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Kalitta, J. Force, Anderson and Herrera pick up No. 1 qualifiers in Charlotte

Defending Top Fuel world champion Doug Kalitta enjoyed his second straight No. 1 qualifier, cementing the top spot on Saturday at theNHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. John Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1.
27 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Doug Kalitta
Defending Top Fuel world champion Doug Kalitta enjoyed his second straight No. 1 qualifier, cementing the top spot on Saturday at zMAX Dragway at the 14th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. John Force (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock…
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Tasca, Ashley, Enders, and Herrera win Mission Challenge titles in Charlotte

Funny Car’s Bob Tasca III made the fastest run in zMAX Dragway history on Saturday, racing to the victory in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge specialty race. Justin Ashley, Erica Enders, and Gaige Herrera also scored wins in the Mission Challenge Saturday.
27 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Bob tasca
Funny Car’s Bob Tasca III made the fastest run in zMAX Dragway history on Saturday, racing to the victory in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge specialty race as part of this weekend’s 14th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. Justin…
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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Saturday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over zMAX Dragway on the second day of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, capturing all of the action on and off the racetrack.
27 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA announces disqualification of Bob Tasca III's second qualifying pass

NHRA has announced the disqualification of Bob Tasca III’s run during the second round of Funny Car qualifications at the Charlotte NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C. 
27 Apr 2024
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NHRA statement
NHRA has announced the disqualification of Bob Tasca III’s run during the second round of Funny Car qualifications at the Charlotte NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C.  Tasca’s intake manifold was found to have been media-blasted and this…
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Saturday News & Notes from the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the second day of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Updated throughout the day.
27 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Saturday News & Notes
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Latest posts HOLLEY EFI FACTORY X Q2 Greg Stanfield held on to the top spot in Holley EFI Factory X with yesterday’s 7.044 in his Rod Shop…
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With strong recent performances, Alexis DeJoria is finally back on track

After a strong 3.85 run last night that has Alexis DeJoria qualified second in the Funny Car field, crew chief Del Worsham is ready to put behind them the rough stretch that went from the last race of 2023 and into the 2024 season.
27 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Alexis DeJoria
To paraphrase William Shakespeare from Richard III, Alexis DeJoria and tuner Del Worsham have had their “winter of our discontent,” and the sun is ready to shine again on the Bandero Tequila team. Entering Saturday of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in…
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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Saturday preview

After a solid opening day of qualifying, the annual 4-Wide Nationals continues on Saturday at zMax Dragway with two more rounds of qualifying and the Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty Challenge.
27 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News, Race coverage
4 Wide
After a solid opening day of qualifying, the annual 4-Wide Nationals continues on Saturday at zMax Dragway with two more rounds of qualifying and the Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty Challenge. Doug Kalitta, John Force, Greg Anderson, and Matt Smith,…
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John Force, Kalitta, Anderson, Matt Smith lead Friday fields at four-wides

26 Apr 2024
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John Force
Funny Car legend John Force set a new zMAX Dragway track record on Friday, powering to the provisional No. 1 spot at the 14th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock…
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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Saturday preview

After a solid opening day of qualifying, the annual 4-Wide Nationals continues on Saturday at zMax Dragway with two more rounds of qualifying and the Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty Challenge.
26 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
After a solid opening day of qualifying, the annual 4-Wide Nationals continues on Saturday at zMax Dragway with two more rounds of qualifying and the Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty Challenge. Doug Kalitta, John Force, Greg Anderson, and Matt Smith,…
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NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Friday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers were all over zMAX Dragway on the first day of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, capturing all of the action on and off the racetrack.
26 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
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Fernando Cuadra Sr. ready to have last Pro Stock dance with his sons

This weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals will be the last time that Fernando Cuadra Sr. will make passes down a dragstrip in a Pro Stock car and will line up four-wide alongside his three sons in Friday's second qualifying session.
26 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Fernando Cuadra Sr.
For the last time in their careers, the Cuadra family, made up of Fernando Cuadra Sr. and his sons Fernando Jr. and twins Cristian and David, will all be competing together in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Pro Stock category. This…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, Charlotte

Heading to "the Bellagio of dragstrips" for the second of two four-wide races this season, Trick Tipster has given the nod to Doug Kalitta, Austin Prock, Dallas Glenn, and Gaige Herrera as the pre-race favorites.
26 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tipster
OK, so Tipster whiffed a bit on the Las Vegas NHRA 4-Wide Nationals with an 0-3 record for the three Pro classes. The good news is that the net four-wide race is just around the corner at zMax Dragway, often known as "the Bellagio of dragstrips…
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It's a long shot, but Austin Prock still has eyes on making Pep Boys Callout field

He knows it's a long shot, but Austin Prock hopes to earn enough qualifying points to make the field at the Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout in Indy. He had to start from zero behind drivers who earned points last year, but after three No.1 qualifiers, he's making progress.
26 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Austin Prock
When Austin Prock jumped into the saddle of teammate Robert Hight’s Cornwell Tools Camaro, he inherited one of the quickest rides and the best crew chiefs in Funny Car and is the current points leader in the race for the NHRA Mission Foods Drag…
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Friday News & Notes from the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the opening day of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Updated throughout the day.
26 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Greg Stanfield
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY HOLLEY EFI FACTORY X Two weeks after winning the first official event in the Holley EFI Factory X class in Las Vegas, Greg Stanfield drove to the provisional pole in…
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Sox & Martin and McCandless Collection to sponsor NHRA Hemi Challenge

Sox & Martin and the McCandless Collection will be the sponsors of the 2024 Hemi Challenge as part of the 70th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
26 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NHRA Hemi Challenge
Sox & Martin and the McCandless Collection will be the sponsors of the 2024 Hemi Challenge as part of the 70th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. The world’s biggest and most prestigious drag race takes place Aug…
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4/26: Happy 426 Hemi Day

60 years ago, Chrysler combined the deep-skirt V-8 block of the 426-cid Max Wedge with the hemispherical combustion chambers of the 392-cid Hemi — and the 426 Hemi was born. Today, this engine architecture powers every nitro Funny Car and Top Fuel dragster down the NHRA dragstrip.
26 Apr 2024
David Kennedy
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426 Hemi Drag engine for NHRA 12
In the early ’60s, Pontiacs were winning on the dragstrips and superspeedways. Chrysler saw what motorsports had done for the stodgy Pontiac brand and wanted its own engine to win NHRA and NASCAR races — and with them the hearts of car buyers. So,…
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Matt Smith looks for hometown Pro Stock Motorcycle win at zMAX Dragway

After a six-week hiatus from the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule, the competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle class returns to action at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, and atop the list of riders ready to hit the track is six-time champion Matt Smith.
25 Apr 2024
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Matt Smith
After a six-week hiatus from the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule, the competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle class returns to action at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Atop the list of riders ready to hit the track is…
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After historic four-wide Funny Car win, Bob Tasca III after more in Charlotte

Bob Tasca III knows all about how difficult it is to win a four-wide drag race, doing so two weeks ago in Las Vegas under the rarest of circumstances in NHRA Funny Car history: a triple holeshot.
25 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Bob Tasca III
Bob Tasca III knows all about how difficult it is to win a four-wide drag race, doing so two weeks ago in Las Vegas under the rarest of circumstances in NHRA Funny Car history.   The talented veteran pulled off the first triple holeshot in…
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Randi Lyn Butner to join husband Bo in Mountain Motor Pro Stock

Stock Eliminator racer Randi Lyn "RL" Butner is adding another category to her 2024 race schedule. This coming weekend, she will make her debut in the NHRA Johnson's Horsepowered Garage Mountain Motor Pro Stock class, and she plans to run for the championship alongside her husband, 2017 Pro Stock world champ Bo Butner, in the monstrous 800-plus-cubic-inch series.
25 Apr 2024
Kelly Wade
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Randi Lyn Butner
Stock Eliminator racer Randi Lyn "RL" Butner is adding another category to her 2024 race schedule. This coming weekend, she will make her debut in the NHRA Johnson's Horsepowered Garage Mountain Motor Pro Stock class, and she plans to run for the…
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Top 5 Moments from four-wide Top Fuel racing in Charlotte

Top Fuelers have been going four-wide in Charlotte since the 2009 exhibition at zMAX Dragway and since 2010 in points-earning competition, and they've delivered some amazing moments since then. Here's a look back at five great Top Fuel finals.
24 Apr 2024
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Top 5 Moments
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HendrickCars.com to sponsor Brittany Force, JFR starting at 4-Wide Nationals

The event at zMAX Dragway kicks off a four-race partnership with John Force Racing and HendrickCars.com, which serves as the primary sponsor for Top Fuel's Brittany Force in Charlotte and an associate sponsor for Funny Car's John Force and Austin Prock.
24 Apr 2024
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Brittany Force
Two of the most iconic and successful names in motorsports have united for the first time. …
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Quick-rising rookie Brandon Foster is making fast friends with Pro Stock

The Pro Stock standings have an unexpected name smack-dab in the middle of the top 10 heading into this weekend's NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. NHRA Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Foster is brand new to the class, but he's quickly building steam even as he's settling in.
24 Apr 2024
Kelly Wade
Feature
Brandon Foster
The Pro Stock standings have an unexpected name smack-dab in the middle of the top 10 heading into this weekend's NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. NHRA Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Foster is brand new to the class, but he's quickly…
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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Friday preview

The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series heads back to the East Coast for the second of back-to-back four-wide events at luxurious zMax Dragway in Charlotte.
24 Apr 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
4 wide
The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series heads back to the East Coast for the second of back-to-back four-wide events at luxurious zMax Dragway in Charlotte. Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, we got an industrial-strength dose of four-wide racing…
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Expanded Total Seal team going after four-wide double victory in Charlotte

The Total Seal team will be going after a double victory at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, as John DeFlorian Racing's Mountain Motor Pro Stock Camaro will sport the Total Seal logo for the rest of the NHRA season. 
24 Apr 2024
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Total Seal team
The Total Seal team will be going after a double victory at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, as John DeFlorian Racing's Mountain Motor Pro Stock Camaro will sport the Total Seal logo for the rest of the NHRA season. …
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AMKUS Rescue Systems to continue as Official Rescue Tools of NHRA

NHRA officials have announced that AMKUS Rescue Systems, which has been an industry leader in motorsports for more than 40 years, will continue as the Official Rescue Tools of NHRA as part of a multiyear agreement.
24 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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AMkus
NHRA officials have announced that AMKUS Rescue Systems, which has been an industry leader in motorsports for more than 40 years, will continue as the Official Rescue Tools of NHRA as part of a multiyear agreement. It continues a lengthy partnership…
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Firebird Raceway's Midnight Grudge Drags gets prime local exposure

Firebird Raceway, a standout, long-time NHRA Member Track in Division 6, was featured recently on its local news channel, Idaho 6 News, sharing information about the track's Midnight Grudge Drags to combat illegal street activities in the area.
23 Apr 2024
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Firebird Raceway
 
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The NHRA Insiders are ON FIRE before Charlotte four-wide event

On this high-octane episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes is joined by National Dragster's Phil Burgess and Tony Pedregon to talk about the electric running of the Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals as well as the upcoming 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte this week. 
23 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  On this high-octane episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes is joined by NHRA National Dragster's Phil Burgess and Tony Pedregon to talk about the electric running of the Las Vegas NHRA 4-Wide Nationals as…
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Top 5 four-wide Pro Stock moments from the Charlotte event

Four-wide Pro Stock finals invariably end up doorhandle to doorhandle to doorhandle to doorhandle, allowing for some major upsets or surprise finishes. Here's a look back at five memorable four-wide Pro Stock finals from zMAX Dragway.
23 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Top 5 four-wide Pro Stock moments
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Add nitro crew chief to the list of Jonnie Lindberg’s many skills

So far this season, Jonnie Lindberg has shone brightly in his new role as the crew chief for Paul Lee's McLeod/FTI Dodge nitro Funny Car, and he believes the best is yet to come.
23 Apr 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Jonnie Lindberg
When Jonnie Lindberg came to the United States from his native Sweden nearly a decade ago, he quickly proved that he could drive a Top Alcohol Funny Car by winning two NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series titles. Then, Lindberg proved that he could…
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Summit Racing Equipment renews as title sponsor of NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League

Summit Racing Equipment will again be the title sponsor of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, a popular racing league for kids ages 5-17, which features a host of special events during the 2024 season.
22 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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JDRL
Summit Racing Equipment will again be the title sponsor of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, a popular racing league for kids ages 5-17, which features a host of special events during the 2024 season. Summit Racing Equipment has been…
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