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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to Houston

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes the first of its two annual trips to Texas when it returns to Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil on April 12-14 for the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.
09 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Houston
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes the first of its two annual trips to Texas when it returns to Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil on April 12-14 for the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil…
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Fast Five: Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick counts down their top five moments from the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
08 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Chris McGaha
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Fricke, Marshall lead Sportsman winners at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas

Jackie Fricke (Top Alcohol Dragster) and Chris Marshall (Top Alcohol Funny Car) led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
08 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Las Vegas
Jackie Fricke (Top Alcohol Dragster) and Chris Marshall (Top Alcohol Funny Car) led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Final-round results in…
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Meyer, Whiteley collect alcohol-class wins at Texas Motorplex doubleheader

Megan Meyer and Annie Whitely led the list of winners in the second half of the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Double-Header weekend at Texas Motorplex.
08 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Annie Whiteley
Preview | Thursday | Friday | Sunday The following are Monday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division…
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Las Vegas Sunday photo gallery

Photo highlights from the final day of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway​​​​​​.
07 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Photo highlights from the final day of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway​​​​​​. Denso-sponsored Top Fuel racer Clay Millican and NHRA announcer Joe Castello led the NHRA Track…
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Las Vegas Top Fuel Sunday results: Final

Low qualifier Mike Salinas scored his first career win in just his 42nd start, taking advantage of a new tuning tandem of Alan Johnson and Brian Husen to put his Scrappers Racing dragster into the winner’s circle.
07 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
Low qualifier Mike Salinas scored his first career win in just his 42nd start, taking advantage of a new tuning tandem of Alan Johnson and Brian Husen to put his Scrappers Racing dragster into the winner’s circle. Salinas powered to a 3.801 to…
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Las Vegas Funny Car Sunday results: Final

J.R. Todd won the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for the second straight and won for the third straight time at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
07 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd won the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for the second straight and won for the third straight time at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Todd, who also won last year’s fall event at The Strip en route to winning the…
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Las Vegas Pro Stock Sunday results: Final

Bo Butner captured his third win in four races and his second-straight win in Las Vegas at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
07 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner owns three of the first four Pro Stock Wallys handed out in 2019. He beat Greg Anderson, Jason Line and Matt Hartford on a triple-holeshot to tighten his grip on the Pro Stock lead at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. His .…
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Las Vegas Pro Stock Motorcycle Sunday results: Final

Hector Arana Jr. scored his first win of the season by defeating 2018 Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith on a holeshot at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
07 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Hector Arana Jr.
Hector Arana Jr. scored his first win of the season and second-straight at The Strip at Las Vegas Motorspeedway. He defeated Matt Smith on a holeshot while Eddie Krawiec red-lit and Andrew Hines broke at the starting line in a typically wild final…
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Mike Salinas scores first win in Las Vegas; J.R. Todd, Bo Butner, Hector Arana Jr. win

Mike Salinas captured his first win at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, while J.R. Todd, Bo Butner and Hector Arana Jr. also scored wins in Las Vegas.
07 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Winners
Mike Salinas captured his first career win in his second final round with a terrific reaction time in just his fourth race paired up full-time with legendary crew chief Alan Johnson. The San Jose-based businessman defeated Brittany Force, Clay…
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Las Vegas Pro Stock Motorcycle Sunday results: Semifinals

A pair of EBRs will face off against a pair of Harley-Davidsons in the final round of Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
07 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Andrew Hines
A battle of EBRs and Harley-Davidsons will break out in the final round of Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Andrew Hines ran quickest, just a thousandth off his first-round time, and will get lane choice as he…
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Las Vegas Pro Stock Sunday results: Semifinals

Jason Line, Greg Anderson and Bo Butner all advanced to the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals final. They'll take on Matt Hartford to crown the fourth Pro Stock champ of the year.
07 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jason Line
Jason Line blew past his teammate, Greg Anderson, and a pair of Elite Motorsports competitors to advance to the final round of Pro Stock competition at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Line's silver Summit Chevy Camaro has been the…
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Las Vegas Funny Car Sunday results: Semifinals

Defending event champ J.R. Todd reached the final round again at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, clawing his way in the showdown by finishing second behind Tim Wilkerson on a 4.030 to 4.017 holeshot over Matt Hagan.
07 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
Defending event champ J.R. Todd reached the final round again at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, clawing his way in the showdown by finishing second behind Tim Wilkerson on a 4.030 to 4.017 holeshot over Matt Hagan. DSR teammate…
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Las Vegas Top Fuel Sunday results: Semifinals

Doug Kalitta, who has never won a four-wide event in 10 tries, advanced to the final round by beating Steve Torrence on a holeshot, 3.798 to 3.783, to finish second behind Brittany Force’s 3.769.
07 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta, who has never won a four-wide event in 10 tries, advanced to the final round by beating Steve Torrence on a holeshot, 3.798 to 3.783, to finish second behind Brittany Force’s 3.769. Low qualifier Mike Salinas kept alive his hopes of…
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Las Vegas Pro Stock Motorcycle Sunday results: E1

Angie Smith used a double holeshot to move to the semifinals at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
07 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Angie Smith
Angie Smith advanced to the second round of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on a double holeshot thanks to a .011 reaction time. She beat both Angelle Sampey and Ryan Oehler to join Matt Smith in the semifinals of Pro Stock Motorcycle…
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Las Vegas Pro Stock Sunday results: E1

Bo Butner made the best run of Pro Stock at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in a wild first round of racing.
07 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner ran quickest in the first round of Pro Stock racing and he did so in the wildest quad of the session. Butner ran a 6.939 and advanced to the semifinals alongside Jeff Isbell, who picked up his first round win of his career. Deric Kramer…
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Las Vegas Funny Car Sunday results: E1

Just like in Top Fuel, there was a major upset in the first round of Funny Car as Jeff Diehl made it out of the opening stanza at the expense of Robert Hight and Shawn Langdon. Low qualifier Tim Wilkerson also advanced with a strong 3.891.
07 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jeff Diehl
Just like in Top Fuel, there was a major upset in the first round of Funny Car as Jeff Diehl made it out of the first round at the expense of Robert Hight and Shawn Langdon; it’s Diehl’s first “win” since the Seattle event in 2016. Low qualifier Tim…
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Las Vegas Top Fuel Sunday results: E1

It seems to happen at every Four-Wide Nationals where an upstart advances into out of the first round, and this year it’s Terry Totten in Top Fuel, who finished behind Clay Millican but ahead of Leah Pritchett and Austin Prock.
07 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Terry Totten
The unique format of the Four-Wide Nationals, where the first two finishers in each quad advanced, allowed Terry Totten to score his first career round win as he followed only Clay Millican across the stripe in their quad, with Leah Pritchett and…
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Deric Kramer is taking advantage of lighter schedule with better preparation

Deric Kramer enjoyed a breakout season in Pro Stock in 2018. He plans to learn from the successes, and the failures, in his second full tour.
07 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Deric Kramer
Deric Kramer started his first near-full-time-season a lot better than he ended it. The Colorado native, who counts Las Vegas as something of a home race, never planned to go on tour in 2018. By the time he got to the U.S. Nationals the American…
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Four-wide success stories: Torrence, Hines are pretty good at this

With 10 four-wide races in the history books and final eliminations for No. 11 on tap today, some trends have emerged. For example, Steve Torrence and Andrew Hines are both really good at it but Eddie Krawiec could use a little final-round luck.
07 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
With 10 four-wide races in the history books, some trends have emerged. For example, Steve Torrence and Andrew Hines are both really good at it but Eddie Krawiec could use a little final-round luck. With 10 four-wide races in the history books,…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sunday Preview

Eliminations are set to kick off at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with Mike Salinas, Tim Wilkerson, Bo Butner and Matt Smith on the poles.
07 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Las Vegas
Welcome to race day at the 20th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals where the champions of the fourth 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…
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Yours, Mine and EBR: Defining the body style sweeping through Pro Stock Motorcycle

The EBR body style has risen in popularity over the past year in Pro Stock Motorcycle – but those three letters don’t tell you everything.
07 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
EBR
Matt Smith won his third Pro Stock Motorcycle championship while riding an EBR. That refers to a body style, not the motor sitting inside of it. Eric Buell [EBR stands by Eric Buell Racing] designed the first EBR after Buell went under and both…
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Las Vegas Funny Car Saturday results: Q4

Cruz Pedregon made his fourth straight three-second pass of the weekend and had the final qualifying session’s best pass, a 3.915. As good as it was, it wasn’t good enough to get past Friday low qualifier Tim Wilkerson’s 3.895.
06 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Cruz Pedregon
Cruz Pedregon made his fourth straight three-second pass of the weekend and had the final qualifying session’s best pass, a 3.915. As good as it was, it wasn’t good enough to get past Friday low qualifier Tim Wilkerson’s 3.895. John Force also…
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Las Vegas Top Fuel Saturday results: Q4

06 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Brittany Force bounced back from an aborted effort in Q3 to run the quickest pass of the final session, a 3.742. No one was able to surpass qualifying leader Mike Salinas, whose 3.744 was the second quickest of the session. Gatornationals champ…
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Tim Wilkerson earns first pole since 2017; Mike Salinas, Bo Butner, Matt Smith take top spots in Las Vegas

Tim Wilkerson snatched his first No. 1 qualifier since 2017, while Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) topped the charts at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
06 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Tim Wilkerson
Tim Wilkerson secured the 20th No. 1 qualifier of his career and his first since 2017 Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals in Bristol. The Funny Car veteran took pole at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas alongside Mike Salinas,…
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Las Vegas Pro Stock Saturday results: Q4

Bo Butner captured his second pole of the season and is chasing his third victory of the year at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
06 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Jeg Coughlin Jr. made a strong run but failed to catch Bo Butner in the final Pro Stock qualifying session. Butner secured pole position at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, his ___ of the season. The winner of three of the last five…
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Las Vegas Pro Stock Motorcycle Saturday results: Q4

Matt Smith secured his first pole of the season at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
06 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith secured his first pole of the season, but slowed in the final Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying session of the weekend. Eddie Krawiec ran quickest, earning himself three points, and moved into the 6.80s. He's just .009 second behind Smith…
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Las Vegas Saturday photo gallery

Photo highlights from Day 2 of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,​​​​​​​
06 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Photo highlights from Day 2 of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada race fans turned out in huge numbers to enjoy great Las Vegas weather and the fourth event of the 2019…
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Las Vegas Funny Car Saturday results: Q3

World champ and defending event winner J.R. Todd delivered the quickest run of the third Funny Car session at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with a 3.920 from the DHL Toyota.
06 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
World champ and defending event winner J.R. Todd delivered the quickest run of the third Funny Car session at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with a 3.920 from the DHL Toyota. Friday leader Tim Wilkerson, who had predicted that his…
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Las Vegas Top Fuel Saturday results: Q3

Leah Pritchett, who sits No. 2 in points behind Doug Kalitta, had the best run of the third qualifying session, charting a 3.745. Mike Salinas held onto the No. 1 spot with his Friday pass of 3.70
06 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Leah Pritchett
Leah Pritchett, who sits No. 2 in points behind Doug Kalitta, had the best run of the third qualifying session, charting a 3.745. Mike Salinas, who didn’t make it down the track in the Scrappers machine, held onto the No. 1 spot with his Friday…
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