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Past champ LE Tonglet set for return to Pro Stock Motorcycle class

LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA world champion and winner of 20 NHRA national events, will make his return to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class during the 2024 season.
26 Feb 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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LE Tonglet
LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA world champion and winner of 20 NHRA national events, will make his return to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class during the 2024 season. Tonglet will ride a Suzuki Hayabusa as part of a lease agreement with the Vance &…
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Top 5 Rookie Wrecks

A driver's first season can be one of many learning experiences, both good and, sometimes, bad, as this quintet of rookie drivers discovered in their initial campaigns.
26 Feb 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Top 5 Lists
Taylor Vetter
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Fricke, Smith, Hickey lead winners at Nitro on the Bayou Division 4 race

Jackie Fricke, Kyle Smith, and Adam Hickey led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central Division was in action with Nitro on the Bayou at No Problem Raceway.
24 Feb 2024
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Division 4
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division Nitro on the Bayou: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.198, 281.37  def. Angelle Sampey,…
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ARP Six-Second Club coming to Holley EFI NHRA Factory X In 2024

Automotive Racing Products (ARP), an industry leader in fastener technology, will be the title sponsor of the new “ARP Six-Second Club” for the Holley EFI NHRA Factory X category.
23 Feb 2024
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ARP Six-Second Club
Automotive Racing Products (ARP), an industry leader in fastener technology, will be the title sponsor of the new “ARP Six-Second Club” for the Holley EFI NHRA Factory X category. The exciting new category, reserved for 2019 and newer…
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Forces, Ron Capps Phoenix media tour spotlights NHRA Arizona Nationals

NHRA stars John and Brittany Force and Ron Capps blanketed the Phoenix area with media appearances to salute the return to NHRA Drag Racing in the region at Firebird Motorsports Park, which will host the NHRA Arizona Nationals April 5-7.
23 Feb 2024
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Schedule updates made to big-money Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout

NHRA has made a pair of scheduling updates for the upcoming Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout, which takes place on Saturday, March 9 as part of the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
23 Feb 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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All-Star Callout
NHRA has made a pair of scheduling updates for the upcoming Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout, which takes place on Saturday, March 9 as part of the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The autograph session for the…
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Ahten, Hough score opening wins at Firebird Motorsports Park Division 7 race

John Ahten and Brian Hough collected the Top Alcohol-class wins as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division event was in action for its season opener at Firebird Motorsports Park.
23 Feb 2024
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Division 7
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Firebird Motorsports Park: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER John Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.324, 266.53  def. Shawn…
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'Big Daddy' talks Gatornationals, Swamp Rat Alley, and Hall of Fame ceremony

NHRA legend "Big Daddy" Don Garlits went on WFO Radio to discuss his appearance at the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, where several of his famous cars will be on display, and to talk about the International Hall of Fame inductions the same weekend.
23 Feb 2024
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Fifty years ago, Pro-class stars were also being made at divisional events

Fifty years ago, there were only seven national events on the schedule, but fans across the country saw great action on the divisional level where Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock competed at 28 additional events. Here’s a look back at some of those 1974 heroes.
23 Feb 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
1974
When you look back 50 years ago at the 1974 national event schedule, as we did here a few weeks ago, there were just seven events on the calendar, a far…
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Applied Innovation expands Kalitta Motorsports partnership for 2024 season

Applied Innovation and Kalitta Motorsports have agreed to extend and expand their agreement for the upcoming NHRA season and will be the primary partner on Top Fuel world champ Doug Kalitta's dragster in Joliet and Norwalk.
22 Feb 2024
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Applied Innovation
Applied Innovation and Kalitta Motorsports have agreed to extend and expand their agreement for the upcoming NHRA season.  Applied Innovation, with its “Power of One” 2024 theme, will be the primary partner for 2023 NHRA Top Fuel champion…
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Kulungian new owner at WAR Racing; Reddy Parts joins as first sponsor

Veteran tuner Tim Kulungian has taken over ownership of the White Alligator Racing NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team, and Alabama-based Reddy Parts will be its first primary partner.
22 Feb 2024
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WAR Racing
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team White Alligator Racing has a new owner and a new sponsor ahead of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. Veteran tuner Tim Kulungian has taken over ownership of the successful team, headlined again this…
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New National Dragster issue packed with features, preseason news, and more

The February 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world. It's jam-packed with preseason features and the latest breaking news and sponsorships.
22 Feb 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Issue 2
READ THE ISSUE The February 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster is now online in digital format and in the mail in its…
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Watch the Division 4 Lucas Oil Series opener from No Problem free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the first Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the season from No Problem Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv.
22 Feb 2024
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Division 4 Lucas Oil Series
NHRA fans can watch the first Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the season from No Problem Raceway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Virginia are Moser, Edelbrock,…
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NHRA Honors program to salute military and first responders during 2024 season

NHRA has announced that a special NHRA Honors program will take place during the 2024 season, beginning with the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7-10, which will salute military members, veterans, first responders, and community heroes.
21 Feb 2024
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NHRA Honors
NHRA has announced that a special NHRA Honors program will take place during the 2024 season, beginning with the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7-10. The program will honor all military members, veterans, first…
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Buddy Hull and Jim Dunn Racing will fly Vertex Roofers colors in Gainesville

Buddy Hull will make his Funny Car debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, but the Jim Dunn Racing driver will give a nod to his Top Fuel roots with a special Vertex Roofers and General Contractors livery. 
21 Feb 2024
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Jim Dunn Racing
Buddy Hull will make his Funny Car debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, but the Jim Dunn Racing driver will give a nod to his Top Fuel roots with a special Vertex Roofers and General Contractors livery.  Hull made his…
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Flashback: The top 5 pit area thrashes

Pit area thrashes are as old as the sport itself as racers and their crews often do some of their best work when faced with adversity. To that end, we present some of NHRA's most memorable pit area thrashes.
21 Feb 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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DRAW golf tournament in Gainesville helps kick off the 2024 NHRA season

The Drag Racing Association of Women (DRAW) will present its annual Tracy Winters Memorial Golf Tournament on March 6, the Wednesday before the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville.
20 Feb 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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DRAW golf tournament
The Drag Racing Association of Women (DRAW) will present its annual Tracy Winters Memorial Golf Tournament on March 6, the Wednesday before the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville. Many of the Sportsman racers are…
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Scag Racing completes three-car team with acquisition of Paul Richards Racing

Scag Racing has acquired Paul Richards Racing, and driver Dave Richards and the Versatran/BlueBird Funny Car team will race under the Scag Racing banner beginning at the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
20 Feb 2024
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Dave Richards
Scag Racing has acquired Paul Richards Racing, and driver Dave Richards and the Versatran/BlueBird Funny Car team will race under the Scag Racing banner beginning at the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA…
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Last season's Gainesville winner Jeff Strickland returns to defend the title

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season has begun, and two-time world champion Jeff Strickland is eagerly anticipating kicking off his own 2024 run in just a couple of weeks in Gainesville, where he won last season's division race and national event.
20 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Jeff Strickland
It's official: the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season has begun, and two-time world champion Jeff Strickland is eagerly anticipating kicking off his own 2024 run in just a couple of weeks. He'll do so at Gainesville Raceway, where he went back…
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Joe C. Maynard ready for NHRA A/Fuel Dragster debut in Gainesville

Joe C. Maynard will make his A/Fuel Dragster debut at the upcoming Division 2 event at Gainesville Raceway, better known as the “Baby Gators." He is the son of JCM Racing team patriarch Joe E. Maynard.
19 Feb 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Maynard
In many ways, Joe C. Maynard has been preparing to drive an A/Fuel Dragster for much of his adult life, and at the upcoming Division 2 event at Gainesville Raceway, better known as the “Baby Gators,” he will have his first shot at an NHRA Wally when…
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Former NHRA official, Rockingham owner Steve Earwood gets Jeff Byrd Award

Former NHRA Media Relations Director and long-time NHRA track owner Steve Earwood accepted the Jeff Byrd Memorial Award for lifetime achievement at the 2024 North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame banquet.
19 Feb 2024
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Steve Earwood
Former NHRA Media Relations Director and long-time NHRA track owner Steve Earwood was among those honored at the 2024 North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame banquet that concluded the 21st annual Shriner’s Drag Racing and Hot Rod Expo at the…
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Top 5 Gatornationals winners

In its more than 50 years as an NHRA national event, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has crowned a lot of championships, but none better than the five drivers featured in this video.
19 Feb 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Top 5 Lists
Top 5 Gatornationals winners
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Eaton, Harrison, and Huntzberry lead winners at Orlando Speed World

David Eaton, Jim Harrison, and Troy Huntzberry led the list of winners at the 2024 season-opening Lucas Oil Series event at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
17 Feb 2024
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Division 2
The following are Friday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Orlando Speed World Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR David Eaton, Merritt Island, Fla., '32 Bantam, A/AP, 7.543,…
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Famous firsts highlight rich history at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Known for its remarkable history, Gainesville Raceway has been home to several historic firsts over the past five-plus decades at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
16 Feb 2024
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Gainesville firsts
Known for its remarkable history, Gainesville Raceway has been home to several historic firsts over the past five-plus decades at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. From first career wins to milestones reached for the first time, magical…
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Killin Time Racing posts $2,500 No. 1 qualifier bonus at Pro Mod events

Killin Time Racing (KTR) has been named the No. 1 qualifier sponsor of the 2024 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series that begins with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7.
16 Feb 2024
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Killin Time Racing
Killin Time Racing (KTR) has been named the No. 1 qualifier sponsor of the 2024 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series that begins with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7.   NHRA Pro Mod Series manager Finish Line Consultants…
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Gainesville Raceway through the years

Three weeks from now we’ll be at Gainesville Raceway for the kickoff of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series as we celebrate the 55th anniversary of the famed Gatornationals. Here’s a look back at the ever-changing face of Gainesville Raceway over the years.
16 Feb 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Gainesville Raceway
Three weeks from now we’ll be at Gainesville Raceway for the kickoff of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series as we celebrate the 55th anniversary of the famed Gatornationals. Gainesville has been hosting the event since its…
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Contingency Program launches at Orlando Speed World Dragway

The NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Series Contingency program kicks off February 16-18 and more than $80,000 in contingency money is up for grabs.
15 Feb 2024
David Kennedy
News
NHRA's Contingency Program launches at Orlando Speed World Dragway this weekend
Racers, we know what you do with the money you earn drag racing—you come back and drag race more. Contingency partners, we know what you do with the money you make selling race car parts to NHRA racers—you…
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2024 NHRA.tv LUCAS OIL SERIES LIVE STREAMING SCHEDULE

15 Feb 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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2024 NHRA.tv LUCAS OIL SERIES LIVE STREAMING SCHEDULE DATES TRACK DIVISION Feb. 8-11 Gainesville Raceway…
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Jonnie Lindberg talks Funny Car tuning, Leah Pruett talks Callout craziness!

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Jonnie Lindberg and Leah Pruett join host Brian Lohnes to talk about preseason testing successes and what's coming for Gainesville, which could be a watershed weekend for both of them. 
15 Feb 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Jonnie Lindberg and Leah Pruett join host Brian Lohnes to talk about their preseason testing successes and what's coming for Gainesville, which could be a watershed weekend for both of them…
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Austin Prock eager to add to family’s Gainesville Funny Car success

When Austin Prock stages his Cornwell Tools Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car for John Force Racing during his first official NHRA Funny Car pass during the opening round of qualifying at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, he’ll have lots of Gainesville Raceway memories and thoughts.
15 Feb 2024
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Austin Prock
When Austin Prock stages his Cornwell Tools Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car for John Force Racing during his first official NHRA Funny Car pass during the opening round of qualifying at the 55th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7-10, he’ll…
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