NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

BUY TICKETS

Denso will sponsor NHRA’s prestigious Indianapolis-based U.S. Nationals

Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier Denso Corp., will welcome teams and fans back to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Labor Day weekend for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Sept. 3-6.
04 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Indy
Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier Denso Corp., will welcome teams and fans back to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Labor Day weekend for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Sept.…
View More

Krista Baldwin added to Global Electronic Technology team this weekend in Indy

Global Electronic Technology is expanding its sponsorship and branding within the NHRA to include Krista Baldwin’s A/Fuel Dragster team at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, joining Paul Lee (Funny Car) and Antron Brown (Top Fuel) on the Global Electronic Technology team.
04 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Krista Baldwin
Global Electronic Technology is expanding its sponsorship and branding within the NHRA to include Krista Baldwin’s A/Fuel Dragster team, which is ready to hit the track for the first time in 2020 at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by…
View More

Top Fuel rookie Joe Morrison returns to Indy, with two missions in mind

NHRA Top Fuel driver Joe Morrison is preparing to pull double-duty tis weekend at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals, driving the Leverich Racing Top Fueler and helping to run the Right2Breathe respiratory-disease awareness, and education display in the NHRA Manufacturers Midway.
04 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Joe Morrison
NHRA Top Fuel driver Joe Morrison is preparing to pull double-duty at this weekend's Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. No, he isn’t entered in two different categories at this weekend’s Dodge Indy Nationals. Instead, the driver of the…
View More

What “In the zone” really looks like! In-car footage of Jack Beckman and Antron Brown

Spend a minute with Antron Brown or Jack Beckman and you’ll enjoy them for the people they are, and the passion they have for drag racing. But if you could go inside the car with them, you would see their personality shift—and witness how their passion and enthusiasm turns into a laser focus when they are in “their zone.”
03 Aug 2020
David Kennedy
Feature
In-car footage of Jack Beckman and Antron Brown
View More

Liberty’s Gears partners with Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association for Indy event

Michigan-based transmission company Liberty’s Gears will partner with the NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association for this weekend’s Dodge Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
03 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
JR Carr
Michigan-based transmission company Liberty’s Gears will partner with the NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association for this weekend’s Dodge Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The Mountain Motor Pro Stock…
View More

Terry McMillen's Amalie team sees potential of new chassis design

A new in-house chassis program has helped make Terry McMillen and his Amalie Motor Oil team a strong contender during NHRA's restart events in Indianapolis.
03 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
mcmillen
View More

Does Bo Butner know Pro Mod racing? Well, sort of

Bo Butner, the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champion, recently got a chance to jump into a five-second Pro Mod car and he liked it so much he’s coming back for more.
03 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
butner
Bo Butner still abides by his long-held belief that driving a Pro Stock car is the most difficult thing he’s ever tackled in racing, but after his Pro Mod debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, he’s willing to add an asterisk to that statement…
View More

Sportsman star Anthony Bertozzi talks about recent hot streak of victories

NHRA Sportsman superstar Anthony Bertozzi, who captured a record fifth JEGS SPORTSnationals title and also won a big-dollar bracket race, visited via Skype with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes to talk about his recent hot streak.
01 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Bertozzi
View More

What is the Chevy DRCE Pro Stock engine?

Chevrolet’s top-secret Pro Stock race engine has been shrouded in mystery for decades. It’s known as the Drag Race Competition Engine (DRCE), and its architecture has been massaged into a nearly 10,000-rpm, fuel-injected, 500-cid race mill that actually began life with the Oldsmobile brand.
31 Jul 2020
David Kennedy
Racing Technology
DRCE 3 Engine
The Drag Race Competition Engine (DRCE) is a series of purpose-built drag racing cylinder heads and engine block castings that are based on the big-block Chevy, but originally branded as an Oldsmobile. There are four generations of DRCE aluminum…
View More

Cory Mac is back (again) to run a third Indianapolis race in DSR Top Fueler

Two-time U.S. Nationals Top Fuel champion Cory McClenathan will get another shot at some Indy glory when he returns to the cockpit of a Don Schumacher Racing-operated dragster for a third straight outing at the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, Aug. 7-8.
31 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Cory McClenathan
Two-time U.S. Nationals Top Fuel champion Cory McClenathan will get another shot at some Indy glory when he returns to the cockpit of a Don Schumacher Racing-operated dragster for a third straight outing at the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals…
View More

Second place is OK for now, but Leah Pruett has her eyes set on the No. 1 spot

Top Fuel racer Leah Pruett came out of the pandemic-caused racing hiatus swinging for the fences with some great driving and has moved into second place in points. She spoke with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the two Indy events and the season ahead.
31 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Leah Pruett
View More

John Force Racing issues statement

Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champ John Force has announced that his John Force Racing team will remain parked for the 2020 season in order to come back at championship caliber in 2021.  
31 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
JFR
After four months of postponement and ever-changing scenarios, NHRA went forward with a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule that restarted with two-consecutive races at the storied Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Indiana. Sixteen-…
View More

Remembering Zim

Legendary NHRA Division 5 Director Darrell Zimmerman plied his trade in the Rocky Mountain region for more than 30 years. A successful racer, 'Zim' joined the NHRA team in the late 1950s and carved a legendary career and made legions of friends throughout the sport.
31 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Darrell Zimmerman
  NHRA founder Wally Parks deservedly gets a lot of credit for organizing the sport of hot rodding in general and drag racing in specific, he was always the first one to tell you he certainly didn’t do it by himself. And because much of…
View More

Dodge Pro Stock hero Alan Prusiensky talks about building Hemis and horsepower

NHRA Pro Stock racer Alan Prusiensky joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about his Dodge-powered Pro Stocker and the challenges of racing a hemi in a Chevy world, and how his engine-building business helps his Pro Stock racing and vice versa.
30 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Alan Prusiensky
View More

NHRA Expertise: Funny Car vs. Top Fuel front tires

30 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NHRA Expertise: Funny Car vs. Top Fuel front tires
Per the 2020 NHRA Rulebook Funny Car Tires: Vehicle must be equipped with all four tires bearing the same tire…
View More

Iconic original NHRA Division Director Darrell Zimmerman passes away at age 86

Darrell Zimmerman, one of NHRA’s original division directors handpicked by NHRA founder Wally Parks in 1959 to oversee NHRA’s West Central Division comprising the nation’s vast Midwest breadbasket states, died July 29, just two days shy of his 87th birthday.
29 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Darrell Zimmerman
Darrell Zimmerman, one of NHRA’s original division directors handpicked by NHRA founder Wally Parks in 1959 to oversee NHRA’s West Central Division comprising the nation’s vast Midwest breadbasket states, died July 29, just two days shy of his 87th…
View More

The next first-time Pro Stock Motorcycle winner? Kelly Clontz sure likes the sound of that

With the help of a few friends, Kelly Clontz is making steady progress in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Now she’s ready to take the next step towards her first victory.
29 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
clontz
When Kelly Clontz sees Jianna Salinas and Ryan Oehler become first-time winners in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class, it brings a smile to her face simply because it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see herself in that position. “That joy;…
View More

Antron Brown and paralympic sprinter Jarryd Wallace, on the speed within them

"It tells the true makeup of an elite champion athlete, [when] through all odds, you never stopped."—Antron Brown, on Jarryd Wallace
29 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Antron Brown
To get a better understanding of Anton Brown, the man in the Global Electronic Technology, Matco Tools, Top Fuel Toyota we spent some time with him over the winter. We were there when Brown met up with a very interesting man,…
View More

Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals postponed until Fall due to county restrictions

The Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park, scheduled for Aug. 21-23 in Topeka, Kan., has been postponed until the fall with an exact date to be determined, for pandemic-related reasons. 
29 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Topeka
NHRA has announced that the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park, scheduled for Aug. 21-23 in Topeka, Kan., has been postponed until the fall with an exact date to be determined, for pandemic-related…
View More

NHRA Insider podcast: Lohnes, Oehler, and McKenna recap NHRA's return to racing

First-time Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Ryan Oehler and National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joined Brian Lohnes for a wide-ranging episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast covering the first two events of NHRA's Return to racing in Indy.
28 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Insider
First-time Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Ryan Oehler and National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joined Brian Lohnes for a wide-ranging episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. Oehler talked about the self-made program that he and his dad have…
View More

The Sports Report: James Kunkel’s dynamic (and unconventional) double

James Kunkel won 15-straight rounds of eliminations in Super Comp to sweep last weekend’s Division 5 Lucas Oil Series double-header in Topeka. And, he did it in a slow door car.
28 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
kunkel
Door cars don’t win Super Comp races. Slow cars don’t win Super Comp races. No one wins back-to-back Super Comp races. These are all things you may have heard but shouldn’t believe especially after James Kunkel’s performance last week in Topeka…
View More

NHRA Shop Talk: Lohnes and Reinhart preview the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals

Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart are back again with a LIVE episode of NHRA Shop Talk, fielding your questions and telling you what you need to know, look out for, and watch at the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
28 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Shop Talk
Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were back again with a LIVE episode of NHRA Shop Talk,  fielding your questions and telling you what you need to know, look out for, and watch at the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.…
View More

The re-education of Shawn Langdon: From Top Fuel to Funny Car and back

28 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Shawn Langdon
After a successful Jr. Drag Racing and Sportsman career, Shawn Langdon spent eight years learning how to drive a Top Fuel dragster, becoming not just an event-winning fuel dragster pilot but a championship-winning one.  In…
View More

Crew Chief Aaron Brooks prepares for Justin Ashley's first Top Fuel final

Rookie Top Fuel driver Justin Ashley will have to wait a few weeks to see if he can win the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals and crew chief Aaron Brooks is doing everything he can to make it happen.
28 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
brooks
View More

Clutch Assistant Johnna Dunn compares the intensity of hospitals and Funny Car pits

The 2020 Dodge Charger Funny Car of Jim Dunn Racing was adorned with a face mask at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals to honor first responders. The car held special meaning for the team as Johnna Dunn works in a hospital studying nursing.
28 Jul 2020
David Kennedy
News
Johnna Dunn
View More

Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harleys added to Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals

The Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series has been added to the competition roster for the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, Aug. 6-9 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. 
27 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Top Fuel Harley
The Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series has been added to the competition roster for the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, Aug. 6-9 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.  The event will be the fourth of the…
View More

Fund That Flip enters NHRA as primary sponsor of Michalek Brothers Racing

Michalek Brothers Racing has added a new primary partnership to its A/Fuel Dragster team in Fund That Flip, a leader in providing short-term loans to experienced real estate investors.
27 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Michalek
Michalek Brothers Racing has added a new primary partnership to its A/Fuel Dragster team in Fund That Flip, a leader in providing short-term loans to experienced real estate investors. Coming off a career-best run at the team’s most recent outing…
View More

Upcoming Indy race will set the field for Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle

The upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals will be the final event for riders to earn points towards the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle, which will be held during the Denso NHRA U.S. Nationals. Currently, four riders have clinched spots in the exclusive eight-bike field.
27 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
matt smith
Call it the battle before the Battle as Pro Stock Motorcycle riders jockey to secure their final qualifying positions for the upcoming Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle. The long-running race-within-a-race for Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors…
View More

Pro Stock racing in 2020 and beyond; The kids are alright

An influx of talented newcomers has helped breathe new life into the Pro Stock class. Here's a look at six second (and-third) generation racers who are already making an impact.
26 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
Koretsky
  NHRA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pro Stock class in 2020, and this season includes memorable tributes to the pioneers who helped create the foundation for the factory hot rod class. Built by Ronnie Sox and Bill Jenkins and…
View More

Justin Ashley looks back on great Summernationals outing, first final-round berth

Justin Ashley reached his first career Top Fuel final at the recent Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, a final round last was rain-delayed and will complete at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals. Ashley spoke via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about his great weekend.
24 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Justin Ashley
View More