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63rd annual March Meet kicks off 2024 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series season

The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series kicks off its 2024 season with the 63rd annual Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet at Famoso Dragstrip. LATEST RESULTS: Saturday qualifying
01 Mar 2024
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March Meet
The following are Saturday's final qualifying results from the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series 66th annual Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet: NOSTALGIA TOP FUEL 1) Tyler Hilton, Cincinnati, Ohio, '16 Mckinney, 5.625…
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Division 2 'Baby Gators' event roars to life at Gainesville Raceway

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division is in action this weekend with the ninth annual Baby Gators at Gainesville Raceway. LATEST RESULTS: Friday qualifying
01 Mar 2024
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Division 2
The following are Friday's qualifying results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division ninth annual Baby Gators: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER 1) Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.227 seconds, 278.81 mph 2) Julie…
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Celebration of Life for Don Schumacher to take place at Chicago national event

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.
01 Mar 2024
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Don Schumacher
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. The…
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Comp racer David Eaton continues to show he's handy at the start

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.
01 Mar 2024
Kelly Wade
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David Eaton
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…
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Florida's first NHRA 'national event' was the Winter Nationals? Yep (sorta)

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.
01 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Winter Nationals
Any hardcore NHRA Drag Racing fan can probably tell you that NHRA debuted the famed Winternationals name in 1961 in Pomona, Calif., and the equally historic Gatornationals came to Gainesville, Fla., in 1970, but what fewer may know is that the…
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Gerda Joon named crew chief for Travis Shumake Top Fuel team

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. 
29 Feb 2024
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Gerda Joon
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.  The son of late NHRA Funny…
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In Memoriam

29 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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Elite Motorsports’ Kelley Murphy joins Gainesville Pro Stock field

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.
29 Feb 2024
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Kelley Murphy
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 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season-opening Amalie Motor Oil…
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Cody Krohn will partner with Paton Racing for 2024 Top Fuel campaign

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. 
29 Feb 2024
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Cody Krohn
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.  Florida-based Krohn has been in the seats of A/Fuel…
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Zetterström gains support ahead of anticipated NHRA debut

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.
29 Feb 2024
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Ida Zetterstrom
 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…
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Watch the Division 2 Lucas Oil Series event from Gainesville free on NHRA.tv

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.
28 Feb 2024
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Gainesville
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. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Virginia are Moser, Summit, Strange,…
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Husen named crew chief for Langdon; Savage joins Mac Tools team

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.
28 Feb 2024
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Brian Husen
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. Newly hired Mac Savage will replace Husen as assistant crew chief for 2023 NHRA Top Fuel world…
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Sean Bellemeur and the Killer Bs #GoingFor4in24 in Top Alcohol Funny Car

The three-time championship-winning Killer Bs team of driver Sean Bellemeur, tuner Steve Boggs, and team owner Tony Bartone will launch its pursuit of a fourth NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car crown at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
28 Feb 2024
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Sean Bellemeur
The three-time championship-winning Killer Bs team of driver Sean Bellemeur, tuner Steve Boggs, and team owner Tony Bartone will launch its pursuit of a fourth NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car crown at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The team…
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Defending event winner Josh Hart joins Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel Callout field

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.
28 Feb 2024
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Josh Hart
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 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at legendary…
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Division 5 poised to continue leading the way with boosted purses, new classes

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.
27 Feb 2024
NHRA Division 5 Director Nick Duty
Director's Chair
Division 5
Crowning four world champions, saying goodbye to “Thunder Mountain,” and introducing a new Division Director for the first time in 25 years were just a few of the highlights from a very memorable 2023 season in NHRA’s Division 5. With 2024 just…
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Champion spirit still burning brightly for Top Fuel's Tony Schumacher

Eight-time champion Tony Schumacher has been part of the Top Fuel brigade for nearly three decades, and for many of those years, he's led the charge. The most winning driver in the class enters the 2024 season with a new look on his JCM Racing dragster, but his championship spirit is still fully intact.
27 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Tony Schumacher
Eight-time champion Tony Schumacher has been part of the Top Fuel brigade for nearly three decades, and for many of those years, he's led the charge. The most winning driver in the class enters the 2024 season with a new look on his JCM Racing…
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Mahindra joins Tony Stewart Racing, will sponsor dragster at two events in 2024

Mahindra Ag North America, a Texas-based company highlighting its world-class farm tractors, will serve as the primary sponsor of Tony Stewart's Top Fuel dragster at two NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, which will be named at a later date.
27 Feb 2024
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Tony Stewart
Mahindra Ag North America is extending its racing partnership to include Tony Stewart Racing in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, with the Texas-based company highlighting its world-class farm tractors on the Top Fuel dragster of…
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Tickets on sale for famed 59th annual In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals in Pomona

Tickets are now on sale for the 59th annual In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals, as world champions will be crowned in dramatic fashion at legendary In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip on Nov. 14-17 in Pomona, Calif.
26 Feb 2024
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In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals
Tickets are now on sale for the 59th annual In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals, as world champions will be crowned in dramatic fashion at legendary In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip on Nov. 14-17 in Pomona, Calif. Last year, the championship drama came…
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The Florida Men Cometh: Josh Hart and Dave Richards talk 2024

This episode of the NHRA Insider concentrates on two fascinating storylines developing in the home state of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Josh Hart and Dave Richards are at their center, and both men join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the show. 
26 Feb 2024
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NHRA Insider
This episode of the NHRA Insider concentrates on two fascinating storylines developing in the home state of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Josh Hart and Dave Richards are at their center, and both men join host Brian Lohnes on this…
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Past champ LE Tonglet set for return to Pro Stock Motorcycle class

LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA world champion and winner of 20 NHRA national events, will make his return to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class during the 2024 season.
26 Feb 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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LE Tonglet
LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA world champion and winner of 20 NHRA national events, will make his return to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class during the 2024 season. Tonglet will ride a Suzuki Hayabusa as part of a lease agreement with the Vance &…
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Top 5 Rookie Wrecks

A driver's first season can be one of many learning experiences, both good and, sometimes, bad, as this quintet of rookie drivers discovered in their initial campaigns.
26 Feb 2024
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Taylor Vetter
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Fricke, Smith, Hickey lead winners at Nitro on the Bayou Division 4 race

Jackie Fricke, Kyle Smith, and Adam Hickey led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central Division was in action with Nitro on the Bayou at No Problem Raceway.
24 Feb 2024
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Division 4
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division Nitro on the Bayou: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.198, 281.37  def. Angelle Sampey,…
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ARP Six-Second Club coming to Holley EFI NHRA Factory X In 2024

Automotive Racing Products (ARP), an industry leader in fastener technology, will be the title sponsor of the new “ARP Six-Second Club” for the Holley EFI NHRA Factory X category.
23 Feb 2024
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ARP Six-Second Club
Automotive Racing Products (ARP), an industry leader in fastener technology, will be the title sponsor of the new “ARP Six-Second Club” for the Holley EFI NHRA Factory X category. The exciting new category, reserved for 2019 and newer…
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Forces, Ron Capps Phoenix media tour spotlights NHRA Arizona Nationals

NHRA stars John and Brittany Force and Ron Capps blanketed the Phoenix area with media appearances to salute the return to NHRA Drag Racing in the region at Firebird Motorsports Park, which will host the NHRA Arizona Nationals April 5-7.
23 Feb 2024
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Schedule updates made to big-money Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout

NHRA has made a pair of scheduling updates for the upcoming Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout, which takes place on Saturday, March 9 as part of the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
23 Feb 2024
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All-Star Callout
NHRA has made a pair of scheduling updates for the upcoming Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout, which takes place on Saturday, March 9 as part of the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The autograph session for the…
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Ahten, Hough score opening wins at Firebird Motorsports Park Division 7 race

John Ahten and Brian Hough collected the Top Alcohol-class wins as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division event was in action for its season opener at Firebird Motorsports Park.
23 Feb 2024
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Division 7
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Firebird Motorsports Park: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER John Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5.324, 266.53  def. Shawn…
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'Big Daddy' talks Gatornationals, Swamp Rat Alley, and Hall of Fame ceremony

NHRA legend "Big Daddy" Don Garlits went on WFO Radio to discuss his appearance at the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, where several of his famous cars will be on display, and to talk about the International Hall of Fame inductions the same weekend.
23 Feb 2024
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Fifty years ago, Pro-class stars were also being made at divisional events

Fifty years ago, there were only seven national events on the schedule, but fans across the country saw great action on the divisional level where Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock competed at 28 additional events. Here’s a look back at some of those 1974 heroes.
23 Feb 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
1974
When you look back 50 years ago at the 1974 national event schedule, as we did here a few weeks ago, there were just seven events on the calendar, a far…
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Applied Innovation expands Kalitta Motorsports partnership for 2024 season

Applied Innovation and Kalitta Motorsports have agreed to extend and expand their agreement for the upcoming NHRA season and will be the primary partner on Top Fuel world champ Doug Kalitta's dragster in Joliet and Norwalk.
22 Feb 2024
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Applied Innovation
Applied Innovation and Kalitta Motorsports have agreed to extend and expand their agreement for the upcoming NHRA season.  Applied Innovation, with its “Power of One” 2024 theme, will be the primary partner for 2023 NHRA Top Fuel champion…
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Kulungian new owner at WAR Racing; Reddy Parts joins as first sponsor

Veteran tuner Tim Kulungian has taken over ownership of the White Alligator Racing NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team, and Alabama-based Reddy Parts will be its first primary partner.
22 Feb 2024
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WAR Racing
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team White Alligator Racing has a new owner and a new sponsor ahead of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. Veteran tuner Tim Kulungian has taken over ownership of the successful team, headlined again this…
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