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A special celebration of life for motorsports icon Don Schumacher will take place at his home track, Route 66 Raceway in Chicago, on Friday, May 17 during the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance.
In recent years, David Eaton has been a strong contender for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Comp eliminator title and finished No. 1 in the Southeast Division standings. Typically a strong starter, the Florida native is already on the board with a 2024 win and looking for more.
Ten years before the Gatornationals brought NHRA national event racing to Florida, NHRA partnered with NASCAR to create a test event, dubbed "the Winter Nationals," during NASCAR Speedweek in Daytona in 1960.
Gerda Joon has been named as the crew chief for second-generation nitro racer Travis Shumake’s Top Fuel dragster. Joon will have the distinction of being the only active female crew chief in the Top Fuel category.
Kelley Murphy, who works on the JEGS.com/White Castle entry of Troy Coughlin Jr. for Elite Motorsports, will be fulfilling a 28-year dream when he makes his Pro Stock debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Paton Racing will put CK Racing’s Cody Krohn behind the wheel of its Top Fuel dragster at multiple NHRA events in the 2024 season, kicking off at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
NHRA Rookie of the Year candidate Ida Zetterström continues to ramp up support for a late summer debut in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series with the addition of Edelbrock Performance and VP Racing Fuels, to her growing list of partners.
NHRA fans can watch the Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series "Baby Gators" event from Gainesville Raceway for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
Brian Husen has been named crew chief of Shawn Langdon’s Kalitta Air Careers team and will now lead the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel champion’s tuning efforts. Mac Savage will replace Husen as assistant tuner for Doug Kalitta behind crew chief Alan Johnson.
NEW FEATURE: With 2024 just around the corner, Division 5 Director Nick Duty says the West Central is poised to continue leading the way in promoting NHRA Drag Racing and serving competitors across the West Central Division.
Top Fuel standout Josh Hart will have the opportunity to defend his victory in the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout, which takes place on Saturday, March 9 as part of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at legendary Gainesville Raceway.
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