nhra News and Analysis
General Motors confirmed on Thursday a restructuring of the administration of its motorsports programs, including a new director of its NASCAR efforts.
John Force has announced that his hugely successful eponymous NHRA team will “remain parked for the 2020 season in order to come back at championship caliber.”
A large portion of this week’s third event in the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has been postponed to an as yet undetermined date as a result of the pandemic.
Tommy Johnson Jr., Steve Torrence and Erica Enders emerged victorious from the 36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in front of a sold out crowd.
Doug Kalitta won the Top Fuel category at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, with Jack Beckman and Jeg Coughlin clinching Funny Car and Pro Stock classes.
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competitors in the two premier series may earn their way into the Countdown to the Championship, by one of two ways in 2020.
Robert Hight, Steve Torrence, Erica Enders and Andrew Hines are the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions, but Doug Kalitta, Jack Beckman, Jeg Couglin Jr. and Jianna Salinas scored the final wins of the season at Pomona.
Brittany Force won Top Fuel during the 19th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 151st win for females in NHRA history, just moments after Pro Stock’s Erica Enders claimed the 150th. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were the other winners.
Tanner Gray grew up in the world of drag racing but has never wavered in his desire to be a NASCAR driver.
Billy Torrence won at his home track, the Texas Motorplex, as Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories.
Former NHRA champion Tanner Gray’s next NASCAR venture will take him to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
An all-Kalitta Motorsports Funny Car final round saw Shawn Langdon beat J.R. Todd in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway as Billy Torrence, Erica Enders and Karen Stoffer conquered their categories.
Maple Grove Raceway saw Jack Beckman score his first Funny Car win in over a year, while Richie Crampton captured Top Fuel, Jason Line conquered Pro Stock and Jerry Savoie took Pro Stock Motorcycle honors.
John Force, 16-time Funny Car champion John Force took his fifth Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis, as Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) won their respective categories.
Leah Pritchett, Ron Capps and Jason Line were the winners at Brainerd, MN, with Line winning a race for the 16th straight season – a new NHRA record.
John Force says that waiting 25 races for his 150th NHRA Funny Car triumph was a monkey on his back which “drives you nuts”, after clinching his landmark triumph at Pacific Raceways on Sunday.
Robert Hight finished off a standout weekend by racing to his 50th career Funny Car win at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, as Billy Torrence won Top Fuel, Greg Anderson took Pro Stock honors and Andrew Hines prevailed in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
The first race in NHRA’s ‘Western Swing’ at Bandimere Speedway, CO., in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil saw Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) win their classes.
Bob Tasca III beat Jack Beckman to score his second straight Funny Car win, as Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won the NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
Defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence secured his second consecutive victory at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, as Ron Capps (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also clinched wins.
Ron Capps scored his first victory of the year at the 39th annual Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, as Steve Torrence and Andrew Hines clinched wins in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively.
Shawn Langdon picked up his first Funny Car win at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway to become the 17th driver in history to secure victories in both categories. Steve Torrence and Andrew Hines were the other winners in Charlotte.
Brittany Force and Robert Hight delivered John Force Racing the Top Fuel and Funny Car wins in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway, fifth round of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Mike Salinas picked up his first career NHRA victory at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were the other winners.
Robert Hight, Richie Crampton Bo Butner and Andrew Hines conquered their classes at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the third event on the 2019 NHRA schedule.
The second round of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series saw Billy Torrence clinch his second career Top Fuel victory as Matt Hagan conquered Funny Car and Jeg Coughlin Jr. clinched Pro Stock honors.
The rain-delayed season-opener for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series saw Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) emerge winners.
The most successful female Funny Car driver in NHRA history, Courtney Force, has revealed she will end her drag racing career with immediate effect.
Steve Torrence’s incredible 2018 continued in Las Vegas when he clinched the Top Fuel title with his 10th win of the season, as JR Todd, Bo Butner and Hector Arana Jr. won the other classes.
Steve Torrence took his second consecutive Top Fuel victory with a win at Gateway as Robert Hight grabbed the Funny Car honors despite an engine explosion, and Tanner Gray and Matt Smith conquered Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively.
J.R. Todd moved into the NHRA Funny Car points lead with his second straight victory of 2018 at Maple Grove Raceway, as Steve Torrence, Vincent Nobile and Hector Arana Jr. also won at the first of six playoff events in the Countdown to the Championship.
JR Todd conquered the Funny Car field in the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, as Terry McMillen, Tanner Gray, and LE Tonglet also triumphed.
Jack Beckman won the Funny Car class at Brainerd’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, while Billy Torrence picked up his first career Top Fuel victory, Deric Kramer conquered Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec ruled in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Blake Alexander scored his second career victory to conquer Top Fuel in front of a sellout crowd at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, as Robert High, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and LE Tonglet won their respective categories.
Matt Hagan won his second straight event, and his third of the season at the NHRA New England Nationals in front of a sellout crowd, as Steve Torrence took Top Fuel honors and Chris McGaha won Pro Stock.
One of the most iconic figures in NHRA history, Tom McEwen, died yesterday aged 81.
Courtney Force extended her points lead at Virginia Motorsports Park’s NHRA Nationals as Steve Torrence, Tanner Gray and LE Tonglet conquered Top Fuel, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories.
Clay Millican raced to his second straight Top Fuel victory of the season with a win in the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, as Robert Hight, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Matt Smith conquered their respective categories.
Leah Pritchett took her first victory of the season when she conquered Top Fuel at the NHRA Southern Nationals, as Courtney Force, Vincent Nobile and Eddie Krawiec triumphed in Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively.
Richie Crampton scored his first NHRA Top Fuel win for Connie Kalitta and his first victory since 2015 at Gainesville Raceway, as Jack Beckman, Tanner Gray, and Eddie Krawiec conquered Funny Car, Pro Stock and PS Motorcycle categories.