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Steve Johnson awards first scholarship from his Be a Technician program

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson recently awarded his first Be a Technician scholarship to Lawson State Community College student Ledge Putman.
15 Feb 2024
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Steve Johnson
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson recently awarded his first Be a Technician scholarship to Lawson State Community College student Ledge Putman. Lawson State is the only community college in Alabama that offers specific manufacturing…
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Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 2024 season set to open in Orlando

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opens its 2024 season on Feb. 15-17 at Orlando Speed Dragway, and with several initiatives set in place for the series and its race teams, excitement is high for the upcoming year, including live stream coverage from 37 events.
14 Feb 2024
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Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 2024 season
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opens its 2024 season on Feb. 15-17 at Orlando Speed Dragway, and with several initiatives set in place for the series and its race teams, excitement is high for the upcoming year. This weekend’s race from…
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Watch the Division 2 Lucas Oil Series opener from Orlando free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the first Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the season from Orlando Speed World Dragway for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
14 Feb 2024
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Division 2 Lucas Oil Series
NHRA fans can watch the first Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the season from Orlando Speed World Dragway for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Virginia are Moser,…
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Hector Arana Jr. is proving seasoned in tense Pro Stock Motorcycle arena

With each passing year, Hector Arana Jr. is showing he isn't the new kid on the Pro Stock Motorcycle block anymore. Inching up on his 35th birthday, the second-generation rider has weathered the challenges over 12 seasons to remain a regular threat for the championship.
14 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Hector Arana Jr.
With each passing year, Hector Arana Jr. is showing he isn't the new kid on the Pro Stock Motorcycle block anymore. Inching up on his 35th birthday, the second-generation rider has weathered a variety of challenges over 12 seasons to remain a…
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Lescure Mechanical Services to back Jim Dunn Racing, driver Buddy Hull in 2024

Lescure Mechanical Services, Northern California’s premier mechanical contractor, will extend its longstanding relationship with Jim Dunn Racing as the primary sponsor for the full 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. 
13 Feb 2024
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 Jim Dunn Racing
Lescure Mechanical Services, Northern California’s premier mechanical contractor, will extend its longstanding relationship with Jim Dunn Racing as the primary sponsor for the full 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.  The team…
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Millican, Parts Plus return to Rick Ware Racing for 2024 NHRA campaign

Clay Millican and the Parts Plus/Rick Ware Racing team will hit the ground running when the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season officially starts with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with the addition of nitro veteran Nicky Boninfante as co-crew chief on the team.
13 Feb 2024
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Clay Millican
Clay Millican and the Parts Plus/Rick Ware Racing team will hit the ground running when the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season officially starts March 7-10 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway with the…
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Tony Stewart to begin testing in Gainesville ahead of Top Fuel debut

Tony Stewart will begin Top Fuel testing at Gainesville Raceway on Thursday to get to a comfortable spot before the points counting begins with the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and he’s looking to maximize the on-track time.
13 Feb 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Tony Stewart
As he prepares to start his preseason testing ahead of his official NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Top Fuel debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, it’s about to get really real for Tony Stewart. The motorsports superstar plans…
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Benchmarking Pro Stock Motorcycle: It ain’t just Herrera versus the world

After Gaige Herrera dominated the 2023 Pro Stock Motorcycle season, fans and fellow racers alike are wondering what it will take to beat him this season, and we've got the keys that might unlock the 2024 season championship.
13 Feb 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Benchmarking Pro Stock Motorcycle
In some ways, Pro Stock Motorcycle presents the most interesting and challenging study in statistical breakdown over the last couple of seasons. Why? There are more outside forces working on this class than any other in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag…
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GOVX and Antron Brown announce official partnership for 2024 season

GOVX, the online shopping platform exclusively for current and former military, first responders, emergency medical professionals, and other government personnel, has announced an official partnership with three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown.
13 Feb 2024
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Antron Brown
GOVX, the online shopping platform exclusively for current and former military, first responders, emergency medical professionals, and other government personnel, has announced an official partnership with three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion and…
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NHRA YES Program to take place at 21 national events, plus two Pilot Programs

NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program will host 15 live events during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, as well as six virtual programs during the summer portion of the upcoming season.
12 Feb 2024
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 YES program
NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program will host 15 live events during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, as well as six virtual programs during the summer portion of the upcoming season. The NHRA YES program will…
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Fifteen years ago at the Gatornationals ...

Take a ride back in time 15 years to the 2009 NHRA Gatornationals for a look at five great moments from the Florida classic.
12 Feb 2024
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Fifteen years ago at the Gatornationals
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Swamp Rat Alley returns for 2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

One of the marquee attractions from last year’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is back in 2024, as the special "Swamp Rat Alley" returns to this year's event, March 7-10, featuring historic cars from legendary driver “Big Daddy” Don Garlits and others.
09 Feb 2024
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 Swamp Rat Alley
One of the marquee attractions from last year’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is back in 2024, as the special "Swamp Rat Alley" returns to this year's event, March 7-10, featuring historic cars from legendary driver “Big Daddy” Don Garlits…
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‘Have helmet will travel’: The story of versatile wheelman Gary Southern

Gary Southern, who will be posthumously inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame next month, could drive anything. In a racing career that spanned nearly 30 years, he drove what he estimated was more than 70 cars in many of the sport's top classes.
09 Feb 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Gary Southern
Next month, Don Garlits’ International Drag Racing Hall of Fame will induct its newest members, and sadly, two of them who were alive when they were notified of their honors won’t be there to accept them. One is Walt Austin, who was to be…
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In Memoriam

08 Feb 2024
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In Memoriam
Recent passings of notable figures from within the NHRA world. The NHRA extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of those we have lost. Notices of passing can be sent to nhra@nhra.com.…
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Lucas Oil racer Shelby Williams wheels Chevy of good fortune into year three

Shelby Williams isn't what one would call a procrastinator, and the second-generation drag racer found a car with similar attributes. The 21-year-old claimed her first Stock eliminator win in her second national event and her first division trophy a year later driving a '70 Camaro with a history of good fortune.
08 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Shelby Williams
Shelby Williams isn't what one would call a procrastinator, and the second-generation drag racer found a car with similar attributes. The 21-year-old claimed her first Stock eliminator win in only her second national event and earned her first…
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Benchmarking 2024: Pro Stock is a study in numerical claustrophobia

What a Pro Stock world championship season has looked like and likely will look like in 2024 has a warning label: If you are fretful about tight spaces or dislike being wedged in among the crowd, you should stop reading.
08 Feb 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Pro Stock
We begin this look into what a Pro Stock world championship season has looked like and likely will look like in 2024 with a warning label: If you are fretful about tight spaces, dislike being wedged in among the crowd, or fear being just not quite…
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Star-studded field set for Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout in Gainesville

The lineup for the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout is set and it’s a star-studded field that includes five world champions, record-breaking drivers, and the first two winners of the specialty race.
08 Feb 2024
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Top Fuel Callout
The lineup for the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout is set and it’s a star-studded field that includes five world champions, record-breaking drivers and a host of all-star drivers. The race, which started in 2022 and pits eight standouts…
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Napierville Dragway to host Eastern Canadian NHRA Summit Series E.T. Finals

The NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, will hold its first Eastern Canadian E.T. Finals Sept. 6-8 at Napierville Dragway in Quebec.
07 Feb 2024
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Napierville Dragway
The NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, will hold its first Eastern Canadian E.T. Finals in 2024, with the race taking place Sept. 6-8 at Napierville Dragway in Quebec. The NHRA…
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Burnyzz Speed Shop Fanfest returns as epic lead-in to Gatornationals

For the second straight year, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Kickoff Party and Fanfest will take place at Top Fuel driver Josh Hart’s Burnyzz Speed Shop in Ocala, Fla., from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.
07 Feb 2024
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Burnyzz Speed Shop Fanfest
An incredible season opener to the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season deserves an equally memorable kickoff party and fanfest, and that’s precisely what will take place leading into the famed 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA…
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Pro Mod's Lyle Barnett, Top Fuel's Justin Ashley discuss 2024 season plans

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, reminted full-time Pro Mod racer Lyle Barnett and Top Fuel Ace Justin Ashley join host Brian Lohnes to talk offseason moves and big expectations for the upcoming season. 
07 Feb 2024
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NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, reminted full-time Pro Mod racer Lyle Barnett and Top Fuel Ace Justin Ashley join host Brian Lohnes to talk offseason moves, big expectations for 2024, and how, as individuals, they plan on…
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Tony Stewart hits the road to promote NHRA Gatornationals, March 7-10

In advance of his official Top Fuel debut at the NHRA season opener in Gainesville next month, Tony Stewart spent the day in Tampa, Fla., on a media tour promoting the state's biggest drag race, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 7-10 in Gainesville.
06 Feb 2024
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Tony Stewart
In advance of his official Top Fuel debut at the NHRA season opener in Gainesville next month, Tony Stewart spent the day in Tampa, Fla., on a media tour promoting the state's biggest drag race, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 7-10…
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GETTRX named Official Credit Card Processor of NHRA in multiyear partnership

GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology and the fastest name in credit card processing, has been named the Official Credit Card Processor of NHRA as part of a multiyear agreement.
06 Feb 2024
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GETTRX
GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology and the fastest name in credit card processing, has been named the Official Credit Card Processor of NHRA as part of a multiyear agreement. GETTRX was founded by Steve Bryson nearly 30 years ago and…
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Action-packed Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals to kick off 2024 season

Celebrating the start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season in grand fashion, the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals promises to be one of the biggest races in the event’s long and heralded history.
06 Feb 2024
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
Celebrating the start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season in grand fashion, the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals promises to be one of the biggest races in the event’s long and heralded history. Taking place…
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Benchmarking 2024: How to crack the Funny Car championship code (on paper)

What's it going to take to win the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Funny Car world championship? NHRA's Brian Lohnes ran the numbers from the past two seasons to get a mathematical approximation of the qualifying position, reaction time, elapsed time, and speed necessary.
06 Feb 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Benchmarking 2024
A short while ago, we looked at the performance metrics of the Top Fuel class over the last couple of seasons and what might be necessary (on a purely…
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Top 5 Top Fuel saves

With their long and skinny layout, Top Fuel dragsters do not handle like regular cars, and when one gets in trouble, it takes some masterful driving to recover, as you can see here in this handful of epic driver saves.
06 Feb 2024
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Top 5 Top Fuel saves
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Take a trip through two-wheeled heaven with a Vance & Hines shop tour

Four-time NHRA Mission Foods Pro Stock world champion Eddie Krawiec takes us on a tour of the famed Vance & Hines facility, from engine and cylinder-head production to race-bike chassis fabrication and more, here's your exclusive backstage pass.
05 Feb 2024
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Torrence/Capco team prepares for two-car Top Fuel assault in 2024 season

Following the recent announcement that Billy Torrence would join his son, Steve, in full-time Top Fuel competition this year, team tuners Bobby Lagana Jr., Jason McCulloch, and Joe Barlam talk about their plans for the year ahead.
05 Feb 2024
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Entering year-three as team owner, Brown is making an impact on the future

Top Fuel's Antron Brown hit the ground running as a team owner in 2022. Last year, he expanded his role and launched a driver development program with Angelle Sampey transitioning from two wheels to four. Brown savors his role in racing, and he's showing that he's deeply committed to the future of the sport.
04 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Antron Brown
When three-time Top Fuel champion Antron Brown branched off from Don Schumacher Racing and built his own team for the start of the 2022 season, he knew he was taking a big bite of something he wasn't yet sure how to chew. But through the faith of…
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Top 5 Starting-Line Explosions

When it comes to nitro Funny Cars, anything can go wrong at any point in a run, but as this handful of explosive clips proves, a car doesn't have to be very far into a pass before things can go awry.
02 Feb 2024
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Top 5 Starting-Line Explosions
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Fierce competitor, but also dad: Robert Hight is a fan of Super Comp racer and daughter Autumn

Robert Hight took off like a rocket when he settled into the seat of a nitro Funny Car in 2005, and his daughter, Autumn, has been along for the ride from the beginning. The passion for racing that she’s seen in her father's eyes is now reflected back as she competes in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
02 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Robert and daughter Autumn Hight
Robert Hight took off like a rocket when he settled into the seat of a nitro Funny Car in 2005, and that season's NHRA Rookie of the Year went on to win three championships and 65 trophies in the 18 seasons that have since followed. His daughter,…
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