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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series 2020 Season Roars To Life At Season-Opening 60th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 08:10 AM
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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series 2020 Season Roars To Life At Season-Opening 60th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals


The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series starts its 2020 season in memorable fashion, as the annual iconic opener, the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, will celebrate its 60th rendition Feb. 6-9 at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The tradition-rich event is the first of 24 during the 2020 season.

The historic race takes place at the birthplace of NHRA drag racing and the Winternationals has provided one incredible moment after another for six decades. Fans can expect another must-see event in 2020, one that will also include the kickoff to the 50th anniversary celebration of Pro Stock. With new cars and new teams set to make their 2020 debuts as the 11,000-horsepower nitro machines roar back to life, Auto Club Raceway at Pomona provides the ideal backdrop for drivers to leave their mark in the Winternationals history books.


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2019 NHRA Mello Yello World Champions Crowned
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 08:19 AM
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2019 NHRA Mello Yello World Champions Crowned


Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Jeg Coughlin, and Andrew Hines were crowned NHRA Mello Yello world champions in their respective classes during Monday night’s awards ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

All four drivers were awarded checks and trophies to celebrate season-long achievements that culminated in winning 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship titles during the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s playoffs.

Torrence captured his second consecutive Top Fuel world championship title after a thrilling weekend at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, taking home the title following the third round of eliminations at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. En route to the championship, Torrence raced to nine wins during the season, eight of which came during a nine race streak.


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2019 NHRA: Pro Stock Erica Enders Eyes Third World Title, Hopes To Keep Contenders At Bay Approaching Auto Club NHRA Finals
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, November 15, 2019 - 07:07 PM
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2019 NHRA: Pro Stock Erica Enders Eyes Third World Title, Hopes To Keep Contenders At Bay Approaching Auto Club NHRA Finals


POMONA, Calif. - Erica Enders has always thrived in pressure situations throughout a standout NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, and that’s once again been apparent in 2019. She’s also on the verge of the third world championship in Pro Stock, looking to finish the job in style at this weekend’s 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

She takes a 92-point lead over Elite Motorsports teammate Jeg Coughlin Jr. into the final race of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, taking full advantage of getting hot at the perfect time. She’s won two playoff races in her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, earning the 150th win for females in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history along the way, meaning a third postseason victory would be the perfect capper to a third world title.

"Momentum is huge in this sport," Enders said. "At the beginning of the year, we had some pretty deep valleys and we had to claw our way out of them. (Team owner) Richard Freeman has put us in position to do the best we can. Peaking at the right time is crucial. We’re going to go out to Pomona to win the race. We’re going to dig deep and I’m excited about the opportunity."


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Thrilling Funny Car Title Race Features Former World Champs Competing For Another Crown At Auto Club NHRA Finals
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, November 15, 2019 - 06:59 PM
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Thrilling Funny Car Title Race Features Former World Champs Competing For Another Crown At Auto Club NHRA Finals


Jack Beckman remembers the incredible emotions he felt claiming his first Funny Car world title seven years ago in Pomona. He returns to the historic facility for this weekend’s 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, hopeful he can enjoy another magical weekend at the final race of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. But he’s not the only former world champ after the ultimate prize.

The race for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world title in Funny Car features plenty of thrilling storylines, including the fact that all four major contenders are championship tested. Two-time world champ Robert Hight is the current leader, holding a 46-point lead on Beckman, a 56-point advantage on two-time champ Matt Hagan and a 72-point cushion on 16-time champ and teammate John Force. Three of the four (Hight, Beckman, Force) are southern California natives, while they have also combined for 26 wins at Pomona.

That’s a list that doesn’t include Beckman, who hopes his first career win at Pomona in his 11,000-horsepower Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge SRT Hellcat paves the way for a second world title. With the points-and-a-half scenario in play at Pomona, Beckman knows anything can happen.


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NHRA Announces Renewal With Bahrain International Circuit
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 03:37 AM
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NHRA Announces Renewal With Bahrain International Circuit


NHRA announced today that the Bahrain International Circuit, which currently boasts a vibrant drag racing community and numerous events, has extended their NHRA Worldwide Network agreement.

NHRA Worldwide Network is designed to enable drag racing facilities around the world to conduct events under the NHRA banner. As part of the NHRA Worldwide Network, Bahrain International Circuit will be able to use the specially-designed “Worldwide Drag Racing” NHRA oval for broad promotional purposes and will be able to draw on NHRA’s decades of experience and history.


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Top Fuel Championship Hopefuls Preparing For Wild Ride As World Title Set To Be Decided At Auto Club NHRA Finals
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 03:36 AM
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Top Fuel Championship Hopefuls Preparing For Wild Ride As World Title Set To Be Decided At Auto Club NHRA Finals


POMONA, Calif. – It is only fitting that an incredible season in Top Fuel, one loaded with a multitude of standout competitors, is slated for an epic finish at this weekend’s 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

While a handful of drivers are still mathematically alive heading into the final race of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, the world champion will likely be decided by four star participants: reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champ Steve Torrence, 2017 Top Fuel champ Brittany Force, longtime veteran Doug Kalitta, who is seeking his first championship, and Steve’s father, Billy, who has come alive in the Countdown with two wins.

S. Torrence currently holds the slight advantage with a 16-point lead over Force in his 11,000-horsepower Capco Contractors dragster. He leads Kalitta by 55 points and his father by 86, knowing full well it is shaping up to be a wild weekend in Pomona to close out the 2019 season.


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Funny Car's Robert Hight Embracing Pressure To Perform At Home Track With World Title On The Line At Auto Club NHRA Finals
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 06:38 AM
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Funny Car's Robert Hight Embracing Pressure To Perform At Home Track With World Title On The Line At Auto Club NHRA Finals


POMONA, Calif. – Robert Hight has been in this situation before and it’s one that never gets old. The Funny Car standout is competing at his home track, at his sponsor’s race with the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world title on the line, and it’s a moment where Hight has often thrived. With a possible third world title in reach, Hight hopes to again come through in the clutch at the 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, Nov. 14-17 at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

He’s been a near wire-to-wire points leader in his 11,000-horsepower Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS this year, entering the final race of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship and 2019 NHRA season with a 46-point lead on Jack Beckman. Two other world title drivers – John Force and Matt Hagan – are also title threats to Hight, but this is a moment he has always reveled in throughout his championship career.


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Amalie Motor Oil Signs Multi-Year Renewal For Title Rights Of NHRA Gatornationals
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 07:46 PM
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Amalie Motor Oil Signs Multi-Year Renewal For Title Rights Of NHRA Gatornationals


GLENDORA, Calif - AMALIE Motor Oil has extended its title sponsorship of NHRA Championship Drag Racing’s traditional east coast opener in Gainesville, Fla., the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, in a multi-year extension agreement.

One of the most legendary races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit, the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is a destination race for fans and drivers alike. It also traditionally serves as the season opener for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle category.

"AMALIE Motor Oil is excited to announce the continuation of our title rights sponsorship of the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals," said Rick Barkett, "We are fortunate to have one of the premier drag racing events in the world so close to our global headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The 50th anniversary Gatornationals this season was a huge success and we look forward to being an integral part of this great event for many more years."


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2019 NHRA: Jegs NHRA Sportsnationals Moves To July At National Trail Raceway
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 06:21 PM
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2019 NHRA: Jegs NHRA Sportsnationals Moves To July At National Trail Raceway


GLENDORA, Calif. (October 30, 2019) - One of the most widely known and prestigious weekends on the Sportsman racing calendar, the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, will be back at National Trail Raceway on July 18-19, 2020.

After a three-year hiatus from National Trail Raceway, the race made a return to the track, located just outside of Columbus, Ohio, in 2019 following owner and management changes. The race was previously held at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. during the hiatus.

"We couldn’t be more excited to have the JEGS SPORTSnationals return to National Trail Raceway," said Jay Livingston, owner of National Trail Raceway.


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2019 NHRA: Funny Cars Jack Beckman Focused On Strong Finish Heading To Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 03:49 AM
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2019 NHRA: Funny Cars Jack Beckman Focused On Strong Finish Heading To Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil


LAS VEGAS – The plan for Jack Beckman is to have a chance to race for a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship at the final race of the season. But for that to happen, the former Funny Car world champion knows he must perform at the penultimate race of the 2019 season, the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil, which takes place Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Beckman heads to the race second in points, 70 behind leader Robert Hight going into the final two events of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. The veteran standout has had his share of big moments in this year’s playoffs, advancing to a pair of finals in his 11,000-horsepower Infinite Hero Founder Dodge SRT Hellcat, but rising to the occasion in Vegas will be imperative if Beckman has any hopes of chasing down Hight to end the year.

“Our goal is to win a championship,” Beckman said. “I think it will be a big mistake for any team to look past Vegas and look toward Pomona just because Pomona is going to offer points-and-a-half. If you stumble first round in Vegas, you’re not going to get those rounds. We can’t look past the next run right now. You can’t afford to give away any points.”


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NHRA News Archive
· NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series 2020 Season Roars To Life At Season-Opening 60th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals (Jan 11, 2020)
· 2019 NHRA Mello Yello World Champions Crowned (Nov 24, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Pro Stock Erica Enders Eyes Third World Title, Hopes To Keep Contenders At Bay Approaching Auto Club NHRA Finals (Nov 15, 2019)
· Thrilling Funny Car Title Race Features Former World Champs Competing For Another Crown At Auto Club NHRA Finals (Nov 15, 2019)
· NHRA Announces Renewal With Bahrain International Circuit (Nov 13, 2019)
· Top Fuel Championship Hopefuls Preparing For Wild Ride As World Title Set To Be Decided At Auto Club NHRA Finals (Nov 13, 2019)
· Funny Car's Robert Hight Embracing Pressure To Perform At Home Track With World Title On The Line At Auto Club NHRA Finals (Nov 09, 2019)
· Amalie Motor Oil Signs Multi-Year Renewal For Title Rights Of NHRA Gatornationals (Nov 06, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Jegs NHRA Sportsnationals Moves To July At National Trail Raceway (Oct 30, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Funny Cars Jack Beckman Focused On Strong Finish Heading To Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil (Oct 26, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series World Titles On The Line As Exciting Conclusion Nears At Auto Club NHRA Finals (Oct 25, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Pro Stock Points Leader Erica Enders Thriving At The Perfect Time Approaching AAA Texas NHRA Fallnationals (Oct 19, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Torrence Takes Fourth Straight zMAX Dragway Win In NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals (Oct 16, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Torrence Earns No 1 Seed For NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Eliminations (Oct 16, 2019)
· Fast Jack Shatters Funny Car Speed Record During Night Of Fire At NTK NHRA Nationals Qualifying (Oct 16, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Countdown Drama Roars Into NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals (Oct 09, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Promises Thrill-A-Minute Fun (Oct 05, 2019)
· NHRA Announces 2020 Top Fuel Harley Schedule (Sep 13, 2019)
· Defending Funny Car World Champ JR Todd Has A Chance To Make History At Chevrolet Performance US Nationals (Aug 29, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Top Fuel Terry Mcmillen Aims For Repeat Win At Chevrolet Performance US Nationals As Top 10 Points Battle Looms Large (Aug 28, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Coming Off 150th Career Win, Legendary Funny Car Driver John Force Ready For 65th Annual Chevrolet Performance US Nationals (Aug 22, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: NHRA Mello Yello Countdown To The Championship Kicks Off At Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil (Aug 22, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Line, B Force And Hagan Secure Top Spots At Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals (Aug 18, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Hagan, S Torrence & Line Pilot To Provisional No 1 Spots At Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals (Aug 17, 2019)
· Brainerd Atmosphere Brings Out The Best In Funny Car Star Ron Capps At Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals (Aug 15, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Pro Stock Jason Line Looks To Change Luck At Home Track (Aug 06, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Salinas, Tasca And Coughlin Seal No 1 Qualifiers At Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals (Aug 04, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Pro Stock Greg Anderson Relishing Chance To Sweep The Swing, Make History At Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals (Aug 02, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Funny Car's Shawn Langdon Coming On At The Right Time Heading To Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals (Jul 31, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Prestigious Chevrolet Performance US Nationals Set To Celebrate 65th Anniversary At Lucas Oil Raceway At Indianapolis (Jul 31, 2019)
· Top Fuel's Antron Brown Looks To Finish Western Swing On Another Strong Note At Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals (Jul 31, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Hight, Millican, Laughlin And M Smith Grab Provisional No 1 Spots At NHRA Sonoma Nationals (Jul 27, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Things Coming Together At Right Time For Pro Stocks Jeg Coughlin Jr Approaching NHRA Sonoma Nationals (Jul 25, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Two-Time Funny Car World Champ Robert Hight Looking To Track Down 50th Career Win At NHRA Sonoma Nationals (Jul 25, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Two-Time Funny Car World Champ Robert Hight Looking To Track Down 50th Career Win At NHRA Sonoma Nationals (Jul 25, 2019)
· Top Fuel Scott Palmer Looks To Continue Summer Charge At Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals (Jul 24, 2019)
· Stakes Will Be High As NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Competes At Brainerd International Raceway In Penultimate Race Of Regular Season (Jul 23, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: NTK Named Entitlement Sponsor Of NHRA NTK Carolina Nationals (Jul 22, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Pedregon, Torrence, Anderson And Hines Race To Provisional No 1 Spots At Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil (Jul 20, 2019)
· Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champ Matt Smith After Repeat In Mickey Thompson Tire Pro Bike Battle At NHRA Sonoma Nationals (Jul 19, 2019)
· Funny Car Star Matt Hagan Looks To Solve Mountain Riddle For First Time At Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil (Jul 19, 2019)
· Top Fuel's Leah Pritchett Has Plenty Of Excitement, Motivation Heading To Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil (Jul 16, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Famed Western Swing Ends With Traditional Stop At Pacific Raceways For Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals (Jul 11, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Funny Car Standout Tommy Johnson Jr Marvels At Sights, Scenes And Performances At Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil (Jul 10, 2019)
· Top Fuel Points Leader And Defending World Champ Steve Torrence Staying On A Game Approaching NHRA New England Nationals (Jul 02, 2019)
· NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Western Swing Hits Midway Point At NHRA Sonoma Nationals (Jul 02, 2019)
· Funny Car Bob Tasca Riding High Heading To Home Track At NHRA New England Nationals (Jun 25, 2019)
· NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Celebrates 40 Years At Bandimere Speedway With Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil (Jun 25, 2019)
· Pro Stock Jason Line Knows The Importance Of Racing Well At This Weekend's 13th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals (Jun 20, 2019)
· 2019 NHRA: Funny Car Fan Favorite Tim Wilkerson Aims To Reverse Fortunes Heading To 13th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals (Jun 19, 2019)


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