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National Dragster season preview issue offers a comprehensive look at 2024

The first 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, our annual Season Preview, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
01 Feb 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Issue 1
READ THE ISSUE The first 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, our annual Season Preview, is now online in digital format…
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Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals set for March 15-17

NHRA has announced the return of the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals, a prestigious race for drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series that will take place on March 15-17 at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La.
01 Feb 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals
NHRA has announced the return of the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals, a prestigious race for drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series that will take place on March 15-17 at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La.…
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Four decades in, Larry Morgan still loves drag racing

It's difficult to say what Larry Morgan is best known for, his skill with the intricacies of a race car or his experience behind the wheel. In either case, well-rounded drag racing veteran Morgan is still going strong, and the 2024 season of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will mark the 40th anniversary of his first win.
01 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Larry Morgan
It's difficult to say what Larry Morgan is best known for, his skill with the intricacies of a race car or his experience behind the wheel. In either case, well-rounded drag racing veteran Morgan is still going strong, and the 2024 season of the…
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50 years ago: A look back at the highlights from the 1974 NHRA season

Step into the Dragster Insider Wayback Machine, set the dials for 50 years ago, and return to the 1974 NHRA season for a look back at how things were, including the schedule, performance markers, and big moments on and off the track.
31 Jan 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
1974 NHRA season
As I’ve done the last three years, it’s time once again to step into the Dragster Insider Wayback Machine and set the dials for 50 years ago and a return to the 1974 NHRA season. Once again, I’ll take a look back at the way things were, including…
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Angelle Sampey discusses upcoming Top Alcohol Dragster campaign on WFO

Angelle Sampey joined WFO host Joe Castello to talk about her upcoming first full season in the Top Alcohol Dragster category. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart also joined Castello to cover the latest news in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. 
31 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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WFO Radio
  Angelle Sampey is preparing to start her first full season behind the wheel of the Michalik Brothers A/FD in the Top Alcohol Dragster category of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and WFO host Joe Castello…
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Connie Kalitta Top 5 Moments

NHRA Drag Racing legend Connie Kalitta has been a mainstay in the sport since the 1950s, the last 25 as a car owner after a successful driving career. Here's a look at five of Kalitta's best moments behind the wheel.
31 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Top 5 Lists
Connie Kalitta
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GETTRX to continue sponsoring Matt Hartford Racing for 2024 season

GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology, Inc., will continue its partnership with Matt Hartford Racing in 2024. The company will serve as a major sponsor for Hartford throughout the upcoming NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.
30 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Matt Hartford
GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology, Inc., will continue its partnership with Matt Hartford Racing in 2024. The company will serve as a major sponsor for Hartford throughout the upcoming NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. …
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Justin Ashley ready for first season with Scag Racing

Justin Ashley will take on the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season racing the flagship Top Fuel dragster for the newly formed Scag Racing team.
30 Jan 2024
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Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley will take on the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season racing the flagship Top Fuel dragster for the newly formed Scag Racing team.   Ashley has brought his full team into the Scag Racing fold with crew chiefs Mike…
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Kalitta Motorsports, Mac Tools extend decades-long relationship

Mac Tools will return to the Kalitta Motorsports dragster of 2023 Top Fuel world champion Doug Kalitta in 2024 for its 23rd consecutive season as its primary corporate partner.
29 Jan 2024
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Doug Kalitta
A partnership that started more than two decades ago and yielded Doug Kalitta’s first NHRA Top Fuel championship in 2023 will continue into the future as Mac Tools returns to the Kalitta Motorsports dragster in 2024 for its 23rd consecutive season…
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Father-son dynamic duo: Billy Torrence will race full time in Top Fuel in 2024

Say goodbye to drag racing’s most successful part-time professional and say hello to its newest full-time contender as Billy Torernce will join son Steve in a full 2024 NHRA Top Fuel campaign.
29 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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 Billy Torrence
Billy Torrence, the founder and CEO of CAPCO Contractors, Inc., and father of four-time Top Fuel World Champion Steve Torrence, confirmed Monday that, after competing in only eight events over the last two seasons, he will race the entire Mission…
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The names are the same, the looks much different 25 years ago in Pomona

Take a trip back in time more than 25 years to see current-day stars Ron Capps, Tim Wilkerson, and Jeg Coughlin Jr. dueling for titles in the wild action at the 1998 edition of the NHRA Wintnationals.
26 Jan 2024
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1998 Winternationals
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LearnEV+ named presenting sponsor of Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series

LearnEV+, an E-commerce training platform that educates technicians in the electric vehicles and internal combustion engine (ICE) space, has been named the presenting sponsor of the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
26 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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 NHRA Pro Mod Series
NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series manager Finish Line Consultants and NHRA officials announced today that LearnEV+, an E-commerce training platform that educates technicians in the electric vehicles and internal combustion engine (ICE) space, has been…
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License in hand, Sienna Wildgust is Pro Stock's youngest female driver

The youth movement in Pro Stock would be difficult to ignore, and after earning her license this week, 17-year-old Sienna Wildgust is eager to throw her hat in the ring and make NHRA history. The third-generation drag racer plans to make her Pro Stock debut in Gainesville.
26 Jan 2024
Kelly Wade
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Sienna Wildgust
The youth movement in Pro Stock would be difficult to ignore, and after earning her license this week, 17-year-old Sienna Wildgust is eager to throw her hat in the ring and make NHRA history. The third-generation drag racer plans to make her Pro…
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Austin Prock prepares for Funny Car debut

Austin Prock's move from Top Fuel to Funny Car has been a fairly recent development, but the four-time national event winner is embracing the change and determined to make the most of it.
26 Jan 2024
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Austin Prock
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Benchmarking 2024: The numbers to beat in order to contend in Top Fuel

What will it take to be successful in Top Fuel in the 2024 season? After digesting the stats of the two previous seasons, some trends are becoming obvious.
26 Jan 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
Feature
Benchmarking 2024
No drag racer wants to be average. Not a single man or woman at any level of this sport decides that they want to arrive at the strip and just be OK that day. From the crew chiefs to the drivers, everyone wants to be exceptional or at least good…
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Eddie Krawiec talks about getting off the motorcycle and more with the Insiders

On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, host Brian Lohnes dives into the big news of the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the last week with four-time champion and 49-time race winner Eddie Krawiec.
25 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, host Brian Lohnes dives into the big news of the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the last week with four-time champion and 49-time race winner Eddie Krawiec. NHRA National Dragster…
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Lucas Oil and NHRA partnership continues with multiyear extension

NHRA and Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricants, have signed a long-term extension to continue as the sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and Official Oil of NHRA.
25 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Lucas Oil
NHRA and Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricants, have signed a long-term extension to continue as the sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and Official Oil of NHRA.…
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Dave Richards ready to take on full schedule in Versatran/Bluebird Funny Car

After racing part time for 10 years, Dave Richards and Paul Richards Racing will be running the full 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season for the first time in the Versatran/BlueBird Funny Car.
25 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Dave Richards
After racing part time for 10 years, Dave Richards and Paul Richards Racing will be running the full 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season for the first time in the Versatran/BlueBird Funny Car. Versatran, a division of Metalcraft of…
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'The Gospel of Garlits': 5 great interviews with 'Big Daddy' Don Garlits

Drag racing legend Don Garlits turned 92 last week, and in honor of that momentous occasion, here's a look back at five of "Big Daddy's" most interesting and historically important interviews.
25 Jan 2024
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Don Garlits
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Phillips extends partnership with Scag Racing’s Justin Ashley

Phillips Connect will continue their relationship with 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley as a major associate sponsor on his Scag Power Equipment Toyota Top Fuel dragster for the 2024 racing season.
24 Jan 2024
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Justin Ashley
Phillips Connect will continue their relationship with 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley as a major associate sponsor on his Scag Power Equipment Toyota Top Fuel dragster for the 2024 racing season.   Phillips, a partner of Ashley’s…
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Congruity HR named title sponsor of 10-race NHRA Pro Mod series in 2024

NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Manager Finish Line Consultants and NHRA officials announced today that Congruity HR has been named the title sponsor of the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. 
24 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA Pro Mod series
NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Manager Finish Line Consultants and NHRA officials announced today that Congruity HR, which specializes in offering HR support, benefits and benefits administration, payroll processing, and risk management to small to…
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A closer look at the warriors of NHRA Pro Stock racing

Pro Stock is packed with battle-scarred yet never-weary competitors, each drawn to the precision, ever-evolving technology, and razor-thin margins of victory in the class. Here's a look at a few competitors who may not run the full schedule but show up ready to rumble.
24 Jan 2024
Kelly Wade
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Joey Grose
While Pro Stock has evolved much since its birth into NHRA competition in 1970, the heart of the class has not changed. Pro Stock is a high-performance playground packed with battle-scarred yet somehow never-weary competitors, each of whom are drawn…
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Vance & Hines ace Eddie Krawiec talks new rider lineup, plans for 2024 season

Four-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Eddie Krawiec takes fans behind the scenes on the new developments at Vance & Hines, including his retirement and the addition of Richard Gadson and how it fits into the team's plans.
24 Jan 2024
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Vance & Hines
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111 years ago today, Wally Parks, founder of the NHRA was born

A true hot rodder, Wally Parks set forth to create a National Hot Rod Association that would organize the best of our energies and skills. We honor that legacy in every pass we make down a dragstrip.
23 Jan 2024
David Kennedy
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Wally Parks
Wally Parks did not invent drag racing. But we wouldn’t have the drag racing sport, or the industry that surrounds it today, if it weren’t for him and his extraordinary vision. A statesman amongst car guys, Parks knew the power of drag racing was in…
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Bumper crop; The 2024 NHRA rookie class might be the best ever

The upcoming NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season should feature one of the most spirited NHRA Rookie of the Year battles in the history of the sport.
23 Jan 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Rookie
It’s always good to have options, but in some instances, too many choices tend to complicate matters, and that appears to be where NHRA is headed when it comes to the 2024 NHRA Rookie of the Year balloting. Last season, there were several…
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Leaning In: Ten Drivers who make us stop, watch, and listen … and why

Regardless of the name, a mélange of talent, attitude, forthrightness, poise, and, occasionally, a lack thereof create racing personalities that are worth paying attention to. NHRA on FOX announcer Brian Lohnes has created his list of 10 riders and drivers who embody this in their unique way. 
22 Jan 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Leaning In:
There are lots of dynamics involved in professional auto racing. There’s talent, there’s budget, and there’s a giant invisible one that some people have more of than the rest. Call it the X factor, or the “It” factor. Regardless of the name, it’s a…
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Jonnie Lindberg, John Medlen prepping Paul Lee Funny Car for 2024 assault

Jonnie Lindberg, the former Top Alcohol Funny Car world champion driver who is taking over the crew chief duties on Paul Lee's nitro Funny Car this year, talks about the challenges ahead and his mentorship from tuning great John Medlen.
22 Jan 2024
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Jonnie Lindberg
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Insider podcast live: Ask Brian!

Brian Lohnes, the NHRA on FOX lead announcer and host of the popular NHRA Insider podcast, hosted a live Question-and-Answer chat with NHRA fans.
19 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
Insider podcast live: Ask Brian!
 
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A fond farewell to Parks Tower

With the recent demolition of the famed Parks Tower at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, the NHRA U.S. Nationals lost a part of a four-decade landscape, but the memories will remain.
19 Jan 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
A fond farewell to Parks Tower
Imagine driving onto the block where you grew up and discovering that the house in which you grew up was gone. That’s going to be a bit of the feeling for me when I pull into Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park later this year and see the Parks…
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Legends Nitro Series sets 2024 schedule, including four NHRA national events

The popular Legends Nitro Series will return in 2024 with a 10-race schedule spanning across the six-race NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series and four NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, where the nostalgic Funny Car racing will complement the action in the Professional categories.
18 Jan 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Legends Nitro Series
The popular Legends Nitro Series will return in 2024 with a 10-race schedule spanning across the six-race NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series and four NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, where the nostalgic Funny Car racing will complement…
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