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    Johnson Jr, Brittany Force post quick Spring Training runs

    February 7, 2016

    By NHRA (Chandler, AZ) — Tommy Johnson Jr. and Brittany Force posted the quickest runs in their respective categories Saturday during the final day of NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix. NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car teams utilized the four-day pre-season test session to prepare for the season-opening […]

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    JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. earns NHRA Top Fuel license

    February 6, 2016

    By  Scott “Woody” Woodruff  (Phoenix, AZ) — Third-generation driver Troy Coughlin Jr. completed the NHRA licensing process for Top Fuel dragster on Thursday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park under the watchful eye of father Troy Coughlin Sr. and grandfather Jeg Coughlin Sr. Troy Jr. earned his Top Fuel license in the cockpit of Don […]

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    Torrence and Beckman quick in NHRA testing

    February 5, 2016

    By NHRA PR (Chandler, AZ) — Steve Torrence and Jack Beckman were the quickest in their respective categories Thursday during the second day of NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix. NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car teams are utilizing the four-day pre-season test session to prepare for the season-opening […]

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    NHRA to celebrate 50 years of Funny Cars

    January 26, 2016

    By NHRA (Glendora, CA) — NHRA will officially kick off its 50th anniversary Funny Car celebration at the tradition-rich Circle K NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Feb. 11-14. A wide variety of classic nostalgia Funny Cars will be on display in the Hot Rod Junction, while others will perform burnout demonstrations […]

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    Back-up run certification no longer required for NHRA National Records

    January 26, 2016

    By NHRA (Glendora, CA) — NHRA’s competition committee announced today that the longstanding 1-percent back-up policy to certify national record performances in the NHRA Mello Yello Series, J&A Service Pro Mod Series, and Lucas Oil Series Alcohol categories will no longer be required at NHRA Drag Racing Series events starting in 2016. Under this new […]

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    New contingency program for Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series

    January 9, 2016

    By Rob GeigerLucas Oil Products Inc., a longtime supporter of Sportsman racing, unveiled a new contingency program for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, honoring Sportsman racers across the country. The new Lucas Oil Contingency program will award $300 to all winners of national events in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, as well […]

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    Heartland Park Topeka returns to NHRA National schedule

    December 20, 2015

    By NHRA PR (Glendora, CA) — NHRA officials announced that the 330-mph speed and excitement of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will return to Kansas’ capital city in 2016. NHRA officials were able to reach an agreement quickly with Heartland Park Topeka’s new ownership group, Heartland Park Topeka, LLC, led by Chris Payne […]

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    NHRA champs honored in Hollywood

    November 17, 2015

    By NHRA (Hollywood, CA) — Four multi-time world champions, Antron Brown, Del Worsham, Erica Enders and Andrew Hines, were the headliners who were crowned Monday evening during the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The four drivers were honored for their season-long achievements […]

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    Worsham joins Brown, Enders, Hines as NHRA champs

    November 16, 2015

    By NHRA (Pomona, CA) — Del Worsham claimed his second NHRA world championship title and first in Funny Car, and then raced to the event victory Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals near Los Angeles. Southern California native Worsham defeated Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoff rival Jack Beckman in the semifinals to […]

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    NHRA Funny Car title to be decided Sunday at Pomona

    November 15, 2015

    By NHRA PR (Pomona, CA) — Del Worsham, Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr. will decide the NHRA Funny Car world championship Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Worsham and Beckman, who have battled for the title during the six-race Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, gave fans at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona […]

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    Johnson, Torrence lead NHRA Nitro qualifying at Pomona

    November 14, 2015

    By NHRA (Pomona, CA) — Funny Car world championship long shot Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Billy Torrence (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were leaders in their categories at the final playoff race in the six-race NHRA […]

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    Funny Car title up for grabs this weekend in Pomona

    November 11, 2015

    By NHRA (Pomona, CA) — The last time Del Worsham needed an impressive performance at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to win a world championship, he claimed a thrilling victory to win his first Top Fuel title. With his first Funny Car world championship up for grabs at this weekend’s 51st annual Auto Club NHRA […]

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    Erica Enders claims second straight NHRA Pro Stock title

    November 3, 2015

    By Rob Geiger (Las Vegas, NV) — Elite Motorsports driver Erica Enders seems to be able to do anything she wants behind the wheel of a Pro Stock race car. Enders won her second consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship on Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, clinching the title […]

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    Brown, Enders clinch NHRA World Championships

    November 2, 2015

    By NHRA (Las Vegas, NV) — Antron Brown and Erica Enders won NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship titles in their respective categories Sunday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brown claimed his second Top Fuel world championship when he advanced one round farther than rival […]