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Billy Torrence comes through in the clutch for sixth Top Fuel win

12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
billy Torrence
Due to the busy nature of his Texas-based construction company, Billy Torrence doesn’t compete in all of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events and for that, the rest of the Top Fuel field should be thankful. Torrence, the father of two-time…
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Matt Hagan earns career win No. 34 as DSR drivers go three-for-three

Matt Hagan qualified his Mopar Dodge Charger in the top spot at the first two races of the season in Pomona and Phoenix but had little to show for it other than a semifinal loss in Pomona. The two-time champion quickly rectified that by winning his 34th career Funny Car title at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at Indy.
12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hagan
Matt Hagan qualified his Mopar Dodge Charger in the top spot at the first two races of the season in Pomona and Phoenix but had little to show for it other than a semifinal loss in Pomona. The two-time champion quickly rectified that by winning his…
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Line celebrates farewell tour with a victory for the 17th straight season

Earlier this year, Jason Line announced plans to retire from driving in the Pro Stock class at the end of the 2020 season and knowing that his swan song is just around the corner, he’s determined to make the most of it.
12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
line win
Earlier this year, Jason Line announced plans to retire from driving in the Pro Stock class at the end of the 2020 season and knowing that his swan song is just around the corner, he’s determined to make the most of it. After a runner-up at the…
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“Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler becomes NHRA’s latest first-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion

For the first the first time since 2004, the Pro Stock Motorcycle class has welcomed back-to-back first time winners after Ryan Oehler stopped three-time world champion Matt Smith in the final round of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
oehler win
For the first the first time since 2004, the Pro Stock Motorcycle class has welcomed back-to-back first time winners after Ryan Oehler stopped three-time world champion Matt Smith in the final round of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. Oehler…
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E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Sunday Preview

Catch all the racing action from the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series return to action at the E3 Spark Pluge NHRA Nationals at historic Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis.
12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
billy
Following an exciting day of qualifying, the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals concludes with Sunday eliminations at 9 a.m. (EDT). The qualifying leaders in each of the four Mello Yello series professional classes include Steve Torrence (Top Fuel),…
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Steve Torrence, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line, and Eddie Krawiec lead the way in NHRA’s return

Standout performances by Steve Torrence, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line and Eddie Krawiec highlight a wild day of qualifying as NHRA makes its long-awaited return at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
11 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
tommy
Two-time Mello Yello champ Steve Torrence earned the top spot in Top Fuel for the 25th time in his career thanks to a solid 3.779 blast in his Capco Contractors dragster during Saturday’s second qualifying session at the E3…
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E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Saturday Preview

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its long-awaited return with the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, the first of two events at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis.
11 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
beckman
Following a four month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its triumphant return with this weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at historic Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis. After two days of testing,…
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Wilkins, Arrowsmith, Longhany will lead Gatornationals Sportsman fields into Friday

Although a major portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has been postponed, racing got under Thursday in seven Sportsman classes with qualifying and time trials. Reigning Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers world champ Sandy Wilkins is among the leaders.
12 Mar 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Sandy Wilkins
Although a major portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has been postponed, racing got under Thursday in seven Lucas Oil Drag Racing…
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Steve Torrence begins Top Fuel title defense with NHRA Arizona Nationals victory

23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence picked up right where he left off. The Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster drive won his debut event of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season, defeating Doug Kalitta to earn his 37th Top Fuel victory.  Torrence ran a 3.…
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Tommy Johnson Jr. drives Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to Phoenix Funny Car victory

Tommy Johnson Jr. earned his first victory of the season in his MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Tommy Johnson Jr. kept the good vibes going for Don Schumacher Racing. He drove his MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to the winner's circle in an all-DSR battle against Jack Beckman's Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at the NHRA Arizona…
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Erica Enders takes home NHRA Arizona Nationals Pro Stock win

Erica Enders drove to her first victory of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Defending Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders got Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman a perfect birthday present. The three-time Pro Stock champ scored her first win of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season by outrunning 2017 world…
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Hear from Erica Enders and Chris McGaha after wild staging matchup in Phoenix

Erica Enders and Chris McGaha dealt with some wild staging issues at the NHRA Arizona Nationals - see it all here.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Erica Enders and Chris McGaha are no strangers to facing off against one another in Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Pro Stock competition, but their second-round battle at the NHRA Arizona Nationals came with an unexpected twist.  A slight…
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Jeff Diehl earns wild round win over No. 1 qualifier Matt Hagan at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Jeff Diehl will race in the second round for the first time in nearly a year after a wild victory against Matt Hagan at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeff Diehl
Jeff Diehl earned his first round win in nearly a year in unconventional fashion at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. The Surfer took advantage of the misfortune of No. 1 qualifier Matt Hagan in the first round in Phoenix despite not earning an official…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Sunday preview

Catch all the racing action from the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series annual stop in the desert at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Phoenix
The NHRA Arizona Nationals concludes with Sunday eliminations at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Get all the information you need, including television broadcast time, qualifying times and how to get an NHRA.tv account.   …
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. continues incredible start to 2020 with Arizona pole

Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned his second-straight Pro Stock pole by going to the top of the NHRA Arizona Nationals field.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned the 34th Pro Stock pole of his career and second of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Coughlin ran a 6.536-second pass at 208.46-mph in the second of three qualifying sessions to…
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Matt Hagan goes back to top of Funny Car at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Matt Hagan earned his second-straight Funny Car pole position by going to the top of Funny Car at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan earned the 38th pole position of his career on the strength of the run he made during the second qualifying session of the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Hagan ran a 3.859-second pass at 331.61-mph, putting his Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at…
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Brittany Force scores second-straight pole position at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Brittany Force continued her hot start to the 2020 season by earning her second-straight pole position.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Brittany Force drove her Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel dragster to pole position for the second-straight race. The 2017 world champion notched a 3.670-second lap at 327.11-mph to grab pole at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, edging defending world champ Steve…
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Steve Torrence takes Top Fuel pole Friday at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Steve Torrence made his 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series debut in fine fashion, going to the top of the field at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence returned to the track without missing a beat. The back-to-back defending Top Fuel champion went straight to the top of the Top Fuel qualifying sheet after the first two of four qualifying passes with a 3.671-second pass at 326.48-mph…
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Matt Hagan continues fast start to 2020 with provisional Funny Car pole

Matt Hagan grabbed another five bonus points by going to the top of the NHRA Arizona Nationals Funny Car field on Friday.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan highlighted an incredible second qualifying session of Funny Car and took over the provisional pole at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. The driver of the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car ran a 3.859-second pass at 331.61-mph to go to…
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Jeg Coughlin earns provisional Pro Stock pole at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Nobody has been able to outrun Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock to start the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin continued his dominant run through the Pro Stock field at the NHRA Arizona Nationals and captured the No. 1 position through the first two of four sessions. He made a 6.536-second pass at 208.46-mph in his JEGS.com Chevy Camaro, the…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. continues perfect season at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned another three points to continue spectacular start to his final full-time season behind the wheel of his Pro Stock Chevy Camaro.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. remained the quickest driver in Pro Stock and earned another three points as he continued his incredible start to his final full-time season behind the wheel of his JEGS.com Chevy Camaro.  Coughlin put down a 6.567-second…
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Watch the first session of the Arizona Big Tire Shootout

The Arizona Big Tire Shootout hit the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park drag strip and you can see the full first session here.
21 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Big Tire
A wild variety of cars, and a truck, thrilled Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing fans at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park to help kick off the NHRA Arizona Nationals. You can check out all the passes from the first set of time trials in the video below…
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Watch Eric Bell launch into a wild wheelstand during Comp qualifying

Comp racer Eric Bell launched a massive wheelstand during the NHRA Arizona Nationals and went through a wild ride in the second round of qualifying.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Eric Bell
Eric Bell launched into a huge wheelstand during the second round of Comp Eliminator qualifying at the NHRA Arizona Nationals and crossed the centerline almost immediately after. Bell avoided the blocks, and opponent Don Bevers, but went through a…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Saturday preview

The Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series continues its annual trip to the desert with the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.
21 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Phoenix
The NHRA Arizona Nationals continues with Saturday qualifying in the Mello Yello series. Get all the information you need, including television broadcast time, qualifying times and how to get an NHRA.tv account. …
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Catch highlights from the 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Doug Kalitta, Jack Beckman and Jeg Coughlin Jr. started the season with victories at the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com - we've got the video.
10 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Winternationals
A terrific weekend of racing wrapped up Sunday at the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest with some veteran racers in the winner's circle. We've got those highlights for you along with a handful of wild rides where…
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Doug Kalitta makes Top Fuel history with third straight Winternationals Top Fuel win

Doug Kalitta made Winternationals Top Fuel history with his third straight win at the season opener, a feat not even accomplished by six-time Pomona Top Fuel great Don Garlits.
09 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
With his final-round defeat of Austin Prock, Doug Kalitta made Winternationals Top Fuel history with his third straight win at the season opener, a feat not even accomplished by six-time Pomona Top Fuel great Don Garlits. Kalitta, who in addition…
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Jack Beckman collects first Winternationals Funny Car victory in Infinite Hero Dodge

Jack Beckman checked another box off of his career to-do list as the Southern Californian scored his first Funny Car victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, defeating John Force in the final round with low e.t. of the meet.
09 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman checked another box off of his career to-do list as the Southern Californian scored his first Funny Car victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, defeating John Force in the final round. Beckman, a two-time Winternationals Super…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. dominates 60th Winternationals to kick off 50th season of Pro Stock

Jeg Coughlin Jr. started his retirement tour with a dominant victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
09 Feb 2020
Josie Mandala, NHRA National Dragster Copy Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. announced his retirement on Saturday and won his 64th Pro Stock Wally on Sunday. The Elite Motorsports driver outran Jason Line, who also announced his retirement ahead of the 50th anniversary of Pro Stock, to win the 83rd Wally of…
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Watch Ron Capps drive through explosion at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Ron Capps rode out a fiery pass at the 60th anniversary of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
09 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Ron Capps
The second round did not go as planned for the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat team. Ron Capps made a solid move to 60 feet but encountered problems down track and suffered an explosion as teammate Jack Beckman drove to the semifinals.…
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Watch the crews of Tommy Johnson Jr. and Clay Millican get to work between rounds

Tommy Johnson Jr. and Clay Millican secured first-round victories at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com - and then their crew members got to work.
09 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Every team chases four win lights on race day, but success in the first round means a lot of work on a quick turnaround for crew members. Tommy Johnson Jr. secured his first win of the season in his MD Anderson Cancer Center Dodge Charger SRT…
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