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Racers continue to reap rewards of National Dragster’s Be a Winner, Be a Member program

On April 19, 2019, longtime NHRA member Larry Meyers drove his ’72 Dodge Challenger to a victory in the 11.50 Index class at his home track, Pueblo Motorsports Park near his home in Elizabeth, Colo. At the time, Meyers had no way of knowing that win would produce an unexpected benefit.
03 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
be a winner
On April 19, 2019, longtime NHRA member Larry Meyers drove his ’72 Dodge Challenger to a victory in the 11.50 Index class at his home track, Pueblo Motorsports Park near his home in Elizabeth, Colo. At the time, Meyers had no way of knowing that win…
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Nostalgia racer Alex Miladinovich will make his Funny Car debut at the Winternationals

Former Nostalgia Funny Car racer Alex Miladinovich will make his NHRA “big show” debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals after completing his crossgrade licensing during the recent test session at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
03 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Alex Miladinovich
Former Nostalgia Funny Car racer Alex Miladinovich will make his NHRA “big show” debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals after completing his crossgrade licensing during the recent test session at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “I…
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First 2020 issue of National Dragster features season preview, Winternats history

NHRA National Dragster's first issue of 2020, the annual Season Preview edition, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
03 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster's first issue of 2020, the annual Season Preview edition, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The issue features deep looks at the Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock classes and…
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ProTorque and Bonifante Friction team up ahead of 2020 NHRA season

ProTorque and Bonifante Friction partner ahead of 2020 NHRA season, creating one of the best teams in motorsports.
03 Feb 2020
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Bonifante
ProTorque and Bonifante Friction partnered to create a powerhouse team with a lasting impact in the NHRA Drag Racing community.  Both companies factor heavily in the bellhousing department, making the decision for ProTorque’s Joe Rivera and…
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Five things to watch for at the 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona

The 2020 season begins in Pomona with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and we've got debuts, returns and reunions to get excited about. 
03 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Alexis DeJoria
The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals kicks off the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season in Pomona at Auto Club Raceway.…
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NHRA Winternationals Tricky Tipster: And we're off and running

The beauty of each new season is that every driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series is currently tied for first place in the standings. Naturally, that won’t last long. Once qualifying begins on February 7, at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect the Harvest, the battle for titles will begin in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock. With that, here’s Tricky Tipster’s first attempt to handicap the Pomona pro fields.
02 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Doug Kalitta
The beauty of each new season is that every driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series is currently tied for first place in the standings. Naturally, that won’t last long. Once qualifying begins on February 7, at the Lucas Oil NHRA…
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See the cars from Las Vegas in NHRA preseason testing gallery

NHRA preseason testing is complete at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz grabbed the great images you need to see.
02 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Cool weather didn't deter NHRA teams from making strong passes over three days of testing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Doug Kalitta, Shawn Langdon, Austin Prock and Antron Brown all made solid passes in Top Fuel while Robert Hight, Matt…
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John Force Racing's third-generation enjoying thrill of Jr. Drag Racing competition

Jacob and Noah Hood, sons of JFR crew chief Danny Hood and former NHRA Funny Car star Ashley Force Hood, along with Autumn Hight, daughter of three-time NHRA Funny Car champ Robert Hight, are regulars in the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League competition at Southern California’s Irwindale Raceway.
02 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Jr. Dragster
The next generation of John Force Racing is already making its presence known in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League. Jacob and Noah Hood, sons of JFR crew chief Danny Hood and former NHRA Funny Car star Ashley Force Hood…
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Shawn Langdon and Matt Hagan top final day of NHRA testing in Las Vegas

01 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Matt Hagan
Report courtesy Bobby Bennett, Competition Plus NHRA preseason testing came to a close Saturday after fielding three successful days of test runs for drag racers who compete in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing.  In…
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See Tim Wilkerson, Robert Hight and Austin Prock hit The Strip on the final day of preseason testing

NHRA preseason testing wraps up at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway just days before the beginning of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season kicks off in Pomona.
01 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Tim Wilkerson
Tim Wilkerson, Robert Hight and Austin Prock all hit The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the final day of NHRA preseason testing. The 2020 season kicks off at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona […
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Daniels, Nowicki, and Hembree lead winners at Division 2 Winter Warm-up

Randy Daniels Mark Nowicki, and Terry Hembree led the list of winners as the 2020 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series kicked with the Southeast Division Winter Warm-up at Orlando Speed World Dragway​​​​​​.
01 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Orlando
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division Winter Warm-up: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., '07 Pontiac, D/SM, 8.471, 149.45  def. Doug…
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Austin Prock, Robert Hight top second day of NHRA testing in Las Vegas

John Force Racing, and the Procks, featured in the top of the leaderboards of Top Fuel and Funny Car at the second day of NHRA testing in Las Vegas.
31 Jan 2020
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Austin Prock
Report courtesy Bobby Bennett, Competition Plus John Force Racing dominated the second day of testing at the Professional Racers Organization annual preseason test, held this year at The Strip In Las Vegas.  Top Fuel…
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See more photos from NHRA testing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz grabbed some more incredible images from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and we've got them right here for your viewing pleasure.
31 Jan 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Testing picked up speed at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and we've got some great photos courtesy of NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz for your viewing pleasure. 
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Watch Shawn Langdon, Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan and Paul Lee hit The Strip during NHRA Testing

NHRA Testing continues at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and we've got more video of some of the best cars on the property.
31 Jan 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Shawn Langdon
Shawn Langdon continued his solid week and Don Schumacher Racing hit The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as NHRA testing continued. We've got video of those three runs in addition to a pass made by Paul Lee's Global Electronic Technology /…
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Brandon Welch putting pieces together ahead of Top Fuel debut

31 Jan 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Brandon Welch
Brandon Welch didn't anticipate pedaling his Top Fuel dragster during NHRA testing. But the racer needed to punch through the lights quicker than 4.50-seconds to get a step closer to cross-grade his Funny Car license to Top Fuel.  He got the…
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Antron Brown's fourth title is closer than ever with Brian Corradi back on board

Antron Brown got the band back together at NHRA preseason testing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His next win, and championship chase, is on the horizon.
31 Jan 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Antron Brown
Antron Brown last won in 2018, a lifetime ago for a three-time world champion and a driver that ranks amongst the greatest of all time.  That figures to change in 2020. Brown teamed back up with Brian Corradi during the offseason and formed…
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Robert Hight, Antron Brown pace first day of test session in Las Vegas

Defending NHRA Funny Car champion Robert Hight and past NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown had the quickest runs during first-day testing at the traditional PRO preseason test session. 
31 Jan 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Antron Brown
Report courtesy Bobby Bennett, Competition Plus Defending NHRA Funny Car champion Robert Hight picked up where he left off at in 2019, grabbing the quickest run during first-day testing at the traditional PRO preseason test…
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60 Memorable Winternationals Moments, Part 2: the 1980s and '90s

As we close in on the launch of the 2020 season and the 60th annual Lucas Oil Winternationals, we continue our look back at the rich history of the event. In Part 2, we're focusing on the 1980s and '90s.
31 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Pomona
As we close in on the launch of the 2020 season and the 60th annual Lucas Oil Winternationals, we continue our look back at the rich history of the event. Last week we revisted…
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Check out the photos from the start of NHRA preseason testing in Las Vegas

NHRA preseason testing kicked off at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and we've got the photos you need to see.
30 Jan 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Leah Pritchett
NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz captured some incredible images at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the first day of preseason testing. You can check them out below and we'll have more on Friday from Las Vegas.…
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Watch Alexis DeJoria's first run of NHRA preseason testing in Las Vegas

Alexis DeJoria debuted her ROKiT / ABK Beer Toyota Camry Funny Car at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a strong pass.
30 Jan 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Alexis DeJoria
The ROKiT / ABK Beer Toyota Camry Funny Car made a stellar pass at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as Alexis DeJoria debuted the new look in her return to NHRA Drag Racing. DeJoria ran a 4.18-second pass with crew chiefs Del Worsham and Nicky…
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See Clay Millican's new Top Fuel dragster at NHRA Testing in Las Vegas

Clay Millican is testing clutch discs and new Goodyear tires at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
30 Jan 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Clay Millican
Clay Millican enjoyed a busy but pleasant offseason before beginning preseason testing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Parts Plus Top Fuel team spent its offseason rewiring the entire dragster and reorganizing its trailer, a pair of…
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Kalitta Motorsports hits The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as testing continues

J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon made solid passes at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off NHRA testing.
30 Jan 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
J.R. Todd
The DHL Funny Car and Top Fuel dragster took to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the first day of NHRA testing. J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon both made solid passes on a cool track to debut their preseason testing. …
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Global Electronic Technology joins Paul Lee’s Funny Car team 

Global Electronic Technology will join Paul Lee Racing for the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season on his Funny Car. The sponsorship will debut at the 2020 season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
30 Jan 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Paul Lee
Global Electronic Technology will join Paul Lee Racing for the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season on his Funny Car. Lee will adorn the blue of Global Electronic Technology as the major marketing partner for 12 selected races. Lee currently…
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Celebrate 50 years of greatness: The History of Pro Stock book now available

In honor of the NHRA’s 50 years of Pro Stock celebration, NHRA Publications has produced an updated edition of its popular book, The History of Pro Stock, now available through Amazon.com.
30 Jan 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pro Stock
In honor of the NHRA’s 50 years of Pro Stock celebration, NHRA Publications has produced an updated edition of its popular book, The History of Pro Stock, now available through Amazon.com. Originally published in 2009 and covering…
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Brittany Force kicks off testing in Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster

Watch the first run of 2020 NHRA Testing in Las Vegas and hear from crew chief David Grubnic after Brittany Force took to The Strip in her Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster.
30 Jan 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Brittany Force
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Watch pre-season testing live from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NHRA.com is hosting a live video feed from pre-season testing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, courtesy of Competition Plus.
30 Jan 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Robert Hight
NHRA.com and NHRA National Dragster are covering NHRA pre-season testing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In addition to our original coverage and photography, we're also providing free access to a live feed courtesy of Competition Plus…
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See who arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for preseason testing

More than a dozen cars arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for preseason testing just a week before the start of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.
29 Jan 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
News
Clay Millican
Trailers filled with Top Fuel dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Top Alcohol Dragsters, Top Alcohol Funny Cars and even a pair of Pro Stock cars arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Wednesday ahead of preseason testing. The 2020 Mello Yello…
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J.R. Todd discusses preparation for 2020 Funny Car season

J.R. Todd joined Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks Studio via Skype to talk about the upcoming Funny Car season as he chases his second world championship in his DHL Toyota Camry.
28 Jan 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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J.R. Todd
Catch all the action and interviews on NHRA.tv all season long, including the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Pomona kicks off the 2020 season in February -- you can catch all the action on NHRA.tv…
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NHRA.com Interview: David Grubnic enters 2020 with a renewed focus on consistency and reliability

As he prepares for his second season as the crew chief for Brittany Force and the Monster team, David Grubnic looks to apply the lessons he learned in 2019.
28 Jan 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
grubby
As far as David Grubnic is concerned, there is no such thing as an unrealistic expectation. Some may have thought that delivering a second Top Fuel championship to the JFR team in his first season as Brittany Force’s crew chief was a bit of a…
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Nitro teams begin westward trek for pre-season testing in Las Vegas, Phoenix

Top Fuel and Funny Car teams across the country are loading up their rigs and heading west for pre-season testing this weekend. The troops will be split, with some opting to run at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and a smaller group choosing Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix.
28 Jan 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Testing
NHRA.com will have coverage of the Las Vegas test session and updates from Phoenix throughout the weekend. To purchase general-admission or reserved seats for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, call 800-884-NHRA(6472). Tickets also are…
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