NHRA: Hagan Smashes zMAX Track Records; Torrence, Anderson & Krawiec Also Top Day One

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CONCORD, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — John Davison/zMAX Dragway photo — Despite intermittent rain throughout the afternoon, first round qualifying for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was completed at zMAX Dragway on Friday, featuring a mammoth track-record run and familiar leaders in all four Pro classes. However, Friday’s action was rain-shortened, with the second-round …

NHRA: Anderson Seeking Third Four-Wide Nationals Win; Looks to Extend Hot Start

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CONCORD, N.C. – official series release — NHRA photo — 2016 did not bring with it the start four-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson expected, but it brought one he will gladly take. There were vast changes in Pro Stock heading into the new NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, and the veteran admitted to at least some …

NHRA: Top Fuel Points Leader Brittany Force Readies for ‘Monster’ Four-Wide Challenge

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CONCORD, N.C. – official series release — NHRA photo — It is unique, it is thrilling and it is one of the biggest spectacles in all of motorsports. Seeing four 10,000-horsepower nitro machines power down zMAX Dragway during the seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods, April 22-24, is a scene unlike any other in drag racing. For …

NHRA: Anderson Stops Enders’ Sin City Win Streak; Banks $50,000 in K&N Horsepower Challenge

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — NHRA photo — Greg Anderson raced to victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge in an uncontested final round when teammate Jason Line’s car broke on the starting line Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Anderson’s Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro lost traction at the start, but he was able to …

NHRA: Torrence, Beckman and Line Bank No. 1 Qualifiers; Lead Fields Into Las Vegas Eliminations

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LAS VEGAS — official series release — NHRA photo — Following the final two rounds of qualifications, Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Line (Pro Stock) claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their classes into Sunday’s noon eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. In Top Fuel, Torrence held on to the …

NHRA: Beckman Hits Record Run; Torrence & Line Also Lead Day One Qualifying in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman raced to a track record performance to lead Funny Car qualifying Friday at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. Beckman, who is in …

NHRA: Erica Enders Returns to Vegas Seeking Spark of Momentum & Third Straight ‘Double-Up’

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LAS VEGAS — official series release — NHRA photo — The first three races in the new-look Pro Stock class haven’t brought the desired results for two-time defending world champion Erica Enders. But if she is looking for good vibes and a swift turnaround, her recent stellar track record shows there might not be a better spot for that to …

NHRA: Top 20 Funny Cars in Class History Revealed; Fans to Select No. 1 Through Online Voting

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GLENDORA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA photo — As part of NHRA’s 50th Anniversary of Funny Car celebration, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the cars they believe are the most important in the class’ history. After hundreds of suggestions from fans, an expert panel of drag racing historians and journalists narrowed the final list to …

NHRA: Doug Kalitta Chasing First Win of 2016; Hopeful for Strong Performance in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — NHRA photo — A strong early-season start has Top Fuel standout Doug Kalitta third in the points standings. While that gives Kalitta and his team confidence and momentum early in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, he knows it can be a fleeting thing in the loaded Top Fuel class. Things …

NHRA: Jeg Coughlin Wins Fan Vote for Non-Points K&N Horsepower Challenge at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — NHRA photo — Five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., driver of the Magneti Marelli by Mopar/JEGS.com Dodge Dart, has been selected by the fans as the K&N Horsepower Challenge Fan Vote winner and will fill the No. 8 starting spot in the lucrative Pro Stock bonus event. The 32nd annual …

NHRA: Chief Starter Mark Lyle Passes on Sunday, Just Days Prior to DENSO Nationals in Las Vegas

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GLENDORA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA photo — Mark Lyle, the NHRA’S chief starter, died unexpectedly on Sunday. Lyle had been chief starter for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series since 2012. He was only the third chief starter in NHRA history, along with the late Buster Couch (1955-1996) and Rick Stewart (1996-2011). Before becoming the pro …