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Five things we learned at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, Race 3 of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, was packed with wild moments and high drama. Here are five big takeaways from the event.
03 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five things we learned at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
  JUSTIN ASHLEY + MIKE GREEN + TOMMY DELAGO = TROUBLE When Justin Ashley hired Mike Green to tune his fast-rising Top Fuel program in the offseason between the 2020 and 2021 seasons, he brought to the team championship experience with…
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It's a double-double for Ashley in Top Fuel; Hagan, Glenn also score Pomona wins

Justin Ashley completed a double-double weekend at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, following his win in Saturday’s Mission Challenge with a Top Fuel win Sunday. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) also collected wins at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
02 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley completed a double-double weekend at appropriately-named In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, following his win in Saturday’s  Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge with a Top Fuel win Sunday. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Dallas Glenn (…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Sunday photo gallery

The National Dragster photographers were all over In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip on Sunday of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals capturing all of the on-track and off-track action.
02 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Sunday News and Notes from the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and videos from final eliminations at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.
02 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Sunday News and Notes
  Shawn Langdon kept an interesting streak alive, his first-round race being decided by reaction time in each of the season’s first three races. In Gainesville, he lost on a 3.706 to 3.704 holeshot to Antron Brown, a…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Sunday preview

After two wild days of qualifying at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, champions will be crowned Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, one of the sport’s oldest and most prestigious events.
02 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
After two wild days of qualifying at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, champions will be crowned Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, one of the sport’s oldest and most prestigious events. Defending Top Fuel event champ Justin Ashley…
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Ashley, Green, Hartford win Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge in Pomona

Justin Ashley, Chad Green, and Matt Hartford collected the victories in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, which took place during Saturday qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
01 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Chad Green
Justin Ashley, Chad Green, and Matt Hartford collected the victories in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, which took place during Saturday qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. The Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge brings…
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Ashley has huge day in Top Fuel; Pedregon, Caruso hold onto Friday leads in Pomona

Justin Ashley, Cruz Pedregon, and Camrie Caruso will lead their respective fields into final eliminations Sunday at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip after earning the No. 1 qualifying positions for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
01 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley, Cruz Pedregon, and Camrie Caruso will lead their respective fields into final eliminations Sunday at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip after earning the No. 1 qualifying positions for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. video-js.…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Saturday photo gallery

The National Dragster photographers were all over In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip on Saturday of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals capturing all of the on-track and off-track action.
01 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
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John Force, J.R. Todd get tangled up in top-end crash in Winternationals qualifying

Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force and fellow former world champ J.R. Todd were involved in a two-car accident in the shutdown area in the second qualifying session at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
01 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
John Force, J.R. Todd
Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force and fellow former world champion J.R. Todd were involved in a two-car accident in the shutdown area in the second qualifying session at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Force’s Peak Chevy got…
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Mike Salinas reunites the Petersen and Parks legacy at the 2023 Winternationals

At the 2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals the Scrappers Racing team swapped its jet-black regalia for a new hot-rod red paint scheme celebrating Wally Parks’ friend Robert E. Petersen’s museum.
01 Apr 2023
David Kennedy
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Mike Salinas reunites the Petersen and Parks legacy at Winternationals
Robert E. Petersen was a promotional powerhouse in the hot rod world from the 1940s till he sold his publishing empire in the 1990s. Wally Parks was a legitimate racer and hot rodder who held the respect of fledgling land-speed racers. He went on…
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Grubnic confident that new combination will pay dividends in the long run

Despite five victories in a championship-winning season and domination of the quickest and fastest runs list, David Grubnic has gone back to the drawing board for a new tune-up for Brittany Force's dragster this season.
01 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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David Grubnc
You’re the crew chief of the championship-winning car. You’re responsible for seven of the quickest passes in class history, including the best run of last year. You’ve also tuned your driver to the 10 fastest speeds in history, seven of which were…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals/Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge Saturday preview

The final day of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals will not only set the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations but also will be highlighted by the second running of the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge during the day’s two qualifying sessions.
01 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
The final day of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals will not only set the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations but also will be highlighted by the second running of the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge during the day’s two…
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Funny Car’s Robert Hight after more Winternationals magic in Pomona

In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip seems to always bring out the best in Robert Hight, and the three-time Funny Car world champ heads to this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with plenty of excitement following his win in Phoenix on Sunday.
01 Apr 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Robert Hight
In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip seems to always bring out the best in Robert Hight, and the three-time Funny Car world champ heads to this weekend’s 63rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with plenty of excitement following his win in Phoenix…
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Force, Pedregon, and Caruso lead opening day of Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Brittany Force, Cruz Pedregon, and Camrie Caruso are the qualifying leaders after the opening day of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at newly rechristened In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.
31 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Brittany Force, Cruz Pedregon, and Camrie Caruso are the qualifying leaders after the opening day of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at newly rechristened In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip. video-js.video-js.vjs-fluid:not(.vjs-audio-only-mode…
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Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals to unify Beech Bend, Famoso events

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum has announced its two 2023 Hot Rod Reunion events will relaunch as the Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals. “Big Daddy” Don Garlits and Don “the Snake” Prudhomme will be Grand Marshals, respectively, for the events in Bowling Green, Ky., and Bakersfield, Calif.
31 Mar 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Wally Parks NHRA Nostalgia Nationals
For decades the best in nostalgia drag racing has drawn racers, hot rodders, and fans to Bowling Green, Ky., and Bakersfield, Calif., to experience how the sport of drag racing began.  It was always Wally Parks’ vision to unify hot rodders…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Friday photo gallery

The National Dragster photographers were all over In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip on Friday of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals capturing all of the on-track and off-track action.
31 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Pro Stock’s Camrie Caruso aims to turn first win into continued success

Returning to the site where she was officially named the NHRA Rookie of the Year to close out the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Pro Stock’s Camrie Caruso has plenty of reasons to be excited at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
31 Mar 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Camrie Caruso
Returning to the site where she was officially named the NHRA Rookie of the Year to close out the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Pro Stock’s Camrie Caruso has plenty of reasons to be excited at this weekend’s 63rd annual Lucas…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Friday preview

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to Southern California and the birthplace of drag racing for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Race 3 of the 2023 season, at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.
31 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to Southern California and the birthplace of drag racing for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Race 3 of the 2023 season, at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip. Coming just a week after the…
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Tricky Tipster: Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Pomona in April seems a bit strange, but there is nothing odd about Tricky Tipster's picks for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals as he's going with Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, and Erica Enders as the favorites.
31 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
What’s this? The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in April? It’s no April fool’s joke and in light of the cold and rainy weather in most of Southern California over the last two months, moving the Pomona race off of it’s traditional February dates…
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GETTRX joins Matt Hartford Racing for Pomona and beyond

GETTRX and Matt Hartford Racing have announced a partnership for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and beyond. GETTRX, “the Fastest Name in Credit Card Processing,” will adorn the side of Hartford’s Pro Stock Camaro at GETTRX’s home track, In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.
30 Mar 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Matt Hartford
GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology, Inc., a leading FinTech institution, and Matt Hartford Racing have announced a partnership for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and beyond.  GETTRX, “the Fastest Name in Credit Card…
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Nitro Time Machine: Wild Funny Car action from 1998 Pomona opener

The Funny Car class provided plenty of entertainment at the 1998 Winternationals in Pomona with everything from track record performances to surprise non-qualifiers and more than a few memorable side-by-side runs.
30 Mar 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Nitro Time Machine
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New National Dragster issue packed with race coverage, racer features, and more

The third 2023 issue of NHRA National Dragster, with in-depth coverage of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and features on top racers, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
30 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Issue 3
  READ THE NEW ISSUE The third 2023 issue of NHRA National Dragster, with in-depth coverage of the…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the 2023 NHRA Arizona Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the NHRA Arizona Nationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another, and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
30 Mar 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Behind the Scenes
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John Force Racing meets WWE Superstars during special crossover event

The stars of John Force Racing met with WWE Superstars Braun Strowman and Raquel Rodriguez to promote this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and WWE Wrestlemania.
29 Mar 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Force and wrestling
With two major events taking place in Southern California this weekend, NHRA Drag Racing met WWE wrestling on Wednesday at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum as part of a special media day. The four stars of John Force Racing — Brittany…
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Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge returns this weekend in Pomona

Following a thrilling opening weekend of the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, the special challenge returns as part of this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.
29 Mar 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge
Following a thrilling opening weekend of the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, the special challenge returns as part of this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.   The Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA…
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Massel takes Comp title to lead Sportsman winners at NHRA Arizona Nationals

In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, seven champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, led by Bruso Massel, who scored for the 16th time in Comp.
29 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Bruno Massel
In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, seven champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Three-time world Bruno…
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Analyzing Phoenix: The Southwestern Swing Begins!

On this episode of the NHRA Insider, host Brian Lohnes breaks down the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Taking listeners inside some of the major happenings of the race, you'll learn the root cause of some of the more intriguing moments of the weekend.
29 Mar 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider, host Brian Lohnes breaks down the NHRA Arizona Nationals from Phoenix. Taking listeners inside some of the major happenings of the race, you'll learn the root cause of some of the more intriguing…
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2023 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Alcohol Dragster champ Julie Nataas

29 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
60:18
Julie Nataas stood in the Gainesville Raceway winner’s circle for the second straight weekend as the driver of the OTG/Randy Meyer Racing A/Fuel Dragster, winner of the Baby Gators” Division 2 Lucas Oil Series regional event, stopped fast-rising…
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2023 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champ Matt Gill

29 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
66:57
Matt Gill went back-to-back in Gainesville, in two ways. The winner of the “Baby Gators” Division 2 Lucas Oil Series regional event the weekend prior, Gill won then won his second straight Gatornationals title, driving the Moduline Cabinets Camaro…
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2023 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Comp champ Jim Greenheck

29 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
71:26
Past U.S. Nationals Comp champ Jim Greenheck added another prominent Wally to his collection with his win at the Gatornationals, powering his C-Tech Manufacturing B/EA Camaro to a final-round (-.52) 7.59 to defeat Joseph Arrowsmith’s (-,50) 7.93 for…
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