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When it comes to first career wins, the Northwest Nationals has been the place

The NHRA Northwest Nationals has been home to some career firsts, including initial career wins by Ron Capps, Austin Prock, and Shawn Langdon. Here's just a few of the most memorable first wins at Pacific Raceways.
20 Jul 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Seattle wins
Pacific Raceways, home of the NHRA Northwest nationals, bills itself as "The Place To Race," but also could well be "the place to race to first wins" as it has been home to some career firsts, including initial career wins by Ron Capps, Austin Prock…
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Pro Stock points leader Dallas Glenn returns to Pacific Raceways for home race

Pro Stock points leader Dallas Glenn is ready for his home race at Pacific Raceways for this weekend’s 35th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.
18 Jul 2024
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Dallas Glenn
Pro Stock points leader Dallas Glenn is ready for his home race at Pacific Raceways for this weekend’s 35th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals. Glenn, originally from Covington, Wash., will take on all the top names in the Pro Stock field at the…
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Turning a corner: Pro Stock's Mason McGaha

Mason McGaha warmed up for the Western Swing with his best performance of the season in Norwalk. Elevated and with back-to-back races on the horizon, the third-generation racer is heading into territory that his family-operated team knows well.
18 Jul 2024
Kelly Wade
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Mason McGaha
Pro Stock racer Mason McGaha warmed up for this summer's Western Swing with his best performance of the season two weeks ago in Norwalk. Elevated and with back-to-back races in Seattle and Sonoma on the horizon, the third-generation racer is heading…
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John Force Racing's Peak Chevy team prepping for a return with substitute driver

On a Pacific Raceways track on which he has won a record nine times, most recently in 2019, John Force won’t have the opportunity to reach double-digit success during this week’s 35th NHRA Northwest Nationals.
18 Jul 2024
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John Force
On a Pacific Raceways track on which he has won a record nine times, most recently in 2019, John Force won’t have the opportunity to reach double-digit success during this week’s 35th NHRA Northwest Nationals. Instead, drag racing’s winningest…
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Drag-and-drive shootout coming to the NHRA Northwest Nationals

As the summer heats up, the 2024 NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington, promises to be a thrilling spectacle this weekend.
17 Jul 2024
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Drag-and-drive shootout coming to the NHRA Northwest Nationals
 Among the most interesting events are the drag-and-drive exhibition runs, where a diverse group of drivers will showcase their finely tuned machines. These drag-and-drive event cars are unique in that they are built to be driven to the track,…
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Alexis DeJoria is eager to get back on track at NHRA Northwest Nationals

After two weeks off, Funny Car’s Alexis DeJoria is ready for a swift turnaround at this weekend’s NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
16 Jul 2024
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Alexis DeJoria
After two weeks off, Funny Car’s Alexis DeJoria is ready for a swift turnaround at this weekend’s 35th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. The race kicks off the second half of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series…
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Celebrating Ed Iskendarian’s 103rd Birthday

On July 13, the hot rod and drag racing community came together at Lions to celebrate a monumental milestone: Ed Iskendarian, affectionately known as “Isky” and the “Camfather,” turned 103!
15 Jul 2024
David Kennedy
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Celebrating Ed Iskendarian’s 103rd Birthday
Proving once again that drag racing is good for the soul...  This incredible July 10 birthday not only marked more than a century of life but also more than a century of profound influence in the world of hot rodding and drag racing. Ed…
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Top Fuel's Shawn Reed thrilled to be at home, and under the lights, in Seattle

Shawn Reed’s first time at a dragstrip came at Pacific Raceways, when he experienced the magic of drag racing growing up. Now behind the wheel of a Top Fuel dragster, Reed will get to be part of another Pacific Raceways first this weekend at the NHRA Northwest Nationals.
15 Jul 2024
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Shawn Reed
Shawn Reed’s first time at a dragstrip came at Pacific Raceways, when he experienced the magic of drag racing growing up. Now behind the wheel of an 11,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragster, Reed will get to be part of another Pacific Raceways first this…
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Community fundraiser boosts Krista Baldwin's U.S. Nationals Top Fuel dreams

Third-generation Top Fuel racer Krista Baldwin found a unique way to raise funds for her run at a NHRA U.S. Nationals Top Fuel title with a local community day.
15 Jul 2024
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Krista Baldwin
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Richard Gadson rising in Pro Stock Motorcycle

The Vance & Hines team has produced a plethora of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championships, and riding under the legendary umbrella comes with prestige – but also with pressure. Richard Gadson is quickly rising to meet expectations in his new role.
11 Jul 2024
Kelly Wade
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Richard Gadson
The Vance & Hines team has produced a plethora of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championships, and riding under the legendary umbrella comes with prestige — but also with pressure. Riding for one of the most successful teams in the history of the…
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Bob Tasca III hopes to continue hot streak as Mission Foods tour heads west

Bob Tasca III and his Ford Funny Car team will head west to Seattle on a hot streak, with a win in Norwalk and a runner-up in Richmond. Crew chief Aaron Brooks talks about the team's recent successes and the road ahead.
10 Jul 2024
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Bob Tasca III
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Thomas Prock on the uncommon cylinder drop in Austin Prock's Funny Car

In a NHRA on Fox segment, family-legacy tuner Thomas Prock explained to Bruno Massel the process of diagnosing a cylinder loss in Austin Prock's Camaro Funny Car during the Norwalk, Ohio race.
08 Jul 2024
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Thomas Prock on the uncommon cylinder drop in Austin Prock's Funny Car
Thomas Prock, with his vast family experience and analytical prowess, emphasized the importance of the data logger in pinpointing a dropped cylinder issue in this NHRA on FOX segment. He went on to explain how the car's onboard data logger is the…
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Antron Brown and Matco team prepare for trek west to Seattle and Sonoma

Fresh off of their big win at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team are gearing up for the westward push and two crucial events in Seattle and Sonoma.
08 Jul 2024
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Antron Brown
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals as they celebrate with their teams and accept congratulations from their defeated final-round opponents.
03 Jul 2024
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Behind the Scenes
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Weekend Rewind: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals brought the heat to summer with a huge event at Summit Motorsports Park. Enjoy this video look back at some of the weekend's highlights.
02 Jul 2024
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 Weekend Rewind: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
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Get well soon, John Force

At the 2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, the air was thick with emotion as racers from across the nation came together not just to compete but to share their heartfelt get-well wishes for one of their own — John Force.
01 Jul 2024
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Get well soon, John Force
John Force, a legend in the world of NHRA Drag Racing, is an inspiration to all drag racers. His unexpected absence due to an on-track incident in Virginia has left an unfillable void in the racing community. The racers, crewmembers, and fans all…
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5 Things We Learned in Norwalk

Incredibly tight racing, another near-double, old rivalries restructured, dreams coming true, and finally getting the scoop: It was another unforgettable weekend at Summit Motorsports Park. Here are five takeaways from the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
01 Jul 2024
Kelly Wade
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5 Things We Learned in Norwalk
Incredibly tight racing, another near-double, old rivalries restructured, dreams coming true, and finally getting the scoop: It was another unforgettable weekend at Summit Motorsports Park. Here are five takeaways from the Summit Racing Equipment…
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The Bader family is keeping the Summit Motorsports Park dream alive

Over the years, well-kept and beloved Summit Motorsports Park has gained a reputation for something Bill Bader Jr. refers to as "The Norwalk Experience." The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals are more than a race to Bader and his team.
29 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
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Bill Bader Jr.
For over 50 years, Summit Motorsports Park has been host to thrilling racing action. Over the years, the well-kept and beloved facility has gained a reputation for something Bill Bader Jr. refers to as "The Norwalk Experience." The Summit Racing…
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Pro Stock’s Matt Hartford eyes turnaround in Norwalk

After a career-best season a year ago, things haven’t exactly gone to plan in 2024 for Pro Stock standout Matt Hartford heading into this weekend’s 18th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at world-class Summit Motorsports Park.
28 Jun 2024
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Matt Hartford
After a career-best season a year ago, things haven’t exactly gone to plan in 2024 for Pro Stock standout Matt Hartford heading into this weekend’s 18th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at world-class Summit Motorsports Park. The…
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Summit Racing Equipment offers exceptional deals and rewards this weekend!

Success is a long-term collaboration, and for decades Summit Racing Equipment has been helping drag racers and enthusiasts build the machines of their dreams. Be sure to stop by Summit's midway display this weekend!
27 Jun 2024
David Kennedy
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Summit Booth Big Red 2024
You were born to drag race. Summit Racing Equipment knows this and has designed a program that rewards you for every purchase you make to build the race car or hot rod of your dreams. Special Discount from Summit Racing Equipment—This…
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Blake Alexander looks to repeat Funny Car success this weekend in Norwalk

Last year at Summit Motorsports Park, Blake Alexander joined an elite list of NHRA drivers to win in both NHRA nitro categories, picking up his first career Funny Car victory. He’ll look to repeat that win this weekend.
27 Jun 2024
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Blake Alexander
Last year at Summit Motorsports Park, Blake Alexander joined an elite list of NHRA drivers to win in both NHRA nitro categories, picking up his first career Funny Car victory. He’ll look to repeat that win this weekend at the 18th annual Summit…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals as they celebrate with their teams and accept congratulations from their defeated final-round opponents.
26 Jun 2024
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Behind the Scenes
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Shawn Langdon has hopes for another all-Kalitta Top Fuel final in Norwalk

Shawn Langdon and points leader and teammate Doug Kalitta met in the final round of the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals, with Kalitta getting the win, and Langdon is hopeful for another opportunity at this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
26 Jun 2024
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Shawn Langdon
Last weekend in Richmond represented an ideal scenario for Kalitta Motorsports in the Top Fuel ranks, and standout driver Shawn Langdon would love to see that continue — with one minor change — at this weekend’s 18th annual Summit Racing Equipment…
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Weekend Rewind: PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

The PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals was a weekend that few will forget as NHRA returned to Virginia Motorsports Park for a memorable event. Here's a look at some of the weekend's action.
25 Jun 2024
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Weekend Rewind: PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals
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Multiclass racer Kyle Koretsky to add Factory X to the mix in Norwalk

The 2024 edition of the Holley EFI Factory X category is plumping up ahead of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. Versatile racer Kyle Koretsky will be behind the wheel of a Rob Smith Racing-owned supercharged Chevrolet Camaro to compete in the class for the first time.
24 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
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Kyle Koretsky
The 2024 edition of the brand-spanking-new Holley EFI Factory X category is plumping up ahead of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. Versatile racer Kyle Koretsky will be behind the wheel of a Rob Smith Racing-owned supercharged…
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5 Things We Learned in Richmond

Three brutally hot days, hardcore fans, track-record runs, a devastating crash, and history in the making: The PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals had it all as the NHRA returned to Virginia Motorsports Park after a short absence. Here’s our five big takeaways from the race.
24 Jun 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned in Richmond
Three brutally hot days, hardcore fans, track-record runs, a devastating crash, and history in the making …. The PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals had it all as the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series returned to Virginia Motorsports Park after a short…
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More history on the line for Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Gaige Herrera

Chasing history has been nothing new for Gaige Herrera the past two seasons, but the reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion has a chance to add another incredible mark at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals.
22 Jun 2024
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Gaige Herrera
Chasing history has been nothing new for Gaige Herrera the past two seasons, but the reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion has a chance to add another incredible mark at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park…
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Pro Stock points leader Dallas Glenn: "If it was easy, we wouldn't do it"

Winning is, for most, the point of the game. An easy win, though, seldom seems to have the same sense of reward that comes with winning an intense, honest battle. Pro Stock points leader Dallas Glenn believes the challenge itself is where much of the reward can be found.
20 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
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Dallas Glenn
Everyone likes to win. It's the very point of the game, by most standards. An easy win, though – however much it "still counts" – seldom seems to come with the same sense of reward as emerging victorious from a hard-fought, knuckle-bruising battle.…
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Austin Prock looks to carry Funny Car hot streak into Richmond

Austin Prock was in a Top Fuel dragster two years ago at Virginia Motorsports Park, but at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals, he’ll be looking for his third Funny Car win of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
20 Jun 2024
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Austin Prock
Austin Prock was in a Top Fuel dragster two years ago at Virginia Motorsports Park, but at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals, he’ll be looking for his third Funny Car win of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.…
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Brittany Force after more VMP magic at PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals

The last time Brittany Force was at Virginia Motorsports Park, she was obliterating track records en route to a victory in 2022 and, ultimately, her second world championship, and she hopes to recreate some of that magic this year.
20 Jun 2024
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Brittany Force
The last time Brittany Force was at Virginia Motorsports Park, the Top Fuel standout was obliterating track records in Richmond en route to a victory in 2022 and, ultimately, her second world championship in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series…
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