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Gateway Motorsports Park, World Wide Technology announce long-term venue naming rights agreement

Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology, a market-leading technology solution provider, have announced a long-term naming rights commitment, renaming the motorsports facility World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
17 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
St. Louis
Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology, a market-leading technology solution provider, have announced a long-term naming rights commitment, renaming the motorsports facility World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway  The multi-…
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The Sports Report: Pitt’s Texas two-step

After a forgettable 2018 season, Jacob Pitt rallies with back-to-back victories in Dallas and Houston
17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
pitt
To suggest that Jacob Pitt’s 2018 season was a disappointment would be a bit like saying the Titanic encountered a small problem during its maiden trans-Atlantic voyage in 1912. While Pitt didn’t hit an iceberg, he did encounter almost every…
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Jay Turner rides to Top Fuel Harley victory in Houston

2017 Top Fuel Harley champion Jay Turner earned his first victory of the season at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals.
16 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Dodge unveils Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack is right at home on one of NHRA's most famous drag strips.
16 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Dodge 1320
FCA-North America, Dodge’s parent company, hosted a media day that provided speedy scribes, including members of the NHRA National Dragster staff, the first chance to drive the 485-hp 392-equipped Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 on the famed…
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Fast Five: Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil

NHRA's Lewis Bloom counts down his top moments from the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil.
16 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
Houston
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Cowie, Januik have the hot hand at Las Vegas Pacific Division event

Shawn Cowie and Nick Januik led the list of winners at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
16 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Top Alcohol Dragster
Friday | Saturday The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: TOP…
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Universal Technical Institute named Official Technical School of NHRA

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for transportation technicians, welding technology and CNC machining programs has been named an official sponsor of NHRA.
16 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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UTI
Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for transportation technicians, welding technology and CNC machining programs has been named an official sponsor of NHRA. UTI will also be partnered…
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Power Rankings: Robert Hight flexes again following SpringNationals victory

Robert Hight and Steve Torrence remain atop the NHRA Power Rankings five races into 2019.
16 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
The more things change, the more they stay the same … sort of. The most interesting thing about the NHRA season depends on who you ask. Robert Hight and Jimmy Prock’s dominance ranks among the biggest talking points, as does Steve Torrence’s drought…
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Up next: Four-wide nitro, motorcycles, Pro Mods, and Mountain Motor Pro Stockers

The NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in North Carolina April 26-28 will offer four-wide competition in five different classes plus, for the first time, four-wide action under the lights in a pyro-filled Friday night.
15 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Charlotte
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to the four-wide format with an action-packed and variety-spiced weekend when the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals revs up at zMAX Dragway in North Carolina April 26-28. The sensory…
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Meyer, Hough take home alcohol-class victories at Houston SpringNationals

Megan Meyer and Brian Hough scored respective wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car to lead the roster of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil in Houston.
15 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Houston
Megan Meyer and Brian Hough scored respective wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car to lead the roster of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals …
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Jackson picks up Pro Mod win at Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals

Steve Jackson got some redemption over Todd Tutterow on Sunday at the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil when he drove to a victory at Houston Raceway powered by Pennzoil.
14 Apr 2019
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Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson got some redemption over Todd Tutterow on Sunday at the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil when he drove to a victory at Houston Raceway powered by Pennzoil during the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag…
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Brittany Force and Robert Hight pull off JFR nitro sweep in Houston

Brittany Force and teammate Robert Hight shared the winner's circle for the third time in their careers following a pair of convincing nitro wins at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals in Houston.
14 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Winners
Brittany Force and teammate Robert Hight shared the winner's circle for the third time in their careers following a pair of convincing nitro wins at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. Force captured her ninth career win and…
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Today's Top Fuel undercard, Austin Prock vs. Jordan Vandergriff,

Rookie Top Fuel drivers Jordan Vandergriff and Austin Prock are set to square off for the first time today and the loser might never hear the end of it.
14 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
jordanaustin
Barring a miraculous tie, there can only be one winner of the Auto Club Road to the Future award which makes today’s first-round Top Fuel battle between rookies Austin Prock and Jordan Vandergriff one of the day’s marquee match-up. Both freshman…
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Forever willing to experiment, Head believes he's on the right track

In four decades of nitro racing, Jim Head's philosophy hasn't changed. In his never-ending quest to build a better mousetrap, he's going to do things his way
14 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
lindberg
Jim Head is many things, but a quitter isn’t one of them. A nitro racer since the early 1980s, he’s paid his dues a thousand times over, so while he and driver Jonnie Lindberg have struggled so far this year, he’s not about to abandon ship. “I’ll…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Sunday Preview

Eliminations are set to kick off at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals with Brittany and John Force as the top qualifiers in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively.
14 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
houstonhero
Welcome to race day at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals where the champions of the fifth race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season will be crowned. The NHRA raced set the stage for a final day packed with Top Fuel,…
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Strickland doubles at Division 2 Lucas Oil Series at Atlanta Dragway

Jeff Strickland doubled in Stock and Top Dragster to highlight racing at the Division 2 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway.
13 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 2
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Atlanta Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., '00 dragster, E/ED, 8.328, 158…
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Force family stays on top, but the Houston fields get a lot closer

Brittany and John Force earn a pair of green hats as the top qualifiers at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals in Houston,
13 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
brittany3
Brittany Force's track record 3.661 from Friday night held up for the top spot in Top Fuel while father, John's 3.888 also survived an onslaught in the Funny Car class. However, that doesn't mean there weren't a lot of great runs on Saturday in…
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Hey Houston, say hello to the Mountain Motor Pro Stock class

Mountain Motor Pro Stock teams enjoy a successful exhibition during the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals.
13 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
deflorian
They look a bit like traditional NHRA Pro Stock cars and there is also a bit of a resemblance to some of the cars in the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod series. There’s a good reason for that because the Mountain Motor Pro Stock cars that participated in a…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Saturday Preview

Welcome to day two of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil Houston Raceway Park, where two rounds of qualifying today will set the professional fields for Sunday's final eliminations.
13 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
houstonhero
Welcome to Day 2 of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil  at Houston Raceway Park where final qualifying today will set the fields for Sunday's final eliminations. Yesterday, a pair of impressive runs by…
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Cruz Pedregon: “I didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to be a crew chief”

Cruz Pedregon embraces his dual roles as the driver and tuner of the Snap-on Dodge Funny Car.
13 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
cruz
Cruz Pedregon is crystal clear about one thing; he became the crew chief of his Snap-on tools Dodge this year out of economic necessity. Budgets being what they are, he’s realized that even when there is A level talent available, which is rare, he…
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Force family sweeps Friday qualifying in Houston

Brittany Force sets both ends of the Houston Raceway Park track record while father, John leads tough Funny Car field.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Brittany2
Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel driver Brittany Force led both of Friday's nitro sessions in Houston including a track record 3.661, 332.18 run under the lights on Friday night. In her first season with David Grubnic as crew chief, Force has already…
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For Bob Tasca III, winning is a family tradition

Getting a handle on some early-season chassis woes, Bob Tasca III is more convinced than ever that his first win of the season is just around the corner.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Tasca
Last weekend at the NMCA event at Atlanta Dragway, Carl Tasca, the uncle of NHRA Funny Car racer Bob Tasca III, won his first race when he drove his Cobra Jet Mustang to a victory the Factory Supercar class, which mirrors NHRA’s own SAM Tech.edu…
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Accountability is key for David Grubnic

When he looks at the Advance Auto Parts team and driver Brittany Force, crew chief David Grubnic sees nothing but potential.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
grubnic
When it comes to the performance of the Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster, crew chief David Grubnic has little to apologize for, but the affable Aussie is big on accountability so he’s willing to take the heat for the fact that his driver,…
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Local NHRA standout Troy Coughlin Jr. 'inspires' elementary students

Before heading to Houston for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals, reigning NHRA Division 3 Top Alcohol Dragster champion Troy Coughlin Jr. shared his passion for drag racing recently at Inspire Elementary School’s Career Day in downtown Columbus.
12 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Troy Coughlin
Reigning NHRA Division 3 Top Alcohol Dragster champion Troy Coughlin Jr. shared his passion for drag racing recently at Inspire Elementary School’s Career Day in downtown Columbus. Just before leaving his hometown of Delaware, Ohio to head south…
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NHRA, drivers meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill with National Motorsports Coalition

NHRA drag racers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican joined NHRA Vice President of Track Management & Operations Kasey Coler in Washington D.C., this week to meet with congressional offices representing racing communities all around the country.
12 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Steve Torrence
NHRA drag racers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican joined NHRA Vice President of Track Management & Operations, Kasey Coler in Washington D.C. this week to meet with congressional offices representing racing communities all around the country. As…
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Houston Top Fuel Friday results: Q2

Brittany Force rocks Houston with a track record 3.661, 332.18 to dominate Friday's Top Fuel qualifying in Houston.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
vandergriff
By the time she ran in the final pair under the lights on Friday at Houston Raceway Park, Brittany Force had been bumped from the No. 1 spot to No. 7 but she quickly regained the pole with a stunning 3.661, 332.18 to claim both ends of the track…
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Houston Funny Car Friday results: Q2

Three second runs were the rule during the second round of Funny Car qualifying but no one ran quicker than John Force's 3.888 from Friday's opener.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
wilkerson
Three second runs were the rule during the second round of Funny Car qualifying but no one ran quicker than John Force's 3.888 from Friday's opener. Tim Wilkerson managed the best run of the round with a 3.895 in the Levi, Ray & Shoup Mustang…
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Houston Top Fuel Friday results: Q1

Brittany Force joins her father, John, at the top of the qualfiying sheets after the opening round of qualifying in Houston.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
brittany
Brittany Force was the low qualifier in Gainesville, and started eliminations from the No. 3 spot last week in Gainesville. Now, the 2017 world champ is off to another solid start in Houston with a 3.738 from her David Grubnic-tuned Advance Auto…
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Houston Funny Car Friday results: Q1

John Force leads the Funny Car field in Houston after Q1 with a 3.888 in his BlueDEF Chevy Camaro.
12 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
force
Seven-time Houston winner John Force leads the pack after the first round of Funny Car qualifying at Houston Raceway Park. Force wheeled his Blu Def Camaro to a 3.888 to open a nearly five-hundredths gap over second-ranked Jack Beckman, who debuted…
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Not just a nickname: 'Famous Amos' Satterlee was that and much more

Legendary nitro tuner "Famous Amos" Satterlee passed away April 4 at age 88. He left behind a legacy of broken records, race wins, and drag racing championships on asphalt, water, and sand.
12 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Amos Satterlee
Someone famous once told me that the best nicknames were the ones that someone else came up with for you, that's it's embarassing to give yourself a bragging kind of nickname, and it’s hard to dispute that. Most of the best drag racing…
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