NHRA News and Analysis
The rain-delayed season-opener for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series saw Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) emerge winners.
The most successful female Funny Car driver in NHRA history, Courtney Force, has revealed she will end her drag racing career with immediate effect.
J.R. Todd secured his first Funny Car championship during the opening round of eliminations, Matt Smith took his third Pro Stock Motorcycle title with victory, champion Tanner Gray scored his eighth win and Steve Torrence made NHRA history.
Steve Torrence’s incredible 2018 continued in Las Vegas when he clinched the Top Fuel title with his 10th win of the season, as JR Todd, Bo Butner and Hector Arana Jr. won the other classes.
Steve Torrence took his second consecutive Top Fuel victory with a win at Gateway as Robert Hight grabbed the Funny Car honors despite an engine explosion, and Tanner Gray and Matt Smith conquered Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively.
J.R. Todd moved into the NHRA Funny Car points lead with his second straight victory of 2018 at Maple Grove Raceway, as Steve Torrence, Vincent Nobile and Hector Arana Jr. also won at the first of six playoff events in the Countdown to the Championship.
JR Todd conquered the Funny Car field in the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, as Terry McMillen, Tanner Gray, and LE Tonglet also triumphed.
Jack Beckman won the Funny Car class at Brainerd’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, while Billy Torrence picked up his first career Top Fuel victory, Deric Kramer conquered Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec ruled in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Blake Alexander scored his second career victory to conquer Top Fuel in front of a sellout crowd at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, as Robert High, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and LE Tonglet won their respective categories.
Matt Hagan won his second straight event, and his third of the season at the NHRA New England Nationals in front of a sellout crowd, as Steve Torrence took Top Fuel honors and Chris McGaha won Pro Stock.
One of the most iconic figures in NHRA history, Tom McEwen, died yesterday aged 81.
Courtney Force extended her points lead at Virginia Motorsports Park’s NHRA Nationals as Steve Torrence, Tanner Gray and LE Tonglet conquered Top Fuel, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories.
Clay Millican raced to his second straight Top Fuel victory of the season with a win in the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, as Robert Hight, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Matt Smith conquered their respective categories.
Leah Pritchett took her first victory of the season when she conquered Top Fuel at the NHRA Southern Nationals, as Courtney Force, Vincent Nobile and Eddie Krawiec triumphed in Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively.
Richie Crampton scored his first NHRA Top Fuel win for Connie Kalitta and his first victory since 2015 at Gainesville Raceway, as Jack Beckman, Tanner Gray, and Eddie Krawiec conquered Funny Car, Pro Stock and PS Motorcycle categories.