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Firebird Raceway's Midnight Grudge Drags gets prime local exposure

Firebird Raceway, a standout, long-time NHRA Member Track in Division 6, was featured recently on its local news channel, Idaho 6 News, sharing information about the track's Midnight Grudge Drags to combat illegal street activities in the area.
23 Apr 2024
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Top 5 four-wide Pro Stock moments from the Charlotte event

Four-wide Pro Stock finals invariably end up doorhandle to doorhandle to doorhandle to doorhandle, allowing for some major upsets or surprise finishes. Here's a look back at five memorable four-wide Pro Stock finals from zMAX Dragway.
23 Apr 2024
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Top 5 four-wide Pro Stock moments
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Summit Racing Equipment renews as title sponsor of NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League

Summit Racing Equipment will again be the title sponsor of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, a popular racing league for kids ages 5-17, which features a host of special events during the 2024 season.
22 Apr 2024
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JDRL
Summit Racing Equipment will again be the title sponsor of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, a popular racing league for kids ages 5-17, which features a host of special events during the 2024 season. Summit Racing Equipment has been…
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Doug Kalitta after four-wide sweep at NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte

After his win at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, reigning Top Fuel world champ Doug Kalitta has a chance to sweep the pair of unique races for the first time in his stellar career at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.
22 Apr 2024
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Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta had always enjoyed four-wide racing, even if the results didn’t show ultimate success. But the reigning Top Fuel world champion checked off another milestone victory earlier this month, winning his first career four-wide race.  …
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Vote for NHRA U.S. Nationals in USA Today's best motorsports event poll

The NHRA U.S. Nationals was recently named by USA Today as one of the world’s best motorsports and is now part of a poll to vote for it against other big events. NHRA fans are encouraged to add their votes for the world's biggest drag race.
22 Apr 2024
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NHRA U.S. Nationals
The Big Go is up for a big award, and all NHRA fans can get involved. The NHRA U.S. Nationals, the world’s biggest and most prestigious drag race, was recently named by USA Today as one of the world’s best motorsports races, putting the…
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Tony Stewart on the nuance of Top Fuel four-wide racing

In Las Vegas, Tony Stewart gave NHRA on FOX's Amanda Busick his insight on this type of racing, saying it "kinda has that short-track, Saturday night dirt-track feel."
22 Apr 2024
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Tony Stewart on the trickery of Top Fuel four-wide racing
Tony Stewart geared up for an exciting debut in nitro four-wide racing in Las Vegas, a format that seems to resonate with his experience and competitive spirit from short-track and dirt-track racing. His approach of focusing intensely on the start…
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Chad Green proves resilient through crew chief change-up

Funny Car's brutally competitive environment is tough to break into, but Chad Green rode right into the thick of things in 2023. Despite a significant changing of the guard, the amiable Texan hasn't veered off the championship trail.
22 Apr 2024
Kelly Wade
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Chad Green
Funny Car's brutally competitive environment is tough to break into, but team owner and driver Chad Green rode his Bond Coat Ford Mustang right into the thick of things in 2023. Despite a significant changing of the guard for this season, the…
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Jonathan Johnson joins NHRA as South Central Division Director

Jonathan Johnson has been named the division director of the South Central Division (Division 4), where he will oversee NHRA member tracks in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
22 Apr 2024
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Jonathan Johnson
  NHRA officials announced today that Jonathan Johnson has been named the Division Director of the South Central Division (Division 4), where he will oversee NHRA member tracks in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, and…
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Bogan, Hidalgo Jr., Brand score at Silver Dollar Motorsports Park event

Monty Bogan, Jimmy Hidalgo Jr., and Michael Brand led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division was in action at Silver Dollar Motorsports Park
20 Apr 2024
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Division 2
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Silver Dollar Motorsports Park: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Monty Bogan, Boiling Springs, S.C., '07 G5, H/AA, 8.…
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Taylor, Gualtiere, Emmons lead winners at Thunder Valley Raceway Park

Jeff Taylor, Craig Gualtiere, and Will Emmons led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central Division was in action at Thunder Valley Raceway Park.
20 Apr 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 event at Thunder Valley Raceway Park: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Jeff Taylor, Sellersburg, Ind., '08 Stratus, BB/A, 7.258…
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Ida Zetterström continues testing ahead of official NHRA Top Fuel debut

European FIA Top Fuel champion Ida Zetterström took part in a Monday test session in Las Vegas and was rewarded with a personal best elapsed time and speed.
19 Apr 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ida Zetterstrom
For the second time in as many events, European FIA Top Fuel champion Ida Zetterström took part in a Monday test session following an NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series event. In Las Vegas, Zetterström drove teammate Tony Schumacher’s Okuma…
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Tony Schumacher to be inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America’s class of 2025.
19 Apr 2024
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Tony Schumacher
Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America’s class of 2025. Schumacher is one of seven motorsports icons who will receive this prestigious honor reserved for…
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DePalma, Hewes, Little take big wins at Las Vegas Division 7 doubleheader

Mike DePalma, Tony Hewes, and Don Little led the list of second-race winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division was in action at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
19 Apr 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 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Mike DePalma, Fort Worth, Texas, '01 Dakota, PST, 7.…
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Remembering Larry Dixon Sr.

From Southern California street-racing legend to early-dragster hero to Winternationals-winning Top Fuel driver, Larry Dixon Sr. led a charmed life surrounded by fast cars. This is his story.
19 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Larry Dixon Sr.
In NHRA annals, the photo is pretty iconic. Larry Dixon Sr. is smiling in the Pomona winner’s circle in 1970, clutching his NHRA Winternationals Top Fuel Wally in one hand and 3-year-old son Larry Jr. in the other, and the towheaded little tyke…
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Austin Prock goes behind the scenes at All Elite Wrestling 'Dynamite' show

Funny Car points leader Austin Prock joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on Wednesday in Indianapolis for their live “Dynamite” broadcast on TBS as a special guest at the show, getting a behind-the-scenes tour and talking with wrestlers.
18 Apr 2024
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Austin Prock
MHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Funny Car points leader Austin Prock joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on Wednesday in Indianapolis for their live “Dynamite” broadcast on TBS. Prock was a special guest at the show, getting a behind-the-scenes…
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Tim Erdmann named NHRA Vice President Of Finance

Tim Erdmann has been named NHRA Vice President of Finance, overseeing the payroll, accounting, and finance departments for the NHRA.
18 Apr 2024
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Tim Erdmann
Tim Erdmann has been named NHRA Vice President of Finance. Erdmann, who is based out of NHRA’s San Dimas, Calif., office, had been the Senior Director of Finance since 2020. He was hired by NHRA in 2019, first serving as an NHRA business manager…
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NHRA Movers and Shakers; Pomona, Phoenix coverage highlight new issue

The April 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, featuring the 2024 list of NHRA Movers, Shakers, and Deal Makers and coverage of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and the NHRA Arizona Nationals, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
18 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
READ THE NEW ISSUE The April 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, featuring the 2024 list of NHRA Movers,…
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2024 NHRA Arizona Nationals Top Dragster winner Thomas Bayer

18 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
132:30
The 2024 Right Trailers Top Dragster final was a repeat of 2023 with drag racing school instructor Thomas Bayer taking his second-straight win against Dylan Hough. Bayer won his 12th career title with a 6.151 against his 6.14 dial.
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2024 NHRA Arizona Nationals Top Sportsman winner Allen Firestone

18 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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144:57
Allen Firestone picked up his fourth NHRA title when he defeated Brian Warr in the Right Trailers Top Sportsman final. Warr gained a sizable lead at the start, but broke out by .005-second, allowing Firestone to win with a 6.420 on his 6.40 dial.…
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2024 NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Street winner Keith Manogue

18 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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92:41
Keith Manogue has now won three NHRA national event titles and all of them have come in his home state of Arizona. Manogue, the 1999 and 2006 Phoenix champ, scored a 10.892 to 10.856 double-breakout win in Super Street against Matthew Bong.
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2024 NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Gas winner Evan Kowalski

18 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
126:07
Evan Kowalski bagged his fifth national event win, all of them in Super Gas, when he took out John Dexter in a 9.92 to 9.96 final round.   
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2024 NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Comp winner Madison Payne

18 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
79:02
Madison Payne, a two-time national event winner in Top Alcohol Dragster, showed her versatility with a Super Comp victory in Phoenix. Payne got a free pass in the final after Tim Parker broke.
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2024 NHRA Arizona Nationals Stock winner Tony Marconi

18 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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146:54
Tony Marconi collected his first NHRA national event title following a win over Mike Cotten in an all-Mopar Stock final. Marconi left first and drove to a 10.927 on his 10.89 dial for the win.
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2024 NHRA Arizona Nationals Super Stock winner Ryan McClanahan

18 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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72:06
A pair of world champions went to battle in the Super Stock final where Ryan McClanahan got the best of Brad Burton thanks to an almost perfect run that included a .004 light and a 9.471 on his 9.47 dial. McClanahan now has 12 wins, including three…
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In Memoriam

18 Apr 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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Salinas, Tasca, and Worsham talk command and control post-Vegas

On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Jasmine Salinas, Bob Tasca III, and Del Worsham to discuss the Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals, growth, strategy, and how great teams get their cars back on track. 
18 Apr 2024
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Jasmine Salinas, Bob Tasca III, and Del Worsham to discuss the Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals, growth, strategy, and how great teams get their cars back on track.…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. talks four-wide win, Elite teammates after Las Vegas victory

Recap the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas with Pro Stock winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. Joe Castello and NHRA's Alan Reinhart will go into detail with Coughlin about his first four-wide Pro Stock race win as well as victories by Doug Kalitta and Bob Tasca III.
18 Apr 2024
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WFO Radio
  Recap the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas with Pro Stock winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. Joe Castello and NHRA's Alan Reinhart will go into detail with Coughlin about his first four-wide Pro Stock race win and also go into detail about Bob…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the 2024 NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
17 Apr 2024
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Behind the Scenes
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NHRA returns to Chicago for Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals

After the successful return to Route 66 Raceway last season, NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series teams and officials are excited to return to Chicago for the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance on May 17-19.
17 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Chicago
After the successful return to Route 66 Raceway last season, NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series teams and officials are excited to return to Chicago for the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak…
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Watch two Lucas Oil Series events for free this weekend on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 4 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Thunder Valley Raceway Park and the Division 7 event from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
17 Apr 2024
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NHRA.tv
NHRA fans can watch the Division 4 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Thunder Valley Raceway Park and the Division 7 event from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv…
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