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NHRA Legend Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins Dies At 81

Bill Jenkins, known to everyone in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) community as "Grumpy" has passed. He was 81. A master of the internal combustion engine, particularly as it pertained to Pro Stock cars, Jenkins was voted No. 8 among NHRA's greatest racers in a 2001 experts poll. He won... read more

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LE Tonglet races Karen Stoffer at Gainesville - Anne Proffit photo

2010 NHRA Champ Tonglet Loses Backing - No Parity In Motorcycle Class

In 2010, LE Tonglet won the NHRA's Pro Stock Motorcycle championship in the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. He did it with his father/team owner Gary tuning his older... read more March 16, 2012 by 

Morgan Lucas - Anne Proffit photo

Lucas Leads NHRA Winners At Rain-Delayed Gatornationals

The Tire Kingdom NHRAl Gatornationals were plagued by rain this year that stopped Sunday eliminations after the quarterfinals and forced NHRA to complete the third race of... read more March 13, 2012 by 

Morgan Lucas - Anne Proffit photo

NHRA Gatornationals Qualifying Surprises

They say the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season really starts in Gainesville, FL. If qualifying results for the 43rd annual Tire Kingdom Gatornationals at Auto-Plus... read more March 10, 2012 by 

2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro goes to limited production

Chevrolet To Build 69 2012 COPO Camaro Drag Racers

At last year's SEMA show, Chevrolet showed off a concept version of the 2012 Camaro in COPO drag racing trim. Now, the company has announced it will produce it--but in very... read more March 8, 2012 by 

Antron Brown at Pomona - Anne Proffit photo

Brown, Hight, Line NHRA Victors At Phoenix

The Firebird International Raceway dragstrip outside Phoenix, Arizona is known to be tough on competitors. Nestled south of the city on a plain, it's desert pure and simple... read more February 20, 2012 by 

Spencer Massey - Anne Proffit photo

Massey Rides Top Fuel Record To NHRA Arizona Nationals

The last time NHRA Top Fuel drag racer Spencer Massey left Phoenix's Firebird International Raceway last year, he had a goose egg for points in the race, not having made the... read more February 15, 2012 by 

John Force burnout - Anne Proffit photo

John Force, Spencer Massey, Greg Anderson NHRA Pomona Winners

The only thing louder than the sound of nitro-powered NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car battles on the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Sunday was John Force after winning his sixth... read more February 13, 2012 by 

Robert Hight burnout - Anne Proffit photo

Rain Thwarts Final NHRA Qualifying At Pomona

Rain won the day at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals on the Auto Club Raceway dragstrip at Pomona, CA. While the Pro Stock, Funny Car and Top Fuel competitors... read more February 13, 2012 by 

Morgan Lucas - Anne Proffit photo

Another Good NHRA Racing Day At Pomona

Two rounds of qualifying are in the books for the National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA) season-opening O'Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals on the Auto Club Raceway dragstrip... read more February 11, 2012 by 

Courtney Force's first Funny Car pass - Anne Profit photo

NHRA Winternationals Qualifying Begins At Pomona

The National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA) 23-race season started this week with the first round of qualifying for the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals, held on Auto... read more February 10, 2012 by 

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NHRA Announces Traxxas Nitro Shootout At Mac Tools US Nationals

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has oftentimes had races within a race promoted by sponsors of one type or another. There's the K&N Challenge for Pro Stock and at... read more February 8, 2012 by 

Alexis DeJoria - Anne Proffit photo

DeJoria To Contest NHRA Funny Car Season With 2012 Toyota Camry Body

Alexis DeJoria comes from beauty and tequila royalty. She's spent a year testing and a mini-season competing in four races in 2011 preparing for her career as a professional... read more February 8, 2012 by 

Jerry Savoie at the Pomona season fnale - Anne Proffit

Savoie To Race NHRA Pro Stock Motorcyle With Buell And Suzuki

One of the biggest surprises of the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series came in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. Sure, the title went down to Harley-Davidson... read more February 7, 2012 by 

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Don Schumacher Racing Submits Enclosed Canopy Dragster For NHRA Approval

Don Schumacher Racing's (DSR) innovative fully closed canopy Top Fuel car is ready for action - but hasn't passed all the strictures by the National Hot Rod Association... read more February 1, 2012 by 

Mark Lyle photo courtesy NHRA

NHRA Names Mark Lyle Official Chief Starter

He's only the third person to hold the position of Official NHRA Chief Starter, the man who stands between two drag racing cars and presses the buttons to begin competition... read more February 1, 2012 by 


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