Who Ya Got? NHRA Gaming Show Launches this Thursday
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by Anne Proffit
4d ago
NHRA recently announced gaming activities for fantasy games, gaming and betting for the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, launching PlayNHRA. Drag Illustrated, both a physical and online magazine, and one that promoted the great PRO Superstar Shootout in February, is getting into this act in a big way, launching the first NHRA gaming and fantasy show, Who Ya Got?. The show is about to launch following this past weekend’s Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The show, hosted by Drag Illustrated contributor JT Hudson features special guests Rex Simmermaker, CEO of ..read more
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Bristol NHRA Backstories
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by Anne Proffit
4d ago
Tony Schumacher is tipping the Top Fuel scales – Anne Proffit photo The big stories from NHRA’s 23rd annual Super Grip Thunder Valley Nationals have already been told, but there was so much more to delve into below the surface at this always-anticipated contest. While it’s true there only one winner in each class, one driver or rider who’s quickest in qualifying, there were stories surrounding this particular race that need to be told before the tour alights in Richmond little more than a week from now. Two-time Top Fuel champion Brittany Force looked competitive this past weekend and won a ro ..read more
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Schumacher, Prock, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Herrera are Bristol NHRA Braggarts!
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by Anne Proffit
1w ago
Herrera, Schumacher, Prock, Jeg Coughlin Jr. celebrate in Bristol’s Winner’s Circle No one is happier than Tony Schumacher to finally ease his way past 86 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Top Fuel victories and into his 87th win. In Sunday’s earlier-than-planned final eliminations to avoid weather complications, Schumacher achieved his first win in 37 races in a pedalfest that closed out the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Prevailing against reigning champion Doug Kalitta, the eight-time titleholder won the eighth of 20 races in this quickly evolvi ..read more
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It’s Bristol, Baby for NHRA this week!
RacingJunk » Drag Racing News
by Anne Proffit
1w ago
The 23rd annual Super Grip Thunder Valley Nationals take place this weekend   As NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series trucks chug southbound from New Hampshire to Tennessee for the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, it’s time to take stock of the season thus far. Seven races have been run and the meat of the season is upon us, with four races scheduled in five weeks. This weekend’s trip to Bristol, TN is the second of those four and, once again the series is set to have all four professional classes competing: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro S ..read more
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Doug Kalitta, John Force, Troy Coughlin Jr Earn New England NHRA Nationals Wins
RacingJunk » Drag Racing News
by Anne Proffit
1w ago
Troy Coughlin Jr., John Force and Doug Kalitta celebrate victory – NHRA phoro There have been a few operative words for veteran NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Top Fuel ace Doug Kalitta over the past year. For the first time in his career, he’s a champion, and it only took 26 years to achieve that status. He earned victory in the richest drag race ever in February, winning the PRO Superstar Shootout and brought home $250,000 for his victory. He’s already achieved two visits to the NHRA Winner’s Circle, the most recent victory coming the first weekend of June in the 11th annual New Englan ..read more
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Ida Zetterstrom’s NHRA Schedule, Crew Chief Revealed
RacingJunk News » Drag Racing
by Anne Proffit
3w ago
Ida Zetterstrom has been patient as her team has come together – Rick Belden photo Ida Zetterstrom, who has been patiently waiting for the parts and personnel pertinent to running any Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel car, will make her debut at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota on August 16-18, driving the JCM/VP Racing/Edelbrock/CompCams dragster, the JCM team announced. While she’s spent much of this year as an adjunct to the JCM team running a Top Fuel dragster for Tony Schumacher, patiently waiting for all the parts and pieces to fall in place, Zetterstrom, the reig ..read more
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Brown, Hagan, Glenn, Herrera Route 66 NHRA Winners
RacingJunk News » Drag Racing
by Anne Proffit
3w ago
Gaige Herrera, Dallas Glenn, Matt Hagan and Antron Brown celebrate in the Winner’s Circle – NHRA photo The 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance brought plenty of heat to Joliet, IL the weekend of May 17-19, resulting in winners Antron Brown in Top Fuel, Funny Car’s Matt Hagan taking his second straight victory, Dallas Glenn’s second Pro Stock win of the young season and, yes, Gaige Herrera earned another Pro Stock Motorcycle victory for Vance & Hines. The sixth Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing Series race on the 2024 schedule produced ..read more
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2024 NHRA Route 66 Nationals Promises to Be Memorable
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by Anne Proffit
1M ago
When NHRA made the move to return to Route 66 Raceway in 2023 after removing the venue from its schedule for several years, the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Nationals automatically became a big draw. Located southwest of downtown Chicago in Joliet, Route 66 Raceway is an easy reach for fans in the general area and, in 2023 they reacted by packing grandstands with their enthusiasm. Route 66 Raceway is the perfect spot to celebrate the life of Don Schumacher – Anne Proffit photo NHRA’s Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is headed back to Joliet this weekend for a 24th time, with more activit ..read more
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Become an NHRA Racer!
RacingJunk News » Drag Racing
by Anne Proffit
1M ago
How many times have we been to a drag race and thought, “wow, I could do that!” Hands are being raised countrywide at the thought of bringing a street car to a track, becoming a licensed driver and racing down a dragstrip. NHRA is promoting its “Become A Racer” program as the best way to move from the streets to the track, so that anyone can become a participant in drag racing at an NHRA Member Track. Through its Street Legal program, any driver can take their road-going grocery getter from the street to the track, perform laps to get licensed and race in a legal and controlled environment. E ..read more
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2nd GTTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout Racers Set for Chicago
RacingJunk News » Drag Racing
by Anne Proffit
1M ago
The 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals, presented by PEAK Performance is shaping up to be a monumental race meeting. Not only will all four Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing Series classes be performing at this event, held on the Route 66 Raceway dragstrip outside Chicago, but there are a plethora of other events to accompany the scheduled racing. A field of eight standouts is set for the GETTRX NHRA Po Stock All-Star Callout is set for Saturday, May 18 for a second consecutive year at this track. There’s big money and bragging rights on the line and each of the com ..read more
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