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Five-time Top Alcohol Dragster champ Bill Reichert passes away

Five-time NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world champ Bill Reichert passed away March 26. Reichert won five straight world championships, 2006-10, and collected 28 national event wins and 54 divisional/regional victories.
28 Mar 2023
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Bill Reichert
Five-time NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world champ Bill Reichert passed away March 26. He was 71. Reichert won five straight world championships, 2006-10, and collected 28 national event wins and 54 divisional/regional victories. Reichert,…
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Jasmine Salinas takes first Top Fuel passes in anticipation of 2024 debut

Jasmine Salinas made her first launches behind the wheel of a Top Fuel dragster Monday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. The 31-year-old daughter of NHRA Top Fuel driver Mike Salinas will work to obtain her NHRA Top Fuel license as she prepares to compete full time beginning in 2024.
28 Mar 2023
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Jasmine Salinas
Jasmine Salinas made her first launches behind the wheel of a Top Fuel dragster on Monday afternoon at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. The 31-year-old daughter of NHRA Top Fuel driver Mike Salinas will work to obtain her NHRA Top Fuel license as…
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Justin Ashley looking for more early-season success at Winternationals

With an early-season win last week at the NHRA Arizona Nationals already under his belt, Justin Ashley, who won the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals to open the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Series season, is after a second straight win at storied In-N-Out Pomona Dragstrip.
28 Mar 2023
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Justin Ashley
A quick start paid dividends last year for Justin Ashley, who won the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals to open the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Series season and used that momentum to contend for his first Top Fuel world championship. With an early…
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Gerber Collision & Glass enters strategic partnership with NHRA YES Program

Gerber Collision & Glass has joined the team of partners for the NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
28 Mar 2023
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YES progrm
Gerber Collision & Glass has joined the team of partners for the NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The NHRA YES Program is the only full-time education program in…
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Modern Warriors presents Legends Nitro Funny Cars at Winternationals

The Legends Nitro Funny Cars portion of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, March 30-April 2, will be presented by Modern Warriors “Your Tactical Specialist,” a Utah-based premier tactical company.
28 Mar 2023
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Legends Nitro Funny Cars
The thrilling, nitro-burning machines of Legends Nitro Funny Cars will do battle at the renamed In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip at the 63rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals on March 30-April 2 to complement the array of action at the iconic…
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Five Things We Learned at the NHRA Arizona Nationals

The NHRA Arizona Nationals, Stop 2 of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, was packed with twists and turns and history-making moments. Here are five big takeaways from the event.
27 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned at the NHRA Arizona Nationals
The NHRA Arizona Nationals, Stop 2 of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, was packed with twists and turns and history-making moments. Here are five big takeaways from the event. IS THE SUN SETTING ON WHP? Whether or not…
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Caruso is second female Pro Stock champ; Ashley, Hight also win at Phoenix finale

Camrie Caruso became just the second female Pro Stock winner in NHRA history, taking home the title at the NHRA Arizona Nationals . Justin Ashley and Robert Hight also collected victories at the second race of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
26 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Camrie Caruso
Camrie Caruso became just the second female Pro Stock winner in NHRA history, taking home the title at the final NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Justin Ashley (Top Fuel) and Robert Hight (Funny Car) also collected…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals packs 'em in again for second straight sold-out day

For the second straight day, NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park officials announced a sellout crowd, this time for eliminations at the 38th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.
26 Mar 2023
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Sold out
For the second straight day, NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park officials announced a sellout crowd, this time for eliminations at the 38th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix. Fans flocked to the facility in massive numbers all…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Sunday photo gallery

The National Dragster photographers were all over Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on Sunday of the NHRA Arizona Nationals capturing all of the on-track and off-track action.
26 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Sunday News and Notes from the NHRA Arizona Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and videos from final eliminations at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Updated throughout the day.
26 Mar 2023
Sunday News and Notes from the NHRA Arizona Nationals
  UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY For the second straight race, Shawn Langdon and Antron Brown squared off in the first round of Top Fuel, and for the second time, the winner was decided on a holeshot. In Gainesville,…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Sunday preview

The champions of what may well be the final NHRA national event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park will be crowned today at the NHRA Arizona Nationals after two frantic days of qualifying.
26 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
NHRA Arizona Nationals
The champions of what may well be the final NHRA national event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park will be crowned today at the NHRA Arizona Nationals after two frantic days of qualifying. While Saturday’s action was highlighted by the drama of…
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Pro Stock leader Cuadra makes history; Kalitta, Tasca also top Phoenix fields

Cristian Cuadra made NHRA history as the first Mexican-born racer to qualify in the No. 1 position in the Professional classes as he will lead the Pro Stock field into battle Sunday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Bob Tasca III (Funny Car) also led their fields at the close of qualifying.
25 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Cristian Cuadra
Cristian Cuadra made NHRA history as the first Mexican-born racer to qualify in the No. 1 position in the Professional classes as he will lead the Pro Stock field into battle Sunday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Bob…
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Kalitta, DeJoria, Coughlin first Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge winners

Doug Kalitta. Alexis DeJoria. and Troy Coughlin Jr. collected the victories in the inaugural Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, which took place during Saturday qualifying at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
25 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta. Alexis DeJoria. and Troy Coughlin Jr. collected the victories in the inaugural Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, which took place during Saturday qualifying at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. The Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Saturday photo gallery

The National Dragster photographers were all over Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on Saturday of the NHRA Arizona Nationals capturing all of the on-track and off-track action.
25 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Sold out! It's another full house for Saturday of the NHRA Arizona Nationals

NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park officials announced a sellout crowd for Saturday’s racing at the 38th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix. It's the second consecutive Saturday sellout of the young 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
25 Mar 2023
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Sold out
NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park officials announced a sellout crowd for Saturday’s racing at the 38th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.   This weekend marks the final race weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and fans…
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Boesch doubles in Top Dragster/Sportsman at Texas Sportsman Challenge

Darian Boesch scored a double win, in Top Dragster and Top Sportsman, as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central Division was in action with the Texas Sportsman Challenge at Houston Raceway Park.
25 Mar 2023
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Lucas Oil Event Results
Division 4
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division Sportsman Challenge: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Rick Brown, Weatherford, Texas, '00 S-10, B/TA, 8.225, 163.39  def.…
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Alex Laughlin is already making the grade early in his new Funny Car career

Alex Laughlin is less than 15 runs into his new career as a Funny Car driver, but he’s already run in the threes, qualified for a field, and, perhaps most importantly of all, he’s gotten a thumbs up from his team owner, notoriously tough grader Jim Dunn.
25 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Alex Laughlin
Alex Laughlin is less than 15 runs into his new career as a Funny Car driver, but he’s already run in the threes, qualified for a field, and, perhaps most importantly of all, he’s gotten a thumbs up from his team owner, the notoriously tough grader…
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Bo Butner Racing team aiming for more history in the Valley of the Sun

The 38th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals is said to be the last NHRA national event held at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, and Bo Butner and his wife, Randi Lyn Butner, are planning to make the most of it — whether or not it pans out to be the last hurrah in Phoenix. 
25 Mar 2023
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Bo Butner Racing
The 38th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals is said to be the last NHRA national event held at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, and Bo Butner and his wife, Randi Lyn Butner, are planning to make the most of it — whether or not it pans out to be the last…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals/Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge Saturday preview

The final day of qualifying for the NHRA Arizona Nationals will not only set the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations but also will be highlighted by the inaugural running of the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge during the day’s two qualifying sessions.
25 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
NHRA Arizona Nationals
The final day of qualifying for the NHRA Arizona Nationals will not only set the fields for Sunday’s final eliminations but also will be highlighted by the inaugural running of the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge during the day’s two qualifying…
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Alexander, Cuadra looking for first No. 1s in Phoenix; Kalitta leads Top Fuel field

Blake Alexander and Cristian Cuadra, who have yet to secure a No. 1 qualifying berth in their young careers, and veteran Doug Kalitta, a 51-time No. 1 qualifier, are the field leaders after the opening day at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
24 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Blake Alexander
Blake Alexander and Cristian Cuadra., who have yet to secure a No. 1 qualifying berth in their young careers, and veteran Doug Kalitta, a 51-time No. 1 qualifier, are the field leaders after the opening day at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Friday photo gallery

The National Dragster photographers were all over Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on Friday of the NHRA Arizona Nationals capturing all of the on-track and off-track action.
24 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Hull kicks off new season with new sponsor and crew chief and high expectations

Buddy Hull will be making his season debut in Top Fuel this weekend, carrying a new major sponsor in Methanol Moonshine, local sponsorship from Chompie’s restaurant and Camelback Ford, a new crew chief in veteran Mike Guger, and a ton of expectations and dreams.
24 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Buddy Hull
Buddy Hull will be making his season debut in Top Fuel this weekend, carrying a new major sponsor in Methanol Moonshine, local sponsorship from Chompie’s restaurant and Camelback Ford, a new crew chief in veteran Mike Guger, and a ton of…
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Pruett looking for a fond farewell to a track where she's had so much success

A lot of racers and fans will be sorry to see Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park close, but Leah Pruett, who's won there twice in three final-round appearances, will surely be at the head of that list.
24 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Leah Pruett
A lot of racers and fans will be sorry to see Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park close, but Leah Pruett will surely be at the head of that list. The multi-talented Top Fuel star has enjoyed more success at the Phoenix raceplant than at any other…
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Mike Eames joins NHRA Division Directors team as Northwest Director

Mike Eames has been named the NHRA Division Director of the Northwest Division (Division 6), where he will oversee NHRA member tracks in Alaska, Alberta (Can.), British Columbia (Can.), Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
24 Mar 2023
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Mike Eames
Mike Eames  has been named the NHRA Division Director of the Northwest Division (Division 6), where he will oversee NHRA member tracks in Alaska, Alberta (Can.), British Columbia (Can.), Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Prior to being…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Friday preview

The 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series has headed west for a three-race left-coast stand that begins this weekend with the final NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix.
24 Mar 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
NHRA Arizona Nationals
The 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series has headed west for a three-race left-coast stand that begins this weekend with the final NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix. The tour will continue next…
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Top 5 Wildest Moments from the 1993 NHRA Arizona Nationals

The NHRA Arizona Nationals has a history of great moments, and the 1993 event, 30 years ago, was action-packed with fires, crashes, and big wins. Here's a look back at five memorable moments from that event.
23 Mar 2023
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1993 NHRA Arizona Nationals
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Offseason work helped propel Matt Hagan and team to Gatornationals victory

After a win in the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Matt Hagan crew chief Dickie Venables feels good about all of the changes the team made over the winter that helped contribute to a strong start.
23 Mar 2023
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Matt Hagan
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Watch this weekend's Division 4 Lucas Oil Series event for free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series from Houston Raceway Park for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv.
23 Mar 2023
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Division 4 Lucas Oil Series
NHRA fans can watch the Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series from Houston Raceway Park for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Houston are Moser, Rooftec, JEGS, and Weldon. Fans are…
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Four Pro Stock racers eye first Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty title in Phoenix

Round one of the Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge will pit Troy Coughlin Jr. against Dallas Glenn and Mason McGaha against Greg Anderson as the semifinalists from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals meet again during NHRA Arizona Nationals qualifying with cash and bonus points on the line. 
22 Mar 2023
Kelly Wade
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Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge
The first of 12 Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenges is set to take place in Phoenix, and the Pro Stock portion should be a barn burner. Round one will pit Troy Coughlin Jr. against Dallas Glenn and Mason McGaha against Greg Anderson as the…
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Tricky Tipster: NHRA Arizona Nationals

Who will win the final NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park? Tricky Tipster has evaluated the field and has tabbed Doug Kalitta, Matt Hagan, and Erica Enders as the favorites.
22 Mar 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
The season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was an amazing event, especially for pro winners Mike Salinas, Matt Hagan, and Troy Coughlin Jr. Now, the challenge is to maintain that momentum as the tour heads west for the final NHRA…
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