NHRA: Johnson Breaks Through in Thunder Valley; Langdon & Line Also Roll to Wins

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Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to his first Funny Car victory of the season and 13th of his career Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

NHRA: Home Track Hero; Hagan Grabs Elusive Bristol Win as Crampton, Enders Also Win in Thunder Valley

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official series release — NHRA photo — Matt Hagan won at his home track in Funny Car for the first time in his career Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing …

NHRA: Thundering to the Top; Schumacher, Wilkerson and McGaha Lead Opening Day Fields in Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official series release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher drove to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in northeast Tennessee. Schumacher ran a track record …

NHRA: Going Gold; Pritchett and Dote Racing Unveil Gumout “Solid Gold” Top Fuel Dragster

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – official team release — Dote Racing photo — Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett and Dote Racing unveiled the new Gumout “Solid Gold” dragster on Friday afternoon in advance of this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Pritchett, from Avon, Ind., will pilot the gold Gumout machine in the next three NHRA national events at Bristol, …

NHRA: Happy Homecoming; Hagan Ready and Eager for Trip to Bristol Dragway

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official series release — NHRA photo — When it comes to drag racing, there are some things that defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan will always enjoy. Hearing the thunderous sounds of 10,000 horsepower and the roaring approval of the crowd at the track closest to his Christiansburg, Va., home is one of them. That track, …

NHRA: Crampton Riding Wave of Momentum as he Looks to Continue Strong Stretch

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official release — NHRA photo — Richie Crampton may be only nine races into his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel career, but the driver of the 10,000-horsepower GEICO/Lucas Oil dragster is already creating a lifetime of memories. Just two weeks after the birth of his first child, Crampton became the 100th different driver to …

NHRA: Massey Ready to Return to Form During Busy NHRA Stretch

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official release — dragcoverage.com photo — After back-to-back victories in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Spencer Massey suffered a first-round loss at the most recent event in Englishtown. But to hear the ever-optimistic Top Fuel standout talk, he may be as thrilled to get back in his 10,000-horsepower Battery Extender by Schumacher Electric dragster as …