRA Midwest Nationals just five points out of the lead in what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive Funny Car points battles in years. He’s leaving St. Louis with a somewhat generous 59 point advantage over the…
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By two-thousandths of a second, Enders gets fourth Pro Stock win of the season

Following a dramatic final round win over Dallas Glenn, Erica Enders claims her fourth win of the season and takes back the Pro Stock points lead.
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Pro Stock racing has always been close, but few races have been as close, or as dramatic as the St. Louis final round featuring Erica Enders and Dallas Glenn. Enders won her 33rd career race and fourth season but the margin of victory at the finish…
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Torrence back on top following ninth Top Fuel win of the season

Three-time Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence reclaims the points lead following a final round win over Mike Salinas in St. Louis.
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence says he doesn’t count points, and there is certainly no reason to doubt him, but the three-time Top Fuel world champ clearly didn’t enjoy coughing up the points lead last week in Charlotte when he lost in the semifinals of the DeWalt…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday News and Notes

News and Notes from final eliminations day at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more!
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
News and Notes from final eliminations day at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. Notes, quotes, photos, videos, and more! UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Wow. Just wow. That was the reaction of most…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday preview

It's raceday at the NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis we’re expecting another capacity crowd at World Wide Technology Raceway as the Countdown to the Championship kicked into high gear. Mike Salinas, Matt Hagan, and Greg Anderson are the leaders in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock. Here's what you need to know.
26 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
It's raceday at the NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis we’re expecting another capacity crowd at World Wide Technology Raceway as the Countdown to the Championship kicked into high gear. Mike Salinas, Matt Hagan, and Greg Anderson are the leaders…
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Salinas and Anderson hold on to top spots in St. Louis; Hagan bumps Capps

Friday night leaders Mike Salinas and Greg Anderson held on to the top spots during final pro qualifying at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway while Matt Hagan nudged teammate Ron Capps from the top spot in Funny Car.
25 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Mike Salinas, Matt Hagan, and Greg Anderson will lead their prospective pro fields into the first round of eliminations at the NHRA Midwest Nationals. Salinas and Anderson set the pace during Friday’s opening qualifying session in Top Fuel and Pro…
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NHRA Midwest Nationals Saturday preview

Friday’s opening qualifying rounds at World Wide Technology Raceway produced a number of great performances and Saturday promises to deliver even more.
25 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
The St. Louis event represents the third event in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which means for many NHRA pro teams, it’s a make or break weekend. The championship battles in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock are wide open which means…
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Friday leaders at NHRA Midwest Nationals include Salinas, Capps and Anderson

Mike Salinas, Ron Capps, and Greg Anderson grab early leads after an exciting day of professional qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway.
24 Sep 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
Mike Salinas, Ron Capps, and Greg Anderson grab early leads after an exciting day of professional qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway. Salinas wowed the crowed in St. Louis with a 3.652 in his Scrappers dragster to take the provisional…
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