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Top 5 Moments from the 1997 NHRA Virginia Nationals

Virginia Motorsports Park was the scene of a lot of early drama at the 1997 NHRA Virginia Nationals, with wheelstands, pedalfests, and a barn-burning Funny Car fire spicing up the opening rounds.
19 Jun 2024
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Top 5 Moments from the 1997 NHRA Virginia Nationals
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Days of Future Past: An NHRA weekend spanning the gamut of time

There are times when the size and scope of the NHRA Drag Racing universe can escape us until we find ourselves in the middle of something truly special. Such was the case last weekend.
19 Jun 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Days of Future Past
There are times when the size and scope of the NHRA Drag Racing universe can escape us until we find ourselves in the middle of something truly special. Such was the case last weekend when three drag races were held simultaneously across the country…
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2024 Wally Parks Nostalgia Nationals: A Father’s Day to Remember at Beech Bend Raceway Park

Beech Bend Raceway Park came alive over Father’s Day weekend with the roaring engines and thrilling races of the 2024 Wally Parks Nostalgia Nationals.
18 Jun 2024
David Kennedy
Race coverage
2024 Wally Parks Nostalgia Nationals
This annual event not only brought together some of the finest nostalgia drag racing competitors from across the country but also supported a great cause. All the action and proceeds benefited the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, Calif…
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In Memoriam

18 Jun 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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Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Geno Scali set to return for final seven events of 2024

After a successful return in Chicago, Geno Scali, the 2003 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, plans to compete in the final seven events of the season aboard a Vance & Hines prepared Suzuki.
18 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Geno Scali
After nearly two decades on the sidelines, 2003 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Geno Scali made a somewhat unexpected return in Joliet at the recent Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak. Although he didn’t…
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Doug Kalitta throws first pitch, readies for curveballs in Richmond heat

Ahead of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season resuming at the PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals in Richmond, Doug Kalitta threw a ceremonial first pitch prior to the Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers game.
18 Jun 2024
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Doug Kalitta
Eight races into the 2024 season, Doug Kalitta is back where he was at the end of last season — atop the points standings leading the Top Fuel class, but last week, the reigning champ took time out to live a dream millions of kids have every day.…
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Historic NHRA Gatornationals set to open 2025 NHRA season on March 6-9

The 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will open March 6-9 with the 56th annual NHRA Gatornationals at legendary Gainesville Raceway. Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 19.
18 Jun 2024
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NHRA Gatornationals
The 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will open March 6-9 with the 56th annual NHRA Gatornationals at legendary Gainesville Raceway. It marks the third straight year the Gatornationals will kick off the NHRA season, as the historic…
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Jianna Evaristo is finding her groove after Pro Stock Motorcycle switch-up

Learning to ride a 200-plus-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle is a daunting task, but it's one that Jianna Evaristo embraced as she made her 2019 debut aboard a Matt Smith Racing (MSR) Suzuki. Five years in, the Scrappers Racing rider is proving she's up for a new challenge – and expeditiously adapting – as she transitions to an MSR V-Twin Buell.
18 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
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Jianna Evaristo
Learning to ride a 200-plus-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle is a daunting task, but it's one that Jianna Evaristo embraced as she made her 2019 debut aboard a Matt Smith Racing (MSR) Suzuki. Five years in, the Scrappers Racing rider is proving she's up for…
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Racers, fans geared up for exciting new format at PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns this week to Virginia Motorsports Park for a unique two-day event format where, for the first time in NHRA history, all Professional categories will take part in three qualifying sessions on Saturday of the PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals. 
17 Jun 2024
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 PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals
The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returns this week to Virginia Motorsports Park for a unique two-day event format where, for the first time in NHRA history, all Professional categories — Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock…
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New format has Josh Hart’s attention heading to PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

With three Professional qualifying sessions on Saturday and final eliminations on Sunday, the PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals has a lot of teams looking forward to the unique format, including Top Fuel's Josh Hart.
17 Jun 2024
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Josh Hart
The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is heading back to Virginia Motorsports Park after a one-year hiatus for the PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals, June 22-23, and NHRA Top Fuel championship contender Josh Hart and the R+L Carriers team are…
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Dodge brand extends NHRA partnership with Tony Stewart Racing

The Dodge brand has announced a partnership extension with the Tony Stewart Racing nitro organization to continue fielding two nitro-burning entries (Top Fuel and Funny Car) in the NHRA Mission Drag Racing Series.
17 Jun 2024
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Tony Stewart Racing
The Dodge brand has announced a partnership extension with the Tony Stewart Racing nitro organization to continue fielding two nitro-burning entries (Top Fuel and Funny Car) in the NHRA Mission Drag Racing Series. The Dodge brand’s partnership…
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PlayNHRA named title sponsor of Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park

PlayNHRA, a new initiative that provides fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, has been named the title sponsor for the upcoming Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
17 Jun 2024
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PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals
PlayNHRA, a new initiative that provides fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, has been named the title sponsor for the upcoming Virginia Nationals at Virginia…
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Bogan, Leazer, and Phillips lead winners at GALOT Motorsports Park

Monty Bogan, Larry Leazer, and Cody Phillips led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Serie, Southeast Division was in action this weekend at GALOT Motorsports Park.
16 Jun 2024
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 GALOT Motorsports Park
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at GALOT Motorsports Park: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Monty Bogan, Boiling Springs, S.C., '07 G5, H/AA, 5.413, 126.02…
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Wilson wins fourth title to highlight JDRL Western Conference Finals in Dallas

Gage Wilson collected his fourth NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Conference Finals Wally to lead the list of winners at the NHRA Right Trailers Western Conference Finals presented by CAPCO Contractors at Texas Motorplex.
15 Jun 2024
Candida Benson, Jr. Dragster Contributor
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Gage Wilson Jr. Dragster
Gage Wilson collected his fourth NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Conference Finals Wally when he outlasted the 16-17 age-group field at the NHRA Right Trailers Western Conference Finals presented by CAPCO Contractors at Texas Motorplex.…
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'I was born to do this:' Austin Prock talks about his love of Funny Car racing

His grandfather, Tom, raced Funny Cars in the 1970s. His father, Jimmy, is a three-time world championship-winning Funny Car crew chief. So, it only makes sense that Funny Car rookie Austin Prock has taken so quickly to his new class.
14 Jun 2024
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Austin Prock
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Dean, Gordon take Top Alcohol titles at Flying H Dragstrip event

Prescott Dean and Madison Gordon led the list of Race 2 winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series West Central Division was in action this weekend with a doubleheader event at Flying H Dragstrip.
14 Jun 2024
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Division 5
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Flying H Dragstrip: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Prescott Dean, Olathe, Kan., 5.344, 269.95  def. Shawn Cowie,…
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When Garlits calls ...

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits is a legend in the drag racing world and even though he long ago hung up his famous black racing helmet, the 92-year-old icon still has plenty to talk about.
14 Jun 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Don Garlits
I was lying in bed Wednesday morning, checking email on my phone in preparation for another busy day, when an incoming call took over the screen. It was Don Garlits, and when Don Garlits calls, you answer. “Big Daddy” is a legend in the drag…
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J.R. Todd and Clay Millican talk Bristol's challenges, season's promise

Brian Lohnes is joined by Funny Car ace J.R. Todd and Top Fuel handler Clay Millican on this episode of the NHRA Insider to talk about the challenges, triumphs, and heartaches of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
13 Jun 2024
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NHRA Insider
  Host Brian Lohnes is joined by Funny Car ace J.R. Todd and Top Fuel handler Clay Millican on this episode of the NHRA Insider. The three talk about the challenges, triumphs, and heartaches of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley…
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Hot summertime racing, even hotter features highlight new National Dragster

The June 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with racing coverage from coast to coast and in-depth feature stories, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
13 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Ussye 06
READ THE NEW ISSUE The June 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, packed with racing coverage from coast…
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Cornwell Tools backs Brittany Force for two Norwalk events

Two-Time Top Fuel Champion will debut blue and black Cornwell colors at Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and will compete in the Night under Fire at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
13 Jun 2024
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Brittany Force
Cornwell Quality Tools has announced an expansion of its relationship with John Force Racing to include a two-event primary sponsorship of the Top Fuel dragster driven by two-time World Champion Brittany Force. The company, founded in 1919 by Eugene…
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Watch the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
12 Jun 2024
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Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors
NHRA fans can watch the Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv coverage from Dallas are Right Trailers, Summit…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Super Grip Thunder Valley Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals as they celebrate their victories at Bristol Dragway.
12 Jun 2024
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
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Dave Schultz vs. Gaige Herrera, a tale of two winning streaks

In 1994, Dave Schultz set a record with eight-straight Pro Stock Motorcycle race wins and 30 years later, Gaige Herrera has broken it. Here's a look at how the two win streaks stack up against each other.
12 Jun 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Gaige and Schultz
Records are made to be broken but not many people ever thought this one would be. With his most recent win at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Gaige Herrera claimed his ninth straight, Pro Stock Motorcycle title, breaking…
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Watch the Division 5 Lucas Oil Series event from Flying H free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Flying H Dragstrip for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv.
12 Jun 2024
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Division 5
NHRA fans can watch the Division 5 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Flying H Dragstrip for free starting Thursday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Flying H are Moser, Summit, Strange, and Edelbrock…
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Top Dragster winner Scott Douglas

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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91:09
Scott Douglas used a string of great reaction times to get to the final in Right Trailers Top Dragster, where he held off Paul Neal with a nearly perfect 6.808 on his 6.80 dial.
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Top Sportsman winner Matt Harper

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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90:29
Matt Harper put his sharp ’55 Chevy in the winner’s circle after claiming the Right Trailers Top Sportsman title. Harper defeated Richard Lachapelle in a close final with a 7.646 on his 7.60 dial.
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Street winner Brian Sawyer

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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114:11
When it comes to Super Street racing, Brian Sawyer practically owns New England Dragway. The Massachusetts driver claimed his fourth New England Nationals Wally in the last eight years with a 10.93 to 10.96 final-round decision over Ray Butler.
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Gas winner Hank Smith

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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100:12
Hank Smith scored his first NHRA national event victory, eking out a narrow final-round victory in Super Gas over five-time tour winner Jason Kenny. Smith’s better reaction time and 9.926 held off Kenny’s better-but-later 9.914 by just .004-second…
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Super Comp winner Michael Handras

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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134:21
Michael Handras collected his second NHRA Super Comp Wally, clinching the win with a strong final-round 8.912 that forced local favorite Stephen Logan, into an 8.882 breakout loss.   
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2024 NHRA New England Nationals Stock winner Don Pires

11 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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106:29
Don Pires claimed his fourth national event win in Stock, and his second in Epping, after a final round battle against Ralph Porpora. Pires grabbed a lead at the start and ran 11.341 on his 11.28 prediction for the win.  
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