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Behind the Scenes at the 2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
14 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Behind the Scenes at the 2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
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The Sports Report: Gator Bites

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman highlights from the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at historic Gainesville Raceway.
13 Mar 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Kenny Horne
In the summer of 1974, a then 25-year-old Kenny Horne went to the final round of Stock at the Summernationals in Englishtown, where he lost to Kenny Koonce. Six years later, Horne drove to his second final in Gainesville, where he once again…
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Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, Austin Coil honored by Motorsports Hall of Fame

In-N-Out Burger president Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson and legendary crew chief Austin Coil were recognized by the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America at their annual ceremony in Daytona Beach, Fla.
13 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Motorsports Hall of Fame
In-N-Out Burger president Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson and legendary crew chief Austin Coil were recognized by the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America at their annual ceremony in Daytona Beach, Fla. Both individuals have played large parts within the…
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Matchups set for first Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge of 2024

The Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge is back in 2024, and the first matchups in the Saturday specialty event are set for next weekend’s 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.
13 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge
The Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge is back in 2024, and the first matchups in the Saturday specialty event are set for next weekend’s 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip. After a wildly successful…
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Walk 1,000 Feet with Tony Stewart

It's the return of "Walk 1,000 Feet" as NHRA on FOX's Amanda Busick takes a stroll down Gainesville Raceway with Tony Stewart for a walk-and-talk session as he prepared to make his Top Fuel debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
13 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Walk 1,000 Feet with Tony Stewart
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Austin Prock and a post-Gainesville breakdown to end 'em all

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Funny Car runner-up Austin Prock and also provides a class-by-class breakdown and analysis of the action from the Gators.
13 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Funny Car runner-up Austin Prock to discuss his weekend and his rapid rise to Funny Car stardom.…
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Racers let their hair down, their silly side show at annual NHRA Media Day

NHRA Media Day is an annual ritual at the first event of the year, where drivers get their official NHRA photos taken for publicity purposes. For many, it's a very serious matter; for others, well, they like to have a little fun and let their hair down (or up).
13 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Weekend Rewind: Gainesville

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals kicked off the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season with tons of wild moments and excitement at Gainesville Raceway. Here's a video look back at the action.
12 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Weekend Rewind: Gainesville
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Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals postponed to May 3-5

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals has been postponed to May 3-5 at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La.
12 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals
Due to inclement weather conditions, the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals has been postponed to May 3-5 at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La.   The prestigious race for drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series…
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Maynard leads Sportsman champs at Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals

In addition to the Mission Foods Drag Racing Series action at Gainesville Raceway, eight drivers also took some victories in Lucas Oil Series Racing at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
12 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Joe Maynard
In addition to the Mission Foods Drag Racing Series action at Gainesville Raceway, eight drivers also took some victories in Lucas Oil Series Racing at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Joe Maynard, who earlier in the weekend won the…
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NHRA stars return to Southern California for Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Once again the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to one of its most historic facilities: In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip for the 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, March 21-24.
12 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pomona
Once again the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns to one of its most historic facilities: In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip for the 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, March 21-24. In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip has seen some…
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Pawuk wins Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown at NHRA Gatornationals

Veteran racer and team owner Mark Pawuk raced his Empaco Dodge Drag Pak to the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Series winner’s circle today at the 55th annual NHRA Gatornationals
10 Mar 2024
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News
Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown
Veteran racer and team owner Mark Pawuk raced his Empaco Dodge Drag Pak to the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Series winner’s circle today at the 55th annual NHRA Gatornationals. Pawuk took advantage of the three qualifying sessions to enter race…
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Jose Gonzalez opens Pro Mod Drag season with win In Gainesville

In a matchup of two world champions, Jose Gonzalez knocked off Kris Thorne in the final round to win the season-opener in the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
10 Mar 2024
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Jose Gonzales
In a matchup of two world champions, Jose Gonzalez knocked off Kris Thorne in the final round to win the season-opener in the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ on Sunday as part of the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA…
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Langdon, Todd get first Kalitta double; Enders, Herrera also rule in Gainesville

Teammates Shawn Langdon and J.R. Todd won in the nitro categories to secure Kalitta Motorsports' first double, and were joined in the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals winner's circle by Erica Enders and Gaige Herrera.
10 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Kalitta double
For the first time in team history, Kalitta Motorsports doubled-up in the nitro categories on Sunday at Gainesville Raceway, as Shawn Langdon and J.R. Todd picked up wins in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, to kick off the 2024 NHRA Mission…
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Five things we learned in Gainesville

The 2024 Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing season kicked off in Gainesville, and we were able to learn a lot as the event unfolded and raced to a successful finish on Sunday afternoon. Here are five things that stood out from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
10 Mar 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Five Things
There are usually a lot of unknowns in advance of each new season, and that certainly applies to the 2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. With more than a half century of history at Gainesville Raceway, we already know about standing-room only…
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Announcement regarding 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule

NHRA has announced that it will focus on developing a new national event for the 2025 Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. Originally planned for 2024, the decision was made to give all parties additional time to create a successful event.
10 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Mission
As reported on Sunday’s NHRA on FOX broadcast on FS1, the NHRA, in cooperation with its race teams, will focus on developing a new national event for the 2025 Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. While an event was tentatively planned for the…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday photo gallery

The final day of pro qualifying at the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals featured a lot of excitement and our NHRA.com/National Dragster photographers were there to capture all of it in our Sunday gallery.
10 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
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Sunday News and Notes from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from final eliminations day at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Updated throughout the day.
10 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Sunday News and Notes
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY In his first professional raceday, Tony Stewart is in the first pair against noted starting-line artist Justin Ashley and Stewart is actually away first with an .021 light to Ashley’s…
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Langdon, Prock, Enders, and Herrera sit atop final Gatornationals fields

Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Austin Prock (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all qualified No. 1 at the first of 21 races during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.
09 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Shawn Langdon
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Austin Prock (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all qualified No. 1 at the first of 21 races during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. Langdon earned his first No…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday Preview

The fields are set for the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and now its time to crown champions at the first event of the 2024 season at Gainesville Raceway.
09 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Gators
The fields are set for the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and now its time to crown champions at the first event of the 2024 season at Gainesville Raceway. After two days of intense qualifying, Shawn Langdon, Austin Prock, Erica…
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Brown collects huge payday with Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout win

Antron Brown collected the $80,000 winner’s payday in the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout, defeating Brittany Force in the final round of the special event, which is held during qualifying for the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
09 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Top Fuel callout
Antron Brown collected the $80,000 winner’s payday in the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout, defeating Brittany Force in the final round of the special event, which is held during qualifying for the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Saturday photo gallery

The second day of pro qualifying at the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals featured a lot of excitement and our NHRA.com/National Dragster photographers were there to capture all of it in our Saturday gallery.
09 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Saturday News and Notes from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

News and Notes from the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the first of 21 events on the 2024 Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing Series. Updated throughout the day
09 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Saturday News and Notes
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Even with a 3.88 yesterday, world champ Matt Hagan and crew chief Dickie Venables sit just fourth, not where you’d usually find their quick Tony Stewart Racing Dodge when the conditions…
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After four-year layoff, Hector Arana Sr. makes his return to Pro Stock Motorcycle

It’s been four years since Hector Arana Sr. has ridden a Pro Stock Motorcycle but the 2009 NHRA world champion never once uttered the word “retired” and he has no immediate plans of doing so.
09 Mar 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Hector Arana Sr.
It’s been four years since Hector Arana Sr. has ridden a Pro Stock Motorcycle but the 2009 NHRA world champion never once uttered the word “retired” and he has no immediate plans of doing so. Arana Sr., who made his official Pro Stock Motorcycle…
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Torrence has the horse beneath him again to lasso a fifth world championship

After winning four straight Top Fuel world championships, Steve Torrence has had to watch others take the championship stage the last two years, but the way things have started this season, he may be ready to be back on top.
09 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence walked into the Gainesville Raceway media center Friday night after qualifying and joked, ‘Hey, I’m the points leader,” as if people forget that he won four straight champions, 2018-2021, but he hasn’t forgotten that it’s been way too…
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First-round matchups set for Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout

Callouts for the third Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout were made Saturday morning at Gainesville Raceway, setting up the action for the big-dollar payout to take place during today’s qualifying. 
09 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
 Top Fuel All-Star Callout
Callouts for the third Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout were made Saturday morning at Gainesville Raceway, setting up the action for the big-dollar payout to take place during today’s qualifying.  The winner will take home $80,000 out…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Saturday Preview

After a solid day of qualifying in front of a huge crowd, the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals continues on Saturday at Gainesville Raceway. On Friday, Steve Torrence, Austin Prock, Erica Enders and Gaige Herrera made the quickest runs in their respective categories.
09 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Gators
After a solid day of qualifying in front of a huge crowd, the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals continues on Saturday at Gainesville Raceway. On Friday, Steve Torrence, Austin Prock, Erica Enders and Gaige Herrera made the quickest…
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Torrence, Prock, Enders, and Herrera lead after action-packed Friday in Gainesville

Following two rounds of qualifying for the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Steve Torrence, Austin Prock, Erica Enders, and Gaige Herrera are the provisional low qualifiers in the Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing Series.
08 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Steve Torrence
– Austin Prock set the Gainesville Raceway track record in his Funny Car debut on Friday for John Force Racing, powering to the provisional No. 1 position at the 55th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.   Steve…
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Schedule change for Saturday qualifying at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

NHRA officials have announced a schedule change for Saturday qualifying at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, with both pro sessions moving up an hour.
08 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
NHRA officials have announced a schedule change for Saturday qualifying at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, with both pro sessions moving up an hour in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. The third round of…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Friday photo gallery

The first day of pro qualifying at the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals featured a lot of excitement and our NHRA.com/National Dragster photographers were there to capture all of it in our Friday gallery.
08 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Tony Stewart makes his Top Fuel debut 64
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