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FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series set for its Chicago debut

For the first time, the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports is headed to Chicago and Route 66 Raceway as part of this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by PEAK Performance.
18 May 2023
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Pro Mod
For the first time, the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports is headed to Chicago and Route 66 Raceway, as the action-packed category will be part of this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66…
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2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Sean Bellemeur

18 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Three-time world champ Sean Bellemeur extended his unbelievable winning streak at zMAX Dragway to five straight events and 17 consecutive rounds when he outran a tough trio in the Top Alcohol Funny Car final round. Bellemeur, the No. 1 qualifier,…
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2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Competition Eliminator winner David Eaton

18 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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27:05
David Eaton, the runner-up at the fall 2022 event at zMax Dragway, went the distance this time in Comp in his six-second Oakley-backed A/AP Bantam and was never seriously challenged throughout four rounds. Including the final round, where second-…
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2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Super Stock winner Monty Bogan

18 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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24:34
Monty Bogan, whose four previous national event wins include the 2019 Charlotte race, scored again in Super Stock at zMax Dragway when he beat Tyler Caheely for the Super Stock title. Bogan left first and posted a 9.171 on his 9.09 dial for the…
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2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Super Comp winner John Labbous

18 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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24:11
John Labbous Jr., who was the runner-up at this event last year, collected his 11th career win and his fifth at zMax Dragway, winning a tight Super Comp final-round clash with Nichole Stephenson by just .003-second.
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2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Stock winner Barry Parker

18 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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32:12
More than two decades after his last win at the 1999 Richmond race, Barry Parker delivered another title when he got the best of Steve Foley in the Stock final. Parker took the stripe by .019-second to win with a 10.281 on his 10.24 dial.
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2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Dragster winner Scott Neal

18 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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21:21
Scott Neal successfully defended his zMax title in Right Trailers Top Dragster with a win against Ross Laris in the final round. Neal stretched his win streak to 10 rounds at the Four-Wide Nationals with a perfect 7.200 on his 7.20 prediction.…
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2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Mike Coughlin

18 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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70:44
Mike Coughlin collected career win No. 16 and his second in Top Alcohol Dragster with a spectacular triple-holeshot final-round victory, his quick-leaving 5.302 finishing ahead of Tony Stewart, Julie Nataas, and Cody Krohn. Coughlin has wins in five…
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2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Sportsman winner Brandon Miller

18 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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18:43
Brandon Miller just missed qualifying for the tough zMax Dragway Pro Stock field, but he managed to get the job done in Right Trailers Top Sportsman after opponent Michael Scott fouled in the final.
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2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Super Gas winner Sherman Adcock

18 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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25:06
Red-hot Sherman Adcock Jr.., already the runaway points leader in Super Gas after four straight divisional wins, added to his amazing start with his 13th career victory and his second in Charlotte. Adcock collected the victory easily in the final…
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Schumacher plans special tribute for former NHRA driver at Route 66 Nationals

Longtime NHRA member Wally Berg, who passed away suddenly in March, will go on “one last ride” on May 20 at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals.
18 May 2023
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Tony Schumacher
Longtime NHRA member Wally Berg, who passed away suddenly in March, will go on “one last ride” on May 20 at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals.   Family friend and current NHRA driver Tony Schumacher, the winningest…
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Never satisfied, Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan tests in Indianapolis

Even though the Matt Hagan and the Dodge Power Brokers team have won three of the first five Funny Car races of the season, they are willing to test when necessary. Hagan's latest test came at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park as they team prepares for NHRA's return to Route 66 Raceway.
18 May 2023
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Chi-Town Hustlin': The Route 66 NHRA Nationals Pre-Race Show

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Tony Pedregon and NHRA on FOX pit producer Todd Veney join host Brian Lohnes to talk all things about the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance.
17 May 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Tony Pedregon and NHRA on FOX pit producer Todd Veney join host Brian Lohnes to talk all things about the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak…
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Watch this weekend's Division 4 Lucas Oil Series event for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series from Texas Motorplex for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
17 May 2023
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NHRA.tv
NHRA fans can watch the Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series from Texas Motorplex for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Houston are Moser, Rooftec, Summit, and Weldon. Fans are…
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From spectator to Top Fuel driver, Jake Opatrny excited for Chicago 'home game'

Top Fuel rookie Jake Opatrny and the Leverich Racing team have chosen a “home game” for their next assault on the field, competing at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals with Chicago Federation of Labor/Proud Union Home as primary sponsor.
17 May 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Jake Opatrny
Top Fuel rookie Jake Opatrny and the Leverich Racing team have chosen a “home game” for their next assault on the field, competing at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance.  Opatrny, of…
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Eight standouts geared up for NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout at Route 66 Raceway

The NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout will grab a marquee spotlight on Saturday, May 20 as part of the NHRA’s return to Chicago at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance at Route 66 Raceway.
17 May 2023
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NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout
The eight spots in the NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout are in place, but the real fun is only just beginning in the first callout specialty race for the class. It will grab a marquee spotlight on Saturday, May 20 as part of the NHRA’s return to…
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Check out these five memorable moments from Route 66 Raceway's history

As NHRA prepares to return to Route 66 Raceway this weekend for the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance, let's take a look back at the history of the event and relive five great moments.
17 May 2023
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Mountain Motor Pro Stock class set to make 2023 season debut in Chicago

The Mountain Motor Pro Stock class will make its 2023 debut at Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance. The competition will be presented by Menards home improvement stores.
16 May 2023
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Mountain Motor Pro Stock
The classic Ford versus Chevy rivalry will come to life in the form of 800-plus-cubic-inch Mountain Motor Pro Stock cars at this weekend’s Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance in the Chicago market.…
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Tricky Tipster: Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

NHRA makes a long-awaited return to Route 66 Raceway for the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 Nationals this weekend and we've tabbed Brittany Force, Matt Hagan, Matt Hartford, and Gaige Herrera as our pre-race favorites.
16 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tipster
With both of the four wide events behind us, it’s now time to greet an old friend, Route 66 Raceway. The last time NHRA raced in Joliet was 2019 and for anyone who doesn’t remember, Steve Torrence, Tommy Johnson Jr., Deric Kramer, and Matt Smith won…
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Don Garlits, screenwriter: 'Big Daddy' working on autobiographical film project

Just as he has been doing throughout his Hall of Fame drag racing career, Top Fuel legend Don Garlits is taking matters into his own hands, writing a screenplay for a motion picture about his life and racing career, tentatively titled Don Garlits, The Story of an American Legend.
16 May 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Don Garlits
Just as he has been doing throughout his Hall of Fame drag racing career, Don Garlits is taking matters into his own hands to make sure the job is done right. The quarter-mile legend is in the midst of writing a screenplay for an autobiographical…
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Electrolit joins Jim Dunn Racing beginning at NHRA Route 66 Nationals event

Electrolit premium hydration products has joined Jim Dunn Racing in a promotion with Menards stores this summer, beginning this weekend at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance, where Electrolit will join the team for a driver autograph session and Funny Car display at the Menards store in Joliet, Ill.
16 May 2023
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Jim Dunn Racing
Electrolit premium hydration products has joined Jim Dunn Racing in a promotion with Menards stores this summer. With temperatures starting to warm up at racetracks, Jim Dunn Racing has aligned itself with Electrolit to keep its team hydrated and…
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Autodesk takes spotlight with Langdon primary partnership at Route 66 Raceway

Shawn Langdon will fly the Autodesk colors when Team Kalitta lands at Route 66 Raceway May 19-21 for the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
15 May 2023
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Autodesk
Past NHRA Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon will fly the Autodesk colors when Team Kalitta lands at Route 66 Raceway next week. The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season resumes May 19-21 at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA…
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Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals prepares for kickoff at Beech Bend Raceway

Celebrating its 20th year in 2023, the Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals presented by Holley returns to historic Beech Bend Raceway on June 15-17 for an unforgettable weekend filled with nostalgia racing, incredible hot rods, and much more.
15 May 2023
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Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals
Celebrating its 20th year in 2023, the Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals presented by Holley returns to historic Beech Bend Raceway on June 15-17 for an unforgettable weekend filled with nostalgia racing, incredible hot rods, and much more.…
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Brandon Miller is learning the ropes as a Pro and winning as a Sportsman racer

At just 19 years of age, Brandon Miller has already earned two division championships, a JEGS Allstars title, and two national event wins. Miller is making good use of his time, and most recently, he claimed the Top Sportsman trophy in Charlotte — where he was also competing in the second Pro Stock race of his young career.
15 May 2023
Kelly Wade
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Brandon Miller
Not that he's in a hurry, but Brandon Miller is a guy who sure doesn't seem to waste any time. At just 19 years of age, the Canterbury, Conn., resident has already earned two NHRA Northeast Division championships, the JEGS Allstars Top Dragster…
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Alex Taylor discusses upcoming "Drag and Drive" event at Route 66 Nationals

Alex Taylor, the "Drag and Drive" maven, joins WFO Radio to preview her appearance at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance in Joliet, Ill. 
15 May 2023
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Alex Taylor
  Alex Taylor, the "Drag and Drive" maven, joins WFO Radio to preview her appearance at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance in Joliet, Ill.  In this discussion, co-hosted by WFO’…
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Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge matchups set for NHRA’s return to Chicago

The Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge is back, bringing an added measure of excitement as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series makes its first Chicago appearance in four years at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway on May 19-21.
12 May 2023
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Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge
The Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge is back, bringing an added measure of excitement as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series makes its first Chicago appearance in four years at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals at…
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From Half Day to Route 66, from 'the Greek' to 'Wilk,' an Illinois drag racing primer

Next weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will take its official return to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., to continue the state’s 70-year love affair with drag racing.
12 May 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Route 66 Raceway
Next weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will take its official return to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., to continue the state’s 70-year love affair with drag racing. According to Mel Bayshore’s encyclopedic…
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Camrie Caruso makes switch to Tequila Comisario beginning in Chicago

Beginning with the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 19-21, Camrie Caruso will campaign a new look Tequila Comisario Chevrolet Camaro in the Pro Stock category. 
11 May 2023
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Camrie Caruso
Beginning with the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 19-21, Camrie Caruso will campaign a new look Tequila Comisario Chevrolet Camaro in the Pro Stock category.  Caruso, the reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year, will race…
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Tony Stewart, TJ Zizzo, and Chris King talk winning, Chicago, and more

11 May 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  On this three-guest episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, racers Tony Stewart, T.J. Zizzo, and Chris King join host Brian Lohnes to talk about winning races, new cars, and working relentlessly to make it in the sport of NHRA drag racing…
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Prock brothers, Austin and Thomas, both taste victory at Charlotte Four-Wide

The Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals provided a big moment for the Prock family with AustIn Prock winning in Top Fuel and his brother, Thomas, assisting their dad, Jimmy, in tuning Robert Hight to the Funny Car victory.
10 May 2023
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