Drag Racing Press Releases

Tasca, Kalitta and J. Coughlin Pick Up Wins at NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

LAS VEGAS (April 14, 2024) – Bob Tasca III recorded just the third triple holeshot win in NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series history on Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, picking up his second career four-wide victory at the 24th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 10:40 PM, 04.14.2024

B. Force, Hagan and Glenn Take Top Spots at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

POMONA, Calif. (March 22, 2024) – Brittany Force powered to the top spot to close out qualifying on Saturday at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, earning her first No. 1 qualifier of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season at the 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 12:19 AM, 03.24.2024

Langdon and Todd Give Kalitta Motorsports First Nitro Sweep; Enders and Herrera Also Win Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 10, 2024) – For the first time in team history, Kalitta Motorsports doubled-up in the nitro categories on Sunday at Gainesville Raceway, as Shawn Langdon and J.R. Todd picked up wins in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, to kick off the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season at the 55th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 7:46 PM, 03.10.2024

BROWN WINS PEP BOYS TOP FUEL ALL-STAR CALLOUT; LANGDON, PROCK, ENDERS & HERRERA QUALIFY NO. 1 AT AMALIE MOTOR OIL NHRA GATORNATIONALS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 9, 2024) – Antron Brown picked up the victory in the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout on Saturday at Gainesville Raceway in front of a capacity crowd, knocking off Brittany Force in the final round of the specialty race as part of this weekend’s 55th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 10:38 PM, 03.09.2024

Prock, Torrence, Enders, Herrera Tops in Friday at Gainesville

(NHRA release) GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 8, 2024) – Austin Prock set the Gainesville Raceway track record in his Funny Car debut on Friday for John Force Racing, powering to the provisional No. 1 position at the 55th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 9:23 PM, 03.08.2024

Caruso Claims NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout Win; Ashley, Capps and Herrera Get Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge Victories During Action-Packed Day in Chicago

(JOLIET, Ill. - May 20, 2023 – NHRA) Camrie Caruso drove to the win at the first NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, claiming the victory over Aaron Stanfield on Saturday as part of the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway.

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Volume 2023, Issue 5, Posted 11:48 PM, 05.20.2023

Hight, Salinas, Butner Herrera Earn Provisional at Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals

JOLIET, Ill. May 19, 2023 – NHRA Release - On a day filled with tracks records, Robert Hight set two in Funny Car, powering to the provisional No. 1 position on Friday as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returned to Route 66 Raceway for the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by PEAK Performance.

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Volume 2023, Issue 5, Posted 11:03 PM, 05.19.2023

B. Force, Caruso, Pedregon Top Friday Qualifying at Pomona

Pomona, Calif. (March 31, 2023) – Reigning Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force powered to the provisional No. 1 spot on Friday, making the quickest run of the day to kick off the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.

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Volume 2023, Issue 3, Posted 10:10 PM, 03.31.2023

Ashley, Hight and Caruso Earn Wins In Front Of Sellout Crowd At Final NHRA Arizona Nationals

Ashley, Hight and Caruso Earn Wins In Front Of Sellout Crowd At Final NHRA Arizona Nationals

Chandler, Ariz. (March 26, 2023) – Top Fuel’s Justin Ashley closed out the final NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Motorsports Park with a victory in a front of a sellout crowd, powering to a win over Shawn Langdon in the championship round on Sunday.

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Volume 2023, Issue 3, Posted 9:51 PM, 03.26.2023

Dejoria, Kalitta, and Coughlin Jr. Win MISSION #2FAST2TASTY NHRA Challenge at Sold Out NHRA Arizona Nationals Kalitta, Tasca and C. Cuadra also claim No. 1 spots in front of huge crowd at Wild Horse P

Chandler, Ariz. (March 25, 2023) – Alexis DeJoria claimed the victory in the first Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge as part of the NHRA Arizona Nationals, defeating J.R. Todd in the Funny Car final round of the bonus event on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

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Volume 2023, Issue 3, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.25.2023

Hagan, Salinas, Coughlin and Herrera Open 2023 With Wins at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Gainesville, Fla. (March 12, 2023) – In a matchup of the last two Funny Car winners at the 54th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Matt Hagan drove past J.R. Todd in the final round on Sunday to kick off the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, also giving Tony Stewart a second straight victory at Gainesville Raceway.

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Volume 2023, Issue 3, Posted 7:15 PM, 03.12.2023

New GR Supra Roadster NHRA Jr Dragster Toyota Revealed

GR Supra Takes the Form of New Jr. Roadster For NHRA
PLANO, Texas (March 8, 2023) – Toyota continues to make its mark on the NHRA after more than 20 years competing professionally in the series with the collaboration effort to unveil the new Jr. Roadster. In support of NHRA, Half Scale and Antron Brown to establish this new class, Toyota and TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) engineers developed the GR Supra Jr. Roadster as the first of its kind. The addition to the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League hopes to encourage families interested in getting their kids involved in drag racing at a young age to look at this as an additional option to the popular Jr. Dragster class.

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Volume 2023, Issue 3, Posted 2:01 PM, 03.11.2023

Part Timer Josh Hart Powers to Charlotte Top Fuel Win Over Brittany Force

Josh Hart scored a monumental NHRA Top Fuel upset in Sunday's DEWALT NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway; Hart edged Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Kyle Koretsky (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also scored victories on Sunday at the Bellagio of drag strips
Charlotte Motor Speedway's Fall Season of Speed continues with the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 Oct 9-10

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 6:10 PM, 09.19.2021

Brittany and John Force Top Nitro Classes Again

Forces Dominate Nitro, Stanfield Tops Pro Stock, Steve Johnson Quickest Motorcycle at DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals
NHRA Release: CONCORD, N.C. – Both Brittany and John Force enjoyed another impressive performance in qualifying on Friday, as each raced their way to provisional No. 1 positions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively at the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. 

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:25 PM, 09.17.2021

Salinas, Hight and Stoffer Lead the Pack at NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. – The ladders are set for eliminations at the 10th annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Mike Salinas, who recently won his first Top Fuel event in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, secured his No.1 qualifier position with his run from Friday night when he set the track E.T. record at zMAX Dragway. This will be only the third time in his career to start eliminations from the top spot on the ladder. 

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Volume 2019, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.27.2019

Mello Yello Championships Awarded at Auto Club NHRA Finals

TODD AND M. SMITH SECURE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES; TORRENCE, TODD, GRAY AND M. SMITH WINNERS AT SEASON ENDING AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
Todd secured his first Funny Car career world championship during the opening round of eliminations; M. Smith locked-in his third Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship and fourth event victory of the season; Torrence made history by sweeping the Top Fuel wins during the playoffs; Gray clinched his eighth Pro Stock win of the season

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 10:48 PM, 11.11.2018

Hamlin Wins Pole for Watkins Glen MENC Race

WATKINS GLEN, NY - RIS - Denny Hamlin was fastest at the Watkins Glen road course with the fastest lap of the day on Saturday to win the provisional pole for Sunday’s GoBowling at the Glen, pending post-qualifying inspection Sunday morning.

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Volume 2018, Issue 8, Posted 12:45 AM, 08.05.2018

NHRA Point Leaders Looking Forward to zMAX Carolina Nationals


  • The No. 1 seeds from Top Fuel (Steve Torrence), Funny Car (Ron Capps), Pro Stock (Bo Butner) and Pro Stock Motorcycle (LE Tonglet) kicked off this weekend’s NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway with a media luncheon on Thursday



  • The Sept. 15-17 NHRA Carolina Nationals are the first of six Countdown races that will decide champions in all four nitro categories

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Volume 2017, Issue 9, Posted 4:12 PM, 09.14.2017